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At Last, Naira Marley Regains Freedom From Ikoyi Prison

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Music artiste, Naira Marley, has eventually been set free. The artiste was released 14 days after he was granted N2m bail.

Recall that Justice Nicholas Oweibo of the Federal High Court, Lagos had granted the singer bail, but he wasn’t set free sparking speculations that he couldn’t meet his bail condition and had been returned to Ikoyi Prison.

In a video that surfaced online, he was seen in the company of his mother and some other members of his crew hugging and shaking hands.

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Recall that the singer was arrest on his birthday by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) following allegations of cyber fraud.

He is facing an 11 counts charge bordering on cybercrime for allegedly conniving with one Yad Isril (at large) to use Access card issued to other persons in a bid to obtain gain, an offence contrary to Section 27(1) (b) of the Cybercrime Prohibition, Prevention Act 2015.

He is expected back in court on October 22, 23 and 24.

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Tony Oriade, EFCC media Officer couldn’t confirm the fact that the singer had regained freedom, according to him, he was in the care of prison authorities.

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My Loyalty To Don Jazzy Exceeds Business-Dr. Sid

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Singer, Dr. Sid has revealed that his loyalty to Don Jazzy exceeds the business connecting them.

Dr. Sid made this revelation during a recent interview. Asked if he was still signed to Mavin Records, the ‘Good Time’ singer revealed that his investment in the label goes beyond just being an artiste.

His word: “My loyalty and relationship with Don Jazzy is beyond the business.”

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Dr. Sid also declared that his passion is what he wants to do with his music and not starting a record label.

“My career is fine, my business is being handled properly. I am not being cheated, I earned what I make because if I put out a single and it makes money, I get what I make, no issues. I understand the business module of a record label which is investing in you and needs to recoup its investment. With regards to my record label, I am fine; with regards to my contract, I am fine. In fact, I just signed a brand new contract for another four years. So, I am fine,” he said.

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Drama: Late Ras Kimono’s Family Disclaim His Foundation

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A foundation setup in the name of late legendary reggae artiste, Ras Kimono has been disclaimed by his family.

The foundation named “Ras Kimono Development Foundation” was  disclaimed by Ogemono, the first child of the Rub-a-Dub Master.

In what appeared a platform to celebrate the musician, the foundation was lunched in Asaba Delta State on Saturday, June 15, by individuals said to be lovers the music icon.

Speaking on the foundation, Oge Kimono said “I know that many people love my late father and are willing to celebrate him in different ways. We are most grateful for their show of love and affection. A foundation in the name of my father is a serious project that needs proper consultation with all my siblings and key people connected with the Kimono legacy. It should never be a project for a quick buck. For the avoidance of doubt, I will not be in Asaba for the purported lunch of the so called foundation which does not have my endorsement.”

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Kimono’s legacy was celebrated on June 10, on his first death anniversary.

The event which held at the headquarters of the Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON), was as in two phases. The first phase was the ”Ras Kimono Memorial Lecture” which held in the morning at the Magnificent COSON House in Ikeja and chaired by the nation’s doyen of labour and intellectual Property law, the 83 year, old first chairman of the NCC, Prof Egerton Uvieghara.

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The second phase of the Ras Kimono Memorial Day kicked off in the evening of June 10 with a blistering concert at the famous Niteshift Colieseum, Ikeja. Lighting up the ”Ras Kimono Memorial Jam” was the Nigeria’s who is who in reggae music. From Oritz Wiliki to Righteous Man to Buchi to Dede Mabiaku to Wadada to Oge and many more, backed by Kimono’s legendry Massive Dread band.

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Assault: Critics Come For Peruzzi

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Peruzzi’s faceoff with social media influencer, Pamilerin has been described as a publicity stunt.

This comes after the ‘Fine’ singer assaulted Pamilerin at a club opening event in Bayelsa State.

Criticised by his fans for reacting aggressively over an issue that took place earlier in the year, Peruzzi apologised, adding that he was wrong to have allowed his emotions to get the best of him.

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In a post on social media, he said: “I did very wrong for slapping Mr. Pamilerin. I let my feelings get the best of me and I am very sorry. Apologies to Mr. Pamilerin and also to the general public, I’d never get into such mess again. Love only, I promise.”

Music fans have however described the apology as part of the initial publicity stunt.

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Meanwhile, Pamilerin seems to be set to seek redress in court for the assault. In a social media post, he said he would seek redress in court irrespective of the apology.

 

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