BBNaija’s Rico Swavey is dead

Big Brother Naija season three housemate Patrick Fakoya popularly known as Rico Swavey has died.

Co-housemate, Tobi Bakre confirmed his shocking demise on Thursday, days after the reality star suffered fatal injuries from a car accident.

We lost him. But thanks a lot guys.God knows best,” Bakre tweeted announcing Swavey’s death.

Following the fatal accident which occurred in the early hours of Tuesday morning, co-housemate Alex Unusual revealed that the artiste was in a “critical condition” and unconscious.

An appeal for financial aid spearheaded by Bakare was also promptly set up to keep Swavey on life support.

The 29-year-old reality star featured in the 2018 edition of top reality show Big Brother Naija alongside Bakre, Alex and Cee-C.

Prior to his tragic passing, he solidified his position as a performing artiste with a number of TV appearances.

Keep Resting Rico Swavey.


OAP Toke Makinwa ends 12-year career

The star made the revelation on her Instagram page while celebrating her success; how she began in the profession as an amateur and has since progressed to become an experienced media personality and presenter.

In what seemed to be a heartwarming post, she wrote: “This has taken me so long to share but here we go. Guys, it has been 12 years since my first day on radio, and I finally take a bow.

“It’s been the most exciting 12 years of my life. (So many memories), I joined as a rookie and now I can say I’m leaving as a seasoned broadcaster.

As the queen of talk, I’ll like to take you all on a new journey, please come with me. For some it’s not so new so I’ll say an elevated phase.

Ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce you to #TMPod. TokeMoments has joined @eggcorndigital @eggcornpodcastnetwork and we can’t wait to show you the new elevated Toke moments. Stay Tuned. #podcast #nigerianpodcast”

The video that accompanied the post displayed photos and recordings of her last day at work, as well as comments from coworkers on how efficient she was and how much she would be missed.

Recall that earlier this year, Toke had appeared in Play Networks’ Glamour Girls, playing one of the lead roles in the film. Presently, she is the host of Showmax’s The Buzz, a commentary show on the BBNaija show.

Kanye West apologies to Kim Kardashian for any stress he may have caused her

This is the second time the billionaire will be apologizing to his ex-wife.

The billionaire rapper made this known during an interview with ‘Good Morning America’ on Thursday, September 22, 2022.

“This is the mother of my children, and I apologize for any stress that I have caused, even in my frustration, because God calls me to be stronger,” he said.

I need this person to be less stressed and of the best, sound mind,” he added. “And as calm as possible to be able to raise those children at the end of the day.”

He also spoke about he fought to co-parent his kids with the Keeping Up With The Kardashians reality TV star. “I’m their dad. It has to be co-parenting. As a dad and as a Christian … I have a right to have a voice on what my kids are wearing, what they’re watching, what they’re eating,” he said.

It would be recalled that the rapper had on several occasions called out the mother of his four children for depriving him of seeing his kids.

“What do you mean by main provider? America saw you try to kidnap my daughter on her birthday by not providing the address You put security on me inside of the house to play with my son then accused me of stealing I had to take a drug test after Chicago’s party cause you accused me of being on drugs Tracy Romulus stop manipulating Kim to be this way,” he alleged.

Kim and Kanye’s official divorce news first broke in February 2021. This came weeks after speculations about their marriage collapse.

From Kanye calling out Kim for kidnapping one of their daughters and exposing the other to social media to Kim claiming to be solely responsible for the care of their children, it’s been tough keeping up with the West.

‘I struggled with depression and found comfort in food’ – BBNaija’s Uriel

Former Big Brother Naija housemate Uriel Oputa has revealed how she found solace in food during her battle with depression.

The reality TV star made this known via her Instagram page on Thursday, September 22, 2022.

“I was an emotional Eater I struggled with Depression (still dealing with it) and found Comfort in food. I didn’t understand what full was,” she wrote.

“I knew I felt uncomfortable but I didn’t care. When people ask me to help them the first thing I ask is: Are you Mentally Ready ?? It’s a tough battle, but you shall overcome.”

This is not the first time the reality TV star will be talking about her struggle with depression and weight loss.

In March, Uriel revealed how her former boyfriend body-shamed her while they dated.

“I remember my ex said my legs weren’t fine because I had a scar. He made me feel so bad. I lost confidence. Now my legs are being called beautiful,” she wrote. “This life ehn! When he is not for you, he is truly not for you. There will always be someone who is ready to massage those scars.”

The reality TV star is known for always preaching the body positivity gospel.

In 2021, the reality TV star slammed men who body shame their wives after giving birth.

“You are a complete ignoramus if you make your wife uncomfortable about her weight after she has given birth,” she wrote.

“Not every snap bk is natural if you can’t afford a lipo or a fitness trainer/personal chef pls kindly take a bk seat, let her work through this sensitive period.”

Born on January 24, 1988, in England, Uriel Ngozi Oputa is a Nigerian actress, music artist and reality TV star.

She was one of the contestants for the Big Brother Naija 2018 edition.

I dated him because he said he was separated’ – Halima Abubakar opens up on relationship with Apostle Johnson Suleman

In a series of posts shared via her Instagram Stories on Sunday, September 18, 2022, the movie star called out the controversial pastor for allegedly paying bloggers to write demeaning stories about her.

“Every month only you. How do you sleep? You paid off the blogs, only you, God forbid. Look for lies and send it to your bloggers. They need am,” she wrote.

“But you you you JS. You bought market Sule. Emperor Sule. Allow me rest biko. Don’t fuck with me bro. Dude.”

The actress also revealed that the reason she had an affair with the pastor was that he told her he was separated. “I fuck up yes. I own my mistakes. But I won’t lie anymore. Nigga said he was separated. I didn’t meet a married man. I met a bizman with three kids. Long story, stay away from liars,” she revealed.

Abubakar has been in the news for months over her alleged relationship with the pastor.

At some point, she called out one of her colleagues, Shan George for denying not having an affair with the pastor.

Several female celebrities have been romantically linked to the pastor. However, some of these celebrities have come out to dispel the rumors.

In July, Nollywood actress Georgina Onuoha denied dating the Auchi-based pastor.

She also slammed those who have been fueling the alleged affair. “Many have been a blessing to my life for that I am grateful. I will repeat many of us are cut from different fabrics. So please keep your shit life to yourself. Don’t bring it on my street. The level of joblessness amongst some low-live scumbags is alarming,’ she wrote.

BBNaija star Kiddwaya shows off fiancee

In a recent video, posted by media personality, Daddy Freeze, the BBNaija star was spotted at a white lady, who Daddy Freeze introduced as the TV star’s fiancee. “Kidd Waya & His Fiancé Showing Is How To Love,” Daddy Freeze captioned the video.

Other celebrities and socialites who were present at the gathering include popular UK-based pastor, Tobi Adegboyega.

The controversial pastor while reacting to Kiddwaya and his fiancee’s engagement said he would be honored to officiate their wedding.

He also said he would be officiating Davido’s wedding – looks like we have a bigger story to break in the coming months.

Freeze also taunted fans who had wanted Kiddwaya and Erica to be together, he said; “Stop asking where is Erica, send her a DM.”

Kiddwaya was one of the housemates from the fifth season of the reality TV show.

While in the house, the billionaire heir was romantically linked to Erica.

However, that ship sank weeks after their exit from the show.

Fans of Kiddwaya and Erica’s alleged relationship haven’t gotten over their split.

Leonardo DiCaprio and Camila Morrone break up after 4 years

According to PageSix, DiCaprio and Morrone have gone their separate ways. However, the reason for the breakup hasn’t been confirmed.

There had been unconfirmed reports of cracks in the couple’s relationship.

In May, DiCaprio was spotted comforting Morrone after they shared an emotional conversation on a beach in Malibu.

It is unclear when the pair officially broke up, but DiCaprio has been spotted vacationing solo in Europe over the summer.

DiCaprio and Morrone first began dating in 2017.

Prior to dating Morrone, DiCaprio dated some of the biggest names in Hollywood.

From Bar Rafaeli, Blake Lively and Nina Agdal, the Titanic star has had his fair share of some of Hollywood’s finest.

BBNaija 7: Fake housemate Modella has been evicted

Big Brother had viewers holding their breath during the week’s Sunday live show after host, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu announced a possible eviction of at least one housemate.

The housemate turned out to be one of Biggie’s fake housemate Modella. Hours to the live show, other fake housemates Deji, Chizzy and Rachel were instructed to not come forward if an announcement of a “fake housemate” is made.

Modella joined the show with Deji a month ago as a fake housemate. While their roles were not explicitly stated, Modella failed Big Brother’s first task. Recall that the housemate was instructed to cause some chaos in the Beauty and Groovy ship, a task she found too herculean to undertake.

Away from her failed task, Modella’s stay on the show got exciting towards its end with her “situation-ship” with Bryann. Modella also earned herself a role in a Showmax Original for winning the streamer’s task.

Beauty disqualified from reality TV show

The former beauty queen was disqualified from the show on Sunday, August 7, 2022, after receiving the final strike from Biggie.

The gist – Beauty had on Saturday night, had an altercation with her love interest in the house, Groovy.

The argument lingered on for hours with the former beauty queen calling out Groovy over his friendship with one of the housemates, Chomzy.

As the situation got intense, she threw her wig and glasses at Groovy.

The disqualification – On Sunday afternoon, after reading the rules to the housemate, Big Brother disqualified Beauty for infringing one of the rules.

She had previously received a strike a few days earlier for a similar behavior.

Beauty joins the list of housemates who have been disqualified from the reality TV show.

The disqualified teammates – Fitness expert, Kemen was disqualified from the second season of the show in 2017. K Brule and Khloe were disqualified during the third season of the show.

In 2019, Tacha was disqualified from the show after an altercation with fellow housemate, Mercy Eke barely a week to the end of the show.

In 2020, Erica was disqualified from the show after a messy behavior and several infringements of the house rules.

Gideon Okeke, wife set for divorce after 4 years of marriage

According to a source close to the couple, they are set to end their four-year-old marriage over irreconcilable differences. Okeke’s family will be going to Chidera’s village to collect the bride price paid on her in the coming week, the source revealed.

There have been speculations about the couple’s split for a while now.

According to several reports, Okeke and Chidera haven’t really had a cordial relationship for a while.

However, the two showed up together for their son’s birthday party at his school in July.

Gideon and Chidera had their traditional wedding ceremony in 2018.

The reality TV star turned actor and his wife had their fairytale white wedding the following year.

Dera and the actor welcomed their first child together in 2019.

In 2021, they welcomed their second child.

The reality TV star welcomed his first child with his former partner in 2016.

The actor rose to stardom in 2006 after taking part in the first season of the reality TV show, Big Brother Naija.

Ne-Yo’s wife files for divorce, claims he fathered a child with another woman

According to the divorce document obtained by PageSix, Renay claimed that Ne-Yo “recently fathered a minor” with his “paramour.” She called their marriage “irretrievably broken with no hope for reconciliation.” 

This is coming days after Renay had accused the music star of cheating on her with “numerous” other women throughout their nearly decade-long relationship.

“8 years of lies and deception. 8 years of unknowingly sharing my life and husband with numerous of women who sell their bodies to him unprotected… every last one of them!” she wrote.

“To say I’m heartbroken and disgusted is an understatement. To ask me to stay and accept it is absolutely insane. The mentality of a narcissist. I will no longer lie to the public or pretend that this is something it isn’t,” she continued.

On Sunday, July 31, Neyo responded to his wife’s post on Twitter.

“For the sake of our children, my family and I will work through our challenges behind closed doors,” he tweeted.

“Personal matters are not meant to be addressed and dissected in public forums. I simply ask that you please respect me and my family’s privacy at this time.”

Renay and Neyo started dating in 2015. Neyo proposed that same year.

The couple briefly split in 2020 before remarrying in 2022, throwing a lavish ceremony in Las Vegas to celebrate their reunion.

John Legend and Chrissy Teigen are expecting a baby

Chrissy Tiegen took to her Instagram page on Wednesday, August 3, 2022, where she shared a photo of her protruding belly. “The last few years have been a blur of emotions, to say the least, but joy has filled our home and hearts again. 1 billion shots later (in the leg lately, as u can see!) we have another on the way,” she captioned the photo.

“Every appointment I’ve said to myself, “ok if it’s healthy today I’ll announce” but then I breathe a sigh of relief to hear a heartbeat and decide I’m just too nervous still.”

“I don’t think I’ll ever walk out of an appointment with more excitement than nerves but so far, everything is perfect and beautiful and I’m feeling hopeful and amazing. Ok phew it’s been very hard keeping this in for so long!”

Teigen’s post is coming months after she revealed that she completed her in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment.

The wife of the music star made this known during a chat with Entertainment Tonight.

“I finished my IVF part, so I feel so much healthier and so much better with that,” she said.

Teigen first shared that she was undergoing IVF in February, nearly a year and a half after suffering a devastating pregnancy loss.

“I wanted to let you guys know I’m balls deep in another IVF cycle to save as many eggos as I possibly can and hopefully make some strong, healthy embryos,” she wrote on Instagram at the time.

“I honestly don’t mind the shots…they make me feel like a doctor/chemist. But the bloating is a bitch so I humbly beg you to stop asking if I’m pregnant.” Teigen had a miscarriage back in 2020.

“We are shocked and in the kind of deep pain you only hear about, the kind of pain we’ve never felt before. We were never able to stop the bleeding and give our baby the fluids he needed, despite bags and bags

‘Fixing Nigeria is more important than the money politicians plan to offer me’ – Okey Bakassi

The comedian made this known via his Twitter page on Tuesday, August 2, 2022.

“Fixing Nigeria is more important to me now than any money any politician has to offer. If Nigeria becomes safe and economically stable, people like me will make money from safely using our talent across the country…like we used to. #letsfixNigeria,” he tweeted.

Bakassi also revealed that he won’t be paying attention to trolls on social media who have been dragging him over his political stance.

“Sorry if I don’t notice when you drag or troll me on social media, due to my political views. I’m currently focusing my attention on who becomes the next president. I’ll get back to you after the election. Pls bear with me #ndiara #letsfixNigeria,” he added. “Because I’m an Actor, some people want me to act like all is well with Nigeria. I’m a Comedian but there’s nothing funny about the situation in the country.”

The comedian has never hidden his dissatisfaction with the style and manner the current administration has managed the affairs of the nation.

In July, Bakassi said his love for the country was pure until Buhari happened.

“I lost my “virginity” under Buhari’s administration…yes!…my love for Nigerian was pure and unbroken until Buhari happened to us in 2015. I can’t recognize my beloved country anymore,” he tweeted.

Since the election season began, several Nigerian celebrities have been vocal about not just their choices but also about citizens’ participation in the forthcoming elections.

Khloé Kardashian expecting a baby via surrogate with Tristan Thompson

According to PageSix, a source close to the Kardashians revealed that the estranged couple are expecting their second child together. “We can confirm True will have a sibling who was conceived in November. Khloé is incredibly grateful to the extraordinary surrogate for such a beautiful blessing,” the source revealed.

“We’d like to ask for kindness and privacy so that Khloe can focus on her family.”

Multiple sources add that the baby was conceived via surrogate before it was revealed that Tristan, 31, was having a baby with someone else.

“Khloé and Tristan already had the baby in the works when the scandal hit. By then, Khloé was just like, ‘I’m going to be doing it by myself,’” PageSix revealed.

Tristan and Khloe already a have four-year-old daughter.

It would be recalled that Tristan welcomed a baby with fitness expert, Maralee Nichols.

Nicole has already filed for child support from the rich NBA star before giving birth to the child.

Tristan later admitted to fathering the child after he was dragged by the fitness expert.

“Today, paternity test results reveal that I fathered a child with Maralee Nichols. I take full responsibility for my actions. Now that paternity has been established I look forward to amicably raising our son,” he wrote.

He went on to apologize to his former girlfriend and baby mama, Khloe Kardashian.

“Khloé, you don’t deserve this. You don’t deserve the heartache and humiliation I have caused you. You don’t deserve the way I have treated you over the years,” he added.

Marvel comics to introduce new gay Spider-Man character

Confirming the newest addition, Comic book author Steve Foxe revealed that the character named Web-Weaver will posses a ‘fearlessly femme identity’. He further detailed that they were careful to develop a queer character that did not generalize LGBTQ stereotypes.

Surprise: I had the huge gay honor of helping to co-create Web-Weaver, who’ll make his debut in Edge of the Spider-verse this September,” Fox announced on Twitter.

He added: “Something I realized immediately when conceiving Web-Weaver is that he can’t – and shouldn’t – represent ALL gay men. No single character cant.

“His fearlessly femme identity is central to who he is, but it’s not the STORY… Which you can experience for yourself in September!”

Web-Weaver’s debut issue has been confirmed for an August 3 release. The character will debut alongside three other renditions of Spider-Man, including Spider-Man Noir and a Spider-Man Rex dinosaur hybrid.

BBNaija season 7 confirmed for double entry show premiere this July

Season 7 of the hit reality show will premiere on July 23-24, 2022, following last season’s double entry style.

The show’s organizers confirmed season seven’s launch at a recently held press junket in Lagos.

This year’s BBNaija edition will see a lucky Nigerian take home N100 million worth of prizes, the biggest in the show’s history.

Season seven will also spot some pre Covid elements including the return of the fan-favorite ‘Ninjas’ and a live studio audience. It’s set to be a winning season for BBNaija fans as the organizers confirmed a promo that would see 30 fans win N1 million each.

The new season will retain its voting style from last year as voting remains exclusive to the Big Brother Naija website, mobile site, and the My DStv and MyGOtv apps for active customers. The number of votes each subscriber will have will be determined by their subscription packages, with DStv Premium and GOtv SUPA subscribers receiving the most votes.

Headline sponsor for BBNaija season 7 is Pocket by Piggyvest and associate sponsor is Flutterwave.

Black panther star Chadwick Boseman $2.3 Million fortune to be split

The actor unexpectedly succumbed to colon cancer in 2020, due to his unforeseen demise, there was no will left behind to guide the family on how to handle his fortune.

Boseman’s estate was originally valued at $3,881,758, according to court documents, but after the large funeral bill and lawyer fees the amount came down to $2.5 Million plus $157,000 in cash.

The widow, Ledward-Boseman produced documents with an account of all expenses incurred following Boseman’s death, asking to be reimbursed. The funeral costs amounted to around $50,000 including the purchase of a piece of land close to the actor’s resting place at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, where his parents will be laid.

The actor’s company, Chadwick Boseman, Inc. allegedly owed a tax fee worth $51,000 and $900,000 was spent on a bond for a probate case. The remaining $2.3 Million will be split between the two parties with $1.15 Million each. It is said that the large sum in legal fees would have been avoided had Boseman drafted up a will. Taylor Simone Ledward and Boseman secretly tied the knot in 2019 three years after he was diagnosed with cancer. They had been together before the actor’s diagnosis. At the time of his death, Boseman had appeared in the Marvel high grossing superhero movie “Black Panther“, Black-American historic films ‘42‘, ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom‘, ‘Get On Up‘ and ‘Da 5 Bloods‘.

R. Kelly sentenced to 30 years for racketeering, sex trafficking

The singer was found guilty of one charge of racketeering and eight counts of violating the Mann Act, which prohibits the transport of “any woman or girl” across state lines for any “immoral purpose,” in September 2021. According to PageSix, it took the jury consisting of seven men and five women nine hours across two days to come up with the verdict.

The prosecutors of the case had asked the judge for a sentence longer than 25 years.

Prosecutors also said he used his celebrity status and wealth to lure women, as well as underage girls and boys, for sex.

The judgment was earlier scheduled for May 5th but was later postponed.

It would be recalled that in 2021, the disgraced singer was found guilty of sexually abusing women, boys and girls for decades.

One of his victims was R&B singer Aaliyah, who Kelly illegally wed in a Chicago hotel room in 1994 when she was 15 years old.

Kelly’s legal team called a handful of ex-Kelly employees and associates to take the stand to discredit allegations the singer sexually abused women, girls and boys.

Funke Akindele and JJC Skillz’s marriage crashes

JJC Skillz made this known via his Instagram page on Thursday, June 30, 2022. Dear Friends and family I need to let you know that Funke and I have separated. While it lasted we shared a lot of things together and have created 2 beautiful children. The last two years have been extremely difficult for us,” he wrote.

“I know I have tried my best to fix things but I believe it is beyond repair now. 3 months ago and at Funke’s insistence I moved out of the house and apart from AMVCA have not been able to get Funke to sit down in an amicable manner to discuss the future of our relationship.”

The veteran rapper said he decided to announce their separation to let the public know they are already pursuing their individual lives.

“I’m making this announcement so that the public is clear that we both are pursuing separate lives. We still have issues that need to be addressed such as the custody and wellbeing of our children which is paramount as well as business interests which need to be disentangled but I have no doubt that these will be resolved one way or the other,” he concluded. Trouble in the Bello’s home first got to the public after the movie star’s stepson, Benito, dragged her on social media.

Benito revealed that all was not well in one of Nollywood’s most admired marriages.

He alleged that his stepmom, Funke, was a horrible person.

He made this known following reports of crisis in JJC and Akindele’s marriage.

Weeks later, Benito disclosed he was allegedly assaulted by his father.

According to him, they fell out after he was expelled for bringing alcohol to the school.

Benito gave a detailed account of how the music star repeatedly hit him inside the car as they drove home.

He alleged that he sustained bruises on his face, neck and ribs.

It didn’t end there as he dropped a bombshell about his father and step mum cheating on each other.

According to Benito,

Regina Daniels gifted plot of land worth N35M

The movie star was gifted the choice property by Jerclems Investments Limited. The mother of one was presented with the papers of the property during her investiture as an ambassador for the company.

Present at the event were, representatives of Jerclems Investments Limited; Marketing Director, HRM Prince Okafor, counsels to Jerclems Investments Limited; Barrister Ejikemeuwa Okeke and Barrister Chris Okey Anakweze, among other staff of JC, Regina Daniels, her manager and her legal adviser.

Daniels appreciating Jerclems investments Limited promised to fulfil her part of the contract and also expressed that she looked forward to a smooth time with Jerclems investment Limited as a Brand ambassador.

The property is located at the Sangotedo axis of Lagos Island.

Jerclems Investments Limited is a leading multi-disciplinary property services company, privately held and incorporated in Nigeria.

They provide bespoke solutions across a range of real estate services to owners, occupiers and investors.

They have expanded services based on core strength, unrivalled local expertise and extensive local and international network.