Here are the top stories from yesterday and others that unraveled while you slept – and are still buzzing on today’s Entertainment Roundup.
D’Banj speaks out against domestic violence, advises victims to LEAVE
Yesterday, news of the tragic death of a South African lady, Karabo in the hands of her lover was everywhere.
Karabo, who was earlier reported as missing, was beaten by the man and later burned beyond recognition.
D’Banj weighed in on the issue by advising women to run from violent relationships.
He took to Twitter with a few apt messages:
Mercy Aigbe finally speaks out on the crisis in her marriage
In an interview with Broadway TV, Nollywood actress Mercy Aigbe revealed new facts on her marriage to Lanre Gentry and the situation that led to her finally quitting.
She also spoke on the effects of the beating she’s received from her husband on her health. According to Aigbe, she stayed on in the marriage because of her children. She said, “I agree that I am a fool, but I believe that a wise woman builds her home. That is why I stayed that long“.
Read the full interview here.
Bow Wow says there’s a “scientific method to his madness” as he responds to private jet lie
After getting himself dragged on the muddy streets of Twitter for spreading a lie, Bow Wow has offered an explanation for everything that went down.
In an interview with Hot 97, the rapper turned reality show star said, “I love it, because people don’t understand the scientific method to my madness. I’m about to have the biggest show on WE tv – period. It’s a scientific method to my madness. You just gotta watch the show. Everything’s for the show“.
Bow Wow did a great job of avoiding questions about the viral #BowWowChallenge, instead he repeatedly spoke on his upcoming reality show.
Recall that this all started when Bow Wow shared a photo of a private jet with a caption that suggested he was flying on it to New York but was seen on a commercial flight instead. The internet came quick to call him out as fake.
The 5th edition of the Nollywood Week Film Festival has kicked off
Organised by Paris-based Okada Media, the film festival showcases the best of the Nigerian film industry with the aim of finding a larger audience and more sustainable distribution system for these quality films.
The selection for this year’s festival includes some of 2016’s Nollywood favourites: The Wedding Party, Dinner, 76, Gidi Blues and Green White Green.
Short films like Plaything, Lodgers and Room 315 are also on the list.
Nollywood Film Festival runs till Sunday 14th May at the Harlequin Theatre, Paris.