BN Tidbits: Ibinabo Fiberesima’s Trial | Nayo Exits Music | Thelma Okoduwa Weds | Tinubu’s Birthday | Mercy Johnson’s Star | Pink BallPosted on Monday, April 6th, 2009 at 11:20 PM
Soulful Nigerian songstress Nayo has announced her exit from music. During her career, the talented song-writer and vocalist released an album titled ‘African Girl’, enjoyed critical success and built a loyal core fanbase. Nayo has said that she will now focus on her entrepreneurial venture, MusicPin. Check out BN’s previous Nayo features:
Nayo Rising SoulStar
Nayo African Girl
Actress/Ex-Beauty Queen, Ibinabo Fiberesima has granted bail following her 5 year jail sentence and remand to the KiriKiri women’s prison on manslaughter charges. The actress has been on trial since 2006 for dangerous and reckless driving, which led to the death of Suraju Giwa, a medical doctor.
On February 20, 2009, the Lagos State High Court overruled the initial judgement of the Magistrate Court which sentenced her to seven years imprisonment with a N100,000 fine option. The High Court then sentenced Ms. Fiberesima to five years’ imprisonment without the option of fine. She is however seeking an appeal of the judgement at the Appeal court. As Ibinabo is a single mother and sole care-giver of her three children, supporters and relatives are pleading with the court for lenience.
Our prayers are with Ibinabo and the family of the deceased.
Nollwood actress Thelma Okoduwa married her sweetheart Onya Ojiji in a court ceremony recently. Thelam’s close friend, Rita Dominic along with family members and other well-wishers were at the wedding. Rita is the maid of honour at Thelma’s white wedding. Congrats to the couple.
Photo Source: Rita Dominic
Former Lagos State governor, Bola Tinubu celebrated his 57th birthday recently. The ceremony took place at the newly opened Oriental Hotel in Lagos.
Actress Mercy Johnson‘s star is on the rise. The Nollywood star has dominated the press over the past couple of weeks. Newspapers and magazines are relishing her rags to riches story and she is basking in the limelight. Mercy’s story is actually really insipring! We will have a BN feature on Mercy soon.
Photo Source: Stella D-K
The Genevieve Magazine Pink Ball is approaching fast! The event will take place on the 23rd of May 2009. Keep it locked on BN for all the Pink Ball coverage. Check out our Pink Ball page – HERE