Toke Makinwa who got married in a secret ceremony in January, 2014 has opened up on the reason for the secrecy. The television and radio personality said, “There was just so much about both of us out there. I think it happened the way it was meant to happen. If we didn’t do it this way I don’t think it would have happened till now.”
There was nothing secret at all about the wedding of former Senator, Florence Ita-Giwa’s daughter, Koko and her heartthrob Chimaobi in Lagos over the weekend. The wedding had in attendance the crème de la crème of society including Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, veteran musician Onyeka Onwenu and others. The reception which took place at Eko Hotel was flowing with celebrities, politicians and royalty.
The wedding fever is still on as Ibinabo Fiberesima, President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria is set to get married to her buddy from her days in UI. The mother of four who was recently honoured at a women leadership conference in Atlanta Georgia has fixed a December wedding.
Tiwa Savage has become something of a wedding singer as this month she has performed at two highbrow weddings: Koko and Chimaobi and Olanike and Afolabi. Olanike is the daughter of Lagos business man Tunji Olowolafe and the wedding took place in Luton, UK with the proud father of the bride flying over 200 guests to the venue. Davido and Iyanya also performed at the extravaganza.
Another proud father, Orange Drugs Chairman, Tony Ezenwa will be giving his daughter Uchenna Cynthia away on Saturday, October 11. This will be the second wedding in the family in less than three months as his second daughter Chinwe, got married on August 30th.
Away from weddings, veteran Yoruba actress Toyin Afolayan nicknamed Lola Idije after a character she played turns 55 tomorrow. The youthful actress will celebrate with family and friends on November 2nd in Ikeja.
In the music scene, Wizkid, has put his beef with fellow musician Davido behind him as he releases his last album with record label EME, Ayo today. The 18-track album will feature collaborations with music heavyweights Fela Kuti, Phyno, Akon and others.
Another much anticipated album coming out this week is Timaya’s Epiphany due for release on the 25th of September. Timaya has Patoranking, Terry G, Tuface and Shina Peters on the album. The album will be released in his absence as Timaya is on a European tour with Germany, Italy and Holland on his itinerary
Even though he’s known mostly for comedy, Bright Okpocha, aka Basketmouth has launched record label Barons World Record with his younger brother, Play as the first signing.
Another funnyman, I GO DYE is still making waves as he recently returned from Dublin, Ireland for the Nigerian Carnival. The trip was also for charity, as he “was there on humanitarian grounds to help funds for orphans,” he revealed.
Comedian and parody specialist AY, will unveil his club, MVP on the 26th of September. MVP which is located in Lekki Phase I, Lagos will host, “Most Valuable Players from all sectors in Lagos: entertainment, sports, politics, oil and gas, banking, real estate, manufacturing and so on.”
Osita Iheme has taken his influence from the screen to the pages of a book. The movie star whose first book INSPIRED 101, a compilation of inspirational/motivational quotes, which he self-published will be followed by FASTEN YOUR SEATBEALT which he is already working on. The book targets junior secondary school students and is enjoying a favourable reception.
The Nigerian Beverlys, Tinsel actress Beverly Naya and BBA 2013 contestant Beverly Osu have starred in new movies set to be released soon. Beverly Osu stars in Caught in the Act alongside Yvonne Okoro and Bishop Umeh, while Beverly Naya stars in When Love Happens, a comedy flick with Desmond Elliot and O C Ukeje.
Cool FM 96.9 feels like it’s been around forever. The children born when their first broadcast went out on October 1, 1998 are likely to be in their final year of high school. To celebrate sixteen years of bringing joy to teeming fans, the station will be having weeklong activities including a football match, cinema hangout and an exclusive party hosting employees, guests and fans at Rhapsody’s, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Younger radio station, The Beat 99.9 FM will also be celebrating its 5th anniversary with a triple concert where music superstars, Tuface Idibia, Yemi Alade, Chidinma, MI, Burna Boy, Tiwa Savage and others are expected to perform.