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Celebrities have defended the Duchess of Sussex after a trailer for an Australian documentary described her as “a fiend and a monster”.

Mia Farrow, Jameela Jamil and Davina McCall are among the stars who criticised the minute-long advert for 60 Minutes Australia – with some accusing the programme of being racist.

The promo claimed it will show how “Meghan Markle lost her sparkle – from adored to insufferable in less than a year”.

Soundbites from a series of supposed “experts” also appear – including controversial columnist Katie Hopkins and TV personality Lizzie Cundy.

In the clip, Hopkins calls Meghan “a no one” before attacking the royal’s “bad clothes”.

The former reality TV star then accused the Duchess of Sussex of being a hypocrite because she uses private jets despite being vocal about climate change.

Hopkins, who once called African migrants “cockroaches”, has aligned herself with various far-right media outlets since moving on from roles at The Sun, the Mail Online and LBC.

Cundy described Meghan as “manipulating”, claiming the former actress simply wanted to date a celebrity.

Another interviewee called her “a fiend, a monster and a hypocrite”.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ride in an Ascot Landau

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The couple wed in 2018, welcoming their first child a year later

American actress Mia Farrow tweeted: “Shame on you for airing this trash. – Great Britain is fortunate to have this intelligent, compassionate, beautiful woman in the Royal Family. In her, Prince Harry has found happiness and for that we rejoice.”

In a follow up message, Farrow wrote: “With all due respect- this smug racist babble is appalling, idiotic, distressing and disgusting.”

The Good Place star Jameela Jamil wrote: “You stupid, anti-black, scum bags. This is a f***ing pantomime, not journalism.”

Her reference to Prince Andrew refers to the recent publicity around his relationship with disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein.

Jamil was recently hand-picked by the duchess to appear on the cover of Vogue’s coveted September issue.

Presenter Davina McCall tweeted: “Are you guys for real? This is pathetic journalism … and smacks of racism”.

The advert goes on to ask “what went wrong for Meghan, and how it affects hubby Harry” – and suggests “the ghost of Princess Diana” may be about to save the couple’s “fairytale future”.

The post has received more than 11,000 comments, many criticising the documentary for its bullying tone.

It is going to be broadcast on Sunday evening.

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BBNaija: How Nigerians voted for Khafi, Tacha, Mike, Seyi

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Following the eviction of Big Brother, BBNaija, 2019 housemate, Khafi, details of how Nigerians voted for the live eviction have emerged.

She was evicted during the Sunday night eviction show.

Her eviction has left 10 housemates battling for the grand prize of N60m.

Four housemates: Khafi, Tacha, Mike and Seyi were nominated for possible eviction this week.

Omashola, who was nominated but had the veto power card, replaced himself with Seyi.

However, this week, Khafi had the highest vote, while Venita had the least vote.

Here is the breakdown of how viewers voted:

Tacha- 28.51%

Mike- 26.44 %

Seyi-25.82%

Khafi- 19.23%

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BBNaija: Nigerians reacts as Mercy reveals dating Ex-Super Eagles Star

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A cross section of Nigerians has reacted to the recent revelation by Big Brother Naija, BBNaija housemate Mercy about her love life.

Mercy had on Friday night while discussing with fellow housemate, Elozonam revealed that she was dating former Super Eagles striker, Emmanuel Emenike before he got married to ex-beauty Queen, Iheoma Nnadi.

She disclosed that she found out about his marriage to ex-beauty queen on Instagram while they were dating.

According to her, the footballer, who she claimed loved her dumped her because she was a “nobody” at that time.

Mercy added that the situation at that time pushed her determination to become successful and to becone a celebrity.

Her statement has since stirred reactions from Nigerians on social media.

Here are some comments gathered by DAILY POST from Twitter:

@Zinomula “Wow Mercy told Elonozam Emenike dumped her for former MBGN and she found out on instagram.”

@Pastor_CVB “Mercy telling Elo Emenike dumped her for former MBGN and she found out on instagram, saying she’s determined to be a Celebrity as she feels he dumped her because she had no social status.

@Fuomatic “Emenike contributed to what made mercy step up her game in Life. I don’t have anything to say to Emenike but thumbs down.”

@urbanculture16 “Oh I’m just getting the gist of ex-Footballer Emmanuel Emenike dating Mercy of BBNaija right before he got married and it makes me like her more. She will come out smiling with N60,000,000.”

@Heywhyhoney “Emenike obviously has a type. The girl and Mercy too resemble.”

@Ifeomabesty “Mercy settled for Ike since she couldn’t get the whole Emenike, half bread is better than none.”

@KVng_Nilla “Emenike really did Mercy dirty. Men will really embarrass you.”

@9jacrib, “Mercy thanks for telling us you once dated Emenike. But I bet you if he was not famous you wouldn’t have talked about it neither would you have dated him. I’m sure you went for the money and the guy was fast to know what you represent and hence decided to allow you date yourself while he moved on.”

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Nigerian Musician Dammy Krane To Be Arraigned Monday, Risks 3 Years’ Imprisonment

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Nigerian musician, Johnson Oyindamola, aka Dammy Krane, risks three years in jail as the Zone 2 Police Command is set to arraign him on Monday, Punch reports.

According to the newspaper, Dammy Krane will be arraigned on three counts before an Igbosere magistrate’s court in Lagos bordering on a threat to life, defamation, and conduct likely to cause a breach of peace.

The musician was accused of threat to the life of Merrybet Gold Limited employees on July 25, 2019, and also released a song in which he also made an allegation of the firm of breach of contract.

The act is said to be in contravention of sections 301, 412 and 168 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2015.

The musician was also accused of conspiring with others at large of conducting himself in a manner likely to cause a breach of peace and threat to life in contravention of Section 412 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2015.

Dammy Krane was also said to have threatened public peace when he posted an audio and video message on Cool FM 96.9 in contravention of Section 168(d) of the state’s criminal law.

The charges read in part, “That you, Johnson Hunga Oyindamola and others at large on the 29th day of July 2019, at Cool FM in the Lagos magisterial district did conspire amongst yourselves to commit felony to wit: Conduct likely to cause breach of peace and threat to life and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 412 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2015.”

Another charge read, “That you, Johnson Hunga Oyindamola and others at large on the same date, time and place in the aforementioned magisterial district did threaten the life of the staff of Merrybet Gold Limited and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 301 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2015.”

Section 301 of the state’s criminal law states that any person who, with intent to extort or gain anything from any person; accuses or threatens to accuse any person of committing any felony or misdemeanour, or of offering or making any solicitation or threat to any person as an inducement to commit or permit the commission of any felony or misdemeanour… is guilty of a felony, and liable to imprisonment for three years.

The musician got into trouble after Merrybet Gold Limited wrote a petition to the police accusing the musician of threats and cyberbullying.

In a petition titled, ‘Petition against Mr Oyindamola Johnson Emmanuel aka Dammy Krane for false and libellous statement against Merrybet Gold Limited and signed by its lawyer, Nwabueze Anachebe, the betting firm said the musician perpetrated cyberbullying and criminal defamation.

The musician was said to have attended a game show sponsored by the betting company but lost.

However, Dammy Krane was said to have demanded some money for appearing on the show but the firm disagreed, insisting that the sum was only given to winners.

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