Nollywood actor, Adams Kehinde, who is widely known as Lege Miami, has responded to the N50 million defamation lawsuit filed against him by skit maker and activist, Mr Macaroni. Mr. Macaroni, through his legal counsel, Falana and Falana’s Chambers, accused Lege Miami of making inciting statements against him, leading to the defamation lawsuit.
Mr Macaroni shared the letter from his lawyers on his Instagram page where he demanded that Lege Miami retracts his publication, issues an apology within three days, and pays N50 million as damages for the defamatory claims. In a video he shared on his Instagram page, Lege Miami described Mr. Macaroni as his longtime friend and claimed that the skit maker did not mean to sue him. He also expressed his admiration for Mr. Falana and promised to pay him a visit, while advising the attorney not to worry about their disagreement as he and Mr. Macaroni were friends and would resolve their issues amicably. You can watch Lege Miami's full video response in the
This lawsuit is coming after Lege Miami called out Mr. Macaroni for his message to Nigerian youths. In the video, Mr. Macaroni advised youths not to engage in tribal wars and allow politicians to use them as tools of destruction. He urged the youths to remain united and not trigger intertribal chaos over politicians “who will always be friends.”
However, reacting to the video, Lege Miami took to his Instagram page to call out the skit maker, questioning why Mr. Macaroni was always involving himself in youth matters and accusing him of being against Nigeria’s president-elect, Bola Tinubu. He said, “Debo what’s your problem, ki lo fe. Your Oga don do one, you wan start another thing. If our government no good, the Hausas wouldn’t support us. Some parts of Igbos supported us and this is Lagos State. You are giving them wrong information. Mr. devil what’s your information, can’t you leave the youths alone. Are you the only youth? You are even older than me so you aren’t a youth anymore. You are old, stop all the things you are doing."
Instead of engaging in a war of words with Lege Miami, Mr. Macaroni simply sued him for defamation through his lawyers. We will keep you updated as the case unfolds.
See the copy of the lawsuit below.