Author: Kareem Hakeem

KAREEM Hakeem is THE INFORMANT247's reporter in charge of Sport and Entertainment.

Nigerian singer, David Adeleke professionally known as Davido has signed a long term deal with PUMA. PUMA’s General Manager EEMEA Distribution, Johan Kuhlo said, “We could not be more excited to welcome Davido to the PUMA family! “Throughout our history, PUMA has had strong roots in Africa, football and beyond. Signing Davido is both a clear commitment to Africa as a key market and a sign that African culture is becoming more and more relevant globally”. The Executive Director, Persianas Retail Limited, distributors of PUMA in Nigeria, Mrs Ayo Amusan, expressed her excitement as well. “We are proud to welcome…

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Former Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr says some players in the team wanted to quit the national team after he was sacked by the Nigeria Football Federation on December 10. According to PUNCH, Rohr’s sack was announced officially two days later by the NFF after five years, four months and 10 days in charge of the Eagles. In an interview with ESPN, the 68-year-old coach said his contract had been broken following the termination of his deal and was waiting not only for his unpaid salaries, but also for his salaries until the end of the contract. “I spoke with…

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Arsenal legends Ian Wright and Martin Keown has called for the reinstatement of team striker Pierre-Emerick  Aubameyang by coach Mikel Arteta. Wright believes Mikel Arteta could resolve the current crisis with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang by showing some faith in the ostracized striker. Wright noted that the Arsenal manager needs to bring the Gabonese striker back into the fold as he is an important member of the squad. Aubameyang has been left out of the Arsenal squad for two consecutive match days against Southampton and West Ham United due to disciplinary issues. The London club also announced on Tuesday that the 32-year-old…

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Nigeria Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun has revealed  he has no regrets choosing Nigeria over Germany Balogun has been part of the Super Eagles team since 2014 and has stated that he has a strict persona with his teammates. The 33-year-old is expected to be part of Austin Eguaveon’s team to the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cameroon next month. In an interview with MTN Nigeria’s We Move podcast, Balogun explained his role on the team as well as why he chose to represent Nigeria over Germany his country of birth. According to Balogun, his invitation to the…

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Nollywood actress Tonto Dikeh has taken to her official Instagram page to advise anyone with listening ears not to be touched by some of the wealth shown on social media. The mother of one said some people go as far as renting money from bureau de change just to show off online. She wrote, “On this app my people please don’t let anyone intimidate you with wealth or lifestyle. People rent dollars from mallams just to impress you all, ”Post their friend’s cars as theirs and accuse another of doing the same because fake. All na job. All na packaging.…

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Instagram skit maker, Emmanuel Iwueke, professionally known as Crazeclown, has on Thursday celebrated his daughter’s one year birthday. The excited father of one took to his Instagram page on to post a picture of the child, Gia, with a promise to “flood” his page with more. “Today is 16th December 2021 and Its GIA’s @giazirachi BIRTHDAYYYY!!! Its still surreal that I have a whole one year old daughter! Sorry not sorry but I’m going to Flood your timeline today! “It’s been a rollercoaster of emotions for me today! Thinking about the journey to this point which I will tell later…

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Former Big Brother Naija housemate, Uriel Ngozi Oputa, popularly known as Uriel has revealed she once desired to be like Afro-pop singer, Tiwa Savage. Via an Instagram post on her official Instagram handle, in an attempt to provide clarification on why she is also known as ‘Uriel music star’. In her post, Uriel recounted an embarrassing incident that occurred many years ago upon her return to Nigeria. She said the ‘unforgettable’ incident occurred when she was invited to perform at an event while trying to live her dream of becoming the next Tiwa Savage. Reality TV star said: “Those asking…

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American rapper, Megan Jovon Ruth Pete, professionally known as Megan Thee Stallion is the latest celebrity to join the fast increasing train of Netflix’s first-look partnership deals. The texas born rapper recently graduated from the University, signed the partnership deal that will see her produce exclusive content including shows for Netflix. 26-year-old in an interview said, “I’ve always had a passion for telling creative and entertaining stories, so I’m thrilled about this partnership with Netflix. “Venturing into production is the next step in my journey as an entrepreneur and I can’t wait to bring all my ideas to life and…

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Ahead of their wedding, Nollywood stars Lateef Adedimeji and Adebimpe Oyebade has visited the Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi Adeyeye, for prayers. According to a video on Adedimeji’s official Instagram account, the monarch is seen showering prayers on him and his fiancée. The duo are set to tie the knot on December 22, 2021. Ooni prayed that with their union, goodness and blessing will be in their home. In the caption, the actor emphasised the importance of prayers in building a home. He wrote: “A home is not built by retweets and Instagram likes but by prayers. Thank you…

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Nigerian crossdresser Okuneye Idris Olanrewaju Popularly known as Bobrisky has begun preparation for his ‘luxurious’ house warming party slated for January next year. On August 26, Bobrisky claimed to have spent over N500million to organise his 30th birthday party that was to take place on the 31st of the same month. A few days ago, Bobrisky took to social media to show off a part of his newly-acquired house in Lekki, Lagos state. The controversial social media celebrity shared a short video showing the interior of the mansion which he said is worth over 400 million Naira. According to him,…

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Former Big Brother Naija season 6 housemate, Nini has acquired a new Mercedes Benz SUV GLE 350. Sharing this information via her official Instagram page on Thursday, December 16, 2021, she shared photos of her and the new vehicle. “Finally decided to get a Car in Lagos 😌🥳,” she captioned the photos.

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Nigerian Dancehall singer, Cynthia Ikponmwenosa Morgan, professionally address as Cynthia Morgan or Madrina has on Thursday December 16, faulted Burna Boy and Wizkid over their new song, B.D’or. Madrina via her Instagram story on Thursday, stated that Burna Boy was ‘losing it’ with his music arrangement. The which song was released on Tuesday, December 14, by Burna Boy, featured Wizkid. “Burna Boy is losing it with his music arrangement. Wizkid was okay but his last 8bars was weak #b’dor”. She wrote. The 30-year-old claimed that the melodies of the chorus were incomplete, thereby rated the song five, on a scale…

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Nigerian Singer Chike-Ezekpeazu Osebuka popularly known as Chike will be holding his ‘No Music, No Life’ concert this Friday, 17th December 2021 at the Muri Okunola Park, Victoria Island, Lagos by 5:00 PM. Following the global success of Chike’s “Boo of the Booless” album which birthed smash hits “Running (To You)”, “If You No Love”, “Roju”, and “Nakupenda”, the pop star and actor will the celebrating his musical legacy thus far and ushering his sophomore album “The Brother’s Keeper” with a historic concert in Lagos. The concert which has Bundle as its head lifeline would also see performances from DJ Skura, M.I Abaga, J’Dess, Simi, Mayorkun, Ric Hassani, Lojay, Zoro, Olakira, and will be hosted by the duo of Funny…

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If you think Marvel made numerous releases this year, wait till after the highly anticipated Spider-Man: No Way Home and LOKI season 2, which will launch us into the multiverse. The calendar then gets a hiatus until May, when a slate of titles return familiar faces and ushers in heroic new characters. The first Marvel title of 2022 will be Doctor Strange: Multiverse of Madness, directed by Sam Raimi, who also supervised the Tobey Maguire-led Spider-Man trilogy. It will be followed by Thor: Love and Thunder, which will see Natalie Portman as a new member of the MCU. The highly…

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Nollywood actor Kabiri Fubara has died after battling with large mid-stage kidney tumor/cancer. The death of the movie star was announced by his sister, Aya Eneli via her Twitter page on Wednesday, December 12, 2021. “My brother, Karibi Fubara, has joined the ancestral realm. I’m devastated, but not hopeless. He lived fully and with joy. Left a great body of work. Will be a powerful ancestor. I love you, #ChiefBlack. I do not own the rights to this song,” she wrote.

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For the third time, American rapper, Onika ‘Nicki Minaj’ Maraj  becomes a Guinness Record holder. According to her official Instagram page, Nicki shared a picture from her birthday photoshoot to celebrate her wins. Despite haven’t dropping an album or a single in three years, the Trinidadian has continued to make history. “No album/single out in 3 years. Cheers to 2022 this photo was me testing the lighting with a sheet I wrapped around myself cuz I was bu*tt as*s NEKKID – b4 I got dressed to do the cake photo. Not bad for an outtake we got in 5 seconds.”…

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Popular Congolese singer Koffi Olomide has been sentenced to 18 months in prison by the Versailles Court in France on Monday, December 13, 2021. According to The Standard, the veteran singer was sentenced to jail for holding four women (his former dancers) against their will. In 2019, the music star was found guilty of sexual assault and kidnapping his dancers in 2002 and 2006 at the singer’s home. He was ordered to pay Sh1.2 million ($10,000) each to the three women in question. However, he was cleared of the rape charge levelled against him. The court cleared him of the rape…

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Nollywood actor Adedimeji Adetola Lateef and his partner Adebimpe Oyebade have announced the date for their wedding. The celebrity couple took to their respective Instagram pages on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, where they shared the big news. “Bismillah Rahmani Raheem. Love, Laughter and happily ever after…May the Almighty be praised. #adeadeforever #lovelikemovies,” Adedemeji captioned the photo of their wedding invitation card.

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Former Big Brother Naija housemate Kate “Ka3na” Jones has revealed that her husband gave her a sex toy and lubricant for Christmas. Ka3na, 27, shared this via her Instagram Stories on Monday, December 13, 2021, with videos and photos of her Christmas gifts. “On the 13th day of Christmas Mr Jones gave me a sex toy and lubricant,” she captioned the video. See photos below: The Informant247 Entertainment News

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Peter Okoye of the just reunited music duo, Psquare, popularly known as Mr. P, has been hospitalised due to intense rehearsals for the P-Square’s comeback show. The singer via his official Instagram handle shared a picture of himself on medication on Tuesday, December 14, he said that he had been passing through pain and general body weakness. “It’s been a challenging couple of days trying to power through immense pain, fever and general body weakness. “We were very excited about giving you an amazing show on the 18th. Unfortunately, my body has taken quite a beating with several intense rehearsals…

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Nigerian Musician Modupe-Oreoluwa Oyeyemi Ola popularly known as MoCheddah has recounted the excruciating pains she went through during pregnancy. According to a post shared via her official Instagram page on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, the singer narrated how she was in pain for 25 weeks. She said, “I had hyperemesis gravidarum for the first 25 weeks of pregnancy, and when I tell you, it is the hardest thing I have ever experienced in life, and I doubt any-other thing can be more challenging or more painful. “I was bedridden for weeks and could barely open my eyes and talk. All…

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US rapper Meek Mill has wowed fans after saying he is donating over N200 million ($500k) to the less fortunate families in his hometown of Philadelphia. The All Eyes On Me hitmaker was born and raised in Philadelphia and every Christmas he’s been giving back to the community. According to TMZ, the rapper is planning to hand out a huge sack full of gifts for families in need this weekend and these gifts will include things like bikes, video game gift cards, laptops, tablets, and dolls. Meek incorporated some of his friends in this plan, among them Patriot’s owner Robert…

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Nigerian singer Temilade Openiyi, professionally  referred to as Tems has reflected on the time she spent in a Ugandan prison back in 2020. In a tweet shared via her official Twitter page on Monday, December 13, 2021, the singer recounted how her life has changed one year after the ugly incident. “This very day Last Year, I was sitting in prison in Uganda bonding with women and kids. I almost can’t believe the things I’ve seen so far. All I can say is God is too awesome and He will always have the last and final laugh,” Tems wrote. Recall…

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 Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has joined well-wishers to celebrate Nollywood actress, Eniola Badmus for attaining a milestone in her career. Eniola Badmus began her acting career in year 2000 and became famous eight years later after she featured in actress Funke Akindele’s blockbuster ‘Omo Ghetto’. The actress recently celebrated 20 years on stage, an event that was graced by comedian Ali Baba, comedian Ayo Ajewole, Davido, KWAM 1, Sanwo-Olu amongst others. Sanwo-Olu, represented at the event by the Special Adviser on Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mr. Solomon Bonu, acknowledged the impact made by the celebrant in the movie world…

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After 28 days in detention, serving ‘extra duty’ , The Nigerian Navy has released comedy skit maker and personnel, OSCOMP Abdulgafar Ahmad professionally known as Cute Abiola or Lawyer Kunle to reunite with his family. Ahmad was freed on Monday December 13 and was allowed to join is family, this was according to a loved up video of the comedian and wife posted on his wife’s Instagram handle. Recall that the Lawyer Kunle  was arrested on November 15, 2021, for wearing police uniform in one of his skits and for ridiculing the Nigeria Police Force in the process. According to…

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Nigerian comedy Skit maker Abdulgafar Ahmad professionally known as Cute Abiola has been released from the Nigerian Navy’s detention on Friday December 3. According to the Naval spokesperson, Commodore Suleman Dahun, the comedian is no longer in the naval detention as he has been released to serve his punishment. He also said Ahmad knowingly violated the armed forces’ social media policy but was given a punishment after he was tried for misconduct and indiscipline. Recall that Lawyer Kunle was announced missing by friend and colleague Debo ‘Mr Macaroni’ Adedayo on Monday, November 15, 2021. Two days later, the Nigerian Navy released…

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The Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos State has on Thursday Dec. 2, 2021 adjourned the sexual assault trial of Popular Yoruba Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju James, professionally known as Baba Ijesha to December 15, 2021, following his request to change his initial statement. Ijesha, On April 22, 2021, the Lagos State Police Command announced his arrest for alleged sexual assault on a 14-year-old girl in the care of Nigerian comedianne, Princess. He is being charged on six counts of sexual assault by penetration, indecent treatment of a child, and sexual assault. Baba Ijesha, through his lawyer, Prince Kayode, requested…

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Nigerian singer, Adekunle Gold has announced the release date and title for his upcoming Album ‘Catch me if you can’. This was announced through his verified social media accounts on Monday, December 1, said the release date is February 4, 2021 Gold has been consistent since the release of his Hit single ‘Sade’ under former record label, Yahoo Boy No Laptop ‘YBNL’  owned by Olamide. Following the release of his ‘Gold’ Album in 2016 which was a huge success, AG Baby has never seem to stop amazing his fans with different Highlife and Afropop singles. We expect the  catch me…

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Nigerian rapper and Lawyer Folarin Falana professionally known as Falz has called out Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu over his proposed ‘walk of peace.’ with a pictorial pose that says “NO JUSTICE NO PEACE”. This was communicated in a two slides video of the governor addressing the press and picture on the Rapper’s verified Instagram page on Wednesday, December 1, calling out Sanwo-Olu over the said walk. Folarin captioned the post, “Please tell your governor that there is no “March for peace” without justice. He is still trying to deny the massacre that happened. All the lives that were wiped…

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Nigerian singer and Grammy award winner Ibrahim Ayo Balogun, professionally known as Wizkid, has on Tuesday November 30, won the award for African Artiste of the Year in the 2021 Apple Music Award, from various region. According to a post by the Apple official website, out of five other Artistes from other countinents, Starboy emerged ‘Artiste of the Year’ Apple said, “This past year, he’s been the most streamed African artist on the continent on Apple Music and ranked on the Daily Top 100 charts in 60 countries, in addition to his monthly plays on Apple Music growing by more…

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