Nigerian singer and songwriter, Teniola Apata, higher generally known as Teni has been criticised on social media for calling disqualified BBNaija housemate, Erica ‘Omo Igbo’
Whereas expressing her love for a Large Brother season 5 housemate Laycon in a video, Teni mentioned “Eyin Omo Igbo” which suggests “Igbo individual” “Gained ti sepe fu Laycon” that means “they’ve cursed/jazzed Laycon”
She additionally suggested that ‘Omo Igbos” ought to depart Laycon alone.
The phrase, nonetheless, was not taken informally by some social media customers who believed that the ‘Uyo Meyo’ singer was shading Erica.
This has led to a type of tribal conflict on Twitter with some individuals referring to Teni as a tribalist.
Different individuals felt that the singer’s assertion was innocent and that there was nothing improper in calling an Igbo individual ‘Omo Igbo’.
Listed below are some feedback from Twitter;
@Uncle_clique: “There’s completely nothing improper with calling an Igbo individual “Omo Igbo.” The Igbos name the Hausas “Aboki” and Yorubas “ofe mmanu” in like method, however Teni used it in a specific context that could be very condescending and as an ethnic slur. That’s the issue!!!”
@lollypeezle: “Teni known as Erica “omo Igbo,” you’re getting indignant as a result of that is Twitter. Offline, individuals name individuals “Omo igbo” “Aboki” “Alhaja” and so on and all of us dwell in peace however as soon as it’s Twitter, you all be shifting mad and stupidly delicate as a result of you could have 10mb knowledge. Oshisco.”
@Afamdeluxo: “Teni you don’t tackle Erica as “Omo Igbo”. Similar manner I don’t anticipate Rita Dominic or any Igbo celeb to handle Laycon as “Onye ofe mmanụ”. Don’t be divisive in your quest for votes. ”
@AbdulganiyuH: “The that means of omo lgbo is just lgbo lady so what’s unhealthy about it and what’s hypothetical?
@OgbeniDipo: Life is just not tough. If individuals say they discover being known as Omo Igbo or Aboki insulting, then, cease.
@RealistHenry: “To start with, she has a reputation; her identify is Erica that must be sufficient description for an individual recognized that a lot. The additional “omo Igbo” is pointless, reeks of tribalism. Simply make your level with out the tag, simply considering if she was to say one thing good, would she recall including tag?
@Lollypizzle: “Teni known as Erica “Omo Igbo,” you’re getting indignant as a result of that is Twitter. Offline, individuals name individuals “Omo igbo” “Aboki” “Alhaja” and so on, and all of us dwell in peace however as soon as it’s Twitter, you all are shifting mad and stupidly delicate as a result of you could have 10mb knowledge. Oshisco.”
@NoniiRoyal: “It isn’t the that means of a phrase that’s the downside however the tone and the context. I hate that Omo Igbo with ardour, Yorubas use it in a derogatory manner.”
@SiriKwado: “No person will see something improper in Teni addressing Erica as “Omo Igbo” but when an Igbo celeb like Genevieve Nnaji addresses Laycon as “Onye ofe mmanụ” in a solidarity video for Erica identical to Teni did, there can be outrage in every single place. Hypocritical tons!
@Iamriel7: “If you happen to assume Teni saying omo igbo is demeaning, I encourage that you just cease calling foreigners ‘Onyibo individuals’
@Tonybright01: “If you happen to say Teni was cursing by referring to Erica as “ Omo Igbo” then Erica was additionally cursing by calling your favourite housemate ‘hen drumstick’ let’s all be cursing collectively.”
@Hiykes77, replying to @lollypeezle: “Omo Igbo although in its fundamental utilization means “Igbo individual”, however usually notion by these utilizing it and people it’s used on, is derogatory. It’s identical cause why utilizing tribe to explain a bunch of individuals sounds offensive on this age and time, that’s why utilizing IMO Igbo is unhealthy.’
@AfamDeluxo: “One of many those who turned this yr’s #Bbnaija right into a tribal occasion is @TeniEntertainer She was praying for Laycon and referred to Erica as “Omo Igbo”. Think about if it was an Igbo artist that referred Laycon as “Onye ofe mmanụ”
Lay on be launched IJN pic.twitter.com/GtrdRGgErS
— OBA ORIN (@TeniEntertainer) August 9, 2020