Nollywood actor, Odunlade Adekola says he is ready to drag female colleagues to court if they use his name for any form of ‘publicity stunt.’
The producer/singer made the threat in a recent chat with Punch Newspapers after his name was dropped as a lover to Kemi Afolabi, a married actress.
Reacting to the romance allegations, he said “I was shocked and enraged when I read in the news that two married actresses were fighting dirty over me. I don’t know why they would drag my name which I have spent years of hard work to build in the mud just like that. I have no idea why they would even mention my name in the matter and the first thing that came to my mind was to contact my lawyers and sue them for defamation but I decided against it because it would turn into another scandal.”
Continuing, he said, ‘I am a happily married man with children and I wonder why either of them would make such damaging statement. Nothing like an amorous relationship exists between me and any of them.
‘In fact, I have only had a one-on-one encounter with Seyi Ariyo about two times and I doubt we have seen each other in the industry up to four times. So, where did such claims come from? They are just using my name for cheap publicity probably to make their movie popular but why would they want to do such at the expense of my family’s happiness?
‘ I implore these ladies to stop using my name for cheap publicity and face their craft. If such happens again I may be forced to involve my lawyers in the matter,’ he concluded.