By Ada Osadebe
Nigerian comedian, Michael Sani Amanesi, known by his stage name MC Lively has recounted how his ex-girlfriend used fake pregnancy to blackmail him over N800,000 rent.
This was a result of the 2021 controversy he was engulfed in, which reported that he impregnated his 21-year-old girlfriend and dumped her after he made her go through an abortion.
Speaking in an interview with media personality, Chude Jideonwo, the 30-year-old content creator said the whole story was a lie masterminded by the girl to extort money from him.
According to him, he said, “She always wants a sexual relationship. I didn’t want that. However, I saw something in her. I like music a lot and I’m drawn to people who can sing. So, she called me and said she wanted help paying her house rent. I think the money was N800,000. I didn’t have that, so I ignored it.
“Some time went by, and she called, saying she is on the Island and wanted us to hang out. We did. It went down. Three weeks later, she said she was pregnant.
“It is what it is, so what do you want to do? She said she wants to take it out, that her parents would kill her. I didn’t know that when someone tells you they are pregnant for you, the first thing to ask for is the test kit. So, one time I figured she was lying because she had been blackmailing and asking me for money.”
He further added: “Then one time she asked that she needed to go do something and it was a Saturday. I said I’m sorry, but I don’t have money. She was so insistent, so I sent the money eventually. Around 12 pm, I saw a long message saying she couldn’t go to the consultant because they all closed on Saturday. She said she would go on Monday. It didn’t make sense to me, so I didn’t reply.
“On Monday, I saw a long text saying, ‘you know I have all the messages, voice notes, and videos. I’m going to post this if you don’t answer, this was your plan all along. I told her I was disappointed, and I’m not scared. If you want to post it anywhere, go and post it.
“I didn’t think it was blackmail. I thought she was throwing tantrums but, there and then, I realized there was no pregnancy from the start, and she was just trying to squeeze out the N800,000 that she wanted for the rent.”