August Alsina, who had an affair with Jada Pinkett Smith, is set to sign a six-figure book deal which will detail their sex life.
Jada Pinkett-Smith, 50, admitted she had an “entanglement” with musician August Alsina, 29, while married to Will, 53.
Sources close to August told The Sun that publishers were involved in a bidding war for his story.
“August is getting ready to sign a big money book deal which will detail his romantic liaisons with Jada. The source said
“He has always maintained that Will gave him permission to sleep with Jada, something they have publicly denied.
“August will go into detail about his time with Jada and will also speak about how he spent time living in homes owned by Will when he was away filming.
“As well as speaking about their relationship at that time, August wants to open up about the aftermath of going public and how it affected him personally and his career.
“There are several publishers bidding for the books and August is lining up the best deal.
“He knows there are a lot of people fascinated by his story and is happy to tell it.”
August and Jada’s relationship was first revealed in 2020, when he claimed he has been sleeping with her over a long period of time.
Speaking about their relationship at the time, August said: “I totally gave myself to that relationship for years of my life.
“I truly and really, really deeply loved, and have a ton of love for her. I devoted myself to it, I gave my full self to it. So much so to the point that I can die right now and be ok with knowing that I truly gave myself to somebody.”
August also insisted Will knew of their romance and said: “I actually sat down with Will and had a conversation. He gave me his blessing.”
Will confirmed that he and Jada have an open relationship, admitting that she has ‘never believed in a conventional marriage’ while promoting his own memoir.
The couple made headlines in July 2020 when they addressed Jada’s affair with August on her candid talk show Red Table Talk.
She began explaining the couple met August through their son Jaden, 22, and recalled the singer, who would have been 23 at the time, was ‘really sick’ (as he battled a genetic liver disease.)
Jada said: ‘And it all started with him just needing some help, me wanting to help his health, his mental state.
‘The outpouring for him from our family was initially about his health,’ she said. ‘We found all those different resources to help pull him through and from there you and I were going through a very difficult time.’
After Jada’s confession, Will admitted: ‘I was done with you,’ while Jada added that they decided to separate for a ‘period of time’.
She denied August’s claim that Will had given his blessing over the affair and claimed they were separated at the time.
The affair sent shockwaves through the world with many turning to Will to see how the movie star would react. However Will and Jada are still together.
Mr Macaroni Knocks Critics Over Sabinus AMVCA Win
Nigerian comedian, skit maker, actor and philanthropist Debo Adedayo popularly known as Mr Macaroni, has bashed those criticising his colleague, Sabinus’ win at the Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards on Saturday.
Emmanuel Ejekwu aka Oga Sabinus had won the award for Best Online Content Creator at the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA) and he expressed his joy for being honoured in such a way.
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Following this, many have come out to argue that Mr Macaroni should have won the award. Reacting, Mr Macaroni tweeted, “Sabinus winning the AMVCA Award is very well deserved!! He has brought joy and laughter to the faces of millions including mine.
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I have also had the pleasure of featuring him in about 3 of my contents. I share in his win.
Please let us not ruin this beautiful moment.”
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2023 elections: APC fortunate, in control of 22 states – Adamu
Factual Pursuit of Truth for Progress
The National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) Abdullahi Adamu, has stated that the ruling party is fortunate to be in control of 22 states ahead of the 2023 general elections.
This is as he promised that the party will field its finest candidates ahead of the 2023 general elections.
Adamu made the statement at the inauguration and screening of the party’s governorship, senatorial and House of Representatives aspirants in Abuja on Sunday.
The party chairman, who was represented by the Deputy National Chairman (North), Senator Abubakar Kyari, urged the aspirants to stick to party rules as they jostle for the APC tickets.
“We have been very fortunate as a party that we have produced the best. Today we have 22 states and at the last count before myself (Kyari) and the national chairman and one of our colleagues resigned from the Senate we had 70 senators out of 109, which is just three shy of the two-third majority needed in the Senate. Also we have almost two-third of the House of Representatives membership.
“And even after we had left we had one senator who decamped into the APC from Sokoto and we’re expecting another one from Oyo to officially cross the aisle to the APC. All of us here in the National Working Committee, on behalf of the national chairman, would like to welcome you here,” he said.
According to him, APC is a strong party that is committed to delivering the right candidates for the forthcoming elections.
The national chairman added that he has no doubt that all the aspirants assembled at Fraser Suites in Central Business District area of Abuja can achieve the feat.
“I know there’s a long, long huddle ahead of all of us. I would like to at this point plead with you to be patient, screen thoroughly so that we can have the best of the best,” he said.
The APC National Organising Secretary, Suleiman Argungu, had on Saturday, disclosed that 1,693 politicians comprising 145 governorship, 351 senatorial and 1,197 for the House of Representatives aspirants were screened at the two-day exercise.
Argungu disclosed that “we have 28 presidential aspirants so far. They will be screened on May 23, 2022.”
Skitmakers, comedians should collaborate not compete – Bovi
Factual Pursuit of Truth for Progress
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.”