Popular Nollywood actresses based in Yoruba part of the industry have been washing their dirty linen in public.
Screen diva Kemi Afolabi and controversial singer and actress, Seyi Ariyo popularly known as She Baby have been going at each other for over a week over another Actor, Odunlade Adekola who is happily married with four kids.
The fight started after Kemi Afolabi borrowed clothes from She Baby which she refused to return. She baby then sent a broadcast message on BBM where she revealed her issue with Kemi to her colleagues, in another message on her PM, she said;
“Kemi Afolabi, you are coward! Pic up snitch! Oloriburuku, you are a disgrace to Nollywood! Please return my clothes; your case is so pitiful. Get a life!”
This message caught the attention of the President of The Golden Movie Ambassadors of Nigeria(TMAN), Saidi Balogun, who appealed to She Baby to retract the message.
Reports however emanated from Kemi’s camp that claimed, She Baby was dating Odunlade Adekola and was just jealous cause of the closeness between them.
She Baby however slammed Kemi’s report calling her a blatant liar that wanted to cover the whole truth. She even went ahead of accusing Kemi who is also married of having a relationship with Odunlade.
Narrating her side of the story,the Oloso singer, as She Baby is also known said,”I had a movie shoot recently,and Kemi Afolabi happened to be one of the actors I used.
She ought to come 10 am,but she got to the location 5 pm. She had just three scenes with us,and I paid her fully already for her role. I was angry she already disrupted part of what we intended using her for because she didn’t come as scheduled. But was persuaded by my director to change her role which she finished around 10 pm.
“I lent her my clothes in the course of shooting. She now held on to the clothes as a bait,insisting I must pay for her accommodation which wasn’t in our budget. If she had come earlier as agreed,she would have been released in time because it’s just three scenes.
“Kemi now held on to my clothes for two about months. All efforts to get her on phone proved abortive. She wouldn’t reply all my messages neither would she pick my calls. After what seems like eternity,because we ain’t that close,I was feeling uncomfortable leaving the clothes with her.I decided to call her friend,Sikiratu Sindodo and reported Kemi to her. And Sindodo persuaded me that it will be settled.
“Until I called Kemi,and she yelled at me. Andshe was angry that I reported her. She now insisted she won’t give me the clothes until I pay for the said hotel room which wasn’t in our contract. All further efforts to get the clothes proved difficult,and I was angry.I later wrote on my PM about the clothes and Saidi Balogun intervened. And I pulled it down immediately. Later,Saidi went to get the clothes from her. But the truth of the matter is that I can’t put the clothes on again. That’s all. And she went on her Instagram page,writing all sorts of things to attract public pity. Kemi Afolabi is a blatant liar”.
Talking about her alleged romance with Odunlade, she said;
”Dating Odun?That’s rubbish. What’s my business with Odun?Everybody knows it’s Kemi who is dating Odun. So,why can we be fighting over Odunlade?I am happily married to cry it aloud”.
Kemi was also cornered by the media and in a brief chat with Encomium, she said;
“I don’t want to make any further comment on the issue.I am too busy for that. I have a lot things I am doing now. So,I can’t be talking on any trivial issue of such. She Baby is the one looking for cheap publicity.
“She is a producer,I am an actor. I was on her location and she refused to pay for my hotel accommodation. And it’s true I had her clothes with me in my car,but I told her to pay for my hotel which she refused. Anyway,I have responded on my Instagram page. You can check details about the whole thing.”
When questioned about her romance with Odunlade, she said;
”That’s not true. I am a married woman,how can I be fighting over a married man?Odunlade Adekola is also married. You should know it’s just a fiction. I am not dating Odunlade Adekola.”
All efforts to contact Odunlade Adekola for comments have failed.