ACTRESS SEYI ARIYO BEGS FOR HER LIFE OVER MASQUERADES THREAT

ENTERTAINMENT - Posted on: 6th May. 2021 at 5:08PM
Nollywood actress and filmmaker, Shebaby, born Seyi Ariyo has taken to her Instagram account to call for help, stating that masquerades are after her life over a movie scene leaked on the internet, of which she produced.

Ariyo, in the video is seen teary, revealing that she has had over 200 threatening messages from masquerades due to an upcoming movie containing a scened where a masquerade was having sex with a woman

An onlooker videotaped the scene on phone, posted it online and since in the Yoruba culture, such an act is noted as a taboo, the actress was given a 7 day to live.

Ariyo, who noted that today is her 6th day said, “They are really threatening my life; I am not alleging it. I received over 200 calls from them a few days ago. Some called to curse me while others said I will die in the next seven days.

“I had to switch off my phone. I learnt they released my number to the worldwide platform of herbalists and traditionalists. They said that I want to destroy our culture and traditions. They have not watched the movie, that is why we have this misunderstanding.

“We recorded a part where a masquerade had sex with a lady and even in the movie, we made it known that it is a taboo. The herbalist in the movie told the woman that if she performs the act, her child will be well, but it will have a repercussion. She was desperate so she went ahead with the ritual.

“Some people recorded that scene with their phones and one of them posted it on Facebook. That is how the masqueraders saw the clip and felt offended. They called me and said they will use me as a scapegoat because actors are used to ridiculing masquerades, which are their gods."

She noted that she had begged the masquerades and pleaded with Mr. Latin, the president of the association, Tampan to pacify them, she said, “Today is the sixth day and they vowed to kill me after seven days. I have spoken to many Yoruba monarchs to help me talk to them as well because it is their worldwide association that is angry with me; their global platform.

“I recently got a call from their leader, who identified himself as Prince. He told me that he will speak to their public relations officer to direct all their members to desist from cursing me. I have the recordings of most of the threats and I wanted to go to the Commissioner of Police to file a complaint, but I was advised against it so that things do not escalate.

“They were not happy about the social media post and I was told to delete it, but I cannot because people would think this is a publicity stunt for the film. So, I cannot pull it down. I am sorry for the scene and I have even removed it from the film. I don’t want to die. They should forgive me, they should not do anything wicked to me or my colleagues.”

After the video, the actress got reactions and supports from her fans and colleagues, praying for her to live.

Iteledicon01:

“You will not die Insha Allah. Ejowo efi Oriji o”
Obaksolo:

“CALM DOWN JOOOR. NO EVIL FASHIONED AGAINST YOU SEYI SHALL PROSPER IN THE NAME OF THE CREATOR OF HEAVEN & EARTH.”
Megastarnaija:

“You are a child of covenant. No weapon formed against you shall prosper. God is the greatest all other gods and powers must bow... whatever evil they plan shall not touch you by the special grace of the most high GOD...”
Kemity:

“You will not die in Jesus name this is the right time will stop this people that record scene on set”







By Mary Abazuo

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