The Lagos State Police Command on Tuesday said Nigeria’s popularly musician, Damini Ogulu, aka Burna Boy, is yet to report himself to the police and still on the run contrary to reports making rounds on the internet that the musician has honoured police invitation.
The police had on Monday declared Ogulu wanted for allegedly organizing a robbery on a fellow musician, Mr. 2Kay.
Mr. 2Kay was said to have been robbed by four men at the prestigious Eko Hotel and Suites after he performed at a concert organized by Innocent Idibia, popularly known as 2Face.
The four men who carried out the operation, posing as workers of Eko Hotel and Suites, have since been arrested.
They were paraded by the Acting Commissioner, Lagos State Police Command, Edgal Imohimi, on Monday.
During the parade, the confessed to their roles in the robbery and that played by Ogulu.
In a statement by the spokesman of the Lagos State Police Command, Olarinde Famous-Cole, Ogulu was yet to honor the invitation of the Command.
Famous-Cole said in the statement: “The command would also like to inform the public that only Burna Boy’s father, one Samuel Ogulu, visited the Investigating Police Officer (IPO) in-charge of the case with the promise to bring Burna Boy before the police.
“The Command however uses this medium to urge Burna Boy’s father and relatives to do right by bringing the musician and turning him in to the police before the long arm of the law catches up with him. The command assures that justice will be done.”
BON Commiserates With Baba Sala’s Family, Names Comedy Award Category After Him
Following last week’s death of iconic Nigerian comedian, dramatist and filmmaker, Moses Adejumo, popularly known as Baba Sala, the Best Of Nollywood Awards, BON has renamed its comedy category after the late legend.
A statement by the Head of the Best of Nollywood Jury, Niran Adedokun explained that the award will “henceforth be known as the Moses Adejumo Comedy of the Year Award in recognizing the contributions that the late veteran artiste made to the development of comedy in Nigeria.
Adedokun , who noted that Bala Sala was a total performer whose early investments in the alongside many of his contemporaries laid the foundation for the increasingly growing entertainment industry.
“Being Nigeria’s leading homegrown and home focused movie awards, the Best of Nollywood Awards honours the memory of this great man and have decided to name our comedy awards after him. It is the least that we can do as a Nigerian award even though we understand that he deserves much more and hope that our government will consider immortalizing him in some way, the statement offered.
He expressed the condolences of the organisers of the award to the Adejumo family urging them to take solace in the enviable legacy of the late filmmaker who started his career in show business as a highlife musician in 1964 with a group known as the Federal Rhythm Dandies and was noted to have tutored and guided the Juju maestro, King Sunny Ade, who was his lead guitarist at the time.
BREAKING: Veteran Comedian, Baba Sala, Is Dead
Veteran comedian, Moses Adejumo, popularly known as Baba Sala, is dead, The PUNCH is reporting.
According to the newspaper, Adejumo, who hails from Ilesa in Osun State, died on Sunday night at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex Annex (Wesley Guild Hospital) in Ilesa.
His Media Assistant, Isaac Haastrup, confirmed the development to The PUNCH in a telephone interview.
Hastrup said: “Baba has died.
“He died some minutes to 10pm on Sunday night.
“His remains had been taken to the morgue.
“He died of old-age related sickness.
“He came to church two Sundays ago and he was the one that said the benediction.
“Baba has gone to be with the Lord and he will be missed by many people, including his fans.”
BON Awards 2018 Gets Date, Announces October 29 for Host State, Nominees Unveiling
Best of Nollywood, BON Awards, the highly coveted award platform in Nollywood, has announced December 9, as the date for the 2018 edition of the ceremony, which also doubles as the celebration of a decade of the award ceremony, a press statement has revealed.
The statement was made public on Friday, September 28, and signed by the Chief Executive of BON, Seun Oloketuyi.
He revealed that the host state and unveiling of the 2018 nominees will be announced October, 29. Oloketuyi also assured that this years edition which is also the tenth year anniversary of the award will be the mother of all in Nollywood.
BON Awards is an annual film event presented by Best of Nollywood Magazine to honour outstanding achievements in the Nigerian Movie Industry.
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