Top 10 interesting highlights of the week

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Entertainment news highlights of the week

February is moving fast and almost over. So, it's the weekend again and the best time of the week.

As always, Clacified curates some of the most interesting entertainment news stories that broke during the week. Now, you no longer have to play catch up with latest trends in movies, music and celebrity lifestyle.

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Asa features Wizkid on new album

1.Asa features Wizkid on new album

Singer Asa has released her highly anticipated fifth studio album titled, ‘V’. On the project, the “Bibanke” singer collaborates with Wizkid, Amaarae, and The Cavemen.

The LP consists of 10 songs with most of them produced by the popular beatmaker, P. Prime.

2.Annie & 2Baba join African stars in new Netflix reality show 'Young, Famous & African

2.Annie & 2Baba join African stars in new Netflix reality show 'Young, Famous & African

Nigeria's richest and most influential celebrity couple Annie and Tuface Idibia star in Netflix's first African reality series, “Young, Famous & African, 

The Netflix African reality series will premiere on Friday, March 18, 2022, on Netflix.

Unscripted and bold, the reality show guarantees lots of drama, fun and luxury.

Viewers also gain access into the world of young famous Africans and how they navigate their journey in the corridors of power and fame.

And of course, with the legendary 2Baba and Annie Idibia in it everyone gets the details of their decades long romance and recently controversial marriage.

The show is co-created and executive produced by Peace Hyde, Martin Asare Amankwa, and Adelaide Joshua Hill.

Hate me by Olamide and wande coal peaks #1 in youtube (Nigeria

3. Hate me by Olamide and wande coal peaks #1 in youtube (Nigeria

Olamide has released a new single, “Hate Me” ft. Wande Coal. It’s the first record off his forthcoming 10th studio album “Unruly.”

Barely 24hours after a video for the song was released on YouTube it amassed over a 100K views.

Ozioma and Sammie Okposo

4.  Gospel singer, Sammie Okposo spends vacation in Mexico with wife after scandal

It appears that Sammie Okposo and his wife may have moved on from the scandalous event that almost wrecked their marriage.

The couple were recently seen having the time of their lives on a vacation in Cacum, Mexico.

The Okposo couple's  vacation is coming weeks after Okposo shut down the Internet following his infidelity.

Zinoleesky and Mohbad

5. NDLEA detains Marlian records signees, Zinoleesky and Mohbad

On Thursday the singers were apprehended at Igando Estate, their residence after recovering illicit drugs in Zinoleesky and Mohbad's possession.

They were arrested alongside 3 other members of the Marlian crew.

However, Marlian record label boss, Naira Marley was unhappy with the development and aired out his feeling about the arrest of his label signees.

Mohbad and Zinoleesky have now been released from NDLEA custody. Nigerian singer and performer, Zinoleesky took to his social media platform, Instagram, to confirm his release from the custody of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) men.

Lateef Adedimeji

6. Lateef Adedimeji to play Bola Tinubu in biopic 'Last Man Standing'

Popular Nollywood actor and husband to Adebimpe,  Lateef Adedimeji was confirmed to play the lead role in Seun Oloketuyi's forthcoming biopic 'The Last Man Standing'

Lateef in excitement confirmed the news expressing his gratitude at the same time envisaging the challenges of the new role.

The  'Ayinla' actor shared: 

Yes, this would be one of the defining points because this is a tough one. At the end of it all, the man himself is going to have a few things to say about my interpretation and pass judgment. That is one thing that has been ringing in my head."

The Nollywood actor Lateef Adedimeji has starred in a total of three biopic's as the lead role. Adedimeji also spoke on the recurrence of taking on biopic regularly.

“I really don’t know why I am always called upon to play these roles. This is going to be my fourth biopic. 

I did Ayinla, I did Ige, I did Strangers, and now this. I believe it is the versatility and being able to key into other people and bring the character to life."

Victor Okhai

7. AMVCA appoints Victor Okhai as head judge for 8th edition

The Africa Magic  announced the appointment of Nigerian filmmaker, Victor Okhai, as Head Judge of the eighth Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCAs), slated to hold later in the year.

A seasoned producer, scriptwriter and film consultant,  Victor Okhai is the current National President of the Directors’ Guild of Nigeria (DGN), founder and Director of IN-Short Film Festival.

IN-Short Film Festival is the biggest short film festival in Sub Saharan Africa, and a member of The Nigerian Oscar Selection Committee (NOSC).

Smart Money Woman set to release season two of series

8.'The Smart Money Woman' set to release second season of the series 

Arese Ugwu's novel adaptation series "The Smart Money Woman" is prepping for another season.

The season 1 show which premiered to positive reviews on Netflix in September 2021 starred Osas Ighodaro in the lead role as Zuri with Toni Tones, Ini Dima-Okojie and others.

The show's creator Arese Ugwu confirming the second season, shared an Instagram post of a photo with the show's producers and director, Lala Akindoju, Bunmi Ajakaiye, and Isoken Ogiemwonyi. She captioned the post:

"First pre-production meeting for Smart Money Woman Season 2 with my female-led team...I’m so excited but I know I have my work cut out for me because it’s going to be EPIC!”

The screenplay by Pearl Osibu and Jola Ayeye, follows the bestselling novel's plot based on five friends on their journey to financial liberation. 

Rihanna and A$AP Rocky pull up for Milan fashion week

9.Rihanna stuns at Milan Fashion week in sexy maternity outfit

Fenty Savage billionaire singer, Rihanna understood the assignment as she pulled up to the 2022 Milan Fashion Week.

The expectant mother appeared in a fresh 'fit, showing off her baby bump in typical RiRi fashion. 

Rihanna has been giving high fashion trends for maternity wears since her pregnancy reveal.

The Fenty mogul attended the Gucci show with boyfriend and soon-to-be father A$AP Rocky on Friday, Feb. 25.

Inventing Anna breaks new Netflix rating as the most watched English series

10. Inventing Anna' breaks new Netflix rating as most viewed English series(Feb 25)

Ranking as Netfkix's no. 1 most viewed English series, Shondaland's 'Inventing Anna' series achieved this feat after  new rating system last year.

Inventing Anna starred Julia Garner in the lead role, the Shonda Rhimes created limited series centres on the con artist Anna Delvey who swindled banks and her wealthy Manhattan victims of thousands of dollars while parading as a German heiress.

The nine-part series based on a New York Times investigative report details how Sorokin established herself as a con artist exploiting her victims using wire fraud before she was convicted in 2019.

According to Netflix, the limited series was watched 196 million hours between February 14 and 20. This is in addition to the 77 million hours from the week of its February 11 release.