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Portable and his artist attacked during cloth shopping in Lekki (Video)

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Nigerian Street Pop sensation Portable is back in the news after being attacked in Lekki.

Known for his many troubleshooting antics, Portable has become a household name with his music, fashion, and antics bringing him fame and success.

In yet another undesirable event, Portable was on August 8, 2023, attacked in Lekki while on shopping with his entourage.

In a video shared on his Instagram story, Portable states that he went to shop for clothes for his artist Yung Duu in Lekki when street boys attacked him and his artists who sustained injuries on his face.

Portable reveals that the boys approached him during his shopping and claimed to be fans with a demand to be given money. After he failed to give them money, the boys revealed that they’re cultists and today August 8 marked their 8/8 celebrations before harassing him.

In the video, Portable states that he would take revenge whenever his attackers enter Sango Tedo where he resides. Portable embarked on a lengthy rant during which he boasts of being heavily fortified and also being a member of a rival cult group.

Today’s event is yet another controversy in what has become the norm for Portable who during the lengthy video failed to state whether he would be reporting the situation to the Police.

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‘Home Alone’ movie house up for $5.25m sale

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If you love the movie Home Alone, there’s finally an opportunity to be home alone in the iconic Home Alone house. The only catch is that it may cost you a bit, but it’s definitely worth it to live your dream.

According to new reports, the famous home of Kevin McCallister’s hijinks in the beloved 1990 film Home Alone is now up for sale.

Located in the suburban Chicago area, this iconic property in Winnetka is listed for $5.25 million, according to real estate agents Dawn McKenna and Katie Moor of Coldwell Banker Realty.

“We’re thrilled with the way this home captured everyone’s attention and hearts due to its well-deserved place in cinematic history and the timeless holiday memories it evokes,” McKenna and Moor shared with the Chicago Sun-Times.

The house, known for its role in the classic holiday movie, has undergone significant renovations and expansions since its last sale in 2012 for $1.58 million.

The Georgian-style brick house now boasts five bedrooms, six bathrooms, and over 9,000 square feet (836 square metres) of living space. One of the notable upgrades includes a private movie theatre, perfect for watching Home Alone and reliving Kevin McCallister’s adventures.

The property also features a fully equipped gym and an indoor sports court complete with a basketball hoop, adding to the luxurious amenities that cater to modern lifestyles.

Home Alone tells the comedic story of 8-year-old Kevin, played by Macaulay Culkin, who is accidentally left behind when his family travels to Europe for Christmas. Kevin creatively defends the house from two hapless burglars, portrayed by Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern, using various booby traps, including the memorable paint cans swinging from a rope.

This home’s listing has generated considerable attention, not only for its storied past but also for its extensive renovations that combine historical charm with contemporary luxury. The sale of this property represents a unique opportunity for potential buyers to own a piece of movie history while enjoying top-tier modern amenities.

As the sale process unfolds, fans of the film and prospective buyers alike are eager to see who will become the next owner of this legendary house.

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Investing in Davido’s meme coin is highly risky, SEC warns

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The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has warned the public that “investing in Davido‘s meme coin is highly risky”.

A fortnight ago, the ‘Unavailable’ hitmaker launched $Davido, his new cryptocurrency coin in a partnership involving Phantom and Solana.

The coin quickly gained popularity and even earned profits for early investors.

However, it crashed shortly after with many people who invested in it reporting losses. Some social media users also called out the singer for an alleged scam.

Reacting to the development in a statement, the commission disclosed that it does not recognize $Davido as an investment product or investable asset class under its regulatory purview.

In the statement shared on Friday, SEC also warned that anyone who “patronizes the meme coin, do so at their peril”.

“The attention of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Nigeria (“SEC”) has been drawn to a meme coin known as “$Davido” allegedly linked to the popular Nigerian singer, David Adedeji Adeleke AKA Davido,” the statement reads.

“Generally, meme coins are cryptocurrencies inspired by memes and internet jokes. They are often envisaged as a fun, light-hearted cryptocurrencies promoted through a social media community and sometimes through celebrity endorsements.

“Meme coins are also NOT intended to serve as a medium of exchange accepted by the public as payment for goods and services, or as digital representation of capital market products such as shares, debentures, units of collective investment schemes, derivatives contracts, commodities or other kinds of financial instruments or investments.

“The general public is HEREBY ADVISED that meme coins lack fundamental value and are purely speculative. The general public is further WARNED that investing in meme coins, including $Davido, is highly risky and should be done with a full understanding of the associated risk.

“Capital Market Operators are by this Notice warned not to associate with instruments that fall outside the SEC’s regulatory purview. Such instruments should not in any manner be distributed or monitored through any capital market mechanism.

“PLEASE NOTE that the Commission does not recognize $Davido as an investment product or investable asset class under its regulatory purview, as such individuals who patronize it, do so at their peril.

“The Commission will continue to monitor developments within the ecosystem and will not relent in deploying its regulatory powers as and when required.”

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Burna Boy sets new highest-grossing tour record for an African artist in Canada

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Following the release of his 2023 album ‘I Told Them,’ Burna Boy embarked on a worldwide tour where he sold out iconic venues across North America, Europe, and the Caribbean.

In another record-making feat, Burna Boy has become the African artist with the highest-grossing tour in Canada. According to the post shared by Touring Data on June 13, 2024, Burna Boy grossed $5.7 million from 69,219 tickets sold from 6 concerts as part of the ‘I Told Them’ tour in Canada which is an African record.

Burna Boy has previously set a record as the first African artist to headline the Scotia Bank Arena in Canada when he sold out the 19,000-capacity Arena on 24th and 25th February 2024.

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Bodex F. Hungbo, SPMIIM is a multiple award-winning Nigerian Digital Media Practitioner, Digital Strategist, PR consultant, Brand and Event Expert, Tv Presenter, Tier-A Blogger/Influencer, and a top cobbler in Nigeria.

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