Kenyan-born singer, Victoria Kimani, set the Internet into frenzy last week after she dropped her version of Kizz Daniel’s Fvck You challenge.
In her song, she called out Nigerian rapper, Oludemilade Alejo, popularly known as Ycee for stealing her song – an allegation that left tongues wagging.
However, in subsequent lines in her song, she seemed to have insulted a Nigerian female artiste and even though she didn’t mention any name, the adjectives she used to qualify the artiste made most people speculate that she was referring to Tiwa Savage.
In an exclusive interview with Saturday Beats, Kimani noted that she didn’t mention Savage’s name but people only took a cue from the content of her song.
She said, “I don’t have any issue with Tiwa Savage at all. I approached the ‘Fvck you challenge’ with a below the belt move.
“It is common knowledge in the industry that this girl doesn’t like performing in the same show with other female artistes, everybody knows this. I never mentioned any names in my Instagram post, people just attached meaning to whoever they wanted to attach it to.
“Secondly, I never mentioned her name in the record but when I saw that she was sending fake Instagram accounts to attack me, that was when I realised she was offended with what I said.
“It was meant to be a light-hearted challenge, I had to be forced to send my statement, and I don’t have a problem doing that. I don’t have a problem defending my statement about blocking women from certain platforms, this is common knowledge that has happened over the years and people don’t like to admit it.
“At the same time, it is not fair for me to body shame, so I apologised for that, but for the other statements, everybody knows that.”
Kimani also spoke about the reason she has been absent from Nigeria for a while, attributing it to the bad experience she had with Chocolate City, her former record label.
She added, “When I was signed to Chocolate City, I had my team there that was where I was pushing. Ever since I lost the label, my focus shifted and I felt I could only come to Nigeria if I have bookings.
“It wasn’t like I forgot about the country, after having a bad experience in Chocolate City, I just wanted to make sure that if I am doing anything in Nigeria, then it is done correctly. I didn’t just want to be there in everyone’s face.”
She also revealed the reason she called Ycee out for stealing her song, adding that they are still very good friends.
“Ycee and I are still friends; the ‘Fvck you challenge’ for me was more like a rap battle. Sometimes in rap battles, things below the belt are said and then at the end, you can still shake hands and still be friends.
“My perspective was that we can go below the belt in music and there will still be love and respect outside of that.
“Before the song came out, he told me he borrowed a line from my song. My ‘Fvck you challenge’ is not meant to be as serious as some people are making it seem.
“I never planned to take the issue to court or anything and that was why I decided to use the ‘Fvck you challenge’ to tease him, but it is not like in a bad way,” she stated.
After Toni Payne, Adetola, 9ice Set for Third Marriage in December
Nigeria’s pop star and kongaso crooner, Abolore Adegbola Akande popularly known as 9ice is set to get married for the third time in December 2019 according Pulse.ng.
It was revealed that the singer will be getting married to his baby mama, Sunkami Ajala, who he has a daughter, Mitchelle with. The couple are expected to get married on an already fixed date in December 2019. Sunkanmi Ajala is an event planner based in Lagos.
Sunkanmi Ajala and 9ice have been in an off and on relationship before now. The two welcomed their first daughter, Michelle Abolanle Akande, five years ago.
9ice got married to Adetola Anifalaje, a United States based software engineer in 2018 (Second marriage). They had three wedding ceremonies which took place between March, July and August of the same year. The marriage with Adetola is blessed with a daughter, Milani- Francoise Imisioluwa Akande.
Back in 2008, 9ice married Toni Payne, and they had a child together. After the marriage collapsed, 9ice got into a relationship with Vickie Godis who bore him a set of twins.
Back in 2018, there were rumours that 9ice was expecting 5th child with another lady identified as Olori Oluwayemisi. Linda Ikeji had reported that the lady, a skin expert, was pregnant and expecting a child for 9ice.
John Legend Joins League of ‘Sexiest Men Alive’
John Legend has joined the league of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Chris Hemsworth and Idris Elba as People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive.
This announcement was made yesterday, and his wife, Chrissy Teigen, took to her twitter to announce,
“My secret is out. I have fulfilled my dream of having boned @people’s sexiest man alive!! an honor!!!!!” and “I cannot WAIT for people to get mad about John being the sexiest man alive. it’s my new Starbucks holiday cup.”
Speaking about it, John Legend tweeted:
“I was excited, but I was a little scared at the same time because it’s a lot of pressure,” he said. “Everyone’s going to be picking me apart to see if I’m sexy enough to hold this title. I’m also following Idris Elba, which is not fair and not nice to me!”
Legend is the third judge on The Voice to be awarded by the magazine. Adam Levine graced covers in 2013 and Blake Shelton won in 2017. Levine, Shelton, and Legend are the only musicians to win the title since it began in 1985.
Recently, John Legend and his family graced the front page of Vanity fair magazine which was titled “Impeachment Special” where the couple opened up about their upbringings and hardships. Teigen also talked about her battle with anxiety which keeps her from holding on to memories of trauma or even triumph. Her wedding is described as a blur.
John married Chrissy in 2013 and they have 2 kids together.
Ovularia is Not Dead, Confirms Chief Zebrudaya
Chika Okpala aka Chief Zebrudaya of the now rested sitcom, ‘The New Masquerade, has dismissed claims that Lizzy Eveome aka Ovuleria is dead.
According to several reports, Zebrudaya debunked the death rumour when he was contacted on the telephone.
He reportedly said Ovuleria is hale and hearty, not dead.
“Who’s wishing her dead? I am telling you now that Ovuleria is not dead. You can call on the telephone and she will speak to you. Wishing death means that she will live longer,” Zebrudaya said.
However, Ovularia’s onscreen husband, Zebrudaya said the actress is currently suffering from arthritis as well as eyesight problem. “It does not mean that she’s dead,” he added.
Also, debunking the rumour, Tony Akposheri, who played the role of Zaccheus, Chief Zebrudaya’s house-help, told Vanguard that he just finished speaking with the thespian now, adding that she’s not dead.
On Tuesday, November 5, 2019, Twitter user, Churchill Ebhodaghe tweeted about Evoeme’s death. The Twitter user had no details to back his claims.
In March 2017, Veronica Njoku, who is popular for her role as Ramota in ‘The New Masquerade,’ passed away. The late Njoku played the role of Chief Jegede’s (played by Claude Eke) wife and a close ally of Ovularia.
Her death was confirmed by Tony Akposheri, who played the role of Zaccheus, a street urchin.
‘The New Masquerade’ was a Nigerian sitcom that aired on the Nigerian Television Network during the 1980s until the mid 1990s. It was created and written by James Iroha who also acted in the sitcom as Giringori Akabogu.