3 Latest Nigerian Celebrities That Has Faced Social Media Scandal
1. Jane Mena
Jane Mena is a well-known Nigerian dancer. The alleged tape of Jane Mena circulated online and became the talk-about of many social media
users. The ongoing war between Instagram dance queen, Janemena and actress, Tonto Dikeh, took a different turn over the weekend after a sex video and telephone conversation alleged to be that of Janemena and Prince Kpokpogri went viral. The dancer has become the butt of jokes online.
She is also being trolled online and it has prompted her to turn off comments on her Instagram page which boasts over 3.7 million followers. Ms Dikeh, whose tumultuous love affair with Prince Kpokpogri ended in September, had slammed the dancer, revealing that her ex-lover saved her sex tape on his smartphone. Dikeh and Janemena have engaged in a war of words on Instagram for nearly a month.Dikeh and Janemena have engaged in a war of words on Instagram for nearly a month.
The former petitioned the Inspector-General of Police over alleged cyberstalking and criminal defamation of her character by Tonto.
The petition, written on her behalf by her solicitors, alleged that the actress published in her social media handles, purported voice notes suggesting that her ex-lover, Prince Kpokpogri, had Janemena’s sex tapes and nude photos on his smartphone.
Janemena’s lawyer, Rockson Igelige, of Felix, Igelige & Associates, on Monday, reacted to the video making the rounds on the internet. Mr Igelige, told PREMIUM TIMES that his client remains resolute in going to court. He also stated that the video in circulation is fake and ‘‘illustrates how desperate and manipulative Jane’s accusers could be’’. He said, ” Our client has reaffirmed her position with us, and her resolve to go to court is firm and unwavering. Suffice it to say that the actor(s) in the video in question is not our client. “That they could release a video like this, which is obviously fake, on social media only goes to show how desperate and manipulative these people are. They are fishing for nonexistent evidence on sex tapes. But if the audio is their evidence, good luck to them.”
2. Maryam Booth
Maryam Booth is a famous Nigerian actress who acts in both Kannywood and Nollywood movies. In 2020, the news of this actress trended online. She suffered a leaked tape saga. Maryam accused her former lover, Ibrahim Rufai, popularly known as Deezell, of leaking the video. Fortunately, the actress was also able to scale through. Ibrahim Rufai, also known as Deezell, has sued his ex-lover and popular Kannywood actress, Maryam Booth, for false accusation and defamation of character.In her reaction posted on her Instagram page late Saturday night, Maryam confirmed that one Ibrahim Ahmad Rufai, popularly known as Deezell, who allegedly leaked the video was her Ex-lover.She added that same former boyfriend had severally threatened to blackmail her by leaking her nude video if she didn’t give him an undisclosed amount of money. While confirming that the leaked video was three-year-old, she said, “it is true that Deezell was my Ex who then sneakily recorded me while I was changing.”
She, however, vowed to sue “whoever is responsible for leaking it”. Her post reads: “I am aware of the current trends and media outrage regarding the unfortunate leaked video, purported to be me, released via number of social media platforms, and viewed by thousands of people so far. “Initially, I wanted to keep mute until security agencies concluded their forensic research and investigation. “The recent statement from someone in person of Ibrahim Ahmad Rufai, popularly known as Deezell, leaves me with no choice but to break the silence.
“As a woman, actress and role model, I will not let this matter to be swept under carpet. “For the record, I want to categorically state that this same man (Ibrahim Ahmad Rufai) has been, in multiple occasions threatened to leaked my video if i didn’t give him money. “As a woman, actress and role model to millions, I have been trying to protect my dignity through possible means but without my knowledge, the three-year-old video was leaked. “In a situation like this, one needs to be very observant before any pronouncement, but it is true that Deezell was my Ex who then sneakily recorded me while I was changing. “I am already in touch with associates for consultation, which may require taking legal actions against whoever is responsible for leaking it. “I want to appreciate my family, friends and particularly my fans for their compassion, sympathy and concern in this trying time. Thank you all.”
3. TIWA SAVAGE
The legal adviser to prominent activists’ organisation, TakeItBack Movement, Festus Ogun, has advised Nigerian singer, Tiwa Savage, to sue her blackmailers. Tiwa Savage had revealed in an interview with American OAP, Angie Martinez of Power
105.1, that she was being blackmailed by an unknown person who threatened to release a sex tape that featured her and her current lover. Most of the comments have emanated from Twitter as the singer currently trends at the number one spot. So far, the issue has garnered over 61,000 tweets. Reacting in a Facebook post, the lawyer warned that not taking legal action might hurt Tiwa Savage in future. “Seeing Tiwa Savage alleged nude videos fly around is quite depressing. To be clear, sharing and posting nude contents is a ‘criminal offence’ under our extant laws in Nigeria.
“I do not think Tiwa Savage and anyone whatsoever deserve this kind of blackmail.“Apart from being criminal, it is a gross violation of fundamental rights. The right to dignity of human person and privacy guaranteed under section 34 and 37 of the Constitution have been maliciously violated by whosoever leaked and shared the video. Should Tiwa fold her arms?
“I urge that she sets the machinery of law in motion against whosoever is involved in the dastardly act. All culprits should be arrested and prosecuted accordingly.” so that we can learn that sharing obscene contents is not only cruel but attracts grievous legal consequences. “You cannot damage a person’s character, life and career and freely get away with it. The law must take its course,” he posted.