2016InReview: 7 scandals that 'disturbed the peace' of Nigerians in 2016

2016InReview: 7 scandals that 'disturbed the peace' of Nigerians in 2016

There is no doubt in anybody's mind that this year was a very 'eventful' year filled with drama and scandals that shook the entire social media space.

At different times, Nigerians woke up to one 'shocking' news or the other, and Naij.com Gossip is here to bring you six of the most scandalous stories that made 2016 interesting.

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1. Toyin Aimakhu and Seun Egbegbe's love affair:

2016InReview: 10 Scandals that 'disturbed the peace' of Nigerians in 2016

Toyin Aimakhu's selfie with then boyfriend Seun Egbegbe

When in February, news broke that Nollywood actress Toyin Aimakhu had separated from her husband, Actor Adeniyi Johnson, and was dating movie producer Seun Egbegbe, she tried so much to deny the relationship for reasons best known to her.

However, it wasn't long before their relationship was exposed, the pair were engaged in a very public show of shame, with Seun granting interviews where he labelled Toyin a prostitute who has no business in a man's house, and even went as far as threatening to stop any other movie producer from working with her.

The pair went their separate ways, but not before Toyin dragged him to a police station where she reported threats to her life and career, and Seun was made to tender a public apology.

2. Psquare's breakup, shades, and subsequent makeup

2016InReview: 10 Scandals that 'disturbed the peace' of Nigerians in 2016

The Okoye brothers broke up and eventually made up

Early 2016, the dynamic music duo Peter and Paul Okoye, made the decision to part ways, with each launching solo careers and even going ahead to sign on music acts. The drama was fueled by the fact that Peter insisted he no longer wanted to be managed by their elder brother Jude Okoye.

Accusations and counter accusations were thrown back and forth, with secrets being revealed. This caused several people to intervene, with fans and colleagues begging the twins to reunite, for the sake of their career and because of the fact that they are bound by blood.

The brothers eventually reunited in March, tendered apologies publicly, and have gone on to perform at shows together like before, and have even released a 'post-breakup' single titled 'Bank Alert'.

3. Tiwa Savage and Tee Billz's emotional public outburst

2016InReview: 10 scandals that 'disturbed the peace' of Nigerians in 2016

When Teebillz married Tiwa Savage traditionally

The relationship between songstress Tiwa Savage and Tunji 'Teebillz' Balogun, first started off as one between 'manager and artiste'. It eventually led to a public proposal after the pair repeatedly denied their love affair. They eventually got married in 2014, in an elaborate Dubai wedding.

Fast forward to April 2016, and the illusion the public had about the couple was shattered, following an emotional outburst from Teebillz, who accused his wife of cheating amongst other things.

Tiwa eventually granted a 'tell all' interview where she also revealed dirty secrets about her husband, including how she miscarried a baby while her husband was busy cheating on her. The drama lasted for a couple of months with Teebillz disappearing from social media for months.

The pair who have a son together, are reportedly working on their marriage, while fans cross their fingers over when they'll get back together.

READ ALSO: Three Celebrities whose marriage crashed in 2016

4. Kemi Omololu-Olunloyo vs Nigerian pastors vs celebrities

2016InReview: 10 scandals that 'disturbed the peace' of Nigerians in 2016

Kemi really 'worried' Linda Ikeji and Pastor Adeboye in 2016

2016 was the year former governor's daughter and controversial journalist, Kemi Olunloyo, had expressed her opinion on any and everything. Ranging from accusing her father of using them for rituals, to allegations against pastors (Pastor Adeboye, Bishop Oyedepo and Prophet TB Joshua) to accusing singer Olamide of visiting a ritualist.

The 'take no nonsense' lady even had it out with popular women like Actresses Cossy Orjiako, Dayo Amusa and Eniola Badmus, OAP Toke Makinwa, and who can forget in a hurry her constant digging at blogger Linda Ikeji? or how she accused Nollywood veteran Jide Kosoko of being responsible for his wife's death.

It is not a strange thing to see how Kemi made it onto most people's list of 'most controversial person' of 2016.

5. Prophet TB Joshua and his 'kurukere' prediction of the next US president

2016InReview: 10 scandals that 'disturbed the peace' of Nigerians in 2016

TB Joshua predicted the US would have a female president, but a man won

Even though TB Joshua is not a stranger to controversy, his prophecy about who would emerge winner of the recently concluded US elections, may have been the 'juiciest' controversy yet as it gave Nigerians something to talk about.

Prior to the conclusion of the elections which saw Donald Trump emerge winner over Hillary Clinton, the prophet had shocked Nigerians by saying he saw a vision in which it was revealed that Hillary would win.

TB Joshua eventually explained what he meant by who would win and why his prediction failed, and later predicted that Trump would win 'person of the year'.

READ ALSO: 2016InReview: Top 6 most controversial pastors

6. African pastors and their 'miraculous' ways

2016InReview: 10 scandals that 'disturbed the peace' of Nigerians in 2016

African pastors showing off their 'skills'

It is safe to say 2016 was the year of the African pastors and their signs and wonders. From the one who claimed to have gone to heaven and had taken selfies there (Pastor Mboro put the pictures on sale for $5,000), to the one who posed inside coffins while preaching.

Another pastor even went as far as ordering for a heavy speaker to be placed on a young lady, which resulted in her death. One of the most controversial ones, South African prophet Penuel Mnguni, made headlines several times for feeding his members with snakes, driving over them while they laid on the ground, and even commanding some of them to give him a horseback ride.

Who can forget in a hurry, the pastor who asked members of his church to drink water from the gutter? Just recently, another one asked his members to drink disinfectant for their healing.

All in all, 2016 was definitely one of the most drama filled years the Nigerian social media ever witnessed.

7. President Buhari and 'the other room' palaver

2016InReview: 6 scandals that 'disturbed the peace' of Nigerians in 2016

President Buhari and the other room

The president's response when asked about what he thought of his wife's comments regarding the way certain appointments were given to "undeserving" individuals, he said: "I don't know what party my wife belongs to, but she belongs to my kitchen, my living room and the other room."

Trust Nigerians, they ran with it and it officially became a trending topic on social media, even tee shirts were made in 'honour' of the 'internet shattering' statement which has been added to Naija's book of slangs.

This particular one is not going anywhere fast, it's here to stay just like the world famous "diaris God oo."

Which one was the most controversial?

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