Nollywood looses another star

The Yoruba movie industry has continued to mourn following the death of one of its actresses, Falilat Okerede Oketay.

This is coming few days after it lost two others, including a 32-year-old Jane Atayero-Oluseye, and veteran actor, Pa Ola Ogungbe.

Falilat who was a member of the Association of Theatre Arts Practitioner of Nigeria, ANTP, in Ogun State reportedly died on Tuesday at her residence in Sagamu, Ogun State.

According to report, she died after a brief illness.

She is survived by two children, an aged father and siblings.

She was described by ANTP in Ogun State as a versatile, energetic and confident actress.

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Wande Coal departs Mavin Record 2 startup his Black Diamond Record

With deep regret with officially announce The Departure Of Wande Coal From Mavin Records –Mavin Records Management

After much speculation about the conflict between talented singer, Wande Coal and super-producer, Don Jazzy, details have finally emerged, albeit from the MAVIN camp on the reasons behind the bitter split. The crack between the two parties was apparently opens wider after Wande Coal’s release of a track ‘BabyFace’ which Don Jazzy alleged was a stolen effort going ahead to make public his version of the same song. This elicited a response from the former MAVIN artiste, Wande Coal who accused Don Jazzy of not supporting his ambition and wishing for his failure. Wande Coal had pitched tent with Don Jazzy after the bitter split between latter and co-founder of the now defunct Mo’Hits music label, D’banj.

Read the full MAVIN statement below:

“It is with deep regret that we officially announce the departure of recording artist Wande Ojosipe, popularly known as Wande Coal, from Mavin Records due to irreconcilable differences.

Over the past few months, Mavin Records has made a concerted move to consolidate its position in the Nigerian music industry. Mavin has pursued a renewed ethos to raise its standards of quality and professionalism to a world-class level. Wande’s vision has not aligned with ours and a few months ago all parties mutually agreed that a separation would be the best course of action.

Legal parties on both sides have spent the past six months trying to reach an amicable solution in terms of musical property rights. However the decision by Wande Coal to release ‘Baby Face’ purportedly as his own material is a direct breach of intellectual property law and compelled an immediate clarification on our part.

Both Mavin Records and Wande Coal have enjoyed a remarkable run in the course of their working relationship. It is unfortunate that conflicting priorities contributed to the premature curtailment of a hitherto fruitful accord.

Mavin Records reaffirms its goal to constantly provide high quality music to our fans and introduce new and exciting talent into the industry.

We wish Wande Coal the best of luck in all his future endeavours.

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Puppy-mad wedding couple walked down the aisle by their pet dogs

Having trouble choosing which friends to bestow the honour of bridesmaid on for your wedding? Instead, why not pick your pets?

That’s exactly what bride Catherine Keating did on her big day, walking up the aisle with her three pet pups Poppy, Cara and Renny.Catherine and Graham were escorted down the aisle by Poppy, Cara and Renny[Marc O’Sullivan/Rex]

And the doggie theme wasn’t just limited to the three star guests.

Catherine and her partner Graham Farrell are so smitten with their four-legged friends they decided to tie the knot at the Dogs Trust Rehoming Centre in Kells, Ireland.

For the ceremony itself Poppy took her seat on the bride’s lap, while Cara and Renny sat with family members in the front row.Poppy took her seat on the bride’s lap for the service [Marc O’Sullivan/Rex]

Kathrina Bentley, Head of Marketing for the Dogs Trust, said “This is the first wedding in a dog rehoming centre in Ireland.

“Catherine was searching through our website to order wedding favours when she read that our Training Barn can cater for all occasions.

“She got in touch and put the date in the diary and that was it!

“We enrolled help from a local event company who transformed our Training Barn into a beautiful venue for the very special occasion”.


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Even the cake was doggie-themed[Marc O’Sullivan/Rex]

She added: “Seeing Catherine walk up the aisle with her 3 dogs gave me goose bumps, it was so lovely to see how important their dogs are to them.

“All three dogs behaved so well that you wouldn’t have noticed they were there”.

Fortunately for the dog-mad pair, it seems their pets didn’t feel the need to upstage them with mistimed accident…

Kim Kardashian wears stars on her face

She rarely misses the opportunity to dress up for a party these days – liking to make the most of her slimline post-pregnancy figure.

Kim Kardashian wore stars stuck to her face for Kendall Jenner’s 18th birthday party on Sunday. Copyright [X17 …

But Kim Kardashian seemed to be keeping a low profile at sister Kendall Jenner’s 18th birthday bash on Sunday, going completely casual.

The KUWTK star shunned the limelight for once as she tried to stay under the radar, spotted zooming away in her car with husband-to-be Kanye West.

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And it seems that the couple didn’t make much of an effort when it came to their outfits either – especially as Kendall had set a masquerade theme.

Kim, who wore a leather jacket and grey T-shirt, jazzed up her look with glittery stars which she stuck on her forehead.

Khloe Kardashian posted a snap of sister Kendall with her birthday cake. Copyright [Instagram]

But she didn’t seem in particularly high spirits as she headed home, shielding her eyes from the snap of the cameras.

While Kim just wore stars on her face, the rest of the Kardashian brood wore brightly coloured face masks into Mastro’s in Thousand Oaks.

Khloe Kardashian posted a snap of sister Kendall with her huge birthday cake inside the restaurant, where she was celebrating with just a select group of friends and family.

Khloe Kardashian and Kendall Jenner posed up in their masks inside the birthday dinner. Copyright [Instagram]

She then cosied up to the birthday girl as they posed for a seflie in their masks, clearly enjoying the low-key evening.

Just the weekend before, the well known family had rented out an entire theme park to celebrate Kendall’s milestone birthday.