2017 was a very eventful year for social media users as the drama never seemed to end. From a viral video from Dino Melaye mocking his political detractors to the kidnap of Evans the notorious kidnapper as well as Kcee and Oge Okoye who were continuously dragged for stealing photos of other people online; the Nigerian social media space had countless noteworthy moments.
NET brings you a list of the most controversial moments of 2017, some of which made us cringe, laugh and just shake our heads.
Dino Melaye’s hit track
Political observers would say the senator did better on the virtual streets of Twitter and Instagram than at the House of assembly. He went viral when he released a video in response to Sahara Reporters who published a report that revealed details of the lawmaker’s suspicious university degree. In reply, he made the ‘Ajekun Iya’ video to mock their attempt to ‘doublecross’ him.
Kcee’s dollar bills
Just when we thought we were getting ready for a brief break from his constant Instagram flossing, Kcee was called out by for stealing photos of dollar notes to show off on his handle. Yikes!
Oge Okoye’s puppies
Like Kcee, Nollywood actress Oge Okoyo was caught ‘stealing’ photos of things that didn’t belong to her. She uploaded photos of puppies that turned out to be Kenya Moore’s. The American reality star called her out, tagging her a fraud.
Evans the kidnapper’s arrest
As several families cried over kidnapped family members, the alleged mastermind of the largest kidnapping syndicate in Nigeria, Evans Onwuamadike became a billionaire from his criminal enterprise. His eventual capture in his Magodo home almost broke the internet.
Psquare’s Dirty Fight
For the third time in as many years, the most successful twin group in Africa engaged itself in a fight-to-finish. The messy end that marked the dissolution of Psquare made many fans wonder how the brothers became such bitter enemies.
Banky W and Adesua’s Wedding
From The Wedding Party movie set to a whirlwind relationship, which led to marriage, these two lovebirds broke the internet time and time again with adorable lovestory. #Goals
Kemen’s disqualification on Big Brother Naija
How can we forget Big Brother Naija and the beautiful drama that they to our screens. Well, one of the highlights of the show was when Kemen got disqualified for groping his fellow housemate, while she slept. He later apologized and insisted he meant no harm.
Mr Eazi’s foot in mouth
The Pour me water singer got on the wrong side of Nigerians he appeared to have mocked Nigerian singers for imitating the infusion of Ghanaian slangs into his music- which he claimed was his idea. This didn’t go down with with Nigerians. Not at all!
The self-acclaimed king or Queen of Snapchat was involved in series of controversies on Instagram and surprisingly ,he seemed to enjoy each drama as they unfolded. Even after he was arrested by fashion entrepreneur, Toyin Lawani, Bobrisky re-emerged on Instagram, one twerk video at a time.
The death of Davido’s friend Tagbo
Trouble loomed for Nigerian Pop star when Nollywood actress Caroline Danjuma on Tuesday, October 3, took to her Instagram handle to call him our over the death of a certain Tagbo Umeike. She disclosed that Davido and his crew dumped the body of Tagbo in front of a hospital. The singer went through series of police questioning until he was eventually of any involvement in the death.
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