Regarded as one of the most “networked” Nigerians alive, Dele Momodu was not only let down in his presidential bid by his media colleagues but also by the entertainment industry where he had helped many to stardom, his then-campaign manager has alleged in a new book.
‘Fighting Lions: The Untold Story of the Dele Momodu Presidential Campaign’ is written by Ohimai Godwin Amaize, who holds the record of the youngest presidential campaign manager in Nigeria at the age of 26.
The book, currently made available to only TheCable, is due for public presentation on Wednesday, July 11, in Lagos.
Of particular interest to Momodu’s campaign team was a claim by Genevieve Nnaji, Nollywood superstar, during the 2011 electioneering in which Momodu ran on the platform of the National Conscience Party (NCP).
Amaize wrote: “Many of Momodu’s protégés – especially in the entertainment industry, people who he had personally touched their lives – were suddenly missing in action. Some said they preferred to sit on the fence and remained silent till the very end. It was a shocking eye-opener to the reality of Nigerian politics, especially when one decides to move from a position of an observer to an actual player on the field.
“Nollywood actress Genevieve Nnaji drew the ire of the Momodu campaign when she said: ‘President Goodluck Jonathan is the first President to give the creative industry major support and the only aspirant to consider that movie artistes, fashion designers, musicians, entertainers and other creative minds deserve to grow.’”
Team Dele Momodu, the youth mobilisation arm of the campaign, immediately issued a statement in response.
The statement read: “We have no problem with Genevieve endorsing Goodluck Jonathan but it is unfair and unfortunate not to acknowledge one’s benefactors, no matter the situation today. President Goodluck Jonathan might be spending government’s money on the entertainment industry, but Dele Momodu has spent his hard-earned money on the entertainment industry as well. Long before D’Banj bought a car of his own, it was Dele Momodu’s PA that used to drive him around in her official car bought by Dele Momodu. Even while receiving an award last year at the Ghana Music Awards in Accra, D’Banj acknowledged that it was Dele Momodu who first invited him to Ghana.
“Tee A, the comedian, became internationally known because Dele Momodu sponsored him from Africa to the Caribbean Islands. Perhaps, someone has also forgotten that Dele Momodu encouraged Banky W to return home to Nigeria when they met in Toronto, Canada. The first time Genevieve visited Liberia, it was Dele Momodu who encouraged her to go there. Does Genevieve have a clue how many Nigerian artistes, supermodels, actors and actresses Dele Momodu had spent his personal money on, from Darey Art Alade to Timaya, Eedris Abdulkareem to D’Banj etc.?
“Does she have a clue how much Ovation has promoted fashion designers like Adebayo Jones, Ade Bakare, Kosibah Creations, Deola Sagoe, Lexy Mojo-Eyes from Sweden to Milan to Paris and across the world? If anyone will forget Dele Momodu’s contributions to the entertainment industry, it shouldn’t be Genevieve. Where was Goodluck Jonathan in 2004 when Dele Momodu spent thousands of dollars personally and got Charter House Ghana to package the launch of Genevieve’s musical career at the Labadi Beach Hotel, Ghana? This kind of amnesia is unkind.”
Amaize recalled how many of Momodu’s friends promised to support his presidential bid only to chicken out.
He wrote: “Some of Momodu’s big friends who made donations in the millions to Goodluck Jonathan’s campaign, completely forgot that our candidate was running for president. On one occasion in Abuja, Momodu ran into one of these moneybags at the wedding of former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar’s daughter. He called the friend aside and said to him, ‘You have been my friend long before you even knew Dr. Goodluck Jonathan. If you can donate N200 million to Goodluck Jonathan’s campaign, do you mean our relationship is not worth your contribution of N1 million to my campaign?’ The moneybag quickly apologised and promised to do something. Nothing came of it.
“Some were magnanimous enough to send text messages wishing Momodu ‘God’s grace’. We wondered why they were not wishing Dr. Goodluck Jonathan God’s grace alone.”
Death Of Video Vixen: Clarence Peters Girlfriend Fumes, Faults Police ‘Murder Charge’ Claim
Clarence Peters girlfriend of 14 years, Jennifer has revealed more details on how popular dancer, Kodak passed away at her boyfriend’s house saying the video director was not even at the scene.
She spoke about how Clarence Peters was invited to the station and how he went there by himself knowing his hands are clean. She also went further to reveal an autopsy has not been carried out due to the lockdown and wants Nigerians to stop assuming over this case.
Below is Jennifer’s post revealing those who witnessed Kodak’s death (four dancers) and what they have said so far about it..
Kodak died on Wednesday, April 29, 2020, while charging her phone. She is believed to have been electrocuted.
“It is SICKENING the corruption and laxity in the NIGERIAN POLICE FORCE!
But First, lemme start with you the ones who follow blogs and comment without thinking. That someone earns a living from breaking homes and destroying people’s reputation is something that should naturally be worrisome to you but NO, it refreshes you.
So, as Clarence’s 14yrs long girlfriend, Lemme state AUTHORITATIVELY that CLARENCE PETERS was invited to the police command, YABA and he went there willingly. He was NOT arrested, neither was he CHARGED WITH MURDER as stated by the press statement from the police command through their spokesperson BALA ELKANA!
Just because we chose to keep quiet until the autopsy result comes out before addressing the press and of course, the police report to exonerate him was signed and collected.
On Friday 2nd of May, 2020 an investigative team led by IPO, MR. POPOOLA, after the on-scene investigation was done, the body visited at the morgue, came to a conclusion they had no case with CLARENCE PETERS(who was not on the scene of the incident) SEGUN the business manager, the 4dancers and two other members of staff of CAPITAL DREAMS PICTURES, (all referred to as witnesses), that it was a NATURAL ACCIDENT. He wrote his report to that effect. Events took a different turn when The DCP- YETUNDE LONGE, came in and asked that the report be torn, he wrote a second one that she tore again. By the third report, then came in MR. OYE and his father Sir Shina Peters and she couldn’t continue with her foul play. She agreed they had NO CASE with him and the rest of the witnesses. “So why are u still holding him..” everyone asked, she said she was waiting for the autopsy result so she can attach it. When she saw she had been caught, she sent them to put out a press statement that he was charged for murder. So thinking Nigerians, can someone be “CHARGED” without an autopsy conducted?
Backtrack a bit, after LD passed on, it took more than 24hrs to seek the consent from her family to conduct that autopsy. By the time the consent was gotten, due to the COVID-19 caused NIGERIAN COURTS CLOSURE, the autopsy was to start on Monday being tomorrow.
So again, how are we talking “he’s being charged for MURDER”??? Since they decided to throw the first blow of negativity, let’s go ALL OUT with the information. You have all been waiting for a response from him and because he chose to be law-abiding, someone who contributes positively to the Nigerian economy, they want yo tarnish his name? And artistes, everyone is quiet? Nobody is asking questions other than “how can she be electrocuted”??? Is it right? Who is going to charge PHCN to court for the SURGE? Yetunde Alonge said if he was an ordinary person she would have let him go but because he and his parents are celebrities that is why.
Since u all seek to know of clarence “murdered” her if Clarence “raped” her, why can’t you all then march to PANTI and ask your police force questions? Don’t sit on blogs spilling fallacies and stamp your imprint by commenting ignorantly. We were going to wait for the results and her family but clearly, everyone is keeping quiet and dragging him in the mud. I WON’T! I have NEVER kept quiet in the face of ILLS, I won’t start now.
And to CP, Biodun stays strong cos THIS TOO SHALL PASS!!! 🤍ALWAYS and FOREVER!
And to EVERY BLOG who has gone out of their way to tell a lie- in the slide is the article posted by GLB, she took it down almost immediately before posting the witness’ account, how do we go from electrocution to RAPE? I don’t have an issue with an investigation as it NATURALLY, under NORMAL circumstances should be conducted anywhere in the world, BUT categorically alleging you know people he raped and abused is NOT sth to joke about.
This is how people mislead the ALREADY IGNORANT PUBLIC. Giving people a reason to form NEGATIVE opinions and I see people who I thought had sense-making SNIDE remarks? You want to know how we landed here, it was all your commenting. So kudos to the blogs and YOU ESPECIALLY, the ignorant Lot.
An educative or informative post be put up, you won’t see comments. When Dangote truck killed three of my aunts at once, there was no uproar. Then a NATURAL ACCIDENT will occur, u say it was MURDER!
May God forgive US ALL!
May His divine assistance remain always with us and may the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace, AMEN!”
BREAKING: Police Arrest Clarence Peters Over Death Of Video Vixen Picture Kodak
Music director and cinematographer Clarence Peters has been arrested by the police in Lagos over the death of dancer Love Divines alias Kodak.
Kodak was said to have been electrocuted while charging and using her iPhone on Wednesday at Peters’ Omole Phase One residence.
She was alleged to have operated the plugged phone while sitting almost naked on the door railings with no footwear on.
She was also said to have sustained burns on her chest where her phone allegedly fell when she flung it as a result of the shock.
Although initial reports claimed she died on the set of a music video, it was however debunked as the planned video was alleged to have been botched following her death.
It was learnt that Peters was invited at the State Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department (SCIID), Panti, Yaba for questioning on Saturday night and has been detained since then.
Meanwhile, the dancer’s mother has taken to social media to denounce those impersonating her and sending account numbers for donations.
The woman, in a video shared on social media, said she neither authorized anyone nor was aware of such moves, describing those behind the fundraiser as fraudsters.
She said: “It’s a pity that she’s (Kodak’s) gone and it is painful. I just got information that a lady is posing herself to be me. I am Lasatanatu Ike, her mother.
“I have also been told that an account number is online. I have not posted my account number online.
“The girl seated next to me is her elder sister by the name Shekinah Glory Ike. Please I want you all to stand up and help me fight as you can see I cannot fight.”
Contacted, Police spokesman Bala Elkana confirmed the arrest of Clarence Peters, adding that the command was investigating the circumstances that led to the dancer’s death.
Elkana said Peters and all those who were at his residence when the incident occurred have been invited for questioning, adding that he would not be able to give further details at the moment.
On the allegation by the dancer’s mother, Elkana said no formal complaint of impersonation has been made, adding that the video would be forwarded to the SCIID for further action.
SAD: Video Vixien, Picture Kodak Reportedly Dies In Clarence Peters’ House
A video vixen, Love Divine, well known through her videos and social media handle on Instagram as Picture Kodak, has allegedly died in the house cum studio of music and video producer, Clarence Peters.
According to available information, Picture Kodak reportedly died in the house of the video producer, who is also the son of ace musician, Shina Peters, late on Wednesday.
Unconfirmed reports had it that she was electrocuted while charging her phone during a shoot at Peters’ Omole, Lagos State residence cum studio.
A short video clip, which has gone viral, was said to be her last recording before she succumbed to death.
She posted a video about four hours before her death on Instagram
Postings on social media also had it that her mum paid her a visit some days before her death.
On her social media page, she described herself as: “Dancer, choreographer, style influencer.”
The has been no official response from Peters or his publicist as at press time.
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