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.
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.
Nollywood Actor, Ernest Asuzu Dies
Nollywood actor, Ernest Asuzu is dead.
The actor reportedly slumped and died on Tuesday night.
Recall that the news of Asuzu’s ill health flooded the social media after he suffered stroke for years.
A viral video also showed him begging for alms.
The actor was, however, supported by well meaning Nigerians including the wife of Anambra State Governor, Mrs Willie Obiano.
Asuzu began his acting career in the late 90’s and was popular for hit man roles alongside the likes of Hanks Anuku, Jim Iyke, Emma Ehumadu and Alaso Wariboko.
The deceased rose to fame after acting in the Nollywood blockbuster movie, ‘Another Campus Queen.’
Nigerian Lady Rates Dogs over Men (See Why)
A lady’s recent post on social media saying that all men are dogs has evoked wild reactions from netizens thereby setting the relatively serene Twitter landscape.
The twitter user identified with handle @mariiamariiee who clearly has issues running haphazardly in her thinking faculties said men should even not be equated to dogs because they surpass them in that regard.
we need to stop saying “men are dogs” cause that’s an insult to dogs please. dogs are better than men. shalom.
‘I Prefer a Cheating Man to a Stingy Man’
Nollywood actress, Queeneth Agbor, has given her opinion on the kind of man she can cope with.
According to the actress, she revealed she doesn’t mind if her man cheats on her as long as he spoils her lavishly with gifts.
Queeneth Agbor stressed that she can cope with a cheating man but not a stingy man.
She made this known in an interview with the PUNCH she said, “I can cope with a cheating man, provided he ‘cheats responsibly’. He could cheat then make it up to me by spoiling me. A man who cheats would eventually get tired of doing that, the same way King Solomon in the Bible got tired. History never fails to repeat itself. He would definitely get tired and change but a stingy man would remain like that for life. Stinginess is not permitted around me.”