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Sad! Popular pop music star d!es of cancer at 31

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Pop music star, Catherine Ispan popularly known as Cat Janice is dead.

The “Wishing I Was You” crooner passed away at the age of 31.

A message on her IG handle @cat.janice announced her death late Wednesday night.

It read, “This morning, from her childhood home and surrounded by her loving family, Catherine peacefully entered the light and love of her heavenly creator.

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“We are eternally thankful for the outpouring of love that Catherine and our family have received over the past few months. Cat saw her music go places she never expected and rests in the peace of knowing that she will continue to provide for her son through her music. This would not have been possible without all of you. Thank you ♥️

“This page will be memorialised by Cat’s brother, @the_last_cubby

“He will also manage all operations surrounding Cat’s music, merchandise, and public relations.

“Per Cat’s request, there is some more art that she wants to share too. All in due time. With Love, The Ipsans.”

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Cat Janice cancer battle
On January 25, Cat Janice spoke about her health status and fight against cancer.

Her post read partly, “With everything going on in my health I never thought it would come down to something like this. I was just happy I got to actually walk down the aisle at my wedding to the man of my dreams.

“I never thought my incredibly scary turn with the ICU and attempt to buy me some time with my family would end up turning into an actual miracle.

“I’m just thankful to squeeze my boy more over this adorable little song we came up with in the car on a summer day.

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“And I miss you all so much and wanna play and see some live music and I’m gonna work so hard to get my legs back and hit the first local jam I can find while I’ve got this God-given time ❤ thank you for all of you who have come to say hi these pictures don’t do it justice ❤#danceyououttamyhead #glorytogod #cancer #dcmusic”

PUNCH Online reports that the singer and multi-instrumentalist, known by the legal name Catherine Ipsan, initiated her musical journey during adolescence and continued to release music into her 20s.

However, it was the track “Dance You Outta My Head” that propelled her to the pinnacle of success.

Shared on social media, the song, accompanied by candid discussions about her challenging cancer treatments, swiftly became the highlight of her career.

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Set against disco-inflected guitar and lively strings, she conveyed the theme of “dancing on the edge of disaster.”

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Meanwhile, she posted on January 30 to show her excitement when her song made the top 40 Billboard charting artiste on Hot Dance.

The American wrote, “I am SHOCKED to be a Top 40 Billboard Charting artist on Hot Dance/Electronic and ALSO #11 on Digital Sales. YOU ALL DID THIS. You gave me my dream come true.

“Right when I needed it most. You all loved me back to life and gave me my “one more moment alive”.

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“When I wrote “Wishing I Was You”, I wrote those lyrics desperately wishing to have one more moment to scream from the rooftops and you all loved me so hard and gave me that moment and I am forever grateful. Whatever God brings my way I know I am loved.”

In 2022, Janice discovered a lump in her neck, leading to a diagnosis of sarcoma—a rare and aggressive cancer—in her scalene muscle.

Despite this, Janice, a geospatial information scientist pursuing a master’s in coastal geology, remained committed to her work, studies, and her passion for creating music.

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Actor Eddie Murphy Marries Longtime Partner Paige Butcher in Private Caribbean Wedding

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Eddie Murphy has officially tied the knot with his longtime partner, Paige Butcher. The couple exchanged vows on Tuesday in Anguilla in the Caribbean, as reported by People.

The actor and Butcher have been engaged since 2018, making this wedding a highly anticipated event. Photos published by People showcase a stunning ceremony, with both bride and groom dressed in resplendent white outfits—Butcher in a dress by Mira Zwillinger and Murphy in a suit by Brioni.

Murphy and Butcher share two children together, daughter Izzy and son Max. This marks Murphy’s second marriage and Butcher’s first.

The couple began dating in 2012, and this ceremony serves to officially legalize their long-standing relationship. Despite the formalities, Murphy and Butcher have been deeply in love for years.

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Speculation about their marital status arose last month when Murphy referred to Butcher as his wife twice during a New York Times interview. Although they hadn’t tied the knot at that time, it was evident that the wedding was imminent.

The intimate Caribbean ceremony confirms their commitment, adding a new chapter to their love story.

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Toyin Abraham faces backlash for action against trolls who cursed her over

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By Francesca Hangeior

Nollywood actress, Toyin Abraham, is under fire on social media platforms after she reported trolls who cursed her for supporting President Bola Tinubu in the 2023 general election to the police for cyberbullying.

Abraham, during the 2022 election campaign period, had declared her support for Tinubu while assuring her fans that the President had reeled out his ‘Renewed Hope’ action plans that would address some of the nation’s problems and she was convinced that he would perform.

Aside from the popular Nollywood actress, other Yoruba movie stars also declared their support for Tinubu and campaigned vigorously for him.

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However, since his emergence on May 29, 2023, the country’s economy has nosedived.

On the inauguration day, Tinubu declared that his administration would no longer subsidise fuel.

His decision has made the price of the Premium Motor Spirit rise from N185 to over N700.

Also, as part of his government’s reforms in the financial sector, the naira has embarked on a continuous free fall against the dollar after the Central Bank of Nigeria floated the currency to move towards market-determined interest rates.

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This action has led to the instability of the naira to the dollar in the FX market, making it sell for between N1,200 and N1,500.

Both decisions — naira floating and subsidy removal — which are some of the factors that determine economic growth, have sent more Nigerians below the poverty level.

Meanwhile, netizens have singled out Abraham because she had always defended her political choice, with many expecting that she would one day tell the public how Tinubu intended to address the various problems confronting Nigeria as a country.

In one of her replies to an X user identified as #Lati, she noted that she had moved on to pursue her career as an actress and was not in government or politics.

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She also regretted having chosen to remain open to politics during the elections.

“I have faced my life and my career because I am not a politician and I am not in government. I have learned my lesson never ever to be open with my political choice again,” the actress wrote on X.

Despite her explanations, netizens have not stopped calling her out as the country’s woes deepen.

A user on X, who identified as #YVRLO, directed harsh comments towards Abraham and her family, including wishing harm to her son.

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This led Abraham to take legal action. “It is not an abuse of power; it’s a fight against cyberbullying,” Abraham’s spokesman said. “Everyone must understand that actions have consequences, especially online.”

Recently, another X user, who identified as #Ayo, accused Abraham of using Tinubu’s money to do a hair transplant for her husband.

He wrote, “Mrs @Toyin_Abraham walai aiye e ti ta!! (sic) You collect Tinubu money use fo hair transplant for your husband…stoopid fool.”

Abraham, however, reported him to the police for cyberbullying, and he was arrested.

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Following that, a user, Ajebo Danny, opined, “Hello @Toyin_Abraham, you will have to send the police to pick all of us. You are shameless.”

The actress replied, “You can abuse me and call me names; it is fine, and as I said, I will accept and take it in cos I’m in the public eyes, but cursing my kids and lying is what I won’t accept, and lastly I NEVER and will NEVER arrest anyone’s mum. I made a report on cybercrime as a citizen.

“I made my report at cybercrime cos the threat to life and curse and threat on my family were beyond what I can take. As for me, abuse me, insult me please, say anything to me please,” she added.

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BBNaija ex star Nina Ivy set to undergo breast reduction surgery

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By Francesca Hangeior

Reality TV star Nina Ivy has announced she is undergoing breast reduction surgery.

In a post on Instagram, she shared excitement and relief, stating that she has been waiting for this moment her entire life.

After having two children, Nina Ivy said she has struggled with feelings of insecurity and discomfort related to her breast size.

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She said she was looking forward to regaining her confidence and feeling more at ease in her own body.

“I’ve been waiting for this day my entire life, and finally, the time is here. After 2 kids, I’ve never really felt comfortable and confident about my breasts, and I am super excited to make a change. Finally, a new life,” she wrote..

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