Just because they are adored doesnt mean they havent had their fair share of run in with the law.
Below are some Nigerian celebrities who have been charged to court over one heinous crime or the other.
1. Femi Branch
Nollywood actor Femi Branch was charged to the Ikeja Magistrate court last year for reportedly issuing a dud cheque to De Santo Hotel in Ikeja. The dud cheque was for N1.5m.
Gist around town was that the famous Yoruba actor stayed in the hotel for months and issued a dud cheque.
When this happened the management of De Santo Hotel went to the police and lodged a complaint. The actor was arrested and charged to Ikeja magistrate court 1 on the 20 of November, 2015.
He was granted a bail of N500,000 due to self-recognition. In the court ruling, Femi Branch was remanded in Kirikiri Prison until he could fulfill his bail condition.
2. Christabel Goddy
Nollywood actress, Christabel Goddy, was charged to court after brutally attacking her colleague, Princess Chineke while on a movie set.
According to a report by Vanguard Newspaper, Christabel was charged to court after she allegedly resisted arrest and assaulted a police officer days after she attacked and inflicted physical injuries on her colleague.
3. Ibinabo Fiberesima
St. Maradona Mikevine, AGN treasurer, filed a suit to contest Ibinabo’s election as AGN president last year.
According to Mikevine, the election that ushered in Ibinabo into office was conducted despite a court order restraining the conduct of AGN election.
Meanwhile, Emeka Ike, filed the initial suit on July 25, 2013.
Ibinabo was also sued by the family of Dr Giwa Suraj for reckless driving, resulting in the death of a hospital staff of a Lagos State hospital, Dr Giwa Suraj.
Ex-Chocolate City singer, Brymo was also banned from being a musician (literally) unless he returns to Chocolate City.
The soul singer was charged to court by Chocolate City preventing him “from recording, releasing, distributing any composition, song, musical works or carrying out any activity as a recording or performing artist through or for the benefit of any person or organisation other than Chocolate City pending the determination of the suit against him.”
Brymo left Chocolate City in 2013 after having personal concerns about the direction of his career. After he quit the label, he met up with his producer, Mikky Me, and together they created a new album (Merchants, Dealer & Slaves).
Chocolate City have said on more than one occasion that Brymo’s contract remains valid until 2016.