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YABATECH graduate arrested for blackmailing veteran singer, Salawa Abeni, with her nude photos

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Men of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) have arrested a 19-year-old Olufowoke Oladunjiye Emmanuel, a National Diploma holder of Yaba College of Technology, Lagos for blackmailing veteran singer, Queen Salawa Abeni with her ”nude photos”.

The police launched an investigation into the matter when the singer came online on April 1 to raise an alarm after she had a chat with the blackmailer who told her that he has her nude photos in his possession and would release them if she fails to pay him some money.

Following a detailed investigation, the suspect, Emmanuel who resides at Brentfield Avenue, Peace Estate, Magboro, Ogun State, was arrested by the Decoy Team of Rapid Response Squad last week Thursday after three days of trailing him.

The suspect who is a 2017.2018 Electrical Engineering graduate from YABATECH, said he picked up a memory card containing the nude photos of the Waka Queen on the floor in YABATECH in November 2019. After downloading the photos, he decided to contact her after getting her number on the internet.

“On 1st of April, 2020, I chatted her up and also called her after sending a few of the photos to her online. My intention was to negotiate with her for few bucks and for me to destroy the photographs.

I thought everything was going on fine until the following day when I heard the news of the blackmail over the radio. I was with my mother. She was even cursing the blackmailer unknown to her that I was the brain behind it.

I immediately sneaked out, destroyed the memory card and threw my mobile phone and SIM card into a nearby wetland in Magboro. Since then, I never mentioned it to anyone and called Madam Salawa Abeni about it again”, he said

Commenting on the arrest, the Lagos state Commissioner for Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu, stated that no individual would be allowed to commit a crime in Lagos from any state or escape to other states in Nigeria to evade arrest.

He advised guardians to monitor their wards, emphasizing that the internet is a fertile ground for opportunities but the State command would not allow criminals to use it as an avenue to exploit law-abiding Lagosians.

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Grammy Awards 2021: Yemi Alade To Host The 63rd Edition Of The Awards

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Nigerian musician, Yemi Alade will be part of celebrities who are billed to release the nominees of the Grammy Awards 2021.

The singer is one of the most recognized female artists from the African continents.

Her hit song ‘Johnny’ was one of the most played songs as it enjoyed airplay from all over the world.

She has had various nominations from awards including MTV African Music Awards, BET Awards, MTV Europe Music Awards etc.

The subsequent Grammy Awards is scheduled for January 31, 2021, and will be hosted by Trevor Noah.

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Burna Boy Get Grammy Nomination For The Second Time

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Nigerian superstar and self acclaimed Africa giant, Burna Boy’s album ‘Twice As Tall’ has been drafted for a Grammy award in the Best Global Music category.

Although this will be Burna Boy’s second nomination in this category. Earlier in 2020, Burna Boy’s album,African Giant lost the category to Angelique Kidjo.

Earlier, the Recording Academy declared the category formerly known as ‘Best World Music Album’ would become ‘Best Global Music Album.’ Burna Boy lost to Kidjo when the category was known as ‘Best World Music Album.’

If Burna Boy wins, he will become Nigeria’s first Grammy winner since Sikiru Adepoju won with Planet Drum over 10 years ago. Beyonce’s video for ‘Brown Skin Girl’ got a nod for Best Music Video, but it’s unclear if that concerns Wizkid who is a featured act on the song alongside Blue Ivy Carter, Beyonce’s daughter and Saint jHN.

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VIDEO: Laycon Join Forces With ShowMax To Start TV Series ‘I Am Laycon’

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Nigerian rapper and BBNaija 2020 winner, Laycon has declared the launch of his reality TV show dubbed, ‘I am Laycon.’

The singer join forces with an online streaming service, ShowMax for his reality TV show that will premiere in 2021.

He broke the news to his fans on his Instagram handle; @itslaycon with a post and a caption that reads;

I’m excited to announce to you that, Showmax and I, have started shooting the first Nigerian Showmax Original reality series: I am LAYCON!!!!!

Trust me when I say this, it’s going to be massive. 2021 is about to be lit!!! #IamLayconShowmax #ShowmaxOriginal #ShowmaxNaija @showmaxonline.”

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