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PASUMA, REDTV, Jumoke Odetola, Lateef Adedimeji, Others For HAPAwards 2021

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Africa’s Lifestyle and Entertainment channel – REDTV alongside Fuji Maestro, Wasiu Alabi Pasuma, Nollywood celebrities like Jumoke Odetola, Lateef Adedimeji, Etinosa Idemudia and Ayoola Ayoola have been nominated for the 5th edition of Hollywood and African prestigious Awards (HAPAwards).

The star-studded Sunday Show will take place on October 24th at the famous Orpheum Thearter in Downtown Los Angeles, California.

The HAPAwards is a 3-day event starting from Friday October 22nd to Sunday October 24th with a combination of activities – the Fashion and Music Night, HAPA International business Roundtable (HIBR) and The Sunday Awards Night. The awards is designed to bridge the cultural gap between Africa and the global community.

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While REDTV is a fast paced lifestyle channel that puts Africa on the global stage. Proudly associated with the United Bank for Africa, REDTV has continued to entertain and inform viewers with content in entertainment, fashion, news, design, music, sport, movies and travel.

The Men’s Club (TMC) – a production of REDTV has also received five nominations this year in different categories ranging from Best Actor in a TV Series (Ayoola Ayolola) to Best Actress in a TV Series (Sharon Ooja), Best Supporting Actor in a TV Series (Daniel Etim Effiong) and Best Supporting Actress in a TV Series (Jasmine Mwangi).

Speaking with Adeola Odunowo, Producer and African Representative of HAPAwards, he praised the support of corporate organizations in building the entertainment industry. “Our 5th edition has witnessed an increase in the number of nominations from Africa and that simply underscores the continent’s growing influence around the globe”, Odunowo noted.

Other top celebrities nominated include Jumoke Odetola, an award winning actress with over a decade contribution to the movie industry; Lateef Adedimeji was nominated for his lead role in the blockbuster movie – AYINLA and African Fuji Singer, Pasuma was nominated for Best International Music Video and he will also be performing LIVE at the Sunday Show.

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The theme for HAPAwards 2021 is tagged “Collaboration for Global Development, Peace and Prosperity” and some of the Honorees lined-up for recognition include Marla Gibbs, Dr. Arikana Chihombori Quao, Melba Moore and Dr. Michael K. Obeng to mention a few.”

 

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Tuface Idibia Reacts To Davido, Wizkid’s Reconciliation

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Nigerian Music legend, Tuface Idibia has reacted to the reconciliation of Nigeria stars, Wizkid and Davido.

Davido and Wizkid on Friday hugged each other at a Lagos nightclub.

The duo also exchanged pleasantries as Wizkid whispered into Davido’s ears while they hugged for a long time.

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The video which has gone viral has stirred reactions as fans went on social media rejoicing.

Tuface, reacting, took to his Instagram page to express joy for the reunion.

READ ALSO: How 2Baba Made Me Feature In ‘African Queen’ Video 19 Years Ago – Annie Idibia

His post read, “This put a smile on my face but Abeg Una let my song and video trend small.

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“Run up my numbers biko, no distractions.”

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Nigerian Singer Laments Excessive Demands By Sex Workers

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Controversial singer Portable has lamented the excessive demands by sex workers in Lekki.

The Zazu singer, who seems to have recently relocated to the Lagos highbrow area, made his concern known in a video on his Instagram page.

Portable said sex workers in Lekki are after their money either they render the service or not.

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He also mentioned that they even demand for their clients’ shirts while leaving his house or hotel.

READ ALSO: How 2Baba Made Me Feature In ‘African Queen’ Video 19 Years Ago – Annie Idibia

Hookup girls in Lekki are something else, they are not bothered if you got intimate with them or not, they will request for their money when it’s time to go and will also ask to take one of your shirt,” he lamented.

The singer arrived Kenya on Friday as he made his first international appearance.

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How 2Baba Made Me Feature In ‘African Queen’ Video 19 Years Ago – Annie Idibia

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Nigerian actress, Annie Idibia, on Saturday recalled how her musician husband, 2Baba, featured her in the video of his hit song, ‘African Queen’ 19 years ago.

The actress said this while referring to a recent song, Smile, where her husband again featured her in its video.

Going down memory lane, Annie took to her Instagram page to reveal that she was struggling as a model when 2Baba, then called 2face, asked her to feature in his song, African Queen.

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2Baba had released his hit song, African Queen, in 2004, shortly after his breakout from the all boys band, Plantashun Boiz.

Reflecting on that moment, Annie noted that she and her then-boyfriend, 2face, didn’t know the song would “change the entire music scene in Africa”.

The actress, who had two children for the singer, wrote, “19 years ago, while still struggling to find my feet in the modeling industry, my then-boyfriend who just broke from a boy band group called me to star in his new song (African Queen).

“We both had no idea the song would change the entire music scene in Africa and it’s narrative and also become the biggest song out of the continent.

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“Fast forward to 19 years later and almost 10 years married to that amazing rare human artist, we get to do this again! It’s #SmileSeason Guys!”

Wondering if she had mixed up the dates, she added, “I hope I got the entire math correct.”

Annie, in 2013, married 2Baba, who had other five children from two other women.

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In September 2021, their marriage was shaken as Annie accused her husband of hanging out with one of his baby mama of three, Pero, outside the country.

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