Entertainment Scoop: Banky W Signs N100m Deal, Nse Ipke-Etim Set To Wed

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Banky W has signed N100m brand ambassadorship deal With Samsung.

Nollywood Actress Nse Ipke-Etim is set to get married this Valentine.

Three Nigerian radio presenters working with Wazobia FM, Kano have been arrested by the Nigerian Police for allegedly inciting the killing of 9 health workers on Friday, February 8, 2013.

Here is the Scoop in Details.

Banky W Signs N100m Samsung Deal
Despite the upheaval in the Empire, all the boss of Empire Mate Entertainment (EME) does is winning. Words have it that Banky W has renewed his endorsement deal with Samsung Electronic West Africa which his reps says is worth about N100m.


Banky W has been the brand ambassador for the leading digital media and convergence company Samsung for close to two years.

Banky W along with Nollywood star, Kate Henshaw will be the face of Samsung Electronics West Africa Mobile Division. They will work together raising awareness for Samsung mobile products and ultimately contribute to making Samsung phones the preferred brand in the West Africa sub-region.

Officials of Samsung have described Mr Wellington as one who represents the values Samsung stands for which is his quality, depth of work and versatility as an artiste that has endeared him to fans in and outside Nigeria.

“The Samsung brand stands for qualities of innovation, change, discovery, self-expression and excellence in performance and these very same qualities are epitomized by Banky W. We are indeed very proud and privileged to have him as our Brand Ambassador.” Managing Director, Samsung Electronics West Africa, Mr. Brovo Kim says.

Banky W is also getting set for the grand Love Concert which will hold on the 15th of February and will feature the EME Crew (and yes… with the addition of Wizkid), Lynxxx, Sound Sultan, Iyanya, Praiz, Omawumi, Waje, J Martins, May D, Chidinma among many others.

Nollywood Actress Nse Ipke-Etim Set To Wed This Valentine
Reports have it that Nollywood actress Nse Ipke-Etim who got engaged during last year Christmas will be getting married this week and the Valentine’s Day seems to be in view.

Nse who is elated about the marriage wrote a piece expressing her delight on a popular blog at the end of last week.

It has been speculated that she might be moving out of the country as her fiancé is not based in the country but she will continue her acting career.

Wazobia FM OAPS Arrested Over Killing Of Nine Health Workers In Kano
Three Nigerian radio presenters working with Wazobia FM, Kano have been arrested by the Nigerian Police for allegedly inciting the killing of 9 health workers on Friday, February 8, 2013.

The vaccinators were shot dead in two separate attacks following the statement made on radio by Mohammed Gama, Yakubu Fagge and an intern that polio immunisations were an anti-Islam western conspiracy to cause infertility in women.
The statement was allegedly made on Hausa Programme Sandar Girma two days before the nine female workers administering the polio immunization vaccines were killed.

The State Police Commissioner who confirmed the arrest said that the three media personnel have been taken into custody. No group is yet to claim responsibility for the attacks.

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