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Wizkid, Tiwa Savage ‘Fever’: Any Consequence?

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By Timothy Edaki

Even if you reside in rock bottom or at the lowest, unknown end of the earth, you must have definitely heard of the heated romance between top Nigerian musicians, Wizkid and Tiwa Savage in the now trending Fever musical video of Wizkid. Either you have seen the video or you’ve heard it as a passing comment from a friend, more likely you’ve been bamboozled with endless reactions to the video on your social media.

And while the controversy surrounding the video is hot and brimming, it is pertinent to bring to the fore certain issues that the artistes might not have considered. A number of reactions have bounced between whether the video is an open declaration of their relationship or just a PR stunt to gain publicity and be in the limelight. If it was more of the latter, then one can unequivocally say that they succeeded. The quintessential question however, should be, at what cost?

Wizkid is 27, and Tiwa, who opted to be a video vixen for him is quite older with 10 or more years gap in their ages and while it might be a PR stunt, it has nonetheless earned the two of them the disrespect of a number of their fans who found the raunchy and erotic video quite disgusting and displeasing, to say the least.

Of more concern however is their kids, Tiwa Savage is the mother of a child with her erstwhile separated husband, Tee Bilz called Jamil, and Wizkid has children, one from his ex-girlfriend, Shola called Boluwatife, and this is quite worrisome because their children would grow up to find almost naked pictures of their parents and that could be quite demeaning and destructive to them.

The goal of any act should be weighed with the consequences of the future and for this stunt pulled by the two artistes; one is placed in doubt if they weighed the acts. They can always get away with it but their children might be the victims of this ignoble act.

While we wish them the best of their intentions, it is apparent that every move made to draw out ‘stew’ should consider the ‘pidity’ behind it. To some, the act is filled with stew, but to the more discerning minds, it is a case of ‘stew-pidity’.

Jamil and Boluwatife will have an option to either overlook or take action when they grow to reasoning age. The choice will be theirs, but it is imperative that parents in the quest for popularity and wealth take stock of their actions before taking them to the public. Remember, it is still a free world, yes, a free world indeed!

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Michael Jackson’s Nephew to Star in Late Singer’s Biopic

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American actor, Jaafar Jackson, will be playing the role of his uncle and legendary popstar, Michael Jackson, in the singer’s upcoming biopic.

This was announced by the film’s movie director, Antoine Fuqua, who shared a picture of Jaafar’s transformation via Instagram on Monday.

“Proud to announce @jaafarjackson as Michael—the motion picture event that explores the journey of the man who became the King of Pop,” he captioned the post.

Jaafar also posted the same picture and expressed his excitement regarding the project.

He said, “I’m humbled and honored to bring my Uncle Michael’s story to life. To all the fans all over the world, I’ll see you soon.”

In a press release, it was revealed that the biopic titled Michael, will detail the high and low points of Jackson’s life “including his most iconic performances that led him to become the greatest entertainer of all time.”

Michael’s mother, Katherine Jackson, also welcomed the development in a statement contained in the press release, E! News reports.

“Jafaar embodies my son,” she said. “It’s so wonderful to see him carry on the Jackson legacy of entertainers and performers.”

Jaafar, who bears a close resemblance with the “Thriller” crooner, is the son of Michael’s older brother, Jermaine Jackson.

Jermaine was a vocalist on the former Motown boy band, The Jackson Five, of which Michael was a member.

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BBTitans: Sandra, Theo Become First Evictees

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The Big Brother Titans, which comprised of Nigerian and South African housemates, held its first live eviction show on Sunday evening and two housemates were evicted.

Sandra and Theo Traw, codenamed ‘Santheo’, became the first evictees for the show’s debut season.

While Sandra is Nigerian, Theo Traw is a South African.

After the first week of the show, the housemates were paired male and female.

According to Big Brother, the paired housemates were to work together in the house, become Heads of House, and face nominations and evictions together.

Each pair was asked to choose a codename and some pairs coined their group names from merging their individual names.

During the nomination process on Monday, the following pairs were put up for possib/e eviction: Sandra and Theo Traw (Santheo), Tsatsii and Ebubu (Royals), Justin and Yvonne (Juvone), and Nelisa and Yemi Cregx (Yelisa).

The Heads of House, Blaqboi and Ipeleng (Blaqleng), had an opportunity, through their veto power, to save a pair and replace with another.

Blaqleng saved Royals and replaced them with Juicy Jay and Olivia (Juiovla).

After the veto save twist, the four pairs of nominated housemates were Juvone, Yelisa, Santheo, and Juiovla.

Following the votes from the fans, Santheo got the least votes and were evicted from the show on Sunday.

On his exit, Theo Traw said, “I didn’t get much from them (housemates) in terms trying to have conversations,” while Sandra said, “I was stepping on toes and cracking necks.”

With Sandra and Theo Traw’s eviction, 22 contestants (11 Nigerians and 11 South Africans) are left to compete for the grand prize of $100,000.

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Fake News: Wizkid Not Performing at Obi’s Rally – Management

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The management of Grammy award winner, Wizkid has denied reports that the singer will be performing at the campaign of Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi.

The rumors that the singer would perform were untrue, according to Sunday Are, the singer’s manager.

The statement reads, “This is to inform the general public that this event led by @avotujohnson1st is a scam!!.

“Wizkid and his management know nothing about this event and accordingly, he will not perform at the said event as claimed, so please beware of this poster and information put out from its organizers as Wizkid and his management will not be liable for any damages.

“Appropriate legal action is currently being explored against the persons responsible for creating and disseminating this false information.”

Recall the ‘Ojuelegba’ crooner recently announced he will be going on tour with fellow music star, Davido.

The tour has attracted the interest of music enthusiasts with many looking forward to the tour of two of the biggest artists in Africa.

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