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Nollywood star, Sylvester Madu cheats death as gunmen storm film location

Gunmen are said to have stormed a movie set where Nigerian Nollywood actor Sylvester Madu had been invited, killing four persons and injuring more than ten others.

On November 23, 2023, the Nigerian actor who almost dodged death by whiskers reportedly traveled to Bamenda, Cameroon, to engage on a film production.

On Saturday night, he was attacked.

According to witnesses, Cameroonian fans greeted him enthusiastically, unable to contain their joy at finally seeing the star.

But on Saturday, November 25, at around 10 pm, some unidentified gunmen stormed a drinking joint where Madu and a few others were hanging out, causing chaos among those in attendance.

It was discovered that the attack claimed the lives of four people and left over ten with serious injuries.

Fortunately, Sylvester Madu escaped unharmed because the Cameroonian police moved quickly to resolve the issue.

The horrible incident was further confirmed in a press release issued by the film company that invited Sylvester Madu to Cameroon for the shoot.

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A statement by the company partly read: “DAMA Films received Nollywood actor Sylvester Madu aka Shina Rambo on Thursday the 23rd of November 2023 in Bamenda for a Movie shoot advocating against hard drug addiction. While concluding the movie, we received an invite for a guest appearance at BIG G VIP located at Mile 3 Nkwen.

“The snooker championship organised by Big G began at 3 pm, everything went well with fans meeting Sylvester Madu, at past 10pm we heard gunshots from outside, and many ran helter-skelter leading to the death of 4 civilians and over 10 wounded.

“The police intervened securing the safety of the Nollywood actor Sylvester Madu and dispersed the crowd.

“From Midnight, in the spirit of goodwill, onlookers carried the wounded to the nearest hospitals PMI Nkwen and Regional Hospital, where they are presently receiving treatment. The Police are currently conducting investigations to this effect.

“They promise the safety of Nollywood Actor Sylvester Madu and his subsequent excursion to his country Nigeria. DAMA Film sends a heartfelt condolence to the parents, siblings, and friends who we join in mourning the deceased.

“DAMA Films acknowledges the unfortunate happenings and regrets not taking better measures. These grave effects go into consideration in future projects. For more information contact +237654903405.”

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I can buy, marry you – Portable blasts Laide Bakare for tagging him ‘dirty boy’

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I can buy, marry you – Portable blasts Laide Bakare for tagging him ‘dirty boy’

Controversial singer, rapper, and songwriter Habeeb Okikiola, popularly known as Portable, has fired back at actress Laide Bakare after she referred to him as a “dirty boy from Sango.”

Portable asserted his wealth, suggesting he could afford to marry her.

Laide, during an interview with Talk to B, referred to Portable as a dirty boy while discussing sensitive and personal topics, following some vulgar statements the singer made on her media page.

She was asked personal questions, including the controversy surrounding her child being claimed by two individuals alleging to be the child’s father.

In response, she stated: “That’s where Wahala started. When I finished my house in Lekki, I sent out invitations. I saw it, they saw it, no response at all.

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“I told them, ‘You’re not okay.’ I sent invitations to you, and you didn’t even say anything. So, when I now got my vehicle, a person commented under my post, saying, ‘Sorry rich woman.”

The actress added that Portable was the one who commented so she went on to abuse and insult him, calling him “a dirty mad boy from Sango.”

In a subsequent video, Portable responded, emphasising that Bakare had earlier stated that if her husband cheats, she’ll cheat as well.

Consequently, he cautioned her against associating with his wife, saying that her influence might hurt his wife

Portable stated: “No be you do interview say if your husband cheats, you go cheat. Due to this, I messaged and asked that you shouldn’t associate with my wife, who is an actress.”

“Because you’re unfortunate, you might advise her to cheat as well.”

Regarding Bakare’s comment about him being a dirty boy, Portable said: “You called me a dirty boy, but I can buy and marry you. Who is your husband? Tell me your husband.”

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Alleged breach of contract: Court declines Davido’s application for stay of proceedings

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Alleged breach of contract: Court declines Davido’s application for stay of proceedings

A Delta State High Court sitting in Effurun has refused the application by Nigerian-American singer, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, seeking a stay of proceedings in the N2 billion suit filed against him by Brownhill Investment Company Limited over the annual ‘Warri Again Concert’

The claimant, in the suit, is praying the court to award N2 billion as general damages against Davido.
Besides, the claimant is praying to the court for N150 million as legal and professional fees and an additional N30 million as the cost of filing the suit.

Defendants in the suit are David Adeleke a.k.a “Davido,” and his music label, Davido Music Worldwide Limited.
At the hearing in the matter, Davido’s counsel, Mr Norrison Quakers, SAN, informed the court that there was a pending appeal and that the defendants had filed a motion for a stay of proceedings.
Quakers further told the court that the defendants had been served with a copy of the claimant’s counter affidavit to the said motion for stay.

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However, he applied to withdraw the motion and submitted that the Court of Appeal had become seized with authority over the proceedings pending before the lower court.

Claimant counsel, Kelechi Onwuegbuchulem, did not oppose the application to withdraw the motion and the court granted the same according.

The court in a bench ruling upheld the claimant’s argument and held that until an order staying further proceedings is obtained from the Court of Appeal, the High Court will continue with proceedings in the case.

The court also granted the motion on notice seeking to regularise the claimant’s reply to the statement of defence and directed that Pre-Trial Conference, PTC, forms be filed within 14 days in line with the rules of the court. The court adjourned the case to March 21, 2024, for a pre-trial conference.

Recall that Davido had, in his preliminary objection challenged the jurisdiction of the court, because the case ought not to take place in Effurun

But the court in its ruling dismissed the preliminary objection.

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Davido, DAF announce N300 million giveaway

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Davido, DAF announce N300 million giveaway

Afrobeats sensation David Adeleke, widely known as Davido, has committed to donating N300 million to various orphanages across the nation.

The announcement was made through his social media channels on Tuesday, February 20, continuing a tradition he started several years ago.

Davido emphasized the importance of giving back to the community, particularly during a period when Nigerians are facing challenges such as increased food and petrol prices. He reiterated his dedication to supporting orphanages and vulnerable groups in the country.

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In previous years, Davido has been proactive in his philanthropic endeavors. Last year, he generously distributed N237 million to numerous orphanages, and in October 2022, he donated N250 million to support 292 orphanages nationwide.

The donation will be facilitated through The David Adeleke Foundation (DAF), ensuring that the funds reach those in need. Davido expressed his commitment to transparency, promising to provide detailed information about the disbursement process. He stated, “I and my foundation pledge the sum of 300 million Naira to orphanages around Nigeria … as my yearly contribution to the nation. Details of disbursement tomorrow.”

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