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China censors Oscars success of history-making Chloe Zhao
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China censors Oscars success of history-making Chloe Zhao

Beijing-born Chloe Zhao was scrubbed from Chinese social media on Monday as a nationalist backlash airbrushed out her remarkable achievement of becoming the first woman of colour to win the best director Oscar. Zhao on Sunday night became the second woman ever to win the coveted award at the LA ceremony, as her film Nomadland - about marginalised Americans roaming the west - bagged best picture and its lead, Frances McDormand, won best actress. But all recent posts containing her name and _Nomadland _were mysteriously wiped from the Twitter-like site Weibo by Monday noon, Beijing time. Her win was also met with silence by Chinese media. Initially hailed by state media for her film's success at the Golden Globes in March, Zhao became the target of a nationalist backlash afte...
Andrea Agnelli Resigns As Juventus President
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Andrea Agnelli Resigns As Juventus President

Andrea Agnelli has resigned as the president of Juventus after the backlash over the European Super League. Andrea Agnelli �� has reportedly resigned from his role as President of Juventus. � [sky] #SuperLeague.
BREAKING: Super League: Manchester United Executive Vice-Chairman, Ed Woodward resigns
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BREAKING: Super League: Manchester United Executive Vice-Chairman, Ed Woodward resigns

  Manchester United Executive-Vice Chairman, Ed Woodward, has resigned. This is following the backlash he received over the club’s involvement in European Super League. He assumed the position in 2013 when he replaced CEO David Gill as chairman of the Red Devils. During his reign, Manchester United have failed to win the Premier League title but it was his decision to sign the club up to the controversial Super League which has proved to have angered the fans the more. Woodward handed in his resignation letter on Tuesday, according to talkSPORT.
DMX had them too – Kenyan Pastor, Reverend Lucy Natasha defends having a tattoo after backlash from social media
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DMX had them too – Kenyan Pastor, Reverend Lucy Natasha defends having a tattoo after backlash from social media

Kenyan Pastor, Reverend Lucy Natasha has defended having a tattoo which she flaunted when she received her COVID-19 vaccine jab, following a backlash from social media. The photos which went viral on social media, showed the founder of the Oracle of God ministries receiving her jab on her upper left arm which bears a tattoo emblazoned with the word ‘Oracle’. The photos led to a backlash on social media and divided opinion among both believers and nonbelievers, with some even quoting Leviticus 19:28 which reads "Do not cut your bodies for the dead or put tattoo marks on yourselves. I am the LORD"  in condemnation. Rev Natasha however fired back at critics by sharing a post in which she told her followers not to allow naysayers or negative people discourage them from doing w...
I don’t know any parent that will be happy to see their child leave university and follow man – Talkshow host, Morayo Afolabi-Brown defends co-host, Beecee who was bashed over her comments about Chioma
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I don’t know any parent that will be happy to see their child leave university and follow man – Talkshow host, Morayo Afolabi-Brown defends co-host, Beecee who was bashed over her comments about Chioma

Talkshow host, Morayo Afolabi-Brown has reacted to the backlash her co-host, Beecee Ugboh, has received following her opinion about the Chioma and Davido relationship. On the show recently, the ladies discussed the alleged breakup of the singer and Chioma. During the discussion, Beecee said she heard that Chioma abandoned her academics to be with Davido. She said when she got that information, she began to pray that "God please don't give me children that don't have sense" While some Nigerians opined that she was saying the ''gospel truth'' about Chioma's sacrifices for her relationship with Davido, others opined that she was being insensitive. Read here. Following the backlash Beecee received, Morayo who is the main anchor of the show has come out to defend her. In a post sha...
It Was an Accidental Verbal Mistake, I Want the Expansion of Armed Forces by 50,000 and not the 50 Million – Tinubu
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It Was an Accidental Verbal Mistake, I Want the Expansion of Armed Forces by 50,000 and not the 50 Million – Tinubu

Former Governor of Lagos state, Bola Tinubu has backtracked on his earlier comment of 50 million youth being recruited into the Nigerian army. The APC Chieftain made the comment while speaking at a colloquium to celebrate his 69th birthday on Monday March 29. Following the backlash the comment triggered, Tinubu released a statement on Tuesday March 30 saying it was an "accidental verbal mistake". His media office said he gave the figure in error and only meant to say 50,000 youths. The statement added that the former Governor was also canvassing for the recruitment of five million youths in all aspects of nation-building, ranging from infrastructural development to agricultural modernisation. It read; “Asiwaju seeks the expansion of security personnel by 50,000 for the arm...
Lil Nas X responds to backlash over ‘Satan shoes’
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Lil Nas X responds to backlash over ‘Satan shoes’

US rapper Lil Nas X has once again got tongues wagging after he released a controversial new music video and launched a sneaker range called the Satan shoe. The shoe is a modified version of Nike's popular Air Max 97s, with an inverted cross, a pentagram and the words “Luke 10:18". Brooklyn art collective MSCHF also claimed the shoes have a drop of real human blood in the soles. MSCHF released 666 pairs of the shoes on Monday at $1,018 (R15,000) a pop and apparently sold out in minutes. According to BBC, Nike is now suing MSCHF for trademark infringement. Lil Nas X responded to the outrage on social media, posting a picture of another show aimed at his critics. The shoe launch coincided with the release of Lil Nas X's music video for the song Montero (Call Me By Your ...
I Expect Mourinho to Get Backlash From Players – Harry Kane
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I Expect Mourinho to Get Backlash From Players – Harry Kane

Tottenham striker, Harry Kane has said he expects Jose Mourinho to get a backlash from his players after recent bad results. The England captain said no words ‘can atone for the way Tottenham surrendered against Dinamo Zagreb on Thursday night Tottenham’s defeat to Dinamo Zagreb came in the wake of a north London derby defeat to Arsenal. There are reports of Spurs Chief, Daniel Levy being prepared to sack Mourinho unless he can secure Champions League qualification. Their defeat to Arsenal last weekend and the capitulation in Zagreb dealt a blow to their top four adventure and European dream ended in astonishing circumstances. Leading 2-0 from the first leg, Spurs were outfought and largely outclassed by Dinamo, who secured their aggregate victory thanks to a stunning ha...
Backlash As New EFCC Boss, Bawa Addresses Staff Under The Sun
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Backlash As New EFCC Boss, Bawa Addresses Staff Under The Sun

The Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa on Monday, March 8, 2021 addressed staff of the Commission at the EFCC Headquarters in Abuja, with an appeal to all personnel to be disciplined and dedicated to their duties. The EFCC boss expressed a desire to operate an open door policy. To this end, he made his personal phone number available to all staff, stating that he will be receptive to ideas that will take the Commission to new heights. He also pledged to prioritise staff welfare. However, there has been backlash from people as they questioned why such meeting could not be held in a conference room or hall.
BBNaija Nengi Shares of Herself at 10, Nigerians React
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BBNaija Nengi Shares of Herself at 10, Nigerians React

Big Brother Naija former housemate Nengi has received backlash again after she posted photo of herself at the age of 10. Yesterday, the former beauty queen received negative reactions after she shared photo of herself and her cousin brother when she was 12 years old Many social media users on Twitter, doubted the reality star as many of her critics called her a liar for saying she was 12 when the photo was taken. However, Nengi posted another photo of herself at the age of 10, while revealing she was a tomboy at the age of 10 but was also dragged on Twitter. She tweeted; “10 yo me.. was such a tomboy ” See some of the mixed reactions
Amid backlash, Destiny Etiko dazzles in new look ahead of a movie role
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Amid backlash, Destiny Etiko dazzles in new look ahead of a movie role

Nollywood actress, Destiny Etiko has showed to the public another beautiful side of her, by posting another stunning photo of herself. This is coming barely 24 hours after she came under severe backlashes for dressing 'seductively' to an official meeting with Governor Yahaya Bello. The movie star recently took to her verified Instagram account to post some gorgeous and attractive photos of herself. The Nollywood star hinted the public that she is preparing for another movie role, and that is the reason she has decided to change her hairstyle. In the photo she posted, Destiny could be seen on low cut, which is not her normal or conventional hairstyle.   In Destiny Etiko's words: "NEW LOOK  New movie alert  For @unasmovies  Something totally different from all the cha...
Rihanna’s Topless Photo Gets Backlash From Hindu Community
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Rihanna’s Topless Photo Gets Backlash From Hindu Community

Rihanna is facing backlash from the Hindu community after posing topless while wearing a necklace that depicts one of the religion's most respected deities. On Monday, the singer shared a photo of herself posing on a balcony wearing only a pair of purple satin boxer shorts from her Savage X Fenty fashion brand. She captioned the photo with a quote from the Jamaican artist Popcaan’s song "Naked." "When @popcaanmusic said ‘me nuh wan ya wear no lingerie tonight fa me girl,’" she wrote. In the photo, which appears on her Instagram and Twitter as well as the Savage X Fenty Instagram, she uses her arm to cover her breasts as well as to show off some purple accented jewelry including a bracelet, dangling earrings, a ring and a diamond-studded chain pendant with a carving of the Hindu ...
Backlash As Swiss Newspapers Call New WTO DG A ’66-Year-Old Nigerian Grandmother’
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Backlash As Swiss Newspapers Call New WTO DG A ’66-Year-Old Nigerian Grandmother’

You could graduate from Harvard University or bag a Ph.D. from MIT, and rise to become the managing director of the World Bank who wins the heart of 164 countries to be voted WTO DG and still be primarily described as a “66-year-old Nigerian grandmother”. At least three Swiss newspapers — Luzerner Zeitung, Aargauer Zeitung and St. Galler Tagblatt — have all primarily described Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the recently-elected director-general of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), as a 66-year-old Nigerian grandmother. While Okonjo-Iweala is indeed a grandmother and a 66-year-old, describing her as such after such a major appointment has led to a heavy backlash on and off social media. The reportage from this section of the Swiss media has been referred to as an expression of racism a...
Whatsapp Delays Privacy Changes After Backlash
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Whatsapp Delays Privacy Changes After Backlash

WhatsApp on Friday postponed a data-sharing change as users concerned about privacy fled the Facebook-owned messaging service and flocked to rivals Telegram and Signal. The smartphone app, a huge hit across the world, canceled its February 8 deadline for accepting an update to its terms concerning sharing data with Facebook, saying it would use the pause to clear up misinformation around privacy and security. “We’ve heard from so many people how much confusion there is around our recent update,” WhatsApp said in a blog post. “This update does not expand our ability to share data with Facebook.” It said it would instead “go to people gradually to review the policy at their own pace before new business options are available on May 15.” The update concerns how merchants usi...
Dead Farmers: Garba Shehu Reacts To Backlash Over Comment
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Dead Farmers: Garba Shehu Reacts To Backlash Over Comment

Senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity Garba Shehu on Monday took to social media to clarify his statement earlier in the day that 43 farmers who were gruesomely murdered by Boko Haram fighters on Saturday in Borno had no military clearance to resume farming. Mr Shehu came under backlash after his statement in an interview on BBC. He tweeted later, saying he gave an honest answer to the question of whether the security agents certified the area terrorist-free. “Today, I found myself leading the trends in the social media for the wrong reasons,” he wrote. “The State of Borno is essentially a military zone up till now that we are talking and much of what people do; much of where they go are governed by the exigencies of security. “Routinely, traders, ...
Desmond Elliot Cries On Live TV Following Backlash
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Desmond Elliot Cries On Live TV Following Backlash

Desmond Elliot has broken down in tears on Live TV, following the backlash he's receiving from Nigerians over social media regulation. Recall that the former actor, at the Lagos State House of Assembly in his submission, pushed for passing if social media regulation bill. the controversial statement received lots of criticisms, as many Nigerian youths blast him for referring to youths as “children” and for also pushing for the regulation of social media. Desmond Elliot in a new interview on Arise TV broke down in tears. This came after he apologized for his statement earlier. https://youtu.be/2v58asXYJvU
Novak Djokovic Secede From ATP Player Council, Faces Backlash For Launching PTPA
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Novak Djokovic Secede From ATP Player Council, Faces Backlash For Launching PTPA

The world number one announced the formation of a new player’s union that will likely cause a drastic progress in men’s tennis after winning the western and southern open. Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are among tennis players kicking against Djokovic’s break away from player’s association. The Professional Tennis Players Association (PTPA) was launched on Sunday and it’s headed by Novak Djokovic and Vasek Pospisi Novak Djokovic cited the complex structure of the ATP as the main cause of the break away, while Vasek Pospisil said impossibility is the closest thing to making a significant impact on any major decisions in the ATP, considering the current structure of the ATP. “This is not a new idea, this hasn’t been something that came out of the blue. This has been a project for ...
Ubi Franklin Apologies for Posting Fake Sex Video of Nengi and Ozo
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Ubi Franklin Apologies for Posting Fake Sex Video of Nengi and Ozo

Following the backlash by fans on social media, the talent manager turned blogger has apologized to Ozo and Nengi’s family for his contribution to tarnish their children’s images after the handlers of the housemates’s social media page called him out. Ubi released a statement on Tweeter as he apologised. He wrote: I saw that video flying around, and I thought it was true so I reposted.                 I have now found out it was doctored and I am really sad that someone could think of putting up a video like that to deceive the public.  I sincerely apologize for posting the said video.I have from day one supported many if not all the housemates in the current Big Brother Naija Lockdown house and the evidence is there for al...
ICE Agrees To Rescind Policy Barring Foreign Students From Online Study In The U.S.
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ICE Agrees To Rescind Policy Barring Foreign Students From Online Study In The U.S.

In a swift reversal, the Trump administration has agreed to rescind a directive that would have barred international college students from the U.S. if their colleges offered classes entirely online in the fall semester. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement rule change, released last week, would have prohibited foreign students from entering or remaining in the country to take fully online course loads. A number of colleges and universities had already announced plans to offer online-only classes because of the coronavirus pandemic. The agency's July 6 announcement was met with immediate backlash. Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology sued the U.S. government in federal court two days later, calling the directive "arbitrary and capricious" and seeking...
Trump Claims Disinfectant ‘Injection’ Idea Was Sarcasm, After Receiving Backlash
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Trump Claims Disinfectant ‘Injection’ Idea Was Sarcasm, After Receiving Backlash

Amid a flurry of backlash and ridicule, President Trump walked back his suggestion that scientists test whether disinfectants, such as bleach, could be injected inside the human body to fight the coronavirus, claiming Friday that he had said it sarcastically. The president offered his idea for a cure in the White House briefing room Thursday after a presentation that mentioned disinfectants can kill the novel coronavirus on surfaces and in the air. “I see the disinfectant that knocks it out in a minute, one minute,” Trump said during Thursday’s coronavirus press briefing. “And is there a way we can do something like that by injection inside, or almost a cleaning? Because you see it gets inside the lungs and it does a tremendous number on the lungs, so it would be interesting to c...
Trump Storms Out Of Coronavirus Briefing After Disinfectant Backlash
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Trump Storms Out Of Coronavirus Briefing After Disinfectant Backlash

U.S. President Donald Trump dramatically walked out of the daily White House press briefing on coronavirus on Friday, refusing to take questions. He was reacting to the blast he received following his weird suggestion that COVID-19 patients be given injections of disinfectant as a treatment. Reporters shouted questions at him, but he ignored them as he walked away. He had claimed earlier that his disinfectant suggestion was sarcasm, but the media criticism was possibly too much for him to bear. He abandoned the briefing in Washington D.C. after Vice President Mike Pence gave an update on government efforts to tackle the crisis. Food and Drug Administration President Stephen Hahn also spoke briefly about attempts to increase testing capacity, and mass-produce Covid-19 tes...
Rema Faces Backlash From Fans Over His Tweet
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Rema Faces Backlash From Fans Over His Tweet

“Divine Ikubor, known professionally as Rema, is a Nigerian singer. In 2019, he signed a record deal with Jonzing World, a subsidiary of Mavin Records. He rose to prominence with the release of the song “Iron Man”, which appeared on Barack Obama’s 2019 summer Playlist The singer was born in the year 2000 into a Christian family in Benin City, Edo State. Rema grew up singing and rapping while in secondary school. He attained his primary and secondary school education in Edo State. On 19 October 2019, Rema won Next Rated and was nominated for Viewer’s Choice at the 13th edition of The Headies. On 12 January 2020 he received the Souncity mvp for best new artist. Fans on twiiter showed little love over the Dumebi king’s tweet and slams him for saying what he said. See re...
Jordyn Woods responds after she received backlash for wearing an abaya while visiting a mosque in Abu Dhabi
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Jordyn Woods responds after she received backlash for wearing an abaya while visiting a mosque in Abu Dhabi

Jordyn Woods has responded to an IG user who accused her of mocking Islam after she shared of photo of herself wearing an Abaya while on a visit to a mosque in Abu Dhabi. The 22-year-old was visiting Abu Dhabi with her mother and sister and they all had on black abayas as they posed in front of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. But a Muslim follower felt she was mocking Islam and called her out for it, writing: "Haram and you have mocked our religion in an offensive way..." And Jordyn responded: "I'm sorry if I offended you but in order to enter the Mosque you have to wear an abaya. In no world would I try to mock another person or culture."    
Igbos Goes Hard On Peter P.square (Mr.P) For Saying He’s An Untribalistic Nigerian
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Igbos Goes Hard On Peter P.square (Mr.P) For Saying He’s An Untribalistic Nigerian

Peter of the defunct P.square duo who now goes by the name Mr.P has recieved lots of backlash from his fans, especially those from the south east after he shared a screenshot of a guy that asked him what he has done for his village people. For me I think Mr.p misfired or rather his clapback was rather too lame because instead of answering the question the guy asked him about helping people in his community,he left it and started narrating how he was born and bred in north,married in west and how untribalistic he is. The response didn’t go down well with his fans,especially those from the East and Anambra state precisely, they advised him to embrace his roots as other artists are doing. Do you think Mr.p gave the guy a proper clapback or he shot himself on the foot?...
“We Should Thank Burnaboy for Putting Respect on our Name Internationally-Uti
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“We Should Thank Burnaboy for Putting Respect on our Name Internationally-Uti

Uti Nwachukwu has written in defence of Burnaboy after the Grammy nominee was called out for saying no one asides his family and Fela Anikulapo-Kuti paved the way for him. Reacting to the backlash Burnaboy received for his statement, Uti tweeted a day ago asking Nigerians to put respect on Burna's name. He added that Nigerians should thank Burnaboy for putting respect on Nigeria's name internationally. The Big Brother Africa star took to Instagram yesterday to reiterate this. He wrote on Instagram: If Burna says he is the Greatest, ask yourself why you are offended for his positive declaration if you’re not a Witch!!! • If he says nobody paved The way for him apart from Fela, why would you even question or fault that statement?!! Are you in the entertainment industry ??? ...
Elikem Receives Backlash after Advising Actors to get a day job While thanking Producers for not Paying well
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Elikem Receives Backlash after Advising Actors to get a day job While thanking Producers for not Paying well

Elikem has received backlash after he thanked Ghanaian producers for the times they didn't pay him for a job and said it motivated him to get a day job. He then asked other Ghanaian actors to get day jobs too and stop relying on just acting. The Big Brother Africa star, who used to be married to co-star Pokello, took to Instagram to narrate how producers used him as an errand boy before they gave him roles. He said he was sometimes never paid and his joy was just that he got featured in a movie. He added that the fact that he wasn't paid most times, and when he was paid it was peanuts, forced him to get a side job and he is grateful for it today. He said if producers hadn't treated him that way, he would have been lazy and would have relied on just one job. He captioned the video:...
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Gayle King Speaks Following Backlash Over Reviving Alleged Rape Case Involving Kobe Bryant

American journalist Gayle King who seems to have revived alleged rape case involving the late NBA legend, Kobe Bryant has spoken following the incessant public backlash. Barely two weeks after Kobe Bryant’s passing, Gayle King has discussed Kobe’s rape case with former WNBA icon Lisa Leslie who was close to him. On her latest show on Thursday, Gayle King sort to know more about Kobe’s rape case from Lisa Leslie who offered her perspective. Apparently, onliners have not been kind with her for bringing up perhaps the darkest moment of the basketball legend’s life. However, Gayle King has blamed her network CBS for taking the matter out of contest. According to her, CBS has caused this stir as they shared an excerpt of the video which doesn’t capture the whole point to its ...
‘There are positive signals from Amotekun’ — MURIC makes U-turn after backlash
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‘There are positive signals from Amotekun’ — MURIC makes U-turn after backlash

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) says it is now seeing positive signals in the Western Nigeria Security Network code-named Amotekun. The group had accused governors of the south-west of recruiting only Christians into Amotekun which it had described as a militia. MURIC also demanded rebranding of the initiative, saying Amotekun has its origin in the Bible. The comment had sparked criticism, with a group known as Coalition of Progressive Yoruba Islamic Groups (COPYIG) describing Ishaq Akintola, MURIC director, as a big threat to southern Nigeria. But in a statement on Thursday, Akintola said Muslims can now seek recruitment into Amotekun as the group had found out that Muslims are among the management team. “There are positive signals emerging from the Amotekun camp. We ...
¨I’m tired of being picked on!¨ Songbird, Avril responds to Naiboi’s backlash
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¨I’m tired of being picked on!¨ Songbird, Avril responds to Naiboi’s backlash

The start of 2020 has not been as kind to Kenyan artists, Avril and Naiboi. The two started the new decade with beef that just seems not to die off. Naiboi called out Avril for missing his ´2 in 1´ shoot that ended up being a hit in Kenya and beyond. However, Avril had her reasons but Naiboi is not going to give her a listening ear. Speaking in regard to the beef during her recent interview with Milele FM, the curvy songbird shared: 'He is the one who started the beef. I had just delivered my baby and I was in recovery mode though no one knew. He sent me a message asking if it was possible for me to do a video and I agreed. Little did I know he wanted it immediately.' Avril, who had just delivered and wanted to keep the news a secret, didn´t know how to respond to an insistin...
YouTube Star Reacts After People Called Her Stupid For Buying Her Boyfriend A Car
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YouTube Star Reacts After People Called Her Stupid For Buying Her Boyfriend A Car

Youtuber, Kayla Nicole Jones has reacted to the backlash that greeted her after she bought a car for her boyfriend. Recall that Kayla bought three cars for her brother, best friend, and boyfriend. But, many people called her stupid for including her boyfriend in her gift spree. Sharing pictures showing the car she bought her loved ones, Kayla revealed how far she has gone in terms of success. “BIG DAY!! NOBODY KNEW except my mama. I hear the goals y’all speak of. I’ve reached mine and now you’re a few miles closer. Not too many people believed in me, knew my story or had my back when the world was on my shoulders. To those few though, words can’t thank you enough or materialistic things but ima spoil you anyways. Thank you to a couple people in my little circle. It may ...
‘I do not take offense with your backlash, I only wish you would tell us how you really make a living’- Yomi Black replies Toke Makinwa
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‘I do not take offense with your backlash, I only wish you would tell us how you really make a living’- Yomi Black replies Toke Makinwa

Filmmaker, Yomi Black, has replied Toke Makinwa who dragged him on her IG page over his controversial post about her. Trouble started on Sunday December 8th when Yomi Black reposted an Instagram post by Digital marketer, Soji Ogunnaike, who dared the media personality to openly show how she can afford her lifestyle. Toke found Yomi's post distasteful and took to her IG page to drag him. Well, Yomi took to his IG page this morning to reply her. Read his response below On this issue, I would like to say I understand why Toke responded the way she did. The bloggers set a trap for her and she fell for it. I admit I saw Soji Ogunaike’s comment on Instablog and I thought it was very interesting, especially since Soji dared her to show how she made a living. I shared it bec...
My menses appeared 30 minutes to my performance – Singer Fantana speaks on ‘flashing’ her sanitary pad
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My menses appeared 30 minutes to my performance – Singer Fantana speaks on ‘flashing’ her sanitary pad

Ghanaian singer, Fantana has released a statement following the backlash that trailed her performance at Shatta Wale's Reign Concert over the weekend. Fantana who confirmed the wardrobe malfunction of flashing her sanitary pad, said she refused to let her menses stop her from performing when she felt it coming 30 minutes before her performance. The singer stated that she is not ashamed of being a woman and also mesntruating. Her statement read in part; "Regardless of my costume being transparent, my only option was to put on a sanitary pad and still go ahead to perform. I am a woman and I’m not ashamed of menstruating. "I want to urge every woman to resist being discriminated against because of menstruation. I hope some people read wide and learn about menstrual health to stop ...
UNN lecturer and Pastor reverses claim of #sexforgrade documentary being doctored after backlash
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UNN lecturer and Pastor reverses claim of #sexforgrade documentary being doctored after backlash

University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) lecturer and Pastor Joseph Nnaemeka Chukwuma has recanted his claim of BBC's #sexforgrade documentary being doctored following the backlash that ensued after his Facebook post went viral. In a rejoinder post he shared, the clergyman said he drew his inference from an abridged version of the documentary. He further claimed he will never support sex for grades and has been a strong proponent of gender equality, hence the need to protect both men and women. He wrote; Good day friends, Thank you for reaching out to me and all. It is quiet unfortunate that I didnt get the complete video from BBC, I only got an abridged version and from that I perceived my earlier view but on posting my view, my friends and few facebook contacts called my attention ...
TV host cries and apologizes for saying that her black colleague looks like a gorilla on Live TV (video)
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TV host cries and apologizes for saying that her black colleague looks like a gorilla on Live TV (video)

A TV host broke down in tears as she apologized for saying her black colleague looks like a gorilla live on air. Alex Housden, during a TV show segment about a gorilla, commented about a gorilla at Oklahoma City’s zoo by telling black colleague Jason Hackett: "Kinda looks like you." Her racist statement elicited a backlash as people called for her to be fired from KOCO-TV, and she was forced to apologise the following day. She groveled as she said sorry to Jason Hackett on Oklahoma’s KOCO-TV last Thursday, August 22. Breaking down in tears, Housden said: "I’m here this morning, because I want to apologize. Not only to my co-worker Jason, but to our entire community. "I said something yesterday that was inconsiderate, it was inappropriate and I hurt people. And i want you to ...
Gospel Singer Nicah The Queen Dragged Over Bikini Picture
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Gospel Singer Nicah The Queen Dragged Over Bikini Picture

Kenyan Gospel singer, Nicah the Queen forced to take down bikini photo after backlash. A Kenyan gospel singer, Nicah the Queen was forced to take down a bikini photo she shared on Instagram after suffering a backlash. The photo she shared came with a caption which suggested that she was trying on the bikini before heading out for a swim. "I know it's not about them but the day before I shaved I got myself a bikini ... go swimming or just leave it. It’s never that serious” the gospel singer captioned the photo. The photo led to a heated exchange between Nicah the Queen and some of her followers before it was eventually deleted.
Jordyn Woods compares her Kardashian fallout to cancer, Says ‘It became like a tumour’
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Jordyn Woods compares her Kardashian fallout to cancer, Says ‘It became like a tumour’

Jordyn Woods did not hold back about her relationship with the Kardashian/Jenner clan after a massive fallout with the family earlier this year, calling the backlash she received cancerous. She is on the cover of Cosmopolitan UK, in which she spoke about the cheating scandal involving herself and Tristan Thompson, insisting that she never wanted to "see anyone hurt". Jordyn, who was best friends with Kylie Jenner, was accused of cheating with Tristan , Khloe Kardashian's baby-daddy. She denied the allegations, but did admit that he tried to kiss her. At the time, Khloe ripped into her on social media and the fallout led to Jordyn being ousted from the powerful Hollywood family, with their fans taking daily shots at her. She said she became obsessed with the online comments. ...
Girls are happy when I use them for nude stunts – Pretty Mike
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Girls are happy when I use them for nude stunts – Pretty Mike

Lagos socialite Pretty Mike has cleared the air the backlash he receives over his act of using girls for nude stunts. According to the Lagos socialite, the girls are happy to do the job and they are all well paid for their services. “People think I take advantage of girls, but trust me; those girls are happy and see it as a privilege to go out with me for stunts, because at the end of the day, their palms are heavily greased. What the social media and society paint and reality are two different things,” he told sunnewsonline. Pretty Mike further revealed that his parents and family members, are his biggest supporters in all the stunts he pulls on social media. “My parents and family are my biggest supporters. My father would say ‘the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree’. Somet...
AY reveals why it is important for entertainers to show off after backlash on showing off his house
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AY reveals why it is important for entertainers to show off after backlash on showing off his house

AY in a rejoinder post after a congratulatory message which came off as a 'shade' from a follower after he shared a video of his house on Instagram, explained why entertainers need to show off. While the follower held that Dangote, Bill Gates or Jeff Bezoz won't show off their properties on any social media platform, AY stated that 'it's because they are not in Show Business'. The comedian also mantained that one of the motives of going into Show Business is for people to talk about a personality and also know who he or she is and what they can do. He wrote "THE REASON THEM DANGOTE WILL NOT DO IT... First things first, you must always remember that @aycomedian is in the business of entertainment. More so, entertainment on the other hand is any activity which provides a diversion or...
South African referee Victor Gomes to officiate Afcon 2019 final
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South African referee Victor Gomes to officiate Afcon 2019 final

The spotlight will fall on the South African referee on Friday evening when he takes charge of the final While South Africa were eliminated in the quarter-finals of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon), they will enjoy representation in the final. South African referee Victor Gomes will take charge of the showdown between Senegal and Algeria which brings down the curtain on the competition. The decision though is likely to be met with some criticism after Gomes received much backlash for his "mistake" in the Round of 16 match between Ghana and Tunisia.
‘I Chose To Use My Chest To Get Needed Attention’ – Cherry Entafield
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‘I Chose To Use My Chest To Get Needed Attention’ – Cherry Entafield

Cherry Entafield, a Nollywood actress who sat for an interview with Saturday Beats has disclosed that she has chosen to use her boobs to get the needed attention she wants. According to Cherry Entafield, she had tried to get the 'needed attention' to her talents but all her efforts failed until she started dancing in her underwear and also making use of her boobs for some dance moves. “I am made of steel, I believe in my art and what I have to offer to the world. This is the means I have to express myself. I receive a lot of backlash all the time; I understand that some people don’t understand but it doesn’t bother me. “My selling point is my bust; I’ve tried other ‘selling points’ but they did not work. I tried to be funny at some point, but I only got a few number of views. ...
Actress Onyi Alex deactivates her Instagram page
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Actress Onyi Alex deactivates her Instagram page

Nollywood actress, Onyii Alex has deleted her Instagram page over the recent backlash and social media trolling she received after her alleged Boyfriend and super eagles player Kelechi Iheanacho didn't make the list of players going to the African Cup of Nations in Egypt.
Toyin Lawani responds to backlash after dragging designer who ripped her design
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Toyin Lawani responds to backlash after dragging designer who ripped her design

Fashion designer, Toyin Lawani came under fire yesterday over harsh words she hurled at an upcoming designer who ripped her design and then created a poll by comparing both. The mother of one was slammed for saying the girl’s design is trash and tagging her a dustbin. Defending herself, Toyin revealed she is usually hard on those interested in learning and her anger was when the lady said there was nothing wrong in copying. She However shared messages between both of them.                  
Atiku Slams N500m Suit On Buhari’s Aide For Linking Him To Terrorists
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Atiku Slams N500m Suit On Buhari’s Aide For Linking Him To Terrorists

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has asked Lauretta Onochie, an aide of President Muhammadu Buhari, to tender apology and pay him N500 million for linking him to terrorists. This was contained in a letter by Mike Ozekhome, lawyer to the presidential candidate. On May 7, Onochie had tweeted that the former vice-president was on a United Arab Emirates (UAE) watch list. “Atiku on UAE watchlist- Security sources,” Buhari’s aide tweeted. “Security operatives in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are keeping a close tab on a former Nigerian Vice Pres Atiku Abubakar who has been in the Middle East nation for several weeks now What is he doing there? “Me: Shopping for Terrorists?” In the letter, Ozekhome said: “Your odious publication is c...
Sultan of Brunei Rescinds his Decision to Enforce the Death Penalty for Gay sex 
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Sultan of Brunei Rescinds his Decision to Enforce the Death Penalty for Gay sex 

The Kingdom of Brunei has said it will not enforce the death penalty for gay sex following a global backlash led by celebrities such as Elton John and George Clooney. Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah reacted to the outcry which was sparked when he rolled out an interpretation of sharia law on April 3 to punish sodomy, adultery and rape with death. The small South East Asian country had consistently defended its right to implement the laws - elements of which were first adopted in 2014 and rolled out in phases since. However, in a rare response to criticism, the sultan said the punishment would not be imposed in the implementation of the Syariah Penal Code Order (SPCO). In a speech ahead of the start of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, the sultan said: 'I am aware that there are many ...
Jussie Smollett Suffering from Night Terrors
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Jussie Smollett Suffering from Night Terrors

Jussie Smollett’s brother has claimed the actor is suffering profound emotional issues and has night terrors. Jojo Smollett says Jussie is the victim of an out of control media and social media storm and the “Empire” star is from simply telling the truth about the “attack.” The actor told police he’d been attacked on the street in downtown Chicago around 2 a.m. on Jan. 29 by two masked men who shouted racist and homophobic slurs, poured an “unknown chemical substance” on him and placed a rope around his neck. Jussie was arrested Feb. 20 after an investigation, and indicted on 16 counts of disorderly conduct for making false reports. In March, Jussie, who has faced intense scrutiny and backlash, pleaded not guilty to allegations that he lied to police when he said he was att...
Regina Daniels Flaunts Engagement Ring in a Private Jet
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Regina Daniels Flaunts Engagement Ring in a Private Jet

Nollywood teen actress, Regina Daniels has flaunted her engagement ring which she probably got from a rumored marriage with 69-year old billionaire Ned Nwoko. Sharing pictures of her flaunting the engagement ring, the actress who is said to be in Dubai enjoying honeymoon  captioned the pictures: Your followers are not always your fans Since the news of a secret marriage between Regina Daniels and Ned Nwoko broke out few weeks ago, the actress has received lots of backlash from fans. Many took to her page to slam her for getting married to a man way older than her who already has 5 five wives. The actress has denied the news, but has been giving hints to lead fans in the direction of believing it.
Backlash From Nigerians, The Least Of My Problems – Etinosa
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Backlash From Nigerians, The Least Of My Problems – Etinosa

Actor and comedienne, Etinosa Idemudia, recently got a lot of negative reviews from Nigerians after it was alleged that she went Unclad on Mc Galaxy’s Instagram live video. After several criticisms from her fans and followers, she made a statement on her Instagram page to thank everyone that reached out to her during that period. It read, “Thanks to all who reached out (sic). I’m ok. Sometimes dealing with issues can be tough. You feel the weight on you all by yourself and you want to explode. You want to give up. While some handle it with prayers, others handle it in other ways which may or may not be accepted by society. I made a mistake I do not ever wish to repeat. No man is perfect but we must continue to strive for perfection. The big blunder has occurred and I would lov...
Anto Calls Out Big Brother Naija Organizers Over Backlash
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Anto Calls Out Big Brother Naija Organizers Over Backlash

Anto who yesterday alleged that she was asked to act a script when she got back into the Big Brother house for the second time, has called out the organizers of the reality show on Twitter. Recall that we reported earlier that Anto who got a chance to speak on today’s episode of the Big Brother Naija Reunion show, said being asked to act a script made her doubt the result. According to Anto, Big Brother who asked her to follow a script the second time she got into the house and taking her out the next week was “Bull*hit”. The reality show star further alleged that she doubts the result, because her eviction with Lolu was questionable. However reacting to the backlash she faced from trolls who alleged that she doesn't have a strong fan base, Anto who called out Big Brother Naija o...
‘You Will Go To Hell’ – Fans To Yvonne Jegede Over Cleavage Baring Photo
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‘You Will Go To Hell’ – Fans To Yvonne Jegede Over Cleavage Baring Photo

Nollywood actress, Yvonne Jegede, who recently put to bed, a bouncing baby boy amidst marital crisis is presently facing a backlash from her fans, who seem disappointed at what she wore to a Red Carpet event, last night, Sunday, March 3, 2019. The event took place at Imax Cinemas, Lekki Phase One, Lagos. Yvonne stepped out to the grand exclusive premiere of Oma Nnadi’s movie, Being Annabel, dripping like ‘Hot Chocolate’, as her colleagues would call her. According to what we gathered, her fans on Instagram are not comfortable with what’s wearing, as it exposes a better part of her cleavages. One of the fans, claims, Ms Jegede would end up in hell fire, if she continues flaunting her b00bs on social media. Others believe that as a responsible woman, and African, Yvonne Je...
Demi Lovato Deletes Twitter Account
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Demi Lovato Deletes Twitter Account

Demi Lovato has deleted her Twitter account following a wide outrage and backlash she received for laughing at memes about 21 Savage. Following 21 Savage’s arrest on Sunday, Fellow celebrities and fans alike took to social media to comment on the rapper’s possible deportation. The rapper was taken into custody by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents Sunday and reportedly faces deportation. When the news came out that he may actually be British, memes shortly followed. However, in a now-deleted tweet, Demi Lovato admitted that 21 Savage’s memes were her favorite part of the Super Bowl, which is when twitter users criticized the singer for laughing at the rapper’s expense. In a now-deleted tweet, Lovato said, “So far 21 savage memes have been my favorite part of the Super B...

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