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Actress Nneoma Ukpabi kicks as AGN suspends her over fraud



Nneoma Ukpabi, the actress, has reacted to her suspension as the Imo state chairman of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) over alleged fraud.

Emeka Rollas, the AGN national president, recently announced Ukpabi’s suspension after a lady identified as Favour accused the actress of defrauding her of N400,000.

In a video shared by Rollas, Favour claimed Ukpabi collected N400,000 from her with the promise to help her travel abroad.

The lady also said when she confronted Ukpabi to demand her money, the film star allegedly asked her boys to assault her.

At the time, Rollas had said the suspended chairman would be reinstated when she clears her name before the AGN national disciplinary committee.

But reacting in a video via her Instagram page, the actress dismissed the allegations. Ukpabi said Favour paid the said sum to an organisation she belongs to — and not her.

The actress said the organisation had announced a trip to Europe to which Favour indicated interest.

She claimed after paying the sum of N300,000, Favour started asking her for the money all of a sudden.

“A certain girl said I defrauded her to the tune of 400k. But I’m here to say that she lied against me. She lied against my person. Firstly, can she prove with any evidence that I defrauded her of 400k? If she can be able to prove it to the public, I am willing to go to jail without trial,” she said.

“Secondly, this same girl, I harboured, fed, accepted her. I took her in like a daughter, we used to play like mother and daughter. I introduced her to the Actors Guild of Nigeria, but I did not collect a dime from her. Rather I belong to an organisation, and this organisation was going on a trip in Europe and this same girl pleaded with me to add her name.

“I told her I am paying like others are paying. Can she be able to afford it? That the amount is 400k for every arrangement. She said she would go.

“At first she paid 100 thousand naira to the organisers’ account on 7th of October. Secondly she paid another 100 thousand naira. She paid another 100 thousand naira to the organisers’ account. No payment was made to me.

“All of a sudden, she woke up one morning and told me that she did not understand the process of this travel. I made several calls to so many people that know about travelling.”

Ukpabi, who shared details of Favour’s transaction, dared her accusers to provide evidence of their allegations.

The actress added that the matter was earlier taken to the police where the organisers refunded N100,000 to Favour.

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Alula Okposo breaks silence on dad Sammie’s death




Alula, the daughter of Sammie Okposo, has finally spoken up about her father’s death.
Sammie, the gospel singer, died on November 25. He was first said to have slumped at his home in Lagos.

However, Hillary Vincent, his project manager, insisted that the musician died in his sleep.

In an Instagram post, Alula mourned her father in what became her first public comment since the singer passed away.

“The real truth is I feel like a blank sheet of paper, just waiting for the different strokes from the paint brushes,” she wrote.

“God knows best because I know you’re definitely jamming with the angels; changing it for them.”

Earlier, the bereaved family said a night of tributes will be held on December 13 at La Madison Place in Oniru.

This would be followed by a service of songs on December 14 at the House on the Rock Cathedral in Lekki.

The remains of the singer would thereafter be laid to rest at a private ceremony on December 15.

Okposo’s death has continued to elicit reactions, with fans and friends paying tributes to him.

The Best of Nollywood (BON) Awards earlier renamed one of its 2022 award categories after the late singer.

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Seyi Shay returns to the stage with her baby after 7-month break




The singer-songwriter gave birth to her baby named Issa Love on April 16, 2022.

Since the birth of her daughter in April 2022, well-known Nigerian singer Seyi Shay has been out of the public eye for months.

However, she just made her first outing with the child over the weekend on December 4, 2022.

The singer brought her daughter along for a performance at the Soul Royalty Festival in London. She shared a video of her with videographer and musician Drvnce captioned “last night @soulroyaltyfestical was very lit.”

The mother of one made the internet gush after posting pictures of herself and her daughter backstage as well as a picture of her performing with the baby.

“My daughter is going to have so many great stories to tell,” she captioned one of the images she shared on her Insta-story.

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Asake blames promoters after late arrival at UK show




Asake has apologised to fans, blaming his promoters for his lateness at a show in Birmingham.

In a viral video, fans of the singer could be seen booing him for showing up late at the UK concert.

Taking to Twitter on Sunday, Asake tendered an apology to the Birmingham fans for the delay.

The Afropop star, while giving his reasons, added that he was “grateful” for their “patience”.

Asake said his show promoters “delayed” his pickup time, hence his late arrival.

“Birmingham I’m sorry for the delay yesterday,” the singer’s tweet reads.

“The promoters delayed my pick-up time for reasons best known to them.

“But I’m super grateful for your patience and understanding.”

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