Nigerian singer and Effyzzie Music Group lead act, Yemi Alade has called out the Nigerian Police for harassing and arresting one of her dancers.
The self-acclaimed ‘Mama Africa’ took to her Twitter account to call out the Nigerian Police, while charging them to stop the harassment and brutality that has become so viral in the country.
Yemi Alade narrated how her dancer, Tomisin was harassed and abused on the street for dancing.
According to her, “Yesterday, My dancer @tomisin_tomtom was harassed for dancing on the streets by policemen not wearing uniform.
What was his crime? dancing!!! Only in #NIGERIA that uniformed men will rather Prey on the innocent and protect the guilty..Thankfully he was released yesterday.”
She later went on to give an update on the incident stating that Tomisin was to report back to the station.
“But they have seized his phone.WHY? THEY SAID HE HAS TO COME AND SEE THEIR AREA COMMANDER THE NEXT DAY!! WHY?? WHY SUCH ABUSE OF POWER. MAKING videos and taking pictures is not a crime in ALL civilised countries around the world”.
Mike Godson Writes An Open Letter To EFCC To Rescue Him From Impersonators Using His Name And Pictures For Fraudulent Activities
Nollywood actor, Mike Godson took to his instagram page to write an open letter to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) to rescue him from impersonators using his name and pictures for fraudulent activities online.
Mike Godson complained about so many fake pages of him on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, impersonators are using to defraud people online.
Read the full letter below:
“DEAR EFCC NIGERIA! My name is Mike Godson I’m an actor with the Nollywood industry.
I’m writing this open letter with tears in my eyes. Few days ago, It was brought to my notice by the chairman of the Actors Guild, in the person of EMEKA ROLLAS. That a woman in America was defrauded by an internet fraudster who pretends to be me. He advised I quickly make an entry at any police station close to me. But the truth is, I have been to all the police station in the past 2 to 3 years, reporting these internet fraudsters tarnishing my image not just as an actor but a responsible Nigerian.
Some weeks ago, one of them made a Photoshopped nude picture of a white man’s body with my image on it. They have stopped at nothing to convince my fans they are speaking to me. They follow me on Instagram watching my every move, lifting and reposting my videos and pictures on their fake pages of me. THROUGH the police, I have caught, arrested, and detained some of these boys but they won’t stop.
They have fake pages of me everywhere. FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM TWITTER to name a few. I can no longer cash western union money transfers just because my name has been used a million times to defraud women oversees.
I’m going crazy, Something must be done to stop this madness. PLEASE! PLEASE! And PLEASE! come to my aid. This is my only verified Instagram account other accounts with my name and image are fake! I humbly await your response thanks and God bless.”
Wizkid Emerges First African To Hit 8M Monthly Listeners On Spotify
Ayodeji Balogun popularly known as Wizkid has become the first African artist to hit eight million monthly streams on Spotify.
This was made known by Spotify, an online, music streaming platform that pays royalties based on the number of artists streams as a proportion of total songs streamed on Monday.
Wizkid beat former record holder, Congolese rapper and singer, Maitre Gims with seven million monthly listeners to become number one in Africa.
Wizkid has set a couple of first record for himself, as he was the first African artist to walk the runway at a Dolce and Gabbana fashion show with his song `Soco’ playing in the background.
NBA Youngboy Released From Jail, To Remain On House Arrest For 14 Months
It looks as if NBA Youngboy is enjoying his freedom this Thursday morning. Back in May, Youngboy, real name Kentrell DeSean Gaulden, was taken into custody after a social media video surfaced showing him allegedly making violent threats. The 19-year-old was on probation for a 2016 shooting—a case where he pleaded guilty. By taking that plea, Gaulden was able to avoid jail time as he was given a 10-year suspended sentence, however, he was placed on probation for three years.
Gaulden was instructed to keep himself out of trouble, but in February of this year, the rapper was arrested in Atlanta. According to reports, Gaulden was at a hotel when a woman he was with assaulted a housekeeper. During that time, a video circulated on social media that reportedly showed the rapper threatening someone, also a violation of his probation.
In June, Gaulden was sentenced to serve 90 days in jail, but after being credited with time served, he had roughly a remaining two months. The day of his release has come as he was captured making his way out of the facility before he jumped on Instagram Live where his adoring fans were excited to see his face. Gaulden will now be placed on house arrest for 14 months where he will wear a GPS ankle monitor. During this time he also isn’t allowed to perform.