The minister of Youths and Sports development, Sunday Dare, on Monday night urged popular Nigerian singer, Naira Marley, to stop mass action scheduled to protest the excesses of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
In the past 72 hours, many Nigerian celebrities have lent their voices to the campaign for the total dissolution of the police unit.
This is owing to reported cases of extra-judicial killings, extortion, harassment and other vices perpetrated by the operatives.
Following the agitations on social media, the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, banned some police units, including SARS from operating on the roads.
Meanwhile, Nigerians seem to be unsatisfied with the ban because similar restrictions and the disbandment of the police unit announced before Sunday have not been implemented.
Naira Marley, during an Instagram live session on his official handle on Monday, opposed calls to disband SARS. Instead, he called for a protest.
The 26-year-old argued that ending SARS is not the problem just because of a ‘‘few bad eggs’’.
‘‘I don’t think EndSARS is the problem. It’s not about EndSARS, what are you talking about EndSARS? If you end SARS, the police are going to shoot or someone else with a gun is still going to shoot,” he said.
“You need to stop the shooting, it’s not about ending SARS. Like to be honest, there are actually a lot of SARS that are actually doing their work. Not all police are bad.”
On Monday evening, he announced that the protest will start from 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday.
“So 9am tomorrow we move. 2nd toll gate
Peaceful protest No vandalism, no fights and no stealing,” he wrote via his official twitter account.
SA Rapper AKA’s Fiancée Nelli Tembe Dies After Jumping Off 10th Floor of Hotel Building
Nelli Tembe, the fiancée of popular South African hip hop artist, AKA, has died after she reportedly jumped out from the tenth floor of a hotel.
The incident occurred on Sunday, April 11, 2021, at the Pepperclub Hotel in Central Cape Town.
Western Cape SA Police spokesperson, Captain Fredierick van Wyk said crime-scene experts were looking for clues at the hotel.
Cape Town Central police are investigating an inquest case after an incident at a hotel this morning at about 7.45 am on the corners of Loop and Bloem streets, Cape Town CBD, where the body of a 22-year-old woman was found deceased,” he said in a statement.
Witnesses at the scene described hearing shouting and a “loud doof” sound and said they had heard a man calling security and crying.
“Paramedics on the scene have said a female had allegedly jumped from the 10th floor of that building. When paramedics arrived on the scene, she had sustained polytraumatic injuries,” Netcare 911 spokesperson Shawn Herbst said.
She was in a critical condition and they started a full life-support resuscitation. Unfortunately, her injuries were too severe and she was declared deceased,” he added.
The music star took to his Instagram and Twitter, where he announced their engagement.
Jay-Z to release new album featuring Olamide, Femi Kuti
US rapper Jay-Z has unveiled the tracklist for his African-themed album titled The Ascension which will be released in a few weeks time.
The album features Olamide, Femi Kuti, Nasty C and Sarkodie all from Africa. On the foreign front, The Ascension features Beyoncé, Rick Ross, H.E.R and the duo of Lighthouse family.
Speaking on the 16-track album, Jay-Z said, “I’ve always wanted to get in touch with my roots and connect to the motherland. You know, Africa is blessed with so much talent and I felt like it was time to tap into that resource. The Ascension is not just talking or focusing on Africa but it’s also about me giving back to the people, familiarizing with the culture and connecting more with the motherland.”
With The Ascension album, Jay-Z follows the footsteps of his wife Beyonce who in 2019 dropped Lion King: The Gift which features Wizkid, Burna Boy, Tekno, Tiwa Savage, and other African acts.
“Baba Make I Come Collect Soap?” – Reactions As Cubana Chiefpriest Poses In Spiritualist Attire
Celebrity Barman, Pascal Okechukwu, popularly known as Cubana Chiefpriest ignited some social media brouhaha after he shared photos of himself in a shrine donned in a spiritualist attire.
Pascal Chibuike Okechukwu popularly known as Cubana Chief Priest is an Imo-born show promoter, businessman, who is the Owner of Club Xhrine in Owerri. This club was founded after he resigned from Cubana Groups as the General manager in 2020, Club Xhrine was launched in December 2020, hosting the biggest show ever in Owerri, The Grand Opening was hosted by Omo Baba Olowo himself Davido.
The nightlife king via his official Instagram page shared some bizarre photos of himself in a shrine with various kinds of assorted drinks placed in front of him.
Another slide also captured the moment he drank from a cow-horn with depicts culture at its climax.
Sharing the photos, he wrote: