Nobody is a saint, yeah I know that but some people prefer to be in the news for the wrong reasons. Thirsty for cheap popularity simply because one is lacking in talent, skill and values and want to be popular or relevant by doing the wrong things. I was going through a blog two days back and I saw pictures of some fat tattoo-filled woman so indecently dressed on some cheap under sized clothes. I was so embarrassed! The woman in question is supposed to be a Nollywood actress. To make matters worse, the pictures were not stolen by news or gossip-hungry bloggers as most people would think. The woman in question prepared, went to the studio and took those offensive pictures and sent them to the bloggers to post in a bid to gain more fans or popularity. Where do people go to with scandals? How far does scandal take one? Scandal causes general public outrage by a perceived offense against morality or law. I am very concerned here because the youths who are still growing see some of these things and feel because they are always on the news then they are good. Someone takes nude pictures of a tattoo-filled body in her bath tub and it makes a news(gossip) headline. I read about a supposed gospel artist and I was shocked to the bones. She gets a tattoo, its in the news. She posts nude pictures, its in the news. Different stories of a particular person always in the news for snatching someone’s husband or boyfriend. Someone involved in messed up stories all the time. Where does this get us and the youths? Its bad enough that some people are naturally scandalous but the media should not help worsen it by reporting such crap and making it seem good. Some young people who do not have a good sense of direction are out there! They see these things and assume they are the way to live and emulate them. If you have some form of popularity, what you should be bothered about is how to create a better and lasting self image for yourself by doing something positive. We don’t need anyone posting nude pictures online, we don’t need scandalous stories of how you snatched people’s husbands. We don’t need stories of how you sleep around with all the girls in the country and buy them expensive gifts. Because you are popular, you should mind the things you do. Because people look up to you. You are a role model to some people and you should therefore always think about that at all times. Be self aware! We all have weaknesses that if not kept in check will constantly make us misbehave. We have to be mindful because a small scandal can ruin our reputation, career and life forever. It took me a lot of time to get these few names of people in our Nigerian entertainment industry who I will tag SCANDAL-FREE. I came up with Nse Ikpe-Etim, MI, Naeto C, Desmond Elliot, TY Bello and Basket mouth. Let the upcoming artistes increase the number on this list by watching what they do. Be Enlightened! Be Inspired!! Be Motivated!!!
It took me a lot of time to get these few names of people in our Nigerian entertainment industry who I will tag SCANDAL-FREE.