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Tribute: Sister of a female fan who lost her life at Asake’s concert drags singer

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The sister of a 33-year-old female fan identified as Rebecca Ikumelo 33-year-old fan who tragically lost her life after sustaining injuries during a crowd crush outside London’s Brixton Academy at Asake’s concert has expressed her disapproval of the artist using Rebecca’s image without consulting the family.

Naija Latest Gist reports that Afrobeat star, Asake recently held a concert at the 02 Arena, where he paid tribute again to persons who died at Brixton Academy last year in December 2022.

Asake, who became the sixth Nigerian singer to sell out the 02 Arena in London, United Kingdom, thrilled his fan with a stellar performance.

Talking about the tribute paid by the singer, Racheal said the tribute was inappropriate, adding that she wished he had spoken to them beforehand.

She said: “What a sorry excuse of a “tribute” from @asakemusik. My sister lost her life at your show and you haven’t spoken to a single member of my family since. But you can hold another concert in London less than 9 months later and play her videos as a “tribute”? RIP to my sister Rebecca Ikumelo and also to Gaby Hutchinson.”

Recall that Rebecca, died after a stampede at Asake’s concert at the Brixton O2 Academy, London, United Kingdom, on Thursday, December 15, 2022.

Asake had sent his condolence to the family of the deceased, stating that he never imagined such a thing would happen.

He wrote, “I am devastated by the news that Rebecca Ikumelo, who was in critical condition since Thursday, has sadly passed away.

“My sincerest condolences to her loved ones at this time. Let us please keep her family in our prayers. I have spoken to them, and will continue to do so.
“I am overwhelmed with grief and could never have imagined anything like this happening.”

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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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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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