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Tekno’s dancers: Ubi Franklin, Peter Okoye, others react to NCAC’s threat

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Some celebrities have reacted to a threat by the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) to sanction Tekno for using some scantily clad video vixens in a moving truck in Lagos State.

His colleagues and friends in the entertainment industry took to their social media handles to express their two cents over the controversial music video titled “Agege.”

Earlier, NCAC’s Director-General, Mr Olusegun Runsewe, had warned that Tekno would be used as a scapegoat to teach “others” a lesson.

“No single person is bigger than Nigeria.

“We are going to use him as a scapegoat to send a strong signal that this government does not tolerate nonsense and immorality, but discipline, which is our moral principle,” Runsewe said in part.

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Scenes from the music shoot

Scenes from the music shoot

These threats have however generated mixed reactions has some music lovers opined that the government was just over flogging the issue.

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Some argued that it was the entertainment industry and as such, Tekno could use semi-naked video vixens if he so wished.

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@ubifranklintriplemg said: You see this country Nigeria? Smh 🤦‍♂️ I don tire. How can expressing your craft through a music video be a Threat to National Security?.
A 28-year-old with no Gun? Very few making Nigeria/Nigerians proud?

@brodashaggi said: The moment you realize that this Government is crazy. the better for you. A police man once assaulted me and Said “ You be celebrity abi, We go kill you and Government no go do anything” and tbh it is true. I have had the opportunity to go outta this country and I’ve seen reasons why NIGERIANS in diaspora will never wanna come back, there is nothing like “there’s no place like home” cos THERE IS NO HOME anywhere.😒

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@klintoncod said: Biggest problem is, celebrities will come online to criticise, insult, talk a whole load of stuff about the treatments we get but what physical interventions are we rendering? Non! the people maltreating us aint even online to read our complaints, somebody calls for revolution or protest, everyone will form celeb with blue badge and insult he who calls for it that they have other motives but the moment we receive one bad one from government, keyboard warriors will surface as usual, finally sha, na we dey do awasefs.

@nedu_wazobiafm: “There was a country”…..
If you think we have one, sorry. A DIY( do it yourself) country where you practically have to provide everything for yourself..
1. We provide power ourselves
2. We provide security ourselves
3. Water
4. Health care
5. Transport system
6. Education
Etc… The list goes on.

 

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Alleged rape: Lady who accused D’banj reveals herself, shares Whatsapp screenshots as proof

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Recall that earlier today Dbanj was accused by a talent manager for defiling his friend in a hotel.

The Nigerian lady, Seyi, who accused Dbanj of rape via her friend’s Instagram account, has now revealed herself and shared the story on Twitter.

Seyi also shared a Whatsapp conversation from 2019 talking about the incident with a friend.

According to her, she so livid and mad seeing a rapist being an advocate for rape.

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Read her story and see the Whatsapp conversation below…

“I was invited for an all-white party at Eko Atlantic(splash off)which was an all night party on the 30th of December 2018, by franklin Dbanj ex-manager at that time and I went with my friend then named Laide.

When I got to the party I met a girl at the party named Oyin,who was with a guy who happens to be Dbanj’s friend. she asked who I came with I told her the person I came with already left.

When I was leaving oyin and I exchanged number and she asked where I was lodged I told her Glee hotel in VI, and she said it was the same hotel she was lodged and I asked her if she could drop me off she said that wasn’t a problem.

On getting to the hotel, Oyin called me when I got to my room. and told me dbanj saw me at the party and he wanted to be with me for the night and I was offered a sum of money but i bluntly refused because I wasn’t interested.

So I slept off within 5/6am and pls note (I’m a naked sleeper) and woke up and found Dbanj in my room already, and I asked him what he was doing in my room he didn’t say a word and *asked if I was a baby* and started fingering me,

I went ahead to threaten him that I was going to shout he said if i shout I’ll leave the hotel naked, Dbanj raped me.

when he left and I got to see he came in with an extra key (card) and I later found out that Dbanj lodged all his staffs in the hotel..Then I called my supposed friend Oyin who I saw at the party if she planned with Dbanj she said No.

She came downstairs to meet me where I was crying. She asked us to go upstairs to meet her guy who was Dbanj’s friend. when I got there the guy was disappointed and begged me to keep quiet and promised me Dbanj will call me and apologize.

And he gave my friend 100dollars to give me to take medication.

I’m so livid and mad seeing a rapist being an advocate for rape. This is my story and I know there are lots of girls who can’t come out to say their story. Don’t be ashamed to say your story it took me 2 years to write my Rape story #wearetired.”

 

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Losing my baby was really traumatic, OAP Toolz reveals

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Losing my baby was really traumatic, OAP Toolz reveals

Popular OAP, Tolulope Oniru-Demuren better known as Toolz has opened up on how she felt when she lost her child.

The mother of one made the revelation on the latest episode of Life Lessons with Betty Irabor on Linda Ikeji TV.

She also spoke about the disbelief and agony she endured as well as her journey to recovery.

Toolz said the hospital here in Nigeria missed a few things and didn’t pick up on the problem in time, so she eventually had to travel to the UK.

Upon getting to the Uk and taking a scan it showed that her baby was too small and may not survive.

“I never once thought that the health of my child would be an issue,” Toolz said.

“I heard a voice saying ‘this isn’t going to work out but you’re going to be OK’.”

“That was horrible, the day that I did the scan and there was just like nothing. When we did the last scan, there was nothing, like, no movement, nothing.”

“Oh my gosh, it was horrible, it was absolutely horrible,” she added.

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She said she was told that she’ll be given some medications and will come back after three days to push the baby out. The medications were given to her on Thursday and she was told to come back on Sunday. However, she went into labour on Saturday.

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She recalled preparing breakfast on that fateful Saturday when she felt pain and went to the bathroom.

She said: “From there, the pain went from two to twelve. And I remember screaming… I was in so much pain and that’s when I realized that gosh, I’m in labour.

“I was in labour for about 6 or 7 hours…

“It was very very traumatic. I try not to think about it too much.

“I think one of the worst moments after that… of course, this was in the UK, they had to do like an autopsy, I had to arrange a funeral. It was horrible.

“That whole time, I was just like, ‘Yeah, God, I’m done’. I’m like ‘come and take me, I’m gone’.”

At the final scan, she said she had some sort of “spiritual awakening”.

 

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Artiste hosts maiden virtual drama festival to sensitise virtues of African culture

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Anthony Oluwabiyi, Chief Executive Officer, Theatre Centrik, on Wednesday urged Nigerians to imbibe strong African moral values that are capable of making the continent great.

Oluwabiyi made the call during an interview with the News reporters in Lagos.
He said that the promotion of African culture and theatrical performances would spur hidden talents to display their creativity.

He told reporters that he would be presenting a virtual drama festival that would educate Nigerians, as part of his efforts to enlighten citizens on the essence of embracing African cultural values.

According to him, the maiden virtual drama festival would hold on June 17 in commemoration of the 2020 edition of the Green African Arts Festival (GAAF2020).

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He said that the festival tagged: “Dance from Dusk to Dawn” would bring to the public the fantasy of stage performance and the beauty of African Theatre.

” The play will center on the theme of love; the intrigue and passion of love, the purpose and value of love, and the true essence of love.

” It intends to re-enact in us the power of love as a veritable tool for self-discovery and fulfillment in Africa Arts and Culture.

” it will expise the strong hope that love brings and the unity it creates in the family, community, nation, and the world at large.

” Theatre Centrik has the vision to nurture and utilize poetry lines along with dance and drums to entertain, educate and create awareness through stage performances on virtual screens,” he said.

Oluwabiyi said it was of paramount importance to still promote African culture even while the COVID-19 ravaged the would as a culture had a huge role to play in successfully combating the virus.

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He said that Agnes Olayemi and Kingsley Bassey would be the supporting Directors while Halimath Alabi would be the Dance Director with other renowned actors and dancers.

He noted that the festival would be like the ancient exhibition of theatrical beauty of the Greco-Roman world.

” I believe that the stage in a drama itself is like the pulpit where the true message of unity and development can be spread abroad and my works are centered on positive change through theatre.

” I urge every art lover to link up with us on Theatre Centrik Facebook page on June 17, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., it promises to be enlightening,” he said.

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