36:50 … Moving on now to the
36:53 legendary musician Salawa Abeni
36:55 known as Waka Queen, exposed a man
36:58 threatening to blackmail her with all
37:01 semi-nude pictures sent to her privately
37:04 if he does not get money but she however,
37:07 went ahead, to post the pictures herself
37:11 to disappointment of her blackmailer. Now
37:14 the question is, what happened exactly …
37:18 Joining us right now, is the Queen
37:20 herself, Alhaja Salawa Abeni. Good morning
37:24 Madam, are you there? Good morning, I am here.
37:29 Good to have you, so tell us how long has this blackmail been
37:32 happening. When did he start calling you to
37:35 make demands. Its only just day before yesterday. Hmm, just day before yesterday?
37:43 do you remember when he took the
37:45 pictures? I didn’t remember because was long
37:50 time ago. So when he when he contacted ma …
37:54 what exactly did he say, did he call you or
37:56 sent a message via WhatsApp? What
37:58 exactly did he do? He sent a message…. erhn on WhatsApp
38:10 Okay, okay. He said, good morning Madam
38:14 … He said, hello Madam.
38:18 I didn’t answer the call because I did not know the person
38:20 The next follow was that, I have your nude pictures
38:23 He said, I have your nude pictures with me.
38:29 … that er, that er, would I like to see it?
38:36 Or we should negotiate?
38:42 I said… I didnt say anything.
38:45 He was sending it. I was reading it
38:51 So, he said: How are you going to feel
38:56 a popular Queen Salawa Abeni
39:02 see her picture, on her Instagram, Twitter and err, on Facebook
39:07 I didnt say anything. I was just reading. So
39:12 he then called. I didnt pick it
39:17 He did video first. i didnt pick it
39:20 He now said, we should negotiate, that when I pay, I should pay …
39:23 How much was he asking for? Erh?
39:27 How much was he asking for?
39:29 I did, I did not … If I had answered him, maybe he would have had opportunity to
39:35 I did not answer him. I was just reading it
39:39 He said lets negotiate, when you pay, that’s when I play
39:41 when I pay, he will burn all the pictures
39:45 so that he will show it to me
39:49 Right. I didn’t see anything I was just
39:51 reading it. I was reading it, then he now
39:54 sent the pictures to me. He said, ah-ah, you did not
40:00 Are you amazed? Was not asked, but he said
40:05 his name is Jason, that he gives me three
40:09 days countdown
40:10 I didn’t say anything. I was just reading
40:13 it because the first was 8:27 a.m
40:17 in the morning with messages up to 10:15
40:23 a.m in the morning. All right what does
40:26 it feel …. I was just reading it….
40:28 I was, just to understand….
40:33 Alright ma, did you find it
40:35 unexpected. Did it just happen? Where you
40:37 shocked that somebody is trying to
40:39 blackmail you all of a sudden, after all
40:40 these years that you’ve put into your
40:41 career? Or you know, you were just ready?
40:45 And, why did you, even think of posting it
40:50 I cant hear you very well
40:53 What made you decide to post the picture yourself?
40:55 What was your initial reaction? Was there fear? Was there
40:57 shock? Why did you resort to posting it
41:00 yourself? Hello Ma, did you get that?
41:05 She said that, why did you decide to
41:07 post it? When you got the guy
41:09 information from that young man, were
41:11 you shocked? Were you scared? And why did
41:13 you decide to post it by yourself? I do … I
41:19 don’t want… I don’t want … I don’t want
41:26 do unnecessary things and then
41:30 I don’t want … I’m going to be 60 next
41:32 year. Yes … So I’m might be singing for the
41:35 past 46 past years and somebody we just call
41:37 from somewhere and say he wants to blackmail
41:40 me, for no reason, the person I didn’t
41:43 know. I said okay, if its is the pictures you
41:46 mean, you are going to use to collect money from me.
41:48 Let me post it by myself. Let everybody
41:50 see it.
41:51 And that is, what I did! I had nothing to lose. I don’t
41:56 have anything to lose. All right … So you …
41:59 I post it to all the world
42:00 so that … I can see that everybody …
42:03 The way I even
42:07 thinking, it was going to, it goes beyond that. Everybody
42:10 everybody, everybody just posting
42:13 it and started fighting for me. Yeah
42:17 because blackmail is a crime, so Ma did
42:20 you … When you got the picture sent to you …
42:22 Did you recognize the picture and at
42:25 what point you lost those pictures
42:27 because I believe they were hard copies,
42:31 Yes. Maybe, they have it is. I didn’t remember.
42:35 The pictures would have around 30 years ago
42:38 because you can judge it’s
42:40 between there and now. So there’s no way…
42:43 Maybe … That is why, maybe I
42:47 am sick, I might have been in the hospital
42:50 and in the worst… I might be with my partner,
42:53 afterall I am an adult. Ma, Ma, very importantly
42:57 have you reported this now to the police
42:59 officially? Have the tracked this young man?
43:01 Is he in custody? Yes, of course, I did. I did report to the police.
43:04 Okay …
43:05 What is the status right now and have they
43:09 found him? They said they are working on it. We still talked yesterday
43:12 Fantastic. We would like to know
43:15 how far the investigation goes … I hope they catch him … … Definitely…
43:28 Thank you, thank you …but its good to have you on the show…. Thank you for inspring us…. Thank you Ma … Thank you, thank you …
43:30 Before I let you go, before I let you go. People have been calling you, right, on this matter.
43:32 Oh God … As it encouraged you
43:35 anyhow? I mean how do you feel the
43:36 response you’ve got this so far? The Love? The
43:38 love and support?…
43:40 Ah, in fact, the responses I have been
43:43 getting from people it’s …
43:47 that sometimes I be looking
43:49 my phone then I’ll just started be
43:53 calling them one by one. I cant answer two three times
43:56 at a time but I’ll make sure answered
43:59 everyone because there are responses
44:02 encouraging me. Yes, and giving me power that …
44:07 so I’m using this opportunity I’m very
44:11 happy for you people, for you … for what you did
44:13 for me this morning, all the world, not
44:15 even Nigeria alone. Phones abroad,
44:19 they are just calling, they’re just praising, there are some .. some they are just “sẹpe” for the person
44:23 Yes ooo. “Epe lo ku, epe lo ran. Epe loran, right now” He’ll be caught and dealt with. Thank you very much Ma,
44:31 God bless you. “Ẹse modupẹ ooo. Epe ni wọn bami sẹ fun” “Awa na ri bẹ“
44:33 “Ẹ bami dupẹ lowo gbogbo ọmọ Nigeria, wipe wọn she ooo,
44:35 nitoripe, ki ise nkan ti mo expect, ni mori.
44:38 Opọ …
44:42 I didnt know pe awọn eyan fẹran mi to yi”
44:43 “Bẹni …“
44:47 “Ẹse modupẹ… and you people …
44:49 I always been your people and I will continue Thank you Ma
44:52 God bless you Ma.
44:54 And you people continue to be. “Modupẹ lọwọ ẹyin nọ ooo.
44:56 Thank you Ma. Thank you so
44:59 Alright Ma. Okay so, we’re gonna break
45:00 now. When we come back we’re bringing our
45:02 celebrity guests stay with us. We’ll be
45:04 right back. Stay tuned your view, will be
45:13 right back. Welcome back to your view.
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