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Davido, Burna Boy, celebrities pay tribute to Wizkid’s late mother



Nigerian celebrities have shown support for their colleague, Wizkid by paying tribute to his mother, who died on Friday, August 18, 2023.


Famous singer, David Adeleke, aka Davido, halted his performance at the Afronation Fest in Detroit, United States, on Sunday, August 20, 2023, to pay tribute to Wizkid’s mother Mrs Jane Dolapo Balogun.


The entertainer, who is sadly no stranger to grief having lost his own mother as a child, sympathised with Wizkid.


He said, “Personally, I’ve lost so many people in my life. I want to send big condolences to my brother Ayo Balogun, Wizkid who lost his mother, may her soul rest in peace. I lost my mother myself many years ago, but whatever he has done, he has made his mother proud.”


This comes after his initial condolence message via his Twitter account, where he prayed for his colleague, assuring him that his sadness would be healed as time goes by.


His tweet read, “Praying for you my brother @wizkidayo Sadness flies away on the wings of time.”



Burna Boy also paid his respects to the deceased during his performance. He expressed how unfathomable Wizkid’s pain is to him, noting that he would be in complete disarray if he lost his own mother. On that note, he sent his condolences to his fellow entertainer.


In his words, “Before I go on, one of my brothers Wizkid lost his mother, so I want to send condolences, and rest in peace to his mum, I can’t imagine what it would be like to lose my mum, that would be the end of me.”



Even the popular Dj Exclusive stood in support of Wizkid, also expressing his sincere condolences on his mother’s death. During his performance at the NYSC Orientation camp concert in Lagos state, he urged the corps members to observe a minute’s silence in respect.


He said, “It’s really sad, but we know she is in a better place. So please put your phones up, let’s have a minute of silence because she needs this, and he needs this too, it’s not easy.”



Darlington Okoye, popularly known as Speed Darlington, also paid his respects during his Instagram live session. The singer noted that his biggest fear is Wizkid’s current reality. Speed also urged the singer to stay strong.


He said, “I can’t imagine what Wizkid is going through right now, You’re experiencing my greatest fear in life. My greatest fear in life is losing my mother, massive shoutout to Wizkid, stay strong bro.”


Since the news of his mother’s death, Wizkid has continued to receive overwhelming support, prayers, and messages from his fans, fellow entertainers, and loved ones.

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Funke Akindele, Chidi Mokeme, Chioma Chukwuka headline inkblot’s crime thriller “No Way Through” premiering on Amazon Prime Video



Funke Akindele, Chidi Mokeme, Chioma Chukwuka headline inkblot's crime thriller "No Way Through" premiering on Amazon Prime Video

Inkblot Productions, a trailblazer in the Nigerian film industry, has unveiled the much-anticipated crime thriller, “No Way Through,” set to exclusively premiere globally on Amazon Prime Video this December. The star-studded cast includes Nollywood luminaries Funke Akindele, Chidi Mokeme, Chioma Chukwuka, Ikechukwu, Nengi Adoki, Seun Ajayi, Jnr Pope, Eso Dike, Roberta Oroma, and Sheggz Olusemo.


Directed by Inkblot CEO Chinaza Onuzo, the film explores the intricate balance between family, survival, and the risks taken in the pursuit of freedom. The storyline revolves around Jolade Okeniyi, a single mother employed as a driver for a local drug cartel. When confronted by the authorities, she faces a dilemma—become an informant against the cartel to secure her freedom and protect her daughter, risking deadly consequences.


Onuzo, who also penned the screenplay, expressed his enthusiasm for the project, stating, “I loved making No Way Through because it was an opportunity to explore the lengths people will go to for the people they love. In the film, we see this through the lens of a mother’s love for her daughter.”


The director commended the cast for delivering exceptional performances, especially highlighting the trio of Funke Akindele, Chidi Mokeme, and Chioma Chukwuka. Onuzo extended appreciation to collaborative partner Film One Studios and acknowledged Amazon Prime Video for providing a global platform for the film’s premiere.


Inkblot Productions, known for its commitment to storytelling excellence, has enjoyed recent success with critically acclaimed titles like the romantic comedy “Big Love” and the gripping thriller “A Weekend to Forget,” which recently concluded its successful cinematic run.


As “No Way Through” gears up for its Amazon Prime Video debut, audiences can anticipate a compelling narrative that delves into the complexities of love, sacrifice, and the unyielding spirit of those facing the challenges of life in the bustling cityscape of Lagos. Inkblot’s legacy of producing captivating stories continues to captivate audiences globally, cementing their reputation as a cinematic powerhouse in Nigerian cinema.

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‘Get some rest, King’ – Davido throws support behind Rema amidst health concerns



'Get some rest, King' - Davido throws support behind Rema amidst health concerns

In a heartwarming display of camaraderie, international music sensation Davido has extended his support to fellow artist Rema, who recently announced a break from performances in December 2023 due to health concerns.


Davido took to his Instagram story on Wednesday, November 29, 2023, sending words of encouragement to Rema. In the post, he acknowledged the physical and mental challenges of the industry, praising Rema’s outstanding contributions to African and global music. Davido urged the rising star to prioritize his well-being, stating, “The Job ain’t easy physically and mentally!! … You’ve done Africa and the world proud .beyond expectations… get some rest King @heisrema come back stronger.”


Rema’s decision to take a break was revealed through an Instagram story post on the same day, where he candidly shared the importance of prioritizing his health. The announcement left fans expressing mixed emotions on social media.


“Breaks my heart to say that I won’t be performing Anywhere this December, been years of touring I’ve ignored my health & I need time to recuperate. 2024 we go again,” Rema expressed.


The young artist has enjoyed an exceptional year in his career, achieving milestones such as selling out the prestigious O2 Arena and completing successful tours across Europe, Asia, and North America. His mega-hit, the Calm Down remix, further solidified his global presence by becoming the first by a Nigerian Afrobeats artist to feature on Spotify’s top 10 chart of most streamed tracks globally.


While acknowledging the necessity of the break, the news of Rema’s absence from December performances has left many Nigerian fans disheartened, as they had hoped to celebrate the festive season with his electrifying performances. However, the overwhelming outpouring of support from fellow artists like Davido emphasizes the importance of prioritizing health in the demanding world of entertainment. The music community rallies behind Rema, wishing him a swift recovery and anticipating his return in 2024.

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Tina Knowles defends Beyoncé against skin bleaching allegations



Tina Knowles defends Beyoncé against skin bleaching allegations

Tina Knowles, mother of global music icon Beyoncé, took to Instagram to vehemently refute claims that her daughter was bleaching her skin after recent photos from the premiere of “The Renaissance” sparked controversy.*

The Instagram post, shared on the evening of Tuesday, November 28, 2023, was a detailed clapback at those suggesting that Beyoncé was attempting to alter her skin color. Knowles, clearly infuriated, addressed the accusations head-on, emphasizing that the controversy stemmed from ignorance and baseless hate.

The post began with a photo from the Renaissance premiere, where Beyoncé appeared in a silver-themed ensemble, complete with a silver wig. Knowles, in her caption, expressed her frustration with the unfounded claims circulating online. She stated, “Came across this today and decided to post it after seeing all of the stupid, ignorant, self-hating racist statements about her lightening her skin and wearing platinum hair wanting to be white.”

Knowles passionately defended her daughter, explaining that the silver wig was a deliberate choice to align with the theme of the event. She dismissed the accusations as absurd and attributed them to jealousy and hate. “How sad is it that some of her own people continue the stupid narrative with hate and jealousy. Duh, she wore silver hair to match her silver dress as a fashion statement clown. ALIEN Superstar duh!” she added.

In the post, Knowles also revealed that TMZ, a prominent media outlet, had reached out to Beyoncé’s hairstylist, Neal Farinah, seeking a statement on the alleged skin bleaching. The outraged mother condemned the audacity of the media outlet to discuss Beyoncé’s blackness with a white woman. “Well, that made my blood boil, that this white woman felt so entitled to discuss her blackness… I am sick of you losers,” Knowles expressed.

Knowles further defended Beyoncé’s character, asserting that she minds her own business, helps people whenever she can, and consistently uplifts and promotes black women and underdogs. Despite the passionate defense, neither Beyoncé nor her team has officially addressed the matter.

The controversy underscores the challenges faced by high-profile individuals in the public eye, where even their artistic choices become the subject of unfounded and harmful speculation. Tina Knowles’ candid response serves as a powerful defense against baseless allegations targeting her daughter’s personal choices and artistic expression.

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