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Juliet Ibrahim refutes break-up rumor with Nigerian rapper Iceberg Slim

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Charly Boy boycott street protests, says “It won’t change Nigerian leaders”

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Charly Boy, convener of ‘Our Mumu Don Do Movement’, on Friday said street protest by Nigerians over national issues cannot change political leaders at all levels.

Charlyboy made this known in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja.

He said that successive Nigerian political leaders had remained insensitive to the plights of ordinary Nigerians over the years and were not moved by such protests to hold them accountable.

Charly Boy also known as ‘Areafada’, lamented that for almost six decades of Nigeria’s independence, its citizens were yet to experience ‘freedom from bad leadership’.

He said he was therefore boycotting street protests over national issues, and urged advocates of good governance and patriotic Nigerians to resort to engaging the leaders through other non-violence avenues.

The 68-years-old activist, self acclaimed “President of frustrated Nigerians’, recounted how he spent most part of his years fighting for the rights of ordinary Nigerians.

He said that in some cases, he went to the streets to champion the fights for the rights of those he never knew.

“I have spent over 40 years of my life leading protest for a better society, and I can tell you that street protest will not change our leaders.

“My father always told me back then that whenever I see injustice, I should fight it because it may come to affect me someday too, and that is my motivation for fighting injustice over these years.

“On several occasions, I have been tortured by the Nigerian police and the military for standing up to authorities to ask questions.

“However, on some occasions, I have been regarded as their friends, depending on the sensibility of those in power.

“I am not a professional protester, so now I have decided to use other means to hold leaders accountable,’’ he said.

The former president of Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria (PMAN) said that he decided to use music as a tool to inspire ordinary Nigerians, especially youths toward holding leaders accountable.

He explained that he was leading an advocacy and enlightenment campaign ‘Na We Be Government” and decided to go back to music, his age-long passion to call citizens to participate in nation building.

“All over the word, the Arts, especially music have been used to inspire people and change narratives towards a better society.

“I did not go into music for money, but for the passion of it, and this time I am using it to awake the consciousness of all Nigerians toward building the country they desire.

“A lot of Nigerians have given up on their country because of bad leadership over the years, and do not believe they have a say in the affairs of their country.

“It is time they are reminded that power truly belongs to them and there is a social contract between them and elected political leaders.

“Citizens will do their part and political leaders should also fulfill their obligations as promised in their manifesto, and as required by the constitution,” he said.

Charly Boy is the second son of former Supreme Court justice Chukwudifu Oputa, who had set out to become a Catholic Priest, but left seminary school after a year.

An avid supporter of Okada riders in Nigeria, he is known to have championed many protests, especially when it affects the down-trodden in the society.

In the mid-nineties Charly Boy fought for the rights of military pensioners during the Abacha-led military administration by marching to the Ministry of Defence Headquarters in Abuja to demand payment of their pension arrears.

He had also spearheaded campaigns for Nigerian widows, and was founder of the “Save Nigeria from Nigeria’’ campaign, and he was arrested alongside other activists for civil disobedience during the fuel subsidy protest in 2012.

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Ex-BBNaija housemates Teddy & BamBam weds locally

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Cast of Season 3 of the Big Brother Nigeria has come to reality as the two housemates, Teddy and BamBam are now traditionally married.

The reality TV stars’ traditional engagement held in the bride’s parent’s hometown in Ibese, Ilaro in Ogun State on Saturday.

The ceremony came two weeks after the lovebirds broke the news of their engagement on Instagram.

They were joined by close friends and family members including fellow housemates from the BBNaija ‘Double Wahala’ season including Nina, Cee-c, Lolu, Leo DaSilva and others.

The couple found love during their stint on BBNaija in 2018. They were paired together by Big Brother (Biggie) and tagged ‘BamTeddy’.

The moniker stuck with them ever since.

While the relationship progressed during the show, they came under heavy criticism for having sex.

Some fans initially expressed skepticism over the genuineness of the relationship.

However, they began to get more public support following their eviction from the show.

Their relationship blossomed after they left the house and so did their individual careers.

They both bagged numerous endorsements and even secured roles in Nollywoood movies like ’Foreigner’s God.’

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#Repost @tomike_a(@repost_via_instant) Of course I had to look Bam for BamBam 💥 🔥 @kokobykhloe was behind this video insulting my dance steps! May God forgive you hun🤣 All the way in Ilaro, Ogun State for my baby girl Bamike and our in-law Teddy😅😅 Congratulations lovessss!! It’s the day the Lord has made! We’re glad and we’ll definitely rejoice in it! Can we take a minute to focus on this slay by my champ by @veekee_james @chic_byveekeejames I didn’t drop my gele this time! Once bitten twice shy! Before Veekey go use am sew train🤣🤣 I’m a lover of Simple things 🤣 and I love how simple yet stunning this outfit is! You killed it Vicky!!! Thank you for always coming through! I should have just sent someone to pick my outfit mehnn because no single amendment was needed🤣 the doubting Thomas in me just wanted to wear in front of you before traveling 🤣😂 Sugar mama @tmtbylayinka sprinkled tooo much sucre on this beat!!!!! Love you mamiii❤️❤️❤️❤️ #BamTeddy #AHarvestOfLove #BamTeddyForever Make up @tmtbylayinka Outfit @veekee_james @chic_byveekeejames Earrings @gbengaartsmith Gele @tboygele

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Davido sets to marry longtime girlfriend, Chioma

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Nigerian singer, Davido is set to marry his heartthrob and has held an introduction with Chioma’s family.

The would-be husband announced via social media while also announcing that his wedding would take place in 2020.

He shared pictures of his introduction ceremony with Chioma’s family, asking friends to get set for the big event.

Davido had posted a group photo across social media captioned “First of all Introduction” with a wedding and champagne emoji at the end.

Fans have taken to his account to congratulate the A-list artist on the new development.

The singer recently disclosed his intentions to marry Chef Chioma Rowland on a question and answer session #AskDavido with his fans on Twitter.

Davido also took the opportunity to dismiss rumors of a breakup, saying that Chioma deleted her Instagram account to focus on her cooking show.

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