Wizkid reference to the president of Nigeria as an old man is still a bitter pill for the president’s inner circle. The president’s Personal Assistant on social media, Lauretta Onochie, came on the social to take a dig at the artist for his comment where he referred to the president as an old man. She wrote :
Its not disrespectful to call anyone old. Its the way and manner Ayo Balogun addressed the President that leaves a sour taste in the mouth.
He exhibited crass ignorance, insensitivity and childishness. But hey, he’s a #DumbkidNotWhizKid
When he grows up, he might learn respect
This write up quickly got the attention of the artist as he fired back with his own dig.
lol a 77 year old man is not young ma.. You are a woman and a mother and kids are getting killed by police/sars and this is all you have to say? shame on you!!! shame on you!! I am a father and age has nothing to do with demanding for a better governance in my country!! https://t.co/AtIFV7ETny
— Wizkid (@wizkidayo) October 6, 2020
This has generated heated argument at both divide between the president’s supporters and the artist fans.
Here some of the comments going round on the Nigeria media space.
— DeltaBoi (@mighty_strides) October 7, 2020
Did you see the context she used the phrase "Old Man". There was no sign of insult there.
The way a word is used gives it a whole different form.
That is why, I can say the Old Man is doing great things and not sound condescending.
Not, just use social media for clout.
— Myk egbe (@myk3gbe75) October 6, 2020
— Oga McCoy ?? ? (@mccoyinnocent) October 6, 2020
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Truth… A kid is always a kid, Ayo Balogun remains a kid- he has impressed his ilk!
— Oscaroshar Efe (EOO) (@OscarosharE) October 6, 2020