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Xenophobia: Omotola, Banky W, other celebrities condemn attacks on foreigners in South Africa

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Popular Nigerian celebrities, including Omotola Jalade, Banky W, Funke Akindele, Peter Okoye among others, have condemned the recurrent attacks on Nigerians and other Africans in South Africa.

TIMELY POST had reported that viral videos on Monday showed widespread attacks on Nigerians and their businesses in South Africa.

The new wave of attacks saw the killing of Nigerians and burning of shops and businesses owned by Africans.

The President of the Nigeria Union in South Africa (NUSA), Adetola Olubajo who confirmed the development to NAN said on Monday that the attacks began on Sunday morning in Jeppestown area of Johannesburg when a building was set ablaze by an angry mob. https://dailypost.ng/2019/09/02/xenophobia-reactions-trail-attack-nigerians-others-south-africans/

The attacks and killings have since stirred reactions from Nigerian celebrities calling on the government to take drastic measures against the South African government.

Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade Wrote:

“Hmmm… I have had to think very deeply and try to calm myself down to even get to writing this. I am shaking and still can’t collate all my thoughts …This is Really Sad. It’s beyond. Xenophobia. It’s deep. What is the Value of a Nigerian life! Nigeria Rise up how you have fallen?”

Similarly, Funke Akindele wrote:

“This is so sad. Why? Must violence be the solution to every problem? I woke up to horrific pictures and videos of our countrymen being attacked and killed. This has to stop o!!!

“We all are out there hustling to put food on our tables! Why the killings. I appeal to the Nigerian government to see to the immediate end of this. All lives matter! #saynotoxenophobia .”

Also, Peter Okoye of the Psquare reacted saying:

“My dear South Africans. Karma never loses address! Karma has no deadline! Karma is a bitch but I love her! Revenge will never solve anything but trust me, Karma will. It’s Karma season. Dear Karma I have a list of people you missed. Say no to Xenophobia.”

Here are comments from other Nigerian celebrities,

Ebuka Obi Uchendu, popular Nigerian TV host reacted saying, “Why would politicians choose to face the rightful anger (from) millions of poor and hopeless South Africans when they can revert to anti-immigrant rhetoric and shift blame to those who have no voice.”

Banky W, Popular Nigerian Musician also gave his views on the killings saying, “This is not the SA that Mandela fought and sacrificed for. This is not the SA that a lot of us have come to know and love. I just watched a video of a man burnt alive in front of a crowd. It’s sick and heartbreaking. “Hell must be empty because all the demons are here”.

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BBNaija: 2face Idibia, Larry Gaga pay housemates surprise visit

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Big Brother Naija, BBNaija, top 10 housemates on Thursday night received important guests in the house.

This time around they were surprised by 2face Idibia, Larry Gaga, 2face’s manager who paid a visit to them in the house.

The housemates screamed and leaped in excitement as they welcomed 2face Idibia and the other visitors into the house.

TIMELY POST recalls that award winning Nigerian dancer, Kafayat Oluwatoyin Shafau, popularly known as Kaffy has also paid a surprise visit to Big Brother Naija housemates.

Kaffy was the second set of Nigerian celebrities to visit the housemates.

Weeks ago, Super Eagles stars, John Ogu and Oghenekaro Etebo stormed BBNaija, House.

The stars were received by housemates as they began Friday arena games.

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Bank charges: Its desperate move to generate revenue – Don Jazzy chides CBN

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Nigerian music producer and CEO of Mavin Records, Don Jazzy has reacted to CBN’s latest policy to attach charges to cash deposits or withdrawals made by customers.

TIMELY POST reports that the Central Bank of Nigeria announced that deposits or withdrawals above N500,000 by customers will attract charges going forward.

The objective of the “transaction fees” is to give vent to the Central Bank’s policy designed to reduce cash in use.

CBN Payments System Management Department Director, Sam Okojere on Tuesday announced the take-off of the charges in a statement.

However, reacting via Twitter, Don Jazzy said the purpose of the new policy was an act of desperation to generate revenue.

“My dear, the whole thing just reeks of a desperate move to generate revenue.

“When they load their own stolen money in the bank, they don’t care whatever charges they have to pay”, he wrote

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Kevin Hart charged with $60m lawsuit over sex tape

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American stand-up comedian, producer and actor, Kevin Hart’s sex tape partner, Montia Sabbag has sued him for 60 million dollars.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) Sabbag claimed that he secretly recorded their intimate encounter in 2017 at Las Vega hotel.

Sabbag said her encounter with Kevin Hart was all planned by him and his friend, Jonathan Jackson who was arrested for extortion, according to TMZ reports.

She said Kevin’s motive at that time was motivated by publicity, especially with an upcoming comedy tour and that was why he and his friend allegedly hid the camera.

Earlier, in September 2017, footage was being shopped around of Hart allegedly engaging in sexual intercourse with Sabagg in a Las Vegas hotel room.

The comedian’s friend, Jonathan Jackson, was later arrested for allegedly trying to sell the footage and Hart claimed he was the victim of ‘extortion’.

Jackson, who denied ever extorting the comedian, was later charged with two count charge of extortion relating to alleged efforts to get money out of Hart to keep the tape under wraps.

However, TMZ claim to have recently obtained court documents filed on behalf of Sabagg, accusing Hart of his involvement in the act.

The suit claims Hart allowed Jackson into the Cosmopolitan Hotel suite so he could set up hidden video recording devices to capture the liaison.

Meanwhile, the comedian and actor who was recently involved in a fatal motor accident, has been reportedly moved to a physical therapy facility where he would be undergoing further treatment.

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