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BREAKING: Charly Boy’s Mother Is Dead

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Margaret Ntianu Oputa, mother of maverick entertainer, Charles Oputa popularly known as Charly Boy is dead.

She died on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at the age of 100 years.

Announcing her death on Thursday via his verified Twitter handle, Charly boy wrote:

“My dearest Mother, U couldn’t just wait for me to come back before you sneaked away to the great beyond.
Now all I have are beautiful loving Kodak memories of our times together.
U tried for me, for us and many of the people who were privileged to encounter ur kindness/luv.”

“Thank U for allowing me take care of you.
Thank U for being That Great Woman who gave birth to The Icon, CharlyBoy.
Thank U for teaching me how to care, to love, to live a simple and humble Life.
Thank U for constantly reminding of my pedigree and my very Rich Heritage.”

“I wish you would have waited just one more day, but I guess U didn’t want me to see you go, because as usual I would have talked you out of it, I know we both hate goodbyes.
Greet Papa when you see him, tell him I have been holding forth. Gallant as ever.”

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Why I Didn’t Report My Rapist — Khafi Kareem

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BBNaija reality star, Khafi Kareem has joined the trending Twitter conversation about rape and sexual violence against women.

The reality star revealed that she was a victim but she never reported her rapist.

Explaining why she never reported her rapist, Khafi, who admitted that her rapist apologised right after the incident, said: ‘I made myself believe him being drunk was an excuse.’

Khafi also said that she opened up to someone about the rape incident, but the person ended up blaming her for getting raped.

According to the reality star, she decided to share her story to give hope to other victims to speak up about their own experiences.

She wrote: ‘#WhyIDidntReport – because he apologised right after. Because I made myself believe him being drunk was an excuse. Because the one person I did tell said I caused it. Because I felt dirty and ashamed. #WeAreTired.’

‘Yes, this did happen to me. I’m sharing in the hope that others will feel no shame in sharing what happened to them. Please don’t deflect or say it is not my story when it was already hard enough sharing it.’

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BREAKING: Music Legend, Majek Fashek Is Dead

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Legendary Nigerian singer, songwriter and guitarist, Majekodunmi Fasheke popularly known as Majek Fashek, has died.

According to reports, the “Send Down the Rain” crooner, aged 57 died in a hospital in New York on Monday June 1. Our sources are yet to confirm the cause of his death.

He was born in Benin City to an Edo mother and a Ijesha father, but identifies with his Benin roots.

In the early eighties Fashek, who at the time went by the stage name Rajesh Kanal, joined the group Jastix with McRoy Gregg, and Drummer Black ‘Rice. They were best known as the in-house band on the show Music Panorama on NTA Benin, and toured with fellow reggae group The Mandators.

In 1988, shortly after Jastix disbanded Fashek, who now used the name Majek Fashek, signed with Tabansi Records and began a solo career by releasing the album Prisoner of Conscience and quickly became Nigeria’s top reggae artist after the song “Send Down The Rain” became the most popular song of the year, and in 1989 he won six PMAN awards for “Song of the Year”, “Album of the Year”, and “Reggae Artist of the Year” among others.

Fashek was married to Rita Fashek who inspired the song “Without You”; the couple had four children together, but have since divorced. In 2015, it was revealed that Fashek was bankrupt and battling drug addiction. After admitting that he needed help, he was admitted into a drug rehabilitation centre in Abuja, but has since recovered, and returned to music.

Besides his struggle with drug addiction, other health conditions required his hospitalization on several occasions. He was rumored dead in September 2019 but his manager quelled the rumors, confirming that Majek had indeed been critically ill, hospitalized at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich, England, and in dire need of financial assistance

The ‘rain maker’ as he his fondly called has has worked with various artists worldwide including Tracy Chapman, Jimmy Cliff, Michael Jackson, Snoop Dogg, and Beyoncé.

Majek’s life and work are still prominently celebrated by Nigerian music fans and beyond. His legacy of excellence in music and worldwide impact through instrumentation will live imminently.

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Buhari And Trump Are Clueless; Only Difference Is One Knows How To Use Twitter Than The Other — Wizkid

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Nigerian singer, Ibrahim Ayo Balogun popularly known as Wizkid, says President Muhammadu Buhari and Donald Trump, his US counterpart, are clueless.

In a post on his social media page, the music superstar said the only difference between the two is Trump’s ability to use Twitter than Buhari.

The ‘Ojuelegba’ crooner’s comment comes against the backdrop of the recent cases of extra-judicial killings by the police in the two countries.

George Floyd, a black man was recently killed in the US by an officer of the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD).

Floyd’s death came amid dusts over the alleged killing of Tina, a 16-year-old girl, at Iyana Oworo area of Lagos, by an officer of the Nigerian police.

The two incidents had sparked outrage in Nigeria and across the world with many taking to social media platforms to vent their spleen while demanding for justice.

Joining the fray, Wizkid took to his Twitter page to condemn the spate at which police officers are killing unarmed citizens.

“Police is kill black Americans and Nigerian police kill Nigerians. No man can sort this matter. God save us,” he had written on Saturday.

In a follow-up post on Monday, the award-winning singer said the inability of the two leaders to contain the killing of innocent citizens by security operatives was indicative of how “clueless” both of them are.

“Buhari and Trump are same person. Lol. The one difference between them is that one knows how to use Twitter than the other. Clueless!,” Wizkid wrote in a mixture of Pidgin and English.

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