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‘Lazy Nigerian Youths’ now has a Wikipedia page (Photos)

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President Muhammadu Buhari at a Commonwealth summit last week called Nigerian youths lazy.

He said many Nigerian youths sit down and do nothing, yet expect to get everything free because “their country is an oil producing nation.”

TheCable had reported the story and shortly after, there was a massive backlash on social media — and the hashtag #LazyNigerianYouth started trending.

Following that speech, the hashtag “Lazy Nigerian Youth” trended on social media.


The hashtag recorded hundreds of thousands of tweets and millions of expressions in less than a week.

This incurred the wrath of the youths who took to social media to say they are not lazy but are actively involved in making a living for themselves.

Some celebrities also came out to refute the claim of the President. The President obviously did not anticipate the backlash.

The youth seized the opportunity to showcase to the world the ingenuity of their trade and expertise as Nigerians.

Comedians, musicians, and artists were not left behind. Fela Anikulapo Kuti, the musical prophet, was brought back to life to join on this trend.

The latest now is the creation of a Wikipedia page tagged: “Lazy Nigerian Youths”. Wikipedia described it as a social media outrage by Nigerian youth.

Read the Wikipedia post below, images included:

“The Lazy Nigerian Youths (Also known as “#LazyNigerianYouth” or simply “#LazyYouth”) is a social media revolt by Nigerian youths against their President, Muhammadu Buhari.”

“While speaking at the Commonwealth Business Forum in Westminster in April Buhari said a lot of Nigerian youths have not been to school and they want everything free because the country is an oil-producing state. [1] But the Nigerian youths will not have any of it as they soon took to social media to protest against the comment of the number one citizen of the country.

“After a report of the event by TheCable Staff Writer, Mayowa Tijani, who happened to be the only Nigerian journalist allowed to attend the business forum, the Nigerian social media space went angry at the comment with millions of Nigerian youths tweeting about their ventures and how they work hard to make a living in a country that has done little to help her citizens survive.”

Wikipedia said the controversy had been recieved in different ways, with some using it as a business opportunity.

It also referenced a story TheCable did on Mayow Tijani, the reporter, who filed the report.

Meanwhle, Banky W reacted to the Lazy Nigerian Youths

So apparently, this is what our President thinks about the Nigerian youth.
What do you guys think?

I have a suggestion. Whether you agree, or disagree with the President’s comments, this time, do a little bit more than posting, commenting, retweeting, and complaining. Go and register to vote.

I’ve sat in countless meetings, seminars, conferences and hangouts with young people. We are always great at pointing out our issues.. but the truth is that we can sit around and complain from now until Kingdom come. IT WILL NOT MATTER. INEC will not count your tweets. Let’s turn the month of May into #PVCMay.

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‘I Don’t Believe In Sleeping Around To Make Money’ – Actress Destiny Etiko

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Destiny Etiko

Nigerian actress, Destiny Etiko, has revealed in a new interview with The Punch that she does not believe in sleeping around to make money.

The movie star also shared that people only have the misconception of her because of her physical features, adding that she is in a loving relationship and she is content with her partner.

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In her words:

“I don’t believe in sleeping around to make money but a lot of people misunderstand me because of my physique. My work pays me very well. Some people who are not even close to me want to do me favours, so what is the essence of sleeping around. If God gives me a man that is moderately rich and I love him, I would go ahead with the marriage. I am in a relationship and I am comfortable with my man.”

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Yemi Alade Advises Nigerian Entertainers To Save, Invest

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Nigerian award winning singer, Yemi Alade, has advised her colleagues to save instead of spending recklessly. The ‘Johnny’ crooner took to her Twitter page on Sunday to share her advice.

She said that people would rather hide the fact that savings is important which is similar to A students who don’t read publicly but still ace their exams.

In her words:

“Nobody talks about saving or investments in this industry! Same way some friends in school never spoke about reading reading but always got an A! #Dothemaths #Save Now!”

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Information Nigeria recalls former BBNaija housemate, Kiddwaya, also advised his colleagues to save and not get carried away by the glitz and glamor of the entertainment industry.

See Yemi Alade’s tweet below:

The singer’s tweet

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Waje To Release New Single, ‘Best Thing’

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Singer, Waje

Nigerian songstress, Aituaje Iruobe, professionally known as Waje, is set to release a new single titled ‘Best Thing’. The talented 40-year-old vocalist took to Twitter to share the snippet.

The ‘Ominiknowest’ singer wrote as caption:

“And it’s official, Best thing Now available for preorders, We drop on Friday 4th Dec. Preorder Link in my Bio You all are my ‘Best Thing’ #Wajesbestthing”

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Information Nigeria recalls that the ‘The Voice Nigeria’ coach, who has been featured on Banky W’s new song ‘Talk and Do’ and Basketmouth’s debut studio album ‘Yabasi’, recently took to Instagram to share her salsa dance skills, while revealing that she had skipped the lessons for three weeks.

See her Twitter post below:

The singer’s post

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