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Benue Flood: The Hypocritical Nature Of Nigerian Celebrities By Intriguing Lone by Kyliegame: 1:53pm On Sep 01, 2017
It’s really beautiful when we get to see how the outside world rally around and offer support to each other in times of need and what irks me most of the time in these scenarios (More like an ugly head spoiling a beautiful picture) is when I see our own Celebrities or prominent men and women who love attention trying to champion the cause, offer prayers (#Pray….) when back home in Nigeria they automatically go on a dumb mood when such or similar issues arise.

Now, I will take the case of HurricanHarvey and the current flood in Makurdi into perspective. Americans are currently witnessing a very deadly flood called HurricanHarvey which has rendered thousands of people homeless and killed close to 40 people as at yesterday. When the news broke out, so many people (Including our shameless Nigerian celebrities) showed concern on social media and prayed for the safety of the people in that region. It’s good to care for one another, that’s the basics of humanity but when you do it for the attention, for the gram, it kills the purpose of the whole act. Before looking to help someone outside, check if you have helped everyone in your own house. Matt 7:5 talks about removing log in one's eyes before trying to remove another person's own, That scripture could also be interpreted to mean, first help everyone around you before seeking for who to help outside.

We read of how Americans dragged a Pastor, Joel Osteen for not opening his doors initially to the victims of flood, can that happen in Nigeria? Rather in such cases, you will find hundreds of people who will be prepared to defend a man, a ‘Daddy’ they know nothing of what he does in his closets (Some will even tell you they live in the closet with him). So far, no church in Nigeria has indicated interest to help the people of Makurdi despite the news about the flood making major headlines since. We are seeing how American celebrities, companies and prominent people in the country are rally round to offer support financially for the victims of the flood, despite the financial help, others are using the charity foundations to offer help too. Everything doesn’t have to be done by the government.

Now back home in Nigeria, all those Nigerian celebrities that were raising their voices on social media for HurricanHarvey (Before #DebolaLagos blasted their hypocritical nature) have gone dumb on the same issue happening in Makurdi. I have not seen or read any news of any Celebrity showing support for the people of Benue state especially those in Makurdi. Same flood, hundreds of people are displaced and homeless, people are dying. The likes of Tuface (From Benue State) and other celebrities, companies, prominent figureheads have kept quiet. I read of how Beyonce who is from Houston, Texas sprang into action right from day one of the flood helping people with her foundation and have also donated a significant amount of money. Most of the celebrities in Nigeria have charity foundations, but you never hear of them using those foundations to help people in times like this, they only surface when they want to use them as a face to launder money or during campaign period. Even if they do not have money to give (Which I doubt), they can lend their voices, spread the word out and get the world to notice the present situation. Social media is not all about you showing off your Gucci’s and seeking validation from fans. Help those fans too in situations like this.

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Re: Benue Flood: The Hypocritical Nature Of Nigerian Celebrities By Intriguing Lone by TANKDESTROYER(m): 2:19pm On Sep 01, 2017
well said....

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Re: Benue Flood: The Hypocritical Nature Of Nigerian Celebrities By Intriguing Lone by apesinola001: 4:58pm On Sep 01, 2017
Truth talk

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Re: Benue Flood: The Hypocritical Nature Of Nigerian Celebrities By Intriguing Lone by SHTFguy: 4:58pm On Sep 01, 2017
The greatest hypocrites are not those attention seeking yeybrities who use trending topics to showcase themselves but rather we should ask where are those in power who are quick to pass condolence messages to foreign nations going through one form of disaster or threat but feign ignorance when it happens under their roof.

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Re: Benue Flood: The Hypocritical Nature Of Nigerian Celebrities By Intriguing Lone by PotatoSalad(m): 4:59pm On Sep 01, 2017
Thanks OP
Who is to blame for the floods in Nigeria, The Government who constructed little or no drainage systems or The Citizens who refused to clean up their surroundings?
It's too sad that many of our loved ones get caught up in it every single day...just September and it's that bad, remember we still have two more months of heavy rain before harmattan.
Brace yourselves and watch this repeat again in 2018, 2019, 2020...cos it will.

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Re: Benue Flood: The Hypocritical Nature Of Nigerian Celebrities By Intriguing Lone by cr7rooney10(m): 4:59pm On Sep 01, 2017
Ti a ba fun were loko........
Re: Benue Flood: The Hypocritical Nature Of Nigerian Celebrities By Intriguing Lone by Teaser4(m): 5:00pm On Sep 01, 2017
Welcome to Nigeria

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Re: Benue Flood: The Hypocritical Nature Of Nigerian Celebrities By Intriguing Lone by massinola(m): 5:00pm On Sep 01, 2017
They are all slaves to the white. Useless yeyebrities. This is the reason why each time I see or hear any of them requesting for help from the populace in times of sickness I feel like killing the person myself. When they buy Gucci things, Range Rover cars and co, they come to social media to flash them to us and make the hustling street people feel as if they ain't doing enough. The same money they get from the populace can never be used to help them when they are in need. But when they fall sick, you will be seeing #helpokeke #saveokafor. Nigeria is really cursed with everything.

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Re: Benue Flood: The Hypocritical Nature Of Nigerian Celebrities By Intriguing Lone by MadCow1: 5:00pm On Sep 01, 2017
Well... The Benue flooding is not a Natural disaster. God is just trying to remove all these useless states holding Nigeria back. Next is Edo State..

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Re: Benue Flood: The Hypocritical Nature Of Nigerian Celebrities By Intriguing Lone by TIDDOLL(m): 5:00pm On Sep 01, 2017
Shows How dumb they are

Charity they say, Begins at HOME.. sad

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Re: Benue Flood: The Hypocritical Nature Of Nigerian Celebrities By Intriguing Lone by sonnie10: 5:00pm On Sep 01, 2017
Whether benue, makurdi, India or Houston, there should be enough love and prayers to go round

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Re: Benue Flood: The Hypocritical Nature Of Nigerian Celebrities By Intriguing Lone by Nobody: 5:00pm On Sep 01, 2017
You can't help but feel pity for Nigerians. Virtually everything and everyone in nigeria is warped..
#OurYeyebrities Dull No Be Small

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Re: Benue Flood: The Hypocritical Nature Of Nigerian Celebrities By Intriguing Lone by sandrahnaub(f): 5:01pm On Sep 01, 2017
God bless you

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Re: Benue Flood: The Hypocritical Nature Of Nigerian Celebrities By Intriguing Lone by lukman: 5:02pm On Sep 01, 2017
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Re: Benue Flood: The Hypocritical Nature Of Nigerian Celebrities By Intriguing Lone by Cmanforall: 5:02pm On Sep 01, 2017
.Some are even using it to gain more followers... Re-tweet to get bla bla bla...

May God console victims of this disaster

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Re: Benue Flood: The Hypocritical Nature Of Nigerian Celebrities By Intriguing Lone by khaykay15(f): 5:02pm On Sep 01, 2017
This is so true

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Re: Benue Flood: The Hypocritical Nature Of Nigerian Celebrities By Intriguing Lone by Nobody: 5:02pm On Sep 01, 2017
Well written.. Nigeria celebrities and notice me be like 5&6
Re: Benue Flood: The Hypocritical Nature Of Nigerian Celebrities By Intriguing Lone by yinkuscious(m): 5:02pm On Sep 01, 2017
Charity they say begins at home
Re: Benue Flood: The Hypocritical Nature Of Nigerian Celebrities By Intriguing Lone by lumzybo: 5:03pm On Sep 01, 2017
Well said op, most of them are ntin but attention seekers.

As regards what u wrote abt tuface, he already lend a voice cash-wise, I can't say though.
Re: Benue Flood: The Hypocritical Nature Of Nigerian Celebrities By Intriguing Lone by sisisioge: 5:04pm On Sep 01, 2017
It is well! May God help us all.
Re: Benue Flood: The Hypocritical Nature Of Nigerian Celebrities By Intriguing Lone by RGem(f): 5:04pm On Sep 01, 2017
A #gofund me account should be created for flood victims in Markurdi . So, Nigerians can donate .

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Re: Benue Flood: The Hypocritical Nature Of Nigerian Celebrities By Intriguing Lone by SHTFguy: 5:04pm On Sep 01, 2017
yinkuscious:
Charity they say begins at home

That saying is not true.

Charitable deeds should begin outside your home
Re: Benue Flood: The Hypocritical Nature Of Nigerian Celebrities By Intriguing Lone by don4real18(m): 5:05pm On Sep 01, 2017
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Re: Benue Flood: The Hypocritical Nature Of Nigerian Celebrities By Intriguing Lone by ziggyzee: 5:05pm On Sep 01, 2017
Likes, hash tags, and retweets represent the celebrity power barometer. Promoting #HoustonFlood keeps our hypocritical celebs & politicians in the lime light...unfortunately #Benue can't even make the 'V' in viral. Secondly, #Houston is foreign (imported) so We_luv_it!. #Benue is local...like Aba made.

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Re: Benue Flood: The Hypocritical Nature Of Nigerian Celebrities By Intriguing Lone by Islie: 5:06pm On Sep 01, 2017
well said.....

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Re: Benue Flood: The Hypocritical Nature Of Nigerian Celebrities By Intriguing Lone by Pebcak: 5:07pm On Sep 01, 2017
It's sad
Re: Benue Flood: The Hypocritical Nature Of Nigerian Celebrities By Intriguing Lone by McAustin92(m): 5:10pm On Sep 01, 2017
So true my brother....good wills they say,begins at home and also from home, to a good citizen,his or her Indigenous home country's affairs should be number 1 priority... but the reverse is the case here in Naija,someone should tag me with any real fundraising link for the victims of the flood...I care
Re: Benue Flood: The Hypocritical Nature Of Nigerian Celebrities By Intriguing Lone by Nobody: 5:11pm On Sep 01, 2017
Not only celebs. Most of us. Ass lickers

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Re: Benue Flood: The Hypocritical Nature Of Nigerian Celebrities By Intriguing Lone by Flaghouse1: 5:12pm On Sep 01, 2017
PotatoSalad:
Thanks OP
Who is to blame for the floods in Nigeria, The Government who constructed little or no drainage systems or The Citizens who refused to clean up their surroundings?
It's too sad that many of our loved ones get caught up in it every single day...just September and it's that bad, remember we still have two more months of heavy rain before harmattan.
Brace yourselves and watch this repeat again in 2018, 2019, 2020...cos it will.

Nice write-up from the OP,

To your question we are all to blame,dirty habits and government at all levels not doing anything to improve the road and drainage system in the state of Benue

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Re: Benue Flood: The Hypocritical Nature Of Nigerian Celebrities By Intriguing Lone by muller101(m): 5:13pm On Sep 01, 2017
I hope benue flood won't wash omenka's remaining sense away

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Re: Benue Flood: The Hypocritical Nature Of Nigerian Celebrities By Intriguing Lone by PotatoSalad(m): 5:16pm On Sep 01, 2017
Flaghouse1:


Nice write-up from the OP,

To your question we are all to blame,dirty habits and government at all levels not doing anything to improve the road and drainage system in the state of Benue
it's a pity
Re: Benue Flood: The Hypocritical Nature Of Nigerian Celebrities By Intriguing Lone by SHTFguy: 5:18pm On Sep 01, 2017
Flaghouse1:


Nice write-up from the OP,

To your question we are all to blame,dirty habits and government at all levels not doing anything to improve the road and drainage system in the state of Benue

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