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Ace highlife singer Godwin Kabaka is dead

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Godwin ‘Kabaka’ Opara, the ace Nigerian highlife singer, has passed away.

Derda Promotions, Kabaka’s record label, announced his demise in a statement to newsmen on Friday.

Ammarachi Anyanwu, the chief operating officer of Derda Promotions, disclosed that the musician died on Thursday.

The cause of his death was, however, not revealed.

“Derda Promotions is deeply saddened to announce the passing of our esteemed artist, Godwin Kabaka Opara, an icon who pioneered and revolutionized Highlife music, on March 21st, 2024,” the statement reads in part.

Kabaka was a talented and beloved songwriter and guitarist who brought joy to countless fans with his infectious highlife music.

His musical journey spanned several decades, genres, and bands. He co-founded The Oriental Brothers International Band in 1973, a Highlife powerhouse known for its socially conscious lyrics, instrumental mastery, and authentic sound that resonated with millions across Africa and beyond.

In 1976, Kabaka embarked on a solo career, forming The Kabaka International Guitar Band. He continued to produce high-quality Highlife music, releasing fourteen albums and creating hits like ‘Mangala Special’.

He also experimented with Ezebongo rhythms, showcasing his versatility and creativity. Later, he joined forces with The Imo City Band, further solidifying his status as a Highlife legend.

With the support of Derda Promotions, Kabaka made a triumphant return in September 2023 with the album ‘The Return of Kabaka‘, which had over a million streams and trended as one of the top 100 albums worldwide.

Kabaka’s passion for music was infectious, and his dedication to his craft was an inspiration to all who knew him.

Listen to Kabaka’s song below:

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Neo reacts after being accused of affair with Mabel Makun

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Neo Akpofure has responded to claims that he had an affair with Mabel Makun, the estranged wife of AY Makun.

AY, a show business entrepreneur, had confirmed the crisis in his 16-year marriage to Mabel as rumours soared on social media.

A social Twitter critic accused Neo of having inappropriate intimacy with entertainment industry colleagues including Mabel.

“Did u sleep with AY’s wife or not? First time weh I de hear abt Ashawo man,” the social media user probed in Pidgin English.

This translates: “Did you have an affair with AY’s wife or not? This is the first time I’m learning of male sex workers.”

In response, Neo lashed out and spewed unprintable curse words at the social media user.

He expressed concern that some individuals wake up in their houses, only to cook up rumours about others.

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Pray for Khaid, he needs your prayers – Sydney Talker cries out

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Nigerian skitmaker Sydney Talker has taken to social media where he begs Nigerians to keep praying for his artiste Khaid as regards his health.

Recall we reported that Khaid, the “Carry Me Go” crooner has been hospitalized as a result of internal bleeding.

In the video, Khaid was seen in a discomfort state as he was seen struggling so hard on the hospital bed.

Singer Khaid was later seen on the hospital bed receiving drips with a nurse standing next to him.

Taking to his verified page on X formerly called Twitter today, April 19th 2024, Sydney Talker, the owner of Neville Records where 19-year-old Khaid was signed to breaks silence.

According to skitmaker Sydney Talker, the condition of his signee, singer khaid is getting critical and by extension urged netizens to start praying for him.

He wrote; “Pray for Khaid. He needs your prayers rn🙏🏾.”

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Skiibii’s ex-lover DJ Dorcas Fapson reacts after Nickie DaBarbie accused singer of engaging in money rituals

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Nollywood actress and Disc Jockey, DJ Dorcas Shola Fapson, has stirred reactions online as she opened up on the rumors surrounding her ex-boyfriend and singer, Abbey Toyyib Elias, better known as Skiibii.

A popular TikToker, Precious Kingsley, AKA Nickie DaBarbie, recently called out Skiibii and his colleague, Mayorkun over money ritual attempt as she narrated her ordeal.

The young influencer shared a video documenting the incident, recording Skiibii’s mansion and its occupants, including the singer.

In the video shared online, Nickie accused the singers of using various girls for money rituals. According to her, she escaped being used for ritual by Skiibii.

However, it’s unclear what transpired between the trio.

The post triggered massive reactions as social media users shared their thoughts about the accusation on Skiibii.

Subsequently, Dorcas Fapson, known for her explicit roles in blockbuster movies, took to her social media page in no time. In a responsive way, she wrote, “If I talk”.

She, however, warned people from associating her with Skiibi, stating that she has nothing to do with him.

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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.

She has widespread experiences across different professions and skills, which includes experiences in; Marketing, Media, Broadcasting, Brand and Event Management, Administration and Management with prior stints at MTN, NAPIMS-NNPC, GLOBAL FLEET OIL AND GAS, LTV, Silverbird and a host of others

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