We can authoritatively inform that governor of Rivers States; Rotimi Amaechi has donated the sum of $100,000 over N15.5m to rescue the ailing music producer, OJB Jezreel. The move was made by Jazzman Olofin, who was said to have visited Mr. Femi Davies, a top journalist and online publisher to complain about the way the people around are treating the issue of the prolific producer/singer.
Miffed by the report given, Femi Davies, we were told, intensified effort to liaise with another top journalist, Mr. Wale Olaleye, This Day Political Editor and he was said to have asked Mr. Davies to come forth with a formal letter of request to be forwarded to Governor Amaechi. As soon as the letter got to the embattled governor, we gathered that he signed it and ordered the state to pay as soon as possible.
Though, there seem to be some rancor between the people in charge of the ‘Support OJB Team’ as some people are already deliberating on how to have their share of the money as soon as it arrives since Governor Amaechi has coughed out the whole money needed for the kidney transplant and there were previous donations close to N10m before now.
This is really amazing, despite the situation of things between him and some political elements in PDP, governor Amaechi surprised all and sundry as he made this whopping donation. What a man with a heart of gold!
We hope the government of the good-hearted man, Mr. Amaechi would speedily attend to this cause before it’s too late like what happened in Edo State recently when a civil servant who needed just N150,000 had to lose his life because the money was not speedily disbursed as authorized by the governor.
Rapper 50 Cent has been charged with domestic violence after he allegedly kicked the mother of his son and destroyed property in her condo last month.
According to TMZ:
50 is accused of causing $7,100 in damage during the June 23 incident, which took place inside the victim’s condo in Toluca Lake, Ca. According to officials, LAPD officers were called to the scene … and the woman told cops she had gotten into an altercation with 50 and locked herself in the bedroom.
50 — real name Curtis Jackson — allegedly got so mad, he kicked down the door and kicked her, resulting in an injury. Officials say the 37-year-old rapper is also accused of breaking chandeliers, furniture, a TV and a lamp — and allegedly ransacked the bedroom closet — during his rampage.
Officials say 50 left the scene before cops arrived. Now he’s being hit with five charges – one count misdemeanor domestic violence and four counts of misdemeanor vandalism and if convicted on all counts, he could face up to five years in jail and $46,000 in fines. Damn homie! He’s due in court to be arraigned on July 22, so we’ll keep you updated.
SOURCE: TMZ /Globalgrind.com
The relationship between Wizkid and R2Bees is so solid that a lot of fans are wondering if it was the reason he refused performing with Samini at the third edition of Ghana Meets Naija, the group R2Bees who recently travelled to Los Angeles for the 2013 BET Awards and Samini are currently not seeing eye to eye, making the assumption between Wizkid and Samini sort of true.
Ghana Meets Naija that took place in Ghana on June 30 would have ended without drama if Wizkid had allowed Samini to partner him in their hit single, ‘Time Bomb’, a track on Samini’s upcoming album, the reason for the beef between R2Bees and Samini is yet to be ascertain and for Wizkid to get involved means it is a serious matter.
Bola Ray even went back stage to talk to Wizkid and his manager about it but they refused to perform with Samini. said a source. Bola Ray is the organizer of the show, he tried to convince Wizkid to perform with Samini but his advice fell on deaf ears.
What could have caused this cross country’s beef between Samini and Wizkid?
Wizkid replaced his N15million Porsche Panamera car with a brand new one less than two weeks after crashing it in an accident. Some people criticized him for it but the music star says he works hard and can spend his money any way he wants to.
He tells Encomium magazine:
“I needed to get another one because after the accident, I didn’t have a car and I have to move around. I started taking cabs before I decided to buy this new car to move around. It is needed for work. And I don’t think there’s anything wrong in splashing millions on a car. If someone works hard and decides to spend on something that he thinks is good for him, why not? In fact, I don’t think there’s need to justify whether its is wrong or not. I work hard and I will enjoy my money”
Torion Sellers is young, but he’s not interested in taking any additional time on Young Money.
The 15-year-old singer has taken legal action to get released from his contract with the company that Lil Wayne built.
According to a reports, the young man was signed to Young Money when he was merely 13-year-old Wayne felt he had an “amazing voice” and a “God-given gift and talent.”
Legal documents claim he was to release an album by 2012, but it never happened.
Torion reportedly feels abandoned by Young Money and has requested a release. He also claims that YMCMB should have gotten a court’s approval, because he was a child when he signed the deal.
Hit-maker Pharrell Williams wants a judge to rule that a trademark for his “I am OTHER” company is not infringing on will.i.am’s “I AM” trademark.
Williams filed legal papers Monday in federal court in Manhattan. He’s seeking a declaratory judgment of non-infringement.
The two artists have been in dispute for several months over the issue.
The Black Eyed Peas member has owned the “I AM” trademark since 2001. He filed objections in March and May against Pharrell Williams’ company, i am OTHER, that launched in 2010. He uses “I AM” for his businesses, including his charity foundation I AM ANGEL.
Williams’ i am OTHER produces the hit Web series “Awkward Black Girl” and other Web series.
The Black Eyed Peas have sold more than 31 million album copies, according to will.i.am’s website.
With Glo having a number of artistes such as P-Square & M.I. signed to them and MTN recently snapping up Iyanya & Wizkid, telecoms giant Etisalat did not want to be left out of the fun. I hear D’banj was paid 5 times what other Naija artistes get… Wow!!!
A cheque of N250m was issued to him by Etisalat, a company that really wants to re-establish itself as a leader in the industry, after losing its brand face, Saka, to MTN under controversial circumstances.
They have opened their cash books and signed Eja Nla himself, D’banj t0 a N250million deal.
The deal is expected to be announced officially soon.