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Portable welcomes 3rd child in one year



Habeeb Okikiola, the singer better known as Portable, has welcomed his third child in over 12 months.

Portable and Ashabi Simple, his latest lover, took to Instagram on Tuesday to announce the arrival of their bundle of joy.

The post was accompanied by pictures of the newborn child and the then-pregnant lady.

“He has done so much for us I can’t tell it all. Thank you God for the journey so far am so glad to join the motherhood,” the post read.

“Coming back for my epistle and appreciation oooo but aye Ope yo.

“Congratulations to us Okikiolami @portablebaeby and @ashabi_simple. May God bless and protect him for us Anuoluwapo Fitilamihan.

“Another Tuesday king to Badmus family. King producing kings. Akoi King Nation.”

In June last year, Portable welcomed his second child with Omobewaji Ewatomi, one of his baby mamas.

Six months later, the singer announced the arrival of a child with Keji, his third baby mama.

He also has a child with one of his lovers named Zainab Badmus.

The singer had last year revealed plans to have 12 wives before he clocks 40.

“I never reach 30, I don get six wives and plenty children. Before I reach 40, my housewives would be up to a dozen(12). I am not 30 and I already have six. I just want to inform you so you would be aware,” he had said.


‘The Black Book’ ranks number 1 globally on Netflix




‘The Black Book’, the Nigerian action film directed by Editi Effiong, is now ranked the number one movie on Netflix across the world.

The crime thriller film was released on Netflix on September 22.

The movie featured prominent actors such as Richard Mofe-Damijo, Alex Usifo, Sam Dede, Taiwo Ajayi-Lycett, Denola Grey, Shaffy Bello and Ireti Doyle.

According to Flix Patrol, the platform that collects streaming data about movies and TV shows, ‘The Black Book’ secures the first position on the top 10 movies chart on Netflix — as of September 26, 2023.

The Nigerian film (658) was ranked ahead of ‘Spy Kids: Armageddon’ (613), ‘Love at First Sight’ (501) and ‘Jaane Jane’ (387).

On Tuesday, Effiong, the film producer and director, also took to X, formerly Twitter, to express excitement over the feat.

The filmmaker said representatives from Netflix called him to inform him of the movie’s global success.

“Just got off a call with Netflix. #TheBlackBook is a global hit! The biggest film out of Nigeria on Netflix ever,” he wrote.

‘The Black Book’ has also been ranked as the number one movie in 12 counties since its debut.

The countries include the Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe, Jamaica, Kenya, Martinique, Panama, Poland, Romania, Venezuela and Nigeria.

On Netflix’s weekly ranking (September 18-24), ‘The Black Book’ was spotted in the fourth spot. The movie also recorded 11.6 million ‘hours viewed’ worldwide (September 22-24).

‘The Black Book’ is a fictional thriller that explores Nigeria’s history of military dictatorship, drug trafficking and politics, through the journey of a retired hitman.

The movie had earlier been described as “Nigeria’s biggest-budget film to date, with a budget exceeding $1 million.”

Effiong is the founder of Anakle Films, one of the leading movie production companies in Nigeria.

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Iyabo Ojo urges Nigerians to be patient for Mohbad’s autopsy results




Nollywood actress Iyabo Ojo has beckoned on Nigerians to be patient in their wait for the result of Mohbad’s recently concluded autopsy.

The public figure took to her Instagram Live to remind Nigerians to focus on the main agenda, which is attaining justice for the late singer Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba, aka Mohbad. She stressed that the Nigeria police have requested for two weeks for the release of the autopsy results, after which she urged people to be patient until then.

She said, “Everybody’s eyes are on this case, they said we should give them two weeks, I know that some of those results may not be out then but they asked for two weeks, and they are on it. We need to be patient and wait for them. What is important is that we should wait for the autopsy results to come out and for the police to come and address us. Let us stop with the distractions, it won’t stop us from getting justice, we will get justice. Please let the police do their job. If the suspects don’t come in for questioning, the police would do what they have to do.”

Going further, she begged the eager fans to stop diverting from the issue and refrain from requesting for a paternity test for Mohbad’s five-month-old son Liam. Ojo also fiercely defended the singer’s widow Omowunmi, asking everyone to allow her to grieve and cease with the DNA test requests.

“All these distractions of DNA tests or no DNA tests, please allow the family to mourn, if Mohbad’s father or mother wants a DNA test for the son, they can request for it. Why are you guys bullying the poor lady leave her alone,” she added.

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Shakira charged with fresh $7 million tax fraud, faces jail term




Colombian pop sensation Shakira finds herself in hot water with the Spanish authorities once again, facing a fresh set of tax evasion charges.

This marks the second time the Spanish government has accused the star of financial misconduct, alleging that she defrauded the state of a substantial €6.7 million ($7.1 million, £5.8 million) in 2018.

The crux of the matter revolves around Shakira’s alleged failure to declare substantial sums, including advance payments related to her El Dorado World Tour and various other financial transactions.

While the second investigation into these allegations was initiated in July 2023, the details have only recently surfaced.

As per reports from the Spanish network RTVE, Shakira is aware of these new charges. However, her legal team, based in Miami, where she currently resides, is occupied with preparations for the impending trial related to her alleged tax misdeeds from 2012 to 2014, scheduled to commence on November 20.

So they have not been briefed on the recent development.

The fresh allegations stem from Shakira’s residency status in 2018 when she was residing in Barcelona with her partner, football star Gerard Pique.

Spanish authorities contend that during this time, she was obligated to declare and pay taxes on all her international earnings within the country.

Instead, they claim she funnelled her money through companies situated in low-tax, high-opacity jurisdictions.

Shakira is gearing up for a significant legal battle, facing a total of six separate tax crime charges in Barcelona this November.

Throughout this ordeal, she has consistently denied any wrongdoing, expressing her confidence in the evidence supporting her case and her belief that justice will ultimately be in her favour, as she stated in a September interview with the Spanish edition of Elle magazine.

It’s worth mentioning that Shakira has previously faced tax evasion charges related to her time in Spain between 2012 and 2014, during which she was accused of owing the Spanish government a hefty $15.4 million in unpaid taxes.

She countered these allegations by asserting that her official residence was in the Bahamas, which, if true, would exempt her from the Spanish tax obligations.

Representatives for the pop star have maintained her innocence, highlighting her cooperation with the law and her adherence to advice from Pricewaterhouse Coopers, a reputable tax firm.

As Shakira opted not to accept a plea deal, prosecutors are pushing forward with the trial, seeking a substantial eight-year and two-month prison sentence in addition to a sizable fine of approximately $25 million.

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