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Why I exhumed my mother’s body for reburial – Portable




Controversial Nigerian singer, Habeeb Okikiola, popularly known as Portable, has explained why he exhumed his mother’s body for reburial.

The ‘Zazu’ crooner recently exhumed his mother’s body and reburied her.

Speaking in a viral video trending on X platform, Portable explained that he exhumed her body because the land where she was buried was sold.

He said, “I lost my mother at the age of 13. I exhumed her body and reburied her because they sold the land where she was initially buried.”

He revealed that he wants to build a mansion at the place where he reburied his mother.


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FULL LIST: Angelina Jolie, Alicia Keys, others win big at 2024 Tony Awards



The duo of Angelina Jolie and Daniel Radcliffe won their first-ever Tony Awards at the Lincoln Center last night.

Angelina Jolie-produced ‘The Outsiders: A New Musical’ took home the gong for best musical.

She is now halfway to EGOT status.

Daniel Radcliffe won the award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for his role in ‘Merrily We Roll Along.’

However, David Adjmi’s film, ‘Stereophonic’ was the biggest winner at the 2024 Tony Awards, winning five out of its 13 nominations.

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ ‘Appropriate’ won three awards while Alicia Keys’ ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ managed two from its 10 nominations.

Jack O’Brien and George C. Wolfe received a Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre.

Abe Jacob, Alex Edelman, and Nikiya Mathis also received a Special Tony Award.

Colleen Jennings-Roggensack, Dramatists Guild Foundation, Judith O. Rubin, The Samuel J. Friedman Health Center for the Performing Arts, Wendall K. Harrington, and The Wilma Theater were honoured for Excellence in the Theatre.

Here is the full list of winners:

Best Play

Mary Jane
Mother Play
Prayer for the French
Stereophonic WINNER
Jaja’s African Hair Braiding

Best Musical

Water for Elephants
The Outsiders WINNER
Hell’s Kitchen

Michael Stuhlbarg for the Patriots

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play

Betsy Aidem for Prayer for the French Republic
Jessica Lange for Mother Play
Sarah Paulson for Appropriate WINNER
Rachel McAdams for Mary Jane
Amy Ryan for Doubt: A Parable

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical

Jonathan Groff for Merrily We Roll Along WINNER
Brody Grant for The Outsiders
Dorian Harewood for The Notebook
Brian d’Arcy James for Days of Wine and Roses
Eddie Redman
Jiyoun Chang for Stereophonic
Natasha Katz for Grey House

Best Lighting Design of a Musical

Brian MacDevitt and Hana S. Kim for The Outsiders WINNER
Brandon Stirling Baker for Illinois
Justin Peck for Illinois WINNER
Camille A. Brown for Hell’s Kitchen
Jesse Robb and Shana Carroll for Water for Elephants
Rick Kuperman and Jeff Kuperman for The Outsiders
Annie-B Parson for Here Lies Love

Best Orchestrations

Jonathan Tunick for Merrily We Roll Along WINNER
Timo Andres for Illinois
Tom Kitt and Adam Blackstone for Hell’s Kitchen
Will Butler and Justin Craig for Stereophonic
Justin Levine, Matt Hinkley and Jamestown Revival (Jonathan Clay and Zach Chance) for The Outsiders

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BBNaija Doyin admits being ‘fake’ on reality show



Controversial Big Brother Naija reality star Doyinsola Anuoluwapo David, simply known as Doyin, has admitted that she “faked” her character during her first appearance on the reality show in the ‘Level Up’ edition in 2022.

She disclosed this while featuring on a recent episode of the CreativiTEA podcast hosted by Lynda.

“My first run wasn’t my best run, to be honest. I have been on the show twice, and I came out of the show, and I hated it. I was fake. I came out with the narrative that Doyin is too mature. She is always trying to talk things out; that’s not really me oo. In real life, I fight,” she confessed.

Elsewhere on the podcast, Doyin recounted how a brand terminated her contract because of an interview she granted.

The reality star said, “There is no bad or good brand. I had a brand that dropped me. They had signed me and paid me the money, but they called and asked for a refund, and it was because of an interview I did. And to be fair to them, I deserved to be dropped because why did I talk?”

Doyin was among the former Big Brother Naija housemates that returned to the House for the All Stars edition last year.

She was heavily criticised for being “a talkative”.

After her eviction, Doyin claimed that Nigerians are not ready for a reality TV show, slamming fans for voting against her because of her outspoken nature

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American rapper, Kanye West sued for sexual harassment by former assistant



Controversial American rapper, Kanye West has been sued for sexual harassment, breach of contract and wrongful termination.

Lauren Pisciotta, who worked as his assistant for two years, said she was fired in 2022 and that a 3 million, £2.4 million, severance package was never paid.
Pisciotta is accusing West of sending her vulgar texts and performing sex acts over the phone with her.

According to reports, Pisciotta was primarily supporting herself via an OnlyFans profile in 2021 when she met West, and he was initially comfortable with her continuing her OnlyFans business.

However, in 2022, he allegedly offered her $1 million to delete her only fans account, stating that he wanted her to be “God-like”.

She alleges that she was bombarded with explicit text messages from West, including pornographic videos after she closed the account.

Pisciotta also claims he masturbated while talking to her on the phone and that, on one occasion, he pleasured himself in front of her after “trapping” her in a private room on his plane.

Pisciotta is seeking damages for alleged fraud, unpaid wages, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

At the time of filing this report, West has not responded to the allegations and has maintained his silence ever since.

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