Written by Ere-ebi AGEDAH

Davido makes refunds as US tour postponed








Entertainment, conveners of Davido’s “A Good Time Tour” scheduled to take place across North America and Canada in March/April 2020, has postponed the ongoing tour.

In a statement, the management of Duke Concept Entertainment said the new tour dates will be announced as soon as the ban is lifted.

“We deeply regret to announce the postponement of all tour dates. Our team has tried everything in our ability to make this show happen; however, the government has restricted every large gathering at this time as seen in every major news.

‘‘The new tour dates will be announced as soon as the ban is lifted. We will be issuing full refunds to all individuals please allow up to 2-3weeks. We share in your disappointment surrounding this news.

“As always, thank you for your understanding, patience, and continued support of Duke Concept,’’ the statement reads.

“A Good Time” already birthed in six cities and had 16 more performances scheduled. StoneBwoy’s “Live In New York” performance billed for March 2020 has also been postponed.”

Also confirming the postponement of the tour, in an Instagram post, the ‘Assurance’ crooner wrote “”I’m saddened to halt what has been a fantastic sold-out tour so far, but postponing is the right thing to do. The health and safety of my fans and staff is most paramount and nothing else matters. Be safe and see you all soon! God be with us all.”


Homosexuality caused byOgbanje - Pete Edochie

Veteran actor, Pete Edochie believes that reincarnation is the real cause of homosexuality.

The bearded actor dropped this bomb in a short video he posted online. Homosexuality is an issue that has become quite prevalent in the society and social media has also further helped to popularized it.

Edochie, however, has a different perception.

In a video that was shared on Twitter, Edochie said that when a child is born and looks sickly, he or she is suspected to be an ‘Ogbanje’, spirit child and a mark is put on the child’s hand.

Edochie says that the child eventually dies and then if the child comes back to the world, the spirit of a different gender might still be inside of him. How true is this belief, is yet to be ascertained.


Wizkid slams senators over generator bill

Singer Ayodeji Balogun popularly known as Wizkid has lent his voice to the agitation against the proposed ban on the importation of power generating sets, which was moved by lawmakers in the Senate.


The music star in a post shared on micro blogging platform, Twitter, also condemned the move to send people caught importing generators into the country to jail for 10 years.

Wizkid in his tweet noted that before any of the move becomes a law in the country, residents should at least enjoy 24/7 supply of electricity.

Some of his followers were seen hailing him for using his platform to speak out.

"Wizzy for president, the only celebrity that won’t campaign for any politician no matter the juicy offer. I will follow wizzy who criticize the government for no political benefit than listen to Banky W who criticize the government every 4years for political campaigns," one follower tweeted.

Another one said: "The leaders in this country make laws based on their reality. 90% of them don’t really know what it takes for the average Nigerian to survive daily."


I want more women to take charge – Linda Ikeji

Africa’s most successful media entrepreneur and blogger, Linda Ikeji, reaffirmed her commitment to women empowerment by getting set for the yearly women empowerment programme titled

“Self-made Woman Conference” on April 25, 2020, in Lagos, Nigeria in partnership with ECOBANK.

“I am very passionate about women and very inspired by successful women. I want more women to believe in themselves, fight for their dreams, be financially independent, believe that there’s nothing they can’t accomplish. The conference is to mentor and inspire women with dreams and aspirations.”

Speaking further, Linda said, “It seems the world is more skewed towards making a man more successful than women, or at least that’s the narrative most of our generation was given.

 “So, those of us who have broken through the myth have the duty to take as many other women as possible with us. We need more women to succeed. We need more women to head conglomerates. We need more women making an impact. We need more women shattering tables,” Linda said of the conference.

The blogger has over the years used her voice and platform to encourage young Nigerian women to be financially independent and resourceful while providing funding and support for them to kick start their businesses. Since 2015, Linda Ikeji has given over N30million of her own personal money to empower over 40 female entrepreneurs, with quite a few of them going on to have successful small scale businesses.


God hasn’t asked me to make gospel album –Lynxxx

Though it has been about five years since singer, Chukie Edozien, aka Lynxxx, announced to his fans that he had become a born-again Christian, many are still expecting him to release a gospel song to conform with his new status.

However, in an interview with Saturday Beats, the ‘Fine Lady’ singer reiterated that God had not directed him to become a gospel singer.

He said, “It has been five years since I have been a born again Christian and I’ve never said I am doing gospel music. I am still Lynxxx and I still make good music. The only difference is that my lifestyle has changed. I am not releasing a gospel music or album anytime soon because I don’t feel like God has pointed me in that direction. However, expect new music from me.”









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