Nigerians are currently dragging Nigerian street act, Oluwafemi Oladapo Oke-Eko, known by the stage name Slimcase for making an insensitive comment over the killing of a 16-year-old girl in Lagos.
The 16-year old girl, Tina Ezekwe was killed by two Police officers at Iyana-Oworo area of Lagos.
Slimcase took to his Instagram page to react to the unjust killing of an African-American man, George Floyd. The 46-year-old man died after being arrested by police outside a shop in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
According to BBC News, “Footage of the arrest on 25 May shows a white police officer, Derek Chauvin, kneeling on Mr Floyd’s neck while he was pinned to the floor. Mr Chauvin, 44, has since been charged with murder.”
Reacting to the trending topic, Slimcase said on IG “FAME AFTER DEATH… any positive blow wey I gats blow God Let me blow am now that I am alive not after I am dead 💀 😓 George A sacrifice for d change in black history #blacklivesmatters.”
An IG user Olamiposi Hope, however, tackled him for for for not lending his voice to the killing of the teenage girl in Lagos.
Slimcase, however, replied saying “we are talking about a global pandemic, leave the Lagos girl for Channels to talk about am.”
Widespread reactions have, however, trailed Slimcase’s comment with most expressing rage and disgust over what they perceive as an insensitive statement.
See reactions below: