The recent presidential election no doubt caused rancor among some artists. From the campaign season until the election finally took place last Saturday, some artists constantly attacked each other for various reasons. Saturday Beats takes a look at some of these artists and how they dirty each other
actresses Destiny Etiko and Lizzy Gold; she lashed out at her colleague, Eniola Badmus, after she posted on Instagram some kampalas (cloths) that she said would be used to celebrate the victory of the All Progressive Congress presidential candidate. It is pertinent to note that Badmus posted the image on Sunday when the Independent National Electoral Commission was still compiling the election result.
Etiko posted a screenshot of Badmus and the cloth on social media with the caption, “They are even selling ‘aso-ebi’ now. I can not believe this. Aren’t you so useless and foolish, this woman?
In addition, popular parody creator Aloma Isaac aka Zicsaloma endorsed Etiko, writing, “My sister, I am shocked (sic) too. All these things that happen mean nothing to them. (They) are only interested in him (Tinubu) being declared the winner, even if people are being killed and the country is on fire. Feeling over logic.
In response, Badmus warned Etiko not to ‘drag’ her. She wrote below Etiko’s post: “Auntie, don’t come after me. You are not Uber. That post is just a cruise. Don’t take it too seriously. It is a copied cruise ”.
For her part, Lizzy Gold wrote on Instagram: “Eniola, you are so dumb. You are doing ‘kampala’ for the oath. Useless human. (You are among the) people who don’t care about Nigeria’s progress. Silly.”
Actress Iyabo Ojo had always said that her favorite presidential candidate was Peter Obi of the Labor Party. Although she was attacked for his choice, she stood by it, even after Obi lost the election.
Last Saturday, he posted updates of Obi winning several voting units, but his colleague, Adams Kehinde, aka Lege Miami, warned him to stop.
He said: “I can’t keep quiet again. As a citizen of Nigeria, let INEC have the last word. Mrs. Iyabo Ojo, it’s you I’m talking to. You are posting fake results to convince (sic) people in Nigeria. Please all Nigerians, Iyabo Ojo is posting fake results.”
In another post, Ojo made it clear that he had benefited from Musiliu Akinsanya aka MC Oluomo who is loyal to Tinubu. However, he promised not to vote for Tinubu.
She said, “I think he (Tinubu) is an excellent and brilliant person, but I also think he is old and his health would not allow him to see the country’s problems. The problem of Nigeria is significant, and (the) man needs to be resting at this time, (while he) gives orders to those he would choose to lead us. I see him as a kingmaker, a godfather; but I don’t see him as my president.”
In the midst of that, another actress, Dayo Amusa, wrote on Instagram, “When I was paying for your kids’ school, I wasn’t a bully. When I was paying the bills for your kids’ birthday party, I wasn’t a bully. When I was sponsoring your plane tickets, I wasn’t a bully. When he put you and your kids up in a hotel for weeks, when the depression wanted to kill you, he wasn’t a thug. When I was paying the mortgage on your new house, I wasn’t a thug. Damn ungrateful!
However, Amusa did not mention any names and Ojo insisted that he was not talking to her, as some of the points he raised did not apply to her. She said, “Dayo Amusa was not referring to me, because I am not one of the ladies that she paid the hotel bills for. Dayo Amusa might choose not to mention the name of the person she’s referring to, but it’s definitely not me, because MC Oluomo didn’t pay my mortgage and never did. I don’t even think we had that discussion.”
On election day, actress Chioma Akpotha recorded a video reporting how thugs attacked her voting unit and disrupted the voting process. While several people praised her position, her colleague Georgina Onuoha mocked her.
According to Onuoha, Akpotha had no moral justification for complaining about election intimidation, claiming that she (Akpotha) tried to shut her up for complaining about the same thing in 2019.
She said, “So this is Chioma screaming at the top of her lungs. I hope she is safe. I wish her the best and pray that her vote counts. That being said, this same Chioma had the temerity, four years ago, to tell me that my publication would create riots and that the elections were safe and free.
“Many of our celebrities are engaged. They’re all about your markings and stomach infrastructure. Fast forward to today, and here she is, screaming like a cow for safety.
“I bet the last four years have not been in her favor; hence the change of heart. I’m glad she had this experience today, but she came out safe. I wish him the best and hope he learns from this experience that one cannot be in bed with the devil and have the moral authority to denounce him.”
In response, Akpotha said: “I am using this outlet to ask Georgina Onuoha to come forward with proof that any politician, living or dead, paid me to campaign for her four years ago, and even this year, as she has constantly implied. . If she doesn’t, she’ll hear from my lawyers. God bless Nigeria.”
On Sunday, an actress, Adunni Ade, called out some Yoruba actresses who she said campaigned for a particular politician for peanuts. She said: “Many of you left your homes, sat in one place for two months and paid you peanuts. You fought against yourselves; however, they paid you peanuts. I have a screenshot of someone who got N90,000 after wasting his damn life for two months campaigning for someone.
“You were under the sun, receiving abuse and curses. As I said before, you can vote for whoever you want, but always let your guilty conscience lead you.
In a quick response, another actress, Bukky Raji, also known as Aminatu Papapa, said: “I don’t like going on social media to scream and make noise. Adunni Ade, or what do they call you? You’re crazy? You said, ‘they went to work for 40 days but they were given peanut money.’ What is your business?
“Did they tell you that it was for money that we went there or for the love we have for Asiwaju? Who is giving you wrong information? Who are you? You are the queen of the girls ‘run’. You recently got pregnant by someone’s husband and went to abort him.”
Another actress, Kudi Alagbo, criticized Ade, stating that Ade’s house had no furniture.
A parody creator, Lawal Nasiru, also known as Nasboi, called out some of his colleagues for their support of Tinubu. According to him, he was disappointed by his choice, despite reports of rigging during the elections.
He wrote on Instagram: “Dear Eniola Badmus, Toyin Abraham and Seyi Law, did you witness the manipulations? You saw videos, right? Are you proud? I regret admiring you guys. I’m not sure I did.
A few weeks before the election, there was an online drama between P-Square singers Peter Okoye; and Seun Kuti. The latter had described Obi, who is Okoye’s preferred presidential candidate, as an opportunist. However, his comment did not sit well with Mr. P, as Okoye is also called. He accused Kuti, son of Afrobeat icon Fela Kuti, of living off the legacy of his late father.