29th September, 2022
Law graduate turned skit maker, MC Lively has narrated how a girlfriend blackmailed her with pregnancy because of his refusal to accede to her N800,000 demand for for payment of her rent.
The Obafemi Awolowo University Law graduate spoke as a guest of Chude Jideonwo, on #WithChude programme.
The pregnancy and abortion scandal trended in 2021.
But MC Lively said the so called scandal was an extortionist plot by a girlfriend she had know then for six years.
According to him, the girl, who he had had sexual relationship with, decided to rope him into the scandal after he failed to yield to her demand of N800,000 to pay her rent.
He said, “It was a friend of mine I had known for a few years, who always wanted more than a sexual relationship, but I didn’t want that. I saw something in her; I like music a lot, so I’m drawn to people who can sing.
“She hollered at me one day and said she needed help paying her rent. I think the money was ₦800,000. I didn’t have that amount of money, so I ignored it.
“Some time went by, and she called to say she was on the island and wanted us to hang out, so we did, and it went down.
“Three weeks later, she sent me a message to say that she was pregnant.
“She said she wanted to take it out, that her parents were going to kill her.
“I didn’t even think for one second that I could have been played.
“One day, she sent me a long text after I didn’t respond to one of her requests for money, threatening me with our messages and voice notes if I didn’t respond to her.
“She said a ton of stuff, and I let her know that I wasn’t scared, but I was disappointed. I didn’t even think it was blackmail; I just felt she was throwing tantrums, but I knew, there and then, that there was no pregnancy from the start.
“She was just trying to squeeze out the 800,000 that she wanted for the house rent.”
MC Lively also discussed his career in comedy, acting after his struggles with unemployment and underemployment after graduation on the show.
“When I was starting out, I had just finished law school. I was just learning about goals and five-year plans. So, I drew a five-year plan.
“I went through that goal sheet recently, and I saw a lot of things that I abandoned, but there are also things that I didn’t foresee that could happen which have happened, and I am grateful to God for that.
“I loved law so much, and I excelled at it, but there was such a struggle between what you did in school and what obtains in real life.
“How do I go to law school, spend such a huge amount of money, and after I graduate, you are offering to pay me 5,000 naira monthly? It was such a problem.
On how he got to be on the Ndani web series, Ratings, MC Lively said, “I got a mail from Ndani saying that they wanted me to come audition for a new show they were creating. And in my four to five years in this industry,
I have hardly ever done an audition, partly because when people want me on a movie, they usually cast me based on the skits I have done.
“But, for Ratings, they wanted something different, and I was happy to do it. This is because one of my greatest mentors is Frank Donga, and it was Ndani that produced his interview series, so I have always loved Ndani TV. It was such a pleasure to audition for it.”