November 21, (THEWILL) – Comedienne Oluwadamilola Adekoya, otherwise known as Princess, has regained her bounce after surviving a painful divorce and a recent traumatic experience involving a colleague, Olanrewaju Omiyinka, a.k.a Baba Ijesha, who allegedly sexually molested her foster child.
The comedienne on Sunday, November 14, 2021, staged a comedy show tagged Princess Live on Stage and themed, Nothing But The Truth at the MUSON Centre in Onikan, Lagos. The event, sponsored by Minime Nigeria, was attended by her fans and friends, including the likes of Kofi Nuel, Josh Alfred, popularly known as Josh2funny; Iledare Oluwajuwonlo, also known as Jaywon; Olanrewaju Ogunmefun, professionally known as Vector da Piper and a host of others.
Ahead of the event, Princess had taken to her social media to call out her friends and colleagues who refused to publicise the show despite the fact that she reached out to them. According to the comedienne, some of them had promised to give her their support only to disappoint at the last minute. The likes of Babatunde Adewale, also known as Tee A, Gbenga Adeyinka, Atunyota Alleluya Akpobome, also known as Ali Baba, Bayegun Oluwatoyin, also known as Arole and Onyebuchi Ojieh, otherwise known Buchi, were among those she accused of disappointing her.
The show was held a few months after Princess’s court battle against Baba Ijesha began. The comedienne had planted a Closed Circuit Television in her home and it captured the actor sexually molesting her foster child. She reported the case to the police, which led to his arrest.
Baba Ijesha was charged to the Lagos State Special Offence Court in Ikeja on a six -count charge bordering on indecent treatment of a child, sexual assault, attempted sexual assault by penetration and sexual assault by penetration. The case has generated a lot of heated argument online, especially among Yoruba-speaking Nollywood actors. While some condemned the act, others took sides with Baba Ijesha. During the trial, a forensic expert, Mrs Anike Ajayi-Kayode, the Executive Director of Cece Yara Foundation informed the court that Baba Ijesha engaged his victim in sexual activities twice when she was seven years-old. She narrated how Baba Ijesha inserted a key into his victim’s private part and told her not to tell anyone. She added that the attributes exhibited by Baba Ijesha were dynamics of child sexual abusers and modus operandi of perpetrators which involves secrecy, intimidation, threat and coercion. The case is still ongoing.