Nigerian blogger and Instagram sensation Cute9jamedia shares his life story after being arrested by Dr Emoney
Let me use this little opportunity to share my life story and my experience with E-money of Five-star Group
My name is Thaddeus Chidinma, I am a blogger and digital marketer, I started blogging in 2013 when I learnt web designing through online tutorials. I created cute9ja.com and that’s how my blogging career started.
I didn’t use to earn much but I believed that all it’ll take is time, that one day I will start earning more. I am optimistic like that.
Fast forward to 2018, due to low traffic I still get on my website, I decided to create a celebrity Page on Facebook and start sharing my links on it; which almost all other up and coming bloggers does, not knowing it’s a very big offense.
Then I start by creating a page Named "Emoney" on Facebook. I posts his pictures I get from Instagram and also attach my links on it, and to be honest my traffic was booming, and I thought I have a new solution for getting traffic, boy was I wrong!
One Day, Someone called me saying he’s a record Label owner, wanting to promote one of their artist in the Eastern region, on both radio stations and blogs. Since I don’t know much about radio promotions, I gave them a friend’s number, who knows about radio promotions more than me
Not knowing that my case has been reported to the police, that my friend got arrested and was told to provide me, they devised a means to lure me into their net and it worked immediately since I had no idea that I was in any sort of trouble, i later got to find out that the record label executives I was supposed to meet are police officers. They arrested me me immediately without telling me what I did or why they arrested me, I was scared to death that day. My friend was released when I was arrested.
As I was there, I didn’t even know my offense, and who I offended, everyone were looking at me as if I murdered someone, talking about fraud, I was surprised, don’t know anything about fraud. I was a little bit relieved when I found out that they’re police officers but I was still confused with the whole fraud thing, how can I be a fraud? I asked myself repeatedly.
I was taken to State CID in Enugu where I spent the night; my first time in police cell, the experience was horrible.
The following morning, they took me to the airport, I can’t forget that day (the first flight was made possible by E-money, funny right?). they took me to Lagos Where he requested to see me, I don’t even know him, I was taken to 5 star mansion, everything was moving so fast, I started thing about my life, my people; and what they must be passing through looking for me by then, how I got into this whole thing of which I didn’t know what I did that time, I didn’t even know when I broke down in tears, I didn’t even bother to stop myself.
As if i was dreaming, I saw baba coming towards me and on impulse, I knelt down and started begging with tears all over my face, I explained everything to him, he was very angry seeing it was a small boy he was wasting his money for, Kcee and many people were there, The two brothers are really understanding and kind, thank God! because when they checked and saw that i wasn’t replying any messages or defrauding anybody with his name, they understood and they forgave me instantly. Like for real!!! I thought i was dreaming for the second time that day, I couldn’t believe it, I tried to hold it but I couldn’t; I let out again another bout of tears, but unlike the first time, this is tears of joy.
Dr E-money said he will forgive me and help me, also advised me to build my own brand, he said that I should delete all the links I have posted on the page, which I did and gave him back the page.
I followed his advice on creating my own brand and now I have above 20k followers on Instagram and and 50k followers on Facebook with my name Cute9jamedia
The following day Dr Emoney booked a flight for me again and I returned to Enugu safely, Emoney is such a nice person, He gave me his contact and told me that he’s going to help me but as faith my have it, I lost my phone on my way back. I have been trying to reach him since that time all to no avail but in have faith and hope that one day, I will get to him.