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Anambra Broadcasting Service MD Refutes Blackmail Accusations – Says People are Using Chidinma Okeke Sex Scandal to Settle Political Scores

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Chidinma Okeke | Credit: Apple Studio

Chidinma Okeke | Credit: Apple Studio

Over the weekend, embattled Miss Anambra 2015 winner, Chidinma Okeke spoke to The Nation on the recent lesbian sex tape released a couple of weeks ago, featuring her and another lady.

She accused Anambra Broadcasting Service (ABS), the organisers of the pageantry, of persuading her to engage in lesbian sex in front of a camera for her to emerge as the winner.

She alleged that ever since she won, she became a slave, as the organisers have been using the videos to blackmail her.

She debunked claims that she had planned to commit suicide, adding that her blackmailers have stopped contacting her

“Early last year, the ABS advertised for the Miss Anambra beauty pageant. I heard of it and went to make enquiry.

My roommate was also interested, but one of the organisers told me to apply. I told them I was not interested but the man insisted that I might win the competition. He also promised to give me the form for free if I indicated interest, and he did when I agreed to contest.

But one Jane told me that before a winner would be declared, there were certain things to be done, including the (sex) video. I consented after some persuasion from the organisers. I later went for the contest at the Marble Arch Hotels in Awka, and I was declared winner with a Kia Rio vehicle as star prize.

When I went for my car after the contest, the organisers brought out a contract form for me to sign, but I told them I wanted to contact my lawyer to see it. I was not given the opportunity to do so.

What they kept telling me was that if I insisted on not signing the contract or wanted to contact my lawyer, they would release the video.

At that point, I became uncomfortable and signed the contract to avoid such embarrassment, and the car was released to me from where it was packed within the premises of ABS.

From that moment, I became a slave to them. On October 11, 2016, they called me to come and make presentations inside the office of one the organisers. After that, the man excused some people in that room and showed me the video again.

They told me to drop my car and removed my crown from me. I told them I would take the car as stipulated in the contract. They insisted I should pack it in the premises of (ABS).

I told my uncle in Abuja about the situation. My uncle called them and asked them to release my car to me. Instead, they forwarded the video to him as part of the blackmail. That was what happened,” Chidinma said.

She also denied that she is a lesbian.

Following the interview, the Managing Director of ABS, Uche Nworah, in a statement on his Facebook page insisted Okeke lied. He alleged that some persons were using the sex scandal to settle political scores in Anambra state.

He shared a photo of the signed contract and wrote:

There is an Igbo saying that the more you repeat a lie, at some point people may begin to believe that it is the truth.

On this former Miss Anambra sex scandal, the management of the Anambra Broadcasting Service had previously released a press statement disassociating the organisation from it. We still stand on that statement.

We have also made statements on the matter to the law enforcement authorities. We understand that Miss Chidinma Okeke has also made statements to the law enforcement authorities, so we eagerly await their findings.

It is however important that I correct certain statements that are being made on this forum and in other fora especially concerning the interview Miss Chidinma Okeke granted the Nation newspaper today.

There appears to be an agenda to push falsehood to the public and in so doing malign me and the Anambra Broadcasting Service over a matter that we know nothing about. It appears that our silence over the matter, except the press statement we issued earlier is now being exploited by those who are bent on using the Miss Anambra sex scandal to settle political scores in Anambra state.

It would also appear that Miss Chidinma Okeke has become a pawn in a larger politically motivated conspiracy.

The ABS as a socially responsible organisation fulfilled to the letter every part of the contract signed with Miss Chidinma Okeke, former Miss Anambra. This includes paying ALL her prize money of the sum of one million Naira only.

This was paid in instalments in line with the contract. An initial sum of N500,000 was paid to her after she signed her contract and the balance of N500,000 was paid in N50,000 instalments over a 10 month period.

She collected her last installment of N50,000 on the 11th of October 2016, the day she handed over the crown to the organisers. We have records of her signing for all the payments.

We had to take the measure of inviting the former Miss Anambra to the office on this date as that was the day an anonymous individual had forwarded the videos to myself and some other persons I do not know accusing the former queen of being a lesbian.

The person said he was in possession of such similar videos numbering over 10 allegedly showing the former queen in lesbian acts, as well as her friends in the lesbian video performing sexual acts with men.

Details of these WhatsApp messages have been made available to the law enforcement authorities. We took this decision as we did not want the brand to be smeared with such a scandal as contained in Clause 1 of the contract.

After the handover of the crown by Miss Chidinma Okeke to the Miss Anambra project executives in the presence of the ABS management in the office of the ABS MD/CEO, I dismissed all the other members of the management with the exception of the ABS lawyer and one of the Miss Anambra project executives. I went on to show Miss Chidinma Okeke the videos I had received that day from the anonymous individual and the messages from the person, I then asked her if she had any knowledge of the video and she said yes. I advised her to go home and confide in her family. I have not seen nor spoken to her since that day as I do not know her whereabouts.

Miss Chidinma Okeke was not forced to sign the contract under duress as alleged, rather a certain Nwakonobi Ifeanyi who is married to her sister and acting as her guardian co-signed with her after they had taken the contract home, studied and consulted over it.

As a respectable pageant, we have certain rules and regulations guiding participation in the pageant and conduct of the queen during her reign. During her one year reign, we supported Miss Chidinma Okeke the very best way we could including sponsoring her to represent Nigeria in the Miss Intercontinental pageant which held in Frankfurt Germany in December 2015. We sponsored her alongside one of the contestants who represented São Tomé. This was our way of creating opportunities for them and opening doors to international fame and modelling. Though not stated in the contract but we also secured a free unlimited one year business class return tickets to any destination in Nigeria for her and her chaperon from one of our airline sponsors.

There is no iota of truth in the allegation that ABS is blackmailing Chidinma Okeke over monies realised at her birthday party. As our reigning queen, we organised a birthday party for her and used the occasion to present to the public her pet project. The event was co-sponsored by her uncle who was also at the event alongside veteran Nollywood actor, Sir Obi Okoli who did not stay till the end. Miss Chidinma Okeke and her uncle can testify that no money was realised at the event as it was not a fund raising. Rather, the guests that spoke encouraged her with words.

The Miss Anambra Beauty Pageant platform is indeed a wonderful one. There is nothing wrong with the pageant. We have had winners and participants on the platform who have gone on to do big things in their lives and modelling careers. The pageant is solely private sector funded. The state government does not sponsor the pageant so please do not believe the false story that the Anambra state government spends millions of Naira sponsoring the pageant.

If you live in Awka or Anambra state, you will confirm that it is usually a big event which generates a lot of excitement and buzz. As an organisation, the pageant generates entertainment content and some revenue for the ABS.

From the audition to the final event itself, the contestants are treated with the highest respect, courtesy and dignity. They sign a document detailing dos and donts and pledge to be of good conduct and behaviour both during camp and during the reign of the eventual winner. In the past, the organisers have had to dismiss some finalists from camp for misconduct, one for giving her number out to a hotel guest where they are camped and another for being rude to fellow contestants and the chaperon.

The pageant is judged to the highest standard. The judges are usually former acclaimed national beauty queens and showbiz personalities. The pageant overall is managed by a Pageant Creative Director who is a former Miss Nigeria. We take every care to ensure that we deliver a good show every year.

There are no preconditions of appearing in a sex video to contest in the Miss Anambra pageant. We have had hundreds of contestants on the pageant and they can testify to that. It makes no sense to try to blame the organisers over an act that is as a result of one’s folly and greed. If perhaps the said Miss Chidinma Okeke fell victim to conmen who tricked her into believing that she will win a beauty pageant if she appears in a sex video, if she goes ahead and participates in the said video and the conmen turn around to blackmail her and extort money from her with the sex video, how can I or the ABS be blamed for that? Did the other participants and contestants on the show suffer the same fate?

Regarding the issue of the Miss Anambra vehicle, in line with clause 10 of the contract, the vehicle is an official car which the organisers reserve the right to withdraw at the end of the queen’s reign. It does appear that the issue of the car is what concerns the former queen the most as statements to the media by her father, and even text messages to me and discussions from people from her camp suggest so but clearly as can be seen from the contract, the ABS acted as per contract signed.

It is obvious that those who have been at the forefront pushing this falsehood and allegation that I, Uche Nworah or the ABS has anything to do with this have ulterior motives.

In this day and age of social media, it is now easy for anybody to manufacture falsehood and post on social media for the unsuspecting public to read, like and share but in the end truth triumphs.

Photo of the signed Contract

Photo of the signed Contract

21 Comments

  1. felloww

    November 13, 2016 at 11:35 pm

    enough of this story already!. it would have been a lot easier had she come clean from the very beginning. chidinma okeke was my senior back in high school, and yeah she is/was a lesbian..it was an open secret then though i had hoped she stopped the act…be that as it may, she should come clean with the whole story. the truth shall set you free….that much i know

  2. Solomonia.

    November 13, 2016 at 11:36 pm

    “”Regarding the issue of the Miss Anambra vehicle, in line with clause 10 of the contract, the vehicle is an official car which the organisers reserve the right to withdraw at the end of the queen’s reign. “” MD, ABS, Uche Nworah

    What contest, beauty or otherwise, gives a car as a prize to the winner and the car returns to the organisers after one year? When you say someone “”wins”” a car, a prize, they WIN it. It is theirs and REMAINS theirs forever and always.

    “”From that moment, I became a slave to them. “” Chidinma Okeke

    I don’t know about anything on this case and wouldn’t want to comment on anything else but the quote from the ABS MD shows the attitude and treatment you show to a slave, to someone you want to keep on your leash, to someone who’s rope you intend to be able to jerk whenever you want.

  3. Marlvina

    November 13, 2016 at 11:43 pm

    Are we still on this matter? I pray it dies down in 2016. Just a twinkle of an eye this girl’s life has taken a sudden twist! Sad one! Beyt wait, so this aint Photoshop? She actually indulged in the act, propelling her as winner of the pageant? SMH! Desperado! All this pageantry tho, I’ve always looked at these contestants with side eye! The shady deals they get into. There’s always one scandal or another afterwards. Either someone is not paid fully, etc. And the absurd names of the pageants to start with “Miss Fair Bossom”, “Miss City Hot-legs”, “Miss Recession”, “MBG Forever” Mshewwww!

  4. Darius

    November 13, 2016 at 11:52 pm

    This lady is too young to be going through this. When they told her she had to make a sex video to be declared the winner, shouldn’t she have walked away with her dignity intact? Now, she has to deal to deal with the scandal. Whoever is trying to blackmail her, should face the wrath of the law. It’s unacceptable!

  5. Zee

    November 13, 2016 at 11:54 pm

    I am never one to judge but dis girl should be keeping it low n shut her d***n mouth!!! A v****a dat is wide enough to admit dat size of cucumber is not an innocent one? she doesn’t want to allow dis matter to die a natural death. Pokello,kim kardashian and d rest hv done it n dey didn’t die so she shld stop giving ppl d avenue to keep talking.

  6. US Number

    November 14, 2016 at 12:05 am

    Chidinma lets this story fade away and let it die naturally,as a well trained girl,even if you were told to do a sex tape to win the said crown,should you even be that gullible to go ahead and do it all because of winning,stop lying,nobody forced you,you did this to for pleasure,skikena,as a young girl from good home ,should you even accept the dirty offer all because you want to participate,that’s dumb,girl go leak your wound and start a new life,with all without scandal sky is not your limit,move on from this ugly incident and start afresh,thank God you’re still young,you can achieve so much more

  7. Tobi

    November 14, 2016 at 4:59 am

    I just hope this statement is just another farce. I don’t want to believe this young lady release this self destructive statement. Notting wrong with whatever your sexual preferences are as long as it’s consensual and involves adults. You may get jail time in some countries and a lotta cultural religious criticism but to openly say you consented to sexual advances for career/ promises of money/ tittle of beauty queen/ employment (especially when you are not hungry or needed to sell your dignity to SAVE life ) in other words you did it for PURE GREED, you didn’t think at that point hold on one damn minute THIS IS WRONG!!!!, What the hell kinda contest ask for sexual favours from contestants? I don’t want to be part of this Shit!!!. And to say you willingly engaged in recorded sexual session because you were asked to and didn’t even ask to see a contract or some sort of agreement then turn round and ask for a written agreement after you had bought and eaten the forbidden fruit !!!!??? That my dear makes you a GREEDY FOOL THAT WILL DO ANYTHING FOR MONEY. Well like I said I don’t want to believe she wrote this statement.

  8. Liz

    November 14, 2016 at 7:20 am

    I still don’t understand how in this time and age especially with how notorious the internet and social media is a person would for whatsoever reason be told perform some sexual act on video and she complies and still expects nothing to come out of it.. Ladies be careful if you don’t want it going viral, then don’t even do it in the first place.. A sex tape is a time bomb waiting to explode.. And the sad thing is that ones its out there its out there. If this lady’s story is true then she is partly to blame for being so naive in this time and age.

    • Darius

      November 14, 2016 at 9:25 am

      You can’t imagine what some people will do for fame and fortune. Some people are willing to sell an entire village if it will make then famous. Her hunger for fame is what landed her into this mess. She is a very strong lady though, and I applaud her for that. This scandal is enough to make someone have suicidal thoughts. I just hope she comes out strong.

  9. Spunky

    November 14, 2016 at 7:40 am

    There are more video?! Haaaaa! I raise hand for you Ooo…if she insists the blackmailers haven’t been contacting her, she should know better and stay down. All these talk and counter talk will keep inflaming the ember. I don’t believe her though. I think she’s a freak( we all got our freaky side.) I’m really not judging her.

  10. rain

    November 14, 2016 at 11:15 am

    this story should rest…..Old story

  11. john

    November 14, 2016 at 11:25 am

    she is a strong feminist. .other would have been having suicide toughts..should just shun everything and become a Pornstar..she may make it, if she market her self well..I heard the pornsite xvideos.com offered her a job..ahe should take it

  12. Bisola

    November 14, 2016 at 11:33 am

    We have heard enough of this issue.
    She should just take time out to reflect. Even if she was truly coerced, she should reflect on why she felt winning a beauty pageant of all things was so important that she agreed to do a sex video.

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  13. o

    November 14, 2016 at 11:49 am

    Truth is a lot of these pageants involve a lot of dirty dealings. Those girls are thirsty for fame and would do absolutely anything for it.

  14. Suga

    November 14, 2016 at 11:55 am

    Well, I do not believe this girls story, first it was photoshoped abi videoshoped and not her now she was asked to do it by ABS. All this pageantry things could be shady but it’s mostly when it’s coming from a non renounced organisation. If this was only about the pageant, how come nobody else is coming to speak about their own encounter too especially the ones that did not win anything. If you know that you wouldn’t drop the vehicle at the end of the tenure you wouldn’t have accepted to sign that . Young girl you better go back to the drawing board and work on yourself or be bold and proud enough to accept responsibility for your actions, I mean your actions that comes with maturity, nobody wants to hear such flimsy excuses afterall something must influence a man’s actions weather good or bad which explains the stuff that one is really made off(by their fruit you shall know them) You need to be able to have the will power to say no to what you don’t want or yes to what you want and be able to defend your actions anytime, anywhere. Don’t pretend to be a child afterall you did not report to your parents going by being a child that you are pretending to be for people to pity you. Please grow up and learn. You are a disgrace to young people and to think that you may be a role model to some ignorant people is really pathetic. End of discussion!

  15. tshark

    November 14, 2016 at 12:19 pm

    Na wa!!! so unfortunate that you turn ancient vegetable to a sex device, the organizers needs to be well interrogate about game, the video recorded handled by an expert , there was no friendship communication between this lesbian during this dirty act even the camera didn’t say a word, this show that she did what required based on agreement, is not that chidinma so cheap to useless her modeling career anyhow but she was very comfortable to accept the offered because she is engaging in this act for long, stop lying to the public that you hate what you did, it’s your life, KIA + N1m can tarnished someone respectable life of 20years simply just like this? Hell poor brain! To you ABS have you being recycled winners prizes ? Is that the real content is your agreement? God dey ooo.
    “Bob Marley says: children don’t know who to trust” parents & guardians please be well involved in any of children activities make sure you understand the script and Adult please, don’t do it alone look for good eyes to see it on your behalf before you seal the deal.

  16. Nene

    November 14, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    Story for the gods. She’s a lesbian. Blackmail or no blackmail. Is it by force to win a beauty pageant? Rubbish girl

  17. ogeAdiro

    November 14, 2016 at 3:20 pm

    “Do you have any sex tapes possibly out in the ether?” Add to list of before-you-get-married questions.

  18. Iyke

    November 14, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    The fact of this story will never come to light and by judging her we end up doing more harm than good, it’s better we leave God’s work to God and be our brothers keeper. There are some good qualities in her for the future of our nation, let’s focus on that and encourage her. Sometimes good comes out of bad, she is still one of us. Our response might drive her into suicide and we wouldn’t want that. I believe she has lent her lesson. Chidima! I encourage you to stand strong and no storm last forever, it will soon fade away. I love you, my dethroned queen.

  19. Okoh

    November 15, 2016 at 5:22 pm

    This man is not telling any truth. To think that chidimma and her friends rented a professional high definition camera to film thier sex session is a deal braker in this matter. The ABS as a body might not be involved in this but same can not be said of the organizers of the Miss Anambara beauty pageant. This is a dirty blackmail which no one would’ve expected of a highly respected man like Nwaorah. 100 times over, I will still pin this whole disgusting and shameful even on him.

  20. Ibk

    November 22, 2016 at 2:30 am

    Well i think this people dey lie o. Why did they ask her to return the car. If they cant explain then they are definately responsible. And they made all this happen. Girls be careful

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