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Why Wizkid was a no-show at California’s Coachella festival on Saturday

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Ayo ‘Wizkid’ Balogun was among the artistes expected to perform on Saturday at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival — but the Nigerian superstar was a no-show.

According to the organisers of the festival, the afropop star was “unable to make it into” the US for the festival.

“We are sorry to announce that Wizkid is unable to make it into the country to join us this weekend but will be performing next weekend,” Coachella said in a tweet.

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We are sorry to announce that Wizkid is unabl make it into the country to join us this weeke but will be performing next weekend.
9:00 PM – Apr 14, 2018
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The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival holds yearly in California and it features performances from some of the world’s biggest artistes.

Wizkid and Jidenna Mobisson were the artistes of Nigerian origin included in the 2018 Coachella lineup.
The ‘Soco’ singer took to Twitter to explain to his fans that his band “had some visa issues” hence his inability to make it for the festival.

“Band had some visa issues…I’m upset bt see y’all next week,” he tweeted, adding that “My papa no be embassy” when a fan reminded him that he also missed out on some major music festivals in the US in 2017.
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@wizkidayo
Band had some visa issues…I’m upset bt See next week” #GhettoboyStory #Coachella
7:49 PM – Apr 14, 2018
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Wizkid was expected to perform on the main stage of Coachella on Saturday. His next performance at the week-long festival is slated for Sunday, April 22.

The Nigerian singer also missed the ‘Made in America’ concert organised by Jay-Z’s Roc Nation in 2017 despite being billed to perform.

Obi Asika, co-owner of Cabal Entertainment, had subsequently told TheCable Lifestyle that Wizkid’s absence at ‘

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I worked hard for my UNILAG certificate – Odunlade Adekola

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Popular actor, Odunlade Adekola, has addressed reports stating he was an absentee and bought certificate while studying at University of Lagos.
Speaking with Punch on why he went back to school and his experience, the actor stated that he had to humble himself to learn despite his celebrity status.
According to him, contrary to reports, he participated in lectures, assignments and did not buy his certificate.
“Being in school was a really thrilling experience for me. I was humbled in the sense that I had to attend classes, do assignments, sit for exams and carry out other academic activities”, he said.
“I had a good relationship with all the lecturers that taught me and the students too. There was nothing like celebrity status.
“As long as we were in the classroom together, we were all one in our quest for knowledge. One should never get tired of seeking knowledge because the world is dynamic and ever-changing,” he said.
“I attended classes regularly and I did everything I was required to do. My course mates can testify. I was not a stranger to any of my course mates because I usually attended classes.

“I was the one who made the decision to go to school. I knew what it entailed and I was ready to adhere to the rules. I can tell you that I worked hard not otherwise for my certificate.”

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Aisha Abimbola: Family speaks on death of actress

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The family of Nollywood actress, Aisha Abimbola who died on Wednesday has spoken on her death.
DAILY POST had reported that Aisha popularly known as Omoge Campus died after battling breast cancer a news which took most of her colleagues by surprise.
The deceased’s elder brother, simply identified as Taiwo described the actress as their all.
He told Punch that her death came as a shock to the family.
According to him, the actress was the bread winner of the family before her death.
“We were all born and raised in Idumota, Lagos. We lost our parents years back and she had assumed the role of the breadwinner of the family.
” Aishat is a great personality in our family and we always prayed for her because she was indeed the pillar of support that our household had.
“Before her death; she was someone who never joked with her family members and siblings at all. She was our mother and father and all. She will sorely be missed.
“Her younger sister, Mariam who is the last child of the Musa family could not stop screaming in shock over the death of her late sister, whom she described as a rare gem to the family.
“Aisha had been battling cancer for a very long time but being a private person, she did not share the information with anybody especially because she did not want to beg for money from anyone. ”
Meanwhile, the actress was buried on Thursday in Canada, where she passed away.

She was laid to rest at the Meadowvale Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Centre, Brampton, Canada amid tears.

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The Ghost and the Tout, Deadpool 2… 10 movies you should see this weekend

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Some movies leave one with a feeling of glee while some poorly executed flicks make one want to puke, punch someone and throw a tantrum – all at once.
To help you avoid such a situation that’d leave you fuming out of the cinema in utter disgust, TheCable Lifestyle recommends the following movies.
The Ghost and the Tout
Synopsis : The story of a young lady played by Toyin Abraham who grew up in a ghetto and met with a ghost after an unfortunate incident that happened to her. Soon her life is thrown into series of dramas that only her can see and understand.
Starring: Toyin Abraham, Biodun Stephen, Chioma Omeruah (Runtime Chioma Chukwuka-Akpotha
Runtime : 103 mins
Deadpool 2
Synopsis : Wisecracking mercenary Deadpool joins forces with three mutants — Bedlam, Shatterstar and Domino — to protect a boy from the all-powerful Cable.
Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Paul Wernick, Rhett Reese, Rob Liefeld, Fabian Nicieza
Runtime : 119 mins
Avengers: Infinity War
Synopsis : The Avengers and their allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.
Starring: Karen Gillan, Elizabeth Olsen, Tom Holland
Runtime : 156 mins
Breaking In
Synopsis : A woman fights to protect her family during a home invasion.
Starring: Gabrielle Union, Billy Burke, Richard Cabral
Runtime : 88 mins
Talking Dolls
Synopsis : ”Talking Dolls” follows the lives of two colourful and opposite characters, that find love/affection with each other and lose more than they bargained for.
Starring: Daniel K Daniel, Mofe Duncan
Runtime : 86 mins
Rampage
Synopsis: Primatologist, Davis Okoye, shares an unshakable bond with George, the extraordinarily intelligent gorilla who has been in his care since birth. But a rogue genetic experiment gone awry.
Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Malin Akerman
Runtime: 107 mins
Alexandra
Synopsis : When an innocent online meeting turns into a riveting nightmare, a woman’s fight for survival overshadows any dreams of finding love.
With promises of marriage and children, she couldn’t turn down his request for her to move to America. Soon after her arrival, Alexandra realized that her life would take a turn for the worst. Kevin’s strange behaviour leads her into the dark world of sexual human trafficking.
Starring: Adah Ameh, Amber Nicole Smiley, Freda Steffl, Glen Turner, Joseph Benjamin, Morgan Petersen, Rob Hays, Vivica Fox
Runtime : 95 mins
Acrimony
Synopsis : A faithful wife (Taraji P. Henson) tired of standing by her devious husband (Lyriq Bent) is enraged when it becomes clear she has been betrayed.
Starring: Taraji P. Henson, Lyriq Bent, Crystle Stewart
Runtime : 120 mins
Sherlock Gnomes
Synopsis : After a string of garden gnome disappearances in London, Gnomeo & Juliet look to legendary detective Sherlock Gnomes to solve the case of their missing friends and family.
Starring: Kelly Asbury, Mary J. Blige, Emily Blunt
Runtime : 103 mins

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