Written by Ere-ebi AGEDAH

Marriage crash: Gbenro Ajibade denies US passport claims to get married








Nollywood actor Gbenro Ajibade has refuted claims that he got married to fellow actor, Osas Ighodaro for a green card.

Gbenro who was a guest on ‘Rubbing Minds’ with Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, revealed they are currently divorced.

According to him, he wouldn’t have gone through all the various processes of getting married to his ex-wife who is an American citizen just to get a blue passport.

“Well, I know some people believed the marriage was arranged by me, so I can get a blue passport, American passport. But everyone is entitled to their opinions. They believed I have gotten what I wanted and opted out of the marriage. We were married for four years and now officially divorced. If it was about the passport, believe me I wouldn’t go through all that process. Did traditional marriage, involved families, had a white wedding in New York. Do you know how much I spent? So, my intentions were way above the passport and all of that…”

Speculations about their marriage crisis hit the internet after Gbenro dragged Osas on Instagram over her parental skills.

Recall that in February this year, Gbenro took to his Instagram handle to call out Osas, accusing her of neglecting their child a number of times so she can be out all night partying and hanging out with friends.

Gbenro revealed they are fully divorced and are co-parenting. When asked what is the situation with his marriage to Osas, he replied “We are not together anymore”.

The couple had their wedding in New York in July 2015 and welcomed their child, Azariah, in 2016.


Banky W and wife, Adesua, play love on social media

Celebrity couple, Adesua and Bankole Wellington, have continued to tickle their fans' fancies with the way they tease each other on social media.

Ever since Adesua Etomi and Banky W tied the knot at a star-studded wedding, they have been the couple everyone talks about.

With the way they gush about each other on social media, making loving comments and supporting each other, fans continue to look forward to hearing more about them.

The actress recently took to her Instagram page to share beautiful photos of herself. In the photos, the actress was dressed in a beautiful orange dressed and the photo was also taken behind an orange background.

Her husband saw the photo and gushed over his wife. He said she looked like sunshine in human form and asked what she plans to do for the rest of her life.

The actress replied to his comment, asking him to slide into her direct message. She also joked about her being married.


 Simi slams fan over her stance on re-arrest of Sowore

Following the re-arrest of Nigerian activist, Omoyele Sowore, which has sparked quite an outrage on the internet, Nigerian singer, Simi took to social media to condemn the actions taken by the DSS.

However, a fan was not pleased. Earlier the news of how activist-turned politician, Omoyele Sowore, has been rearrested by the operatives of the Department of State Services, DSS at the Federal High Court, Abuja.

Following this, Simi took to her Twitter account to join many other Nigerian celebrities to condemn Sowore's re-arrest.

She tweeted: “This Sowore matter is sooooo ridiculous.”

However, a Twitter user was not impressed by her tweet and urged her to do more considering she is an influential celebrity with a huge social media following.

The fan said: "“Yes it is Simi. But you can do more than tweet, you have a huge platform, you have followers, we can partner with you to give them a political education on why this act should not be condoned and what can be done about it. Our people need information, you can help spread it."

Simi however, was not having it as she wasted no time in checking the fan. She responded saying: "Every time ‘celebrities should go out’ but you do not have their back when they do. When you see the guns, you run. When their lives are on the line, u no dey. Who wants to die for people that don’t care. Why is som1 more qualified to fight because they can act or sing? It’s everybody’s fight”



Abuja designer hosts fashion for charity

Abuja based fashion designer, founder of Selasi Fashion Show, Patience Saha, has stated that the show seeks to impact on the lives of citizens and much more beyond the runway.

She noted this during the fashion show in Abuja recently which had over 8 indigenous fashion designers who greased her runway at the prestigious ladi kwali hall.

Responding to questions, Saha added that the fashion show had enjoyed acceptance in the FCT and internationally noting that most of the proceedings from the show will be used to visit IDPs before Christmas.

According to her, Selasi Fashion show season 4 with the theme ‘Embrace Africa’, is tagged fashion for charity noting that she has embarked on several visits to orphanage and old person’s home to meet their needs adding that Selasi has carried out a lot of humanitarian activities such 'back-to-school' project and empowerment programmes.

"To be a fashion designer is not about the dresses and showcase yourself, it is about reaching out to the people. Selasi Fashion show is not just a show but we care for the people, speak to love and life for the people.

"Selasi Fashion show has been visiting orphanage homes, old people's home and lot of other things; it is not just a show.  We are picking people back to school, pick people and train them, pick people and empower them. It is not just a show", she explained.

Answering a question on the philosophy of the fashion show, Saha said it aims to fill the existing gaps in the fashion industry by promoting the designs of upcoming designers in the industry.

"We have up-coming designers and big time designers, the upcoming designers are very good and they create very nice designs but most of the time they go back because they are afraid to come out.

"If they can come out, it will be good and it will boost the industry. We have a lot of designers who live in suburbs and think that they will not make it.  That is why we brought this designer and you will discover that they have collection.

"My fashion show is not focused on the big designers but we look out for the ones that are trying to find their feet, so we can encourage them to be persistent and creative that they can make a difference in the fashion industry", she said.









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