The biggest entertainment stories from the weekend and others that unraveled on Sunday night – and still buzzing this morning.
Mercy Aigbe-Gentry took over the weekend starting Friday night…
Starting from news that the Nollywood actress’ marriage to Lagos-based hotelier, Lanre Gentry had crashed based on alleged violence.
Pictures of Mercy Aigbe‘s bloodstained face were everywhere and the actress was reportedly in a private hospital seeking treatment.
Not long, the alleged abuser, Lanre Gentry commented on the situation saying he is still in love with his wife and would never put her through such. In further comments, Mr Gentry wrote that the pictures that were circulated were make-up photos from a movie Mercy had done where she played an abuse victim.
So far, Mercy Aigbe-Gentry is yet to make any public statement but fresh reports have it that she has taken the case to the Lagos State Ministry of Women Affairs.
An official at the agency said, “The case is with us. It was reported here by the victim herself, and because of the governor’s zero tolerance for domestic violence, we are as a matter of urgency investigating the whole drama. It is a good thing that it has also been brought to the public eye. We’re still very much on top of the matter and we’ll get it to its logical conclusion“.
Also on Friday…
Singer, Ciara welcomed her first child with husband Russell Wilson.
Ciara took to Instagram to share a photo of herself kneeling before the ocean with the caption:
Dear Sienna Princess Wilson,
No matter how big the wave, we will always be your calm in the storm. We Love You.
Mommy & Daddy.
7 lbs 13 oz.
Photo By Daddy
The baby girl is Ciara’s second child after her son, Future with ex-husband, rapper Future. Ciara married Russell Wilson in July 2016.
Still in baby news…
Nigerian singer, Seantizzle is expecting his first child with Kenyan girlfriend, Maina.
Although Seantizzle himself is keeping the news secret, Maina shared photos of her bump and a calendar marked August on her Instagram page.
Asa shut down the city of Lagos and the weekend too…
The highly anticipated Encore concert held on Saturday night and super-talented Asa gave the audience everything they craved and certainly more.
From her performance with her band and a 30-piece orchestra to the emotional stories she told of her journey to stardom, Asa held Lagos spellbound for good.
She had handpicked artistes like Aramide, Funbi, Omolara and Tay Iwar open for her on stage.
Asa announced to a consenting audience that she will be back next year to share another dose of her magic.
All the new music that dropped over the weekend:
Winner of the 2017 Big Brother Naija reality show, Efe Ejeba released a hot new single, Based on Logistics.
Alaga Ibile, Reminisce also released a new rap track that reminds of his street rap god status.
The track titled “Level Yen” is produced by T-Izze.