This year, it felt like scandal went into overdrive. From epic baby mama dramas to public break-ups and relationship rollercoasters, we present to you our five celebrity scandals of the year.
1. Toyin Aimakhu and Seun Egbegbe
A month after her breakup with Adeniyi Johnson, Aimakhu wasn’t even legally divorced before she started a whirlwind romance with Ebony Films and Records boss, Seun Egbegbe. Their breakup was even messier than her marital drama. Egbegbe 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.
Months after the two went their separate ways, Egbegbe found his way into the headlines again after he was caught stealing 10 iPhone 7’s at Computer Village, Ikeja. He was beaten before being handed over to the police.
2. Tiwa Savage and Tee Billz
This year also saw celebrity couple Tiwa Savage and Tee Billz embroiled in one of the biggest scandals of the year.
Tee Billz lashed out at his wife on Instagram complaining about neglect, accused his wife of having sex with Dr. Sid, Don Jazzy and 2face Idibia, claimed his mother-in-law was a witch and spoke about his fractured relationship with his father.
It was later revealed that he tried committing suicide on the same day. Tiwa Savage in a tell-all interview exclusively released to Pulse on April 28, 2016 accused Tee Billz of neglect, drug use and infidelity.
3. Davido and Sophia Momodu
We would give it to them! Constantly at each other’s necks, even involving their aged fathers into the social media brawl.
It started with calling of names and accusations. The singer accused his baby mama of neglecting their daughter, doping, posing a serious risk to their child and draining him dry of all his money.
Sophia not relenting accused the pop star’s family of ‘baby napping’.
Their public fight and custody battle climaxed when Sophia Momodu called the immigration on Davido’s family while trying to leave the country. This led to a full-on media war and onslaught.
The singer even went ahead to release a song calling Dele Momodu his “boy”.
Even after the truce was called between Davido’s family and Sophia Momodu’s family, the pop star has been taunting the veteran journalist and Ovation publisher Dele Momodu by calling out his names.
4. Wizkid and Binta Diallo
Pop singer Wizkid has surely been in a lot of baby mama drama this year. Back in February, it was revealed that Wizkid had allegedly fathered a child with a Guinean woman named Binta Diamond Diallo who stays in America.
Despite the baby boy being named after him Wizkid swiftly denied fathering a child. Binta Diamond Diallo fired back by saying that Wizkid is a deadbeat dad who has not seen his son.
There has been no statement from Wizkid after that.
5. Burna Boy and Uju Stella
It all started when a lady named Uju Stella, accused the singer of allegedly impregnating and abandoning her.
Burna Boy, in response to the allegation, made a short video clip where he suggested he only slept with her once.
Uju Stella also claimed Burna Boy stormed her apartment, broke her door and threatened her after she made it public that she is with his child.
Uju Stella then proceeded to drag his mum into the drama accusing her of trying to get her terminate the pregnancy. It seemed as though Stella’s story could be questionable as she suddenly went quietly with her claims.