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Hip hop musician, Damini Ogulu, aka Burna Boy, is currently cooling his heels in the custody of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Lagos State Command, PorscheClassy can confirm

The embattled artiste has spent two days with criminals held in a SARS cell for offences ranging from robbery to theft.

He was reportedly being investigated for conspiracy in the robbery of his colleague, Abiye Jumbo aka Mr. 2Kay.

Burna Boy, who was declared wanted by the state Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, on November 20, was apprehended on Friday and detained.

Four suspects, including Burna Boy’s road manager, Joel Kantiok, had been paraded for allegedly robbing Mr. 2Kay on October 22, in his room at Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, shortly after “Buckwyld N Breathless” concert held in the facility.

During the parade, the suspects, except Kantiok, confessed to have carried out the attack on the order of Burna Boy.

The assailants had disguised as room service officials to gain entry into the singer’s room.

They reportedly beat him up and dispossessed him of a wristwatch, gold jewellery, phones among other valuables estimated at millions of naira at gunpoint.

They subsequently tied him up and fled with their loot.

A police source told our correspondent on Saturday that the singer was still making statements to detectives.

The source said, “He is currently in the SARS custody and he is helping the police in the investigation. For now, I can’t say categorically what his charges will be but definitely they are related to robbery for which the other suspects were arraigned.”

Another police officer, who is privy to the case, said Burna Boy’s arraignment might not come up on Monday as planned, noting that investigators wanted to present watertight charges against him before the court.

The officer said, “His statements are still being taken and there are more revelations. We don’t want to rush to court with charges that will be struck out for lack of evidence.

“The essence of prosecution is to secure a conviction at the end of the day. That is what we want to ensure.”

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Chike Oti, confirmed that the artiste was being held at SARS, adding that the Investigating Police Officer would come up with the appropriate charges.

“He will be charged to court on Monday,” he added.

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BON Awards 2020: Lush Hair Joins The Best of Nollywood Train, Pledges Guests Gifts, N250,000 Prize For Best Hairdo

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Lush Hair, makers of popular synthetic hair extensions and crochets have pledged their support to leading Pan-Nigerian film industry awards, Best of Nollywood (BON).

The announcement was made by the Founder and convener of BON Awards, Seun Oloketuyi on Saturday, November 28.

Accordingly to Oloketuyi, “the partnership with Lush Hair is a fantastic one, and we are excited to have them on board.

Their presence will definitely add colour to the event because the female guests with the best hairdo will be taking home a cash prize of N250,000, courtesy of Lush Hair. Also, asides from them fixing one of our host’s (Tana Adelana) hair and ushers hair for the event, every guest at BON Awards 2020 will be taking home gifts from Lush Hair,” he said.

BON Awards 2020, currently in its 12th year is set to hold on December 5 in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State.

Lush Hair, a venture by Lucky Fibres Limited (Tolaram Group) boasts of a wide array of hair extensions in the most exotic, fashionable, and lustrous forms.

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Labo Entertainment Frontline Act Dotman Releases Much-Anticipated Debut Album ‘Enugbe’

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Labo Entertainment’s frontline music act, Dotman, has released his much-awaited debut album ‘Enugbe’ after a painstaking moment in the studio working to satisfy the yearning of his teeming fans.

Since the release of his 2018 single track tagged ‘Iyawo Mi’, Dotman has not failed to show that he is a good singer and an entertainer. Ahead of ‘Iyawo Mi’, an African romance-inspired song, Dotman in 2016 dropped a hit single, ‘Akube’, which was well received and instantly catapulted him as an artiste to watch out for.

Labo Entertainment, an indigenous A-rated music label, signed Dotman as his single biggest catch yet. According to Olabisi Akanbi, the CEO of Labo Entertainment, his interest in Dotman is not focused in making a profit alone, but also, as an African, he is enticed primarily to the fast-rising singer’s unique creativity for quality music.

“It was his unique art that attracted me,” Akanbi declared to newsmen during the public launch of ‘Enugbe’, a Yoruba parlance for ‘Recession’, last Friday in Ikeja, Lagos State. He continued: “I had followed his style since he was an undergraduate at the University of Lagos. When he left UNILAG, I invited him for business and we both worked on the business proposal.

Born Olatunji Oladotun Alade, Dotman is six years old in the music industry, yet he is fast building his way up with his cool mien, current and witty slangs. His dream for the rapid rise in the industry, he said at the launch, is helped by the experience he garnered featuring in musical collaborations with top names like Davido, 9ice, Mr Eazi, and some others.

Both Dotman and Labo Entertainment CEO reiterated their contractual terms to remain ‘brothers’ irrespective of unseen circumstances, with Akanbi promising to throw everything in his possession to make Dotman a global brand while the partnership lasts.

Labo Entertainment which hitherto had other music acts such as Konga, Sideone, Ecoman, and Smapee on its label also used the ‘Enugbe’ launch to introduce another promising showbiz act, DJ Tough.

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Temi Otedola, Tobi Bakre, Denola Grey, Lateef Adedimeji Makes BON Awards 2020 Nominee List [FULL LIST]

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The Best Of Nollywood Awards (BON) has unveiled its nominee’s in the various categories for the 2020 edition of the awards.

The annual, traveling, pan-Nigerian awards, currently in its 12th year, is scheduled to hold in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State come December 5.

Movies like Elevator Baby, Sugar Rush, The Sessions, Wede, This Lady Called Life, and Living In Bondage(Breaking Free) have been nominated in the movie of the year category.

Other categories include Director of the year, Best kiss in a movie, the most promising actor of the year, the movie with the best sound among others.

Among actors nominated in several categories are Adesuwa Etomi, Efa Iwara, Bisola Aiyeola, and Abisola Adebayo.

Present at the virtual announcement, which took place via zoom include founder and organizer of the Awards, Seun Oloketuyi; star actress, Joke Silva; comedian and media personality, Gbenga Adeyinka who hosted the event.

Others include actor par excellence, Segun Arinze; media mogul, Dele Momodu; head of the jury for BON, Niran Adedokun; Teju Ajayi; Hon Shina Peller; Wale Ojo-Lanre; Femi Akintunde Johnson; ValueJet representative, Temitope Ajijola and others.

Set to host this year’s edition of the awards are Debo Macaroni and Tana Adelana.

Full List Of Nominees
1. Best Actor in a Leading Role (English)
o Efa Iwara – The Sessions
o Timini Egbuson – Elevator Baby
o JKA Swanky – Living in Bondage (Breaking Free)
o Eyinna Nwigwe – Dear Affy
o Daniel K. Daniel – The Fugitive
o Femi Jacobs – Colours of Deceit
2. Best Actress in a Leading Role (English) 
o Bisola Aiyeola – This Lady Called Life
o Omowunmi Dada – The Sessions
o Kehinde Bankole – Dear Affy
o Toyin Abraham – Elevator Baby
o Toni Tones – Killing Jade
o Adesua Etomi – Sugar Rush
3. Best Actor in a Supporting Role (English)
o Alex Ekubo – Bling Lagosians
o Williams Uchemba/Tobi Bakre – Sugar Rush
o Byran Emmanuel – Colours of Deceit
o Tope Tedela – Country Hard
o Blossom Chukwujekwu/Abayomi Alvin – Unroyal
4. Best Actress in a Supporting Role (English)
o Banke Joye – Traffic
o Ruth Kadiri – Too Old For This
o Sharon Ooja – Bling Lagosians
o Bimbo Ademoye/Bisola Aiyeola – Sugar Rush
o Tina Mba – This Lady Called Life
5. Best Actor in a Leading Role (Yoruba)
o Jide Awobona – You Are Me
o Lateef Adedimeji – Etan
o Akin Kolapo – Asarailu
o Joseph Momodu – Torera
o Ibrahim Yekini – Lucifer
o Funso Adeolu- Digiola
6. Best Actress in a Leading Role (Yoruba)
o Adebimpe Oyebade – Agbelebu Jade
o Bukunmi Oluwashina – You Are Me
o Nkechi Blessing – Torera
o King Flakie – Digiola
o Abisola Adebayo – Never Too Late
7. Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Yoruba)
o Yomi Olorunlolaye/Olaide Almoruf – Brothers
o Bimbo Sunday – Asarailu
o Odunlade Adekola – Never Too Late
o Dele Odule – Agbelebu Jade
o Femi Adebayo/Kelvin Ikedua – Lucifer
8. Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Yoruba)
o Khadija Ayoade – You Are Me
o Abisola Adebayo – Agbelebu Jade
o Regina Chukwu – Digiola
o Ashabi Ademefun – Brothers
o Ireti Osayemi – Never Too Late
9. Best Actor in a Leading Role (Igbo)
o Francis Duru – Mboputa
o Stan Eze – Ishi Anyaocha
o JKA Swanky – Nne
10.  Best Actress in a Leading Role (Igbo)
o Chidiebere Aneke – Ishi Anyaocha
o Frances Nsonwu Ikoroha – Nne
o Happy Julian Uchendu – Mboputa
11. Best Child Actor 
o Daniel Adeshina – Basil
o Divine Godwin Otun – Innocent
o Molawa Onajobi – This Lady Called Life
o King David Akpakwu – My Grandfather’s Wife
o Chima David Ntongha – The Pain Your Storm
12. Best Child Actress
o Amarachi Onwe – Secrets
o Chimamanda Unigwe- Perfect Marriage
13. Movie with the Best Social Message
o Not So Long a Letter
o WEDE
o Black Monday
o Dan Kasa
o Country Hard
o The Session
14. Moses Olaiya Movie with the Best Comedy 
o Dear Affy
o Elevator Baby
o Bling Lagosians
o Sugar Rush
15. Best Short Film
o Dial 112
o Pole Girl
o The Honourable
o Dan kasa
o The Bean Hawker
16. Best Documentary
o Journey to Gambia
o Tame The Serial Killer
o Learners
17. Movie with the Best Special Effect
o Lucifer
o Unroyal
o Sugar Rush
o Living in Bondage(Breaking Free)
18.  Movie with the Best Screenplay
o This Lady Called Life
o Bling Lagosians
o Elevator Baby
o The Sessions
o Living in Bondage (Breaking Free)
o Dear Affy
19.  Best Use of Nigerian Food in a Movie
o This Lady Called Life
o Traffic
o The Sessions
o  My Grandfather’s Wife
o WEDE
20.  Best use of Costume in a Movie
o Unroyal
o Broken Water
o WEDE
o Living in Bondage(Breaking in Bondage)
o Isodehi
21.  Best Use of Make-up in a Movie 
o Living in Bondage(Breaking Free)
o The Sessions
o WEDE
o Broken Water
o Isodehi
22.  Movie with the Best Sound
o Unroyal
o Living in Bondage
o Kambili
23.  Movie with the Best Sound Track
o Traffic
o Colours of Deceit
o Living in Bondage
o Lucifer
o The Sessions
o Country Hard
24.  Movie with the Best Editing
o Living in Bondage(Breaking Free)
o This Lady Called Life
o Sugar Rush
o Elevator Baby
o The Sessions
25.  Movie with the Best Production Design
o This Lady Called Life
o Unroyal
o Living in Bondage(Breaking Free)
o WEDE
o Isodehi
o Broken Water
26.  Movie with the Best Cinematography
o Living in Bondage(Breaking Free)
o Unroyal
o Sugar Rush
o Bling Lagosians
o Dear Affy
27.  Best Kiss in a movie 
o Alex Ekubo/Sharon Ooja – Bling Lagosians
o JKA Swanky/Munachi Abii – Living in Bondage (Breaking Free)
o Laura Fidel/Kunle Remi- Pole Girl
o Omowunmi Dada/Efa Iwara – The Sessions
o IK Ogbonna/Matilda Lambert-Unroyal
28.  Most Promising Actor of the Year
o Tobi Bakare – Sugar Rush
o Denola Grey – Bling Lagosians
o Obinna Montero – Too Old for This
29.  Most Promising Actress of the Year 
o Banke Joye –  Traffic
o Motilola Adekunle –  To Have and To Hold
o Aisha Mohammed –  Colours of Deceit
o Chinelo Enemchukwu – Perfect Marriage
o Mary John – Perfect Marriage
30.  Revelation of the Year (Male)
o Tunde Aderinoye
o Fuad Ferdinand
o Swanky JKA
o Mike Afolarin
o Moshood Fattah
o Heavens Obule
31.  Revelation of the Year (Female)
o Muniachi Abi
o Bolaji Ogunmola
o Dami Awokoya
o  Mimi Daniels
o Temi Otedola
32.  Director of the Year
o Kayode Kasum  – This Lady Called Life
o Ramsey Nouah – Living in Bondage (Breaking Free)
o  Lancelot Imasuen – WEDE
o Akay Mason – Elevator Baby
o Judith Audu- The Sessions
o Kayode Kasum – Sugar Rush
33. Movie of the Year
o Living in Bondage(Breaking Free)
o This Lady Called Life
o The Sessions
o WEDE
o Sugar Rush
o Elevator Baby
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