Tuesday, 17 April 2012


Despite the fact that she is one of the fast emerging hip hop singers in Nigeria who tried all they could to avoid controversies and scandals and also to maintain scandal free profile, the rumour mongers made this to become history as the sonorous voices singer, Imelda Ada Okwori a.k.a. Imelda J was alleged to have be dating the governor of her state, Gabriel Suswam secretly which influenced the idea of the governor showed at the album launch of the vocalist held at Benue Hotel, Markudi about two years ago. According to the allegation, Imelda was said to have been rollicking in an intimate affair with the governor which swayed the initiative governor Suswam showed at the launching of her first album titled Triumph Phant. The event, we gathered, took place on Monday which happened to be a working day and slated to hold by 2:00pm but little was very much late. The Governor was said to have been the first important personality to storm the occasion and when he got to the event place, the arrangement of the event center was not yet in good order, while he hung around and left a message that when the singer is ready she should call for him. Shortly after the proper event commence, governor Suswam we learnt packed several copies of the CD to sell for her so as to generate fund her behave. Contrary to the allegation, the promising act last week revealed to GAB the truth behind the allegation. “Nothing of such has ever existed between us. It still goes down with the fact that I am a female. If it were male, who would have said such? You see, most at times, I ask myself this question that why is it that if I get into any office to submit a proposal as an artiste and its being approved because God is at work or probably the person in charge turned out to be a good man, people begins with several unpleasant perceptions? Meanwhile such proposal might have been approved for a male artiste before mine. This is coming to me as a surprise and at the same time, this is one of the challenges we are facing in the industry as a female singer. The first time I took my proposal to his office, he approved it without know who I was and worried to know me. Hence, it was a reasonable cause: he approved it without any form of delay. Assuming I am a guy I am sure no one would have complain over that. One thing I appreciate about his Excellency Governor Gabriel Suswam is the fact that he is a much focused person. Either you say it or not, he keeps pushing our Benue and our future agenda. His own is even the list among the accused. But who cares”. She blurted.

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