In this list compiled by “lalasticlala” on Nairaland, Nigerian female celebrities share their embarrassing stories and funny awkward moments !
1. FUNKE AKINDELE
“I was at the airport sometime back and a woman came to say hello. Of course, I greeted her politely. Again, she came and I did same thing. Again, she came and I was still my smiling self. This went on like 20 times and she brought many people to see me! When it was time to board the plane, I was on a queue and suddenly had a slap on my back! It was the woman and she said, ‘Abebelube’ (Yoruba word for a more-than-smart person) and laughed. I was hurt! But I just grinned and said ‘thank you ma.’ The normal Funke Akindele would have reacted but I just reminded myself of the status. But I am human!I remember having fever, went to the clinic, was asked to run a test and as my doctor attended to me, another doctor passed by and said in everyone’s hearing that, ‘Funke Akindele came for a pregnancy test!’ Though he was joking, what if those people picked it up and the rumour spread? Even if I came for a pregnancy test, am I not entitled to my privacy?It is not too enviable a world.”Another experience…”It was the day an old man bashed my car. Repairing the car costs much money, as it can only be done by the insurance company. The car was badly destroyed, at the back and I was really furious. The old man came down from his car and spoke in Yoruba: “ Sulia jo dakun mabinu (Sulia, please, don’tbe annoyed), calling me the name of a character I played in my film, Jenifa. I just had to let the man go.”
“I forgot how to recite the National Anthem at an event four years ago. I sang the National Anthem for a company that had a show, they were launching something, so a client came to me, we are doing this so we want you to take the National Anthem (that was four years ago). Nomoreloss (another artiste) was the host of that event.“Going on stage, Nomoreloss said ‘do not forget the National Anthem’, and I indeed forgot it. In the papers, reports were flying around that Waje does not know how to recite the National Anthem.”
She further said she was curious and surprised that she missed her lines during the recitation. She has redeemed herself from the embarrassment afterward.
3. MERCY JOHNSON
“There have been a lot; some are negative while others are positive. A guy once saw me at the airport and lifted me up and said to me, ‘I had told myself that the first time I see you I would touch you and feel you real good’. There was another time a guy saw me at the airport and said ‘Mercy, hi.’ He tapped his twin sister and said that is Mercy Johnson only for the sister to sigh and say ‘does she know us’?”
Answering a question on why her bosoms popped out at an event, the Delta State-born singer revealed that, “because I have small shoulders and my tits are actually beautiful, I tend to wear revealing upper body dresses.” She added that, “when you are looking at the mirror, you are not well as tall as to see how troublesome it could be. That dress has feathers in the front of it and before I left my hotel room, I asked someone if the dress was okay and she said yes.”
Continuing, Omawumi stressed that, “so, I wore the dress to the show and when I was performing at the show, of course, paparazzi took my pictures and released them. I realized that my Tits were practically pouring out of my dress, there was no way I could have put my bosoms back.”
5. COSSY ORJIAKOR
‘I was driving and in the traffic, the guy walked up to me and grabbed my boobs and walked away.
6. TIWA SAVAGE
“My dress for the performance came literarily 5 minutes before I was supposed to go on stage so, I didn’t have time to try it on before my performance. The emcee announced: ‘next on stage is rising star, Tiwa Savage…’so I quickly put it on, and the next thing I was going stage. And as soon as I was walking on stage the Zip ripped at the back and I didn’t even know. Banky W saw it and was like ‘oh my God! Your whole back is open.’ “And this was the first time I was meeting Tuface,MI… Banky W, there like I said, I was really, really embarrassed. They tried to pin me up but all these time the band and everybody was on stage, so I had to go back, change into something that was not planned. It was quite embarrassing.”
That was not how the story ends. “I was fairly unknown at that time. I was just asked to sing the National Anthem, and I remembered when they mentioned my name Tiwa Savage and everyone was like who is that? “But by the time finished performing, I actually got people standing up on their feet. So that, also, was a great moment for me.”
7. ANITA JOSEPH
“I remember when a man slapped my buttocks! I acted in a film and the role was that of a lady sleeping with many men. After the film, a man walked up to me and said he liked the way I shook my buttocks in the movie. He wondered if that was how I shake it in real life. I was embarrassed.
8. NUELLA NJUBIGBO
“I have been embarrassed a number of times. A guy saw me the other day and he was like, ‘Oh, big lips! Jesus, na the lips wey I dey see for screen be these? Oh my God, see the lips o!’ When he was saying this, a lot of guys were there. And he was just calling their attention to my lips. People around were looking at my lips and they were all laughing. I was embarrassed that day but I just smiled over it and left the place.”
9. GRACE AMAH
The mother of one said her most embarrassing moment was when she won ‘the best bed-hopping actress of the year’ award. Hear what Grace said:
“When I was given the best bed-hopping actress of the year! That was years back and it was really horrible. Why in God’s name would anybody give me that kind of name? It was myself, Genevieve and one other person that were nominated and I actually got this horrible award as the best bed-hopping actress of the year. That is the one that I keep mentioning. And several others. Like when I had my child and people were saying the father of the child denied the pregnancy and denied paternity of the child. It’s actually crazy why any man should deny the paternity of his own blood. And several others like that”.
10. CHIKA IKE
“I have been through a lot in my career but I have not had any serious or major embarrassment lately; that was in the past. But I don’t call them embarrassment though. I once had a fan who almost kissed me and many overexcited fans were all over me.”
11. DORIS SIMEON
“This happened in broad day light in Ketu. I was driving out from the market and there was this taxi man, maybe, he was fatigued or probably sleeping, frustrated, drunk or something, his car was in front of mine in traffic. As other cars were moving, he was not moving, so I had to overtake him. To my consternation, the man alighted from his cab, came to where I was sitting behind the wheels and slapped me heavily. I felt so bad that I had to come down to confront him. To worsen the already tensed situation, onlookers that gathered immediately supported the man without listening to my own side of the story. They were like: “you are a star, an actress, you shouldn’t have confronted him, and don’t you know he is a man.” Meaning I should allow people walk up to me and do whatever they like and go just like that because I am an actress. That was my most embarrassing moment,”.
12. NSE IKPE ETIM
“My most embarrassing moment is the day fell off an airplane. I did not remove my glasses and everything went misty. I fell down when I was descending the staircase. The worst part was that I had to struggle to get up on my feet.
13. FIONA AMUZIA
“My most embarrassing experience happened at the US embassy. As a queen, I went there for the US visa in my full regalia, the dress, the crown, everything. And you won’t believe me, they denied me the visa. It was so embarrassing. I later went back after my reign as Fiona Amuzie and this time they gave me.”
“Most embarrassing moment on air, I have had several cases. I make mistakes on air and I am not afraid to point out my errors. I am usually the first to laugh at myself. I make grammatical errors and I remember a time when an artiste came on my show and I asked him when his album would be released. I was oblivious of the fact that it had been released two months earlier!”
“I get it everyday. In fact a lot. There is this thing about some people. They just hit you at the back because you are a star or something. I don’t like it. It can be so upsetting that I would feel like slapping the person but I would now remember that I have to control myself because of my kind of profession. There was a day I was having a little problem with someone, another person then said that I was exactly the way I act on TV. I then told the person that she was silly. I’m not a saint simply because you see me on screen. There is an element of madness in everyone and acting is just make believe. Acting a negative role doesn’t make me a negative person. That doesn’t mean people should provoke me just to see what I can do. I will bounce back.”
16. RITA DOMINIC
“Of course! In England from where I just came back after attending my mother’s memorial service. When we went for Nothinghill Carnival. It was so rowdy and before I could say Jack Robinson, a guy just grabbed me and kissed me on my mouth. I just could not believe it. It happened before I could realize what he was doing, and I was very embarrassed. There were some security people there who later dragged me away.”
17. UCHE ELENDU
“I can remember on one occasion after a movie, titled ‘Last Occult,’ where I played the role of an occultic witch goddess, I was talking to a friend, and I was actually kidding her.I told her that I will deal with her and a woman suddenly emerged from nowhere and called her up for a private discussion warning her to be very careful with me, that I am a very dangerous person. She told her that I am an occultic goddess that I could actually harm her judging by my role in that movie. She concluded that I did it so well because I am occultic in reality. My friend and I started laughing when she told me, I did not find it embarrassing because I expected things like that from fans.”
18. INI EDO
“While filming, I didn’t realize I had a bad wardrobe malfunction as some bottoms on my shirt had fallen off. It was most embarrassing when my pa had to disrupt the set just so the costumer could change de shirt, and I was the last to know.”
19. SARAPHINA AMAECHI
The breasts are becoming more and more aggressive by the day” she said giggly “one fateful day I was travelling, just at the airport, as I just bent down to open my bag, my breasts fell out like bombs. I was so embarrassed but then that is part of me and I am proud of it”
20. MAUREEN SOLOMON
“None except when people see you on the road and begin to shout your name, it’s not that embarrassing, it’s something you have to live with”.