Hello readers, its another Celebrity of the week Segment on Evateseblog. This week we would be revealing more on Controversial Nigerian singer, Single Mother and N!!ist,queen of raunchy Nigerian celebrities.….. Maheeda
Born as Caroline Sam in Northern Nigeria and hails from Benin City, Edo State Nigeria. Popularly know as Maheeda , Goddess of X. She grew up as an orphan whose father she never knew and sadly her mother passed on at a young age.
At the tender age of 13, Maheeda was all alone on the streets looking for a means of survival , that was when she turned to Prostitution in other to survive and make ends meet.
She described fashion and style as expression of one’s inner self. She bragged that when she was not yet a born again, if she wanted a man to fall in love with her, she knew that to wear.
At the age of 14, she got pregnant and was delivered of a baby girl. She also served as a House help so as to fend for her and her baby. In all these Maheeda survived ,made it through her challenges and turned a Nigerian MUSICIAN.
Maheeda fell in love with music and started performing when she was in primary school. In 2005 she took music professionally but it wasn’t that easy for her as she had to save up to pay for her Studio sessions.
Caroline Sam came up with the name Maheeda as a stage name because she was told it means blessing, and in some stories, it means treasure like a diamond.
I get my inspiration from God and life. Things that have happened and that are happening around me.’
She classifies her type of music as Cocktail ,as a little bit of everything is involved.
She made her debut in the Nigerian music scene sometime in 2010 and one of the things that fascinated her fans was her daring crazy style.
Back then, most pictures she posted on the net and sent for media publications showed a lot of skin, which many agreed was close to nude. With her new born again status, it seems she will not be showing off much in her upcoming album.
Few months after her first video hit the airwaves, semi n**e pictures of her leaked on the Internet and many argued that they were publicity stunts. Now Maheeda seems to be cleaning up her status with the newfound relationship with God.
In an interview in 2011, she was asked the kind of Man she wants to marry and she responded that
I will like to marry a God-fearing, kind, humble, caring, honest, romantic, strong and understanding man. He can be ugly, I don’t mind but not poor. He should be ready to take care of a family. My future husband must have a steady job that can take care of me and the family.
She met a Dutch man and he got married to her , i guess that was when things started shaping up for her and her baby.
Talking about her experience she says
If you are under someone, please respect the person because you will learn a lot. I know it’s hard but try. Orphans please do not steal or beg in the street because you can do better. Above all, the Bible says God is the father of the fatherless and mother of the motherless.- Maheeda
Does Maheeda really know what she is doing ?
It is deliberate. I know what I am doing. The pictures are not targeted at anything. It is all about attention and there is no mistake about it. This business of music is called show business and I am convinced I am on the right track. I owe no apologies. I just realized this way will be a faster hit than any other way. The pictures are working for me.
So far, it has worked and it’s still working. As you can see, there’s so much attention on me. All of a sudden, people want to listen to my old singles and are looking forward to my debut album.
In an interview recently, Maheeda who has just release a gospel song titled ‘Superman’ admitted that despite been married to a Dutch who has blessed her with a posh home in Lekki and a good car, she’s always going out to run after other men! Call it fornication and you’re not far from the truth.
What of her Daughter ?
Yes her daughter is alive and well, her name is Divine Favour, whom she had when she was just 17 and lived in Kano.
“I think his family were tribalistic. They didn’t want me around, so they offered me N2million (which was a lot of money back then) to leave the baby and go. I actually wanted to accept the money but I thought to myself, ‘Hey, you’re an orphan and this is the only blood you have.’ So, I declined their offer and left with my daughter.
She said the father of her child was present all through her ordeal , but never said anything to defend her.
“I think he respected his family too much to intervene and fight for his daughter. I think maybe because she’s a girl, that’s why he didn’t say anything.” she explained.
We all know that Maheeda has become popular for showing lot of skin , as she post n**e photos of her self all over social media. She still insists that shes a gospel singer. she claimed to be born again and had let go of prostitution and gotten married but did she really let go ?
In an interview with Galaxy tv , Maheeda spills
“I’m 31 years old and I can’t pretend to behave like a baby or something. I’m s**y and I like it. I’m still spiritually inclined and I have some gospel songs which are not out yet. One of them is Papangolo.
Those n**e pictures you see is Maheeda. That is me. I am just expressing myself. I’m s**y and I am only appreciating that fact because I love s**uality.”
“I’m not posting those nude pictures on the Internet to teach people to start going naked, I posted them because I felt I am s**y and I love s**uality.
In Europe, where I live, at a certain age, parents will start to teach their children about s*x education. But it is unfortunate that I came from this part of the world where sentiment is attached to everything.
In an interview she gave a newspaper, Maheeda spoke of her struggles to quit prostitution and turning to God for help. This is what she said then:
“Even after getting married, I still have this urge of going out to meet a man. But I felt it should not be so. I’m trying to let people know there is a spirit behind prostitution, if not, why after getting married, I have everything, I live in Lekki, I’m driving a very big car and my husband gives me whatever I want, so why would I still feel like going into prostitution?
There is a spirit behind it. I continued prostitution even after getting married. The only thing that changed me was being born again and being delivered.”
She has been nominated for Nigerian Music Video Award, City Peoples awards.
She has also performed on stage with Tiwa Savage, Goldie, Kaffy and has also worked with the top producers in the industry like Sossick, Kas, ID Cabbasa, and Tee-Y Mix.
Due to her nudity , Maheeda page was blocked on Instagram for the second time in 2104 after her account was banned in 2013 as the nude pictures are a breach of its laws and regulations. she said the reason she posted sensuous pictures of herself on her twitter and instagram accounts lately was because she wanted to show the world how s**y she is.
Her musical influences are Tuface and Beyonce.
She was signed under Classic Tunes record label, owned by Sossick, the producer of the late Dagrin’s album. in 2011, Maheeda was really into her musical career , attending shows and was also working on an album.
Apart from Music , Maheeda has flare for Acting and Fashion.