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How my alleged sex tape turned into a blessing for me – Chidinma

When asked about the impact her alleged sex tape had on her career,
one time project fame winner and singer Chidinma told Punch thus:

“I woke up one morning and I was greeted on the internet
with ‘Chidinma and sex tape’. I was worried primarily because of my
mother. I didn’t let her see the video but I had to show her the photos.
I didn’t want to go out that day. I couldn’t go out. But my mum felt
otherwise.
She told me to ignore the mischief makers.  I almost took
some actions but I thought against it. I met Sound Sultan on a set.

He told me, ‘Babe, you are now a star. I welcome you
officially into the industry.’ I trended for three days. Even people who
didn’t know me got to know me. My fan base grew. And then, I was happy
because more than 90 per cent of the public didn’t believe I was the one
in that video. There were people who didn’t need to see the video to
believe I couldn’t have done such thing.

I am just grateful to everyone who didn’t believe the
story. My twitter account was hacked and the people created another
account. They kept releasing nasty pictures and they were even
responding to the tweets as if I was the one doing it. I was just
watching and laughing. It put me in the spotlight. I used it for good.

Ever since I started, I have been scared of scandals. I
didn’t want to have any. But I realized that I cannot run away from it.
It is just normal. It is not everybody who is happy seeing me rise. Some
people are trying to do something to stop me. But sex tape is not
enough to stop me. They should bring up something else.  The sex tape
just took me to another level in my career. It moved me up. This is no
more ‘little’ Chidinma. It didn’t bring me down in any way. I am still
doing a lot of things.”

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