Rihanna’s song Lift Me Up featured in the blockbuster movie Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has been nominated for an Oscar
The multiple Grammy Award winner’s song is her original composition and she shares songwriting credits with Nigerian singer Tems
The Academy Awards released a list of nominees who will face off at the 2023 prestigious Oscar Awards
Award-winning songstress Rihanna has landed her first Oscar Awards nomination.
Rihanna lands first Oscars nomination
The chart-topping musician was recognised by the Academy Awards for her song Lift Me Up.
According to Daily Mail, Rihanna’s song will compete against other nominees in the Best Original Song category.
Lift Me Up is Rihanna’s original composition and she shares songwriting credits with Nigerian singer Tems, Ludwig Göransson and director Ryan Coogler.
Applause sung by Sofia Carso was featured in the film ‘Tell It Like A Woman’, and Lady Gaga’s Hold My Hand, among others, also received nominations.
Will Smith Oscar Awards slap
On Monday, March 28, 2022, Legit.ng reported that award-winning actor Will Smith shocked the world after he walked on stage during the Oscar Awards and slapped comedian Chris Rock at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.
The actor, who was seated close to Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o, left the distinguished crowd at the 94th Academy Awards in awe.
Will’s altercation with the comedian spilt out of control after he made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith’s shaven head.
After taking his seat, Will was heard shouting back at Chris rock saying:
Keep my wife’s name out of your f***ing mouth.”
The celebrated movie star won Best Actor for his role in the film ‘King Richard’ where he plays tennis superstar sisters Serena and Venus William’s dad.
He took the opportunity to apologise to fellow award nominees while receiving his award. In his emotional acceptance speech, Will revealed that his wife suffered from a medical condition that causes her to lose hair.
Will Smith apologises to Chris Rock
Later, Will Smith released footage expressing his remorse and deep apology to Chris Rock after slapping him at the Oscars.
The actor shared a clip admitting to his faults as he answered questions he revealed fans had sent him.
According to TMZ, Smith said:
“My behaviour was unnacceptable. I am deeply committed to putting love and light into the world… remorseful without shame, right?”
A 30-year-old lady has stirred reactions online after undergoing surgery to tie her fallopian tube.
The woman said in a social media video that she got the procedure because she didn’t want to become pregnant and deal with the physical and emotional scars that would result.
“Finally got my tubes tied!!! Firmly in my childfree era. So proud of myself of taking control of my life and eliminating pregnancy scares and @borshun from my future🎀”
Watch the video below,
In other news, Popular Nollywood actress, Sandra Okunzuwa, shared a painful experience that made her despise men for a long time.
In a recent interview with The Sun, the screen diva discussed her traumatic experiences with men and how she overcame the trauma.
She said the experience made her hate men for a while, but she has now healed and moved on.
“Sexually abused as a kid? Yes. Mental health victim? Yes. In the society we live in, people don’t talk about mental health issues; they expect you to visit your pastor and you will be alright. As an actor, it is not easy. First, you will have to embody the life of different characters and personalities, the good, the bad and the terrible.
Despite what you are going through personally, you have to wear a smile and keep entertaining people because that is what people expect from you. I think there should be a special therapist for entertainers, because it is not easy. Giving out joy to people and lacking where to fill up from. Most people are broken; they’re carrying about baggage from the past, if you don’t talk about it so you can get help, you will keep carrying it about until it destroys you. By sharing your problems with your partner, you can get help.
Lastly, being traumatized isn’t a spiritual issue; it is a mental issue that needs a therapist. I will get married to my perfect partner someday. Before, it (the sexual abuse) kind of made me resent men, but I have healed from it and moved on. I am a lot better now.” She said.
“We can’t normalize fornication and then demonize adultery. Most fornicators are adulterers in training” – Pastor Kingsley Okonkwo preaches – YabaLeftOnline
Popular relationship coach, Pastor Kingsley Okonkwo, has averred that there was no difference between adultery and fornication.
In a series of tweets, Pst. Kingsley stated that both behaviors were abnormal as it involves sleeping with partners you aren’t married to.
“We can’t normalize fornication and then demonize adultery They are one and the same, just Seperated by words or a signature What most people don’t know is that your mind can’t draw the line between the two Most fornicators are adulterers in training Even in scripture they are mentioned as same thing and used interchangeably The biggest deceit of this generation is the belief that they can get away with one and avoid the other God has not called us to celibacy but to sexual purity, anyway that is a different thread In closing let’s follow God’s advice irrespective of who is doing the opposite, man will NEVER be wiser than God Fornication is having sex with someone you are not married to, same thing with adultery”
Controversial Nollywood actor, Uche Maduagwu, has criticized his colleagues, Nancy Isime and Peter Okoye for their roles in the trending Netflix series, Shantytown.
Taking to his Instagram account he shared a video querying the need for Nancy Isime’s nudity and why Peter Okoye, a singer was given a movie role.
According to him, the entire production of the movie was sub par and not worth the hype.
In his words;
“So after all the Hype on Shanty Town, I finally sat down to #watch and I was so confused, it was a glorified ASABA movie, the story line was so uninteresting and a little bit more like our regular ASABA movie, only difference was it super high quality cinematography and advanced better production. When exactly did Peter of PSQUARE turn Actor? Nancy showing unnecessary body is more confusing, Walahi some #Yoruba movies have better story line than this, Na all Hype, and this is why E go TEY before Nollywood go smell OSCAR #Awards because we not ready to be extraordinary in our story telling, imagine in 2023, we are bringing out this?