Popular social media influencer and former musician Tunde Ednut in 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 her victory in 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