Now that it’s clear that we can never wish Mondays away, we’ll just get on it by bringing you the biggest entertainment gist from the weekend and others that unraveled while you slept – and are certain to buzz today.
Nelly was arrested for rape and his accuser says he didn’t use protection
Late Saturday, news of American rapper, Nelly’s arrest over allegations of rape filtered through sites.
The 42-year-old rapper was taken in by the police on suspicions of rape on his tour bus but was later released.
Upon his release, Nelly tweeted, “Let me say that I am beyond shocked that I have been targeted with this false allegation. I am completely innocent. I am confident that once the facts are looked at , it will be very clear that I am the victim of a false allegation”.
Nelly’s lawyer, Scott Rosenblum had also insisted that the rapper was been falsely accused; but there’s a new twist to the story.
According to TMZ, Nelly’s alleged victim says she was partying with Nelly and his crew, drove off with them to an after-party, then was invited to a tour bus where “he forced to have sex without a condom”.
His lawyer told the blog, “It does not surprise me that she wanted to have her story publicized. That is playbook 101 of a person with an agenda and clearly she has one. The agenda is money, fame and notoriety.”
DJ Olu was found dead in his car and celebrities react
DJ Olu, a close pal of Davido and son of Nigerian business tycoon, Dapo Abiodun, was found dead in his car on Saturday.
The cause of Olugbemiga Abiodun’s death is not yet known as he was reportedly found dead alongside a friend that has been identified as Chime.
Davido, who recently lost another friend Tagbo, took to social media to share his pain.
Other celebrities have also reacted to Olu’s mysterious death with some suggesting he was “used”.
It feels so wrong to post your picture up and write RIP. It feels so wrong. You always support me , you always message me … We had plans for the lounge & stuffs … I'm always looking forward to your snaps because it's full of LIFE !!!! Despite how comfortable you are …. you always work so hard just to earn it for yourself and others. This is wrong ! This is wrong. This is the worst news ever. I pray God grant you heavenly rest & strength to your family.
Rip Olu ?
— Wizkid (@wizkidayo) October 8, 2017
Have you seen Pacific Rim’s first full trailer?
Yes! It’s out.
The first trailer for the sequel to 2013 action movie, Pacific Rim: Uprising has been released and it has us super excited. Can’t blame us. British-Nigerian actor, John Boyega is the star of this one.
He plays Jake Pentecost, son of Idris Elba’s character, Stacker Pentecost from part 1.
Pacific Rim: Uprising is due for release on March 23, 2018.
Akpororo is the proud owner of a new mansion
The comedian shared a photo of the newly-completed mansion on Instagram with a caption that reads:
“Except the Lord builds a house. The labourer Labours in vain.
Father thank you for this one.
I dedicate this to my wife and daughter.”
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