Entertainment roundup for the week.
Music video director, Clarence Peters accused of stealing concepts
Entertainment website, Nigeria Entertainment Today (thenet.ng) has accused music video director, Clarence Peters, of stealing video concepts.
In a piece titled, How Clarence Peters stole concepts, footage for Ice Prince and Tiwa Savage Music Videos, NET detailed how Peters, who is the son of afro-juju maestro, Shina Peters and actress, Clarion Chukwurah, allegedly took the concept and even footage of the Ice Prince’s VIP video from SlaughterHouse‘s ‘My life‘ video.
NET also reported that South African rapper, Tumi Molekane, had accused Clarence Peters of stealing the concept of his music video Asinamali to shoot Tiwa Savage‘s Eminado.
The director has refused to comment on the accusation. However, Tiwa savage’s husband and manager, Tunji ‘Tee-Billz‘ Balogun told NET that he and his wife were surprised that the concept for Eminado video was stolen.
‘We were just as surprised as everyone else. We never knew the concept was adopted from another video. It’s quite embarrassing for him,” Tee-Billz was quoted as saying.
Seun Kuti condemns anti-gay bill
Afrobeat singer, Seun Kuti, on Wednesday took to a website, okayafrica.com to condemn the anti-gay bill recently signed into law by President Goodluck Jonathan,
The artiste called the law unnecessary.
“There is not space in the existing constitution for gay marriage. Our constitution is very definitive of marriage as a union between man and woman. I see the signing in of this law for what it was: a cheap shot by an under-achieving government to discriminate against people because they are different,” he wrote.
Kuti also clarified that the article titled Why I Think The Gay Community Should Come Out, was not a fight for gay rights but for all rights.
“People should be allowed to express themselves freely and this includes their sexuality. I believe all gay people should come out and organise openly. I expect that society should allow them live their lives as they please. It’s not a cultural thing – it’s a sexual thing.”
Adam Zango denies impregnating Nafisa Abdullahi
Kannywood actor and singer, Adam Zango, has denied rumours that he impregnated fellow actor, Nafisa Abdullah.
Zango, in a song in his album, Sabon Salo, referred to the rumour as the handiwork of haters.
He told PREMIUM TIMES, “I never impregnated Nafisa Abdullahi. She is a great fan of mine. One day I was on location, and got a phone call that people were saying they saw me in court; Nafisa sued me for denying the pregnancy. At that time, I was on a location shooting one of my movies so I told the caller it was a lie and I was working at the time.”