Did you completely miss out on entertainment stories this past weekend? Catch up on the biggest of them and other ones that unraveled while you slept – and are still buzzing today.
Big Brother Naija: Kemen gets disqualified while Uriel gets evicted
Sunday night was a show at the Big Brother Naija house as a series of unprecedented events happened all in a flash causing shock for the housemates and a lot of talk for viewers.
Housemate Kemen was removed from the show for violating house rules with the most disgraceful act. Kemen was caught on camera fiddling with female housemate, TBoss’ privates while she laid fast asleep next to him.
Organisers of the show got to action after the clips of the recording went viral on social media and viewers demanded that due punishment was meted out to the Kemen.
After a number of Diary Room sessions with Kemen and Tboss who was torn apart when she found out what went down at night, Kemen’s disqualification was announced before all the housemates.
Moments later at the live eviction show, housemate Uriel was evicted after she raked in the lowest number of votes after Kemen who was already disqualified.
’76 wins Best Movie at AMVCA 2017 while Rita Dominic grabs the Best Actress award
The African Magic Viewers Choice Awards held Saturday night with loads of surprises for nominees and viewers alike.
Hosted by the duo of South Africa’s Minnie Dlamini and Nigerian talk show host, IK Osakioduwa, the AMVCAs was a night to reward acting talent and specially recognise the exceptional ones.
Chika Okpala aka Chief Zebrudaya whose role in 80s TV comedy drama, Masquerade has undeniably influenced recent comic acts was handed this year’s Industry Merit Award.
New actress, Somkele Idhalama won the Trailblazer Award alongside a SUV.
The biggest award of the night, Best Movie went to Izu Ojukwu’s historical flick, ’76 while lead actress in the movie, Rita Dominic got the Best Actress in a Drama award. ’76 went on to win in four more categories while AY’s A Trip To Jamaica was snubbed.
See full list of winners.
Adele confirms her marriage to Simon Konecki
For so long, all we’ve done was speculate: “Are Adele and her baby daddy married?”
At her Grammy acceptance speech, she referred to Simon Konecki as her husband but apparently, not many were convinced.
Now the Grammy Album of the Year award winner has spelt it out plainly. She and Simon are married and it must have been a private ceremony.
Adele made this known just as she was about to perform her hit single ‘Someone Like You‘ at a concert in Brisbane, Australia over the weekend.
She said, “I was trying to remember how it was I felt at the beginning of the relationship that inspired that record, because as bad as a break up can be, as bitter and horrible and messy as it can be, that feeling when you first fall for someone is the best feeling on earth and I am addicted to that feeling. Obviously I can’t go through with those feelings because I’m married now. I’ve found my next person.”
The couple have been together for five years and have a four-year-old son, Angelo.
Chimamanda Adichie elected into the American Academy of Arts and Letters
Celebrated Nigerian author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has been elected into the American Academy of Arts and Letters as a foreign honorary member.
She is the second Nigerian to be inducted into the Academy after Wole Soyinka in 1986.
Chimamanda is one of the three foreign honorary members who will be inducted at this year’s ceremony in May.