Social media is a very important tool and aspect of our different lives and it has no doubt contributed to getting a lot of Nigerians who are now regarded as celebrities more famous especially after a major scandal.

Stargist.com presents 7 celebrities who became popular due to social media.

1. Rosy Meurer

Rosy Meurer came into limelight when she was accused of breaking Tonto Dikeh’s marriage to Churchill and has since maintained that status with controversial posts. She is popularly known as the alleged mistress of Tonto Dikeh’s husband.

2. Bobrisky

Bobrisky came into limelight with his highly controversial talks and dressings via social media. He was able to gather traffic to his Snapchat account when he claimed he had a lover who is assumed to be of masculine gender despite the Nigerian constitution at that point in time which made such same sex relationships an offence punishable by serving 14 years in a penitentiary.

3. Daddy Freeze

Though Controversial Daddy Freeze had been known as a presenter with Cool Fm 96.9, his popularity increased when he became a big critic of pastors and preachers and his controversial views on Christianity.

4. Speed Darlington

Speed Darlington is a controversial US-based Nigerian rapper, who has gone viral several times on social media after his music videos hit the internet.

Before then, Darlington had been pursuing a career in music, and later became a sensation of sorts, after his epic Twitter fight with Vic O.

5. Pretty Mike

Lagos Night Club owner, Pretty Mike came into limelight when he put girls on a leash and walked them around like a dog at an event which even incurred the wrath of the government and he was invited for questioning.

6. Maheeda

Controversial nudist, Maheeda is known for one thing and that is sharing unclad pictures of herself and this has made her well known and followed on social media.

7. Tunde Ednut

Tunde Ednut is more popular as a controversial personality than he is as a musician. He is always involved in one social media controversy or the other but one popular one was when he was involved a theft scandal after music producer, Shizzy accused him of ‘stealing’ his beat.

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