Nollywood actress, Empress Njamah, has broken her silence on the leaked videos of hers on the internet.
The actress started the new year on a controversial note as Josh Wade, her former fiance, released private videos to bloggers.
Njamah had walked out of the relationship and raised the alarm that Wade threatened to release such videos.
He made good his threat in the wee hours of 2023 by reportedly creating a WhatsApp group where he posted videos he took from the actress in her house.
This triggered a backlash on social media, with ladies warned to avoid falling prey to such.
In a video released late Tuesday, the actress in the eye of the storm said she was thankful for being alive.
She thanked her fans for their support, saying most of the people criticising her do not know the real story.
“I love you guys, I’m good. Thank you, guys, for all the love, support, and messages and visits. They can’t bring us down. we are far above you all devil’s incarnate.”
“I’m alive, I came out alive and I’m able to speak out, so many women are hiding under this torture, this torment, last-last, we move. I’m excited about my freedom.”
Njamah raised the alarm last year
On December 15, 2022, a video of Njamah wearing an engagement ring and captioned “finally off the market” was released on Instagram.
Friends and fan left over 10,000 congratulatory messages on the comment section.
But the actress, once linked to music star, Timaya, later revealed that it was a ruse. She said Wade forced her to wear the engagement ring so he could post the photo on Instagram.
She said the previous post about being engaged is false as she made it under duress after being scammed, beaten by Wade who is from Liberia.
She also revealed that she was being blackmailed to pay $450,000 by the man who had hijacked her main Instagram account.
“A guy that one couldn’t even call a human being came into my life under the pretense of wanting to marry me, I didn’t know that he had other motives and he came when I was very vulnerable, when I lost my friend, Ada Ameh. I have been speaking to this guy on phone for months, speaking to people I thought were his relatives, everything is just scam.”
“He came into my life, said he could not leave me because I wasn’t not okay. I really wasn’t okay; I was hiding it from the press. The death of my friend broke me down so bad I could not function and he said he was going to stay with me, I didn’t know he was busy gathering his tools, his materials which he was going to use to blackmail me.
“Afterwards, he had my naked videos and he changed, he started hitting me and when I wanted to talk and tell him this can’t work; he blackmailed me with my own videos and said I’m going nowhere and that’s when he turned into an animal, beats me anytime, locks me up, put the keys in his pocket, in my own house. I didn’t have access to leaving my room.
“This is the guy who lied me that when he came into Nigeria, all his things were stolen, his phones, his credit cards, his clothes and he got into trouble and he needed lawyers which I gave a huge amount of money, talking millions. He was out; he came to Abuja and started living with me. I became a shadow of myself, the Empress you know became a shadow of herself, if you were around me, you would notice my social life was no more, there was nothing to post anymore. My fans were asking ‘Are you okay?’ ‘Are you still mourning?’ They didn’t know I was going through something worse than that.
“He wrecked me, finished everything. This person I’m telling you actually got a ring and forced me to do a video, which he posted on my page because he has access to my page. He changed all the passwords, logged me out of every email I have, everything I have, all my phones, my iCloud, everything, I don’t have access to anything, I don’t mind. I’m alive to tell you the story, I was able to run that night, I ran into the street, not minding who or how, I fell into a gutter. I was able to see a mallam to ask for a phone. I called my brother and he picked me from the hospital, the following morning, took me home.
“This guy came back, after looking for me, took my car, took my international passport, he took my remaining money. He took my iPad, my earpods, he had two bags of my valuables, took the car and left. He has the guts to be sending threat videos saying whatever I do, whoever I tell he’ll put it out there.
“I’m not the one handling that page. #empressnjamah is not been handled by me. Go to my page and see the video he posted, does that look like something I will post? I was under duress posting that video called engagement.”