Year after year, this theory has been proved with reports of auto-accidents involving some notable Nigerian celebrities. Sadly, some of these accidents were fatal.
Some celebrities who have suffered car-crash fatality include Dagrin, CD John, MC Loph, etc.
Thankfully, the life of some of our “national treasures” were spared when they too were involved in car accidents.
On February 2006 around 11 pm, Ibinabo Fiberesima, the Nollywood film actress, ex-beauty queen, event manager and former President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria had fatal collision with another car along the Lekki-Epe expressway, Lagos.It happened while she was driving a Lexus SUV belonging to the musician-turned businessman, Daniel Wilson.
The auto fatality cost the life of Suraj Giwa, a medical director with the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital.On March 16, 2016, Ibinabo was sentenced to a 5-year jail term by a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos. She was however granted bail in the sum of ₦2 million and two sureties in like sum on April 7, 2016 by a Court of Appeal in Lagos pending the determination of her appeal at the Supreme Court.
On September 30, 2008, Kelechi Ohia, a.k.a, Kel, who was made popular by her “Wa waa Alright” rap song, together with her manager, survived a car crash on their way back from a night out. The accident occurred around 4am. Kel survived the accident though she sustained some minor scratches and a bleeding nose.
3. Yinka Ayefele
December 12, 1997, was a tragic date for the then OAP and budding musician, Yinka Ayefele.He was involved in a ghastly car accident while driving his Volkswagen Beetle car. The accident affected his spinal cord. This condition would eventually cost him the ability to use his legs. Nonetheless, the impairment did little to stop him from achieving a very successful gospel-singing career.
On June 25, 2010, Ajibola Muyiwa Danladi, better known as Danny Young, was involved in a car accident. The accident occurred on the Third Mainland Bridge, Lagos.The artiste was heading for a video shoot when the accident occurred. Surprisingly, he still made it to the video shoot. However, he fainted afterwards and was then rushed to the hospital.
5. Okey Bakassi and Kingsley Ogoro
Sometime in June, 2011, the movie producer and comedian were on their way to Owerri, Imo state, for a function when their car somersaulted a few times and crashed.Though their vehicle was badly damaged, they sustained no injuries.
In June 2011, popular Nollywood movie actress and producer suffered a car accident.The FJ Cruiser that she was driving was reported to have had a head-on collision with another vehicle.The event occurred late in the night along the Lekki-Chevron axis in Lagos.
Raoul John Njeng-Njeng is a musical artiste that performs under the mononym “Skales”.He, too, has had the unenviable experience of being involved in an auto-accident.On 26 December 2011, after the rapper and three friends departed a Christmas carnival at the Elegushi beach, at Lekki , the SUV conveying them, while attempting to avoid a pothole, ran into a ditch and somersaulted. Skale survived the accident without injury. However, the accident left one of the occupants of the car dead and three injured.
January 18, 2012, suave actor and former Delta state Commissioner, Richard Mofe Damijo, aka RMD, survived a ghastly car accident. The accident occurred somewhere in Warri, Delta state.The SUV that he was being conveyed in was reported to have been damaged beyond repairs. The actor was rescued from the wreckage and rushed to a hospital.
It was June 15, 2013. Nigerian pop sensation, Ayo Balogun, more popularly referred to as Wizkid, left the Nokia Lumia Beat party, which held, at the Oriental Hotel in Lekki, Lagos.Somewhere in front of GET Arena, on the Lekki-Epe Expressway, he crashed his then newly-acquired Porsche Panamera.
The accident was reportedly caused by the singer’s front tyre which flew out making the car spin several times before dragging itself along the sidewalk.The singer and his female companions were unhurt by the accident. Wizkid got a new.
Panamera two weeks after the accident. The car was said be worth about N10m at the time.