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WORD ON THE CURB: Daniel Kaluuya’s Camp Believes He’s Getting Scammed By ‘Life Strategist’ Heir Holiness & They’re Worried


Family and friends of Oscar winner Daniel Kaluuya’s are concerned a 50-year-old woman named Heir Holiness - who describes herself as a life strategist and the Head Mistress for The International Alma Mater, Blessed University- is taking advantage of the British actor. People in the actor’s camp started to get worried after he abruptly fired his agents and publicists and are concerned about how she’s influencing him.

Details inside….

Is Daniel Kaluuya stuck in the Sunken Place of sorts? People close to him seem to think so.

Rumors are circulating that Daniel Kaluuya - who won an Oscar last year for his role in Judas and the Black Messiah - has welcomed a new woman in his life and the people closest to him are concerned about the influence she has over him.


The 50-year-old woman (who is 17 years older than the actor) calls herself Heir Holiness (real name Vanylla Salimah Mahmoud) and is a self-proclaimed life strategist. She describes herself as “Head Mistress” for “The International Alma Mater, Blessed University.”

People close to the Black Panther actor have growing concerns about the woman after he abruptly fired his agents and publicists allegedly replacing them with his new female companion. He also recently broke up wih his girlfriend, Amandla, and folks are claiming Heir may have had something to do with it.  Page Six reported she listed herself as “Kaluuya’s personal manager on a now-deleted LinkedIn page.”

The Get Out actor reportedly fired his powerful talent agents at CAA and terminated his publicist at Shelter PR after a four-year relationship, which included his 2021 sweep of the Oscar, BAFTA, SAG and Golden Globes.

“I can confirm that Daniel Kaluuya is not a client of the agency,” a rep confirmed to The Post.

On the bright side, the 33-year-old actor still maintains a working relationship with his longtime manager at Management360 and his reps in London.

As for his family - he previously revealed he didn't meet his father until age 15 and spent most of his developmental years away at a Catholic school.  The Post reports:

"Kaluuya was born in London to Ugandan parents, Stephen Kaluuya and Damalie Namusoke. They split after his birth and his mom raised him and his older sister in public housing. In 2018, he told the New York Times that he did not connect with his dad's family until he was 15."

It’s believed Daniel met Heir on the set of Black Panther in 2018 after she was introduced to the actor by a makeup artist, labeling her as “some sort of crystals guru.” Since then, Heir has accompanied him on sets of movies he’s filming.

“Apparently, he was introduced to Heir Holiness through a makeup artist, who is some sort of crystals guru,” the source said.

The Post spoke with several credible sources that revealed Heir was with Daniel as he filmed NOPE, which is his second horror movie with director Jordan Peele after 2017’s Get Out, in California last summer.

“To be honest, we can’t quite figure out who she is…we really have no clue as his team has shifted camps,” a source told Page Six/The Post.

“People on the ‘Nope’ set were very concerned that Heir had ‘taken over’ DK’s life and all decisions had to go through her,” said an industry insider.“I’ve heard there were multiple blow-ups and the production people were afraid of her.”

Last month, Matt Belloni of CNN's Puck News reported on Daniel’s behavior during the filming of NOPE.

Page Six shared more deets about Heir Holiness:

When the source first heard of Heir, she was going by the name Heir Princess. The Post can reveal that her real name is Vanylla Salimah Mahmoud. The 50-year-old hails from California and has at least three Twitter accounts, one of which is private. There is also an Instagram account with messages like “I’m just a spiritual gangster serving a life sentence in a human body.”

The Kaluuya source revealed the actor — who thanked God during his Oscars speech — and Heir were so close during the publicity run of “Judas and the Black Messiah” that he would fly her to Los Angeles from Las Vegas every week for spiritual healing, mental exercises and a diet of herbal supplements to lose weight.

The Post has seen a photo of them cuddling up together on a hot air balloon ride, with Kaluuya at Soho House in West Hollywood, and celebrating his Feb. 24 birthday at a bash thrown by British actor Damson Idris.

Kaluuya was last known to be dating a woman based in NYC, but that has ended, according to sources who know him. One claimed that Heir may have influenced the breakup.

The publication shared a picture of Daniel and Heir on a hot air ballon and credited her account - which is now private on Instagram:


Tiffany Haddish follows her as well...

The Post also shared pictures of Daniel and Heir together at Soho House in West Hollywood, and celebrating his birthday last month (Feb. 24th) at a bash thrown by British actor/“Snowfall” star DamsonIdris.

Daniel and Damson also hung out with LeBron James and Roc Nation during Super Bowl LVI Weekend.

“Everyone who worked hard for Daniel is confused by all of this [upheaval],” said the Kaluuya source,“and really quite upset.”

Twitter has zero chill:
















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