Day: January 17, 2018

Actress Mercy Aigbe Threatens Bride Whose Wedding Her Designer Ruined With Court Action

The case of the Red Dress Saga might not be ending any time soon.

In December, the Lawrentta Adesuwa Sawyer sent her fabric to designer Rikaotobyme to design a dress for her wedding reception. But instead of delivering the finished product, the dress ended up being adorned by the Hollywood actress and appeared on social media for her 40th birthday photo shoot.

The understandably upset bride took to social media and drew the public’s attention to the fact that her beloved dress was the same the actress was proudly posing in and hinted at a conspiration by Aigbe and her designer to deliberately deprive her of her beautiful gown

Aigbe’s lawyer, Nwokeji Ibeakokwu & Co.  in a letter addressed to the bride’s lawyers Capitalfield Attorneys,  threatened to sue both the bride and designer Rikaotobyme for defamation of character.

The letter states that Mercy Aigbe had no contact with the designer. Rather, the actress claims, she was sub-contracted by stylist StyledBySeun who was to style her for her birthday shoot.

The accusation that there was a “deliberate and fraudulent conspiracy” between Rikaotobyme and Mercy Aigbe by the bride’s lawyers was termed as a “malicious allegation.”

Aigbe’s lawyers have asked that the bride tender a public apology, much in the way as the public threat to sue, absolving their client of all blame.

The lawyers wrote that if the apology isn’t tendered within 7 days, then both the bride and the designer will be sued for defamation of character.

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Former Model And Accomplice Charged With Murder of Harry Uzoka

Twenty-four-year-old model George Koh and his friend, Jonathan Okigbo, have been charged with the killing of Harry Uzoka, an up-and-coming star in the fashion world who was found dead of a single knife wound in west London on Thursday night.

The two men were arrested this weekend, and charged on Tuesday. Koh was also charged with possessing an offensive weapon. A 27-year-old man who was arrested on the day of the stabbing has been released under investigation.

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Uzoka, 25, was represented by Premier Model Management, and modeled for Dior, Everlane, and Mercedes, among others. One industry source who worked with Uzoka told the The Guardian he was a “wonderful model but, even more so, a good person and a pleasure to work with.”

Shortly after his death, model Jourdan Dunn tweeted “Rest in Paradise Young King.”

Koh’s fashion career was also on the rise. He modeled for brands like Kenzo and Paul Smith, and amassed over 12,000 followers on Instagram. He was previously represented by IMG models, but his page on their site is no longer active, and a company representative reportedly told the Daily Mail that Koh had not been on their books since March 2017.

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It remains unclear what led to the attack on Uzoka.

The killing brings the number of murders in London in the first two weeks of 2018 to five. Two of them are of Nigerian descent.

Police have confirmed four of the victims were stabbed to death

Trump Spent Martin Luther King Day Playing Golf

In another blatant show of racism, President Donald Trump will not be celebrating Martin Luther king holiday as he appears poised to ignore his own calls for Americans to mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day with “acts of civic work and community service.”

 

Trump is not scheduled to partake in any service projects on the federal holiday he and every other US president have designated as a “day of service” since 1994.
Instead, he arrived Monday morning at his golf club in West Palm Beach, Florida. The only event on the public schedule released daily by the White House is the flight that will take him back to Washington in the afternoon.
Trump’s noticeably blank public schedule Monday comes as he continued to beat back accusations of racism for referring to countries in Africa as “shithole countries” and rejecting immigration from the African continent and Haiti in favor of immigrants from Norway during a meeting with lawmakers. His reported comments were confirmed by both a Republican senator and Democratic senator present, but Trump has denied making the disparaging remarks.
Trump rejected the criticism on Sunday night, telling reporters that he is the “least racist person you have ever interviewed.”

Trump signs MLK Jr. proclamation amid cries of racism

Trump marked the holiday celebrating the civil rights icon at the White House Friday where he signed the federal holiday proclamation in a ceremony alongside King’s nephew, a dozen of his black political supporters and staffers, and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, the most-senior black member of his Cabinet. Carson was scheduled to attend a reception at a historic fire station in Atlanta alongside King’s niece, Alveda King.
Trump praised King’s role in the civil rights movement before encouraging “all Americans to observe this day with acts of civic work and community service in honor of Dr. King’s extraordinary life — and it was extraordinary indeed — and his great legacy.”
There was no indication Monday morning that Trump would heed that call. A White House spokeswoman did not return a request for comment on whether Trump had any impromptu plans to take part in a community service project. The first lady’s office also did not return a request for comment asking whether Melania Trump had any such plans.
The White House on Monday did release a video message in which Trump marked the federal holiday and extolled King’s legacy and Trump retweeted the video