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JUST IN: Several weeks after his demise, Ibu family fixes date for late actor’s burial



Several weeks after his death the family of late Nollywood star actor, John Ikechukwu Okafor popularly known as Mr. Ibu has announced June 28 as the burial date for the late movie star who died recently in Lagos after battles with diabetes.

The family said the late actor will be buried in his hometown Amuri, in Nkanu West Local Government Area of Enugu State.

In a conversation with the press, the burial Planning Committee Chairman, Hon Monday Diamond Ani said,Mr. Ibu is going to be buried as a hero because he was a hero.

In a statement from the late actor’s family jointly signed by Elder Sunday Okafor(Mr Ibu’s elder brother) and Mr Ibu’s immediate family, the late actor made his home community, Enugu state, Nigeria and Africa as a whole proud while alive.

“The Okafor family in Eziokwe Amuri, Nkanu West LGA in Enugu State wishes to honour the loving memory of our hero and a legend John Ikechukwu Okafor who even in death has left a legacy of love, laughter and liveliness.

“We would appreciate your esteemed presence as we lay to rest our son, husband, father, grandfather,brother, uncle and in-law on the 28th of June 2024. Kindly join us as we share the best and last moments with our icon,” the statement stated.

According to the statement, the burial ceremony would begin on Tuesday, June 25th with a high profiled novelty match , while on Wednesday, June 26, there would be session called Mr Ibu’s Night,which involves candlelight procession and live entertainment.
On June 27, a Christian Wake-Keep would be held at his compound in Eziokwe Amuri, Nkanu West while the funeral service takes place on June 28.

The 5-day burial ceremony will be wrapped up on Sunday, 30th June with a Church Thanksgiving for family members, friends and well wishers
Members of the Burial Committee include; Hon Monday Diamond Ani, Chairman Burial Committee, Dame Ugochi Madueke Hon Commissioner for Culture and Tourism Enugu State (Member),Mr Emeka Rollas National President Actors Guild of Nigeria (Member), Nkem Owo(Member),Patience Ozokwor(Member),Steve Ebo “Ajibo”(Member),Chukwuma Ephraim Okenwa (Member),Brown Eneh Enugu State Chairman AGN(Member),AB Cowboy, Christiana Ozioma Ejioofor(Secretary),Chief Frank Obasi “Toscana Hotel” (Member),Chief Alexander Nwokeabia “Ejiamatu”(Member),Chief John Onwubuya(Member) Fred Bright(Member),St Mathew Aniemeka(Member) and host of others .

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How I was prevented from performing in Nigeria due to indecent dressing – Tiwa Savage



By Francesca Hangeior.

Popular singer Tiwa Savage recalled that when she returned to Nigeria from the United Kingdom to pursue her musical career, she was prevented from performing at concerts because her outfits were considered “too risqué.”

She revealed that some of her earlier music videos were not aired due to being deemed indecent.

The ‘Koroba’ hitmaker disclosed this in a recent interview with BET.

Savage said, “When I first moved back, I would turn up at a show and they would say I can’t perform because my outfit was too risqué.

“It was a cultural issue. Even some of my first music videos were not played on the television because they were considered indecent. I wasn’t even wearing bikinis.

“Despite the setbacks, I was still stubborn. My dresses were getting more revealing. It was just getting worse. They were bashing me online.

“It was funny because the females were secretly falling in love with me and my style. They couldn’t deny it. My fanbase, my followers, was growing. So they had to put me on shows and play my music because there was a demand for it.”

Tiwa Salvage recently revealed the inspiration behind her newly unveiled movie, “Water & Garri”.

Salvage said she got the movie idea while she was drunk.

She stated this during the pre-launch press conference at Livespot Entertainment.

The award-winning Afrobeat superstar Tiwa Savage said, “I said this before, this is an idea I had in my head when I was drunk in my room and when I brought the idea to my amazing team, they didn’t make me feel stupid. They just said this is a brilliant idea.”

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Actor Johnny Wactor shot dead in Los Angeles



By Francesca Hangeior.


A long-time veteran of the TV soap, General Hospital, Johnny Wactor, has been shot dead in Los Angeles.

Wactor was killed on Saturday in a robbery that turned horribly wrong.

He died at age 37.

The actor reportedly mistook masked thieves stealing his car for tow truck drivers and intervened before they opened fire, Dailymail reports.

Wactor was said to be leaving his side job at a rooftop bar with a female colleague at around 3:25 am Saturday in the area of West Pico Boulevard and South Hope Street, when he saw the three men, believing he was being towed.

The Los Angeles police department said that one of the three men, all of whom were wearing masks, shot Wactor before fleeing in a separate vehicle.

Paramedics got to the scene shortly after and took him to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The masked suspects remain at large and have yet to be identified or described.

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“No DNA test was ever conducted” – Footballer Kayode Olanrewaju’s wife reacts to allegations of paternity fraud by her husband



Dora Kayode, the wife of Super Eagles player Olanrewaju Kayode, has strongly denied the allegations questioning the paternity of their children.

Earlier this year, the football star made headlines when he threatened to commit suicide after reportedly discovering his wife’s alleged infidelity with popular UK-based pastor Tobi Adegboyega.

Dora Kayode has now addressed recent claims suggesting that the Nigerian forward is not the biological father of their three children.

Reports circulating in the Nigerian media indicated that Kayode had conducted a DNA test, which purportedly revealed that the children were the result of his wife’s alleged extramarital affair.

Responding to these reports, Dora, through an official letter written by her lawyers and addressed to her husband, dismissed the allegations as “baseless and humiliating,” asserting that they were made with the intent to damage her reputation and harm the children.

In the letter, Dora stated, “no DNA test has ever been carried out on any of the children, as you well know. However, our client is willing and ready for such a test to be immediately conducted by a reputable and neutral instituition or facility if you so desire”.

She also accused Kayode of orchestrating the smear campaign, citing his silence since the rumors emerged as evidence of his involvement.

The mother of three demanded that the footballer issue a public disclaimer with 24 hours of receiving the letter. Failing this, she would seek full custody of their children in the ongoing divorce proceedings.

She wrote; “Honestly, I am soo soo tired of this man’s nonsense, and it has to stop now. I knew he was not mentally stable when he pulled out a knife on me some months ago, but to go as far as ruining the lives of innocent kids is way too far.
Kayode, I didn’t think you would go that low.

I have kept quiet on all the rumours you have been spreading because they are baseless, childish and false. But you include innocent children? No, NOW I MUST speak.

I have never sold any of my properties or cars and given the proceeds to any Pastor, Bishop or Imam in this world. Infact, ALL the rumours this mentally disturbed young man, Kayode is sharing online are all FALSE.

The last couple of years in this marriage have been like hell on earth. I am so drained, in pain and I just honestly pray this ordeal is all over soon. I do not wish this kind of abuse and oppression on ANY woman anywhere in the world. If your story is similar to mine, run away from that man, leave that marriage, you are not stuck! And I pray that God will heal you and send helpers your way like he has to me.”

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