Here are the top entertainment stories that made the rounds yesterday and others that unraveled while you slept – and are still buzzing this Thursday morning.
Between Tonto Dikeh, Azuka Ogujiuba and a new can of worms
Tonto Dikeh is back in the news and it’s all about lies, curses and new secrets.
Just when we thought we had heard the last of her domestic violence accusations and counter-accusations against her ex-husband, Olakunle Churchill, there’s fresh information pointing to a new twist in the tale.
Recall that Tonto had an exclusive interview with Media Room Hub’s Azuka Ogujiuba in the heat of the controversy. In that interview, she shared personal and graphic details of what really went down in her marriage and the abuse she suffered.
Now, the journalist to whom she told the story has revealed that Tonto lied. Ogujiuba who appeared as a guest on Linda Ikeji TV talk show, Hot Topics said, “From my investigation, I think Tonto lied a lot”.
She added that she was in Ghana to investigate some of Tonto’s claims and it turned out most of it were made up, she even claimed to have a video showing Tonto destroying her ex-husband’s home in rage.
It didn’t take long for Tonto to respond with a series of Instagram posts denying Ogujiuba story and lashing out at her.
“Azuka how dare you even say I lied! Where you there!? Where you present in any of the incidences that occurred!? “, she wrote.
– Firstly Azuka You lured me into this interview. You used someone I respect a lot to convince me to talk about the marriage incidences. I finally succumbed to it because I felt that my story would help other women who faced the same issue of domestic violence. It was never orchestrated as u say. – Secondly, One of your staff suggested that I cover the scar on my leg. I told you that i was okay with the scar showing because it came as a result of domestic violence. – Furthermore, Azuka I told you several times about my faults in the whole incidence. I never hid any of it. I told you I broke things in his house as a response to the violence I faced. So why would you try and use that against me as if I did not openly admit and repent about it. As a matter of fact I have attached the text messages between us! Try and deny! – Azuka you said yourself that Churchill offered you money to manipulate everything I said. Your assistant also admitted that Churchill offered her a large sum of money to manipulate the whole thing. You mentioned this in front of every body there! Your staff, your camera men, the make up staff, my team members and my brother. Don’t dare deny this! I have several KEY people who where present there. – Azuka you said that Churchill showed you a video of me destroying things. Azuka please release that video! Release everything that was captured on that cctv camera from the beginning of the fight to the end of it without a second or minute missing! Please do this and vindicate your artist since we know now that you manage him. – Azuka how dare you even say I lied! Where you there!? Where you present in any of the incidences that occurred!? Did you ever speak to any of my family that naturally would have taken sides with me just as his took sides with him. – When you called me for a second interview to counter his own interview what did I tell you? I said NO. That this is not a fight I want to entertain most especially because of my son. – Isn’t it funny that your boyfriend you sent to pick me from the airport is now flying around the country with Churchill! Coincidence? – You said that you went to Ghana for an event and decided to do a bit of
Tiwa Savage is on BBC’s 100 Women list
The BBC, on Wednesday, released its list of “100 inspirational and innovative women of 2017” and Nigerian singer, Tiwa Savage made it to the list.
The Mavin Records act was described thus: “singer, songwriter and philanthropist Tiwa Savage is an intergral member of the Afrobeats scene and plans to open a music school.”
The BBC wrote that, “This year, the women on the list will be part of the 100 Women Challenge, tackling some of the biggest problems facing women around the world.”
There are 40 spaces yet to be filled on the list but more women who have taken up the challenge will be added in time.
Sofia Vergara is the World’s Highest Paid TV Actress for 2017
And she holds this position for the sixth year in a row.
According to Forbes Magazine, Sofia Vergara “banked $41.5 million before taxes and fees in the 12 months to June 1”.
Modern Family‘s Vergara who is known to be very business savvy made more than half of her income from endorsements, licensing deals and speaking engagements.
The Colombian actress has deals with brands like Pepsi, Heads & Shoulders and the latest being an underwear subscription service, EBY.
Big Bang Theory‘s Kelly Cuoco ranked second with an earning almost $15 million lesser than Vergara’s.