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I Was Bullied For Gaining Weight, Miss Universe 2021 Harnaaz Sandhu Opens Up

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Harnaaz Sandhu, who was crowned Miss Universe 2021 has revealed that she was “bullied” online for gaining weight.

Sandhu who stated that she’s comfortable with her weight, recalled how the bullying deeply affected her.

The 22-year-old model who spoke to People on Thursday August 5, said;

“Physically I have kind of grown, got more pounds and increased my weight, which I am totally comfortable about right now.

“[But] I was bullied for gaining weight.”

I was bullied for gaining weight – Miss Universe 2021 Harnaaz Sandhu

She added that it was both “uncomfortable and really surprising” that people had such strong opinions about her body. Despite her positive outlook, the harsh backlash has been enough to drive her to tears.

Sandhu said;

“It’s not about how you look, it’s about who you are inside and how you treat people and what you believe in.

“I definitely broke down so many times.

“Sometimes in the most unexpected times. I’m just about to go on stage or something and this whole thing comes in my mind. It’s really sad.”

Following her being crowned Miss Universe, the Bollywood actress said she spent more time with family and less time focused on food and exercise.

She added;

“I’ve gone through that phase of my life where I used to feel bad about everything.

“Now, I started loving everything. It’s okay to cry. It’s okay to feel sad.”


By sharing her story, Sandhu said she hopes that others will learn to embrace their changing bodies as well. “We all are imperfect,” she said, adding that people need to “embrace” their flaws.


Back in December, Sandhu was crowned as the most beautiful woman in the world, which she later described as “overwhelmed because it’s been 21 years since India got Miss Universe crown — and it’s happening right now.”

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The Cheapest Thing Your Boyfriend Can Give You Is Money – Mary Remmy Njoku Speaks

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The CEO of ROK Studios and founder of the ROK TV Channels, Mary Remmy Njoku, has taken to her Instagram to point out what is perhaps incomprehensible to her.

In Mary Remmy Njoku’s view, money is the lowest gift a woman can receive from her boyfriend.

The Nollywood actress and director continued by saying that she is unbothered even if some people disagree with her.

She wrote;

“The cheapest thing your boyfriend can give to you is MONEY.

“Only ladies who don’t think with their ‘rent’ and the latest ‘iPhone’ will understand this.

“If you think I am wrong. Fine.”


Several weeks ago, Mary Remmy Njoku posited that she will like to still be a Nigerian if life is giving her another chance.

Mary stated that even though Nigeria breaks her heart with all the happenings going on but she won’t choose to be in any other country than Nigeria in her “next life”. Meanwhile, she expressed immense hope that the country will surely get better one day.

Her assertion however evoked some mixed reactions from social media users. Ghgossip culled some reactions below;

prince_igho_ wrote; Let’s all stop this hypocrisy. U don’t pray for your kids to end up as Nigerians. Everyone is fighting to give their children dual citizenship of a reasonable country and here you are spilling lies about your next life? 😢…

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Why I’m Being Misunderstood – Burna Boy

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Nigerian singer, Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, popularly known as Burna Boy, has said that he is mostly misunderstood due to his reserved nature.

Burna said his personality keeps being misunderstood by many because he chose not to let people know much about his personality.

He said this in a recent interview with international media outlet Dazed, on a visit to the Caribbean Island.


“I tend to be misunderstood and the reason is that I have never really given anyone a chance to know who I am, and that’s what I tried to do,” said Burna Boy.

He, however, noted that his recent album Love, Damini offers a more graceful window into his mind.

“I tried to use this album to allow people to get closer to me”, he said.

The Grammy award winner also shared his take on End Sars.

He said: “My thoughts don’t matter on SARS. I’m not going to encourage young people to lose their lives anymore. When something is ready to happen, it will happen. With understanding comes readiness for action.”

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Excitement As Singer, Ayra Starr Unveils Project With American Singer, Kelly Rowland

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As the Nigerian music industry and Global Music are gradually bridging the gap, international collaborations are now a norm.

A long time ago, getting an international artist to feature Nigerians in a song was a dream and impossible to achieve, however, things have changed and international acts are now willing to collaborate with us.

The likes of Beyonce, Kanye West, Drake, Chris Brown, Meek Mill, Madona, Ed Sheeran, Akon, Usher, Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber, and many more have collaborated with Nigerian artists.

Joining the list of Nigerian music star who has collaborated with the international act is Ayra Starr.

The fast-rising singer has unveiled her newest project with American singer and actress, Kelly Rowland.

Taking to Instagram, Ayra Starr announced she would release a song with the music icon.

“Super excited to share this with you all. Someone I’ve always wanted to work with and it’s in my song Bloody Samaritan….the beautiful legend @kellyrowland out tomorrow!!!!”.

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