As part of the Independence day festivities in Nigeria, notable figures in politics , music and entertainment would take to social media with a patriotic tweet, some may go as far as unveiling a photo-shoot in country colors – stuff like that.
When Cuppy cashed in on the moment to wish her fans a happy independence day, am not sure she anticipated the backlash that followed. see her tweet below
Some guys came for her on twitter- I think the Wole guy seriously need therapy- he sounds so angry with life
Lol, but Cuppy lied. Nigeria is not the greatest nation on earth. And it's high time the rich and privileged started admitting this shit. Just saying.
— Chris (@Raiwe_) October 2, 2018
I’ll say this real quick, calling Nigeria “the greatest nation”, especially when you’re in the 0.5% mega privileged bracket, is an insult to every Nigerian who has to suffer every single day because of the REAL and unnecessary challenges they face. https://t.co/HHKwFmEh1E
— Wᴏʟᴇ́ (@Kingwole) October 2, 2018
People also came to her defense.
What has Dj Cuppy done to deserve all these hate? Is it a crime to be born into a rich family?
— Tomiwa Talabi (@itsTomiwa) October 2, 2018
My opinion quite frankly- She cannot keep apologizing because she is born into a rich family. Her tweet may have seemed tone deaf at that time, especially with the recent Jos killings.
It “would be nice” if she used her platform to speak about important issues and oppression in the country, but its not “Obligatory”. everybody must not be activist abeg