I was never arrested in America – Yewande Adekoya
Nollywood actress Yewande Adekoya has spoken on the rumors back in 2017 which reported that she was arrested on fraud charges in America.
Speaking with Sunday Scoop, the actress debunked the rumors.
Read excerpts of her interview below;
The rumour that I was arrested for fraud in America in 2017 was false. I woke up that day and saw the news everywhere. I felt the journalist was paid to write such defamatory news about me by someone who was threatened by my brand. But she made a huge mistake because she attacked the wrong person. I didn’t travel to the US in 2017 as she claimed; I was in Nigeria working. I am an upright citizen and I have never been associated with anything illegal. All claims of this sort should be disregarded. The American government is not silly; I have even travelled to the US and Canada after the fraud news. The journalist didn’t apologise or retract the story; so, my lawyers were left with no option but to sue her. As we speak, the case is in court. The said journalist has refused to turn up in court since the case started.
Piracy has been a major problem in the industry for a very long time. Other challenges have become part of us and we have learnt how to deal with them. The industry is growing and I believe we will become a force to reckon with across the globe pretty soon.
I am happy with my life. Given a chance to turn back the hands of time, the only thing I would do differently is to get married and start making babies earlier.
I am still who I am. Fame has not changed anything about me. Fame has only taught me to be more humble.
I don’t have a role model, but I have people who I admire and respect their talent and courage. I admire the likes of Genevieve Nnaji, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Bimbo Akintola, Funke Akindele, Fathia Williams (Balogun), Bimbo Oshin, and a host of others.
I have been married for six years and it hasn’t changed anything about me, except the fact that I am a wife and mother. Motherhood is beautiful. I thank God for the grace. I wish I had married and started a family earlier.
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