By Kehinde Ajose
2015 was actually an eventful year filled with different twists, turns and controversies. The Nigerian music scene witnessed a myriad of controversies that made the headlines and got music pundits talking. From Seyi Shay to Timaya and Cynthia Morgan, these music stars experienced their own fair share of controversies that became subject matters on the social media. Here, we take a look at the major controversies that made the headlines last year.
Seyi Shay‘s skimpy outfit to Meet the president
Pepsi brand ambassador, Seyi Shay was in the news for her dress sense on Sunday, March 1 2015, where Nigerian youths met with the former president, Gooduck Jonathan. Her skimpy outfit stirred negative reactions from the public. In the pictures unveiled after the event, she was pictured sitting next to the then president in a very revealing outfit. This generated countless social media reactions with several Nigerians calling her various derogatory names. “I am a very respectable young lady and I was not in any way trying to seduce the president with the outfit I wore,” She revealed.
Timaya’s alleged rape scandal
The Dem Mama Records boss was at the centre of a rape allegation days after his baby mama put to bed. He had sex with a lady who accused him of rape. Shella B, a Nigerian upcoming artiste accused Timaya of raping her while he was in Atlanta for a show. She dedicated an Instagram account for that reason known as Exposing the real Timaya which has since been deleted. From indications, the issue has been resolved. When the accusation was ongoing, Timaya took to his Instagram account to clear the air. “This girl who had been promising to blow out my brains with sex when she sees me begged to see me when she knew I was in town. I didn’t know that she had a hidden agenda. I agreed to see her and she came to my hotel in Atlanta and we got down for real.”
Cynthia Morgan controversial Baby
Mama promo pictures German Juice star, Cynthia Morgan doesn’t spare anyone who gets into her ‘Bad books’. Sometime in October last year, the Northside Inc. artiste had a feud with actress, Caroline Danjuma over promo pictures meant to unveil her song Baby Mama. In one of the pictures, she was carrying her months old cousin while smoking a cigar. This didn’t go down well with Caroline Danjuma who took to her Instagram account to condemn that act.
“Thank you Miss Caroline. We all love kids and want no harm near them. You don’t love kids more than I do madam. That doesn’t change the world which these kids are in already” Cynthia Morgan replied
Skiibbi “Death” stunt
Five Star Music artiste, Skiibii was said to have hatched the news of his own death as a publicity stunt to generate buzz for his music career. This incident happened in August last year. Condolences were sent to the family and friends of the artistes via Twitter and Instagram, with everyone believing he has truly passed on. The storyline changed when investigations revealed that the artiste who had reportedly collapsed was said to have used it as a stunt.
The Chidinma and Flavour kiss
Love or hate them, Chidinma and Flavour are gifted music stars who command a huge fanbase.The duo share a chemistry that further came to the fore in the song they collaborated on titled Ololufe.They have been seen and photographed in compromising positions. Amazingly, they have denied dating each other at any available opportunity.
November last year at Phyno’s Phynofest concert, the duo performed the song, Ololufe.After the song, they shared a kiss. This romantic act got people talking and wandering if they are truly in a romantic relationship.
Korede Bello’s performance of Godwin in a church
Mavin act, Korede Bello who clinched the award at the Headies was under public condemnation when he performed his hit song Godwin in a church on the 5th of April 2015. His rendition didn’t go down well with a lot of people especially some gospel artistes who believe he has no business performing in a church. In his response, he simply said: “Mixed reactions about me glorifying God in the church! Am I not allowed to give my testimony?”