Actress, TV personality and producer, Monalisa Chinda, is one of those Nollywood actresses who would rather live a quiet and peaceful life. But being in the public eye mostly strips celebrities of the privacy they desire.
The actress has had her fair share of tumultuous relationships and scandals in the industry. First, she was married to Dejo Richards, who was rumoured to have turned the half caste actress into a punching bag. The couple had a daughter, Tamar, together before their divorce. The young girl has been living with her mum since the two parted ways.
A strong believer in love and the importance of marriage in a woman's life, Monalisa married her teenage sweetheart whom she had known since she was 14 in Port Harcourt. Her new husband, Victor Tonye Coker, is reported to have a wife in Germany with five kids.
Amidst the turmoil, the actress has managed to do so much for herself and her daughter, giving them a comfortable life. She is currently the host and producer of her TV show, a writer with “The Sun” newspaper and a consultant for Royal Arts Academy.
Monalisa was, not too long ago, summoned to court for tax evasion. The court order is suing her for not paying tax for her office space on the island area of Lagos State. According to reports, Monalisa has refused to make an appearance in court.
She recently posted a video of herself dancing and jubilating on Instagram. A concerned fan asked her why she was happy in spite of the charges against her, Monalisa simply replied that she has been paying her taxes.
Lagos State Government has insisted, however, that they have proof of the actress not paying her taxes. This might just be a misunderstanding and Monalisa might be paying her taxes to the Governor of Rivers State and not to Lagos State.
Do you think this is a misunderstanding or is Monalisa Chinda evading tax payment?