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‘Simi Is Still Pregnant’ – Close Source Debunks Reports Simi Has Given Birth In U.S.

A source has claimed that contrary to the news circulating on social media, singer, Simisola Ogunleye, popularly known as Simi, has not given birth.

This is according to information made available to Punch on Saturday.

“Simi is still pregnant but she will give birth any time from now. We are expecting the news at any moment. Her family is with her abroad.

“She was there before the release of ‘Duduke’ video. Right now, she has slowed down with some of her works but she has not given birth. Whenever Simi puts to bed, everybody would know,” the source said.

Simi and her husband, fellow singer, Adekunle Gold, only confirmed that they were expecting their first child when Simi debuted her baby bump in the video for her single, ‘Duduke.’

The video was released on April 19 which was also her 31st birthday.

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Take It Easy With Your Waist Training” – BBNaija’s CeeC’s Mother Reacts To Her New Photo

Ex-Big Brother Naija housemate, Cynthia Nwadiora, popularly known as as Cee-C, has revealed that she does not plan to tie wrappers.

The 25-year-old made this known on Thursday when she shared an imaginary conversation she had with her mother over her love for waist trainers.

She wrote, “Mom: Cynthia easy with workout and waist training, because if your stomach is too flat , you can’t tie wrapper. Me: but I wasn’t planning to tie wrapper.”

Cee-C and Ghanian actor, Mawli Gavor, were recently rumoured to be dating after Cee-C shared a picture which appeared to show them kissing on social media on March 2.

She has also been linked to singer, Tobechukwu Okoh, popularly known as Peruzzi.

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N30m Fraud: I Don’t Deal With Small Money, Bobrisky Brags After Police Arrest

Transgender celebrity, Idris Okuneye, popularly known as Bobrisky, has reacted to his arrest for allegedly a businesswoman of N30 million.

The 28-year-old shared his reaction on Snapchat on Friday.

“Chai, plenty haters, they don’t wanna see me happy. Two face fools God will help me to punish you all. You will come to me and tell me you love me but go behind my back to spoil me. This should show you guys that I don’t deal with small money,” he wrote.

Bobrisky’s Wednesday arrest was confirmed on Thursday by the spokesperson of the Lagos State police command, Frank Mba.

“Yes, Bobrisky was arrested in the early hours of today following a petition by a Nigerian woman that the crossdresser collected N30m from her for sales but did not keep to the end of the deal,” he said.

He, however, added that the Lagos-born social media influencer had been granted bail.

This is not the first time Bobrisky has been arrested by the police.

On March 8, he was arrested for allegedly defrauding a business woman who had contracted him to help market a line of eyelashes.

In August 2019, his birthday party was disrupted by the police and he was reportedly detained at the police station.

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Shina Peters Former Dancer, Tessy Yembra Is Dead

Dancer, Tessy Yembra, who performed with Juju musician, Oluwashina Peters, popularly known as Sir Shina Peters, has died aged 63.

The Delta-native who was fondly called the Tina Turner of Africa, died on Wednesday in her Lagos home following an undisclosed illness.

She has since been buried but special prayers will be held on the 8th and 14th days of her death.

The late Yembra was famous for her dance moves in the albums, Fuji Garbage by the late Sikiru Ayinde Barrister and Ijo Shina by Sir Shina Peters.

She was also a close associate of late businesswoman, Adunni Bankole.

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Actress Omotola Jalade Reacts As Husband Flies Back Viral Chinese Doctors (Photos)

Captain Mathew Ekeinde, the husband of Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, has flown a Chinese medical team out of Nigeria.

The 42-year-old actress made this known on Instagram on Thursday, though it is not clear if it is the same team invited to help tackle coronavirus in Nigeria.

“Is this the new normal? #TheCaptain went on his first Flight today in 2 months!

“Those are the Chinese ppl that flew in some time ago leaving! Not sure how to feel,” she wrote.

The 15-man medical team which included experts in infectious diseases, respiratory illness, intensive care, cardiology, neurology, general surgery, anesthesiology and a journalist, arrived in Nigeria on April 8.

They had come on the invitation of the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation.

In a statement released to newsmen on May 18, Executive Director, CCECC, Jacques Liao, disclosed that the team had completed their assignment but had been unable to leave the country because there were no commercial flights.

The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, had said during a briefing by Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 that he did not know the whereabouts of the Chinese visitors.

He added that the team, whose invitation had been opposed by the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) were not guests of the Federal Government but that of the construction company.

On April 2, Omotola revealed that she was relieved that her husband of 23 years did not have to fly anymore due to the coronavirus travel ban.

“Happy new month Osexynationals. So much has been going on with me…From anxiety of my husband flying and having to disinfect /sanitize the house daily … Thank God, no more flights…,” she wrote.

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OAP Toolz And Hubby Tunde Demuren Celebrate 4th Wedding Anniversary (Photos)

Media personality, Toolz Oniru and her husband, Captain Tunde Demuren, are on Thursday celebrating their fourth wedding anniversary.

The couple marked the special day with separate posts on Instagram.

Toolz, 37, captioned her post, “You are the only one I want to annoy for the rest of my life… Happy anniversary Daddy Chairman.”

Tunde, also 37, used some of the lyrics from the 2008 song, 4 Years, by Styl Plus, in his post.

“ 4 Years don waka/ we still dey carry go/nobody go solo. Love you T,” he wrote.

The couple got married on May 28, 2016 in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.

Celebrity guests at the lavish affair included Banky W, Adesua Joan wife, Adesua Etomi, Paul Okoye and Mai Atafo.

Their son, Asher Demuren, was born in December 2019.

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Bobrisky Arrested Over Alleged Fraud Estimated At N30m

Transgender celebrity, Idris Okuneye, popularly known as Bobrisky, has been arrested over an alleged N30 million fraud.

This was confirmed on Thursday by the spokesperson of the Lagos State police command, Frank Mba.

“Yes, Bobrisky was arrested in the early hours of today following a petition by a Nigerian woman that the cross dresser collected N30m from her for sales but did not keep to the end of the deal,” he said.

He, however, confirmed that the 28-year-old social media influencer had been granted bail.

“Bobrisky was granted bail but the case is still an active one. It is a case under investigation,” he confirmed.

This is not the first time Bobrisky has been arrested by the police

On March 8, he was arrested for allegedly defrauding a business woman who had contracted him to help market a line of eyelashes.

In August 2019, his birthday party was disrupted by the police and he was reportedly detained at the police station.

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BamBam And Teddy A Debunk Domestic Violence Rumours Again

Ex-Big Brother Naija housemate, Teddy A, and his wife, fellow ex-housemate, BamBam, have debunked rumours of domestic violence after BamBam shared a photograph which appeared to show her with a black eye.

The couple shot down the rumours in a video they shared on Instastories on Thursday.

“Baby they say I have a black eye,” she said.

And he told her to simply ignore the rumours

BamBam, had earlier shared the photograph in question on Instagram.

Some fans then claimed that the sunglasses she had on, was used to conceal a black eye.

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Jamil Balogun, Imade Adeleke Dress Up As World Renowned Painters For Children’s Day

Singer, Tiwa Savage, has shared a picture of her son, Jamil Balogun and Imade Adeleke, daughter of fellow singer, Davido, dressed as artists, René Magritte and Frida Kahlo, respectively.

The 40-year-old shared the pictures on Instagram on Wednesday to celebrate Children’s Day 2020.

“Happy children’s day from Jam Jam and Imade. Jamil aka Rene Magritte 1964. Imade aka Frida Kahlo 1941,” she captioned the picture which shows Jamil wearing and Imade sporting Frida’s iconic unibrow.

On March 18, the ’49-99′ singer shared a video in which she tries the popular #FruitSnackChallenge on the youngsters.

“Jam Jam and Imade #FruitSnackChallenge. These two are so adorable,” she wrote.

The four-year-old Jamil is Tiwa’s only child with her former husband and manager, Tunji Balogun, popularly known as Teebliz.

While Imade, who is five, is Davido’s first child with his former partner, Sophia Momodu.

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Cynthia Morgan Sends Open Letter To Jude Okoye, & Her Ex-Manager, Joy Tongo

Singer, Cynthia Morgan, now Madrina, has apologised to her former record label boss, Jude Okoye and her former manager, Joy Otongo, for blaming her career struggles on them.

The 28-year-old did so in a statement she shared on Instagram on Wednesday.

She wrote, “I Cynthia Morgan, would like to use this platform to appreciate all the love, well wishes and support from everyone… My heartfelt appreciation once again goes to Jude and Joy. It is the pain speaking, not Cynthia. Thanks for giving me the platform to grow the Cynthia Morgan brand.”

Cynthia had on Sunday alleged that Jude, who owns her former record label, Northside Entertainment, had prevented her from using her stage name and social media accounts, an allegation which he denied.

A copy of the contract said to be the one which the ‘German Juice’ singer signed with the label in 2013, was shared by blogger, Tunde Ednut, on social media on Monday.

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“I’m Still The Most Handsome Actor Alive, NO Arguments” – Chiwetalu Agu Shares Photo

Nollywood actor, Chiwetalu Agu, has boasted that he is still the most handsome actor alive.

The 64-year-old made the claim on Wednesday when he shared a picture of himself on Instagram.

“Still the most handsome actor alive. No arguments,” he captioned the post.

In February, the Enugu-born actor who is famous for his funny catchphrases in movies, was forced to deny rumours that he was dead.

“My good friend and big brother Chiwetalu Agu said I should tell you to disregard the wicked rumour that has gone viral about his demise…,” read a statement shared on Facebook by movie producer Mike Nliam.

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Sterling Bank Offers To Work With Cynthia Morgan

Sterling Bank Nigeria PLC, has offered singer, Cynthia Morgan, now called Madrina, a chance to work on its One Bank campaign.

The bank extended the offer to the 28-year-old on Sunday.

“Hey Cynthia Morgan, we have followed your story and believe there is a bright future ahead of you. We would like to work with you on our One Bank campaign. Please get in touch by DM,” it tweeted.

This is not the first offer the ‘German Juice’ singer has received after going public with her allegations against former Northside Inc. boss, Jude Okoye.

Fellow singer, Davido, on Sunday offered to record a song with her, an offer which she accepted.

Cynthia had earlier revealed that she had lost access to her social media accounts and the use of her former stage name at the expiration of her contract with the label.

Jude, however, defended himself in an Instagram Live interview with blogger, Tunde Ednut, saying he never stopped her from using her stage name or social media accounts.

He also alleged that she in fact owes him about N40 million, which includes the cost of a car and a plot of land, among other things.

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Tacha Reacts To Cynthia Morgan’s Situation

Ex-Big Brother Naija star, Natacha Akide, popularly known as Tacha, has expressed her support for singer, Cynthia Morgan, after she revealed her challenges with her former record label, Northside Entertainment.

The 24-year-old expressed confidence in Cynthia’s ability to make a comeback on on Sunday.

She tweeted, “Cynthia Morgan I believe in you (seriously who doesn’t love you?), and I promise to give my support by promoting your music or new project!! when you’re back to f* s* up!!”

She added, “My heart bleeds for you in this trying times, but one I’m sure of “you will bounce back and do greater than you did in the past.”

Cynthia had earlier revealed that she had lost access to her social media accounts and the use of her former stage name at the expiration of her contract with her former label, Northside Entertainment, owned by Jude Okoye.

Jude’s brother, Peter, had earlier confirmed Cynthia’s allegation and revealed that he had offered her a contract which she rejected.

He tweeted, “My dear C Morgan, The decision I made 3yrs ago was never about the firm, money, or power! It was for my freedom! Sad you rejected the contract I gave u. Just because they made you see me like the bad egg. I pray you understand that God has a purpose for everything. Never give up.”

Jude, however, denied the allegations during an Instagram Live chat with blogger, Tunde Ednut.

“I spent almost N40 million on you. Have I ever gone to court to gain an injunction against you?. Abeg when you tell people what I did to you. Did you tell them I gave you a Range Rover, Did you tell them I gave you a house? Did you tell people how many shows you don do behind my back?,” he said during the interview held on Sunday.

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Davido Reaches Out To Cynthia Morgan, Offers To Help

Singer, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, has asked fellow singer, Cynthia Morgan, now known as Madrina, to call him after she opened up about her problems with her former record label.

The 27-year-old made the request in a post he shared across social media on Sunday.

He wrote, “Cynthia Morgan, call me.”

The ‘Risky’ singer also revealed that he wants to record a song with her.

“Tell Cynthia I got an anthem for her. I’ll record my verse now, “he added.

Cynthia had earlier revealed that she had lost access to her social media accounts and the use of her former stage name at the expiration of her contract with her former label, Northside Entertainment, which is owned by ‘Jude Engees’ Okoye.

A GoFundMe campaign was started by her fans to help her return to the industry.

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“I Slept On TV Carton In Boys Quarters While Living With P’square” – May D

Singer, Akinmayokun Awodumila, popularly known as May D, has revealed that he stayed in a boys’ quarters apartment belonging to brothers, Peter and Paul Okoye of the defunct R&B group, P-Square, while he was signed to their record label, Square Records.

The ‘Gat Me High’ singer revealed this on Sunday while reacting to revelations by former label mate, Cynthia Morgan, who alleged that she had been forced to stop using her stage name and lost access to her social media accounts after the expiration of her contract with the label.

“When I speak , people think I’m ungrateful, but the truth will always come out one way or the other last last cuz I’m a covenant child!,” he tweeted.

Another user with username @okikiolaoluwaa, then implied that he had in fact, fallen out with the label because he was greedy.

She wrote, “Alaye they said your own na greed.”

The Jos-born singer then replied in a series of tweets, that contrary to her opinion, he had actually never billed P-Square for his work

He wrote, “How can you say greed when I never billed them for anything I have ever done for them in my life! From writing credit and vocal credit on the invasion album … ask them if I was ever greedy! Just let them say it!”

May D also explained that he was made to live in the brothers’ boys’ quarters where he shared a room with their driver and cook.

“For your information I was staying in their boys squatters with their driver and their cook just one room all of us shared a toilet and I had big songs and also the other side of their twin duplex was empty! Now! I slept on brand new television carton used my shirt as cover cloth,” he tweeted.

May D released several songs under Square Records Such as ‘Farabale,’ ‘Eyes on Me’ and ‘Chop my Money’ before parting ways with the label in 2012.

In September 2012. he announced that he had formed his own label, Confam Entertainment.

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Regina Askia, Husband, Ruby Celebrates 19-Years-Wedding Anniversary

Family Nurse, Regina Askia and her husband, Rudolph Williams, are on Sunday celebrating their 19th wedding anniversary.

The 53-year-old former actress and beauty queen marked the special day with a post on Instagram.

“So much blowback from an honest conversation! Thank you for your kind words and prayers we are good…19 years and counting…It’s all good,” she captioned the post.

The New York-based couple have two children, Teesa and Rudolph Junior.

Regina also has a daughter, Stephanie Hornecker, from a previous relationship.

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Nollywood Stars Celebrate Veteran Actress, Ngozi Ezeonu As She Clocks 55

Nollywood actress, Ngozi Ezeonu, turned 55 on Saturday and to and some of her colleagues took to Instagram to send their best wishes to her.

So in no particular order, here are 55 Nollywood stars who celebrated the Glamour Girls actress on her special day.

Ngozi Ezeonu was born on May 23, 1965 in Owerri, the Imo State capital.

Before becoming an actress, she attended the Nigerian Institute of Journalism after which she worked at Radio Lagos and Eko FM.

She received a Best Supporting Actress nomination at the 2012 Africa Movie Academy Awards for her role in the movie, Adesuwa.

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VIDEO: I Had A Breakdown – Cynthia Morgan Explains Absence From Music

Singer, Cynthia Morgan, has explained her long absence from the music industry.

The 28-year-old opened up this in an Instagram Live chat with former beauty queen, Sandra Ogbebor, on Saturday.

She blamed her absence on problems with her former record label, Northside entertainment, and some personal issues.

‘Its been like a roller coaster for me. I took ill, I was really sick. When I changed my name, I had a lot of family issues. I had like a breakdown. So it was really hard for me…I actually went back to the studio but I wasn’t done, I still had to come back…I didn’t fight him because I didn’t think it was necessary…I had dirt on him but I didn’t think it was necessary” she said.

In June 2018, Cynthia announced that she had changed her stage name to Mandarina.

She released the song,‘Billion Dollar Woman’ under her new stage name.

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Nollywood Actress Omotola Announces Return To Music

Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, has announced that she has returned to her first love, music, at the age of 42.

The Ije:The Journey star made this known on Instagram on Saturday.

“Yasss! I’m back! I feel so alive… My music is now on all streaming platforms… I’m 42, restarting my first love…,” she wrote.

This is not Omotola’s first foray into music.

She released her first album,’Gba’, in 2005, followed by an unreleased second album which was to feature artistes such as Harrysong and Uche.

In 2012, the actress, who on Sunday celebrated the silver jubilee of her acting career, announced that she was working on her third studio album.

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BBNaija’s Mike, Wife Celebrate 1st Year Wedding Anniversary

Ex-Big Brother Naija housemate, Mike Edwards, and his wife, Perrie, are on Saturday celebrating their first wedding anniversary.

The 29-year-old celebrated with a post on Instagram.

He captioned it, “‘When two souls connect you can’t fake it’#weddinganniversary.”

Former athlete, Perrie, also shared a post to mark the special day.

“One year anniversary …This time last year we tied the knot and I became Mrs Edwards…,” she wrote.

Perrie is pregnant with the couple’s first child.

On Sunday, they revealed that they are having a baby boy.

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