The entertainment industry in Nigeria was hit hard in the year 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic that shook the world earlier in the year.
The pandemic has affected everyone in the entertainment industry in Nigeria, from actors to artists.
Tours were canceled, cinemas closed, exhibitions moved to 2021. But the famous reality show, Big Brother Naija, BBNaija and other controversies brought life to the entertainment industry.
DAILY POST brings you the nine key issues in a specific order:
1. Arrest of Funke Akindele: The Nollywood actress, known as Jenifa, was arrested in April for leaking COVID-19 protocols while hosting a birthday party -birth for her husband Abdulrasheed Bello, aka JJC Skills.
She was later charged in court with a 14-day community service sentence and fined N100,000 each. The offense was against the social distance directives made in accordance with Rule 8 (1) (a) and (b) & 17 (1) (i) of the Lagos State Infectious Diseases (Emergency Prevention) Regulations 2020
2. Marlian leader Azeez Fashola, often referred to as Naira Marley, was arrested and detained by the Lagos government for violating COVID-19 blocking orders.
Naira Marley and the leader of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Babatunde Gbadamosi were among guests in attendance at a 42nd anniversary party organized by Funke Akindele at the Amen Estate.
However, the four counts filed against them were subsequently released on the condition that the defense apologize to President Muhammadu Buhari and the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
3. Nigerian Instagram celebrity Raymond Abass called Hushpuppi was arrested by the city by Interpol along with 12 others sometime in June in Dubai during a special activity called ‘Fox hunt 2 ″’.
Hushpuppi, who was notorious for his flamboyant lifestyle on Instagram, has been accused of hacking into a U.S. jobless database and defrauding the U.S. of more than $ 100 million accrued to Native Americans.
Hushpuppi was reported to have defrauded more than 1.9 million victims, used fake email to people and withdrew payments to their account. He was deported from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to the U.S. where he appeared in Chicago court on July 3, facing trial for several charges of fraud.
4. Dbanj rape charge: Music star, Dbanj was charged with rape in June by one Seyitan loser. She had accused the singer of raping her in a hotel two years ago.
The allegation has caused strong social and media controversy with several right-wing groups supporting Seyitan.
D’banj, telling his side of the story, declared his innocence, adding that the accusation was the handiwork of his enemies, who are out for his reputation. won hard to destroy.
The musician then filed a notorious N1.5 Billion lawsuit against Seyitan.
However, In July, Nigeria Police cleared Dbanj of all rape allegations, revealing that the police investigation unit found no compelling evidence to prove that D’banj made the act, and that Seyitan withdrew the last petition. recorded against the singer
5. Music Producer Clarence Peter was arrested in June following the death of a dancer and vixen video, Kodak. Kodak reportedly died from electrocution while charging her phone at Clearance Peters’ home in Omole.
He was arrested and questioned as an investigation into a murder was launched against him, along with others who were present at the home when the tragic incident occurred.
6. BBNaija got season 5 that came late in the year with tongue-in-cheek as this season’s biggest fight was between householders, Laycon and Erioca.
The latter was disqualified and Laycon emerged as the winner with the N65m.
7. 9ice was again caught in a fake scandal, this time with his third wife, Sunkanmi Ajala.
Crofter Gongo Aso made a video publicly urging fans to ask his wife to forgive him for infidelity. It is uncertain whether the couple has resolved their differences at this time.
8. Omah Lay and Tems were arrested in November for forcing Nigerians to attack the Ugandan government. The fast-rising music stars were arrested for violating COVID-19 rules in Uganda and imprisoned.
But the Nigerian government released them but that was not the end for him when Tems took to his social media page to blow up Ugandan artist Bebecool and warn him not to set foot in Nigeria.
9. In what may seem like cake icing in the entertainment industry, it seems that major Music stars Davido and Burna Boy were fighting in Ghana. In the comment-inspired viral video, Davido was seen walking angrily from a nightclub in Ghana after a conflict with Burna Boy.
But both parties refused to confirm or provide details of the robbery.
But Davido then took to his Instagram page threatening to leave the music industry. According to him, his colleagues hate him because he was born rich.
2020 special death in entertainment industry
In 2020, the concert industry lost some key players to the cold hands of death. The deaths of such stars as Majek Fashek, Pa Kasumu, Chico Ejiro, Dan Foster who passed away due to the problems of COVID-19, shocked the industry.
They were images that had made a lasting impact through the talents, the skills, the unique vision and the sacrifice. DAILY POST will give you a list of some of the most famous people and industry professionals in film, TV, music who died in 2020.
1. Majekodunmi Fasheke known as Majek Fashek died on June 2, 2020. He was a legendary singer who began his musical career in the 80s and was popular for the 1988 album ‘Prisoner of Conscience’, which included the multi-award winning single “Send Down”. the ‘Rain’ died at the age of 57.
Majek Fashek was the archetypal musician, not only a singer but also a songwriter and guitarist.
2. Kayode Odumosu: The Nollywood Veteran actor, known as Pa Kasumu, died on March 1, 2020. Pa Kasamu who was born on March 16, 1953, died at the age of 67 after a short illness. He was diagnosed with bilateral heart failure in 2013.
3. Frank Dallas Ebulukwu: The actor and production manager of Nollywood passed away on February 21, 2020.
Famous people like “Adedibu” or “Killer” in movies, Frank Dallas reportedly died in a hotel in Abia State. He was also the deputy public relations officer of the Actors Association of Nigeria (AGN), Lagos State chapter.
4.Yomi Obileye: The famous Nollywood actress named Obileye delivered the ghost on Friday, April 24, 2020.
Obileye, best known for his role in the film ‘Hostages, reportedly died after battling an undiagnosed illness.
5. Nollywood actress Jennifer Omole passed away on January 5, 2020. She was the CEO of jennisFilms and also made the film ‘StolenVow’.
6. Popular radio presenter Daniel ‘Dan’ Foster, known as ‘the Big Dawg’, died on Wednesday, June 17, 2020. The American who arrived in Nigeria in 2000 has died after COVID-related fighting problems -19.
Until his death, he worked with Inspiration FM and City FM and was an employee of Classic FM.
7. The actress, Emilia Dike, passed away on May 21, 2020. Although the exact cause of her death has not been revealed she was reported to have fallen and died in Enugu State.
8. The actress, Chizoba Sam-Boye who starred on the M-net TV series, “Tinsel. ”He died at the age of 53. Chizoba died of diabetes-related complications.
She was reportedly battling diabetes, stroke and high blood pressure for several years now and would be remembered for her progressive role in ‘Living in Bondage.
9. Gbolagade Akinpelu: Famous as Ogun Majek, died on June 25, 2020. The actor who fought with an illness died long before he died at his home Imalefalafia, Oke-Ado, Ibadan.
10. Professor Ayo Akinwale, a renowned senior lecturer and former Nollywood actress passed away on Sunday, September 13, 2020.
The flexible, academic producer, playwright and former broadcaster, who made a popular film, ‘Sango’died at Ilorin University Teaching Hospital.
11. Chico Ejiro: The 57-year-old filmmaker and producer died on Christmas Day, December 25, 2020. Ejiro, who was a big hit for big movies in the 90s, is believed to have died after his arrest.
The Delta statesman will be remembered for his work, which includes ‘Deadly Affair, Blood Money, Silent Night, and several others.