Top 10 interesting highlights of the week(March 28- April 1)

Deborah Dan-Awoh

Catch all yoir favourite entertainment news stories of the week here on Clacified.com. All the latest gist and drama from birthdays, divorce crisis and new baby alerts.

Liquorose and Bruce Willis

Here are the top 10 highlights from the world on entertainment that will interest. And number 9 and 10 will totally surprise you.

Credits to Instagram/liquorose

1. BBNaija's Liquorose gets  Mercedes Benz, N14.5M gifts from fans on birthday

Roseline Afije, also known as Liquorose, turned 27 on Wed, March 31, 2022.

The reality TV star, who turned 27, was also presented with two cheques with N14.5M from her fans, popularly known as the  Liquolions.

She also received a Mercedes Benz car gift from an anonymous fan. In excitement, Liquorose could not hide her joy as she checked out the white Mercedes Benz car gift.

She also took photos with her fans as they presented the cheques.The icing on the cake was that the fans also paid for a billboard in one of the busy areas of Lagos for the professional dancer.

Liquorose emerged as the first runner up of Season 6 of the Big Brother Naija reality television show themed 'Shine Ya Eye' in 2021.

Tems

2. Tems Launches ‘Leading Vibe Radio’ on Apple Music

Talented Nigerian singer-songwriter, producer and Apple Music Up Next alum Tems announced her new show  ‘Leading Vibe Radio’, a new biweekly radio series airing on Apple Music’s global live-streaming radio station Apple Music 1.

The music star's inaugural episode of Leading Vibe Radio is an introduction to Tems, her co-hosts and her new show. 

The show's theme will revolve around popular, genuine and honest conversations, soundtracked by a personally curated playlist featuring some of Tems’ favourite songs and artists, old and new.

New Sound Sultan album is on the way

3. New Sound Sultan album is on the way

In remembrance of the late icon Olanrewaju Fasasi, aka Sound Sultan, Muzik, and Naija Ninja are delighted to announce the summer release of his highly anticipated 9th studio offering titled "Reality Cheque".

The project is a creative collaboration with award-winning producer ID Cabasa and Sound Sultan before his untimely death. The EP will contain six tracks released in early July under the Naija Ninja imprint.

The track and featured artist list will be released in May. ID Cabasa produces all tracks.

Joke Silva's daughter-in-law refutes earlier claims says she is happily married

4. Joke Silva's daughter-in-law refutes earlier claims says she is happily married

Boma Douglas, the daughter in law to movie icons Olu Jacobs and Joke Silva, has released a contrary statement about her failed marriage.

Douglas, who earlier revealed that she was no longer married to Jacobs' son, Olusoji, has now disclosed that she is still happily married to Soji.

"Those who know me know that I can be quite playful. One of the ways I like to connect with my community of followers is through my Instagram Stories; a space purposely curated to be lighthearted, serving as a virtual extension of my upbeat personality," she wrote.

She added how she has always restrained from discussing her personal life, especially her marriage.

"Being given how fast and wide the appearance of bad news can spread, I have realised the need to be more cautious about my public interactions. On that note, Soji and I are happily married and I will not be discussing this issue any further," she concluded.

Recall that Douglas made headlines after she revealed in a question and answer session with her followers on Instagram that her three-year-old marriage had crashed. The couple got married in 2018 at a beautiful ceremony held in Lagos.

Banky W set to run for the house of representatives for 2nd time

5. Banky W set to run for the house of representatives for 2nd time

Nigerian music star Bankole Wellington aka Banky W, has disclosed his intention to run for the seat of Eti-Osa federal constituency in the House of Representatives – in the 2023 general elections.

The singer and father of Zaiah made this known via his social media pages on Friday, April 1, 2022, where he shared a video.

This is the second time Banky W will be running for a seat in the lower house under the People's Democratic Party (PDP). In 2019, he lost the election.

“I will once again be answering the call to serve to represent Eti-Osa Federal Constituency of Lagos State in the House of Representatives on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

“Some may not agree or understand my decision to run…. We must no longer be content to shout from the sidelines; we must get into the system and fix it."

According to Premium Times in 2018, Banky W said his destiny is to stay in Nigeria and make his community and the country better.

2Face says Abacha didn't intend to steal money but kept it away from looters 

6. 2Face says Abacha didn't intend to steal money but kept it away from looters 

Nigerian singer Innocent Idibia, aka 2Face, recently insinuated that former Head of State General Sani Abacha's intention was not to steal Nigeria's money compared to the current level of corruption in the country.

The 46-year-old father of seven implied that the former Head of State may have 'kept' the purported Abacha loot away from the actual thieves.

According to 2Face, it would have been impossible for Nigeria to recover the loot if Abacha had the intention to steal the funds.

“If to tell Abacha thief this money we for no fit recover am abi na only me they think this thing.

“I think he (Abacha) tried to keep it away from these thieving hands (my personal opinion). If not, please tell me what has become of the recovered funds? Aluta continua abi.” 2Face said after he shared an image of the late dictator on Instagram stories.

The former Head of State, who seemingly stole Nigeria's money, running into billions of dollars, died even before spending his 'loot.'

After Abacha's death, an international treasure hunt was launched to recover the proceeds and decades after, Nigeria was able to receive parts of the looted funds from foreign countries.

Netflix is set to invest $63 million in South Africa's film industry

7. Netflix is set to invest $63 million in South Africa's film industry

Global movie streaming giant Netflix announced plans to invest a whopping 929 million rand ($63 million) into the film and television industry by 2023.

From Bloomberg reports, the global streaming platform's latest move will seek to improve its subscriber number on the continent.

Shola Sanni, Netflix’s director of public policy for Sub-Saharan Africa, disclosed that the funds would cover three local shows and international production.

"South Africa is fast becoming a top global location for Netflix productions, with the country viewed as the go-to location with a robust and talented film industry,” Sanni said.

The latest investment joins a list of reported assets funded by the streaming platform in the South African film industry since its entry in 2016.

Bruce Willis confirms retirement from acting following Aphasia diagnosis.

8. Bruce Willis confirms retirement from acting following Aphasia diagnosis

American action movie star Bruce Willis is retiring from his nearly three decades acting career following an Aphasia diagnosis.

On Wednesday, March 30, 2022, the shocking announcement was made.“To Bruce’s amazing supporters, as a family, we wanted to share that our beloved Bruce has been experiencing some health issues and has recently been diagnosed with aphasia, which is impacting his cognitive abilities,” the family wrote on Instagram.

“As a result of this and with much consideration, Bruce is stepping away from the career that has meant so much to him….. 

The statement was signed by the actor’s wife, Emma Heming-Willis, his ex-wife Demi Moore and their five daughters.

The actor Willis is famous for starring in the ‘Die Hard’ franchise as John McClane. The actor has a total of three notable awards, which include a Golden Globe for his role in ‘Moonlighting’ and two Emmys.

Alec Baldwin is expecting 7th child with Hilaria Baldwin

9. Alec Baldwin is expecting 7th child with Hilaria Baldwin

American actor Alec Baldwin is expecting his seventh child with Hilaria Baldwin.

On Tuesday, March 29, 2022, Hilaria made this known via her Instagram page after posting a video

"After many ups and downs over the past few years, we have an exciting up and a huge surprise: another Baldwinito is coming this fall 💛…… and we’re beyond happy with this surprise," she wrote.

The couple, former yoga instructor and the “Boss Baby” star, 63, already have six children. The news of their baby is coming a few months after Alec's movie set accident.

Kanye West tells Kim Kardashian he’s ‘going away to get help’ after public rants.

10. Kanye West tells Kim Kardashian he’s ‘going away to get help’ after public rants

Kanye Ye West has finally agreed to stop harassing his estranged wife and cyberbullying her boyfriend, Pete Davidson.

Ye's recent bouts of questionable behaviour led to his suspension from Instagram for 24 hours last month, and his performance was pulled from Sunday’s Grammys.

Page Six says a source close to the Kardashians said, “For the kids' sake, Kanye has told Kim he’s not making any public appearances or inflammatory social media statements, and he will go away somewhere to get better.”

The source added that it wasn’t clear if West, 44, planned to go into a treatment facility, as he has stayed in Los Angeles to be with his and Kardashian’s four kids.

Recall that West had repeatedly harassed Kardashian’s boyfriend, “Saturday Night Live” star Pete Davidson, for weeks through his music and on Instagram.

He also accused Kim of not letting him see their four children.