Nigerians react as video emerge of Adekunle Gold, Simi’s marriage


The news of traditional marriage between popular singers Adekunle Gold and Simi has stirred reactions from Nigerians on social media.

The traditional wedding between both singers held in Victoria Island on Wednesday, with exclusive 300 guests in attendance.

Some of the celebrities present at the wedding ceremony include Falz, Do2dtun, Smade, Praiz, Olamide, Moelogo, Pheelz and others.

However, it was gathered that celebrities were banned from taking pictures at the wedding. But a video of the couple dancing emerged online.

DAILY POST recalls that the singers secretly got engaged in December.

The engagement was reportedly attended by only close family members and photos were not allowed at the events.

Their wedding has since stirred reactions from Nigerians who wondered how Adekunle Gold and Simi were able to keep their relationship a secret.

Here are some comments gathered by DAILY POST on Twitter:

@iamisaacosas “All the 300 people that attended Adekunle and Simi’s wedding deserve medals. If I was in that wedding it would be on my CV to prove my confidentiality skills

Beyond no wedding pictures, famz knew about the wedding as far back as October 2018 but kept it under wraps!

@JackFleet “One major lesson I learnt from adekunle and simi wedding is ‘Secret is security and security is victory’ Your private life should be your secret life.”

@iam_lucaslikizy “Was at the wedding party of Adekunle and Simi but we are not allowed to post anything good night.”

@Nadirichy “Adekunle and simi kept their relationship on a low till they got married and have also been able to keep their wedding pictures on a low too. These guys knows how to do secret life well.”

@NwoseOwen “Adekunle and Simi wedding is the most low key Nigerian marriage.”

@Realjoebobo “Best naija celebrity couple
Did everything on a low key. Congratulations to Adekunle and Simi.”

@Officialdhayor “Why is everyone talking about Falz today? Isn’t it obvious that Adekunle Gold is the one dating Simi? If y’all listen to adekunle and simi’s songs very well, you’ll know they support each other. Falz is just making music with her.”

@Paulaaudrey “Congrats to Adekunle and Simi! Their love story is a Masterclass on how to date when both of you are famous and evolving in the same lane. Happy for them and can’t wait to see the wedding pics today!!

@Kodunmilekan “This is alarming oooo, no one is thinking of the harm Adekunle and Simi’s wedding will cause to Yoruba culture ooo, You see we Yorubas are meant to shout make it large and loud, it’s our thing.”

Egypt confirmed as hosts nation for AFCON 2019

The upcoming African Cup of Nations, AFCON, will be hosted by Egypt, the Confederation of African Football, CAF; announced on Tuesday after a high level meeting.

The race was between Egypt and South Africa, who submitted candidacies late last year after CAF stripped Cameroon of the hosting rights.

Cameroon was stripped of the rights because of their inability to put together infrastructure in time and also due to security threats in parts of the country.

CAF Executive Committee members were initially set to vote in Dakar on Wednesday but opted to do so 24 hours earlier and hours to the 2018 CAF Awards also taking place in the Senegalese capital today, January 8.

South Africa has extensive infrastructure built when they hosted the first World Cup in Africa in 2010. Watchers however expressed reservations about the low South African patronage of other teams.

Egypt also has extensive football facilities, although in recent years attendances at local matches have been restricted because of security concerns in the wake of the Arab Spring revolution and Tahir Square demonstrations.

Morocco had been the favourite to step in after repeatedly promising to do so if needed but then surprisingly said it was not interested once Cameroon was stripped of hosting rights.

It is the first time the tournament will be played mid-year away from the traditional January – February date. It will last between June 15 to July 13, 2019. It will also be the first time there will be 24 participating teams.

Jammeh, Nguema seen dancing at Koffi olomide sing at Equitoria guinea bash

Exiled Gambian president Yahya Jammeh popped up in the Equatorial Guinean capital, Malabo. He was captured in a party mood along with his host, Theodore Obiang Nguema-Mbasogo.

The duo were dancing at a End of Year bash – Presidential Ball by the Equatorial Guinea government – at which famed Congolese musician Koffi Olomide and his band were playing.

The video that showed them dancing along with other top officials was posted on Olomide’s instagram page with the caption: “Les Présidents sur la piste,” which translates to “Presidents on the track.”

The video shows Obiang Nguema jogging his way from his seat to the stage where he joins Olomide in dancing, then comes a smiling Jammeh who joins in the boogie.

Several other top officials and guests joined in dancing and cheering them on. Jammeh is spotted in his usual elaborate all white attire – minus his traditional staff and Islamic beads.

The last public images of Jammeh was in March 2017 when he was spotted on a farm in the president’s hometown of Mongomo, “working for the cameras.”

He ruled The Gambia for over two-decades but lost in December 2016 elections. A failed attempt to cancel the results and regional plan to oust him forced him into exile in Equatorial Guinea.

Despite repeated calls for him to be extradited to face charges of corruption and rights abuse back home, Nguema is on record to have said Malabo will vet any such requests if they are officially made.

Paris and Prince Jackson Honor Late Father Michael Jackson at His 60th Birthday Celebration

The apples don’t fall far from the tree.

On Wednesday, Michael Jackson‘s daughter Paris Jackson, 20, and son Prince Jackson, 21, were together at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas for a special celebration honoring what would have been late singer’s 60th birthday.

Taking the stage at the event, dubbed the “Michael Jackson Diamond Birthday Celebration,” the two followed in their father’s footsteps by accepting the Elizabeth Taylor Legacy Award on his behalf for his humanitarian work with the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation.

They looked good doing it, too — Paris in a pink strapless dress with ruffled train and Prince wearing a look reminiscent of his late father’s iconic style (black pants, a white T-shirt, and a red bomber jacket).

Both also rocked matching black sneakers, custom designed with the word “Tribute” bedazzled into the sole

The award was presented to Paris and Prince by two very special people: Elizabeth Taylor’s grandson Quinn Tivey and Diana Ross’s son, Evan Ross.

Taylor and Ross were both incredibly close with Michael before his death in June 2009 (Taylor died in March 2011).

“It is extremely a privilege and an honor to be here accepting and award not only for something my dad was so passionate about, but someone he held so very near and dear to his heart, and a foundation that he worked so hard to strive and make the goals that they are achieving right now,” Prince told the crowd.

“The way my father like to lead his life, he liked to lead by example and he never thought that he was too big,” Prince continued. “The King of Pop, the biggest entertainer in the world, he never thought he was too big for any person, no matter what it is that you did or where you came from. I think it’s important to do this to make this world a better place.”

Paris, who is an ambassador of the foundation, let her brother do the talking — telling the crowd that “he’s always the most well-spoken.”

She was more vocal on the red carpet, where she wore colorful silk pants, a short-sleeve white T-shirt, silver heels, and an mix of bold jewelry.

“We celebrate our father and his legacy in our own ways. It’s very exciting to be here,” Paris told E! News. “And it’s a celebration of love, and obviously today is very meaningful to so many people, but I think we honor him every day. It’s not so much the date. It’s more just the feeling of it, but there’s a lot of love here tonight and I’m excited about that.”

Will Smith shocks shoppers in role as Boots employee

Will Smith shocked shoppers in a London store as he took on a new role as a Boots employee.

The Oscar-nominated star slipped into a shirt and tie to serve customers in an outlet of the UK high street chain.

Prowling the aisles, complete with glasses and “Will” name-tag, the Hollywood leading man greeted customers, posed for selfies, and danced with a young fan.

The A-lister joked about the “power” he felt in his new uniform, and chatted with customers perusing the shelves.

In a video posted on Instagram, Smith can be seen donning a uniform and getting into the role.

Appearing in the London shop, he introduces himself as Will and promises onlookers that he is not a look-alike.

Smith, who dances in the food aisle with a young fan, declares “I love this gig” and “This is one of my favourite jobs – ever”.

He adds in the video: “I’m working at Boots today.

“I feel like I’m going to fire somebody today. No one’s done anything, but once I put my stuff on, I felt my power.”

Smith’s new gig was in aid of his son Jaden’s new brand of water, which is being sold in the shop.

Greeting customers in the store, he told them: “Here’s a lovely new product we’re offering at Boots today. It’s called Just Water.”

Idris Elba and his stunning fiancée Sabrina Dhowre hold hands at glitzy Yardie premiere… amid James Bond speculation

He has been hotly tipped to be the new James Bond — even DJ-ing the iconic 007 theme tune continuing to fuel speculation he is in line to take on from Daniel Craig.

And Idris Elba showed off his killer good looks when he walked the red carpet with his fiancée Sabrina Dhowre at Yardie premiere, in Southbank on Tuesday.

The dashing engaged couple stayed close to each other as they held hands at the BFI

Sabrina looked breathtaking in her ocean blue gown which cut across her bust and had an enviable snug fit to show off her incredible figure.

The beauty was there to support her fiancé at the premiere and despite being a well known actor, Yardie is the first film he has directed.

Yardie tells the dark story of retribution as a young Jamaican seeks revenge after he encounters the murdered who killed his brother 10 years ago.

Idris has been hot gossip on the showbiz circuit with the actor fueling rumours he is going to be the next Bond after speculation has been mounting in recent weeks.

The Luther star teased his fan base when he took his own spin on James Bond’s famous catchphrase saying: ‘my name’s Elba, Idris Elba’.

Elsewhere at the Yardie premiere, Thandie Newton put her pins on parade in her blooming lovely floral print dress and colourful pair of heels.

The Westworld star looked out of this world as she caught the eye with her flirty number which had violet flowers dotted all over the dress.

Thandie, 45, accessorised with a violet handbag and she added a bright pink lipstick to her looks to draw attention to her natural beauty.

Kanye West Carries Kim Kardashian to the Car After Romantic Outing to 2 Chainz’s Wedding

Kanye West and wife Kim Kardashian were certainly in a touchy-feely mood after attending their pal 2 Chainz’s wedding to Kesha Ward in Miami on Saturday.

The couple went out for ice cream following the celebration, when Kanye let his romantic side show by carrying his wife into their car. Kim stunned in a skintight neon green latex dress, while Kanye rocked a cream-colored Louis Vuitton suit and a pair of Yeezy slides with socks, which appeared to be too small for him.

Earlier, Kim posted videos from inside the wedding, including one of Kanye having fun with Lil Wayne.

Meanwhile, Kim and Kanye appear to be more in love than ever. Last week, the 41-year-old rapper shared a sexy beach pic of Kim, captioning it with fire emojis.

The 37-year-old reality star has certainly been dressing in eye-catching looks lately, including a bright yellow vintage Versace minidress while out in Miami.

Watch the video below for more on Kim’s dazzling outfit.

Madonna Launches Malawi Fundraiser for 60th Birthday.

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Madonna to Celebrate 60th Birthday With Malawi Fundraiser

Madonna speaks to the press at a news conference in Blantyre, Malawi on July 16, 2018.

Madonna is celebrating her upcoming 60th birthday with a fundraiser for orphans and children in Malawi.

The singer tells The Associated Press she’s teaming with Facebook for the fundraiser, which runs from Monday through August 31. Fans can donate directly to Madonna’s Facebook page or start their own fundraiser on the social media site to raise money for the singer’s campaign.

The proceeds will benefit her Raising Malawi foundation, and global payments company Ripple said it would match all of the donations.

Madonna to Celebrate 60th Birthday With Malawi Fundraiser

Madonna speaks to the press at a news conference in Blantyre, Malawi on July 16, 2018.

Madonna is celebrating her upcoming 60th birthday with a fundraiser for orphans and children in Malawi.

The singer tells The Associated Press she’s teaming with Facebook for the fundraiser, which runs from Monday through August 31. Fans can donate directly to Madonna’s Facebook page or start their own fundraiser on the social media site to raise money for the singer’s campaign.

The proceeds will benefit her Raising Malawi foundation, and global payments company Ripple said it would match all of the donations.

Madonna Share Photo of All Six of Her Kids in Malawi.

Madonna will turn 60 on Aug. 16.

“I have an unwavering commitment to providing vulnerable children with a loving home. For my birthday, I can think of no better gift than connecting my global family with this beautiful country and the children who need our help most,” Madonna said. “Every dollar raised will go directly to meals, schools, uniforms and health care. I want to come together with my friends, fans and supporters to change the lives of Malawian children and let them know they are nurtured, protected and loved.

Madonna, who adopted four children from Malawi, founded Raising Malawi in 2006 to address the poverty and hardship endured by Malawi’s orphans and vulnerable children. She launched a children’s wing at a hospital in Malawi last year.