Undeniably, controversy and popularity go hand in hand hence, the year 2016 saw several unforgettable moments with the celebrities, from alleged kidnappings to baby mama drama, a tell-all book and marital crisis. Besides, mere pictures shared on social media could become so controversial and talked about for months to come. 2016 had several moments that had so many of us asking; “What is troubling our celebrities?”. Well, here are the eight most controversial Nigerian celebrities in 2016;
1. TOKE MAKINWA:
Toke’s marital issues which were being made public, together with the occasional rambling on YouTube, brought her to the controversial spotlight in 2016. A lot was seen about this TV host and Vlogger this year. Starting with her misconstrued advice to single young ladies, to her releasing a tell-all book, “On Becoming”, where she talks about getting a$3xually transmitted disease from her husband, her husband’s mistress and her failed marriage.
Media personality Freeze has since been hogging the headlines with his unfiltered comments on religion, politics, love and marriage. He has been in the news for different controversies this year alone, as he has always been someone to speak his mind. Rumour has it that he was sacked by the management of Cool FM as a result of what he tagged malicious; his public feud with Basketmouth.
3. TOYIN AIMAKHU:
Toyin Aimakhu controversies started with her marriage scandal with estranged husband, Adeniyi Johnson. The actress had accused him of constantly cheating with her colleagues, but it didn’t take her a month before she got involved with Ebony boss, Seun Egbegbe who had reportedly seized her phones at a movie location and was accused of kidnapping her too. The two later engaged in a war of words on social media and in several interviews; their breakup was even messier than her marital drama. We can’t leave out the save mayowa drama that also got the internet buzzing late this year.
4. KEMI OLUNLOYO:
Kemi has been tagged “Mother of all controversies”, as anything she says or tweets about automatically becomes controversial. Year 2016 alone saw renowned media personality Olunloyo in the limelight more times than normal. From calling Jide Kosoko a ritualist who killed his wife, Henrietta Kosoko, to fat shaming Eniola Badmus and trolling Dayo Amusa, and many others.
Baby drama was owned this year by Davido and his baby mama, Sophia Momodu. These two constantly threw shots at each other on social media as they went as far s dragging Ovation publisher, Dele Momodu, into the mess. After Dele Momodu called child services and customs, Davido had been delayed from going to Dubai with his daughter at the airport. This had led to a full-on media war and onslaught.
The beef between Wizkid and popular blogger Linda Ikeji started when Linda Ikeji’s Blog reported Wizkid had been evicted out of his Lekki home after his rent had expired. Thus, Wizkid decided to bless fans with his trolling of this popular blogger, as he made hostile remarks about her. The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, hadto intervened in the matter
On this actor’s part, he was involved in a marital drama with his estranged wife, charged the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) to court, and dragged Ibinabo Fiberesima on social media.
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