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Toke Makinwa slams Nigerians who bully on-line and declare to be totally different from avenue thugs

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In a current Instagram publish, Makinwa highlighted the distinction between avenue violence and on-line bullying, stating that they’re the identical and the one distinction is schooling. She known as out those that interact in on-line harassment and abuse, notably within the political sphere, whereas condemning avenue thugs for his or her violent habits.

Makinwa emphasised that whereas avenue violence is a severe subject that must be addressed, it’s equally essential to acknowledge the hurt attributable to on-line bullying and harassment. She expressed her disappointment on the degree of hypocrisy displayed by some Nigerians who interact in on-line abuse whereas claiming to be totally different from avenue thugs.


The previous election weekend has been a wild one in Nigeria and thru all of it, one factor stood out for me. The issue of Nigeria is just not unhealthy management however the individuals. You see the leaders we complain about have been as soon as such as you and I. All of us have to do higher. (Myself included).

From bullying individuals who stayed quiet for causes solely recognized to them (they don’t owe you something), to bullying those that spoke however didn’t say what you wished to listen to, then the drama on-line from some public figures to the numerous Instagram lives and the necessity to combat everybody who didn’t help your alternative of candidate, what precisely is the issue???? The true enemy is Poverty, corruption, tribalism and Hate. Why are we bent on pulling one another down???

How can I neglect the group of people that didn’t vote however contributed from the consolation of their houses urgent telephones, and naturally the “faux” woke group who immediately turned prophets, students and historians, phewwww! We would like higher, we have to do higher easy. You don’t have to know anybody’s alternative of candidate however you could respect their “alternative”. If you happen to can not make your level with out insulting anybody then merely maintain quiet and you can not pressure anybody to share your opinion too.


You’ll be able to disagree with somebody with out hurling insults and threats at them, let’s strive wholesome methods of talk going ahead. Vote your vote and focus in your focus. There may be actually no distinction between you and the thugs at polling models, simply information and schooling as Darey put it. We will all do higher and the brand new Nigeria you need begins with you.”

Because the nation grapples with the aftermath of the elections, Makinwa’s message serves as a reminder that on-line habits can have severe penalties and that people ought to be aware of the impression of their phrases and actions.

Although many followers aren’t seeing it as such, moderately many have known as out for her to cease sitting on the fence and declare her help for Bola Tinubu, who gained the election and has been labelled because the mastermind behind all violent shows on election day.