- Keisha Morrisey is a former child model with the Marge McDermott Agency and also the former Miss Continental. She is an American with an intimidating resume.
- Her name was mentioned as one of the victims scammed by Frankie Nollywood in a scam scandal that’s currently rocking Nollywood and the entertainment industry.
- Frankie Nollywood was accused of defrauding Nigerian and foreign celebrities in this post published by Nigeria Standard Newspaper: NIGERIAN CON MAN IN (UK) UNMASKED.
- Frankie Nollywood then defended himself in an EXCLUSIVE interview with Nollywoodgossip, in this post Scam scandal: Frankie Nollywood not on the run, speaks out.
- Frank Nollywood’s attorney also analyzed the whole allegations in this post: Scam scandal: Frankie Nollywood’s attorney analyzes the fraud allegations + issues an ultimatum to Nigeria Standard Newspaper’s Editor-in-Chief GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU
- In this EXCLUSIVE interview with Nollywoodgossip, Keisha Morrissey shares her own side of the story.
By Simon Evia (Nollywood Gist With Evia)
Please tell us about yourself?
I am a Business Consultant and Manager, Entertainment and Events Planner, Producer, Promoter and Publicist Socialite and Trendsetter, with over 19 years of professional experience in the Entertainment Music business, Radio, Sports, Political industries and Not for profit organizations. I specialize in; Athlete and celebrity marketing, business consulting and development, community outreach, entertainment booking, events marketing, lifestyle marketing, marketing communications, media and public relations, merchandise development, project management, show production, special events planning, sponsorship negotiation, strategic management, strategy development and talent representation.
I am a former child model with the Marge McDermott Agency and performing artist appearing in several Commercial -print advertisements, Music videos and Theatrical productions, I am also the former Miss Continental.
I am the Producer of The Miss Nubian Teen Pageant and Talent Competition. I Produced the concert for the Shona C. Bailey Memorial Committees, street renaming thus renaming 135th Street between Broadway and Riverside Drive “Shona Bailey Place” entertainment included; Jay-Z, Original Flavor, Black Sheep, DMX, Prodigy and Havoc just to name a few.
There have been rumors that Frankie Nollywood defrauded some people and your name was mentioned among the list of victims. How true are the allegations?
I am only aware of what Nneoma Njoku has informed me regarding her dealings with Frankie Nollywood. She and I were partners in coordinating and producing the Miss Nigeria Entertainment Pageant-New Jersey. We met each other through Frankie Nollywood. I felt Frank Nollywood was a fraud early in our business negotiations.
Please can you tell us more about your business dealings with Frankie Nollywood?
We were collaborating to produce the first Miss Nigeria Entertainment Pageant-New Jersey, we were partnering because I have produced my own pageant and I was interested in venturing into an International market in Entertainment and Sports in general.
Please shed more light on the business deal?
I can forward you contracts, basically I was to produce the Miss Nigeria Entertainment Pageant New Jersey, however every week and month the terms of the agreement kept changing as I challenged his contracts and ethics, finally realizing he was the major obstacle. Once Frank realized I was not fair game, he was working on his exit strategy and had no intentions of co-producing the pageant in the USA with me.
How did you meet with Frankie Nollywood?
I met Frankie Nollywood on Facebook. He was a mutual friend of a prominent Nollywood actor.
Is it true that Frankie Nollywood defrauded you and some other people?
Frank was a fraud in my eyes the way he handled business. I was not going to allow him to commit fraudulent acts towards me, as he continued to double talk and revise contracts, etc. I was relieved when he finally suspended my activity. I was wondering how long he was gonna keep the game going, because he knew he could not outsmart me or use me to continue playing the game. The fact that he also tried to prey on yet another woman would keep me two steps ahead of him, especially when I informed him I knew law. Our partnership began in February and officially dissolved in May. My heart was not in it in April. I stayed aboard to see how it would play out.
Do you have any letter of agreement with Frankie?
Just a contract detailing the duties of an agreement, it could not be officially signed via emails and I was well aware of this fact, this is why I was very cautious with dealing with Frank.
We heard that Frankie wasn’t happy that you involved Nigerians in the project. Why was that?
Frank was annoyed because they were telling me all the right things to ask him and he knew he was doing wrong. I am an American and I think he wanted to try to use this as an advantage for himself; however my New Jersey base were Nigerian men and women. I was shocked when I got that response from Frank; however a scam is a scam whether based in America or Nigeria.
Did you lose money or know of anyone who lost money in dealing with Frankie?
I lost some expense traveling to and from various places in New Jersey. I live in New York State so it was expensive gas toll, parking, lunch, and then my energy and time.
What should Frankie do to settle all this?
Frankie should have just produced his pageant. He had a good concept and great project, overall just be forthright in his dealings as a business man and producer.
Let’s make it clear for our readers. Are you saying Frankie is a fraudster from what you experienced dealing with him?
I am not slandering his name by saying he is a fraudster. I am privy to what happened through my Nigerian-American partner. Fraud is on a large scale. I would consider Frankie petty with obscured vision not seeing the big picture in his own projects. I have yet to see any productions or projects from the past. There is also the fact that he did not attend the Canadian pageant, which a member of a New Jersey organization I was working with attended. The member came back with praise for the Canadian pageant and summoned the New Jersey members and others to join my efforts. The question still arose in everyone’s mind though where Frankie was. There was also the change on his facebook page status the week of the Canadian pageant that said he was allegedly in Canada, not exactly a fraudster in my eyes however misleading.
Nollywoodgossip wishes you the best.
Good day and greetings. Regards, Keisha Morrisey, Business Consultant and Development, Entertainment and Events Planning, Marketing, Press and Publicity, Production Mobile (646) 267.1772