Veteran Nigerian indigenous singer Salawa Abeni has taken to social media to raise alarm after being blackmailed online by an internet user in possession of her nude photos.
Salawa Abeni says she has been shamed and threatened by an anonymous person who has her nude photos from the past.
The singer made this known via her Instagram page on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, where she shared screenshots of multiple chat conversations between her and her blackmailer on WhatsApp.
In their chat, the blackmailer identified as Jason is threatening to tarnish her reputation and destroy her career that has spanned for 45 years.
She noted that the photos were captured during her admission in a hospital or while she was having an intimate moment with her partner.
She went on to release the said nude photos and then expressed her disappointed at the person behind the willful act.
Salawa is a popular Yoruba singer with over a million sold copies of her first music album titled ‘Late General Murtala Muhammed’ which was released in 1976.
Check out her post below:
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Good morning my Family, friends and Fans. I have something very important to tell you and I will really appreciate your audience. I am very disappointed that someone somewhere will try to tarnish my image and threaten to destroy my career of over 45 years. This morning, I received messages from somebody threatening to expose very old pictures of me and in the process, blackmailing me for money. These could’ve been pictures of me in the hospital or even with my partner, but is this what has become of us?? I plead with everybody out there to be very careful as our current situation has made people very desperate. I am almost 60 years old, I have worked very hard and made a name for myself for somebody to believe that they can threaten and trample on my feelings, this is very sad. So I have decided to share the messages and pictures sent by this person with everyone for you all to see! Thank you and God bless you! For you the blackmailer, I refuse to be bullied by you as I’m sure that I’m old enough to be your MOTHER!!
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