Sunday, 4 September 2011


Nigerian singer and Kennis Music act Essence Okoro Uwale has just had her Nissan Ultima car stolen today Sunday 4, September, 2011.The news was broken by fellow Kennis Music act and long time friend Kenny Saint Brown via Twitter. ‘My girl Essence jst had her car stolen. A Silver/Gold Nissan Ultima. Reg: CD 674 AKD. Do keep an eye out for it n alert us if you see it‘.

The stolen car is Essence’s first and only car, bought recently after the singer had been ‘car-less’ for years; jumping cabs and motorcycles (okada) to honour engagements across Lagos.
We’re told Essence went to pay her parents a visit at their home in Unity Estate, Egbeda and brought along brand new electronic items to surprise them with.
As she stepped out of the silver/gold Nissan Ultima car, three unidentified men approached her and one of them placed a gun to her head. She was pushed into the back seat of the car where she sat with one of the robbers while the other two sat in front. They quickly drove off and asked her if she had anyone who could pay for her ransom if she was kidnapped.
After a while, she was relieved of her money, jewelry, ATM cards and was then locked in an abandoned bus in the neighbourhood. The robbers sped off with the car and valuable items in it.
Essence, at this point on the verge of tears, summoned enough courage to walk back to her parents home to place a call’.
We could not immediately confirm if the matter has been reported to the Police.
‘It’s wicked and inhumane. On a Sunday where she just wanted to visit her parents, it’s terrible‘, Essence’s friend and mentor Kenny Saint Brown told Nigerian Entertainment Today.
Essence was nominated in the ‘Best Collabo‘ category at The Headies 2011 for her ‘Facebook love’ duet with label mate Jaywon.