Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi


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By Jayne Augoye

August 12, 2018

Ooni debunks remarriage rumours

The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, is not planning to remarry anytime soon, his palace has said in a statement.

The monarch was previously married to Wuraola Ogunwusi (now Zaynab-Otiti Obanor) but the royal union lasted only 17 months.

The monarch is alleged to have quietly married the co-convener of Hope Alive,Temitope Adesegun, but his palace said it is untrue.

“Ooni’s marriage cannot be done secretly,” Jide Fadairo, a prince and CEO, House of Oduduwa Foundation, said in a statement made available to TheCable.

According to him, the monarch will not rush into taking a new wife.

“That’s not on His Imperial Majesty’s mind. Marriage is not something he wants to do right away,” said Fadairo, husband of the monarch’s sister.

Olamide shades NBC as he releases new song

Nigerian rapper, Olamide Adedeji, released a new song, titled, “Puna.” And in a bid to promote the new track, he shared a video of a lady twerking to the song

A singer, jahbless, pointed out to the artiste that the song might just get banned from the National Broadcasting Commission.

In response to the fan’s comment, the rapper subtly shaded the cooperation as he says he’s unbothered whether or not they ban his yet to be released song because he is already on their blacklist.

Toke Makinwa goes nude to promote new product

Media girl, Toke Makinwa, posed nude in a campaign for her new beauty brand called ‘Glow by TM’ and many Nigerians haven’t stopped talking about it.

In the picture, Makinwa sits fully nude with arms and legs crossed to cover her private parts.

Toke Makinwa’s controversial poster

“When you glow there is nothing to hide,” the ‘On Becoming’ author said in the caption for the post. She has come under attack especially on Instagram but the 34-year-old entrepreneur can’t be bothered as she prepares to launch a beauty line.

Dream Studios gutted by fire

Dream studios, the studio where reality show, Nigerian Idols, was held was razed by fire on Saturday.

The entertainment studio situated in Bamako estate, Omole Phase 1, Lagos caught fire on Saturday. The fire fighters succeeded in putting out the fire, which created a scene in Omole area of Ojodu local government area.

No casualty was recorded. The studio is known to be the location for auditions of several music reality shows including Idols West Africa, Nigerian Idols, and many others. Dreams Studio became famous after Ultima Studio got burnt on August 22, 2010 during an edition of the MTN Project Fame West Africa.

Ciara samples Tiwa Savage’s song in new single

Ciara released her new single, titled, ‘Freak Me’ featuring Tekno; and it samples a previously released single by Tiwa Savage, ‘Before Nko’.

The song shares not just the same element, but lines from the lyrics of the song are even identical, with the title of Ciara’s single adopted from Tiwa’s hook.

Although Tiwa is credited as a songwriter on streaming platforms, it is still unclear if Ciara or her team got the right clearance to sample her song.