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Lawmaker to slam N10bn lawsuit on Venita and BBNaija organisers for ‘defaming’ Tiv nation

A Federal House of Representatives member, Hon. Dickson Tarkighir has threatened to sue Big Brother Naija All Stars housemate, Venita Akpofure and the organisers for allegedly defaming the Tiv Nation.

The lawmaker representing Makurdi/Guma Federal Constituency of Benue State, announced that he intends to proceed with a N10 billion lawsuit following Venita’s remark about Tiv men.

She had said during a chat in the BBNaija house that “Tiv men give their wives to visitors for entertainment purposes.”

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Venita Akpofure

Her assertion sparked outrage among the Tiv people of North Central, Nigeria, with many calling for legal action against her.

Venita was married to a Tiv man, Terna Tarka, for whom she bore two daughters.

Consequently, Tarkighir stated that the actress and organisers of the reality show should be sued for giving her “the mega platform to defame the Tiv people”

Taking to Facebook, he wrote: “#Venita Akpofure- Slam a 10BN defamation suit on her, the Big Brother brand and its promoters, they provided her with the mega platform to defame an entire enthnicity and are equally liable for not disowning her.”

In other entertainment news…

Hip Hop star and music executive, Olamide says he started signing artistes to YBNL as a way of reinvesting in the music business.

The ace rapper who has signed the likes of Adekunle Gold, Lil Kesh, Asake, Chinko Ekun and Fireboy DML, said he set up his record label to avoid squandering his money on frivolities.

Olamide who spoke during an interview with Nandi Madida of Apple Music’s Africa Now Radio, talked about how the world was loving his music and he had to turn it to a proper business.

He said; “The world was in love with my stuff, (and) I was grateful for that. But, I also felt it was time to make sure I reinvested in that same thing that was making people love and appreciate me. It used to be just about passion, but I figured it was high time I stepped up, reinvested and made it a proper business.

I set up my own record label and started signing artistes because I did not want all that money to just go wasting on ‘ballin’ (having fun). All that money had to go back into the business. That was how the whole thing started.”