Here are the top stories you missed in entertainment during the weekend and others that unraveled while you slept – and are still buzzing this Monday.
Olamide campaigns against drug abuse amidst Science Student controversy
Since the release of Olamide’s latest viral track, Science Student and the hundreds of dance/comedy skits that have followed, conversations have been made on how music is now being used to promote vices in the society.
Without mentioning names, Nollywood actress, Lala Akindoju joined the conversation when she shared a message on Snapchat opining that it is “disturbing” how the Nigerian music audience has become comfortable with songs that promote the use of hard drugs.
Veteran Nollywood producer, Don Pedro Obaseki also shared a video calling on the National Broadcasting Commission to ban Olamide’s Science Student as its lyrics clearly eulogise illicit drugs. Obaseki said, “Our nation is a nation on its knees. So, for us to now have a boy as popular with a huge followrship, a huge opinion moulder like Olamide aka Olamide Badoo or Olamide Adedji, to put up a song that will be to a large extent, be an opinion moulder to the way children see themselves. We must ban this song. This song must not be allowed to hit the airwaves or any kind of wave”.
It looks like Olamide has now come to his own defense. The rapper shared a message on Instagram thanking fans for the support and emphasizing that the song preaches against drug abuse. He also promised that a video will soon be released.
Since the release of #ScienceStudent, the support has been massive. As you are all sharing, dancing, singing along to this relatable music of mine, I want you all to take some time to reflect on the subject, say no to drug abuse. Don’t abuse alcohol. stop mixing what you don’t know about. Live responsibly and drink responsibly. Don’t aspire the ‘highness state’ but a state of purpose fulfillment and passion discovery. Together let’s put an end to drug abuse and save as many lives as possible. The video will be out soon and I can’t wait for you all to see it. #SayNoToDrugAbuse #DrinkResponsibly #ScienceStudent
Morgan Freeman honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award at SAG Awards
80-year-old Hollywood star, Morgan Freeman received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards that held on Sunday.
The award which is one of the biggest in Hollywood was presented to Freeman by Rita Moreno. As he received the awards, the actor who has featured in more than 80 movies said, “This is beyond an honor. This is a place in history”.
He also went on to point out a fault he noticed in the SAG statue, “I wasn’t gonna do this, but I’m gonna tell you what’s wrong with this statue.It works from the back. From the front, it’s gender specific. Maybe I started something.”
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West name their third child Chicago
Chi, for short!
Reality TV star, Kim Kardashian and husband Kanye West have picked a name for their newly arrived daughter and they went with the US city, Chicago.
Kim announced via her website, “World: Meet Chicago West!”
Chicago West. https://t.co/3MyLwcIzTh
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) January 19, 2018