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11 Popular Nigerian Celebrities That Have Been Accused Of Rape

Just recently, Uwa, a student of Uniben was raped and gruesomely murdered at a church in Benin. A few days later, another young lady, Barakat was rapped and stabbed to death in Ibadan.

These events led to several reactions on social media.

Over the years and up until now, some high profile Nigerian celebrities have been accused of rape. We have put together 11 Popular Nigerian Celebrities That Have Been Accused Of Rape

In no particular order, the first on the list is…

1) Zoro

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Nigerian music star, Owoh Chimaobi Chrismathner popularly known as Zoro took to his instagram handle to say that he has  petitioned the Nigeria Police Force over the rape allegation leveled against him by a young lady, Yachit Ayuba, whose Instagram handle is @mystic_sweetness. Yachit Ayuba claimed that Zoro, forcefully had sex with her back in 2015.

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She later shared a screenshot of her chat with Zoro’s manager

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Zoro, however, has denied the allegation.

Zoro, in an Instagram post, shared a copy of the petition he addressed to the commissioner of police in Lagos State.

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”Dear Fans,

Further to my last post, my team (legal and management) and I have reported the rape allegation leveled against me to the Nigeria Police.
I want to implore you my fans, friends and family to kindly disbelieve any lies from the unscrupulous lady while the Police continue their investigation on the matter.

I am more than certain that my innocence will vindicate me eventually.

Finally, it is important to fight against false rape accusation. The implication of false accusation on the ‘falsely accused’ is grievous and causes mental, and psychological damages which can affect business and personal relationships. It will also deter rape victims from speaking up because of disbelief and stigma.

Thank you very much for all your calls, messages and well wishes during this period.” he wrote

 

2) Peruzzi

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2020 seems to be a not-so-good year for Nigerian Rapper, Tobechukwu Victor Okoh, also known as Peruzzi who has been accused of rape twice. The first accusation was on the 29th of January, 2020,  when London-based singer, Daffy Blanco took to her Instagram to state that, the rapper, defrauded her to the tune of N15M and also tried to get down with her.

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Audio recording of Peruzzi trying to console her was shared on twitter

 

 

Daffy Blanco further posted that she would be suing Peruzzi to court for defrauding her

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Princess Jayamah also took to Twitter, on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, to call out the music star. She accused Peruzzi of raping her 8 years ago. She claimed to have summoned the courage to speak after other alleged victims of Peruzzi shared their experience.

 

The rapper refutes all allegations and saying “In light of recent allegations, accusing me of rape in 2012, I want to say that I, Tobechukwu Victor Okoh, strongly refute such claim. I have never and will never rape or sexually assault anybody.

 

 

3) Ichaba

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Another DMW artiste, Mayowa Olusanya, popularly called Ichaba, was accused of rape a few days after Perruzi’s second accusation surfaced on the internet. The accusation came from a Nigerian lady who claimed her friend whose Instagram handle is @millannnnnnn was the victim of Ichaba

Taking to Instagram, @millannnnnnn revealed that her ex-boyfriend, Lipaese had coaxed her into letting the singer stay in their hotel room before they went to a club.

She claimed the incident took place on October 27th, 2019 in a hotel in Ibadan. According to her, she was drunk and blacked out. She only woke up to realize that the singer had taken advantage of her.

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4) Brymo

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Rnb singer, Ọlawale Ọlọfọrọ, also known as Brymo, was also accused of sexual assault. A Twitter user identified as @Biligquis shared narration of an alleged victim

At the time of this writing, Brymo is yet to release any statement concerning the issue.

Brymo’s manager was however reported to say; “Brymo is not going to comment on that issue, I am his manager and we wouldn’t want to comment on this issue, as they will hear from our lawyer soon.”

 

5) D Banj

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Model Scout, Benjamin Ese, alleged that Dbanj raped his friend on December 31, 2018, at Glee hotel in Victoria Island, Lagos. Benjamin did not reveal the identity of his friend when he made the post.

On the 3rd of June, 2020, Seyitan, who happened to be the victim Benjamin was referring to, shared details of being raped by D’banj on Twitter.

On the 16th of June, 2020, D Banj posted a statement on Instagram from his lawyers to Seyitan which was later deleted.

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A day after D Banj’s post on Instagram, Seyitan deleted all her tweets saying she was done with the “back and forth drama”

 

6) Abass Akande

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In 2014, Popular Fuji musician,  Alhaji Abass Akande, popularly known as Obesere, was arrested by the Police in Lagos State for allegedly raping a 29-year-old businesswoman, Miss Olanike Olaiya in his Okota residence, Lagos.

The “egungun be careful” crooner, in his statement denied ever raping Olaiya. He claimed that there were lovers and he only made love to her. He said he was surprised when she reported the rape case to the police because he only advised her to seek medical treatment when she complained she was bleeding

7) Godwin Okpara

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Godwin Okpara and Tina Okpara

Ex-Super Eagles defender, Godwin Okpara, was found guilty of having sex with his own 13 years old adopted daughter. According to BBC, the adopted daughter, whose name is Tina Okpara, arrived in France as a young girl in 2000 after Opara moved to the country to play for RC Strasbourg and Paris Saint-Germain.

According to PM News, Godwin Okpara admitted to having had sex with Tina, who at the time, was a minor. He claimed it was her instigation.

Okpara was arrested in August 2005 in France, found guilty in 2007 and sentenced to 10 years imprisonment.

It was reported that his wife, Linda Okpara, was sentenced to 15 years in jail for the torture of the same girl. It was reported that Linda also forced Tina to have sexual intercourse with Godwin.

Tina later released a book titled “My Life Has a Price: A Memoir of Survival and Freedom“, recounting her ordeal during her stay in Godwin and Linda’s house in France. 

8) African China

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In 2006, Chinagorom Onuoha also known as African China, was accused of rape in London. He was arrested and jailed for two weeks and four days but was later released after it was confirmed that it was a false accusation.

 

9) Timaya

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In 2025, a mysterious unidentified lady, took to Instagram to reveal a text and audio conversation she claimed was between her and “dem mama” crooner, Timaya. She claimed Timaya raped her and threatened to arrest him if he didn’t leave Atlanta.

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According to Pulse NG, Timaya later told Linda Ikeji that the sex was consensual and the lady wanted to blackmail him into paying her $50k dollars. It was later revealed by various media outlet that the lady’s name is Shella B

 

10) MC Galaxy

 

in July 2019, Simbee Davis, an upcoming actress, accused Nigerian Musician Innocent Udeme Udofot, known as MC Galaxy, of sexually abusing her some years back.

She claimed that MC Galaxy carried out the act at an apartment in Mount Zion road in Calabar, Cross River State. She also claimed the singer gave her postinor 2 after the act.

‘He had his way… gave me postinor 2’ -- Actress accuses MC Galaxy of rape

 

11) Bollylomo

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After the news of Brymo’s rape appeared on twitter, a twitter user commented on one of the posts revealing messages from alleged victims of Bollylomo. One of the girls claimed that she could not sit or shit for days after Bollylomo tried to forcefully penetrate her anus because she was bleeding.

Rape is a serious case and should be treated as such. We encourage every rape victim to speak up so justice will be served to every rape offender.

#SayNoToRape.

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