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“Why I didn’t perform in Ghana and Abidjan” – Wizkid finally opens up

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Grammy award-winning singer Ayo Balogun popularly known as Wizkid has revealed why he didn’t honour the invitations to perform at a concert in Ghana and Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire respectively, blaming it on “safety and production issues.”

The Starboy spoke through his manager, Sunday Are, Wednesday, while being unveiled as the headliner of the forthcoming concert tagged “ Vibes on the Beach”, billed to hold at the Landmark Event Centre, Lagos, later this month.

Recall that Wizkid disappointed his fans in Ghana recently after failing to show up at a concert he was billed to perform. He also repeated the same in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire last Sunday, when he had his fans waiting for long hours to no avail.

But the organizers of ‘Vibes on the Beach’ ensured that Wizkid was confirmed to perform at the event, following inquiries from entertainment journalists who were curious about his showing up.

The December 30th event is part of a three-day end of the year funfair being packaged by Toro Entertainment Company with the support of CIG Motor, Lontor, Gree, First Bank, Pepsi and Pillow.

The other two events are Eko 4 Show(Wave of Afrobeats) on December 29 and Vibes on the Beach( The DJ Rave), December 31 at the same venue.

The Chief Executive Officer of Toro Entertainment Company, Adetoro Fowoshere, said they decided to take the three-day show to LandMark Beach in Victoria Island, where maximum security and enough space for all invited artistes to express themselves would be guaranteed.

She said, “Good time is guaranteed. Technologically, we have one of the best teams in terms of production in Nigeria, partnering with local vendors to give the best of experience.”

The Toro CEO described the collaboration between her company and LandMark in hosting this year’s show as “a marriage made in heaven,” adding “We plan to continue the relationship for many years to come.”

Speaking further, Fowoshere said massive support was being expected from the Lagos State Government especially with the Eko 4 Show on December 29 which would celebrate and promote Lagos State.

On the lineup for the show include Tu Baba, Timaya and Awilo Longomba (a Congolese), Waje, among others.

One of the artists scheduled for performance, Cobhams Asuquo, expressed excitement for being part of the show.

“There is a lot of synergy among those involved in the show. You will have a standout experience from different artists that will be performing. Expect heavily detailed performance.

“You will see the artists perform not just on stage but their work well translated. It will be an emotional experience,” he said. He added that the event would provide an opportunity to present the best DJs in Nigeria and West Africa.

Senior Strategy Manager at Landmark, Utibe Bassey, said the company took pride in providing a relaxed ambience for its guests and has put in place measures for a safe environment.

“People come here to enjoy themselves. This show will not be an exception. In fact, we will have soldiers working with other security agents to keep the place secured,” he said.

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Israel DMW hints that Davido will return in March with new album

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Israel ‘DMW’ Afeare, Davido’s logistics manager, has hinted that the singer’s new album will be released in March.

In a post on his Instagram page, Israel also asked Davdo’s fans to anticipate the song which he described as a “banger”.

“We outside again by March. Our new album, flex my soul track, it’s a real BANGER SHIIT,” he wrote in a now-deleted post.

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Uti Nwachukwu says it’s wrong for a man to get married before age 40

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Uti Nwachukwu, the Nigerian media personality, says he thinks men should have no business getting married before 40.

The 40-year-old TV host gave his opinion about marriage in the latest episode of ‘Toke Moments’.

Nwachukwu also said marriage is a spiritual contract which requires a certain level of loyalty.

“I don’t think any man has any business marrying before 40. To me, and it doesn’t make me right. I’d say between 35 to 40,” he said.

“I don’t think any woman should be married before 30. You have to experience life as a single, you have to weigh your options and all of that. Apart from those that are afraid of their biological clock but then again, how many children do women want these days and please there’s technology.”

When asked if he believes a man and woman can be together forever, Nwachukwu said “that is why I am not married yet.”

“I might be Kamala Harris’ age when I decide to get married, I don’t know,” he said.

The former winner of Big Brother Africa (BBAfrica) housemate said people who are not ready to be loyal to their partners should not make their relationship official.

“If you don’t want to commit to somebody, don’t make it official whether in the presence of God, the government or your family,” he said.

“Leave contract, leave the agreement. Once you agree, integrity is integrity. There’s no excuse.”

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EFCC grills actress Oluwadarasimi Omoseyin for spraying and stepping on new naira notes

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) branch in Lagos says it has begun an investigation of Oluwadarasimi Omoseyin, the actress, for allegedly tampering with the redesigned naira notes.

The actress was arrested on Wednesday by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) for selling the new naira notes on social media.

Azuka Ogugua, the ICPC spokesperson, said the serial entrepreneur colluded with “key elements” in the financial sector to divert the new notes and sell them in the black market.

The EFCC, in a statement on Friday, said it has taken over the case from the ICPC.

The commission said the 31-year-old was arrested after the video of her spraying and stepping on the newly redesigned naira notes at a party surfaced online.

The anti-graft agency said the offense is contrary to Section 21 (5) of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Act, 2007.

“In the viral video, she was also seen flaunting wads of the new Naira notes,” the statement reads.

“The suspect was subsequently handed over to the EFCC on Thursday, February 2, 2023, for further investigations.

“Items recovered from her at the point of arrest include a Range Rover and iPhone mobile devices.

“The suspect will be charged to court once investigations have been concluded.”

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