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Mercy Aigbe receives royal treatment as she pays courtesy visit to the Oba of Benin (Photos)

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Nollywood actress Mercy Aigbe was recently given a befitting treatment during her visit to the palace of the Oba of Benin in Benin City, Edo State.

The Edo-State indigene was in Benin for the Edo Film Festival where she was specially recognized by the governor.

Mercy Aigbe and her husband, Kazim Adeoti paid a quick visit to the Oba’s palace where they met with the Queen.

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Mercy took to her Instagram page to share photos from their visit as she appreciated the Queen for her sweet gesture towards her.

“Quick Visit to the Oba of Benin Palace to see my Queen @queenewuare. Thank you for the gifts my queen. Uwese oloi”.

Mercy Aigbe was recently honored by the Edo State government at Edo State Film Festival.

The mum of two was recognized by the governor for her great impact in the movie industry.

Appreciating the government and organisers of the festival for the award and recognition.

She wrote,

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“My immense gratitude to the organizers of Edo State Film Festival and Big thank you to the Edo State government for this award and recognition…I am humbled. Edo to the world!!!!”.

Mercy Aigbe’s visit to the palace is coming days after her ex-husband, Lanre Gentry and his new wife, Busayo Gentry, were left overwhelmed with love as they received a courtesy visit of the paramount ruler of Olu Ikere of Ekiti State, His Royal Majesty Oba Alayeluwa Obasanyin Ayodele Ganiyu.

A delighted Busayo Gentry shared videos and photos from the king’s visit with an appreciation caption, revealing how overwhelmed she was to receive royalty in her home.

She wrote: Welcoming His Royal Majesty Oba Alayeluwa Obasanyin Ayodele Ganiyu; The paramount ruler of Olu Ikere of Ekiti State in my humble abode. It’s a privilege welcoming you kabiyesi

Ushering into September, gaining new grounds. So much joy to welcome, wine and dine with the Paramount ruler of my hometown and state, Ikere Ekiti of Ekiti state. Long live the king, sir, 🤴, I am more than privileged to have you”.

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My wife and I no longer together – Ikechukwu speaks on marriage crash

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Nigerian rapper and actor, Ikechukwu Onunaku has confirmed that his marriage has ended.

Recall the former Mohits rapper tied the nuptial knot with his fiancée, Ella in May 2021.

But speaking in a recent interview with Daddy Freeze, Ikechukwu said he was now divorced.

He cited “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for the desolation of his marriage, revealing that it was not due to infidelity. In Ikechukwu Onunaku’s words:

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“My wife and I are no longer together. We separated due to irreconcilable differences. It wasn’t over infidelity. There were too much gaslighting, too much looking for faults, and too much listening to outsiders.

“I tried to save our marriage but I got to a point where I couldn’t tolerate my ex-wife’s excesses anymore and I showed her my other side and we couldn’t bear it.”

In the same interview with Daddy Freeze, Ikechukwu recounted his experience at the now-defunct record label, Mohits Records, owned by D’banj and Don Jazzy.

The rapper claimed D’banj used to cheat him out of his hard earned money by giving him stipends after making millions.

According to him, D’banj would pay him a meagre N50,000 for shows he was booked for, despite the actual fee being over N1.5 million. He said the ‘koko master’ used to treat him like he was doing him a favour.

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However, he mentioned that D’banj later increased the payment to N150,000 after obtaining permission from his mother.

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Rudeboy refutes Eedris Abdulkareem’s claims that 50 Cent assaulted P-Square

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Paul Okoye, aka Rudeboy of the P-Square, has refuted Eedris Abdulkareem’s claims that the group was assaulted by American rapper 50 Cent and his crew at a concert held at the Tafawa Balewa Square in Lagos in 2004.

Abdulkareem claimed in a recent podcast interview that 50 Cent’s crew “flogged and chased” Nigerian artists, including P-Square, out of the backstage area at a concert.

He said he was the only Nigerian artist who refused to be intimidated out of the backstage.

Reacting during a recent Instagram live session with fans, Rudeboy said P-Square never attended the said show due to the inability of the organisers to reach an agreement with them on the booking fees.

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He said Abdulkareem betrayed Nigerian artists by going behind them to accept “peanut” from the show organisers after they had already agreed on lucrative performance fees.

Rudeboy said: “P-Square did not go for the [50 Cent] concert. We had another concert. We were never billed. The reason was because they offered us peanuts, and we refused. But Eedris Abdulkareem accepted the peanut and was expecting VIP treatment. 50 Cent crew didn’t beat you well.

“Respect yourself. P-Square was never billed for that concert. Daddy Showkey, Tony Tetuila, everyone is telling you guys that Eedris is a big liar. We know he is a lair. We were never billed for that concert. We didn’t go.”

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Women rejected me due to my looks – Actor Stephen Alajemba

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Veteran Nollywood actor Stephen Alajemba, aka Uwaezuoke, has revealed that he experienced rejection from women and people in general while growing up due to his physical and facial appearances.

The thespian said his mother told him that as a baby, people refused to carry him because he was not looking attractive.

He disclosed this in a recent interview with popular YouTuber, Yan Kontent Factory.

Alajemba said he promised his mother that he was going to make her proud because she told him that he did not “earn anything good” for her as a child.

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He said ladies “run away” whenever they see his face.

The comic actor said he was unable to attract a lover until he was 20, adding that he got married to his first love at 23.

“Any lady who sees my facial look and stature runs away,” the actor said.

“Unfortunately before one accepted me I was already 20 to 22 years old. I married at 23. So the first person tasted it and confirmed it and she did not leave me anymore.”

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