igerian singer and songwriter, Teniola Apata, increased generally called Teni has been criticised on social media for calling disqualified BBNaija housemate, Erica ‘Omo Igbo’
Whereas expressing her love for a Big Brother season 5 housemate Laycon in a video, Teni said “Eyin Omo Igbo” which suggests “Igbo particular person” “Obtained ti sepe fu Laycon” meaning “they’ve cursed/jazzed Laycon”
She moreover advised that ‘Omo Igbos” should go away Laycon alone.
The phrase, nonetheless, was not taken informally by some social media users who believed that the ‘Uyo Meyo’ singer was shading Erica.
This has led to a type of tribal battle on Twitter with some people referring to Teni as a tribalist.
Totally different people felt that the singer’s assertion was harmless and that there was nothing incorrect in calling an Igbo particular person ‘Omo Igbo’.
Listed below are some suggestions from Twitter;
@Uncle_clique: “There’s fully nothing incorrect with calling an Igbo particular person “Omo Igbo.” The Igbos identify the Hausas “Aboki” and Yorubas “ofe mmanu” in like technique, nevertheless Teni used it in a selected context that could possibly be very condescending and as an ethnic slur. That’s the difficulty!!!”
@lollypeezle: “Teni referred to as Erica “omo Igbo,” you are getting offended because of that’s Twitter. Offline, people identify people “Omo igbo” “Aboki” “Alhaja” and lots of others and all of us keep in peace nevertheless as quickly because it’s Twitter, you all be shifting mad and stupidly delicate because of you possibly can have 10mb data. Oshisco.”
@Afamdeluxo: “Teni you don’t deal with Erica as “Omo Igbo”. Related method I don’t anticipate Rita Dominic or any Igbo celeb to deal with Laycon as “Onye ofe mmanụ”. Don’t be divisive in your quest for votes. ”
@AbdulganiyuH: “The meaning of omo lgbo is solely lgbo lady so what’s unhealthy about it and what’s hypothetical?
@OgbeniDipo: Life won’t be robust. If people say they uncover being referred to as Omo Igbo or Aboki insulting, then, stop.
@RealistHenry: “To begin with, she has a fame; her determine is Erica that should be enough description for a person recognized that lots. The extra “omo Igbo” is pointless, reeks of tribalism. Merely make your degree with out the tag, merely pondering if she was to say one factor good, would she recall together with tag?
@Lollypizzle: “Teni referred to as Erica “Omo Igbo,” you are getting offended because of that’s Twitter. Offline, people identify people “Omo igbo” “Aboki” “Alhaja” and lots of others, and all of us keep in peace nevertheless as quickly because it’s Twitter, you all are shifting mad and stupidly delicate because of you possibly can have 10mb data. Oshisco.”
@NoniiRoyal: “It isn’t the meaning of a phrase that is the disadvantage nevertheless the tone and the context. I hate that Omo Igbo with passion, Yorubas use it in a derogatory method.”
@SiriKwado: “No individual will see one thing incorrect in Teni addressing Erica as “Omo Igbo” however when an Igbo celeb like Genevieve Nnaji addresses Laycon as “Onye ofe mmanụ” in a solidarity video for Erica much like Teni did, there shall be outrage far and wide. Hypocritical tons!
@Iamriel7: “Within the occasion you suppose Teni saying omo igbo is demeaning, I urge that you just simply stop calling foreigners ‘Onyibo people’
@Tonybright01: “Within the occasion you say Teni was cursing by referring to Erica as “ Omo Igbo” then Erica was moreover cursing by calling your favorite housemate ‘hen drumstick’ let’s all be cursing collectively.”
@Hiykes77, replying to @lollypeezle: “Omo Igbo though in its major utilization means “Igbo particular person”, nevertheless principally notion by these using it and other people it’s used on, is derogatory. It’s an identical trigger why using tribe to elucidate a bunch of people sounds offensive on this age and time, that’s why using IMO Igbo is unhealthy.’
@AfamDeluxo: “One in all many those that turned this yr’s #Bbnaija proper right into a tribal event is @TeniEntertainer She was praying for Laycon and referred to Erica as “Omo Igbo”. Take into consideration 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