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Actor Sylvester Madu narrowly escapes death as gunmen kill four in Cameroon

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On Saturday, a tragic incident occurred in Cameroon where four individuals lost their lives while Nollywood actor Sylvester Madu, also known as Shina Rambo, narrowly escaped death. Madu had recently relocated to Bamenda, Cameroon, on November 23, 2023, for a film project.

The film company that had invited Madu confirmed the incident in a statement released on Monday. According to the statement, unidentified gunmen attacked a drinking spot where Madu was socializing with a few others around 10 pm on Saturday. The assault resulted in the deaths of four people, and more than 10 individuals sustained serious injuries.

“DAMA Films welcomed Nollywood actor Sylvester Madu on the 23rd of November 2023 in Bamenda for a movie shoot addressing the issue of hard drug addiction. As we were concluding the movie, we received an invitation for a guest appearance at BIG G VIP, located at Mile 3 Nkwen. The snooker championship organized by Big G started at 3 pm, and everything proceeded smoothly, with fans interacting with Sylvester Madu. However, past 10 pm, gunshots were heard from outside, causing panic and chaos, resulting in the tragic deaths of four civilians and injuries to over 10 others. The police intervened, ensuring the safety of Nollywood actor Sylvester Madu and dispersing the crowd.

“Current investigations by the police are ongoing, and they have assured the safety of Sylvester Madu during his subsequent return to his home country, Nigeria.”

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‘Being wealthy not among qualities I look out for in potential partner’ – Phyna

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Josephina Ijeoma Otabor, better known as Phyna, a controversial personality from Big Brother Naija and an actress, has expressed that wealth is not a primary criterion she seeks in a potential partner. Instead, she prioritizes qualities like love and care.

In the latest episode of her podcast, Spill With Phyna, featuring singer Khaid as a guest, she emphasized her independence regarding financial matters and her preference for a loving and caring partner.

Phyna emphasized that she is capable of meeting her own financial needs and does not require her partner’s wealth. She mentioned that some men may feel intimidated by dating a financially independent woman, which she believes should not be the case.

Her guest, Khaid, expressed a different perspective, acknowledging the importance of money in a relationship but also stating that he would be open to dating a woman with greater wealth, provided it does not lead to discrimination against him.

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Bob Marley’s granddaughter picks Burna Boy for ‘dream’ collaboration with late legend

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Zuri Marley, the granddaughter of the late Jamaican reggae icon Bob Marley, has expressed her admiration for Grammy-winning Nigerian artist Burna Boy, stating that he is the only artist she would have wished to see collaborate with her grandfather.

She shared this sentiment while speaking at the premiere of the movie ‘Bob Marley: One Love’ in London recently. Marley explained that after careful consideration, she concluded that Burna Boy’s collaboration with her grandfather would have been the most cherished.

She stated, “The person who I would want my grandpa [Bob Marley] to collaborate with is Burna Boy. I had to think about it. I went backstage and I was like, ‘Burna Boy. Africa Unite.” It’s worth noting that two Nigerian artists, Wizkid and Bloody Civilian, were featured in the soundtrack EP of the music biopic ‘Bob Marley: One Love.

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I’ve never received gifts – Davido appreciates Atletico Madrid star for gifting him wristwatch

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Nigerian musician Davido expressed delight over receiving a Rolex wristwatch gift from Atletico Madrid player Memphis Depay. The striker reportedly presented Davido with the luxury watch, worth millions of naira, following Davido’s performance at his 30th birthday celebration.

Confirming the news on his Instagram story, Davido mentioned that it was a rare occurrence for him to receive gifts, despite having received cash gifts from Nigerian celebrities during past birthdays, which he later donated to charity. Davido also remarked that he has typically been the one giving gifts to others and expressed gratitude to Depay for the gesture. He wrote, “He bought me a Rolex on his own birthday! I’ve never received gifts; I’ve always been the one to gift people. I love and appreciate you @memphisdepay.”

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