Social commentator and former aide of ex-president Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri, has condemned Nigerian celebrities for wadding into the controversies surrounding a recently disqualified Big Brother Naija housemate, Tacha.
Omokri via his Twitter handle described the celebrities as “shallow” saying Tacha shouldn’t be their priority since Nigeria is facing more bigger national issues.
Omokri compared the celebrities to their American counterparts who “lend their voices to socially relevant causes that affect governance and the economy”.
He tweeted: If Nigerian celebrities were as BOTHERED about how Nigeria is governed as they are BOTHERED about Tacha’s disqualification, we wouldn’t have an AFFIDAVIT PRESIDENT, a TECHNICAL CJN & a VP ACADEMICS in @ProfOsinbajo.
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Big Brother disqualifies TACHA, and all hell breaks loose. Nigeria’s CELEBS are SHALLOW!
Is this not why General @MBuhari said Nigerians youths are LAZY?
American celebs lend their voices to SOCIALLY RELEVANT CAUSES that affect GOVERNANCE and the ECONOMY. Here, our celebs lend their voice to TACHA!
These celebs could not praise Allen Onyeama when @FlyAirPeace rescued Nigerians that Buhari government abandoned in the wake of SA’s xenophobia. But they are shouting on the rooftops over Tacha’s disqualification!
Youths are asking what the benefit of school is when: A person who can’t spell DAUGHTER is a ROLE MODEL
A man with an AFFIDAVIT is EMINENTLY QUALIFIED to be PRESIDENT. A man who can’t explain TECHNICALITY is CHIEF JUSTICE.”
Meanwhile, Nigerian singer, Peter Okoye has denied promising to give Tacha, the sum of N60 million whether or not she wins the reality show.
In a viral live video, Mr P said; “I said I will teach her how to make N60million, I never said I will give her N60million.
Peter went ahead to pledge to give N10million to anyone who can provide a video evidence or a tweet where he promised Tacha N60 million.