Owodunni Eletu, better known as Sam Larry, Owodunni Ibrahim, better known as Primeboy, and Abdulazeez Fashola, better known as Naira Marley, have been summoned by the Lagos Coroner investigating the death of the late Nigerian singer Ilerioluwa Aloba, popularly known as Mohbad.
The musicians were called before the court at the upcoming session on October 25 by the coroner, magistrate Adedayo Shotobi.
The coroner has also heard testimony from two police officials regarding the police findings on the case: Muhammad Yusuf, who is affiliated to the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba, and Oderinde-Gafar Ajibola, the investigating police officer.
They stated to the coroner in their testimony that there was no proof that Mohbad had been abused by Sam Larry and Naira Marley. They added that there is no connection between the two artists and Feyisayo Ogedengbe, the nurse who gave Mohbad the shot.
It was also disclosed to the coroner that an autopsy is still pending in order to ascertain Mohbad’s exact cause of death.
The coroner then gave the cops instructions to make sure the musicians it had called were present in court on the following postponed date.
Kizz Daniel responds to a rumor that he was detained in the Ivory Coast for reportedly receiving money instead of performing
Kizz Daniel, a Nigerian musician, has responded to rumors that he was detained in Ivory Coast for allegedly obtaining money and declining to perform.
The singer said that his agency signed a contract that included the phrase “no money, no performance” in a statement that was posted on his Instagram page. He went on to say that despite being promised his performance fee when he arrived in the nation and given the excuse of a “bank transfer delay,” he had consented to fly in and play.
Kidz Daniel also revealed that he performed in spite of not getting paid, but that he was forced to end the show because someone attacked his team backstage. The musician further disclosed that he has fled the nation and was not detained.
Elton John provides defense testimony during the Spacey sex assault trial.
On Monday, British musician Elton John testified in the defense’s favor at the sexual assault trial of Hollywood actor Kevin Spacey.
The two-time Oscar winner disputes 12 allegations involving four individuals, including a claim of indecent assault, that are said to have occurred between 2001 and 2013.
The musician and his husband David Furnish testified via video link from Monaco about Spacey attending a yearly gala at their Windsor, west of London, home.
One of the claimed victims claims that Spacey assaulted him as he was driving the actor to the charity event. He claims that Spacey gripped him “so hard” that they almost ran off the road.
Spacey, 63, had earlier claimed in court that the incident “never happened” and that he was “not on a suicide mission” in Southwark Crown Court in London.
He admitted to touching the man but said it wasn’t in a “violent, aggressive, painful way” and claimed that they had been flirting with each other.
In response to inquiries from the prosecution, John stated that he remembered Spacey attending the charity event in the early 2000s while dressed in “white tie.”
“He was on a flight, he came on a private jet, and he came straight to the ball,” John testified in court, adding that Spacey spent the night at their house following the event.
John remarked, “I don’t recall him coming after that.”
The musician responded “I assume so, yes” when asked if he had arrived directly off the private plane.
Furnish, who was the first to testify, also recalled seeing Spacey at the gathering.
“He was an Oscar-winning actor, and there was a lot of excitement he was at the ball,” the director told the jury.
Other than going to the ball, he continued, “I don’t remember Kevin ever coming to the house again.
As Another Son
When Spacey entered the witness stand earlier in the trial, he mentioned a number of famous people, including John.
He mentioned buying Judi Dench a ping pong table after they collaborated on the 2001 movie “The Shipping News,” claiming that they grew close and had a “lovely friendship.”
As the court heard character testimony from friends and family members on Monday, Spacey started to get teary-eyed and wiped his eyes.
Spacey was characterized as “positive, supportive, and respectful” by “House” and “Dead Poets Society” actor Robert Sean Leonard, while Chris Lemmon, the son of “Some Like It Hot” actor Jack Lemmon, claimed Spacey was “like another son” to his father.
Spacey won Academy Awards for “The Usual Suspects” and “American Beauty,” and from 2004 to 2015, he served as creative director of London’s Old Vic theater.
The prosecution called Spacey a “sexual bully” who delighted in making other people uncomfortable, including by forcibly groping men’s crotches, at the trial’s beginning late last month.
The four alleged victims, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, spoke in court. One of them, a former aspiring actor, claimed that Spacey “drugged” him after performing a sex act on him when he woke up.
Spacey last week disputed the allegations of sexual assault and called the prosecution’s case against him “weak” in his testimony.
Anthony Rapp, a US actor, initially accused him of sexual assault several years ago. He has already testified in court that his world “exploded” and he “lost everything in a matter of days” after that.
Last year, it was determined that Rapp’s claims were unfounded.
The trial goes on.
Taylor Swift breaks the record for women’s number of number-one albums.
With the recent release of “Speak Now (Taylor’s Version),” Taylor Swift has more number one albums than any other female artist in history, according to Billboard on Monday.
The album arrived at the top of the Billboard charts, giving the pop star her 12th number-one album and edging out Barbra Streisand as the female artist with the most number-one albums.
Although Billboard adds that it has adjusted its album ranking formula over the years to include anthologies, the Beatles and Jay-Z both have more than a dozen number one albums among male performers.
According to the group, Swift, 33, is also the first living artist to have four albums simultaneously in the top 10 in almost 60 years.
“Midnights,” “Lover,” and “Folklore” are a few of them.
According to Billboard, Swift also made history by being the first living artist to simultaneously have 11 albums in the top 200.
Swift’s achievements break records as she performs several of her greatest singles on the wildly popular “Eras” tour.
The 106-concert stadium tour began in March and is on the verge of becoming the first billion-dollar tour.
The first edition of “Speak Now” came out in 2010. Swift was contractually permitted to start the process of re-recording her first six albums in November 2020 and has sworn to do so in order to retain ownership of their rights.
Additionally, she redrew “Fearless” and “Red.”
Following the release of her tenth studio album, “Midnights,” in October of last year, Swift made history by being the first artist to ever occupy all 10 slots at the same time on the top US song chart.
OdumoduBlvck, Bayanni, Eltee Skhillz, and Others Nominated for Rookie of the Year in the 16th Headies
The 16th Headies Rookie of the Year nominees were revealed on Tuesday, and an intriguing field of artists will compete for the honor.
The Headies Academy announced the six artists nominated for the prize via social media. They include OdumoduBlvck, most known for the popular song “Declan Rice,” which is named for the captain of West Ham United.
Eltee Skhillz, who is renowned for his hyped performance on the song ODG, and singer Bayanni, a Mavin Record signee and the creator of the viral hit Tata and its remix with American artist Jason Derulo, are also up for the award.
Khaid, the performer behind hits like “Carry Me” (with Boy Spyce) and “Jolie,” has joined them. Guchi, best known for “The Colour Purple,” “Speedometer,” and alternative singer Bloody Civilian, best known for her viral song “I Don’t Like You,” are both contenders for Rookie of the Year.
The six artists up for Rookie of the Year each had a breakout year even though they didn’t release an album during the year in question.
The Headies Awards, which were established in 2006, honor great accomplishments in the Nigerian music businesses. The award event, which is met with hype, great expectation, and heated takes, comprises performances by prominent musicians and up-and-coming artists.
The 16th edition’s nomination period began on May 22 and closed on June 16 this year.
On the basis of songs released between January 2022 and March 2023, nominees are chosen for the awards.
This year’s International Artiste of the Year category, which includes a nominated list of non-African artists or groups who have had the greatest influence on Afrobeats, was established.
The category includes nominees such as Beyonce, Justin Bieber, Chris Brown, Ed Sheeran, Drake, and Nas.
Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk concur to hold a cage match.
Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg, two of the most well-known technology billionaires in the world, have agreed to square off in a cage match.
Mr. Musk declared that he was “up for a cage fight” with Mr. Zuckerberg in a statement on the social media site Twitter.
A screenshot of Mr. Musk’s tweet with the message “send me location” was subsequently tweeted by Mr. Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook and Instagram parent firm Meta.
“The tale stands on its own,”
The comment from Mr. Zuckerberg was then met with Mr. Musk’s response, “Vegas Octagon.”
The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fights take place on a competition mat inside of a fenced-in arena called The Octagon. Based in Las Vegas, Nevada, the UFC.
Later this month, Mr. Musk, who will be 52, also tweeted: “I have this great move that I call “The Walrus,” where I just lie on top of my opponent and do nothing.”
Later, he posted a few walrus videos, maybe indicating that his challenge to Mr. Zuckerberg wasn’t fully serious.
As he added in another tweet, “I almost never work out, except for picking up my kids & throwing them in the air.”
In the meantime, Mr. Zuckerberg, 39, has been practicing mixed martial arts (MMA) and has lately triumphed in jiu-jitsu competitions.
The BBC approached Twitter for comment but received no response.
The debate over who would win the fight has gone widespread on social media, with fans posting memes and spoof advertisements for the match.
Seyi Taylor, a business consultant, tweeted, for instance, “Choose your fighter” along with images of the two tech executives.