Nollywood actresses, Toyin Abraham and Liz Anjorin have set the social media space ablaze as they are currently engaging each other in a messy war of words following reports that Liz was ‘held’ for drug trafficking in Saudi Arabia
The genesis of the drama was when an Instagram blog reported that Liz Anjorin was ‘held and searched for drug peddling’ during her recent Hajj trip to Saudi Arabia. The report went on to say the actress was ‘teary all through her encounter with the security agents at the airport’.
In her response to the story, Liz said her investigations revealed that her colleague, Toyin Abraham ‘leaked’ the story to blogs and she came for the new mother with all guns blazing.
A gossip blog had written that Liz was arrested in Saudi Arabia on suspicions of peddling drugs and asked her to clear her name:
“Mama please clear the air how you were held for drug peddling search and was teary all through. I know you won’t tell your gullible fans about that, but if na another thing, una go don shake IG.
Weekend oloyin re oo. Too much question will force me to release evidence fa… na wisdom they help me keep some facts. That was why I dey work so hard like machine because things about life is bigger than life gangan.
You need to stay more calm for evidence before you get blocked… if I block you before you see evidence, e go pain you because you need to know HUMAN.”
Liz immediately suspected her colleague Toyin of planting the story and took to her Instagram page to call out Toyin for allegedly opening fake social media accounts to troll her colleagues in the movie industry.
“Musa hold my cloth … Na jeje I dey hustle do my business.
Sugbon evil is part of life and fighting is part of winning evil. Who remember that actor attached to… that was deported from America? Who remember the cross… That was deported from London?
Haaaaa… mi o mon nkankan… until gistlover comment section was flooded with so much jubilation from them ke? Egbami ke?
Oniro omo ale… Na only you get fans wey dey look for trouble, why your fans no behave like this last year? Upper year, where were these fans when dey use to drag you dirty with Egbegbe?
Make I continue with facts. Why 99.9 percent of this account you claimed as fans always on private with zero post? Oja ti burst faa..
God bless my fans for minding their business. They will only explode when you come for me. Besides, na some comment expose you that you are behind the shit… otafa soke yido bori.
Chaaaaaaange… no fans get time to dey jump up and down for one person… everybody get their own problem… If my fans can’t get me private jet biko no go look for trouble… but if they come for us, kill them all with everything you have.”
But Toyin would not have any of the firing as she also burst out and gave Liz a piece of her mind. She also responded to her with a strongly worded statement saying, ‘I have instructed my lawyers to take up this matter and she will be hearing from them by Monday.’
She also fired back:
“It has come as a rude shock that some upstarts masquerading as Nollywood actors keep dragging my name into unnecessary drama whenever they are trolled online. I’ve had my own share of online trolling but not for once did I drag the names of any actor or celebrities into the fray even when we don’t have cordial relationships.
Today, an actress directly mentioned my name as the owner or informant of an Instagram blog, and libelled my person and reputation by implying I planted or published some negative news about her.
Why she mentioned my name, I can’t say. What she’s trying to achieve, I can’t fathom. Long ago, I bade bye-bye to unnecessary drama and petty online/offline squabbles and so I won’t descend to her gutter level.
Her so-called ‘evidence’ of my involvement was a comment I left on the page of a fan she suspected is behind the story. How I became connected to the story beats me. This level of cluelessness is mind-boggling.
For the umpteenth time, stop holding me responsible for the actions or inactions of other people as it concerns you. Whether they are my fans or not, I don’t regulate or determine their behaviour or conduct. Nobody holds Beyonce responsible for what her teeming fans, ‘Beyhives’ do.
Anyways, I have instructed my lawyers to take up this matter and she will be hearing from them by Monday. It’s time to put a stop to online bullying and bad behaviour in line with the rule of law.”