Here Is A Quick Recap Of The Week
It was a dramatic week for celebrities as actions taken by them received mixed reactions from the public, some of which will decide their fates in major events. Here is how our week turned out:
In support or not?
Former governor of Cross River State, Donald Duke has said he will not criminalise same-sex relationships if he becomes Nigeria’s president in 2019. He made the comment while appearing on On The Couch, a show hosted by Laila Johnson-Salami and Falz the Bahd Guy. “I don’t understand their sexuality,” Duke said. “But I will not criminalise them. I will ensure that they have the protection of the law.” He, however, did not state how he will make the Nigerian law, which criminalises same-sex relationships, protect people in these relationships.
Davido heeded the clarion call as he headed to the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Lagos Camp. NYSC is a one-year national programme organised to make graduates take part in community development and also foster interethnic relations. The graduate of Babcock University posted pictures of himself before he headed to camp. His registration number is reportedly LA/18B/6389 for 2018 Batch ‘B’ Stream 2. He also staged a performance to the delight of his fellow corp members. Corper shun!!!
Nollywood actor Jim Iyke discredited the speculation that the management of Dana Air arrested him for assaulting a staff at the Lagos Airport. While he said he missed his flight to Abuja, he expressed surprise at the claim that he was arrested. “The funny part is that this guy they said I slapped came to pick me up at the lounge and took me to the plane. He got me a better seat, and I gave him a little change because I know the country is hard, ” he wrote.
Naija All The Way!
The nomination list for the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) 2018 has been made public, and Davido, Wizkid, Olamide, Wande Coal, Kizz Daniel, Simi, Tiwa Savage, TuFace, Falz and other artistes battle with their international counterparts for awards in different categories. Shekhinah and Congo’s Maître Gims have the highest (seven) nominations this year while Simi has five nominations. The show has also added four categories: African DJ of the Year; Best African Dance/Choreography; African Lyricist/Rapper of the Year and Best African Act in Diaspora.