Teni, Laycon, Erica
Popular Nigerian singer, Teni has been dragged by fans of Big Brother Naija disqualified housemate Erica after she called her “ Omo Igbo”
Omo Igbo is a term popularly used to address Igbo tribe in Nigeria by the Yoruba tribe, while others might find the word offensive, others don’t have a problem with been called “ Omo Igbo”
However, Teni who is a big supporter of BBNaija Laycon, who is a Yoruba and a strong contender for the N85 million cash prize, has been called out by Erica’s fans for calling their favourite “ Omo Igbo ” since Erica is an Igbo girl.
Teni while praying for Laycon in a new video said “Omo Igbo” which was the genesis of the problem, as Erica’s Fans blast Teni for the using the phrase which they said was very offensive.
Watch Video Below;
One of the people that turned this year's #Bbnaija into a tribal event is @TeniEntertainer.— Unu Amaro Kam Siri Kwado (@AfamDeluxo) September 23, 2020
She was praying for Laycon and referred to Erica as "Omo Igbo".
Imagine if it was an Igbo artist that referred Laycon as "Onye ofe mmanụ"
Meanwhile, Nigerians on social media has reacted to the “Omo Igbo” trend, as most social media users support Teni as they slammed Igbo people for calling Yorubas “Ofe Mmanu ”
See Reactions Below;
I won't even lie, Eastern Nigerians have the most derogatory name for other tribes but they cry wolf the most.— Dr Moh (@MohWorldent) September 23, 2020
You complain about ”omo Igbo” which literally means an Igbo child but in the east, they call Hausa people the same name they call cows. ”Nama” which even means meat
Teni said "Omo igbo "and everywhere is on fire? 😂 😂— Ayomi ❤ (@Ayotomiwa55) September 23, 2020
I even saw some people saying they deleted all Teni's song and they also unfollowed her? 😂
Just to clear the air, I b Omo Yoruba, in fact ijesa ni me re 🙄
Shout out to all my Ore Omo igbo 💡💡 #BBNXLiptonIceTea pic.twitter.com/zF5miE1KCF
If you can’t call this man “Aboki” don’t call any other person Aboki, Omo Igbo, Inyamiri or Onye ofe mmanu. pic.twitter.com/0yQkPlsyYi— Hadiza Isma El-Rufai (@hadizel) September 23, 2020