Nigerian singer, Folarin Falana, aka Falz, has said that he and his team will ensure the timely release of everyone arrested during the End SARS memorial protest at Lekki tollgate on Wednesday.
Nigerians across the country trooped out en mass to mark one year of the End SARS protests that claimed the lives of many Nigerians.
Falz and the rest of the protesters chose to remain in their cars as they drove around the tollgate.
Unfortunately, some lone protesters, a cab driver and a journalist were arrested at the tollgate by police operatives.
In a video that has gone viral on the internet, police operatives were seen manhandling some protesters.
Reacting, Falz, in a live video via Instagram, revealed that they will ensure that everyone arrested will be released.
“I want to thank everyone that came out today. I was very surprised by the crowd that turned up.
“However, we heard some people have been arrested and we will ensure their timely release,” he said.
Baba Suwe buried in Lagos
Late veteran Nigerian comic actor, Babatunde Omidina, popularly known as Baba Suwe, has been laid to rest
Baba Suwe who died on Monday after a long battle with an illness was buried in his home in Ikorodu, Lagos.
Born on August 22, 1958, he was married to comedienne Omoladun Omidina, who died in September 2009.
Baba Suwe dominated the Yoruba movie industry for decades, featured in several movies and bagged many awards.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State had expressed sadness over the demise of Baba Suwe, whom he said, “lived a fulfilled life”.
The Governor consoled Nollywood for losing “one of its outstanding practitioners in the industry”, adding that Baba Suwe was a bundle of talents, who used his God-given gift to advance the course of mankind.
Posting account details is evil – Eucharia Anunobi
Veteran Nollywood actress, Eucharia Anunobi has criticised those posting account details on social media to solicit funds from fans and friends.
Recall that Davido started the trend few days ago as he posted his account details challenging his friends to send him money.
Some celebrities like Kunle Remi, Mercy Eke, Pere Egbi followed the trend and started posting their account details on social media demanding money.
Eucharia, who seemed unpleased with the trend said those putting up account details are shameless and evil.
In a post on her Instagram page, the 56-year-old actress wrote: “The love of money is said to be evil not money rather what is evil is doing anything shamelessly and negatively to get money
“You are following a trend soliciting for money when that money is not to help the helpless, how gross!
“Putting up your account numbers to get money when you’re not doing anything to help humanity is evil.”
Davido gives N200m donated by friends to orphanages, adds N50m
Famous Nigerian singer, Davido has announced his decision on the use of the N200m contributed by his friends and fans.
Recall that the 30BG singer took to his Instagram page few days ago asking his friends and colleagues to send N1m each to him.
At first, Davido mentioned he needed N100m to clear his Rolls-Royce at the port.
However, he surpassed the amount as he received 200m in the last 48hours.
The singer, giving update on his Instagram page, announced that the N200m received will be donated to orphanages across the country.
He also donated a personal sum of N50m to the total amount.
Part of the post read: “I wish to express my sincere gratitude to friends, fans, colleagues and the general public for the generous expressions of love in recent days.
“In my usual playful manner, I requested few days ago that my friends and colleagues send money in celebration of my birthday. The response exceeded my expectations as I received N200m in less than two days. I truly appreciate everyone.
“In view of this, I’m delighted to announce that all funds received totaling N200m will be donated to orphanages across Nigeria as well as Paroche foundation.
“In addition, I will be making a donation of N50m, bringing total to N250m.”
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