The Nigerian entertainment industry is in mourning as Veteran singer, Olanrewaju Ganiu Fasasi aka Sound Sultan is d*ad.
According to his brother, Dr. Kayode Fasasi, in a statement, Sound Sultan passed on Sunday, July 11, 2021 at the age of 44 after a battle with Angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma.
He is survived by a wife, three children and his siblings.
Buhari Celebrates Nollywood Actor Richard Mofe-Damijo￼ At 60
President Muhammadu Buhari joins the entertainment industry in celebrating with renowned actor, writer and movie producer, Richard Mofe-Damijo, RMD, on his 6oth birthday, rejoicing with family members, friends and colleagues of the stage and screen star on the milestone occasion.
The President congratulates the veteran actor, who is also a lawyer, on his many achievements in the entertainment industry, winning national and international awards that brought glory to the local film industry, and placed the country on global limelight.
President Buhari notes the contributions of RMD to the field of community and development communications, culture, tourism and journalism, working in the public service as a former Commissioner of Culture and Tourism, preceded by serving as Special Adviser on Culture and Tourism in Delta State.
The President believes the Nigerian entertainment industry has successfully earned a reputable place in the world through hardworking and dedicated professionals, whose tenacity, creativity and resilience continue to attract and sustain viewers on the beauty and cultural diversity of the country.
President Buhari felicitates with Nollywood on the joyous event of RMD’s birthday, praying that God will continue to bless and strengthen the actor and his family.
Wizkid Changes His Stage Name To Big Wiz
Nigerian singer, Ayo Balogun, better known as Wizkid has joined changed his stage name and his social media identity.
Grassroots.ng understands that the Grammy award-winning entertainer wowed his fans on Monday as he changed his Instagram identity from Wizkid to Big Wiz.
Recall that Wizkid fans had in the past asserted that the singer removed the suffix ‘-kid’ from his name, based on his increase in age and achievements in the music industry.
Meanwhile, Nigerians on social media have slammed the CEO of Made Men Music group (MMG), Ubi Franklin, for defecting to the All Progressive Congress (APC) amidst Twitter ban in Nigeria.
The music executive, who’s an Ex-husband of popular Nollywood actress, Lilian Esoro, seemed to be unperturbed by the ongoing outcry by young Nigerians following the decision of President Muhammadu Buhari-led government to suspend the operations of the microblogging platform Twitter in Nigeria indefinitely.
Defilement: Nollywood Actor Set To Be Be Granted Bail – Police
Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju Omiyinka aka Baba Ijesha is set to be released from police custody due to the ongoing strike by members of the Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria, which has made it impossible for the courts to sit.
A senior policer in Lagos State revealed that a directive has been issued to release him within the next 24 hours as the suspect could not be detained indefinitely without trial, Punch Reported.
According to the source: “There was no case of defilement, people are just talking out of sentiment. They are not talking from the point of law. We interviewed all parties involved in the case for three hours today (Wednesday).
The mother complained that her child was at the age of seven when she was defiled and the child pointed at Baba Ijesha. But the case was not reported until she was 14 years and under the law, the case has become statute-barred.
Regarding this new case, the CCTV footage has been assessed and nowhere was it captured that Baba Ijesha defiled her. The footage only showed him touching the victim’s body but it never showed him having any sexual intercourse with the girl.
The girl also confirmed the same thing. So, in law, it is a case of indecent assault and not sexual harassment, and it is open to bail. So, can we continue to keep him when the offence is subject to bail and when there is no court sitting?
That is against his fundamental human rights and the police do not work on sentiments. Directives have been given out for his release on bail.”
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