February 21, (THEWILL) – The craving for publicity and more attention among entertainers via making of sex tapes and uploading same on social media has become a worrisome trend that must be addressed. Most of these attention seeking entertainers are unaware of the implication of exposing their genitals in the public domain and later claiming it was all a mistake. Well, all that is about to stop if a new law on it is anything to go by and if the Federal Government takes the necessary steps toward ending this bizarre practice. Not only is the obscene display of nude pictures and the sharing of sex tapes on the Internet capable of causing damage to public decency and national morality, it is a criminal act punishable by law. Under the Cybercrimes Act of 2015 applicable in all states of the federation, including the Federal Capital Territory, Section 24 of the Act provides that any person who knowingly or intentionally sends a message or other matter by means of computer systems or network that is grossly offensive, pornographic or of an indecent, obscene or menacing character or causes any such message or matter to be so sent;… commits an offence under this Act and shall be liable on conviction to a fine of not more than N7 million or three years imprisonment or both.
In the past few months, nude pictures and videos of entertainers has dominated the social media space as a notorious means to garner attention. From Big Brother Naija alumni, Ikechukwu Sunday Cross Okonkwo, who took a video of his full frontal, erect while in a shower and posting same on Snapchat to sultry singer, Tiwa Savage’s sex tape floating around the social media space, even finding a place on Pornhub, to the most recent one by singer Ikuforiji Abdulrahman, otherwise known as Oxlade, who alledgedly uploaded several versions of his sex tape on social media. Others who have knowingly or unknowingly uploaded their sex tape include Kannywood actress, Maryam Hiyana, whose boyfriend, Usman Bobo, leaked her sex tape in 2007. Another actress, Maryam Booth’s three-second sex video was leaked in 2020 by her ex-boyfriend, Ibrahim Ahmad Rufai, otherwise known as Deezell. A former beauty queen, Chidinma Okeke, was video recorded during sex with another lady. The list also includes BBNaija alumni, Rebecca Nengi Hampson, whose sex tape was allegedly leaked by her ex-boyfriend who goes by the name Naughty Kay. Others are Nollywood actress and model Ronke Tiamiyu, who claimed she mistakenly shared a video that showed her masturbating on Snapchat; Adekunle Temitope, aka Small Doctor, who was caught on camera masturbating and claimed his phone was hacked and Oluwatobi Wande Ojosipe, aka Wande Coal, who was actually the first Nigerian entertainer to have his nude image shared online some 11 years ago. He was pictured naked sleeping in bed by one of his many female groupies.
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