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Saraki invites seven-year old comedienne, Emmanuella to Senate

President of the Nigerian Senate, Bukola Saraki, has invited popular Nigerian comedienne, Emmanuella Samuel, to the upper legislative chamber, describing her story as an inspiration.

Mr. Saraki made the invitation in posts on his official Twitter and Facebook accounts on Sunday, asking the seven-year to come to the Senate to discuss how to develop young talents in the Nigerian creative industry.

His invitation is sequel to an announcement Miss Samuel made that she was set to feature in a Disney Hollywood film.

Miss Samuel had written, “Thanks @disneystudios God bless everyone whose support has added to bringing us here. I never dreamed of being here so soon. I miss Success. I love you all,” on her official Instagram page.

“Congratulations Emmanuella! Make sure you make them laugh over there.

“Your story is an inspiration. Come by the Nigerian Senate sometime, let’s discuss how we can develop the potential of our young talents in the creative industry,” Mr. Saraki said.

Legendary music producer, Quincy Jones has 22 girlfriends at 84

Quincy Jones might be 84, but old age hasn’t stopped his womanizing ways.

In a GQ interview published on Monday, Jones revealed that he has romantic partners around the world — some as young as 28 — and they’re all aware of each other.

He told the magazine: ‘I got 22 girlfriends… Hell yeah. Everywhere. Cape Town. Cairo. Stockholm—she’s coming in next week. Brazil—Belo Horizonte, São Paulo, and Rio. Shanghai—got a great girl over there whew.

The famous producer has six daughters and a son through ex-wives Jeri Caldwell, Ulla Andersson, and Peggy Lipton, and former girlfriends, Carol Reynolds and Nastassja Kinski.

Jones further disclosed that he keeps things honest with his numerous partners about his womanizing ways: ‘Yeah, I don’t lie. And it’s amazing—women get it, man. Don’t you ever forget they’re 13 years smarter than we are. Don’t you ever forget it.’

The Thriller producer clearly has an appetite for women, but when asked if he’d date someone his own age, he told the magazine: ‘Hell no! You see me with an 84-year-old woman? Are you crazy?’

When pressed as to why not, he responded with: ‘Why not??? Why? For what, man? There’s nothing…there’s no upside. You gotta be kidding. I got me some technology out there that keep fat and old away from here. Buzzes if they’re too old.’

Jones continued: ‘But you’d be surprised…. These women, the young ones, are aggressive now. Oh my God, they’re fearless, man. All over the world.’

While the Off the Wall record producer prefers to date younger women, he admitted there are some age restrictions in place.

He said: ‘Well, my daughters gave me new numbers, because they kept saying, ‘Dad, you can’t go out with girls younger than us.’ I said, ‘Y’all are not young anymore….’ So the new numbers are 28 to 42. They gave them to me.’

Despite his old age, the music legend said his desire for sex has not gone away: ‘Not to me. Hell no. Never. Uh-uh.’

And while he doesn’t plan to stop being a playboy, Jones thinks his punishment for his womanizer ways was to have gorgeous daughters.

He said: ‘When you’ve been a dog all your life, God gives you beautiful daughters and you have to suffer. I love ’em so much. They’re here all the time.

Even though Jones is dealing with the punishment of having attractive daughters, he told the magazine that he wouldn’t change anything about his past.

He told GQ: ‘Je ne regrette rien de tout.

JUST IN: Hugh Masekela, South African jazz trumpeter, dies

Hugh Masekela, the legendary South African jazz musician, has died aged 78.

A statement from the trumpeter’s family said Masekela “passed peacefully” in Johannesburg, where he lived and worked for much of his life.

“A loving father, brother, grandfather and friend, our hearts beat with a profound loss. Hugh’s global and activist contribution to and participation in the areas of music, theatre and the arts in general is contained in the minds and memories of millions across six continents,” the statement read.

Masekela had been suffering from prostate cancer for almost a decade. He last performed in 2010 in Johannesburg when he gave two concerts that were seen as an “epitaph” to his long career.

South African social media was immediately flooded with tributes to “brother Hugh”, whose career and work was closely intertwined with the troubled politics of his homeland.

Masekela was born in Witbank, a mining town in eastern South Africa, and was given his first trumpet by the anti-apartheid activist archbishop Trevor Huddleston, who formed a pioneering jazz band in Soweto in the 1950s that became a launchpad for many of South Africa’s most famous jazz musicians.

Masekela went on to study in the UK and the US, where he had significant success.

As well as close friendships with jazz legends such as Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Charles Mingus, Masekela also performed alongside stars Janis Joplin, Otis Redding and Jimi Hendrix in the 1960s. He was married to singer and activist Miriam Makeba, known as “Mama Africa”, from 1964 to 1966.

In 1976, the man who became known as the father of South African jazz composed Soweto Blues in response to the uprising in the vast township. He toured with Paul Simon in the 1980s while continuing his political engagement, writing Bring Him Back Home (Nelson Mandela) in 1987. The song became an anthem of the anti-apartheid struggle.

Towards the end of a career that spanned five decades he performed at the opening ceremony of the 2010 World Cup in Johannesburg.

The South African president, Jacob Zuma, said the nation would mourn a man who “kept the torch of freedom alive”.

“It is an immeasurable loss to the music industry and to the country at large. His contribution to the struggle for liberation will never be forgotten,” Zuma said in a statement.

The arts and culture minister, Nathi Mthethwa, described Masekela as “one of the great architects of Afro-Jazz”. “A baobab tree has fallen, the nation has lost a one of a kind musician,” Mthethwa wrote on Twitter.

Kim Kardashian, Kanye West welcome third baby via surrogate mum

Reality TV star, Kim Kardashian, and her husband, Kanye West, welcomed their third child via a surrogacy on Monday.

Kardashian, via her blog, made this known while thanking the surrogate mother, US weekly reports.

She wrote, “We are incredibly grateful to our surrogate who made our dreams come true with the greatest gift one could give and to our wonderful doctors and nurses for their special care.”

The reality star decided to use a surrogate after suffering from placenta accreta — a life-threatening condition — while she was carrying her first two children, North and Saint, age four and two respectively

Nollywwod actor, Mr Ibu loses N14m to robbers

Men of the underworld paid a visit to Nollywood actor, John Okafor, popularly known as Mr Ibu and they took away property worth N14 million.

The Nollywood stars said the robbers came to his house in the early hours of, Saturday, January 7 2018 and stole property worth N14 million from the comic actor while he was away from home.

Mr Ibu said his wife was home when the robbers invaded their premises.

“According to my wife, the operation started at about 3am and lasted till about 4:25 am this morning after which they left with all my property and cash,”

Mr Ibu is a GoTV Ambassador and is considered to be one of Nigeria’s most talented comic characters.

Majek Fashek’s manager threatens to beat up Daddy Freeze

Controversial On-Air-Personality, Daddy Freeze, might just be on the verge of receiving some punches, by one of the many people who feel offended by his comments.

Majek Fashek’s manager, Uzoma Omenka, has warned radio personality, Daddy Freeze, to keep the legendary musician out of his mouth, or prepare to bare the consequences.

Daddy Freeze in his continuous attack on pastors and many churches in Nigeria, might have just stepped into the wrong battlefield.

The very vocal OAP took to his Instagram page, where he said that it was wrong for a secular musician to perform at a church, after Majek Fashek performed at the Christmas concert of Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo’s COZA church in Abuja.

“I am still searching for the sense in this. I am a huge Majek fan, but do I want to see him perform in a church? How did we get here? Maybe I’m wrong, but I thought Christian altars are supposed to be sacrosanct…Can a secular musician like Majek perform in a mosque? Have you ever seen an artiste like Majek perform in a Buddhist or Hindu temple?” Freeze wrote on Instagram.

In his response, Uzoma made a video message with Majek Fashek by his side blasting Daddy Freeze for his utterance, and warning him never to mention Majek’s name else he’ll be beaten up.

According to him, “There’s nothing wrong with a world class legend Majek Fashek who’s music sends the right message to be invited to perform in any church. To Daddy Freeze you need to do your research properly before wagging your mouth and speaking like a Kid. And as Majek has said you need to repent. @biodunfatoyinbo thank you once more for impacting positively into the life’s of young Nigerian and making them believe in themselves”.

Dele Momodu, Davido settle two-year quarrel

Rave -making Nigerian musician, David Adeleke, a.k.a Davido and Ovation Magazine Publisher, Dele Momodu, has finally reconcile after two years of `beef’ over ‘Baby Mama drama.’

They settled their differences at the 10th edition of the annual Ovation Red Carol in Lagos on Sunday.

Davido apologised to Momodu after performing on stage, which led to a hug by the media mogul and host of the event. Momodu later shared their photos on his Instagram page and praised Davido for his maturity.

He wrote: “True reconciliation, great joy… God bless DAVIDO… God bless DR ADEDEJI ADELEKE for his uncommon maturity. “God bless the MOMODU family for that simple heart… We are a family.”

Both parties started a beef sometime in December 2015, following the baby abduction saga between Davido and Sophia Momodu, Dele’s niece and Davido’s baby mama.

The matter spiralled into war of words on social media between the duo, after an alleged attempt by Davido to ‘snatch’ the baby from Sophia and travel abroad.

Momodu, however, reportedly stopped the ‘skelewu’ crooner from taking the then seven-month-old girl out of the country without her mother.

Although, Davido apologised to the Momodus in the heat of the quarrel, the Ovation boss did not sheath the sword, he remained adamant.

Robbery: Burna Boy surrenders to police, appears in court Monday

Nigerian dancehall star, Damini Ogulu popularly known as ‘Burna Boy’ on Friday submitted himself to the Lagos State Police Command to state his side of the story over allegations of his involvement in a robbery attack on a fellow artiste, Mr. 2kay.

He was subsequently arrested, interrogated and detained and is expected to be charged to court on Monday alongside four of members of the gang earlier arrested.

Commissioner of Police, Mr. Imohimi Edgal, after the interrogation, said the State Police Command has zero tolerance for all forms of crime and would not hesitate to prosecute anyone found culpable in any criminal offence perpetrated in the State.  

“There would be no sacred cows. This Command is poised to ensure that every resident can feel safe wherever they are and carry out their businesses without fear or favour. Anyone therefore found to be involved in this case would be made to face the law to clear his or her name or face prosecution,” Imohimi said.

The pop musician, who was declared wanted by the Lagos Police Command in connection with the robbery attack on another popular musician, Mr. 2kay at Eko Hotel and Suites early last month, reported to the Command headquarters in Ikeja at about 5pm.

Tunmise Omotore, gang leader of the suspected robbers, had confessed on how they disguised as room service to rob Mr. 2kay at Eko Hotel and Suites on the instruction of Burba Boy’s Road Manager, Joel Kantiock.  

Fuji star, Wasiu Ayinde mourns daughter

Popular fuji musician, Alhaji Wasiu Ayinde, has paid tribute to his daughter, Wasilat Olaronke Ashabi Ayinde, who passed on in Canada on Tuesday.

Wasilat was said to have died after an undisclosed illness.

Many people have since been expressing condolences to the musician otherwise called K1 de Ultimate over the incident.

Ayinde, however, broke his silence on Thursday in a tribute he wrote to the daughter, describing her as a gift from God.

The musician wrote, “My Olaronke Ashabi: 17th, July, 1983 to 12th, December 2017.These are two dates in history that shall never be forgotten ever in my life. The first, a date you came to this world, and the latter, the day you departed. I give glory and thanks to God Almighty who gave you to me for a purpose. I have seen that several times, that I am privileged to have been your father and also for you to the kind of a child that also doubled as my friend.

“About your sickness, all our efforts, through medical means available to us to make you better failed us, neither was your prayer and that of mine and everybody that loves you heeded by God. Rather, it is a direct word from God Almighty that Allah Subhanalahi Watahala, that He wants you around Him in His paradise and I totally submit to that and never question God for doing that. You embraced God and his commandments.

“Your knowledge of the Holy Quran is enough testimony to the fact that you truly served your God whom you knew too well inside and outside. If you are able to look back right now this minute , you will see how people across the world are all trying to comfort me and soften my heart with many beautiful words and verses from both The Quran and The Bible, the books that guide us to our Creator, then you will agree with me your death is well celebrated as one already in Aljanata.”

The fuji star also expressed appreciation to people who have commiserated with him.

Shashi Kapoor, Bollywood legend, dies at 79

 

Veteran Bollywood actor and producer Shashi Kapoor has died aged 79.

Kapoor, who acted in huge hits like Deewar and Kabhie Kabhie, had been ill for some time and was in hospital.

He was a member of the Kapoor dynasty, which has dominated the Hindi film industry for decades.

He won several national film awards and was awarded the Padma Bhushan civilian honour by the Indian government in 2011. He also acted in a number of British and American films.

Kapoor died at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in the western city of Mumbai.

“Yes he has passed away. He had kidney problem since several years. He was on dialysis for several years,” his nephew, actor Randhir Kapoor, told Press Trust of India. The funeral will be held on Tuesday morning, he said.

The actor was married to late English actress Jennifer Kendal, with whom he set up Mumbai’s iconic Prithvi Theatre in 1978. His sister-in-law is British actress Felicity Kendal.

Kapoor began his career as a child actor and appeared in more than 150 films, including a dozen in English. He became known internationally for his roles in Merchant Ivory productions like “Shakespeare-wallah” and “Heat and Dust”.

In 2015, he was given the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke Award, the highest honour in Indian cinema.

Kapoor was known for his charming smile and was often described by his fans as the “handsomest star ever”. He had a huge fan following among women.

He was cast alongside superstar Amitabh Bachchan in some of the biggest Bollywood blockbusters of the 1970s and 1980s, and the two actors played brothers, best friends or rivals.

His comment in Deewar – “Mere paas maa hai” (But I have mother’s support) – during a tense confrontation with screen-sibling Bachchan tops the list of best Bollywood lines for millions of fans around the globe.

Over the years, it has found its way on to merchandise like shoulder bags, coffee mugs and cushion covers.

 

BBC