Ever since the advent of social media it has become a very important aspect of our day to day activities.
Social media has undoubtedly contributed to the lives of a lot of Nigerians, both positively and negatively, because even now most people on social media are regarded as celebrities, and are somewhat famous especially after a major scandal or controversy.
Today we will be looking at some of the Nigerian celebrities that became famous through social media and by being controversial on social media.
7 Celebrities That Became Famous By Being Controversial On Social Media
1. Nollywood actress, Rosy Meurer
Nollywood actress, Rosy Meurer gain the spotlight after she was blamed for breaking Tonto Dikeh’s marriage to Churchill and she never really said any to put out the flame of the fire. She has maintained that status with controversial posts ever since. She is popularly known as the alleged mistress of Tonto Dikeh’s husband.
2. Nigerian Crossdresser, Bobrisky
The famous male barbie and crossdresser, Bobrisky, who is apparently famous for his controversial posts and his mode of dressing on social media was able to gather traffic to his Snapchat account when he claimed he had a lover who is assumed to be a man despite the Nigerian constitution at that point in time that made such same sex relationships an offence punishable by serving 14 years in a penitentiary.
3. Cool FM OAP, Daddy Freeze
Daddy Freeze is well known as a Controversial presenter with Cool Fm 96.9, but his popularity increased when he became a big critic of pastors and preachers and his controversial views on Christianity.
4. Nigerian US based Speed Darlington
Speed Darlington is a controversial US-based Nigerian rapper, who became a sensation of sorts, after his epic Twitter fight with Vic O.
Darlington had been pursuing a career in music for a while before he eventually became popular after some of his music videos hit the internet and went viral.
5. Lagos Socialite Pretty Mike
Popular Lagos Night Club owner, Pretty Mike came into spotlight when he put girls on a leash and walked them around like a dog at an event, hr even caught the attention of the government and he was later invited for questioning. and warned to desist from such act.
The controversial club owner is even trending at the moment after photos of him kissing his pet snake he named Toke Makinwa surfaced online.
6. Controversial singer and nudist, Maheeda
Maheeda happens to be known as a controversial nudist. She is popular for one thing and that is sharing unclad pictures of herself online and this has made her well known and followed on social media.
7. Singer turned Comedian Tunde Ednut
Nigerian musician Tunde Ednut is more popular as a controversial personality than he is as a musician. He always seems to get himself involved in one social media controversy or the other but one popular one was when he got involved in a theft scandal after music producer, Shizzy accused him of stealing his beat.