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‘I don’t believe in marriage’ – Comedian Ebiye says

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Popular Nigerian comedian Ebiye has recently opened up about his views on marriage, stating that he does not believe in the institution.

Ebiye shared his sentiment on commitment, suggesting that marriage may not be for everyone.

He appeared as a guest on the most recent edition of Moyo and Mide’s podcast ‘The Talk’.

On the podcast, the comedian expressed his thoughts on relationships and the idea of lifelong partnership.

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Ebiye said:

“As at today, I don’t believe in marriage.”

He stated that he is unsure whether his views on marriage would change in the future, but he does not believe in it at the moment.

In another news, Yemi Alade gets honest about marriage and raising kids, following reports of wedding her manager.

During her latest interview with Cool FM, Yemi Alade while subtly debunking her reported marriage, spoke about the pressures to get married and how she feels about pressure, especially from family members, to get married and have children.

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Yemi Alade stated that the pressure to get married gets quite intense towards the end of the year but she has mastered how to respond.

She revealed that marrying the right partner is of utmost importance and making provision ahead of the kids one’s marriage could produce. In her words:

“People get married every year, especially towards the end of the year, it gets even crazier. I’m under no pressure honey. Nobody should be. When it’s time, it’s time.

Family pressure is a difficult pressure to shake off because it’s the people you respect and look up to that are insisting that you get married, but I believe if they have your best interest at heart, they will wait with you.
Because it’s more important to have the right partner than to just get married.

But asides that, I don’t think anyone should be in so much of a rush to make wrong decision and be with the wrong partner. Have you guys checked how much Pampers is? Look, these babies they are gifts, but when they’re born, they need things. Let’s stop borning children to come and suffer. Let’s normalize that. When mummy says go and marry, go and have child, say mummy do you have trust fund baby? Are you ready for trust fund baby? Let’s have questions to ask these people that have opinions, that are watching the womb on when we should. I think no one should be under unnecessary pressure. Have you seen the economy? Calm down! For this economy, we no dey play like that oh.”

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Nollywood full of evil people – Angela Okorie

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Actress, Angela Okorie, has said that the country’s entertainment industry is filled with evil people.

Okorie, who has been having a running battle with her colleague, Zubby Michael, stated that she would soon reveal all that transpired between them.

In an interview with Saturday Beats, she said, “Zubby did me evil, and he has done it many times. I am going to spill it all soon, so that people can know. A lot of things have been happening in the industry, and if God should open your eyes to see them, you will be shocked. That is why I keep telling people to pray and ask God to open their eyes to see the things happening around them; so they can know who is with them and who is against them.

“We keep hearing of many people dying from one sickness or another. But, most of those sicknesses are actually not the kind that should kill people quickly. But in recent times, if someone mentions that they are sick, before long, they would have died.”

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Okorie added that she only depended on God for her protection. She said, “I am protected by God Almighty.”

She also stated that she was aware that some of the people around her who acted as friends had wicked intentions towards her. She said, “Recently, a lot has been happening, and God has been revealing a lot of evil people that have been around me for a long time. Mind you, I have been poisoned before, but because my mission on earth is not done, God won’t let them kill me. Nollywood is a place where people come to showcase their talents, but evil people have turned it to their coven. There are a lot of things that they are doing that are taking innocent lives.”

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Sydney Talker calls for support as singer Khaid battles illness

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Nigerian comedian and social media influencer Sydney Talker has urged support and prayers for the ailing singer, Khaid.

The young rapper was rushed to the hospital due to complications from internal bleeding.

Videos circulating online depicted the singer being transported into a hospital room, surrounded by medical staff.

Taking to the popular micro-blogging platform X, Sydney Talker reached out to his followers, appealing for prayers for Khaid‘s recovery.

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Despite not providing any specific updates on the singer’s condition, Sydney emphasized the importance of collective prayers.

“Let’s pray for Khaid. He needs our prayers right now,” Sydney tweeted.

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Davido launches Nine+ Records with UnitedMasters

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Grammy-nominee, David Adeleke popularly known as Davido, has partnered with a US distribution company, UnitedMasters, to launch a new label, Nine+ Records.

According to DMW label boss in an interview with Billboard, he aims to expand the label beyond Afrobeats to reach global audiences.

Davido also cited his passion for nurturing emerging talent and addressing the challenges of young artistes in the music industry as motivations for the partnership.

“Oh yeah, everything. R&B, trap, etc. Obviously, I am going to start in Africa, but I can see us going all the way,” he said.

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“There is one thing that I will always love, which is nurturing new talent…Sometimes, you do not have anybody to advise you on how to move and get good paperwork done.

“I just felt like that was one thing Steve Stoute represents, and that is helping the artistes and making sure they know the best option when it comes to business.”

The news of the partnership was also shared by United Masters via their official Instagram page in what they termed a “groundbreaking collaboration with Davido”.

In the press release, United Masters called the partnership transformative for the African music industry that will see one of the continent’s most influential figures propel the careers of emerging artists to unprecedented heights.

Although Nine+ Records has not yet unveiled any artistes, Steve Stoute, chief executive of UnitedMasters, disclosed that his inspiration for the label emerged during the 2023 UnitedMasters SelectCon, where he and Davido forged a connection.

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The music executive also emphasised his commitment to empowering Davido and the label’s future endeavors.

“We are here to bring that structure and funding so he can do what he has to do,” he said.

“If I can get him in the room with the producers and the artistes, and I can get it out the room, that is my job. To get in the room and to get out.”

Davido established DMW, his music label, in April 2016.

The label has served as home to music talents such as Mayorkun, Peruzzi, and Dremo.

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In March, Davido rebranded his label to DMW 2.0 and unveiled two new artistes — Morravey and Logos Olori.

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