The star’s movies include The Return of Jenifa (2011), Ghetto Bred (2018), and Boss of Bosses (2019).
The video claims Badmus died in the Lekki Massacre of 20 October, when uniformed officers opened fire on #EndSARS protesters against police brutality at the Lekki tollgate in Lagos.
The footage shows a woman lying on the ground with several people gathered around her, crying. Text on the video reads: “Eniola Badmus is dead”.
Nigerian celebrities are frequently the victims of false rumours of their deaths. Could the same be true of Badmus?
‘Hale and hearty’
On 21 October, Badmus tweeted: “Against all speculations about me being shot or dead at the unspeakable incident that happened at the toll gate few hours ago, I would like to inform you guys that I Eniola Badmus is hale and hearty.”
Against all speculations about me being shot or dead at the unspeakable incident that happened at the toll gate few hours ago, I would like to inform you guys that I Eniola Badmus is hale and hearty.#EniolaBadmus pic.twitter.com/jzqHkCDnpD
— ENIOLA BADMUS (@BadmusEniola) October 21, 2020
She followed the tweet with a video posted on Instagram telling Nigerians not to cry for her.
“So guys this is me, life and direct. Wow! I thank you so much, thank you so much to everyone that reached out to me. I am hale and hearty; there is nothing wrong with me. I did not even go out today. Please do not cry for me; I am hale and hearty,” she wrote. – Motunrayo Joel
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