by Kolapo Olapoju
Nigerian Pop legend, 2face Idibia has received an apology from soft-sell magazine, Icon weekly for its libelous post about the singer impregnating a Lagos banker.
The apology is coming on the heels of 2face’s N100million lawsuit against the magazine, after it published a story back in March where it insinuated that 2face put an Access bank employee, Teniola, in the family way.
Icon has now written a letter of apology to 2face idibia, saying it failed to verify its source before publishing the story;
“On behalf of the Management of Tegs Icon Ventures, publishers of Icon Weekly Magazine, I write in respect of our publication of (Vol. 01 No. 09) March 3, 2014 alleging that you were involved in an adultery mess with a Lagos Banker.
We admit that we failed to verify the source or contact your team (960Media Group) for a response before printing the fabricated story. We have since discovered that the story was and regret the embarrassment it has caused you and your family.
We regret the indiscretion and hereby sincerely apologize for our errors as our reporter was completely misinformed.
We hope you would accept our apology and forgive us.”