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“I Don’t Regret Supporting Cynthia Morgan, She’s Born To Win Like Tacha” – Uche Maduagwu

Nollywood actor, Uche Maduagwu, has stated that he does not regret supporting singer, Cynthia Morgan, because she is born to win like ex-Big Brother Naija star, Tacha.

He stated this in a post he shared on Instagram on Wednesday.

“I dont regret supporting #Madrina, shes born to win like Tacha. It has never been about the contract she signed in the past and this is where a lot of people are getting it wrong, its about her survival as a woman in a male-dominated #music industry…,” the caption read.

Cynthia Morgan, now Madrina, had earlier written an open letter of apology to her former record label boss, Jude Okoye and former manager, Joy Tongo, for blaming her career challenges on them.

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.”

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Davido’s “Fall” Now Certified Gold In The USA

Singer, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, has announced that his 2018 song, ‘Fall,’ has been certified gold in the United States of America.

The 27-year-old made this known on Instagram on Wednesday.

He wrote, “I predicted this couple days ago! ! Fall is now certified gold in the USA!!”

‘Fall’ which was released as the second single from Davido’s second studio album, A Good Time, was produced by Kiddominant.

It was cerified gold in Canada on May 19.

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Did Cynthia Morgan Lie Against Her Record Label? (See Contract)

Blogger, Tunde Ednut, has released pictures of the contract allegedly signed by singer, Cynthia Morgan, with Northside Entertainment which is owned by jude Okoye.

He shared the pictures on Instagram on Tuesday.

The contract between Cynthia Morgan and Jude Okoye. Read carefully and be the judge,” he captioned the post.

Cynthia Morgan, now Madrina, had on Sunday alleged 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 Tunde Ednut, saying he never stopped her from using her stage name or social media accounts.

The elder brother of singers, Peter and Paul Okoye, 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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Jude Okoye Finally Reacts To Cynthia Morgan And May D’s Allegations

CEO of Northside Entertainment, Jude Okoye, has responded to the allegations made by singer, Cynthia Morgan, now known as Madrina.

The elder brother of Peter and Paul Okoye of the defunct R&B group, P-Square, denied the allegations during an Instagram Live chat with blogger, Tunde Ednut, on Sunday.

He said, “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?”

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.

“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,” he tweeted.

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Peter Of P-square Reveals Why Cynthia Morgan’s Contract Failed, Reason He Left Group

Singer, Peter Okoye, popularly known as Mr P, has revealed that fellow singer, Cynthia Morgan, now known as Madrina, once rejected a contract he offered her.

The 38-year-old made this known on Sunday while reacting to the revelations made by Cynthia regarding her problems with Jude Okoye.

“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,” he tweeted.

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.

Another singer, Davido, had also requested that she call him so they can record a song together.

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BREAKING!!! Nigerian Music Star, Burna Boy Arrested. SEE Why (VIDEO)

Nigerian music giant, Burna Boy has reportedly been arrested by the police for “disturbing the neighbourhood.”

The music star was arrested after neigbours complained about noises coming from his house.

He is said to have been constituting nuisance in the neighbourhood, for a very long time, unlike other stars who stay within.

His father is also said to be arrested although we have not been able to confirm the report, as all effort to reach the police failed.

In a video sighted by LEAKERS.NG on Sunday afternoon, some residents in the area claim Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo also lives in the area but unlike Burna Boy, he does not make noise.

They also alleged that the African music star is yet to make a complete payment for the land he built his house on and claims he owes N100 million.

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AFRIMA Holds COVID-19 Concert May 25

The Africa Union Commission, (AUC) and the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) will, in commemoration of this year’s Africa Day, host a live virtual solidarity concert for the African Union COVID-19 Response Fund, with the theme “Health Security in the Context of COVID-19” and tagged #StrongerTogether.

The concert will be broadcast on TRACE Television, African Independent Television and social media platforms across Africa on Monday, May 25 at 4pm.

The Africa Day #StrongerTogether Solidarity Concert is aimed at inspiring action with key messages on the prevention, protection and response measures to contain coronaVirus.

The concert will leverage the power of music and the crucial role of African artistes in advocating for the curb of COVID-19 on the continent as well as galvanise solidarity for financial and in-kin contributions to the Africa COVID-19 Response Fund.

The virtual concert will be hosted by the British-Congolese comedian, actor and philanthropist, Eddie Kadi; Nigerian singer and songwriter, Chidinma and Cameroonian television host and entrepreneur, Pamela Happi (Miss P).

The trio will anchor the concert expected to leave viewers thoroughly entertained by showcasing the pan-African spread of the continent’s music talents and delivering high tempo performances by the artistes at different locations across Africa and the diaspora.

Superstar African artistes billed to perform live at the Africa Day 2020 #StrongerTogether Solidarity Concert include 2face Idiba (Nigeria); Sakordie (Ghana); Aminux (Morocco); Toofan (Togo); Busiswa (South Africa); Becca (Ghana); Betty G (Ethiopia), Salatiel (Cameroun), Hiro (DRC); Rudeboy (Nigeria); Master KG (South Africa), Nikita Kering (Kenya).

Others are Salif Keita (Mali); Nadya Shanab (Egypt); Kanvee Adams (Liberia), DJ Spinall (Nigeria); DJ Moh Green (Algeria); Awilo Longomba (DRC); Ahmed Soultan (Morocco); Pape Diouf (Senegal); Daphne (Cameroon); Lizah James (Mozambique); and Naiboi (Kenya) among others.

According to the Associate Producer of AFRIMA, Adenrele Niyi, “Africa, just like the rest of the world, has been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The emotional and physical wellbeing and livelihoods of our people are bearing the brunt of the coronavirus. However, even as a new world order emerges, the African Union and member nations are showing leadership which inspires confidence that Africa will come of this stronger than before.

“In AFRIMA, our vision as a cultural institution is ingrained in pushing the Africa development agenda for a more viable continent and it is for this reason we are collaborating with the African Union on the Africa Day Virtual Solidarity concert to support the AU’s COVID-19 Response Fund.

“We are happy that our stakeholders, the music talents of Africa, are aware of their influence and how impactful it is in trying times with many vulnerable communities suffering in our midst.

“It is now up to other sectors of African economy to also show generosity to the continent’s vulnerable by donating generously through the AU website to the COVID-19 Response Fund. And together, we shall win.”

The #StrongerTogerther Africa Day Solidarity Concert will be broadcast live on Trace TV channels on DSTV, NigezieTV, GoldmyneTV, waptv, AIT and other partners’ stations and live-streamed on AU, TRACE and AFRIMA Facebook pages and other social media handles at 4pm (WAT), 5pm (CAT) and 6pm (EAT).

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How Lagbaja Contributed To Commercial Success Of Comedy Industry — Ali Baba Reveals

Comedian, Atunyota Akpobome, popularly known as Ali Baba, has stated that the history of the success of stand up comedy can not be written without masked musician, Lagbaja.

The 54-year-old said this on Instagram on Tuesday when he shared a story about his first time opening for the musician.

”The history of the commercial success of stand up comedy can’t be written without mentioning the role this man, @officiallagbaja played in its, process, development and activating the cash. From #SeaGarden to #Motherlan’, he was very clear about how he wanted me to be part of his project.

‘Ali, I want you on stage by 12 midnight till 12:30 or thereabout. Can you handle it?’ He asked me at an auto mechanic shop on Oregun…“ he wrote.

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VIDEO: Senator Dino Melaye Lands First Lead Role In New Nollywood Film (WATCH)

Senator Dino Melaye has played his first lead role in Nollywood in a new movie titled The Bean Super Shaped Hero.

The former Kogi legislator plays a patient with a kidney condition alongside an ex-Big Brother Naija housemate, Diane Russet.

The movie produced by Terver Malu and written by Ade Faponle for Zenith Health Care Access Initiative, was shot before the coronavirus-induced lockdown.

Melaye shared the movie’s trailer on his official Instagram page.

According to the movie’s producer, every actor who featured in the project are real doctors, consultants, nurses, and front line health workers asides Melaye and Russet.

Melaye has featured in several Nollywood movies. Last November, he starred in Lemonade alongside Kunle Remi, Linda Osifo, Mofe Duncan, Real Warri Pikin among others.

He has also featured in a key role in new TV series, Equity Unbound.

Melaye officially joined the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) in March.

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DJ Cuppy’s “Original Copy” EP Is Now An Album!

Celebrity disk jockey, Florence Otedola, popularly known as DJ Cuppy, has announced that her debut EP, Original Copy, is now an album as she has added another song to it.

The 27-year-old made this known on Monday when she shared a video of her sister, fellow singer, Tolani, helping her record a song on Instagram.

She wrote, ”So #OriginalCopy is no longer an EP, but now an album as I just added another song! Since I can’t go to the studio, my sister @Tolani kindly helped me #ToCuppyThisTune.”

On April 29, Cuppy revealed that for an undisclosed reason, fellow singers, Mr Eazi and Tekno are not featured on Original Copy.

”And that’s how @alhajitekno & @mreazi didn’t enter my EP,” she tweeted.

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“Let BamBam Catch You” – Fans React As Funke Akindele Professes Love For Teddy A

Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele, has joked that she is in love with ex-Big Brother Naija housemate, Tope Adenibuyan, popularly known a Teddy A.

The 42-year-old made the joke on Sunday when she shared a picture with him on Instagram.

“Hi lof him, period. @iamteddya #jenifasdiary…,” she captioned the picture.

The actress was most likely hinting at a possible appearance by Teddy A on her television show, Jenifa’s Diary.

He also appears on a trailer for a new episode of the show she had earlier posted on Instagram.
It will be recalled that she revealed in April that rapper, Naira Marley, will also star in the comedy drama series.

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COVID-19 Effect: We Are Dying In Hunger – Nigerian DJs Cry Out

The Professional Disc Jockeys Association of Nigeria (PDJAN) has claimed that its members are the worst-hit in the entertainment industry by restrictions put in place to control the coronavirus pandemic as they are ‘dying of hunger’.

Onyenegecha Isaac, popularly known as Dj Marss, who is the media officer of the association, said this on Tuesday during an interview with newsmen.

“DJs are the young vibrant major group that is feeling a direct negative impact or effect of the lockdown process. The DJs earn their living by entertaining guests in all kinds of events and also providing PA system.

“Now, no form of gathering. Clubs, bars, pubs are shut down. The DJs are dying in hunger, seriously,“ he said.

He also added that it would be difficult to take advantage of social media due to the many challenges involved.

“The angle of engaging the clients is almost a zero idea as the online platform process will take a long while before it really picks up because many of our important or major clients are not into social media.

“We all complied and we even went as far as making our clients understand they should stay at home and watch their favourite DJs on Instagram. But how many people know about Instagram?

“You can’t have a wedding party on social media, neither can you have your house warming, child dedication on social platforms“, he said.

Dj Marss urged the government to assist the disk jockeys as they are one of the key players in the entertainment industry.

He said, “As we all know, music is life. The beauty of our job is that we make people happy and exercise more than any section of entertainment.“

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Davido Reveals He Just Produced His First Song In 8 Years For Peruzzi

Singer, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, has produced his first song in eight years for fellow singer and Davido Music World (DMW) act, Peruzzi.

The 27-year-old made his known on Twitter on Tuesday.

’’Produced my first son in 8 years for @peruzzi,’’ he tweeted.

He wrote, “Always wanted Baddest to produce me a record & he did at the right time !!! ’And on the beat is Davido’ #Gaza is coming!!“

On May 3, Davido announced that he will be releasing his third studio album, A Better Time, in July.

According to him, Nicki Minaj, Tiwa Savage and Mayorkun will be featured on it.

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Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine Donate $200,000 To No Kid Hungry Charity But Got Rejected

A foundation in the US known as No Kid Hungry Foundation has rejected Tekashi 6ix9ine’s offer to donate $200K to their foundation aimed at feeding hungry kids.

According to a statement from the foundation, it was rejecting the rapper’s donation because his activities do not align with their mission.

The spokesperson for foundation, Laura Washburn, stated; “We are grateful for Mr. Hernandez’s generous offer to donate to No Kid Hungry but we have informed his representatives that we have declined this donation.”

Washburn added; “As a child-focused campaign, it is our policy to decline funding from donors whose activities do not align with our mission and values.”

Tekashi was not pleased that his donation was rejected and he took to Instagram to complain about it.

He wrote: “@nokidhungry rather take food out the mouth of these innocent children. I never seen something so cruel.”

He added in a comment: “People wonder why black & Hispanic communities never evolve. Taking food out of hungry kids mouth is the true definition of LOW.”

The rejection comes after a woman, who claims she’s Tekashi’s baby mama, called him out after he announced he was donating $200K to feed hungry kids. The woman alleged that he’s not taking care of his daughter and has never even met her, yet he’s donating to other kids.

Instagram users are blaming the woman after Tekashi’s donation was rejected and she has been forced to lock her Instagram account as a result.

However, some defended her and suggested that the foundation probably rejected the donation because of the criminal activities that led Tekashi to jail.

Tekashi was recently released from prison and is now under house arrest, after cooperating with the Feds and putting away members of the Treyway Gang.

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“I Don’t Know Why Some Pople Are Fake” — Nollywood Actor, Mike Ezuruonye

Nollywood actor, Mike Ezuruonye, has stated it is expensive to live a fake life.

The 37-year-old said this in a video he shared on Instagram on Tuesday.

’’I don’t know why some people are fake,’’ he said in the video.

His comments come as the Federal Government has set up a committee headed by comedian, Ali Baba, to help mitigate the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the creative industry.

Mike stars in the 2018 movie Lagos Real Fake Life which he also directed.

The movie which also stars Mercy Aigbe, Annie Idibia, Nonso Diobi and IK Ogbonna, explores the realistic and fake lifestyle of some residents of Lagos.

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“Never Give Up ” — Funke Akindele Says As She Shares Video From 12 Years Ago

Nollywood talented and versatile actress, Funke Akindele has shared a throwback video from the movie she shot 12 years ago titled ‘Jenifa’.

The movie which featured top Nigerian celebrities like Daddy Freeze, Kaffy , DJ Zeez and lots more brought the mother of two into limelight.

According to the 42 year old, she shared the video of motivate people never to give up because success is guaranteed.

Funke Akindele wrote; “thereturnofjenifaNever despise the days of humble beginnings. Never give up. Keep doing your thing like no one is watching. Success will surely find you. Ignore unhealthy competition. Stay focused!!! The sky is big for every bird to fly. Thanks @tundeednut for the memories.”

Recall that the mother of two came into the limelight after starring in popular United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) tv series ‘I Need to Know’ which ran from 1998 to 2002 where she played Bisi, a curious but highly intelligent secondary school student.

Funke Akindele’s big break came in 2008 when she appeared in the movie Jenifa.

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Singer Tiwa Savage Announces New Album “Celia”

Singer, Tiwa Savage, has that she will be releasing a new album which will be called, Celia.

The 40-year-old made this known on Twitter on Thursday.

She wrote, Album time, ‘Celia’ up next.”

The ‘49-99’ singer had not revealed a release date for the album, which will be her fourth, at the time of filing this report.

On Tuesday, Tiwa confirmed that she will be collaborating with fellow singer, Davido, on his third album, A Better Time.

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Davido Reveals The Number Of Days He Used In Recording His Upcoming Album

Singer, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, has revealed that his forthcoming album, A Better Time, was recorded in two weeks.

The 27-year-old made this known on Twitter on Wednesday.

’’We recorded #ABT in 14 days,’’ he tweeted.

Davido has already announced two collaborations off the album which comes out n July.

On Wednesday, he announced one with rapper, Nicki Minaj and another one with singer, Tiwa Savage on Tuesday.

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Sinach Becomes First African To Top Billboard USA Christian Songwriters Chart

Osinachi Joseph, popularly known as Sinach, has become the first African to top the Billboard Christan songwriters chart after spending seven weeks atop the chart.

The 47-year-old shared her excitement over the feat on Twitter on Wednesday.

’’So apparently We have been No 1 on billboard USA for Christian songwriter for 7 weeks !! Look at God!! First Black person. First from Africa … So grateful to God!! Thank you @billboard#loveworld @joe_egbu…’’ she tweeted.

The chart rankings are based on both online and physical sales, radio play and online streaming.

Davido achieved a similar feat in 2019 when his 2017 song, ’Fall’, became the longest-charting Nigerian pop song in Billboard history.

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