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Focus On My Music And Not My Appearance : OV Tells Critics

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Burniton Music signee Barbara Naa Okailey Nyarko popularly known as Okaliey Verse (OV) has asked her critics to concentrate on her music and forget about her mode of dressing.

According to the Season 7 winner of MTN Hitmaker, she is a proud African portraying her culture.

She further stated that she is a musician and that the focus should be on her music works but not on her appearance.

“I am an artist and we are creative people, I think that should be of importance rather than how I appear. The cowries in my hair are not from outside, they belong to us right here so I represent us, our culture and Africa.

We should be allowed to do what will make us comfortable and when we are, it reflects in our delivery, as in the songs we churn out”, OV stated.

After OV shot to fame, she has received massive backlash over her mode of dressing and is mostly described as a tomboy.

Some are of the view that she is a lesbian but she has denied such claims explaining that it is her brand.

According to OV, Ghanaians should concentrate on her music and leave her alone.

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Jelani Maraj, Brother Of Nicki Minaj Sentenced To 25 Years Imprisonment For Raping Stepdaughter

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Nicki Minaj’s brother Jelani Maraj has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for predatory sexual assault against a child(11 years old stepdaughter).

Judge Robert McDonald sentenced Maraj on Monday the 25th of January in Long Island. According to reports Jelani Maraj was previously found guilty of child sexual assault and endangering a minor in his 2017 trial.

“You raped this child. You raped her over and over again,” Nassau County Supreme Couty Judge Robert McDonald said.

His stepdaughter, who was 11 years old at the time of the acts, told the courts in 2017 that Maraj raped her “repeatedly between April and November of 2015,”

The victim said Maraj sexually assaulted her at their home while her mother was at work. The girl told the court that Maraj threatened her and slapped her if she refused his advances.

Maraj, however, denied the allegations and his defense claimed the victim’s mother made up the assault to extort $25 million from Minaj.

He was sentenced 25 years in jail two years after the jury handed down the responsible verdict for the sexual abuse.

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Rapper YG Arrested For Robbery After Raid At His Home

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American rapper, YG whose relationship with Khelani crashed after he was caught kissing another woman outside a Los Angeles nighclub has been arrested and charged with robbery.

The Californian rapper who was questioned after a search was conducted in his home in the early hours of Friday January 24, was arrested by the policemen who turned up with a search warrant and an arrest warrant related to a robbery case.

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TMZ reported that this a second raid on his home in less than a year. The police carried out its first search in July 2019 after the rapper’s Escalade was involved in a high-speed chase through L.A. streets. The shooting led to the death of pedestrian and also left a police officer injured.

YG however insisted that he was nowhere near the robbery scene at the time of the first raid. He said;

“I was nowhere near the scene of this incident and had been in a recording studio all day in Hollywood. I was there until after midnight on the Fourth of July and didn’t learn of these events until after they happened.”

With his arrest, YG may not be part of the Grammy Awards on Sunday January 26. He was expected to perform in an all-star tribute to his late collaborator Nipsey Hussle.

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22-Year-Old Indian Actress Commits Suicide

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22-year-old Indian TV actor Sejal Sharma committed suicide in her Mumbai flat on Friday, January 24.

Though there’s no information yet on what caused her to take this drastic step, a Times of India report quoted her co-actor Aru K Verma as saying, “Yes, this is true. I am shocked to hear the news. It’s very difficult for me to believe as I had met her just 10 days ago and we had even chatted on Whats app on Sunday. I am unable to come to terms with the news. I met her 10 days back and she was absolutely fine. We hadn’t met since last three-four months as I had also gone to my hometown, so when we met 10 days ago, she looked perfect. Her family discovered the news today morning, but I think she committed suicide yesterday night. Her family has taken her body to Udaipur for her last rites.”

“She was like a sister to me. She also tied rakhi to me in real-life. We shared a close bond and I am shaken. We were always connected to each other. I am unable to talk right now,” he added.

22-year-old Indian actress commits suicide

She was last seen in Star Plus Show, Dil Toh Happy Hai Ji where she played Simmi Khosla, leading actor Ansh Bagri aka Rocky’s adoptive sister. Sejal has earlier been a part of advertisements such as Vivo with Aamir Khan and Usha Fans with cricketers Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya. She has also appeared in a web series, Azad Parinde.

22-year-old Indian actress commits suicide

The Dil Toh Happy Hai Ji lead, Jasmin Bhasin also said: “I’m shocked and disturbed because she was a very happy girl and we would get along really well. I don’t see any reason why did she do that. But, it’s very sad.”

It is being said that her personal life issues could have compelled her to take such a drastic step.

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According to the reports in TellyChakkar, the actress enjoyed acting and dancing and loved working. So, the news of her committing suicide has come as a shocker to one and all. Her sad demise has shaken the entire TV industry.

Dil Toh Happy Hai Ji was Sejal’s big debut on Indian television and she was excited about it. In of her early interactions, the actress was heard saying, “This is my first TV show (Dil Toh Happy Hai Ji). I am happy to be part of the Dil Toh Happy Hai Ji. Since childhood, I have wished to become an actor, and finally, my wishes have come true. I am an avid watcher of television and feel proud that I am now part of this industry. Along with acting, I love dancing. My character is very interesting and will bring a big twist in the show.”

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Sejal belonged to Udaipur and had come to Mumbai in 2017. During her same interaction, she had revealed how it was difficult to convince her middle-class parents to allow her to pursue a career in acting.

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