There could be professional rivalry, and there could be rivalry resulting from jealousy, envy or rivalry resulting from failed relationship or friendship, and from betrayal and gossips . Whatever may be the case, this is presenting to you Nigerian celebrities and their purported and alleged rivals.
1) WIZKID & DAVIDO
There have been an alleged immense rivalry between Davido and Wizkid in recent time in the entertainment industry. It got to a stage the two acts had to issue statements to debunk any rivalry between the duo. Despite the denials, fans still insist that the two are rivals. They keep comparing the two on who is a better singer.Recently, the two threw caution to the wind by openly exchanging words on twitter, thus justifying their fans’ earlier assertion of a possible feud between them.
2) OMOTOLA EKEINDE & GENEVIEVE NNAJI
The purported rivalry between these two super star actresses could be from their fans imaginations. Their fans keep comparing them, they compare their acting prowess, and their popularity as well as their achievements. But the two actresses have denied they are rivals. Ironically, the two have featured together in three different films as sisters.
3) TONTO DIKEH & MERCY JOHNSON; TONTO DIKEH & VAN VICKER
Tonto has never hidden the fact that she doesn’t really like Mercy. Nobody knows the reason for this. Tonto didn’t attend Mercy’s wedding, who knows if she was invited in the first place?
Tonto in an interview blurted “Mercy Johnson and Van Vicker are not just my friends “.
Tonto even sarcastically cursed out Mercy on tweeter last year by calling her a “hustler” as she returned on set after maternity leave.
Tonto insulted Van Vicker while they were on set few years back when Van reportedly told her to excuse them by going out to smoke instead of disturbing everybody with her smoking. Of course this didn’t go down well with Tonto who started hauling insults at Van Vicker and told him “Bleep you”.
4) PETE EDOCHIE & OLU JACOBS
Pete started the war when he said in an interview that Olu Jacobs destroys Igbo culture with his unskillful interpretation of Igwe roles in movies, this did not go down well with Olu Jacobs who also lashed out on Pete in a retaliatory interview.
5) GENEVIEVE NNAJI & KATE HENSHAW
The two used to be close friends until theyfell apart. The age-long feud between A-line actresses, Genevieve Nnaji and Kate Henshaw has not died down as it found its way into the venue of Peter Okoye and Lola Omotayoâ€™s traditional wedding last year. It was gathered that the two superstars were seated on the same table.
But somehow they managed to avoid eachother and did not even acknowledge the presence of each other. The two ladies have been fighting a cold war for a long time now, and the beef seems not to be in a hurry to end. The bone of contention is yet to be ascertained, but reports said, they have always given each other the cold shoulder each time they meet at social functions.
6) YVONNE NELSON & TONTO DIKEH
The duo don’t see eye to eye. Yvonne alleged that it was Tonto that made Iyanya to dump her, and Tonto told Yvonne to go get a life that she’s a loser since Iyanya preferred her to Yvonne.
7) YVONNE JEGEDE & YVONNE NELSON
Yvonne Jegede started the feud with a controversial tweet implying that Nelson isan attention seeker thus that people shouldn’t mistake her for Yvonne Nelson. This didn’t go down well with Ms Nelson who retaliated with her own unpalatable tweets against Ms Jegede.
cool KAREEN IGHO & YVONNE NELSON
Yvonne Nelson cursed out some Nigerian Celebes including Kareen on twitter, when it went viral, she claimed her account was hacked. Interestingly, Kareen lashed out on Yvonne Nelson on tweeter too, and toldher to go get her dried up bosoms done so that musicians would stop dumping her Sorry boney Bottom.
9) EMEKA IKE’S FEUD WITH EJIKE ASIEGBU, SEGUN ARINZE & KANAYO O KANAYO
Emeka Ike has always been in perpetual battle with these top actors over the AGN presidency and government. He even took up the case to court. Emeka and Ejike exchanged words severally in the media with each calling the other names.
10) JIM IYKE & EMEKA IKE
The two were involved in adultery mess years ago. Jim accused Emeka of sleepingwith Ruth Okoro who was then still marriedto Philip Ehiagwina (who later married Ini Edo ).The two actors were in Baltimore, United States of America to shoot a movie then, where Phillip a United States resident and a good friend of Emeka Ike accused the actor of sleeping with his wife Ruth. Emeka denied it all putting all the blame onJim Iyke and not only accusing him of framing him up but also calling Jim Iyke a â€˜low life small boyâ€™. Ever since they have shoned each other.
11) LINDA IKEJI & STELLA DIMORKO KORKUS
The two celebrity bloggers were close friends before they fell apart due to envy, jealousy, backbiting and gossip. It’s alleged that a mutual friend to the duo, Eyor, was the person that masterminded the rivalry between these former friends.
12) CLARION CHUKWURA & IBINABO FIBERESIMA
Clarion has severally called for the resignation of the AGN President, Ibinabo, alleging that she is incompetent and uses her position to enrich herself. Clarion also indicated her interest to contest for the AGN President.
13) OGE OKOYE & CHIOMA TOPLIS
They used to be friends until they fell apartafter Chioma allegedly threw Oge out from her house in London.
“I have had enough from Oge. Help me beg Oge to leave me alone, I do not know up until this moment what wrong I did to her. Ishould have followed my heart early last year when the news about her being askedby my husband to leave my house for leaving kitchen dirty after cooking while I was in Nigeria came up. Still till this minute, I did not know how that news got to you because I was in Nigeria, and my husband did not say that to her. The story you heard wasn’t exactly what happened, but she and her people twisted it to get pity.” Chioma said.
14) EBUBE NWAGBO & ANITA JOSEPH
Their feud was over Singer Kc Presh. Anita was alleged to have dated Kc at Ebube’s back knowing fully that Ebube and Kc were items then.
15) CHIOMA AKPOTA & MUMA GEE
They were like cat and dog at the first edition of Gulder Ultimate Search Celebrity edition. After that incident, Muma Gee swore never to talk to Chioma again.
16) RUGGEDMAN & 9ICE
They were best of friends until they fell apart and began to avoid each other like plague.
17) UCHE JOMBO & GLORIA YOUNG
Uche and Nobert Young were dating when he suddenly dumped her then and married Gloria Anozie. Ever since they don’t see eye to eye.
18) CHINYERE WILFRED & FLORENCE ONUMA
They were best of friends turned sworn enemies. In 2003, the then 33-year old Chinyere was blackmailed by a fellow colleague and former closest friend Florence Onuma. Threats were made, Unclad pictures were flashed, the police got involved and The Actorsâ€™ Guild of Nigeria(AGN) waded in. At the end, the case was resolved.
19) LOLA ALAO & BISI IBIDAPO-OBE
They were close friends before things fell apart and they are now sworn enemies. Actress Bisi Ibidapo Obe revealed that her colleague, Lola Alao introduced her to the man she claims was responsible for her pregnancy, ex Reps member, Dino Melaye, and she also alleged that Lola, after having introduced her to Dino, started dating the lawmaker. Lola replied her and warned BISI never to draw her name into her pregnancy mess.
20) NUELLA NJUBIGBO-CHIKERE & SOPHIA CHIKERE
They are sworn enemies since the later accused the former of breaking her marriage.
21) ANGELA OKORIE & PRINCE EKEH
Angela accused Prince Eke of trying to blackmail her with his friend in South Africa, while Prince Eke and his friend, Prosper made some serious theft and adultery allegations against Angela. Angela has since been cursing out Prince who she now sees as her worst enemy and worst nightmare.
22 TONTO DIKEH & TOYIN LAWANI
The Feud between former friends, Tonto Dikeh and Toyin Lawani is getting messier by the day as both parties are not relentingin in spiting fire between each other on social media. The fight continued after Toyin claimed that Tonto owes her about$15,000 for a birthday dress and in so far as Tonto has not yet paid, she would continue to use photos of her wearing looks she styled.
The feud started a couple of months back when Tonto Dikeh posted a throwback photo of herself dressed in a sequin gold dress andgave styling credit to her stylist and friend, Swanky Jerry Ogbodo. Toyin Lawani saw that particular post yesterday and got mad because according to her, she was the onewho styled Tonto and not Swanky. Toyin said she did the styling for a Complete fashion party a few years ago and even shared a pic of herself and Tonto in the gold dress.
When Toyin Lawani threatened to sue anyone who takes credit for her work, Tonto posted a pic on her instagram page with the message..’Do I look like I care?”. Trust Tonto, she had a lot more to say.
23 JOHN OKAFOR & IBINABO FIBERESIMA
Ibinabo has been under attack from Mr Ibu over her reign as the AGN president. They both have called each other unprintable names due to the feud.
24 COSSY ORJIAKOR AND EBUBE NWAGBO
After the Super Eagles lost the match against France in June , Nollywood actress, Ebube Nwagbo took to twitter to blast Cossy Orjiakor, Maheeda, Caroline Sam and Omo London who stripped Unclad to show support for the soccer group in the euphoria of the Brazil FIFA World Cup.
“so what happens to all them girls dat had to strip 2 support the eagles?#just Asking #But dats none of my business#IStillLoveMySuperEagles# ”
In a swift reaction, Cossy Orjiakor replied,
” poo happensâ€¦just the way artistes and half the eagles chop & dump you. Hate the game not the players. I got lovely pair. Firm and bouncy G cups. Cute pink nipsnot black with pimples like dat girl blabbing. I still love my eaglesâ€™.
25 COSSY ORJIAKOR & EEDRIS ABDULKAREM
Is there anyone celebrity feud we skipped out?
This article was written by lalasticlala and first shared on nairaland.com