Here are the top entertainment stories from yesterday and others that unraveled while you slept – and are still buzzing today.
Kemi Afolabi and her crew attacked on movie location
Nollywood Yoruba actress, Kemi Afolabi and her movie crew were attacked by thugs while filming a new movie in the Ikorodu area of Lagos.
The actress was reportedly punched in the belly till she bled while valuable filming equipment were damaged in the incident.
A video of actress, Kemi Afolabi in a physical altercation with one of the area thugs has been shared across social media platforms with calls for protection for filmmakers in recurring situations like this.
This crazy area boys won't kill us the actors one day…this is happening right now on our movie set @ikorodu.please this has to stop help us oooo.#saynotoactorsabuse. They injured me the director @kemiafolabi ,the producer,camera man and some of the crew…please we need Nigerians to stand up for us. @instablog9ja @nollyzone @letstalknollywood @seunolaiyaofficial @seunoloketuyi @nollywood_yoruba @nollywoodfaces @omo_baba_oba @okikiafo @goldmynetv @femiadebayosalami @opetodolapo all my crew as been wounded now including my self plz help us on this
Recall that actress, Omoni Oboli recently shared videos of a similar circumstance of thug attacks while she and crew filmed her newest movie, Okafors Law.
Georgina Onuoha weighs in on Apostle Suleman’s sex scandal
Nollywood actress, Georgina Onuoha has taken a stand on the messy scandal involving controversial Nigerian cleric, Apostle Suleman and his alleged Canadian lover, Stephanie Otobo.
Onuoha shared a lengthy writeup via her Instagram account where she explains that no man is without sin and it is wrong to now throw stones at Apostle Suleman who she reveals is a backbone for most Nollywood actors.
She also acknowledged that the Apostle was the one who saved actor, Leo Mezie’s life with a donation worth N8 million at the time he was bedridden with a failed kidney.
See her statement:
Before you come embarrass yourself on my write up, think twice!! And give me evidence showing that you are without sin and confess yours publicly first on my page. So be warned!! It is time for Nigerian media and blogs to have some decorum. I am still waiting for Nigerian bloggers to carry this story but I'm yet to see. Only God who lives in secret place, sees things done secretly. Leo Mezie was almost dead from failed kidney, Apostle Johnson saved his life by giving him 8 million naira according to leo without knowing him. Majority of our colleagues Male and Female are benefactors of this man's goodness and kindness. Go through his events and videos you will see almost all of Nollywood around him. He is known for blessing actors with cars and starting business for them. He is a friend to majority of us plus including me. Majority of Nollywood players travel to his events home and abroad, people stuck him in towns and hotels wherever he lodges to preach or pray asking for prayers and help. He has supported majority of us. Seeing all these makes my heart bleed. No man is perfect. We live in a world were it is easy to make and break people and have angry mobs clap because they feel entertained. It is sad!! Let any of you that have not sinned be the first to cast a stone at him and his ministry. Do we know what our priests, prophets, pastors, Imam, and numerous spiritual leaders do? Most of us don't even know what our significant others do right under our nose, yet we laugh , curse and feel entertained at other people's pain and difficult moments. May almighty God grant us and this nation Wisdom. My people perish for lack of wisdom. Jesus we adore was called names, because he kept the company of Mary Magdalena known as a prostitute guess what? She was the first to see him after his resurrection. Where are all the Nollywood benefactors of this preacher? Males and Females , old stars and upcoming ones? We all see your pictures with him.. You all are now radio silence? May God have mercy on us all. May God heal all involved in this. By Law, all are deemed innocent until found guilty by law not angry mobs. Copyright © 3/13/17
Actor Leo Mezie who was mentioned in Onuoha’s statement felt the need to defend Apostle Suleman so he shared this message:
I have been reading different stories from different medium on apostle Sulaiman and one Stephenie Otobo and the different comments. Some people were even saying why will apostle send money to someone he has never met. My heart bleeds because apostle Sulaiman never met me before he helped me. I have never heard of him or met him before and immediately he heard my story he verified it and contacted me. This is a man I have never seen or heard of and he sent me 8million to settle my medical bills in UK. He was also constantly checking on me and even sent members of his church in UK to always check up on me ,Pastor Ejiro and Pastor Daniella Williams to mention but a few. Immediately , I returned I went to see him to thank him. So saying why must he send money to someone he hasn't seen doesn't make sense. Note, The apostle Sulaiman I know and I've met several times doesn't travel alone he goes with a large entourage any where he goes in the word. Secondly, Apostle Sulaiman is so proud of his family and his wife in particular is a sermon in his mouth, thirdly, apostle Sulaiman maybe friendly and extremely jovial but will never ever take indecent pictures of himself or with anybody as this Stephenie Otobo is claiming. Fourthly, his generosity and act of giving will not kill him or put him in trouble not one million Stephenie otobos will stop him because it is his call to service. I Leo mezie is a benefactor of it! Finally, I will rather not curse Stephenie Otobo but I will pray for her that the good lord will show her mercy in Jesus name Amen. #nollywood, #ghana, #naijagist.com, #officiallindaikeji, # stelladimokokorkus,# chief_ejirookurame, # chioma_okoye, #francis.duru
9ice returns with new video “Living Things”
Nigerian artiste, 9ice also known as Alapomeji has returned with fresh visuals to his “Living Things” track.
Produced by Yung Jon, the track is off 9ice’s 8th studio album “ID Cabasa”.
The video was produced by Alexander the Great and was officially released on Monday.
Watch it here:
Banky W releases new video
We teased you with behind-the-scenes photos from the video shoot a while ago, now the work is done and the video has dropped.
The song titled “Blessing Me” is, according to Banky W, “just to thank God for always blessing him in all endeavors especially saving him from the fire that razed his place a few weeks back.”
He said, “In the video, you see me rising from nothing to something… starting out as a worker in a mechanic/hardware shop; while praising and thanking God, our clothes get nicer, our surroundings get better, my car gets upgraded, etc. And then at the end, you see that my entire story and my rise from nothing to something, is actually in someone else’s mind as he reads about me in the magazine.”
The video was directed by Clarence Peters. Watch here:
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