Lil Wayne has been sued by his former manager Ronald Sweeney for more than $20 million over past earnings.
According to court documents obtained by TMZ, Lil Wayne hired Sweeney in 2005 to help him negotiate his contract with Birdman’s Cash Money over their years-long legal dispute, which was ultimately settled back in 2018 with Sweeney’s help.
However, the lawyer says he was not fully compensated for his work in the Cash Money deal.
According to Sweeney, the rapper asked him to fire his then-manager Cortez Bryant, paving the way for him to take over the manager role at the rapper’s request.
The suit claims Wayne raised his commission fees from 10 percent to 17 percent, but Bryant and rapper/music executive Mack Maine “conspired to drive a wedge between the rapper and Sweeney.”
The attorney says the efforts paid off, as Lil Wayne fired him in September 2018.
This lawsuit comes about two years after Lil Wayne sued Sweeney for $20 million, claiming his ex-attorney/manager was unfairly charging him 10 percent for every deal he helped close, which is much higher than the industry standard of 5 percent.
Deyemi tops list of highest grossing Nigerian actors of 2021
Deyemi Okunlawon was the highest-grossing actor of 2021.
Deyemi Okulawon, having starred in three high grossing movies in 2021, maintained the top spot as the highest-grossing actor in the year, with a gross amount of N308 million.
The Nigerian movie industry is growing to great heights and is quickly remodelling itself to suit the advancement in society. The success of movies can easily be detected from how much they made in ticket sales at the cinema.
These sales run into hundreds of millions. At this rate, Nollywood is fast becoming a million-dollar industry and at the forefront are actors who deserve the credit that they get for not only bringing the scripts to life but turning it into a moneymaker.
In the past year, a number of hit movies were released, grossing heavily on the Nigerian box office. Here is a list of actors with highest-grossing actors for the year 2021.
Deyemi Okunlawon – N308 million
Deyemi Okunlawon was the highest-grossing actor of 2021. He played a role in three very high grossing movies, namely Lockdown, The Ghost and the Tout too, and the Prophetess, which grossed a collective amount of N308 million.
His role in these movies made him the highest-grossing actor in 2021, representing the second year in a row as he won the highest-grossing actor in 2020.
Osita Iheme – N227 million
Osita Iheme, popularly known as Pawpaw and notably the biggest meme face in the country, ranks second on this list with a gross amount of N227 million.
He appeared in two high-grossing movies, Aki and Pawpaw, a remake of one of his old movies, and A Christmas in Miami which grossed N135 million in 2021.
Ayo Makun – N135 million
Ayo Makun, also known as AY. Comedian, a standup comedian turned movie producer and actor come third on this list after his movie which was premiered at the later end of the year grossed a sum of N135 million.
He starred in A Christmas in Miami, a movie which was produced by him and went on to gross N135 million.
Richard Mofe Damijo – N135 million
Mr Mofe Damijo a veteran Nollywood actor comes fourth in this list.
He was in A Christmas in Miami and earned himself a place in this list after the movie grossed N135 million
Kunle Remi – N134 million
Kunle Remi earns his place at the fifth spot on our list by starting in the comedy blockbuster Prophetess, a movie that grossed N134 million.
He is best known for his roles in Falling, Family Forever and Tinsel. He came to prominence after winning the 7th edition of Gulder Ultimate Search in 2010. He is a graduate of the New York Film Academy.
Others on the list include Lateef Adedimeji (N131 million), Bovi Ugboma (N100 million), Chinedu Ikedieze (N92 million), and Debo Adebayo (N91 million).
Criteria: Lead actor, first or second supporting-lead actor in one or more films, released in 2021, and grossed over N40million each as of 31st December 2021.
Breaking: Tiwa Savage loses dad
The singer just announced the demise of her dad on her Instagram page.
Breaking the sad news of her dad’s passage, on IG, the 41-year old songstress said he died early hours of Monday.
She wrote : “Early hours of this morning you made a peaceful transition. “
“Very little is known publicly about Tiwa’s father, but the singer hinted that he had been ill for a while.
“You fought till the very end, you really fought daddy, it’s been rough for you these past couple years but you are resting now.
“This is tough on me, I’m so numb, so weak.
“Rest In Perfect Peace my King”
“I love you daddy,” she added in her post.
Before now, nothing much has been heard about Tiwa Savage’s late dad.
The only time she made a rare post about was in 20017, when she celebrated his birthday.
“Happy birthday daddy,” was all she wrote back then.
#14thHeadies: Fireboy, Omah Lay, Bad Boy Tims win first-ever award [See list of winners]
The 2021 Headies Awards is virtual (of course) this year with great performances from BBNaija 2020 winner, Laycon, alongside, DJ Neptuneand Joeboy, Fireboy DML, the Cavemen and many others.
The Headies is one of the most anticipated & glamourous music award ceremonies many looked forward to. From all the glitz & glam from the special red carpet reception, the memorable appearances from performing artiste to announcing the winners, attendees were definitelyprepared for an interesting indulgence of undiluted entertainment.
The Headies celebrates the best in music with incredible and historic wins. Some of your faves celebrities, like Wizkid, Falz, Pheelz, Simi and Mayorkun, picked up golden statues for performances in the year’s best music.
Bovi and Nancy Isime hosted the ceremony, which kicked off on Sunday night.
Fireboy DML secured several awards, including bigs wins for Best Pop Album and Best R&B single.
For a full list of the winners, see below.
Producer of The Year
Pheelz – Billionaire by Teni
Best Vocal Performance (Female)
Niniola – Addicted
Best Vocal Performance (Male)
Praiz – Under The Sky
Best Street Hop Artiste
Mayorkun – Geng
Rookie of The Year
Bad Boy Tims – MJ
Best Pop Single
Nobody – DJ Neptune feat Joe Boy and Mr Eazi
Ladipoe and Simi – Know you
Best Alternative song
Moelogo – I wonder
Best Rap Single
Falz – Bop Daddy feat. MS Banks
Best R&B Album
Fireboy DML – Tears, laughter and goosebumps
Best Alternative Album
Roots – The Cavemen
Viewers Choice Award
Songwriter of the Year
Simi – Duduke
Best Pop Award
Fireboy – Apollo
Lyricist on The Roll
Ilbliss Goretti – Country
African Artiste Recognition Award
Headies Hall of Fame
King Sunny Ade