Veteran Nigerian actor, James Ikechukwu, popularly known as Jim Iyke, has welcomed a baby boy.
The 42-year-old who started his acting career in 2001 is one of the highest paid actors in Nollywood.
Popularly known for playing “lover boy” roles, the actor took to Instagram to announce the arrival of his son.
He wrote: “I’m ultra-private with my family, but this is the rarest of moments.
“Back to 2hours sleep nightly. Back to cat naps with my subconscious peaked for the slightest movement. Back to groggy mornings and big unknowing smiles.
“Welcome home king. I can’t find the right words now. Every being in me is pulsating with raw primordial energy.
“A lion begets a lion, welcome to my pride, dear son.”
He then went on to thank God for yet another blessing added to his life.
“I don’t know what I’m doing right to deserve it all. It takes a man to bring a child home, it takes a community to raise him,” he wrote.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Iyke has appeared in over 150 films, including Last Flight to Abuja, which he featured in alongside Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde.
The award-winning actor runs a charity foundation, Jim Iyke Foundation, for children living with special disabilities.
Kizz Daniel Promises Free Show for Tanzanians on Friday, Apologises
Nigerian singer, Kizz Daniel, has apologised for failing to perform at a show in Tanzania on Sunday.
Daniel was arrested in Dar es Salaam on Monday for failing to perform at the show. Fans had earlier trashed the venue in anger at the non-appearance of the singer.
At a press conference on Tuesday night streamed on the show promoter’s Instagram page, #str8upvibes_, the ‘Buga’ crooner explained his side of the story, apologised and promised a free show for Friday.
He said, “This Friday, a free show by the way, I will be partnering with Straight Up Vibes to make that happen.
“I must apologize to the fans. None of this was intentional.”
I Paid Kizz Daniel $60k, Begged Him on My Knees Yet He Refused to Perform – Promoter
A concert promoter in Tanzania, Stephen Uwa, has narrated why Nigerian singer and songwriter, Oluwatobiloba Daniel, aka Kizz Daniel, refused to show up for a concert in Tanzania.
The police on Monday arrested the singer in Tanzania for failure to show up for a paid concert.
Speaking with media personality, Ifedayo Olarinde, popularly known as Daddy Freeze, on Monday night, Uwa narrated what transpired between himself and the Buga crooner.
According to him, Kizz Daniel refused to perform at the event because he (Kizz Daniel) was not with his gold chain.
“He (Kizz Daniel) only said the airline didn’t bring his bag that is why he cannot perform. Because his gold chain is not there. And he had a gold chain on his neck. He wanted everything,” Uwa said.
The show promoted notes that he booked Kizz Daniel through his management, Upfront and Personal Global, headed by Paul Okoye, popularly known as Paul O.
According to him, Paul O cried and begged Kizz Daniel to come for the show too.
“Three times, I knelt for Kizz Daniel and I begged him,” Uwa said
He added, “I paid this guy $60, 000 to perform on this show. I went down on my knees. I was like ‘Bro, you are damaging me. I am trying to build my company here. You are going to damage me’. I begged this guy ‘Save my career, save me’.”
The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission has announced that the singer has been released from police custody in Tanzania and will return to the country.
John Legend, Wife Expecting Another Baby
American recording artiste, John Legend is expecting another baby with his model wife, Chrissy Teigen.
This report is coming after Teigen suffered a miscarriage in 2020.
Taking to Instagram on Wednesday night, Teigen mentioned that she is fascinated at the confirmation of her latest pregnancy. Sharing several photos of her baby bump on the social media platform, Instagram, she wrote;
“The last few years have been a blur of emotions to say the least, but joy has filled our home and hearts again.
“1 billion shots later (in the leg lately, as u can see!) we have another on the way. Every appointment I’ve said to myself, ‘ok if it’s healthy today I’ll announce ‘but then I breathe a sigh of relief to hear a heartbeat and decide I’m just too nervous still.”
The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model also revealed that she still feels hesitation given the loss of her and Legend’s third child, Jack, in October 2020. She added that she is pushing through those emotions.
“I don’t think I’ll ever walk out of an appointment with more excitement than nerves but so far, everything is perfect and beautiful and I’m feeling hopeful and amazing.
“Ok phew it’s been very hard keeping this in for so long!”