2019 will be wrapping up in a couple of days. While most celeb had a scandal free year, some are always caught in the scandal cross fire.
Here are the top 8 most talked about scandals that made the headlines in 2019.
8. Tonto Dikeh instagram drama with blogger Stella
Last week, Instagram was buzzing with the on-going drama between actress Tonto Dikeh and former best friend blogger, Stella Dimoko Korkus. Stella claimed that Tonto sleeps with pastors and travels to Dubai to eat poo for money. She also claimed that Tonto usually posts empty shopping bags taken from Nigeria abroad to pretend like she shops. However, Stella had no receipt to back up her claims as Tonto accused her of allegedly trying to defraud her with a fake charity case. Read More Here
7. EFCC arrests Mompha
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arrested Ismaila Mustapha, popularly referred to as Mompha, for alleged internet fraud and money laundering. Often clean shaven and garishly attired, Mompha has a habit of flaunting his wealth and bling acquisitions on social media platforms, especially on Instagram. It was alleged that Ismaila perpetrates his fraudulent activities under the guise of being a bureau de change operator, and accused of always flaunting huge amount of foreign currencies on his social media platforms. It was also alleged that Ismaila only use BDC business he jointly owned with his siblings as a decoy to launder his proceeds of crime.” Read More
6. EFCC arrest of Naira Marley, Zlatan, four others for alleged internet fraud
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arrested Afeez Fashola (aka Naira Marley) and Omoniyi Temidayo Raphael (aka Zlatan) in connection with an alleged case of internet fraud and money laundering. The arrest was part of an early morning raid, at 9, Gbangbola Street, Ikate, Lekki, Lagos. The commission said it found and recovered a number of items, including laptops, from the suspects. While Zlatan was released days after, Naira Marley however was remanded in prison and had lots of case hearing. This experience inspired his hit song Soapy which he released when he got out of prison. Read more
5. Bukola Dakolo accuses Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo of rape
June 2019, the wife of the popular musician, Timi Dakolo accused COZA pastor, Biodun Fatoyinbo of rape and on the 6th of September 2019, she summoned the founder of COZA to court where she sued him for intentionally inflicting and causing her continuous emotional distress. Women took to the streets to protest this rape with hashtag “pastor step down”. Although Bukola lost this case and was ordered to pay a certain amount of money running into millions for wasting the courts time, she’s hell bent on re appealing the case until she gets justice. Read More
4. EU removes Basketmouth over rape joke
Basketmouth was dropped as an ambassador to sex and gender-based violence over a joke he made about rape. It was gathered that the comedian, who had been an ambassador for a good cause was reportedly dropped after he made a joke about rape. According to the joke he made, he said that Nigerian women should be raped if they refuse to have sex on the second date. Basketmouth has come out to apologize over the controversial rape joke which had gotten a lot of people talking a few days ago.
3. Tonto Dikeh Arrested and Jailed In Dubai
November 2019 it was reported that Tonto Dikeh was picked up by Dubai police after she got into a physical altercation with a security guard at a party venue Dubai, it was also reported that Tonto was taken away in handcuffs at the end of the day after trying to fight a male security guard. Even when the news was reported by Stella who also said that the actress international passport was seized and is likely to face deportation, Tonto called all accusation false and said she’s living her best life in Dubai. Read More
2. Lady claims Flavour is the father of her 3-year-old daughter
A young lady, Juliet Oluchi Ehiemere accused music star, Flavour as the father of her three-year-old daughter. The lady made this known via her Instagram page on Tuesday, November 26, 2019, where she shared some photos of her daughter, Stephanie Chidinma Chinedu Okoli. According to her, she met Flavour in 2015 after which she gave birth to the child and all attempts to contact the singer has been ignored.
1. Babcock University leaked sex tape
Two students of Babcock university was caught in a leaked sex tape scandal. The Babcock female student in the viral leaked sex video nicknamed ‘Mia Khalifa’ was allegedly expelled for having sex. The guy was reportedly to have already been expelled and undergoing rehab before the video leaked. Read More