BRIGHT Okpocha, the popular comedian known as Basketmouth, has apologised for his nauseating joke about rape. He has also pulled down the joke from his blog. The comedian irked many of his fans on Monday, January 6, when he posted a gender sensitive joke, stating that ‘White Girls’ will get sex on the third and final date, while African girls get rape on the ninth date.
The joke went viral, causing quite a storm among feminists and concerned individuals who voiced their displeasure. Many critics even called for his multi-million naira endorsement deal with Globacom, GLO, a leading telecommunication company, to be terminated.
But Okpocha moved swiftly to douse the anger over the joke saying: “I have a daughter that I would give my life to protect, a wife that means the world to me, a mother that made me the man that I am and anything that is done for any woman is less than she deserves for the role they play in our lives. I would never in a thousand lifetimes encourage rape. I broadcasted a joke that many clearly misunderstood and have found offensive and I sincerely apologise. The intention, however, was to highlight an unfortunate trend and the ridiculously flawed comparison between money and the worth of a woman.”
Another Love Like a Movie from Art-Alade
POPULAR soul singer, Darey Art-Alade is set to hold the second edition of his concert Love Like a Movie. Since its debut edition last year, the concert which featured Kim Kardeshian, a television star from the United States, has been described as one of the best in Nigeria.
Art-Alade says he is inspired to hold another show because “the first one was a huge success”.
Although it is still unknown who will be featured in this edition billed to hold on February 15, in Lagos, there are indications that he is planning to bring a better star.
Stella Damasus Answers God’s Call
SCREEN star, Stella Damasus, is thinking more about working for God now than acting hot Nollywood movies. The actress, who has featured in so many movies, said she started 2014 with 21-day fasting and asking God to see her through the next phase of her life. Damasus is quitting the screens to dedicate herself to her “true calling”.
“I know the things that I need answers and direction from God. Most importantly, I know that it is time to stop wasting my time and face my calling regardless of what people will say or think. I know that I want to build my relationship with God and advertise him to the world with all that He has given me. I also know that it is time for you all to step out in faith and live the best life you were called to live,” Damasus said.
— Jan. 20, 2014 @ 01:00 GMT