Popular Billionaire and philanthropist, Prince Ned Nwoko has reacted sharply to reports that he is set to marry Nollywood actress Chika Ike dismissing the stories as false and wicked.
The Social media had been suffused with various rumours of engagement between Ned Nwoko and Chika Ika. This is coming on the heels of his celebrated marriage to teenage Nollywood sensation Regina Daniels, in April 2019, both of whom welcomed a baby Boy on 29 June 2020.
A statement from Ned Nwoko media directorate signed by Mr Norbert Chiazor on behalf of the former member of House of Representatives, debunked the reports as fake news.
“I have not spoken to Chika Ike in two years. I have not seen her. This is wicked. People should leave me and my family alone” Ned Nwoko said.
A particular self appointed blogger who identified herself as “Esthersky “ had appeared on YouTube channel tagged “ Pizzy Vibes” claiming that Regina’s mother Rita Daniels made a video where she expressed anger with Chika.
Shortly before the said “ EstherSky” came on the screen, an anonymous female voice was heard, in Pidgin English, pretending to quote from an alleged video made by Rita Daniels complaining thus “ Chika Ike leave my pickin husband for me o. Leave my pickin husband , if not I go enter spiritual for you”
Investigations have however revealed that the YouTube story was concocted and totally fictitious,as Regina’s mother never at anytime attacked or raised concerns whatsoever about Chika Ike over Ned Nwoko and marriage. It turned out that the original video by Rita Daniels was heavily manipulated in doctored scam.
The original was actually an Instagram video of Rita Daniels singing a folk song before the camera. An ethnic Ibo eulogy with the lines “ Chukwu na dim ekwenem Yali yo.” Obunam yali onye ka mkpor oku oza”.Translated to simple English, this means “ God my father, do not let me forget you. If I forget, who will answer my call”
The YouTube channel had also claimed that Chika is pregnant for Ned Nwoko and they were expecting their first child together. A speculation found to be baseless.
It will be recalled that Rita Daniels had in a swift reaction expressed disappointment with the video, describing it as criminal manipulation of the original where he only sang an innocuous song in praise of God.
“ May God equip us wit wisdom knowledge, understanding and common sense of reasoning wit di way we judge pipo. Let God be my judge and judge those wey dey judge me wrongly…. Happy Sunday fam. God bless you all,” She wrote on her Instagram page.
Regina’s mother had granted an interview with BBC pidgin network, repudiating such reports.
Chika Ike also reportedly got questioned by a fan and took to her Instagram page to expose the stories as nonsensical, urging the public to disregard the mischievous rumours.
Meanwhile, Ned Nwoko is said to have vowed to use all legitimate means to bring the perpetrators of the fake video to justice as a deterrence .