Popular Nigerian musician, Ikuforijimi Olaitan Abdulrahman, also known as Oxlade has been awarded five million naira (N5m) damages by Justice Olalekan Oresanya of an Ikeja High Court over a leaked sex tape with a woman on social media app, Snapchat.
Justice Olalekan described the action of the singer, in secretly recording explicit sex with a woman and thereafter leaking it online as “despicable, horrendous, distasteful and classless”.
The sex tape of the singer had surfaced online in February 2022, without the knowledge and consent of the woman who was involved in the video.
The leaked video had sparked public outrage and forced Oxlade to tender an apology to his fans and to the woman in the video.
The woman, John Blessing had filed a suit before the court on March 15, 2022, seeking twenty million naira in damages and a declaration that the respondent’s (Oxlade’s) act of recording his explicit sexual acts without her knowledge and consent amounted to flagrant contravention of enabling laws and a gross violation of her fundamental rights to dignity, privacy and freedom from discrimination guaranteed under Sections 34 and 37 of the 1999 Constitution (as amended); and Articles 5 of the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights (Ratification and Enforcement), Act, CAP A9, LFN, 2004.
Delivering judgment in the matter, Justice Oresanya chastised the singer and cautioned him against such act in his relationship with the opposite sex in the future.