Top Scandals That Rocked Nollywood
Ini Edo abortion, husband-snatching and divorce
In 2008, beautiful Ini Edo was enmeshed in abortion controversy. It was reported by the media that she had aborted a few weeks old pregnancy she had for her secret lover. It could have been a rumour but it really shook the industry.
In 2008, Ruth Okoro, A Nigerian based in the US, accused Ini of snatching her husband, Philip, from her. She wrote the actress, pleading with her to leave her husband for her. For a while Ini Edo denied such relationship. Eventually though, she ended up marrying the man.
Sadly, her union with Mr Ehiagwina Philip. Ehiagwina's did not last long. Again, the actress got the fall out as many accused her of adultery
Mercy Johnson theft scandal and husband-snatching
In 2009, curvy actress, Mercy Johnson tasted her first major scandal. She was accused of stealing $ 4000 while she was on Europe tour from the young man that hosted her, Isaac Izoya. After the fuss generated by the scandal, Mr Izoya later exonerated her to make the case die down.
In 20011, Lovely Okojie, another actress, accused Mercy of snatching Prince Odi from her. She released pictures to prove she was really married to Odi. It generated much noise in the industry, especially when the actress fixed her wedding. At a time, the press insinuated that Mercy would call off the wedding, but she went ahead with the most controversial wedding in that year and took 'a leap of faith' as she said that time.
Solomon Akiyesi white wedding disruption
It was big news in 2013 after the disruption of the actor's white wedding. It was revealed that Nollywood actor, Solomon Akiyesi, whose wedding to another woman was disrupted by his legally married wife, Lilian, has actually been married twice, making it his third time of going to the alter in the last ten years. The actor was disgraced in Church when his wife stormed the venue of his wedding to another lady. Today, he is still married to his new wife and the divorce of the others completed.
Uche Jombo's Alleged abortion
In 2010, it was reported that the talented actress, Uche Jombo, had allegedly aborted 6-month-old pregnancy. The news went viral. Uche was devastated and threatened to sue the media organization that ran the story for libel. The story ended up being false.
Nuella Njubigbo-Chikere husband-snatching saga
Last year, Nuella was accused by her colleague, Sophia Chikere, of snatching her movie director husband from her. It generated much noise in the industry due to the peculiar case of an actress, allegedly snatching another actress' husband. Nuella went ahead to marry Tchidi and now has a baby for him.
Yul edochie and gay stalker
Yul recently opened up about his gay stalker, Steven Ugochukwu, who wouldn't let him be. In reaction, the alleged gay stalker opened up on so many details and insisted he was in a gay relationship with the star actor. But Yul had to solicit the help of his colleagues whom the stalker had also disturbed to prove himself innocent. Now, Desmond Elliot is crying out that Steven Ugochukwu is also stalking him. Yul maintains he is not gay.
Stella Damasus Allegedly snatches Doris Simeon's husband
This story may sound like a typical Nollywood story, and it indeed is true. Pretty Stella was accused of snatching a colleague's husband, Daniel Ademinokan, from Doris Simeon. Both Daniel and Stella now lives in the United States while Doris is in Nigeria.
People tag her husband snatcher. But the actress defended herself and maintained that Daniel was never snatched.
Tonto Dikeh Alleged sex for N5m scandal
In 2012 was trailed accused of prostituting herself to one Mr Taiwo Afolabi. It was alleged that the man paid her N5m just to sleep with her. Although the actress later denied it, the story did not die away for a long time. Tonto however turned a deaf ear to all the stories. She has neither confirmed nor deny the story
Foluke Daramola husband-snatching and juju
Busty actress, Foluke was accused by her estranged friend, Bukola of being fetish and using Juju on her current husband Kayode. Funny enough, Kayode soon chased his wife away and married Foluke. Bukola claimed she accompanied Foluke to the native doctor that did it for her. The actress later threatened to sue her estranged friend, Bukola for libel. Foluke remains married to Kayode.
Cossy Orjiakor Alleged sex with dog scandal
Cossy was once said to have slept with a dog. All this stemmed from a photo of her sleeping with a dog. The picture turned out to be a screen shot she taken from a movie she featured in. It's not that Cossy cared though.
Jim Iyke N15m debt and jail
It's not an understatement to assert that Jim Iyke is the most controversial Nollywood actor. Jim has found himself in lots of controversial situations. He was involved in a N15M debt mess few years back as one Alhaja Habib Abubakar effected his arrested for duping her. The court later asked Jim to pay back the money in installments.
Culled from Dailyindependent