You know us Nigerians. It doesn’t take much for us to get on a roll. Jidenna’s interview with VLAD TV hit the internet yesterday, and caused a lot of controversy for some of the – what most are calling – misleading comments about being light skinned in Nigeria.
The biggest one being the notion that being light skinned makes you an easier target for kidnappers in Nigeria.
Nigerians took to twitter, and are reacting to the comment, and interview as a whole:
There are those who were pretty disappointed in the comments
Ds @Jidenna would have spoken better about NIGERIA tho…””Really disappointed you’re suppose to be an ambassador and say something good smh
— S to da k (@youngskales) July 10, 2015
Just a few thoughts. I think it is too early in Jidenna’s career for him to start making polarizing statements about his birth country… — Payneen de Ahs (@Reclvse) July 11, 2015
Jidenna, sir, ‘light-skinned’ and ‘foreigner’ are not the same thing. Kidnappers know the difference.
— Oreoluwa Fakorede (@OreFakorede) July 11, 2015
Those who saw sense in what he was saying in the grand scheme
Thing is you’d be right if you argued for or against Jidenna, it actually depends on your stand point
— Mo’Fame (@MoFame_) July 11, 2015
Are we really mad at Jidenna tho? If you get money and you dey come from overseas to Naija won’t you hire security lmao — Yagazie Emezi (@YagazieEmezi) July 11, 2015
So Jidenna’s OWN experiences as a light-skinned Igbo is making the whole Nigeria look bad? Somebody can’t have personal experiences again?
— Plain Jane Igbo Babe (@Jessnnecee) July 11, 2015
Let’s also not forget Jidenna buried his father during the height of kidnappings in the East. So yea. His fear was legit. — Clean the N.Delta (@manmustwack) July 11, 2015
Jidenna ain’t say nothing that was shocking though
— Nigerian God (@Echecrates) July 10, 2015
Those who are supporting him regardless of anything he said
Move on quickly. Jidenna is making more money. You’re here ranting — King Kelani (@thereal_kelani) July 11, 2015
Thousands of Nigerians brought abroad who will never identify with Nigeria exist. Jidenna earns respect for being proud of heritage
— Rosanwo (@rosanwo) July 11, 2015
Jidenna goofed with that interview agreed. Will i boycott his music? Hell no cos he makes music better than what’s coming out from Naij atm
— Cinderella Man (@Osi_Suave) July 11, 2015
And of course those that are just out there for the jokes LOL
Jidenna really a classic (liar) man. — Luke Atïu (ò.̯Ó) (@RicDizZLe) July 11, 2015
Chimamanda watching the Jidenna interview and thinking of the fire response to give the light skinned man pic.twitter.com/50KH8VOFZP
— Clean the N.Delta (@manmustwack) July 11, 2015
Person no fit cuss Jidenna in peace again 😭😭 pic.twitter.com/l0m1AoaE1U
— Sub Delivery Man (@SubDeliveryMan) July 11, 2015
Going by Jidenna’s logic, Wande Coal is the safest person in Nigeria. 😂
— Timothy Elegbede (@TimmyElegbede) July 11, 2015
And Don Jazzy said his own 2 cents too with a plug for Reekado Bank’s new joint, Tomorrow.
And Davido too:
For those who haven’t seen it, here’s the full interview:
What do you think of his comments though?