The lawmaker representing Surulere 1 at the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Desmond Elliot, has come under attack for referring to protesters as children and saying that Nigeria may disintegrate if the social media space is not regulated.
The Nollywood veteran had while issuing the warning during plenary lamented the massive looting in the wake of the End SARS protests across the country.
He had urged social media influencers, celebrities to stop spreading hate via social media.
Reacting, Singer, Davido and some Nigerians took to their Twitter page to express their disappointment over Desmond Elliot’s statement.
Here are some comments below.
@Davido, “Desmond Elliot just destroyed all the precious childhood memories he gave us in movies.”
@sa_vvy_, “So Desmond Idiot thinks in the next five years there’ll be no Nigeria, not because of our murderous leaders or the high rate of poverty, but because of social media. that man has lost the plot.
@chukkusmiles_”If Desmond Elliot had the fear of God and respected those who lost their lives at the #LekkiMassacre we won’t be here. Such a shame.”
@Drolufunmilayo, “People died.
But Desmond is more angry about online “curses” against their killers.
“People were massacred but Desmond is more angry about the Oba Palace. People were murdered but Desmond is more angry about social media. Dear young Nigerian, I hope you now know your enemies.”
@Chlemchi, “How old is Desmond Elliot to call young people children? This is the illusion of political office in Nigeria. It makes one think they are infallible.”
@alexloboloba, “Surulere residents need to apologize to Lagosians for voting for a representative like Desmond Idiot.”
@BhadmudAkeem, “Desmond Elliot has only been a politician for 6 years, yet he has been consumed totally by the devil. This boy is just 46 years of age ooo, yet he’s referring to us as children.”
@egwunte, “Desmond Elliot would later come to children for votes. When we cry against bad governance it looks as if we’re the only people that would benefit from a good and accountable Nigeria. Let’s not forget that Desmond Elliot called #EndSARS protesters children.”
@mrericcarter, “I cannot say I’m surprised at what Desmond Elliot was saying, when you join the APC it seems they automatically remove your thinking faculty.”
@amakadiva09, “Desmond Elliot is a proof that having youths at the helm of affairs in this country is not a guarantee for good governance. You can’t vouch for anyone, power changes people. ”
Veteran Nollywood Actor, Bruno Iwuoha Is Dead
Veteran Nollywood actor, Chief Bruno Iwuoha is dead.
Bruno reportedly passed away on Saturday morning after battling with diabetes and glaucoma.
His death was confirmed by close associate and filmmaker, Derik Zai.
He disclosed that the actor died on Saturday morning at the National Hospital Abuja.
According to him, Chief Bruno has been in coma for about three weeks, and couldn’t be brought back to life.
His body has since been deposited at the hospital mortuary.
His family is yet to announce his burial arrangements.
Bruno Iwuoha’s death is coming weeks after Nollywood lost veteran actor, Sadiq Daba.
Davido Loses Bodyguard Of 11 Years
American-born Nigerian singer, David Adedeji Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, is mourning his bodyguard, Tijani who has been working with him for 11 years.
The Fem crooner made the announcement of his bodyguard’s death on his verified Instagram handle @Davido.
He said, “please tell me I am dreaming … my Tj gone? What imma do without you uncle Tj ehn … 11 years you did all for me .. put me before you at all times.
“All the times I wouldn’t wanna wake up for a show or flight you’d carry me like a baby in the car … no matter what I did right or wrong you were there for me … to allow me to spend money sometimes nah problem.
“Every time ‘David don’t worry I’ll use my card ‘ .. you were such a big person with a baby heart … everyone loved you .. I wanna wake up late for a show so you’d come and carry me again … I don’t even know what I’m typing man … RIP UNCLE TIJANI … tired of being “STRONG!”
Why I Stopped Entering For Headies, Other Awards – Rapper, Vector
Nigerian rapper, Olanrewaju Ogunmefun, better known by his stage name Vector, has revealed why he stopped entering for the Headies and other awards.
The rapper in a post via his Twitter account on Saturday said he intentionally removed himself from getting involved in such competitions because he scrapped the idea of having to outdo other artists.
He also stated that he stopped competing with other rappers because he knows he can “easily beat them one on one.”
The rapper further revealed that he’s grown now and awards don’t mean anything to him anymore, adding that he doesn’t also care about money or clout and only wants to make music.
“Intentionally removed myself from the idea that I have to outdo mode9. It’s not necessary.
“Ask him about me in the studio and he will tell you. I don’t care about clout. I just want to make music. F*ck money too. That sh*t comes and goes anyway.
“I known how much my deal is worth as a rapper. But that’s not me because bragging only brings fake people around you anyways.
“Stay humble and live easy. Accolades are just accolades.
“Peace to everybody who deserves peace. As for the Headies, I stopped entering for it because I don’t want to compete with rappers (I can easily beat them on a one on one but that was Unilag).
“I’m grown now. Awards actually don’t mean anything to me anymore. Let new people win awards,” he said.