Mercy Aigbe, Shatta Wale, Sammie Okposo, Peru Remix, BigBrotherMzansi, And More This Week On Unplug

GBAS GBOS is everywhere on the internet this January, in case you missed any of it this week allow me to give you all the Tea.

Nollywood actress Mercy Aigbe this week revealed the new man in her life and left everyone running “kiti kiti and Kata Kata”.The movie star took to her Instagram page on Sunday, January 23, where she celebrated her new man, Kazim Adeoti for his birthday, with the caption “It’s my Boo’s birthday in a bit”. Recall in 2021, the actress released a photo of herself wearing an engagement ring, but we had no idea who had given it to her. Kazeem Adeoti, her new lover, is a businessman involved in the entertainment industry and an investor in IbakaTV.

Lanre Gentry, Mercy’s estranged husband, then went on to share a flashback photo of the actress, her new boyfriend, and himself at an event in response to the news of his ex-wife’s relationship with Kazim. captioned “At last I thank God the truth is out this is just one out of many to God be the glory”. These created speculations online until the actress ultimately cleared the air with a text message she gave on a live TV show called ‘Your View,’ indicating that her ex-husband Lanre Gentry was never friends with Adekaz.

That was not enough gbas gbos for the week, on Tuesday Nigerian gospel artiste, Sammie Okposo came out to apologize to his wife and family for having an adulterous affair. The music artist posted an apology to his Instagram feed, explaining that on his last trip he had an affair that got a woman pregnant.

The Delta State-born singer went on to say that he’ll be taking a sabbatical from ministry activities to seek rehabilitation, Only for a few days later deleted the apology post and eventually deactivated his Instagram and Twitter accounts.

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Moving on to some good news, YouTube announced the names of African producers who have been chosen to join a worldwide cohort of 135 from across the world in its flagship #YouTubeBlackVoicesFund program on Thursday. The fund is primarily interested in investing in Black creators from around the world who are telling new and true tales.

Each of the 26 African YouTubers chosen for the #YouTubeBlackVoicesFund Class of 2022 will get startup funds as well as dedicated support to help them develop their channels. They will also participate in customized and hands-on training, workshops, and networking events.

Some of these creators include Tech Vlogger, Fisayo Fosudo, South African HIV/AIDS Advocate, Nozibele Qamngana, Kenyan creator Justus Nandwa, who hosts the popular online series “Shared Moments with Justus” among many others.

To some more good news, Fireboy is expected to become the first Nigerian musician to top the official singles chart in the United Kingdom.

According to the official UK charts, Nigerian singer Fireboy is likely to top this week’s Official UK Top 40 chart with ‘Peru (Remix),’ his globally appealing collaboration with Grammy-winning English superstar, Ed Sheeran.

Still, on the subject of this duo, Ed Sheeran has also revealed his ambitions to visit Nigeria during an Instagram Live session with Fireboy. Definitely can’t wait to see Ed try Nigerian Jollof or Amala. (Laughs)

Now to South Africa where Keamogetswe Motlhale “QV” from Big Brother Mzansi has unexpectedly left the show less than 72 hours after joining to protect her mental health. The exit of Keamogetswe Motlhale, also known as QV, was confirmed by the show’s producers, Mzansi Magic.

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Prior to her departure, she met with Big Brother and the on-site medical team, and it was agreed that QV would need to leave the House for a comprehensive medical evaluation.

Big Brother Mzansi, formally known as Big Brother South Africa, was brought back for a fifth season after a seven-year hiatus. The show premiered on January 23rd, with 18 contestants. Sorry to see you go soon QV!

In Eas Africa, Sauti Sol lead vocalist Bien-Aime Baraza has made a bold confession on his plans to quit substance abuse, as he strives to become a better person in 2022. In a statement, Bien said that he has decided to make the change and will be taking some time off the grid to aid his newfound resolve as the internet may be a toxic place. He noted that he does not expect the journey to be easy and he is prepared to walk the talk. (Love to see it, Bien)

Shatta Wale back in the News again as the prosecution in the case against dancehall musician, has stated that the police will “use other methods” within the law to arrest the artiste’s sister.

The prosecution is looking for Shatta Wale’s sister, who is supposed to be the person who reported the alleged false shooting incident to the East Legon Police to help with the investigation.

However, after a gentleman’s agreement was reached between the defense lawyers, the prosecution, and the court for the defense to present the claimed suspect, the agreement was broken.

Shatta Wale’s lawyer, Jerry Avenorgbo, contended that the legal structure existed before the trial and that the prosecution could not change it. Wondering why a person who gave police information should be considered a suspect.

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People who have information and wish to disclose it to the police will be afraid, according to counsel. Shatta’s Lawyer requested the court to begin the trial as soon as possible, within the next week.

“It is our case, and he cannot dictate how we should go,” the prosecutor responded in response to that petition.

Fast-rising singer and Songwriter Ayra Starr has released the music video for her single “Beggie Beggie” in collaboration with Ckay and directed by Director K

This comes after the successful release of her album “19 & Dangerous”

Talking on the Nollywood-inspired music video, the singer said “Old Nollywood has had some of the biggest impacts on Gen-Z fashion and style,” Starr said in a statement. “I thought it would be fun and beautiful to re-create that era and its influence on pop culture as a whole. ‘Beggie Beggie’ is not just a sad song, it’s about a young woman seeing things for what they are.” If you love 90’s Nollywood fashion then you should check out this video.

There you have it, some of the big entertainment gist that happened this week..let’s hope there would be less Gbas Gbos in February, till next time your Entertainment plug signing out ✌🏾

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