The 21st century has ot failed to entertain us when it comes to the Nigerian entertainment industry. I have decided to make a list of what we consider to be the biggest Nigerian celebrity scandals of the 21st century.
Tonto Dikeh’s attempt at a music career.
Tonto Churchill has tried her hands at music after she had once featured in a music video owned by Amaco investments where she and Patience Ozokwor were called to mime the song. She made her debut by releasing singles ‘Hi’ and ‘Itz Ova’ feat Snypa. . As damage control, she remixed the song into EDM and released this new version with a shiny music video of her and a ton of other people at a rave of some kind. It was still terrible.
P-Square split in September 2017, after Peter allegedly accused Paul and their elder brother Jude of shortchanging him. They began their career in 2003. In March 2016, the duo disagreed over what Peter perceived as lopsidedness in individual input of songs, which was getting featured on their joint albums.
Don Jazzy VS Olamide at the 2015 Headies.
Don Jazzy’s protégé, Reekado Banks won the Headies Next Rated award over Olamide’s protégé, Lil Kesh, and it became a whole thing. Onstage later, Olamide shaded the organisers for not giving the award to Lil Kesh. After that, Don Jazzy responded by saying “Egbon Olamide, if you want the car (that’s given to the winners of the Next Rated award), come and collect it.” Olamide was pissed and told Don Jazzy never to come to the Mainland again (leemao). Dangote eventually settled their fight.
Linda Ikeji’s pregnancy.
And so when it became clear on May 20 that Linda was pregnant, it was a rude shock and then she became the butt of internet jokes. Critics also claimed she deceived gullible young ladies by preaching celibacy, while having a secret romantic affair that resulted in pregnancy outside of wedlock.
The Rise of Bobrisky.
Born Okuneye Idris Olarenwaju in 1992, Bobrisky completed her secondary school education at King’s College, Lagos. Bobrisky seemingly appeared out of thin air and got everyone’s attention. Seriously, according to Google, Bobrisky was the most searched individual from October to November 2016 in Anglophone West Africa. Till this day, her popularity hasn’t dwindled.