Written by Ere-ebi AGEDAH

Naira Marley drops controversial ‘Soapy’ video




Ojude Oba festival returns again with Goldberg

The 2019 annual Ojude Oba festival in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun state is set to take place from August 13 – August 15 at the Palace of the Awujale and Paramount Ruler of Ijebuland, His Royal Majesty, Alaiyeluwa, Oba (Dr) Sikiru Kayode Adetona.

Goldberg lager, a brand from the stables of Nigerian Breweries Plc brand has pledged its support for this year’s Ojude Oba celebration.

The brand which has a strong assiduity in promoting indigenous cultures is known for championing major cultural and traditional activities in the Western region of Nigeria.

The Ojude Oba (which in English translates to ‘The King’s Courtyard’) is an annual festival held to celebrate the cultural heritage of the Ijebu people.

During the celebration, various age groups (popularly known as the Regbe-Regbe), indigenes, their friends and associates, including tourists from far and near all storm the town, adorning colourful costumes.

The indigenes and visitors also throng the palace of the Oba to pay homage to the revered ruler who is one of the longest-reigning monarchs in Nigeria.

For six years now, Goldberg has been a worthy partner of the Ojude Oba Festival and according to the Portfolio Manager, Mainstream brands, Nigerian Breweries Plc., Omotunde Adenusi, the festival is a celebration of the rich and enduring cultural legacy of the Ijebu people and the Yoruba nation at large.


People are hypocritical about sex in Big Brother house –Anto Lecky

Nigerians have continued to express diverse opinions about sex on the reality TV show, Big Brother Naija.

However, a former BBN housemate, Antoinette Lecky, aka Anto, said people were just being hypocritical about sex in the Big Brother house.

According to her, Nigerians should be more concerned about the nation’s population crisis, rather than sex on the show.

She stated, “Nigeria has a population crisis, and we are not incubating babies in laboratories yet, so it’s happening from sex. That’s the sex we should be talking about, not BBN house sex. People are too hypocritical about housemates having sex. People around the world have sex. It’s a part of life; television or not.”

Sharing her thoughts on the current set of housemates in the ongoing Pepper Dem Gang edition, the damsel who has two marketing degrees, said, “I don’t watch the show all the time but I think the house has a good mix of housemates. I can be honest and say I like the fact that there are more Nigerians from the diaspora like myself. As a former housemate, I’m not concerned about who wins, but how well everyone fares after leaving the house.”


Sonia Morales parts ways with hubby, Ogbonna

After several months of speculations, Sonia Morales, the estranged wife of IK Ogbonna, Nollywood actor, has announced that the duo have parted ways.

In a lengthy “goodbye” statement on her Instagram page, she said her divorce from the film producer, with whom she has a son, has now become “official and legal”.

Morales said she had delayed disclosing her separation from the movie star because she “was weak,” “could not think straight,” and was “struggling to make things work in ways beyond her capacity”.

“I, Sonia, am officially and fully out of marriage. My ex-husband and I have parted our ways for good. This is a hard letter to write as I am pretty sure I will cry my way through this post,” she wrote.

“I know I should have said all these a long time ago, but back then, I was just weak and could not think straight because I was busy struggling to make things right the best possible way within and even beyond my capacities.

“I felt deflated for many years and now it’s all gone. In the past, I had blogged about stuff as it comes up, but no real goodbyes yet. Many times I felt miserable on the inside and cried my life out day and night in my room alone.

“As time went on, I outgrew the reality I was passing through. I want to use this medium to thank my ex-husband for not prolonging the hardship and now I have to face the world on my own. Our son will forever be a representation of you in my life.

“Thank you for the lessons you taught me over the years. I wasn’t sure what to write, who to write to or what my angle would be. But I know who I need to say goodbye to now with certainty. Lastly, without hate or animosity, I look back at the past five years and all I can do is thank you. Thank you for the good times, for the hard times. Thank you for helping to shape the strong person I am today and for being a part of my life for a small slice of time.”


Controversial Nigerian singer, Azeez Fashola (popularly known as Naira Marley), has dropped the video of his controversial song, ‘Soapy’.

Naira Marley featured his ‘incarcerated brothers’, Rahman Jago, Zlatan and Guccy Branch, in the 2:55 minute-long video, which was set in a prison.

For the video, the singers recreated their viral mugshot taken during their detention by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in May.

‘Soapy’ is a juvenile song and dance move about masturbation which also calls for the act to be simulated in public.

The track has received widespread criticism on social media since it was released in June. Fans were critical of the explicit content of the single which glorifies lewd sexual acts, while others found it danceable.

Popular Nigerian dancer, Kaffy Ameh, slammed the singer for releasing the controversial song shortly after his release from prison.

She said, “I am sorry; I can’t take this. In the history of Nigerian dance, I have never seen a more disgusting, immoral dance like the so-called Soapy. It should never be encouraged. I am really disappointed. As dancers, we should speak for what is right. We shouldn’t encourage this for the sake of trending especially when it is not even censored from kids. It is even offensive to an adult.”

Another singer, Lamboginny, also bashed Naira Marley for introducing a dance style that denotes the act of masturbation after his release.

The singer ignored his critics, saying he picked up the ‘Soapy’ dance while in EFCC custody.

Despite his controversies, the 30-year-old enjoys an impressive and varied music career and has even landed a Nollywood debut in a new movie titled, ‘The Enemy I know’.












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