As the Russian and Ukrainian war lingers, Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich is reportedly begging his Hollywood and US power broker friends to each lend him $1 million to keep him afloat as his assets are frozen by worldwide authorities.
Page Six reported that the Chelsea Football Club owner Abramovich whose bank accounts are frozen in the US and the UK, has been asking for loans from his prominent and powerful friends to maintain his whispered $750,000-a-week staff payroll, which includes those keeping afloat his multiple luxury super-yachts.
His associates are however said to be wary about lending him money, even as he takes part in the peace talks between Russia and the Ukraine.
A source told the publication;
“Roman is asking some of his his closest powerful friends to let him borrow $1 million.
“He is saying he has never missed payroll for his staff, which is $750,000 a week, and with his assets frozen he can’t pay his people.
“He has reached out to Hollywood producer and director Brett Ratner and the Rothschild family, among many others for money, but – while they are good friends with Roman – they have not agreed to give him money, because either they do not have that in liquid cash, or moreover it is not clear what are the repercussions under international law.”
Abramovich who has hosted a series of starry celebrity parties on his boats and at his sprawling St Barth’s estate, has many close friends in Hollywood, Wall Street and the tech world.
The United Kingdom and the European Union sanctioned Abramovich who has a net worth of $14.3 billion, according to Bloomberg, in early March following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
His assets were also frozen by US hedge funds. The sanctions also prevented Abramovich from profiting from $3 billion sale of Chelsea Football Club.
Skitmakers, comedians should collaborate not compete – Bovi
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Popular comedian, Bovi Ugboma has stated that there should be no competition amongst skit makers and stand up comedians.
In an interview with Sunday Scoop, he said the two professions are similar yet different so they should collaborate instead of seeing themselves as competitors.
When asked if the rise of online skit makers have affected stand up comedians, he said, “Why should it affect them? They are two different crafts. We should learn to be more collaborative instead of competitive.
“Anytime I get that question, I get worried because what they do is online, and there is a market for it. What we do is offline and there is a market for it as well.
“They have a different genre, so we should encourage them and the fact that they can make money out of it. The fact that it is now a booming business is a plus to the entertainment industry.”
Bovi talked about what makes his crafts unique. He said, “I just do me and I make sure I always challenge and reinvent myself. I also constantly evolve so people would not get bored.
“If one does not reinvent oneself, people will find one predictable.”
BBN Alumni Lie Too Much! It’s Getting Quite Toxic – Venita Akpofure
BBNaija star, Venita Akpofure, has said that some of the ex-housemates lie too much and this is getting quite toxic.
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Without mentioning names, Venita wrote;
”BBN alumni Lie toooooooooo Much! It’s getting quite toxic. The average person will be susceptible to some very unrealistic pressures thanks to social media propaganda and your fairytales.
Disclaimer: Not applicable to ALL”
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Actress Sikiratu Sindodo debunks new child rumour
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Nollywood actress, Tayo Odueke, also known as Sikiratu Sindodo, has debunked rumours about her welcoming a child.
The actress took to her Instagram page to address the rumour because she has been getting congratulatory messages and of course families attacking her for keeping her good news from them.
Sikiratu said it’s not true and the account that posted it is a fake account. She said she was never pregnant recently so the news is utterly false.
According to her, a fake account with the name of another actress, Kemi Afolabi, had posted an edited picture of her (Sikiratu) with a baby.
. also congratulated the actress for her newborn.
She said, “Only on Facebook tori olohun. Even my family members are angry I didn’t tell them I gave birth …….without being pregnant ….I was even given an Arabian baby (omolomo)
“Disclaimer. After receiving numerous calls since 3days ago, I had no choice than to come out …I am in no way connected to this cute baby.”