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‘My father died because we couldn’t pay for N70,000 hospital bed space’ – Odumodublvck

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Nigerian rapper, Tochukwu Ojogwu, popularly known as Odumodublvck, has recounted his days as a struggling artist and how he lost his dad because his family couldn’t afford a hospital bed space of N70,000.

He said his family was poor then and had to take his dad home to die.

The ‘Declan Rice’ crooner said his rough experience is the reason he strongly believed no artist paved the way for his musical success.

He said he admitted that he was inspired by other rappers but no artist paved the way for him.

On his X handle on Wednesday, Odumodublvck wrote: “When my father died my family was poor. We could not pay hospital bed space of 70k [N70,000]. We had to take him home.

“Coming to tell me about paving the way for me? That’s God, brother. No use your ego counter reason my reality, bros.
“I agree say you inspire me. But bros, you pave the way for nobody. Nobody!

“I hate when n*ggas try to play God.”

His outburst is coming days after veteran singer, Eedris Abdulkareem, claimed in a podcast interview that he paved the way for Wizkid, Burna Boy, Davido and the current generation of Nigerian artists.

 

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Nollywood actor Junior Pope survives boat mishap — AGN confirms

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The Nollywood community was engulfed in a wave of relief and gratitude on Wednesday night as the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) debunked rumors of the demise of popular actor Junior Pope Odonwodo, affectionately known as Jnr Pope.

Earlier in the day, distressing reports had circulated, alleging that the actor had tragically perished in a boat accident along with three companions on the Anam River in Anambra State.

Filmmaker Samuel Olatunji’s Instagram post announcing the purported passing of Junior Pope and his fellow travelers had cast a pall of sorrow over the industry. Olatunji’s somber message read, “Junior Pope passes on. Sad day for Nollywood.

“Four actors including Jnr Pope fell into Anam River on their way to location and their bodies have been recovered.”

The news escalated throughout the entertainment sphere, prompting an outpouring of condolences and prayers for the bereaved families.

However, the AGN swiftly intervened to clarify the situation, affirming that Junior Pope had survived the ordeal.

In a reassuring statement posted on their Instagram page, the AGN announced, “Junior Pope is alive. He is undergoing treatment in the hospital.”

The revelation dispelled the grim speculation, sparking a collective sigh of relief among fans and colleagues alike.

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‘Burna Boy is still a new artist’ – Slimcase

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Nigerian singer Oluwafemi Oladapo, aka Slimcase, says his colleague Burna Boy always sounds new to him despite spending over a decade in the music industry.

The ‘Shaku Shaku’ crooner spoke in a recent interview with Cool FM, Lagos, hosted by reality star, Tacha.

Slimcase said, “The top five artists I am feeling right now, Burna Boy is number one. He is still a new artist. He is always new to me everyday.

“I am also feeling Wizkid Chan, Omah Lay, Wizkid, and Baddest [Davido].”

NEWSMEN  recalls that Davido sparked controversy last year after he placed Burna Boy in the same category of “new cats” with Rema, Asake, Fireboy and Omah Lay.

 

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Alibaba mocks arrest of Bobrisky by EFCC

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Nigeria’s ace comedian, Alibaba, has weighed in on the arrest of Bobrisky by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

NEWSMEN  reported that Bobrisky, a self-proclaimed transgender and crossdresser, was arrested in Lagos on Wednesday night for allegedly mishandling naira notes.

The crossdresser was arrested for allegedly spraying and damaging the currency notes at an event.

Reacting, Alibaba took to his Instagram page and shared a picture showing men spraying and stepping on currency notes at a party.

The comedian, in sarcasm, questioned whether the EFCC’s failure to take action against the men was because of their gender.

He also questioned the justification behind Bobrisky’s arrest, stating that it was unfair.

Alibaba in apparent sarcasm implied that the EFCC disproportionately targets women, suggesting that the treatment of women in Nigeria is unjust.

“And Bobrisky was arrested for what again? Because they are men? This is not right. The other time a celebrity lady was sentenced for the same thing.

“Now, the EFCC has arrested another lady for the same thing that men get away with. The way we treat women in this country is not good. Mennnnn, I just taya,” Alibaba wrote.

 

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