At the moment, Yoruba actress, Seyi Edun, is the latest babe linked to Niyi. But in an exclusive chat with Saturday Beats, the talented actress said she is not in a relationship with Niyi.
Even as their pictures where both of them hugging each other surfaced on the Internet, Seyi has dismissed the rumour saying she is in a relationship with another man but not Niyi.
She said, “My man understands me and the kind of job I do; I manage my relationship well. I cook for him. My boyfriend is not in the entertainment industry.
There is no iota of truth in the rumour that I am dating Niyi Johnson. We used to be very close and we have done some jobs together. He featured in my last movie; we have a working relationship. There is no love affair between us.
“I don’t know where the rumour emanated from. We travelled together to Dubai but we were not alone. We were about six actors that embarked on that trip. Another member of the group travelled with us and Niyi was the director of the person’s movie while I directed another movie.
“We were just playing on set and we asked the question if a woman could propose to a man. I was planning to do a similar story around that topic, so we took a picture of him proposing to me to see people’s reaction and just to sample people’s opinion.
That was what brought about the proposal picture. We took another picture together just to clear the air. Whenever we shoot in Lagos, we are always together because we are very close. There is no love affair between us.
My man knows me so he does not feel bad when he reads such, besides he knows Niyi. We laugh together whenever he sees such stories and we have been in a relationship for a very long time. He is used to things like that. Most times I am always with him and we just laugh about it.”
Seyi shot into limelight with her debut movie, ‘Eja Nla’, and she has not been doing badly since then, though she has had one or two controversies that even made her more popular.
She was quoted to have said she prefers sex before marriage but Seyi told Saturday Beats that she was misquoted and would never advise anyone to engage in premarital sex.
“I was misquoted when a newspaper said that I advocate for premarital sex. What I said was that personally, there is nothing wrong with premarital sex but I am not saying that people should go about having premarital sex. I am not advising people, I said it was a personal thing.
I said that personally, as an adult, you should be able to make your choices. I never encouraged it. I did not want people to see me as a lady that would always opt for sex before marriage, that is not who I am,” she said.