The Davido, Chioma saga that has suddenly become a national issue in Nigeria is still thriving unabated.
Recall that TV panelist Beecee Ugboh was torn into pieces for bluntly saying Chioma has no sense for abandoning her education just to be with Davido and advance their romantic affair. Beecee dropped her brutally honest view when the subject came for discussion on a TV show hosted by Morayo Afolabi-Brown.
It’s against this backdrop that Morayo Afolabi-Brown has sprung up on Instagram to show solidairty to Beecee for the manner which people have dragged her persona to the slaughterhouse all because of what she said.
In a post shared on her IG page this evening, Morayo said Beecee did not insult Chioma as many have said but that she was only saying people ”must teach their children sense”. She further wondered why people throw caution to the wind in relationships but demand accountability from the government.
Read her piece below
For those of you who sent insults to @beeceeugboh for her comment on this issue, this post is for you. Nothing is wrong with disagreeing with her. That’s what the show is about, expressing diverse views but insulting her was wrong. Many of you want to go to America, Canada or UK but you don’t respect divergent views. Why would you insult someone for expressing her view?
Secondly, she did not insult Chioma. What she was alluding to is that we must teach our children sense.
I know having children inside wedlock is going out of fashion, but should we, because we don’t want to “be dragged” accept this malady?…
We all scream to the government to follow due process but when it comes to relationships we throw due process to the wind. We teach children to finish school, then get married.
We have very few role models today like Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Shola David-Bora, Oby Ezekwesili, Jumoke Adenowo and Ibukun Awosika. Some prominent role models today did not follow this path and because they have money, we should overlook it? We are so used to calling good bad and bad good.
I don’t know any parent that will be happy to see their child leave university and follow man. When I was growing up that was unheard of. However, if it happens we’ll still support the child the best we can but we must not make it the norm. We must discourage others from toeing this line.
If Chioma chose this path, we’ll accept her for who she is and the success she has become but that should not become the standard. Oun ti o da ko da, ko lo ru ko meji.