Popular musician, Augustine Kelechi , otherwise known as Tekno , as well as four others risk being jailed for two years for publicly shooting a music video depicting semi – nude women dancing seductively in a display truck in traffic around the Lekki – Ikoyi link bridge in Lagos .
Tekno was seen dancing with the semi – clad women on Friday and spraying them with money, hitting them in the buttocks, an act which many Nigerians described as obscene .
The act is said to be in contravention of Section 136 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State , 2015 which provides that any person who commits any act of gross indecency with another person in public commits an offence and liable to a conviction to three years imprisonment .
Section 134 (a ) further stipulates that an indecent act in a public place makes both parties engaging in the act liable to imprisonment for two years .
Attempts to get a reaction from Tekno proved abortive as his Manager , Olayinka Onibudo , neither responded to calls nor a text message on Saturday.
However , artiste , Raphael Omoniyi , popularly known as Zlatan Ibile , confirmed on Instagram that the video titled, ‘ Agege ’ , featured himself and Tekno .
Meanwhile , the Lagos State Signage and Advertising Agency has announced the suspension of the advertising agency whose display truck was used in shooting the video .
In the statement which was signed by its Chief Executive Officer , Mobolaji Sanusi , the agency said the suspension of Provision Media System Limited would subsist until the completion of investigation .
The statement read in part , “The Lagos State Signage and Advertisement Agency has suspended , pending final investigation , the practicing licence of an advertising firm , Provision Media System Limited , over indecent advertisement around the Lekki /Ikoyi toll gate . ”
LASAA said the unregistered mobile advertising truck which had no valid registration for the current year 2019 was “ illegally deployed in engaging in abysmally debasing projection of semi – nude women for several hours around the Lekki/Ikoyi toll gate .
The agency said a check on its records for the current year 2019 confirmed that the truck , with Lagos State number plate APP713 XL , was not registered with the agency for the deplorable purpose for which it was deployed by the company on Saturday.
“ We wish to state , without equivocation, that no outdoor mobile advert truck within the jurisdiction of our dear state is licensed to display such crass immorality of the calibre that the owner ( s ) of this unregistered truck exhibited on our roads over the weekend, ” the agency said .
It added that the full weight of the law , as enshrined in the agency ’ s extant law , would be meted out to the company owning this erring outdoor mobile truck after due investigations must have been concluded .
However , the management of Pro -Vision Media Systems Limited , denied ownership of the truck .
It said in a statement that the truck had been sold to a third party since October 2018 .
The statement read in part, “ Pro -Vision wishes to inform the general public that the company did not partake in and was not responsible for the open display by semi – nude women on a public road in Lekki , Lagos as reported in the social media .
“ Although the truck with vehicle registration number APP 713 XL which conveyed the semi – nude women is registered in the name of Pro – Vision, the company had sold the said truck since October , 2018 and transferred ownership and possession of the truck to the buyer who represented that the truck was to be used for haulage . ”
Mr Eazi proposes to Temi Otedola!
For what seemed like a long while, celebrity power couple—Mr Eazi and Temi Otedola—are finally engaged as Oluwatosin Ajibade better known as Mr Eazi pops the heartwarming “Will you be my wife?” question to his girlfriend of 2 years Temiloluwa Otedola and she responded favourably in the affirmative “Yes” tone.
Fashion mogul and Icon Temi Otedola began dating artiste and music label CEO Mr Eazi in the year 2020 and have been living together ever since in their London apartment, sharing intimate moments, even meeting respective family members. This they’ve both shared in detail on their How Far? With Mr Eazi And Temi Otedola podcast.
Temi announced her engagement by posting the sea-side proposal of Mr Eazi on one knee asking the important question. The video goes by the simple caption of the infinity logo connoting they’re both locked in for life.
Congratulations to Temi Otedola and Mr Eazi!
Nicki Minaj agrees “Essence” should be song of the year at the Grammys
American superstar rapper, Nicki Minaj, shares the same sentiments as myriads of Wizkid fans and well-wishers worldwide, in that she concurs to the argument the trendsetting crossover record-breaking single from Wizkid’s 2020 released “Made In Lagos” album, Essence should be in the conversation for the coveted “Record of the Year” plaque at this year’s Grammy Awards.
Nicki Minaj agrees with Joe Budden that Essense should be Grammy Song Of The Year pic.twitter.com/hvdxQlItod
— King Henry 🥷🏾🛸 (@Kinghenryyyyyy) March 9, 2022
Although “Essence” did not receive the much desired nomination in the category for “Record of the Year” at the 2022 Grammy Awards, it did get a nod for Best Global Music Performance, the first of its kind.
Irrespective of the snub, Nicki whilie on Joe Budden TV (YouTube) as a guest on the special episode tagged A Conversation With Nicki Minaj & Joe Budden agreed with the host (Joe Budden) when he said “We need people on the Grammy board that know that “Essence” was song of the year” with an exclamatory “Right! Right!” response. She even proffered, “We should have our own Grammy Board“, in support of many and the popular believe that Black Americans or black artistes in general are always stereotyped to a particular category at the award show, if indeed they made it to the top categories, they barely win; Nicki Minaj does not have a Grammy Award herself and that is still a shock to many, especially when considering her refined catalogue of music.
Pheelz & Buju (BNXN) live the carefree lifestyle on “Finesse”
After much teasing, the anticipated Finesse by Pheelz and Buju (now BNXN) hit DSPs across the globe and just like the teaser gave off, Finesse is a banger! It is produced by young producer under Pheelz’s wing known as Miichkel.
On Finesse, Pheelz and Buju live their life to the fullest, the carefree lifestyle is what they desire and they are determined to stay on that track for the time being. “I’ve been living the fast life but I see it in slow mo / And you see my lifestyle, I got Gs in the turbo / . . . / Bad girl sey she want Netflix & Chill / So I ja ticket give her warning / If you fall in love, girls it’s certain / You go chop breakfast, I’m not capping“, Pheelz explains on the first verse, even saying love and relationship cannot stop him from living the ‘ballers’ lifestyle; “I’d be dammed if there’s anybody that could be like me / I be like Mo’ Salah, coming up the right wing / I cut through your defender, you no need to tell me / I must finesse / And you know sey me I must net“, Buju braggingly adds on the second verse, saying he can score any chick that catches his eye and dish her the next minute.
listen to the popular joyous chorus “Ah finesse / If I broke na my business / Ama shana e go bright o / Folake for the nighr o” here or on Apple Music.: