19 January 2014

Nigeria - Entertainment Round-Up for the Week

Photo: The Star
Dencia takes a swipe at Lupita.

A popular comedienne, Princess, whose 7 months marriage to Adesola ended in December 2013, has accused Nigerian media, including bloggers, of writing false stories about her marriage eventually causing its collapse.

In an interview with soft sell journal, Encomium, Princess said; "the press, the so called bloggers many of whom are not credible kept on writing things that weren't happening at all." She added that "now that the marriage has crashed, I hope they are happy."

Princess who got married May 8, 2013, joins other Nigerian celebrities including Funke Akindele who have had failed marriages.

Kenya's Lupita Nyong'o wins 'Best Supporting Actress' at Critics Choice Awards

Oscar Awards nominee actress, Lupita Nyong'o, on January 16, 2014, took home 'Best Supporting Actress' at the Critics Choice Awards for her role in the critically acclaimed movie, '12 years a Slave'.

The Kenyan actress and film director, who made her Hollywood debut in the same '12 years a Slave' movie, has so far bagged multiple awards nominations including Golden globe, Screen Actor Guild, BAFTA, Academy Awards and Oscar Awards for 'Best Supporting Actress' in the movie.

Nyong'o was also spotted with talk show queen, Opera Winfrey

O.C. Ukeje joins cast for web series 'Gidi Up' season 2

Multiple award winning Nollywood actor, O.C Ukeje, has joined the cast for web series, Gidi Up. He will join the filming for Season 2 of the series.

The 2013 NMA actor of the year will star as Obi, an On Air Personality, in the series. Rapper Ikechukwu will also star in the series, which will hit the web February 20 on Ndani TV.

Is singer Dencia also bleaching?

Is singer Dencia not bleaching? This picture of the singer proves she is. Dencia who recently launched her beauty cream and spot removal cream, Whitenicious, says God is not a lover of dark spots while replying a fan who thinks people shouldn't bleach.

"@ADA_DGAF: @iamDencia I don't see how ppl can support your skin line??? People should love what GOD gave them". Dencia responded saying: "God didn't give Darksports".

Changes at PMAN; introduces new logo and membership card

The performing Musician Association of Nigeria, PMAN, has revealed a new official logo and a Hi-tech membership card for its members as part of the association's re-branding and re-structuring plans.

PMAN has been dogged with instability, disunity, and fractional sentiments for years and is currently under an interim national body led by Kevin Lucciano Gabriel

Toke Makinwa finally weds her lover of 10 years, Maye Ayida

Radio presenter, Toke Makinwa, who is ever present at entertainment events in Lagos secretly got married to her lover of 10 years, Maje Ayida.

The lovers got married January 15 in Lagos with only a few friends and family in attendance after several break-ups and reconciliation.

Mrs. Toke Makinwa-Ayida took to twitter to confirm and thanks those who wished her well in her marriage via her handle, @tokstarr

Picture of the week: Office of the wife of the Chief security Officer to the President?

The authenticity of this picture is yet to be verified, but the picture went viral on social media.

A complimentary card purportedly belonging to a Dr (Mrs) Merit Gordon Obua, wife of the CSO to President Goodluck Jonathan, if true, confirms the desperate quest for power and relevance among some Nigerians.

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