Our Nollywood Bad Boy (Jim Iyke)’s rise to the top of the Nollywood trade on the back of controversies has been the talk of the Nation. Although he seldom features in Nollywood films unlike before, Jim Iyke’s life outside Nollywood has remained a topic of controversy because he is either fighting at night clubs or breaking the hearts of some young rich ladies or driving about town in a posh auto-mobile.
Gabriel Onche Amanyi popularly called Terry G has been hugging newspaper headlines almost on a weekly basis over one controversy or another. Terry G was alleged to have engaged in theft of intellectual property. He was said to have stolen songs from some of the artistes he worked with as their producer. He was also arrested and later released for not showing up for shows already paid for. His names made headlines as a result of controversies that later spilled into scandals. Terry G was caught on camera smoking what many tagged cannabis. He was to later title his first major album- ‘Free Madness.’ Many had complained about his personality and character traits, yet Terry G has continued to be relevant, even more than his contemporaries, perhaps owing to his mastery of his art. Not many expected him to get an endorsement deal or be signed on by any reputable brand, yet he is able to get and perform at several corporate shows and events.
Cozy Orjiakor has made name for herself in the industry by showing off her boobs and since then she has not looked back. Even when she took to singing not too long ago, many still doubted if she had more than those extraordinary boobs to showcase. Orjiakor has made a fortune out of this act as this light-skinned and soft spoken entertainer has continued to up her game.
Mercy has impressed many viewers in the way she wonderfully interprets her roles such that many often think they are taken along in her real world. Mercy cries like a baby in most films and this in turn arouses emotions in her teeming fans. The actress from Kogi State recently hugged the headlines again and left people talking about her for months when she decided to walk down the aisle on her birthday with a divorcee Benin Prince. Though she confesses the controversies and scandals do get to her as well, Mercy has over the years developed a seeming thick skin.
Tonto Dikeh has charted a cause for herself in the entertainment industry without looking back since she released her first film after leaving Sola Fajobi-owned Next Movie Star where she horned her acting skills. Tagged the queen of controversies and scandals, Tonto Dikeh is one of Nigeria’s most daring actresses playing all kinds of daring roles that often verge on nudity. She seems larger than life to the chagrin of many of her colleagues and fans. She also made headlines when she got romantically linked with Tuface, KC Presh and recently Wizkid. But she has carried on with little or no regard to how the public perceive her.