A U.S-based Yoruba actress, Oyinkansola Elebuibon, has debunked rumours making the rounds on social media that a popular Yoruba actor, Lateef Adedimeji, is the father of her baby.
A popular Instagram gossip blog on Tuesday alleged that the actress welcomed Adedimeji’s child in 2018 and in order to keep it a secret, quit acting and relocated to the U.S.
Adedimeji is currently in a relationship with his colleague, Oyebade Adebimpe.
Reacting to the allegations, the actress, who is the daughter of popular Ifa priest, Ifayemi Elebuibon, went live on Instagram to slam the purveyors of the rumour.
She said, “I don’t have a problem with anybody being a journalist or with anybody trying to make ends meet. But at some points, we need to sit back and think about the effects of what we do on the persons involved. It is easy to hide behind our keyboards to insult our leaders and people in the public space without knowing that we as individuals are not better than them in terms of what we do.
“This is not the first time this will happen. The first time this person would post something about me, I was shocked but I just let it slide then because I felt my response would only strengthen the news.”
The actress added that speculations came about because people, including some of her colleagues in the movie industry, have always wondered about her private life because she has chosen to set her personal life aside from social media.
“I am not responding now because of me, as that is the price you pay once you’re known because if that is not the case, why would everybody believe they are entitled to your private life? They want to know if you have a husband if you have a child they want to know. They want to know everything about you because you are a celebrity,” she said