Rape in Nigeria has turn out to be a severe subject of concern and greater than ever earlier than, extra instances are being recorded.
In occasions previous, rape tradition was a rarity, however much more recently extra victims are starting to open up and identify their abusers.
A number of high celebrities have been accused of alleged rape and at present we’d be taking an off-the-cuff have a look at a few of them.
Below are some top personalities in Nigeria accused of rape:
The news of the arrest of popular Fuji musician, Abass Akande, in March 2014, took Nigerians by storm.
He was arrested after a lady identified as Miss Olanike Olaiya accused him of rape.
The lady said the act took place in Akande’s Okota residence, Lagos.
For Akande, it was consensual but Olanike insisted it was rape.
She said she visited the musician for help and was raped in the process.
However, in April 2015, Lagos Police declared Abass Akande innocent.
Ngozi Braide, Lagos Police PRO in 2015, described Nike as a blackmailer and an extortionist.
Ngozi said Olanike fabricated the report.
However, the case was dropped as Nike was nowhere to be found.
Nigerian singer, D’banj is the newest to endure from an alleged rape case which continues to be presently on going.
Nigerian mannequin scout, Benjamin Ese, a number of weeks in the past took to social media to allege that Dbanj raped his pal on December 31, 2018, at a resort in Victoria Island, Lagos.
The girl recognized as Seyitan Babatayo later revealed herself, sharing extra particulars about what transpired the evening the singer allegedly took benefit of her. She took to twitter to share her ordeal in a collection of now deleted tweet which has been taken down. The matter continues to be on going.
3. African China:
According to a report by Pulse Ng, the Nigerian artiste, known as African China was accused of rape when he was in London for a show.
For African China, the accusation came from a white lady.
He only agreed they slept in the same room and claimed the lady was drunk and couldn’t go home to avoid her mom’s wrath.
He said the lady left with thanks only for her friends to report a rape case to the police.
“Everybody calls him Timaya” and he was definitely “getting higher” as one of his songs stated, but things almost took a deadly turn when Sheila B came out in 2015 to accuse him of rape.
Sheila, an upcoming artist based in Atlanta, America, really came hard on Timaya.
She opened a social media account where she detailed a lot on what had transpired between them.
However, Timaya came out with his own narrative. It was “consensual Sex” according to the Port Harcourt man.
The saga raised a lot of eyebrows but he pulled through.
- Pastor Fatoyinbo:
The accusation against the “Gucci Pastor” will be remembered for years.
At this point, it was a case of well-known personalities against themselves. A lot of people had to take sides.
Some went for the wife of popular soul musician Timi Dakolo known as Busola while some queue behind the “swagger man”
Prior to Busola’s accusation, a lady had alleged she had ‘consensual sex’ with Fatoyinbo. So, When Busola came out in June 2019, for some, it was a case of “Gucci Pastor, You again?”
According to Busola, the flamboyant Abuja pastor committed the crime in 2002. However, Busola was not the end. Other ladies also came out to shout rape accusations but the Lagos-based photographer’s accusation gathered more attention.
However, the case took another dimension in November 2019. The accuser became the accused.
A Federal High Court in Abuja dismissed the rape suit against the Senior Pastor of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA).
The court ruled that the case lacked substance. In fact, the court awarded a cost of N1,000,000 against the plaintiff.
- Pastor T.B Joshua:
The name T.B Joshua comes with loads of positive and controversial news but none was rape till a particular woman showed up in July 2019.
T.B Joshua was accused of rape by a woman identified as Bisola Johnson.
She also alleged that the popular cleric held her captive for 14 years.
She made the claim on June 30 when she took part in a protest against Fatoyinbo who had been accused of rape by Busola Dakolo.
However, T.B Joshua’s representatives claimed the woman has been unstable for many years. They also urged the public to disregard her claims saying it lacks credibility.
- MC Galaxy:
This is one of the cases that keep one wondering where some people emanated from.
Upcoming actress and singer, Simbee Davis, accused MC Galaxy of rape during the heat of Busola Dakolo’s revelation against Fatoyinbo.
She claimed MC Galaxy raped her in 2010 but later came out to debunk her own claim. She said it was a joke.
According to her, she needed a rape accusation to “blow”(become known).
Yes, Davido’s boy, Perruzi is also in the mix.
He was accused by a UK-based singer, Daffy Blanco.
She took to her social media to narrate a terrible night she allegedly had with the singer where he attempted to rape her.
Daffy Blanc also shared what she described as evidence but deleted later.
However, that was the last heard about the allegation.
For music lovers, the name Brymo means “good music” but there is nothing good coming from his camp lately in terms of controversies.
A few weeks ago, a Twitter user accused the “Yellow” artist of being a rapist.
The Twitter user shared conservations with an alleged victim of Brymo.
According to the tweet, a female fan paid him a visit in the company of another friend at his residence when he raped her.
After the Twitter user made the claims, several other ladies took to Twitter accusing him of sexual assault.
However, Brymo finally responded days later. He said the allegations against him were false.
He boastfully called his accusers to come forward.
According to him, the Lagos State government is in touch with his management and a full-scale investigation has been launched.
Nollywood actor Gbolahan Olatunde better known as Bollylomo was also compelled to react in May 2020.
He was accused of rape alongside Brymo.
After accusing Byrymo, a Twitter user also shared several messages she received in her DM saying Bollylomo too had raped several ladies and his victims will speak up when they are ready.
Bollylomo, however, described the accusations as false.