Amarachi Amusi, aka Ashmusy, popular content creator, has confessed that she stopped wearing revealing outfits because she was being perceived as a prostitute.
Speaking in an interview with BBNaija 2022 winner, Phyna, on her ‘Spill with Phyna’ podcast, Ashmusy said, “Before I rebranded a few months ago, I used to wear sexy outfits. As a young girl, one would want to show one’s body. I did not know that I was being perceived as a prostitute.
“Meanwhile, I knew how much I was working behind the camera, running a business, and shooting adverts every day. With all of that, I was able to buy a car and house.
“It pained me when people insinuated that those things were bought for me by a man.”says she stopped wearing revealing outfits because she was being perceived as a prostitute.
She added, “I was later in my quiet zone, thinking about why I was being judged that way, despite all my works that they people were seeing. I then started watching my videos, seeing that most times my body was exposed, with my nipples even showing.
“I was being goofy, but I did not know that people had been looking at something else. I have realised that if one wants to be seen as a prestigious woman, one has to dress accordingly. One cannot be showing (sensitive) parts of one’s body.”
On why she constantly posts pictures and videos of her glamorous lifestyle on social media, she said, “If you watch my hustle, you have to watch me enjoy. You will watch me while I sleep, swim and even eat.”
Academics, professionals, others storm Ibadan for Ayinde Barrister Festival
The Ilaji Hotel and Resorts, Akanran, Ibadan hosted a community of fans of the late fuji musician, Dr Sikiru Ayinde Balogun, popularly known as Barrister.
Between February 9 and 10, 2024, the fans converged on Barrister’s hometown where they celebrated his legacies in a colourful ceremony, featuring live performances by musicians. Jumat service was observed on Day One at the Mufutau Olanihun Mosque. Prayers were offered Barrister who clocked 76 years posthumously on the day.
That was followed by the unveiling of Barrister Cenotaph at the entrance of Ibadan on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway. Two bossom friends of Barrister, Otunba Adisa Osiefa and Chief Kola Oyadeji jointly performed the unveiling ceremony.
Gala Night rounded off the day at the Ilaji Hotel and Resorts, Akanran where all fans groups mixed with one another in a convivial atmosphere and danced to different tracks of Barrister.
An Ibadan-based famous On Air Personality, Alhaji Gboyega Lawal joined the fans at the Gala Night and paid a glowing tribute to Barrister.
He recalled an incident at a party where he would have died save for Barrister’s prompt intervention. “For this, I will never forget Alhaji,” he said.
The grand finale on Saturday also featured presentation of awards and premier of “Mr Fuji Barry Wonder”, a documentary produced by a US-based Professor Saheed Aderinto who thrilled the large audience with exclusive memorable images of Barrister, his band members, family and fans.
The Ibadan-born Aderinto revealed that he had commenced shootings of the documentary in 2021 at different locations in Nigeria and his US base where he is a lecturer.
He said the documentary was not made for commercial purpose but posterity to preserve the role Barrister played in carving out an unknown genre among Nigerian indigenous brands of music.
The scholar also said that the documentary was produced with a view to telling critical knowledge that is close to the heart of the people who use the medium of documentary filmmaking.
“To preserve the legacies of Barrister through the medium of a film. To place Fuji at the center of global knowledge production. To increase the global attention on Fuji. To take the name of Fuji and Barrister into academic domains where they don’t exist for now,” he said.
In attendance at the ceremony was a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Barrister Mutalubi Adebayo who described Barrister as a superstar both in life and in death.
The former Oyo State Attorney-General and Commissioner of Justice, who received an award from the organiser of the BarryFest, exclaimed that he had never seen a late Nigerian musician as more blessed with dedicated fans as Barrister.
Vice-Chancellor of Ojaja University, Eyenkorin, Kwara State, Professor Jeleel Ojuade presented a paper which dug deep into Barrister evolution as a force to reckon with in Nigerian indigenous music industry.
Chairman and Secretary of the BarryFest Planning Committee, Alhaji Olaide Olawumi and Agba Akin Ademola Adesingbin expressed satisfaction at the outcome of the event, which they both described as an improvement over the maiden edition held at the same venue and Barrister’s Fuji Chamber residence, Isolo, Lagos.
“All we need to say is to thank God for His grace over the planning committee. We faced few challenges along the line due to the state of the nation’s economy. But God helped us to overcome those challenges.
“We thank all our members for their enthusiasm towards the BarryFest. They are all wonderful. We also thank all our invited guests for honouring us with their presence and support. We shall continue to hold them in high esteem,” Adesingbin said.
Controversial actress Nkechi Blessing gets N6m twin bracelet gift from boyfriend (Video)
Xxssive, the partner of Nollywood actress Nkechi Blessing, has invested N6 million in a set of matching bracelets for both of them.
The actress, originally from Delta State, was pleasantly surprised by the extravagant gift from her boyfriend as she marked her birthday today.
In a video shared online, Xxssive was seen presenting the luxurious bracelets to a delighted Nkechi, who couldn’t contain her happiness.
Nollywood actress, Nkechi Blessing’s bae, Eseoghne Obire, celebrates her as she turns a year older today
Credit | IG | Xxssive
— OSG (@OloriSupergal) February 14, 2024
In his accompanying message, Xxssive explained how he didn’t give her any gifts on her birthday last year, citing the Urhobo cultural perspective that doesn’t prioritize extravagant gestures.
However, recognizing Nkechi’s worth, he arranged a last-minute birthday dinner to celebrate her.
“Like I said last year I didn’t get you any gift because we Urhobo men don’t see it as a big deal and to be honest @nkechiblessingsunday you deserve all the love
So I hit up @royalhugssurprises with very short notice and told her I needed a private dinner and she still delivered her pulling unit
Then my guy @g.aboki1 wan b cut my neck with the price before but regardless she deserves it all
Had to bring @_mrstats all the way from the States I love you baba mi
Thank you so much @okopi_peterson for blessing us with your voice yesterday it means a lot
I will talk about this suit later I dey come suit of over half a million guess the designer”.
In an earlier birthday post, Xxssive had affectionately wished her a happy birthday, acknowledging her as the most stubborn person he knows, but emphasizing her amazing qualities nonetheless.
“Happy birthday big 35 Nkechi blessings Sunday.
May the good lord bless your new chapter and grant you your heart desires amen.
The most stubborn person have ever come across in my life, but it doesn’t take away how amazing you are HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND HAPPY VAL”.
Alleged fake money transfer: Six Lagos traders arraigned for assaulting actress, Liz Anjorin
Six traders at the Oba Akintoye Market in Lagos Island have been arraigned before the Chief Magistrate Court in Lagos Island Local Government on Thursday for allegedly assaulting and blackmailing Nollywood actress, Lizzy Anjorin-Lawal.
The defendants—Qudus Jokogbola, Suru Olawale, Edu Shakirat, Fausat Mohammed, Kafayat Ahmed, and Opere Simiat Morenike—were charged while two other suspects are currently at large.
According to the prosecution, led by Sola Samuel, the six defendants and two others conspired to commit the offence by forcefully pushing and dragging Anjorin-Lawal, causing her grievous bodily harm around 1:30 p.m. on Monday inside Oba Akintoye Market in Lagos Island.
Samuel told the court that the defendants’ actions caused a breach of public peace.
He said the offences contravened Sections 411 and 413; 168(d) and 170(b) of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria 2015, and are punishable under the same Act.
All defendants pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Defence lawyer, Ade Oshodi, urged the court to grant them bail in the most liberal terms, stating they were traders.
In his ruling, Magistrate A.A. Paul granted each defendant bail in the sum of N200,000 with one surety each.
The sureties must be Lagos residents with evidence of tax payment.
The defendants were remanded in the custody of the Nigerian Correctional Services until they meet their bail terms.
The case was adjourned till March 11 for mention.
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