Popular social media influencer and former musician, Tunde Ednut, is presently under attack on Twitter following his post mocking a made-in-Nigeria vehicle presented to BBNaija Season four winner, Mercy Lambo.
Shortly after Mercy was presented the Innoson SUV brand worth N25 million for emerging winner of the TV reality show on Tuesday, Tunde took to his Instagram page to share a photo of the vehicle and described it as ‘Onitsha-made’, implying that it is a sub-standard vehicle.
He wrote in pidgin:
“Bbn don go buy nepa motor for our lambo. dis one na made in 51 iweka road onitcha.”
His IG post has been a trending topic on Twitter Nigeria all day as social media users lambaste him for ridiculing a Nigerian-made product.
Meanwhile, while some Twitter users were trying to label Tunde’s comment as a tribal attack, others have cautioned them to be cautious in their criticism.
See some of the reactions:
You don’t have to make this a Yoruba vs Igbo thing, it’s a “tunde ednut is not a very wise person” thing and his opinion should not trigger anyone. I know a lot of non Igbos that have maximum respect for the Igbo hustle spirit. Please let’s keep this about tunde ednut alone.
— Aims 😁 🇳🇬 (@isiaims) October 9, 2019
See some of the reactions:
Tunde Ednut is wrong for doing this. Insulting Nigeria’s only car maker, Innoson is highly disappointing and unfortunate.
We complain about our economy not being big enough and imports. How can we grow if we are not in control of what we buy and consume? pic.twitter.com/miyqdtcN6H
— Isima (@IsimaOdeh) October 9, 2019
Innoson is better than Benz!
Why do we have problem in supporting made in naija? Be like say na this yamayama talk make Tunde ednut music career collapse. pic.twitter.com/s6BYSStnuu
— #hashtag (@hashtag2weets) October 9, 2019
This is very simple… for bashing innoson motors, can we all, every igbo person unfollow Tunde Ednut or report his account ?
He feels like he has some power to thrash talk someone’s brand when he has a failed career. If not so social media, Tunde for dey sell groundnut. Idiot!
— Sømębödy’s Sõn (@nonsookongwu) October 9, 2019
The real problem with Nigeria is Nigerians. It’s so clear in that tunde ednut’s post aimed at innoson that he’s a foolish person
Most of us don’t believe in “rising by lifting other” or “supporting our own”, instead we bash and find faults in everything our fellow country men do
— AJ | Adonai (@mrmanhere_) October 9, 2019
I feel that Innoson vehicle is ugly. I feel the same for every vehicle shaped like that.
But I also feel Tunde Ednut calling it “Onitsha NEPA motor” was insulting where it’s from and not it’s appearance.
— Mazi Marvin the Paranoid Android (@Boboye_Ak) October 9, 2019
You see why I never took Tunde Ednut serious, man cannot think beyond his nose
So don’t be surprised people, just let the man be 😂😂😂😂, person wey fail for music industry, tried comedy, baba still fail and currently a blogger 😂😂😂
Confused somebody 😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/lcySJRIFK8
— OluwaTosin🇳🇬 (@McToslat) October 9, 2019
Tunde ednut thrashing the innosun car given to Mercy just promoted the product even more..
This car actually looks bad🔥 pic.twitter.com/sujEAbnH9q
— Azeez Olajide ❼ (@zeezish___) October 9, 2019
While some are joining Tunde Ednut to shame a #MadeInNigeria product, Rwanda just produced Africa’s first smartphone.
Unwavering progressive vision, on the part of the gov.t, is a catalyst to rapid economic transformation.
— Dele Bello-Williams (@BelloWilliamsLP) October 9, 2019
Tunde Ednut stupidly mocked Innoson and some people are already making it a Yoruba vs Igbo war?😯
We are all proud of Innoson as a nation, irrespective of the region its cars are made.
It’s proudly made in Nigeria, and we are Nigerians.🇳🇬
— Paul Olarewaju (@Consecratedp) October 9, 2019
Tunde Ednut mocked Innoson’s car & you guys are now making it a Yoruba vs Igbo war? 🙆
But you guys were laughing and applauding him when he was body shaming Tacha for months
Does it mean that we in PH would’ve turned it to a Niger Delta vs Yoruba war?? You guys are abnormal fr
— Perekuzee (@Perekuzee) October 9, 2019
Tunde Ednut made jest of Innoson and called it “Onitsha NEPA motor”.
Like I don’t understand how these morons look down on anything from East like they can do better.
The way these Traffic swamp dwellers talk down on Onitsha you would think Lagos is a Santorini! https://t.co/5t5YlnZa11
— Anambra 1st son💭 (@UchePOkoye) October 9, 2019
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How my wife and I were humiliated, manhandled by Nigeria Police at Moore Police Station Ile Ife By Dr Abiodun Olabanjo
My wife and l are Medical Doctors practising in Ile Ife Osun state. While my wife works with OSHMB. I have a private hospital in Ile Ife. l had to drive my wife to her place of work this morning with the private hospital ambulance (Name of the hospital well written on the ambulance with Doctors stickers on the windscreen). We had passed through several police barricades on the way.
On getting to one of the barricades in front of Moore Police station, we stopped and they asked for our mission on the road, despite the lockdown declared by the Government, and we patiently introduced ourselves and told them where we work and the reason why I had to drive my wife to her place of work and also informed them that I would be coming back soon as I had a patient that was been prepared for surgery before I left the hospital.
To my surprise on my way back from State Hospital Oke Ogbo Ile Ife where my wife works unlike other checkpoints where we had passed, where they didn’t need to stop us again for questioning on seeing the same hospital ambulance, the police at the barricade in front of Moore decided to stop us again and we did.
They asked me again for my identity and I explained to them but they insisted on parking the ambulance despite all explanation. After some persuasion one of the police personnel ordered the barricade to be removed, a car in the front and we followed but as we drove on we heard a loud bang at the back of the ambulance with someone in boy scout uniform calling other policeman claiming we broke through their barricade.
We, therefore, decided to stop but before I could open the car door to come down they started hitting me from the car, slapping and dragging me out of the car saying we wanted to hit one of them.
I was kicked several times by these about 30/50 people who were not even aware of what transpired. On citing this my wife quickly came down to stop the one slapping and hitting me but they didn’t even allow her they started beaten and dragging her too to the police station.
We were then ordered to be locked up in the cell by the Area Commander without any interrogation.
Instead, they collected all our four phones our shoes and other personal belongings including the car key without allowing us to make any form of communication either to our people nor our lawyer.
It was one of our patients who witnessed the event that quickly reported the case at our hospital from where our lawyer was contacted.
It was our lawyer in company of the patient that was waiting for emergency caesarian section that came to bail us at the police station. As we speak now, we were told they threatened to charge us to court tomorrow for trial even without investigation calling us all sorts of names and concorted lot of lies against us.
Our questions are….. Are Doctors not permitted to go to their places of work during this lockdown? Is the hospital ambulance not permitted to move during lockdown?
Was it normal for the police officer to collect all our phones without allowing us to communicate either with our people or our lawyer……. Our phones were ringing several times and they were dancing and singing to the tunes despite telling them that someone was in distress. It is our desire to register our displeasure to the whole nation…….
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