It’s the weekend again and as much as I would love to say TGIW, the recent bombings in Kano have really crippled every single joyous bone in my body! My heart goes out to the families who lost someone to this religious madness, RIP Enenche Akogwu.
Now let’s get down to the nitty-gritty of what went down in the entertainment industry this week and I will start off with an event that cannot be said to be a showbiz event but it witnessed more turn out than most shows done with so many celebs in attendance that one would have mistaken the gathering for a Nigerian Oscar or a slush party! But it was all about the #OccupyNigeria movement which the fuel subsidy removal gave birth to all over Nigeria with the largest protest rally taking place at Ojota.
Celebs like Tiwa Savage, Sasha, Desmond Elliot, Skuki, Alibaba,
But we all know how all the things panned out (unsurprisingly); Some protesters died, Soldiers were sent to the streets, NLC bulked and the rest as they say is history. Bet a few of the people that got angry with the decision to suspend the strike actions, are not angry because of the unilateral NGN97.00 price for PMS, but because of no more free concerts! Sorry guys if you want to be entertained, PAY …cest fini!(On a serious note though – Nigeria needs our prayers)
Two massive news this week came from the one and only 2face Idibia! I think Tuface would definitely make heaven because he is one Nigerian that is following the heavenly instruction to go into the world and multiply. Earlier this week, his publicist confirmed to the news hungry public that 2face Idibia is about to welcome another baby into the world with his long time girlfriend and the mother of 2 of his 9 5 children, Pero Adeniyi!
2Face also signed promising act Dammy Kraneto his Hypertek label making Dammy the first official Hypertek artist (excluding 2Face himself that is).
Congrats tubaba!!! I doubt if Gold Circle condom will be pleased though…
Two of Naija’s celebs RMD and Daddy Showkey both escaped death this week but Veteran actor David Ihezie passed on – the 73 year old actor passed away two days ago January 19th at his home in Enugu.
Legendary actor – Richard Mofe Damijo was involved in a ghastly motor accident and glory be to God, he survived miraculously with minor injuries. Galala crooner Daddy Showkey also had a close shave with death when he was attacked by suspected assassins while he was about refueling his car but thankfully he escaped unharmed while the assailants later took to their heels. We will keep our ears to the ground and keep you guys on the loop. We sincerely hope death stirs clear of our loved ones this year.
Don Jazzy was in the thick of twitter hate! After NLC suspended the strike, Don Jazzy tweeted
but what came after this tweet were loads of insults from his followers and non-followers which didn’t come as a surprise to a lot of people given the role D Banj played during the campaign of GEJ.
I also noticed some tweets from artiste Kelly Hansome …maybe unrelated
But common people give this guy a break “him neva apologize?! Pretty sure that some of the people who rained insults on the Don were those who probably got pissed that some other twit-addict keep recharging his free airtime giveaways before them.
On the foreign scene the 65th Golden Globe Awards saw the likes of acting legends George Clooney, Meryl Streep and Morgan Freeman add more awards to their already crowded trophy mantles. Freeman, 74, was awarded the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding movie acting career. Since I’m a nice dude I am going to give y’ all the winners list.
- MOTION PICTURE, DRAMA – The Descendants
- MOTION PICTURE, COMEDY OR MUSICAL – The Artist
- ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE, DRAMA – George Clooney, The Descendants
- ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE, DRAMA – Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
- ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE, MUSICAL OR COMEDY – Jean DuJardin, The Artist
- ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE, MUSICAL OR COMEDY – Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn
- SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – Octavia Spencer, The Help
- SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – Christopher Plummer, Beginners
- DIRECTOR – Martin Scorsese, Hugo
- SCREENPLAY, MOTION PICTURE – Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris
- FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM – A Separation, Iran
- ANIMATED FEATURE FILM – The Adventures of Tin Tin
- ORIGINAL SCORE, MOTION PICTURE – The Artist, Ludovic Bource
- ORIGINAL SONG, MOTION PICTURE – ‘Masterpiece’, Madonna, Julie Frost, Jimmy Harry; W.E.
- TV SERIES, DRAMA – Homeland
- TV SERIES, COMEDY – Modern Family
- TV MOVIE OR MINISERIES – Downton Abbey
- ACTOR IN A TV SERIES, DRAMA – Kelsey Grammer, Boss
- ACTRESS IN A TV SERIES, DRAMA – Claire Danes, Homeland
- ACTOR, TV SERIES COMEDY – Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
- ACTRESS IN A TV SERIES, COMEDY – Laura Dern, Enlightened
- ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR TV MOVIE – Idris Elba, Luther
- ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR TV MOVIE – Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce
- SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A SERIES, MINISERIES, OR TV MOVIE – Jessica Lange, American Horror Story
- SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A SERIES, MINISERIES OR TV MOVIE – Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
- CECILE B. DEMILLE AWARD – Morgan Freeman
Also the UK singer Estelle jumped on D’Banj‘s Oliver Twist with her remix which I think is, wait who says My opinion matters? so go on click here and tell me what you think about her version. I guess no one will test the fact that D’Banj is doing big this year, subsidy or no subsidy!
Finally Big S/O to Jay and Bee for Blue Ivy!
That’s all people and once again my heartfelt condolences goes out to the lovely people of Kano and make sure you follow @360nobs and @otomiewor on twitter to get first hand entertainment info ( and we tweet PMS on a daily) :D.
Stay off trouble until we meet again!
Good day peoples (yes I meant “peoples” sue me if you have a problem with it)! And live life on the 360 highway with No BullShit!