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Seun Kuti Slams AY Over Reason For Accepting National Award

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Seun Kuti, popular musician and the youngest son of the Afrobeat pioneer Fela Anikulapo Kuti has slammed comedian Ayo Makun, a.k.a AY, over his reason for not rejecting his national honour.

Recall that former president Muhammadu Buhari, through the Ministry of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs on Sunday, listed comedian AY, singer Davido, actor Kunle Afolayan, Super Eagles and Napoli striker Victor Osimhen and other celebrities among 337 Nigerians to be conferred with national honours on June 1st 2023.

Reacting to the announcement on Monday, AY, in a tweet, addressed critics who queried him for not rejecting the honorary award by the Federal Government, stating that a national honour is the highest recognition anyone could get.

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Explaining why he will not reject the award, AY said, “Those of you shaming or asking me to reject ‘A National Honour’ are clearly missing a vital point. Our country is bigger and more important than any president or political party awarding it. National honour is the highest recognition anyone can get for his or her contributions to nation-building.

”So my allegiance is to a country where I have contributed my own quota, and I am more than happy to be rewarded by the same nation.”

Responding to AY in a post on his Instagram page and story, Seun Kuti described the comedian’s explanation as unnecessary. And taunted the comedian to receive his ‘Buhari’ award and stop explaining.

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“Let me reiterate. No be public opinion poll them take dey choose national award na by presidential committee then the president will accept the nomination of certain people. In as much as it’s a national honour, it’s a presidential appointment. Biko, receive your BUHARI award and stop to dey Shalaye.

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“This is what I hate about sellouts. Is it that you don’t have a chest, or you can’t do anything with the chest? Resist the URGE to SHALAYE (explain), Don’t try and dress HYPOCRISY as NATIONAL LOYALTY OR PATRIOTISM. With una 2 Homes and 2 Passports,” Seun Kuti said.

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VIDEO: Rema Performs ‘Calm Down’ At Indian Billionaire Ambani’s Son Wedding

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Popular Nigerian afrobeats sensation, Rema has captivated guests at the wedding of Anant Ambani, son of India’s wealthiest man Mukesh Ambani, with a spirited performance of his chart-topping track ‘Calm Down’.

A viral video surfaced on Thursday depicting Rema’s arrival in India in anticipation of the grand ceremony. According to reports from Hindusian Times, the singer was paid $3 million for his appearance.

In a latest video that has since gone viral, Rema, known for his infectious beats and energetic stage presence, was seen enthralling attendees at the wedding hall.

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The wedding celebration also features performances by other international superstars. Canadian singer Justin Bieber reportedly received $10 million for his performance, while pop icon Rihanna also graced the stage for an undisclosed fee.

Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant are set to marry on July 12 at the Jio World Centre in Mumbai’s Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC).

This four-day wedding extravaganza marks the culmination of a series of lavish celebrations hosted by the families since March.

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The guest list for the wedding includes a host of high-profile figures such as Kim Kardashian, former UK Prime Ministers Boris Johnson and Tony Blair, former US Secretary of State John Kerry, former Swedish Prime Minister Carl Bildt, and former Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, among others.

Mumbai is abuzz with excitement as the city plays host to one of the most opulent weddings of the year, drawing attention from around the globe.

 

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Portable Causes Commotion In Lagos, Fights Bike-man For Allegedly Stealing His Phone [VIDEO]

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Portable got into a street fight with a motorcycle rider.

The singer, real name Habeeb Okikiola Badmus, is seen in yellow, obstructing the movement of cars as he fought in the middle of the street.

A crowd gathered, trying to separate the fight but Portable continues going at his opponent, even pushing him to the ground at one point.

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The person filming is heard asking what kind of celebrity Portable is while claiming that the singer really injured his opponent.

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According to online reports, Portable attacked the man for allegedly stealing his phone.

This comes just weeks after the singer returned from America.

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Actress Joke Silva Celebrates Legendary Husband At 82

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Veteran actor Olu Jacobs is celebrating his 82nd birthday and wife Joke Silva marked the occasion with a heartfelt post.

She shared a video collage showcasing Olu Jacobs’ illustrious career, featuring clips from his prime and a recent footage of him relaxing in a lounge.

Joke Silva’s caption expressed her love and admiration for her husband, calling him “Sir J of life” and wishing him an amazing year ahead.

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82 just like that go ….Agba ko ni nira l’agbara Jesu…Happy birthday and.have an amazing year ahead me darling…. Sir J of life @_olujacobs (loving his customized house coat …thanks a mill,” she wrote.

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Olu Jacobs, a legendary actor, has had a profound impact on the film industry, starring in numerous iconic movies from the 80s to the late 2000s.

His contributions have created lasting childhood memories for many fans.

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The post was flooded with goodwill messages from fans and colleagues, celebrating Olu Jacobs’ life and legacy.

realomosexy wrote: “Happy birthday to a Legend, A father to the Industry, An Outstanding Actor, An Incredible Soul.”

officialosas said: “Happy Birthday Legend! God bless you immensely”

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chiomakpotha praised: “A LIVING LEGEND! Happy Birthday Sir. We love you”

idia.aisien wrote, 0Happy birthday to a living LEGEND!!! God bless you both”

dahoodgbadegesinolanrewaju wrote, “I wished I could pav him a visit. A great legend of our time. I grew up as a young boy, watching his acts on movies. Hapi birthday, sir Olu Jacobs. God bless.”

mustiphasholagbade4 wrote, “Happy birthday to a living legend”

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