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Former senate president, Bukoka Saraki, clears the medical bills of Nollywood actor, Mr Ibu (See Receipt)

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Former president of the Nigerian Senate, Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has footed all the medical expenses of popular ailing actor, Mr. John Okafor, better known as Mr Ibu.

Saraki, a former governor of Kwara state extended his act of benevolence through his foundation, ‘Abubakar Bukola Saraki Foundation’.

Mr Ibu had, this week, begged Nigerians to come to his aide, noting that he does not want his legs to be amputated following an undisclosed ailment that he has been battling with.

Reacting to his appeal, Abubakar Bukola Saraki Foundation, on Friday, came to his rescue and settled all his medical bills.

Disclosing this on social media, the foundation wrote: “The Abubakar Bukola Saraki Foundation is honoured to have extended support to Mr John Okafor, also known as Mr Ibu, a renowned comedic icon who has graced our screens and brought joy and laughter to countless homes over the past four decades.

“When we learned of his recent health challenges and the financial burdens associated with his medical treatment, we felt a deep sense of responsibility to assist in any way we could. We promptly paid off his entire medical expenses as of Wednesday.

“We encourage everyone who can come forward and assist in any capacity, whether through financial contributions, moral support, or prayers. “We wish him a swift and complete recovery.”

Recall that Nigerian music stars and celebrities, Davido, P-Square and Tunde Ednut, had promised to take care of the actor’s medical expenses.

Nigerians all over the world had started to donate money to support the Mr Ibu.

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Veteran Nollywood Actress, Stella Ikwuegbu Is Dead

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The Nollywood movie industry was thrown into mourning on Sunday over the death of veteran actress, Stella Ikwuegbu.

Naija Latest Gist reports Ikwuegbu died after battling with leg cancer for some time.

Her death was confirmed by movie producer, Stanley Nwoko, otherwise known as Stanley Ontop, via a post on his Instagram page. According to him, the veteran actress died on Sunday, 16th June.

Popular Nollywood actress/veteran Mrs stella ikwuegbu is dead.

“The veteran Actress left this world today after battling with Leg cancer. Rest well madam Stella.

“Nollywood not again.

“It’s well.

Shalom!,” he wrote.

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Funke Akindele replies troll who advised her and Toyin Abraham to lose weight

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Popular Nollywood actress and film maker Funke Akindele, has sparked reactions following her recent altercation with a troll who tried to body shame her and her colleague, Toyin Aimaku.

The troll had commented on her post, advising her to lose weight. He remarked that it was foolish for her to gain weight and remain unconcerned. Additionally, he claimed that being overweight was particularly detrimental for an actress like her, as it could impact her performance in roles.

The critics emphasized that it’s misguided to think that gaining weight is a sign of a good life, ignoring the fact that obesity can be deadly and uncomfortable. He urged both her and Toyin Abraham to lose weight, pointing out the noticeable changes in their shape and appearance.

He wrote, “Funke Akindele, it’s unwise how you’re getting too fat yet feeling unbothered. More unwise not knowing fatness isn’t good for an actress of your kind as it may affect role delivery and prevent directors from contacting characters that need smart, flexible, and fit actresses.”

“Most unwise, many of y’all celebs think getting fat is evidence of good living, forgetting obesity kills and causes discomfort. U & Toyin Abraham need do a lot about weight reduction. U people have changed shape and signature. Hit gym 24hrs. Avoid junk, and limit excess sleeping. Be wise. Don’t be unwise”.

This did not sit well with Funke Akindele, known for her explicit movie performances, as she penned her thought via the comment section. She appreciated him for his concern and then called him a mad man.

She replied, “Yes sir. Werey Alaso”.

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Funke Akindele and a troll

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Rema reportedly leaves Don Jazzy Mavin records after 5 years

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Nigerian music sensation Rema, one of the most prominent young artists, has reportedly parted ways with Mavin Records, the label founded by the legendary music producer Don Jazzy.

Rema, whose real name is Divine Ikubor, allegedly left the record label five years after joining, marking numerous hits and significant milestones.

The 24-year-old Nigerian singer burst onto the music scene in 2019 when he was signed by Mavin Records. He quickly rose to fame with his unique sound, blending Afrobeat, trap, and pop elements. His debut EP, simply titled “Rema,” was a massive success, featuring hits like “Dumebi,” “Iron Man,” and “Corny”, making him gain international recognition.

His song ‘Calm down’ remix featuring American singer Selena Gomez was a huge success under the guidance of Mavin records and Don Jazzy. The remix provided Rema his first Billboard Hot 100 entry while also ruling the US Afrobeat chart. It become the most streamed Afrobeats song of 2022. The song had gathered over 436 million streams when the original and the remix are combined.

The news of Rema leaving Mavin Records has left many fans shocked and curious about his next moves. While neither Rema nor Mavin Records has officially confirmed the split, a thorough checking on his Instagram shows that Rema has taken down all his posts including ones relating to his record label.

It can be recalled that Rema called out Mavin records for using him for fake publicity.

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