Being in the entertainment industry is like being in the spotlight, where all eyes are on you.
With the prying eye of the media always on the celebrities, looking for one story or the other to write either true or false.
Sometimes, when the story is true, it is blown out of proportion just to draw attention of the masses.
The Nigerian music industry is one of the biggest contributors to the Nigerian economy, but it’s surely not without its negative sides.
Over the past few years, some artistes’ have been involved in cases of alleged scandals which threatened their career.
we compiles five shocking scandals that went viral on social media.
1. Chidinma Ekile (Leaked Sex Tape) popularly known by her stage name Chidinma emerged winner of the MTN Project Fame West Africa. She is known for her innocent look and church girl way of life, these attributes of hers and much more are what made people get stunned when a sex tape of her look alike went viral on the internet. Her fans, however firmly kicked against it, having strong opinion that she had never compromise.
2. Eldee and Mo’cheeda (Extra Marital Scandal) It all happened in October 2011, during the early hours of that day, a funny conversation between the two started making rounds on the internet, comments like ‘if people here with us see it, just say one of the guys also in the hotel posted it to you,’ this was from Eldee to Mo’cheeda, and shortly after that nude pictures of Mo’cheeda was transferred from her to Eldee, it was a bombshell. This caused a lot of controversy. Many wondered if Eldee was having extra marital affairs with Mo’cheeda, If not, then who and how did he manage to get hold of such pictures, this went viral on the social media and it took them quite some time to recover from this scandal.
3. Wizkid (Se x Scandal) Few months after the rumour that he was caught in Scotland in possession of drugs, he was facing another scandal of a se x tape involving a s3xual act with an older woman, the se x tape actually went viral on the social media. He however denied the allegations and even released a song to drive home his point.
4. Wande Coal (Unclad Scandal) The singer of the then Mo’hits records had his own scandal as well. In 2010 a nude picture of him suddenly went viral, though many did not believe the pictures. Wande Coal saw it as the hand work of some enemies trying to pull him down.
5. Timaya (Se x Scandal) Timaya performed in the US last year and was in the news a lot, but it wasn’t for his work. He was the subject of numerous news and opinion pieces following rape allegation from a lady.
Timaya, according to Shella B, forcefully had s3x with her in his hotel room when they were making out just moments before his performance in Atlanta.
Timaya denied the allegations and appeared to be saying the truth when he flew out of the US to Barbados and later Nigeria, without any arrests. It’s likely his accused never officially reported to the Police.