De­cem­ber 15, 2019

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Fans and well-wish­ers of ac­tress and singer, An­gela Oko­rie, have con­tin­ued to ex­pressed worry af­ter re­ports that the ac­tress was al­legedly shot by armed rob­bers. The dis­turb­ing in­ci­dent re­port­edly hap­pened when the singer was on her way back from a show on De­cem­ber 12. The news came to the at­ten­tion of the pub­lic when a jour­nal­ist, Stella Dimoko-ko­rkus, posted a photo of her blood­ied face and video of her dam­aged car.

In­ces­sant calls to the ac­tress and her man­ager were not an­swered. The last post on the so­cial me­dia savvy ac­tress’ In­sta­gram page was a pic­ture of her per­form­ing at a show. She added the cap­tion; “The Show mad oooooo. E go still pain. When God is on your side. Noth­ing fit do you, I’m Un­stop­pable. #Epain­dem, #pro­tectme.”

Some so­cial me­dia users were torn be­tween her re­cent post and the pho­tos and videos of the al­leged at­tack.

An­other ac­tress Nkechi Bless­ing Sun­day wrote, “These are not armed rob­bers. These are hired as­sas­sins. Blood of Je­sus.”

A fan, @roast­ed_­plain­tain wrote; “An­gela, are you alive? I heard you got at­tacked. Thank God for you.

@nana_ako­suah_priscilla wrote; “I’m your big­gest fan in Ghana. Mummy, noth­ing will hap­pen to you, your God is big­ger than their juju. Burn all your en­e­mies.”

@ok­wu­lu­okaa wrote; “Good­ness God!! Why is she still post­ing like noth­ing of such hap­pened in this kind of state? Quick­est re­cov­ery, I wish her.”

@os­ineb­less­ing wrote; “God please keep her for her son and fam­ily. The other day she fell into a gut­ter at Quilox, now armed rob­bery. Please leave mu­sic oh, it’s tak­ing you from club to club. Quick re­cov­ery An­gela.”

@fab­u­lous_nono wrote; “This year, it has been from one story to the next. From Fes­tac at­tack to God knows what. She re­ally needs prayers.

It should be re­called that the ac­tress had re­port­edly es­caped be­ing shot by armed rob­bers in 2017.

Top Nige­rian artistes, in­clud­ing Wizkid, Burna Boy, Olamide, Ji­denna, among oth­ers proved their met­tle at the re­cently held an­nual rave to of­fi­cially kick-off the Detty De­cem­ber sea­son of REDTV, the on­line life­style net­work pow­ered by the United Bank for Africa Group.

Over 25,000 guests at­tended the event which was held in La­gos. Aptly tagged, The Shut­down, sev­eral per­son­al­i­ties from the coun­try’s cre­ative in­dus­try and other guests were treated to an un­for­get­table night with top busi­ness ex­ec­u­tives, en­trepreneur­s, celebri­ties, fash­ion­istas and many young peo­ple.

Wizkid, Burna Boy, Olamide, Ji­denna, Fire­boy DML, Aje­but­ter 22, BOJ, SDC and TEMS, took turns to de­liver ster­ling per­for­mances to the au­di­ence who were giddy with ex­cite­ment at see­ing their favourite stars.

DJ Con­se­quence, Spar­row and hy­pe­men, Shody and Tosan, also took turns to en­ter­tain the ec­static youth through­out the night of fun.

UBA Group chair­man, Tony Elumelu and the CEO, Kennedy Uzoka, were also on hand to min­gle with guests and have a re­laxed night away from the rigours of work.

The Ex­ec­u­tive Pro­ducer of REDTV, Bola Atta, who spoke at the rave, noted that the team had put to­gether a stel­lar event. She said, “It was in­deed ‘The Shut­down’, as we sur­passed the ex­pec­ta­tions of our guests. For us, it wasn’t just about or­gan­is­ing a party. We are fully in sup­port of the cre­ative in­dus­try and through our shows, have been de­vel­op­ing new tal­ents be­hind the scenes as well as on the screens. We wanted to cel­e­brate all those who had part­nered with us in one way or the other, so we de­cided to throw a free con­cert to say thank you and wish every­one well as the year comes to an end.”

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