Top 10 interesting entertainment story highlights (April 25- April 30)

Deborah Dan-Awoh

Take a look at all some of the most thrilling entertainment stories that broke during the week brings you the nitty gritty recap of celebrity gist, lifestyle, movies, music and events that you might have missed.

Nkechi Blessing Sunday

1. Nkechi Blessing advises followers never to give up on love

After a messy online separation between Nkechi Blessing and her ex-boo Opeyemi Falegan; The Nigerian actress Nkechi Blessing Sunday has advised her followers to never give up on finding love.

The movie star via her Instagram page on Monday, April 25, 2022, shared her two cents about finding love.

"Regardless of what goes down, amidst plenty of chaos do not forget LOVE is a beautiful thing👌 I have soo much love in me that I am never afraid to fall in love❤️‍🩹," she wrote.

"Cus d moment you love yourself more, it becomes easy to fall in love and be loved❤️ Never give up on LOVE💙💙💙#lovewins."

Recall that in April 2022, the former couple was involved in a heated online battle after they revealed that their union was over.

2Face Idbia praises 1st daughter on her 16th birthday

2. 2Face Idbia praises 1st daughter on her 16th birthday

Nigerian music legend 2Face Idibia celebrated his first daughter Ehi on her sixteenth birthday.

Putting up a lovely picture of his daughter on his Instagram page on Wednesday, April 27, 2022, 2Face showered accolades on his daughter.

"Feels like I just blinked and boom my little princess has grown into a very bright and beautiful young African Queen. Massive birthday blessings to u Ehikòwoichó (Gift from God/ God's gift)," he wrote.

"I pray for continuous love, light guidance and wisdom for u my beloved Daughter ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏 Happy new year @ehi.benzy."

Ehi is 2Face and Pero Adeniyi's first child together. 2Face has other children from Subomi and Annie Macaulay Idibia his wife.

Yul Edochie and his two wives

3. Yul Edochie welcomes son with 2nd wife

Nollywood actor Yul Edochie has welcomed a son with his second wife, Judy Austin Moghalu. The movie star made the big announcement via his Instagram page on Wednesday, April 27, 2022.

"It’s time for the world to meet my son. His name is STAR DIKE MUNACHIMSO YUL-EDOCHIE. Born by my second wife @judyaustin1 And I love him so much, just as much as I love my other children," he captioned the photo.

Before the announcement, the actor was married to May and they have four children. Funny enough, Yul's big news took an ugly turn as social media users lashed at the actor for betraying his wife.

Interestingly, May gave nuances about problems in her marriage in November 2021 saying that men should stick with wives who supported them from the start.

Burna boy

4. Burna boy gives an s electrifying performance at Madison Square Garden

New York City's Madison Square Garden was packed to capacity as Burna Boy, the African Giant, made April 28 a night to remember.

The event made Burna Boy the first African artist to sell out the Garden of Eden, performing in front of over 20,000 people. Busta Rhymes, the legendary rapper, introduced the singer.

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5. Wizkid receives $1M to perform at Rolling Loud

The Rolling Loud Festival announced popular Nigerian music star Wizkid as a headliner performer.

Grammy-award ward singer Wizkid has so become one of the African artists to earn a whopping sum$1millionlars (N600 million) to perform at a show.

He wrote “Afro nigga! $1 million to pop out”.

The festival will run for three days and will take place from the 9th to the 11th of September.

Dave will headline the opening night on September 9th, Future will follow up with his performance on Saturday, September 10th while WizKid closes out the three-day festival on September 11th

Anita Realwarripikin and hubby celebrate 9th wedding anniversary

6. Realwarripikin marks 9th wedding anniversary with hubby

Hilarious stand-up comedian and skit maker Realwarripikin recently marked their 9th wedding anniversary with husband Ikechukwu.

Going down memory lane, the celebrity comedian shared throwback photos of herself and her hubby on the day of their wedding. The pictures were a sweet reminder that true love lasts forever.

“IKECHUKWU I will Marry you again, again and again,” she captioned her message to her husband.

Keni Adetiba and Oscar Heman in the second and third looks for their traditional marriage

7. Filmmaker Kemi Adetiba and Oscar Heman-Ackah share stunning photos of traditional wedding

After their civil wedding on April 22, 2022, Kemi and Oscar had the traditional engagement on April 23rd. The couple has now shared memorable highlights of their star-studded wedding ceremony.

The King of Boys filmmaker, Kemi Adetiba shared pictures of her first look at the #UndeniablyYours2022 traditional engagement ceremony.  

Kemi stepped out in an unconventional gele made by Vavavoom, the director said she had personally briefed the designer that she wanted the gele to "high five the sky. I wanted a satellite dish!.......A real King of Brides crowning glory".

The producer Kemi Adetiba shared pictures of her second look in a red Efik traditional attire, with a staff, decorated hairdo, and coral beads.

The movie producer Kemi Adetiba looked ravishing as the most beautiful woman in the room.

The final look for the day was a gorgeous kente which served as the after-party look. With friends, family, and well-wishers in attendance, it was a beautiful celebration of love, joy, and happiness.

Andy Cohen holding new born dautht

8. Andy Cohen welcomes a baby girl via surrogate

TV honcho Andy Cohen has welcomed a little girl! Announcing the birth of his daughter Lucy via surrogate on Friday, April 29, 2022.

“HERE’S LUCY!!!!! Meet my daughter, Lucy Eve Cohen!” The proud dad captioned the Instagram photo of himself at the hospital holding his newborn.

“She’s 8 pounds 13 oz and was born at 5:13 pm in New York City!!! Her big brother can’t wait to meet her!”

This is Bravo host Cohen's second child. He welcomed son Benjamin Allen via surrogate in 2019.

“Thank you to my rock star surrogate (ALL surrogates are rockstars, by the way) and everyone who helped make this miracle happen,” his post continued. “I’m so happy.”


9. Rihanna Celebrates Her First National 9. Rihanna Celebrates Her First National Heroes Day 

Last year in November of 2021, Rihanna was honored by the Prime Minister of Barbados with the National Hero Award in her hometown of Bridgetown, Barbados.

On National Heroes Day in Barbados marked on April 28 it was no surprise when the Island beauty Rihanna–  took to Instagram to acknowledge her own personal holiday.

In a post she wrote, “My very first #NationalHeroesDay as a National Hero of my country Barbados!

The Fenty billionaire and singer is expecting her first child with rapper A$AP Rocky.

Pete Davidson

10. Pete Davidson Is Getting His Own TV Show

Saturday Night Live comedian Pete Davidson is set to own his TV Show on Peacock.

According to E! The streaming service announced a straight-to-series order of a new comedy series starring the Saturday Night Live cast member on April 27. 

The show is a half-hour live action comedy called Bupkis which is a heightened, fictionalized version of Pete Davidson's real life.

The comedian is set to write and executive produce, too. Pete will be joined by fellow writers and executive producers Dave Sirius and Judah Miller, as well as additional EPs Andrew Singer, Erin David and Lorne Michaels.