The BBNaija reality show has been known to get Nigerians on social media buzzing as many of them campaign for their favourite housemates.
Popular music star, Teni, was recently caught in crossfires on Twitter after she showed great love to one of the housemates, Laycon. Going by the comments of a number of Nigerians on Twitter, Laycon seems to be the housemate with one of the biggest fan bases as even celebs have shown him support.
In one of those expressions of love for Laycon, singer Teni shared a video on Twitter where she prayed for the young man. Teni started off the supplication by saying that ‘Omo Igbo’s’ should leave Laycon alone. Many twitter users accused her of being a tribalist for referring to Erica as ‘Omo Igbo’.
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A number of Nigerians on social media took that to mean that she was shading Erica and that her comment portrayed her as a tribalist. This led to a sort of tribal war on Twitter with people from the eastern part of the country saying that they were proud to be ‘Omo Igbos’. Some of them also said that being Igbo does not mean they cannot show love to Laycon. Other group of people felt that the singer’s statement was harmless and that there was nothing wrong in calling an Igbo person ‘Omo Igbo’.
See few tweets below:
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— #Bbnaija |EkoMiamiblog (@ekomiamiblog) September 24, 2020
My fellow igbos are still fighting for their daughter 😂😂😂 Teni go hear am today🤣🤣🤣🤣world war round 2 don start💃💃💃💃
— PRESIDENT SHIPPERS ASSOCIATION 😊😊 (@johnfaith673) September 24, 2020
Who started this teni omo igbo tribalism trash? This video has been out for weeks now when Laycon was crushing on Erica but you all are just taking it as an insult now. https://t.co/alIsAx1ApI
— S T EF O R D ❁ (@odun42000) September 24, 2020
Bur sincerely, is Erica not Omo igbo 🤷🏽♀️. You people sha like to be dragging nonsense. I’m yoruba and I wouldn’t pick offence if anyone calls me omo yoruba cuz that’s who I am . If you feel what Teni said is bad , that means, you’re not proud of who you are . https://t.co/iF2HoSpJur
— Atoke-ade👸🏽 (@imaatoke) September 24, 2020
So because Teni called Erica omo Igbo , the elites started dragging her. How does that look like an insult.
The elites must be so irrational 🚶🏻♂️🚶🏻♂️🚶🏻♂️
— MrLuklex®💡 (@AtandaLukman6) September 24, 2020
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