See 5 Memorable Celebrity Scandals In Nollywood
Several Nollywood actors and actresses have courted controversies at some point in their careers. Ranging from accusations of abortion, husband snatching to theft, you name the rest.
Although some of those controversies were botched plans to tarnish the image of the celebrities concerned, a good number of them had too much proof to be ignored.
Below is a list of celebrities and some of the controversies that have surrounded them at one point or the other.
1. Tonto Dikeh burning designer bags.
About two years ago Tonto Dikeh’s name was everywhere for one wahala or the other. Some people were angry that she decided to pursue a music career, some were mad at some of the things she said during interviews, but one thing she did that got a lot of her fans riled up was in April 2015 when she burnt a set of designer bags that she allegedly didn’t pay for. The seller of the goods, Pearl cried out after the actress tried to pay her with a dud cheque and sent her a video of the burning bags when she (Pearl) started to pester Tonto for her money.
Pearl eventually let the issue go but there were reports that singer Dencia offered to pay for the items.
2. Solomon Akiyesi wedding gate crash.
The Nollywood actor’s third shot at conjugal bliss in 2013 was thwarted when his then pregnant wife, Lilian Akiyesi stormed the wedding venue and dabaru the whole place because according to her, they were still legally married and he couldn’t just leave her and marry his mistress, Uloma Agwu.
The actor finally got married in December 2015 at Akwa Ibom.
3. Femi Branch debt scandal.
A 32-year-old lady, Olabisi Aberuagba, alleged in 2013, that the actor owed her N130, 000 which she lent him in 2012. The news was quick to gain ground because the actor had only just managed to refute claims that he was owing rent.
4. Stella Damasus “husband snatching”.
Do we even need to tell this story?
Nollywood actress, Stella Damasus was labeled a husband snatcher after she got together with producer Daniel Ademinokan a few months after Daniel and another Nollywood actress, Doris Simeon split after being married for over six years. Later Doris Simeon alleged that she was being blocked from seeing the son she had with Daniel and the fracas intensified with several people camping in the Simeon corner.
5. Hanks Anuku HIV scandal.
Nollywood actor, Hanks Anuku made the news when speculations came up that he might have infected his wife with HIV after a lengthy amount of time away from home, enjoying random romps.
The actor denied infecting his wife on purpose and reportedly became born again.