Controversy is surrounding the death of a popular dancer and video vixen, Love Divine, popularly known as Picturekodak, who was allegedly electrocuted on Wednesday.
Picturekodak was allegedly electrocuted around 9pm while charging and operating her phone.
Our correspondent learnt that the victim was on set in the house of a video director, Clarence Peters, in the Omole Phase 1 area of Lagos State when the incident happened.
However, mixed reactions have greeted the news of her death on the social media.
While some urged the relevant authorities to investigate the circumstances of her death, others believed that she died of a natural cause.
A Twitter user, @pdominic77, called on the Lagos State Government to carry out an autopsy on the deceased.
He tweeted, “#ripkodak one thing I know is that the death of this girl doesn’t sit right in my head. Which one is she died charging her phone bla bla bla. Please Lagos do autopsy check for drugs, strangulation marks etc I don’t trust most of this directors. I know what I’m saying.”
Another Twitter user, Christopher Umukoro, wrote, “Conspiracy theory should simply play out here. Something just ain’t right to me. Habba! Forensic evidence would have shown otherwise if this were a more developed country.”
An Instagram user, with the name @ogamaestro said, “Man Clarence needs to explain to us what happened o. Walahi!
“Rest Well LD. Sad day for the entertainment industry. This one hit home.”
A Twitter user, @Rukyluv29, wrote, “To prevent cell phone electrocution: Never charge your smartphone in the bathroom or near water. Don’t let extension cords or chargers come in contact with water. Never use extension cords or chargers with frayed wires. Kodak #ripkodak.”
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, who confirmed the incident, said the corpse had been deposited in the morgue for autopsy.
“The case was reported at the Ojodu Police Station around 1am. The report we got was that she was electrocuted while charging and operating her iPhone. We have taken the body to the mortuary for autopsy,” he stated.
One of Picturekodak’s colleagues, Otunba Bolaji, who claimed to stay very close to Clarence Peter’s house, stated that he heard when the incident happened but never knew who the victim was.
He said, “I stay close to Clarence Peters’ house, so I heard about the death shortly after it happened on Wednesday night. Earlier on Thursday, I had heard a rumour that a lady slumped and died. I didn’t know she was the one being referred to. When I got to know that she was the one, I felt very sad because I realised that I wouldn’t see her again.
“I don’t work with Peters, so I don’t know the nature of their relationship, or what she was doing in his house.
“I met her when an artiste, Junior Boy, shot a music video and we were both in it. We were not very close but she was a friendly girl and everybody can testify to that.”
However, calls put across to Peters by one of our correspondents were unanswered.
Teni’s Reference to Erica As ‘Omo Igbo’ Erupts Twitter War
Nigerian singer, Teni has been dragged on social media for indirectly referring to disqualified BBNaija housemate, Erica as ‘Omo Igbo’
Teni, while expressing her love for Laycon, in one of her videos, said, “Eyin Omo Igbo” which means “You Igbo People” “Won ti sepe fu Laycon” meaning “they have cursed/jazzed Laycon”
Teni also urged ‘Omo Igbos’ to leave Laycon alone.
Some Nigerians on social media are now of the view that the ‘billionaire’ singer was shading Erica.
This has led to a sort of tribal war on Twitter with people from the eastern part of the country referring to Teni as a tribalist.
Other persons felt that the singer’s statement was harmless and that there was nothing wrong in calling an Igbo person ‘Omo Igbo’.
FirstBank Unveils TV Adaptation of Smart Money Woman in Partnership with Arese Ugwu
First Bank of Nigeria Limited has announced its partnership with Arese Ugwu for the TV adaptation of her best seller, Smart Money Woman. The weekly show – in its first season – is billed to premiere on Africa Magic Showcase on Wednesday, 23rd September 2020 at 9:30pm.
The Smart Money Woman is a programme that shows the experiences, sacrifices, struggles and vigour of women in society as they carry out their day to day activities in spite of the gender imbalance in the society, especially in Africa. The series is an adaptation of Smart Money Woman written to tackle debt, providing tips on inculcating the right savings culture of the African middle class (why don’t we say – every individual – as against limiting to African middle class), the fear and misconceptions surrounding money and the lack of it, love, friendships, cultural and societal pressures and the roles they play in success.
The half hour 13-episode series which is directed by Bunmi Ajakaiye and Co-, produced by Kemi Lala Akindoju, Akin Marinho and Arcadia Tv Africa will have viewers exposed to financial literacy nuggets. Its cast include; Osas Ighodaro, Toni Tones, Ini Dima-Okojie, Eby Eno, Eso Okolocha, Timini Egbuson, Karibi Fubara, Tope Tedela, Seun Ajayi and Temisan Emmanuel.
According to Author and Executive Producer, Smart Tribe Media, Arese Ugwu; “The Smart Money Woman is a love letter to every modern and upwardly mobile African women who are exploring life opportunities and experiences to find that right balance in their day to day activities especially in their career, friendship, relationship and of course, family.”
“We thank First Bank of Nigeria Limited for being the first corporate sponsor to believe in my dream and take a chance on a first-time producer. This is a partnership we are pleased to reckon with, whilst we recognise how they have successfully empowered women across the geo-political zones in Nigeria through its various initiatives, especially the FirstGem product. They have provided mentoring, support and capacity building opportunities for all to create a new generation of financially literate women thereby contributing to the continued growth and development of the country.”
Speaking on the TV show, Folake Ani-Mumuney, the Group Head, Marketing & Corporate Communications, First Bank of Nigeria Limited said “FirstBank has been at the forefront of promoting female empowerment and we understand the role financial literacy plays in deepening financial inclusion, whilst promoting female independence. The essence of the TV programme is to raise financial awareness to inspire every individual in the society, especially women, to make informed choices and take effective actions for their financial wellbeing, she concluded.”
BBNaija: Laycon Expresses Hope of Making it to the Finals
As the Big Brother Naija lockdown approaches the home stretch, Laycon has expressed confidence he would escape eviction and make it to the finals.
He made this assertion in a conversation with Head of House Nengi on Friday.
Laycon said to Nengi:
“Two people are leaving on Sunday, and I am not one of them.”
Nengi, on the other hand, responded positively saying amen.
“Amen, Laycon I say Amen, you must not leave, Nengi said.