These celebrities are seen almost every day in the news and they are placed in their different fields but there are some things they have in common that often bring them into the spotlight…they are scandals and controversies! Let’s look at some of the most controversial celebrities in Nigeria.
He is one of the most successful artist in Nigeria. He is often seen in the company of international entertainment stars like; Jay-z, Beyonce, Snoop Dogg, Kanye West. It was rumored in the past that he had an affair with female star actress Genevieve Nnaji, but the major controversy about him is his separation form the Mo-Hit crew and god-father, Don Jazzy. There was also a speculation by his fans, of him probably being a member of the Illuminati sect.
#2. 2Face Idibia
2Face, the African Queen star, has had adventures with women who end up giving him babies. He is been tagged as ‘father of many nations’ due to this controversy. He once said these women took advantage of his calm nature, and laid claims that are not true. Nevertheless, he did don’t deny these claims.
#3. Jim Iyke
This Nollywood ‘bad boy’ has had his own share of the drama. It was claimed he scammed a certain woman called Hajia Habiba and also staged a theatrical break-up with his ex girlfriend, Keturah. Moreover, not too long ago, he was allegedly delivered from evil spirits at Prophet TB Joshua’s SCOCAN. It was also claimed he staged a marriage proposal to his recent ex girlfriend, Nadia Buhari, just to gather more viewers for his reality show, ‘Jim Iyke Unscripted’.
Tiwa Savage’s husband, Tunji Balogun, popularly known as Teebillz, was involved in a controversy a while back when he accused Tiwa Savage of infidelity. He took his accusations out on Instagram to accuse Tiwa, her mother,and his own father, Ibrahim Olatunji of wrongdoings. He said his father was not peforming his duties in the family, accused his wife Tiwa of cheating on him, and her mother of witchcraft. He later deleted the post claiming that people hacked his instagram page and posted it. However, Tiwa opened up on the scandal of her marriage with Teebillz in an exclusive chat with Pulse TV. She addressed the controversies and rumors about her marriage.
#5. Denrele Edun
He is tagged as ‘Charley Boy’s partner in publicity’ and he joyfully calls himself ‘were-ile’, a Yoruba expression that rhymes with his first name meaning ‘the mad man of the house’. He doesn’t cease to shock Nigerians with his outrageous appearances that reflect lunacy and gayness. He said he is branding himself but Nigerians find bleached face disgusting.
Popularly known as Afrocandy, Judith Opara Mazagwu is a Nigerian soft-porn actress and she always create a scene wherever she goes. She came into lime light when she dropped her soft-porn movie ‘Destructive Instinct’. Though she is a mother of two, she is well known for always exposing her body in public. She has had several issues with other celebrities. Sometime ago, she made headlines when she was soliciting for funds for her daughter’s college fees in her social media pages. Many where surprised and wondered why she couldn’t afford her daughter’s fees with the money she earned from releasing soft porn movies.
#7. Charly Boy
Charles Chukwuemeka Oputa is in his early sixties. He was born in 1951. He is well known for his earrings, body rings, tattoos, and bikes. It is believed by many that he is an occultic person. His ‘Big Bottom’ track was once denied airplay by some Nigerian radio stations owing to the overtly sexual lyrics in it. His most controversial act was in 2010, when he was interviewed together with Denrele by E 24-7 magazine. They captioned the article “Yes, I Love Denrele” and the featured images was the duo in suggestive poses including one that looked like a loving kiss.
This lady is presumed to be infatuated with herself. She is one of the most popular celebrities who has hit the international spotlight. She became news when she introduced her $160 per bottle bleaching cream, called Whitenicious, into the market. Her product made her controversial. People blasted her for not being contented with her natural skin tone and she was interviewed by various international media bodies because of the cream. Not too long ago, she had some clash with Lupita Nyong’o due to the fact that Lupita made some snide remarks about her product, Whitenicious, during one of her speeches.
#9. Tonto Dikeh
Populary known as ‘Poko’, she is tagged as the queen of controversy. She is throws shades at her colleagues, particulary, Mercy Johnson and she is always stamping new tattoos on her skin. Asides being an actress, she is also a musician, however, people have advised her to her to focus on acting only, because she doesn’t know how to sing. Sometime ago, she shocked her fans when she said she wanted to commit suicide.
She calls herself ‘the goddess of sex’. She is a controversial singer and a mother of one. But she is popularly known for her nude appearances more than her music. Not most people know that she is married to a Dutch man. A while ago, she claimed that she was reborn and told a touching story of her past life as a prostitute. People bought the idea and was happy that she turned a new leaf. Unsurprisingly, Maheeda came back “worse” than she’s ever been.
Sometimes, it is not easy being in the spot light. Fame has a way of changing someone. Some for better, others for worse. However, these celebrities are not super humans and they have weaknesses, so guys give them some space…sometimes.