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Naira Marley Always in the News for the Wrong Reasons?

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By Eric Elezuo

Has it become a norm that each time popular singer, Azeez Fashola, aka Naira Marley, is mentioned in the news, it will definitely be for the wrong reasons.

Just last weekend, the self styled president of Marlians, was again involved in a crisis with both the authorities of the Federal Government and the management of Executive Jets, a privately owned airline operation services.

Last Saturday, the singer in company of ten members of his traveling crew were ferried from Lagos to Abuja to perform at Jabi Lake. The performance was against federal government laid down rules of social distancing and gathering. Consequently, the event place has been locked up by government while the license of Executive Jets was suspended.

In their bid to defend their actions, the management of the airline tendered an apology to the government wherein they called Marley and his crew ‘bunch of useless people’. In retaliation, Marley has vowed not to patronise the ‘useless’ airline again.

The worst of it all is that the government has threatened to arrest the singer, and if the make do their threat, it will become the umpteenth time he will be visiting the office of the law enforcement agency.

Recall that in March 2019, Naira Marley first made the headlines when he shared a particular post on his Instagram page to defend internet fraudsters. Not a few celebrities gave him the backlash.

Undeterred, he released the record ‘Am I A Yahoo Boy’ which though became a hit led to his arrest in the early hours of Friday, May 10 2019 by men of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for internet fraud.

His trial was talk of the town, and even promoted his brand as fans storm the court premises to catch a glimpse of him. He spent some days in prison, and was granted bail shortly after.

In December of the same year, Naira Marley was again accused of car theft. The singer and his brothers were accused of stealing a Toyota Camry and iPhone from one Mr Adelekan Ademola.

Marley refused to show up in court despite presiding judge’s injuction that he be brought to court. He reportedly bragged about the number of expensive cars he owned jut as he ridiculed the accusation of car theft.

Naira Marley was not done as earlier in 2020 in the peak of the Coronavirus pandemic, he broke the lockdown orders when he attended Funke Akindele’s private birthday party.

He was arraigned among others but was later pardoned after an apology letter was tendered to the Lagos State Government.

Naira Marley is adored by his teeming fans, but he has not at any time fallen on the right side of the law. He has as remained anti-government as he is anti-law with group reputed as lawless and group of people ‘wey no get respect’.

Controversial may be the right name for Naira Marley as this time, but it is imperative to note that though Naira Marley may be popular, he is far from being famous.

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I Have over N1bn, Bobrisky Exposes Ecobank Account Details

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Controversial cross-dresser, Idris Okuneye, alias Bobrisky has flaunted his account balance on his Instagram page.

The self-proclaimed Male Barbie shared the screenshot of his balance which is at almost a billion naira.

The drag queen then bragged about being able to boast of such account balance at the age of 29.

He captioned the photo thus:

“Eco bank dis my balance long o! I cover 2 figures, God thanks so much. At 29 I dey see almost 1billion in my account haaaa I haven’t added all my cars MACHINES, house mehnnnn…Note: I don’t have just one account o! I have over three accounts o”

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You Are a Mistake, Actress Tells Husband, Ends Two Months Marriage

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Actress, Princess Shyngle took to Instagram to allege that her husband, Gibril Bala Gaye, physically abused her as she announces her marriage is over after a few weeks.

She came online to make the revelation after her husband went on Instagram live to tell the world that his wife locked him out of the house after a little disagreement about 8 weeks ago and he hasn’t seen her for 7 weeks. He added that she’s in New York doing “her thing”.

Princess Shyngle said she had no intention to bring her marital woes online but since her estranged husband was already giving the impression she’s a bad woman who left her husband for 7 weeks, she has to come out with her truth.

In an Instagram live video, she told the world that her marriage has been shaky for over 8 weeks. She said her husband was violent and “put hands” on her so she decided to divorce him.

“Youre a fu*king mistake. I’ve divorced your as* so leave me the f*ck alone,” she wrote.

Only weeks ago, Princess Shyngle announced she’s married to her best friend who she’s crushed on since 8th grade and has been best friends with for over 10 years (read here). Now, she says she has no idea he was violent.

Audios she shared as ‘proof,’ show someone admitting to laying his hands on her.

9 weeks ago, on January 30 precisely, Shyngle announced she is married. Going by her revelation on her Instagram live that the domestic violence incident happened 8 weeks ago, leading to their separation and then divorce, it means their marriage lasted only one week or thereabout.

Shyngle also shared a photo of herself and wrote in the caption,

“Having a good time with the true love of my life #myself &$$$$”

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South African Rapper, AKA, Loses Fiance in Tragic Fall

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South African superstar rapper, AKA’s fiance, Nellie Tembe, has fallen to her death at Cape Town’s Pepper Club Hotel in the early hours of Sunday.

AKA, real name Kiernan Forbes, and Nellie got engaged in February this year. In March, he paid lobola to Nellie’s family, describing her as ‘the love of his life’ when he announced their engagement on social media, Newzimbabwe reports.

According to reports, Nellie fell from one of the upper floors of the hotel to the intersection of Loop and Bloom streets in the Cape Town central business districts.

A statement from the Tembe and Forbes families confirmed her untimely passing.

The statement read, “It is with the deepest regret that we, Tembe and Forbes families, confirm the untimely passing of our beloved fiance, daughter, sister and daughter-in-law, Anele Tembe (22). Anele tragically passed on in the early hours of this morning, Sunday 11 April 2021.4.11.

“We are still in shock and are dealing with our emotions as she was an exceptional and gifted young woman with so much life ahead of her. She had a sweet nature about her and was always nurturing those around her.

“Her fiance, Kiernan Forbes, is currently inconsolable and is surrounded by family and closest friends. At this hour of our grief, we humbly request that our families be given privacy and time to heal.”

Speaking to the media, Pepper Club General Manager, Efi, said, “At 7:30 am, we got a call that there has been an incident. We called the police subsequently. What I can tell you is that there is an investigation; it’s a young girl age of 22 and at this stage, the police is still investigating.”

Western Cape police spokesperson, Captain Frederick van Wyk, said investigations were still underway.

“Cape Town Central police are investigating an inquest case after an incident at a hotel at about 7:45 AM at the corner of Loop and Bloem Streets in the Cape Town CBD. The body of a 22-year-old woman was found deceased.”

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