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Bose Ogulu has told her son Burna Boy to "tone down the madness" as she celebrated his birthday. The African Giant turns 31 today, July 2, and his mother shared videos of him receiving a cake while performing on stage. She wrote in the caption: "Happy Birthday D. "You have given me so many reasons to be proud of the man you have become. "Let us tone down the madness. Cheers to a new age." SOURCE
The Lagos State Police Commissioner’s Special Squad has detained five policemen attached to singer, Damini Ogulu, aka Burna Boy, for attempted murder after they shot two fun seekers— Irebami Lawrence and another identified simply as Tolu— at Club Cubana on Victoria Island, Lagos, on Wednesday. According to a preliminary report by the Bar Beach Police Division, trouble started when the singer and five police escorts visited the nightclub around 4am on June 8. About four policemen waited outside while one of the policemen, identified as Inspector Ibrahim, who was in mufti, accompanied the Grammy-Award-winning artiste into the club. According to multiple witness statements, the singer was in the VIP section with three women when he spotted another woman. He was reported to have told Ibrahim to invite the woman to join him. However, the lady’s husband was said to have lambasted the singer, insisting that it was disrespectful for any man to make advances at his wife. After some minutes, Burna Boy reportedly made fresh advances at the woman. This infuriated her husband further and his friends who had gathered at the club. “As things were getting heated, Ibrahim brought out his service pistol and shot multiple times while Burna Boy was laughing,” said a senior policeman. In the process, 27-year-old Lawrence was shot in the thigh while his friend, Tolu, was hit in the head by a bullet. This caused a commotion in the club. It was learnt that Burna Boy and his crew then drove off to one of his properties at the Elegushi end of the Lekki-Epe Expressway before leaving for Lekki Phase 1. “Aware of what he had done, Burna Boy took the next flight out without even informing the policemen. He only made a video call to them to inform them that he had travelled to Spain. All his police escorts have been arrested and are currently at the Command headquarters,” said a top source at the office of the Lagos State Commissioner of Police. Sources close to the victims said the police were already making attempts to protect Burna Boy because of his status while the victims were treating their wounds at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja. In a chat with Sunday Scoop, a brother to the victim, who identified himself only as Jide, said his brother had undergone surgery to remove the bullet lodged in his thigh. Jide added that Irebami, who is based in the United States of America, arrived in Nigeria a week ago for a wedding. He also berated the management of Club Cubana for not doing enough to forestall the situation, adding that the club management had not even reached out to the family since the incident occurred. Attempts to get a response from Burna Boy’s manager, Mrs Bose Ogulu, who is also his mother, proved abortive as she neither responded to calls nor a text message on Saturday. Similarly, Chioma Nwachukwu, a media consultant for Cubana, did not respond to calls on Saturday. But the Spokesman for the Lagos State Police command, Benjamin Hundeyin, said the focus of the investigation was the policemen. Hundeyin claimed that the police had not received any complaint from any victim. Source; https://punchng.com/burna-boys-police-escorts-shoot-married-man-after-singer-made-pass-at-wife/?utm_source=top-story&utm_medium=web
Popular Nigerian comedian, Bovi Ugboma, on Tuesday revealed that he has been banned from entering the United States. The comic star revealed this while replying to questions from fans after he hosted a Question and Answer segment on his Instagram story. According to Bovi, he was banned from the country after he clashed with a visa-issuing officer and got labelled. He first spoke about the ban when a fan asked him to come to Massachusetts to perform. “I’m banned in the USA,” the father-of-three replied. Another fan asked him if he intended to leave the country and he replied, “I am a citizen of the world. Except for Yankee where I’m banned.” Explaining the reason for the ban, he said, “ Ill luck. Met a charity-like visa-issuing officer. Egos clashed. I was labelled.” Giving more details, he said, “I go dey carry shoulder.” The comedian had revealed in February 2022 that he was almost accused of stealing at a London hotel. In his Q&A, the comedian also addressed the perceived beef between him and fellow comedian, Ayo Makun, popularly known as AY. When asked by fans why he and AY don’t perform at each other’s show, the comedian made reference to American comedians. “Have you ever seen Chris Rock at a Henry Hart show?” Bovi replied to the inquisitive fan. Source; https://punchng.com/why-i-was-banned-in-the-us-comedian-bovi/
A disc jockey, Rachel Oluwabukola Martins, known as DJ DimpleNipple, and singer Michael Adebayo Olayinka, popularly known as Ruger, have been embroiled in a war of words over a sex-for-gig allegation involving Afro-pop singer, Charles Enebeli, better known by his stage name D’Prince. The female disc jockey had called out D’Prince, who is the founder and the CEO of Jonzing World, over a sex-for-gig allegation, saying the singer invited her to a hotel for a meeting. DJ DimpleNipple, in a series of posts on her Instagram story on Monday, claimed that the record label boss blocked her on the platform after she declined to meet him in the said hotel. She wrote, “So that’s how one celeb blocked me on IG because he asked me to come meet him at the George Ikoyi for a meeting and I said I can’t come meet him there for a meeting and a three-way call would be better and Oga blocked me on IG. “These Nigerian celebs be seeing their lil ass as small gods orisirisi. “Abeg tell me how do you expect people to grow when you must get in their pants before you can help them, I hate social media drama so much that it’s getting too much at this point. “You messaged me on IG by yourself that you wanted promotions for your artist and I was kind enough to reply you and you asked for my WhatsApp number only for you to start asking me to come to the George hotel for a meeting. “Mr how much do you even think you have? Like who tf are you? I pity a lot of young girls trying to grow in this industry”. “Like why tf will you play with something that puts food on my table? If you want s3x don’t you know askamaya??? I’m so pained because I know how I have worked so hard to get to this stage and not with muhfurkas helppppppp.. “If he didn’t have any bad intention why did he block me after I agreed to the three ways call, why should I meet you in a hotel when there are thousands of places to meet you for a business chat? Why must it be a hotel? and why did he block me after that?” However, while defending his record label boss, Ruger noted that the team would be taking legal action against the disc jockey over the allegation. He wrote, “You don do hook up hook up so tey dem call you for serious meeting you still think say na hook up. “You are the true meaning of a bitch and a low life and we go use legal actions deflate that ur (your) rotten yansh hediat.” But in her response to Ruger, DJ DimpleNipple said that she was battle-ready for the legal actions. “You this little boy? is it still the same you I saw at the airport that was about 4:3 looking like a roach and you couldn’t even look at my face. “If I slap you, you’d go back to your web. I am awaiting your lawyer’s response and between my a$$ is cleaner than how your career will look like in the next 10 years.” By Idowu Abdullahi Source;;https://punchng.com/sex-for-gig-allegation-singer-ruger-dj-dimplenipple-clash-over-dprince/
Nigerian singer, Burna Boy has declared himself the highest paid artist in the history of African music. Burna Boy in his tweet also stated that "money does not satisfy him". He wrote; I said money doesn’t satisfy me and it’s my Truth but it Doesn’t change the fact that I’m the highest paid artist in the History of African music. Believe it or not. By Linda Ikeji Source;https://www.lindaikejisblog.com/2022/3/im-the-highest-paid-artist-in-the-history-of-african-music-burna-boy.html