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“The inclusion of Bobrisky Sensationalises & Radicalises the Discourse” Subomi Plumptre of Alder Consulting Declines to Speak at a Conference

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Subomi Plumptre of Alder Consulting was scheduled to speak at a New Media and Governance Conference alongside Bashir Ahmad, Femi Falodun and Idris Okuneye AKA Borbrisky – Twitter NG protested his involvement, and President Buhari’s SA on New Media dropped out as well – click here for more.

In a turn of events today, Alder Consulting via a press release has announced the withdrawal of Subomi from the panel because the entire panel was not disclosed from the onset.

According to the press release:

From time to time members of staff of Alder Consulting get invited to speak at events or moderate panels. The Enough is Enough Nigeria New Media Conference inviting Subomi Plumptre to moderate a panel was therefore nothing out of the ordinary.

Subomi Plumptre’s agreement to participate was vetted within the organisation alongside Alder’s corporate risk assessment parameters. Our parameters include the quality of fit with the organisation’s vision, mission, values & ethos and the quality of the panel. Our parameters also include the seriousness of the event, the credibility of the organisers and the effect on our brand and employees.

Subomi agreed to participate based on these parameters and the panel originally sent to her did not include Idris Okuneye (Bobrisky). Subomi only learnt of the change to the panel like everyone else on Twitter at which she called EIE Nigeria about the change in panel composition.

Such a change disqualifies Subomi Plumptre from participating and she has formally withdrawn from the event. The inclusion of Bobrisky unfortunately sensationalises & radicalises what should otherwise be a serious discourse on new approaches to media. Subomi Plumptre has asked EIE Nigeria to make a statement on their social media platforms. We do hope such will be made.

As an Executive Member of Alder, Subomi Plumptre cannot participate in this event as it violates the brand values she’s a custodian of. This is without prejudice to individual rights or the right of EIE Nigeria to compose seminar panels as the organisation deems fit. Neither does it take away from the laudable objectives of EIE Nigeria which Alder has demonstrably supported over the years.

-ENDS-

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102 Comments

  1. madman

    October 26, 2016 at 2:57 pm

    DISCRIMINATION AND INTOLERANCE HAS NO PLACE IN CREATIVE AND INTELLECTUAL SPACES/DISCOURSE. Alder is like TRUMP. I hope they go out of business soon.

    • Ife

      October 26, 2016 at 3:50 pm

      I’m not a fan of Bob risky Infact I don’t even follow any of his antics on social media but I must say this if God was to count iniquities who shall stand ? This is a young man whose life may be transformed by listening to what others have to say . You can see that this is a man trying to find his identity . Would it not be nice to also learn from a young man with misplaces identity . Must we always learn from perfect individuals ? Whether what he gets to say at the panel is insightful or not we learn a thing or few about how to or how not to do things . This is discrimination and we are all equal . Read Ephesians 2: 3 says all of us once lived amongst them at one time gratifying the cravings of our flesh . Doing this can send this young man into acute depression , at the end of the day the question is who have you saved ? Who have you helped ? He’s a youth an has the fundamental right to speech !!! You also have your right to reject but not because someone else is on the panel . So you refused to touch lives because of Bob risky ? What a shame ? What happens to those who were waiting to hear from you to turn their lives around ?

    • Angel

      October 26, 2016 at 6:53 pm

      My dear
      What does bobriskys stand for?
      BAE n how to extort money from rich bars
      He is not even an activist
      So Sup you ?

    • Sean

      October 27, 2016 at 12:27 am

      Bobrisky is not trying to find his identity like you mentioned. He has chosen this confused path for himself. Making money and he has suddenly become a celebrity, thereby encouraging poor and other jobless young men to follow suit. If this should be allowed, we are introducing transgender gradually into our society.

      Sometimes we think everybody we see around is normal. There are millions on demons walking around and confusing lots of young people about their God given identity.

      This is not acceptable.

    • Engoz

      October 26, 2016 at 5:43 pm

      This is not discrimination or intolerance. The speakers must have had the impression that they were going to participate in intellectual discourse. In intellectual settings you do not introduce a Bobrisky into a mix with intellectuals. You will be embarrassed. Unless you are seeking to make fun of him when technical terms are being thrown across the room. If I were Bobrisky I would reject the invitation on that premise and also like Subomi I will reject the invitation if I am representing my company name. It’s a different thing if this were informal settings of which I will surely engage Bobrisky in conversation if it were. But it is not informal. This obviously was not intended to be an intellectual formal conference. The organizers should apologize to the other speakers for making it appear so.

    • Ife

      October 26, 2016 at 6:25 pm

      Wow you were in the brain of the organizers to know it want intended to be an intellectual conference ! What is intellect ? How do we learn ? If we always learn from what is perfect where is the role of the imperfect . In every area of life we have to be wholistic to give a proper review of things !!! How does the good and bad work ? That’s the question we should find answers to !!! First how does the bad work ? What lessons can we learn from the bad to create awareness for the good !!! We all need to educate our minds and create room for what ifs and like I said she also had a right not to attend but she really didn’t need to mention Bob risky’s name !!!

    • A Concerned Citizen

      October 26, 2016 at 6:48 pm

      Thank you ooo. The Lord will bless you very much.

    • Engoz

      October 26, 2016 at 7:23 pm

      @ife

      You are getting sentimental. Let’s be practical here. This is not a morality or save Bobrisky event. If you want to save him, if you are interested in his imperfections which only you have alluded to, take him to church. I work in healthcare, that does not give me the right to participate in discussions out of my league in this same healthcare. If I were coming to this event, I would like my speakers to be well-versed in their careers. I would also like to see their qualifications as well and not just on the premise of popularity. I organize conferences and seminars. You owe your speakers the dignity of pairing them with people in the same calibre otherwise you stand the chance of being regarded as an idiot for disrespecting them. And you job will be called into question. Yes, I believe the speakers had the impression that this would be a professional event where they were going to discuss with other professional individuals on an intellectual level. According to the letter, I could digest that this was supposed to be a serious discourse on new approaches to media. Apparently that was not the case. The organizers should apologize to the speakers for selling a lie and being sneaky since Bobrisky was not included in the initial panel list.

    • A Concerned Citizen

      October 26, 2016 at 6:40 pm

      The fact that you put Trump and Alder Consulting in the same sentence shows your level of ignorance. Yes I might have agreed with you on the discrimination path but summing it up a comparison to Trump is just plain ignorance. If you maybe took time out to read about Alder Consulting you’d realize that they’ve put so much into developing their brand and what it stands for.

      So you think they’re discriminating, exactly what is Bobrisky who cares more about how much ‘bae’ gives him and where the next party is at going to contribute to a new media panel involving the presidency?

      Please refrain from such slander in future.

  2. Finding Trouble

    October 26, 2016 at 3:01 pm

    Ghen Ghen!
    O seti Go!

  3. BlueEyed

    October 26, 2016 at 3:06 pm

    Girl bye
    Kim Kardashian and the Kardashians have been invited to talk at world renowned tech events with big names and game changers in the world of media, so what nonsense are these third rated consulting mediocre people saying?, just say you lots are bigots, and to that I say let’s see how long you last.
    Nigerians will not focus on the issues that are killing them, it is bobrisky that they even made famous (he has an audience doesn’t he? You lot monitor his activities and continue to feed this same publicity he has that you now want to condemn…..

    • tola

      October 26, 2016 at 3:22 pm

      Did you just compare Kim to Bobrisky, Kim has built an empire from an incident that would normally have made another woman hide. Kim is great enterprenuer despite all her shortcomings. We have a lot to learn from Kim. Bobrisky is a snapchat sensation whose major source of income is from Bae. The only people interested in learning from him are goldiggers in search of their own baes and people in search of some comedic relive. Until he turns his fame into an something teachable. he has no business on a panel.

      I support Alder Consulting

    • Lola

      October 26, 2016 at 4:59 pm

      TOLa you’re not making sense, you just don’t know. Bobrisky’s fame is from what would ordinarily make men hide. To be a man in Nigeria is to be hyper masculine, and heterosexual. Bobrisky is funny, wears makeup, and knows how to entertain. And the nerve of you to sit on your smelly high horse and say that we like bobrisky Because we want to know who his bae is. Not everyone’s mind is in the gutter like you, and for your mind to even go there, it shows that you’re the one who’s secretly thinking of having a sugar daddy, and perhaps you’re not attractive enough to succeed in this Nigerian runs girl market you seem to know so much about. Some of us just like bobrisky because he’s funny and genuinely seems like a nice guy. We also don’t look down on people or pretend to have uppity morals

    • madman

      October 26, 2016 at 5:09 pm

      LOLA is on point here. Bobrisky adds another viewpoint to the conversation. There are no right or wrong answers.

    • Jesse

      October 26, 2016 at 7:51 pm

      I agree with you, and to buttress your statement above, celebs like Kim k who came into lime light through sex tapes, the Amber rose of this world who is a popular stripper and video vixen and recently said she is bisexual have been invited to Nigeria. paid heavily to endorse A-list shows. From my perspective Bobrisky became relevant because of his bleaching creams, And anytime he’s interviewed he talks about his products and how its accepted globally. I dont support LGBT but he never admitted being gay. apparently i think ‘bobrisky’ is a powerful keyword on the blogosphere and has also carved a niche as a beauty personality.

  4. Sean

    October 26, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    Inclusion of Bobrisky takes away the seriousness of the event and makes it look like a joke. Stupidity is gradually becoming a norm in our society especially through the social media.

    I support Alder Consulting for declining to participate in the event.

    • iyke

      October 26, 2016 at 3:21 pm

      I get where you are coming from. lol. Bobrisky’s inclusion go dilute their brand abi lol

    • DAME

      October 26, 2016 at 3:38 pm

      Oshe o my dear. Why include Bobriskyy who promotes no cause worthy of emulation and yet we cry our society is moraly bankrupt.
      I applaud all those who step down…enough glorification of stupidity.
      If you want to whine and be gay and get 10million…do it in your privacy but dont come and tell me nonsense

    • Nahum

      October 26, 2016 at 4:28 pm

      I agree with Alder Consulting, Bobrisky is a joke and we need to stop this rubbish of promoting mediocrity in this society. Look at how many comments are condemning Subomi, it is her brand and she has every right to protect it as she sees fit.

    • abi

      October 26, 2016 at 11:24 pm

      @ Sean, this is really all that needs to be said.

  5. tee

    October 26, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    I heard this Subomi is so arrogant because you dey work for Leke Alder we no go hear word. Thats how she declined to speak to a group of women who focus lon women empowerment and the likes. She said they were not up to her level. Are they bobrisky too? Yeye dey SMELL

    • madman

      October 26, 2016 at 3:23 pm

      You describe her well. VERY, VERY, VERY ARROGANT – that’s why she’s still single. LoL ~

    • Lizzie

      October 26, 2016 at 4:07 pm

      I guess you’re happy & fulfilled now that you have hidden under a moniker to disrespect someone you don’t know.

    • Bb

      October 26, 2016 at 6:46 pm

      This is very disrespectful and low. You know nothing about her personal life and you have no right using her martial status to judge her. Keep your comments professional.

    • Marriage!?

      October 26, 2016 at 5:26 pm

      The double standards used for women, Tee, you and Madman should hang your heads in shame. So, a female professional has no right to choose where to speak and where not to, just so people like you do not label her as arrogant? Hian, everyone has a level, everyone has a class, so long as Subomi is not offering her services up for charity, she is free to choose who/what is in her class/level, or isn’t. And you Madman are condescending enough to mention her marital status, really? Now, you have said it, what else is there? So she is not married, so F what?? You Nigerian men think that is the worst thing you can say to a woman to make her cower, to make her ashamed, well, sorry, this generation of strong women are beginning not to care, it does not hurt that bad anymore, and soon will not even hurt at all. Marriage is not the all and be all, and a woman does not loose her class, her level, her self respect, her dignity because she is not married!
      Get over yourselves

    • Nitomeya

      October 26, 2016 at 7:20 pm

      I was nodding in agreement with what you were saying until you brought up the Nigerian men angle, please leave Nigerian men alone and face Madman, its madman that made the comment not Nigerian men. I hope you know that there are a lot of Nigeria men who are unable to get married because of the economic situation. Kai you don make me dey rant on an emotional level

    • Kili

      October 26, 2016 at 5:48 pm

      See painment. ???. Broke idiot. Who do you work for???

    • wendy

      October 26, 2016 at 6:15 pm

      Just because you have data on your phone does not give you the permission to call your seniors *idiots*
      Make your comments without been vulgar on here.
      cheers

    • Kili

      October 26, 2016 at 6:48 pm

      @wendy, who is the senior.?? Please run along and I repeat idiot.

    • Keisha

      October 27, 2016 at 9:45 am

      Arrogant is an euphemism. What she is a raging malignant narcissist with delusions of grandeur. She is not married, not because she has not had suitors o, but because nobody is good enough for her! And she will rail against the poor men and tell them how useless they are until they run and go and look for a mentally-stable person to marry.

    • Remove the plank from your eye

      October 27, 2016 at 11:43 pm

      Subomi Plumtre is stupendously arrogant (pun intended!). I have met her and I have worked with her. She didn’t need to release a statement to announce her pulling out, all she had to do was notify the organisers. Snobbery and arrogance is what makes you release a press statement to decline your attending an event. As if the event revolves around her. Its not like Subomi is the headline speaker. Been to so many events where panelists don’t show up. Its announced to the guests and everyone moves on. It is because she feels insulted about being on a panel with Bobrisky that she made the announcement. “She is disqualified because he is on it” The statement alone smacks of discrimination, snobbery, arrogance and classism. Good luck to her.

  6. Bubu

    October 26, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    My rant is a different rant!! This EIE people is it not a group formed by Debola and co. What do you guys have to say about the present situation of our country/Economy..Nothing abi!! U na no get anything to say.. Shebi u can afford to buy rice at N25,000, Indomie at N50, Egg is now N40. Everybody is complaining, even as little as the ingredients for cake as doubled the price. U na no talk now ooo. Please go and sit down, we don’t need any analysis on what the social media is doing or not doing. We need people that can put this government on their feet and bring a solution to this present situation. It’s not funny at all. Somebody is now planning event to bring Bobrisky is that the matter. And for u Mr Bobrisky Kontinu u hear, u don’t know people dey para shebi its shacking u u are displaying money up and down. Go and ask Kim k dey no dey tell person. All this one minute fame, enjoy it while it last.

    • Queen Bee

      October 26, 2016 at 3:38 pm

      Indomie is 60 naira oh!

  7. Tony

    October 26, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    This is without prejudice to individual rights or the right of EIE Nigeria to compose seminar panels as the organisation deems fit. Neither does it take away from the laudable objectives of EIE Nigeria…
    The mere fact that the reason she is pulling out abi was pulled out was because bobrisky is on the panel is prejudice. yall are just hypocrites. if Kyle jenner or kim was invited to speak, or even derenle was invited, i am sure the entire staff of Adler will receive memo that ALL MUST attend… we are laughable. because he openly puts his business or what he wants you to see, yall raise the sign of the cross like he’s a hermit when his name is mentioned? That PA, really? charcoal calling pot black?

    • abi

      October 26, 2016 at 11:31 pm

      If I walked into a conference and saw Bobrisky on the panel of speakers, there is absolutely nothing that will be said in that conference that I would take seriously. That’s my pov so I thoroughly concur with the Alder folk.

  8. Tony

    October 26, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    Alder*

  9. madman

    October 26, 2016 at 3:34 pm

    RED media, the biggest scam of the 21st century.

  10. Bella

    October 26, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    Well, democracy in my books is still freedom of choice and if Subomi decides it’s not in her interest to mingle with peasants or any other sort then that is her own cup of tea. My issue is this, is the event about Bobrisky or is the event about ” New Media and Governance Conference”. I believe everyone has a story to contribute, so why are we taking away from the conference and giving credit and platform to a non significant issue. Why are we losing the objective of the pane here and now making this about Barbie? Granted, there are persons we all cannot stand or tolerate but if its for ht greater good of the country or economy or social responsibilities then can we honestly not put our hierarchy or difference aside to come together for the good of our people? Like it or not, the likes of Barbie are really not going anywhere any time soon and may unfortunately take over the success of the Subomi’s if this world carries on as it is doing. Put your petty issues aside and do what is right Subomi! No other person is better or superior than the next, biko, such pettiness, Maybe she is intimidated by Barbie, kai, abeg, allow me drop mic and go before people dey vex on me

  11. Marlvina

    October 26, 2016 at 3:44 pm

    Very good! Madam pls withdraw from such ridiculous event. Who even considers including such a joker as Bobrisky to an occasion like that? Mshewww!

  12. Lolu

    October 26, 2016 at 3:50 pm

    #istandwithsubomi……. on this matter. (what nonsense), Bobrisky ko Caitlyn Jenner ni

  13. Mr_Gtouch

    October 26, 2016 at 4:01 pm

    It’s exciting to see that some people can still set standards, am sure most u believe in quality control, well its applicable in every industry. If i understand clearly from the statement released by Alder Consulting, Subomi accepted the invitation based on certain conditions and principles, when the organizer made some changes, she exercised her right to withdraw. Some people may want to draw attention to themselves by interviewing Bobrisky. Personally, I cant watch and because i respect ur freedom of speech doesn’t mean that i forfeited mine. Because i respect human-rights doesn’t mean that i do not believe that marriage is between a man and woman. If you stand for what you believe, some people will throw shots at you. Subomi, many of us out here respect your decision. keep pushing.

  14. Faith

    October 26, 2016 at 4:05 pm

    Who is Subomi again? Jesus Christ? LOL
    Here is the problem, we humans are filled with hate and hide behind gender, race or whatever silly social classification in our small minds. I don’t know who Subomi is but she should go and read the conventions that govern equality of humans & inclusion. She has become little with this her action. Shame!

    • sharon

      October 26, 2016 at 6:38 pm

      My dear, this has nothing to do with his sexuality. People should have standards. In Nigeria, we don’t care how you make money as far as you’ve got it you should be respected? BS!! This is a man who has admitted that his Grandma does “juju” for him, that he’s diabolical and encourages women to sleep with men for money. Are you guys freaking joking? It’s good to know people still have standards. This exultation of money in Nigeria is crazy.

    • LL

      October 26, 2016 at 8:39 pm

      She made a decision, based on her values and you think she has become small? Rewire your brain.

  15. Mr. Egghead

    October 26, 2016 at 4:09 pm

    Subomi takes herself too seriously. This is a conference on New Media and I daresay that Bobrisky is the King of Nigerian Snapchat. Not everybody on Twitter likes to read Subomi’s quasi-intellectual and pseudo-motivational banter; some people will actually enjoy Bobrisky’s shenanigans.
    He has not done anything illegal or done anything that is outright offensive. Matter of fact, he may actually show us a few tips on how to make social media more engaging

    Ms. Plumptree has only shown us that behind her ever-smiling facade is a cesspool of hate and bigotry. Her words are always judging other people who can’t meet her standards. She is an embarrassment to young girls everywhere. I personally don’t find Bobrisky entertaining but the way Subomi makes him look sub-human should be condemned by all people with a shroud of decency

    Her activism is as fake as the 8th day of the week.

    • madman

      October 26, 2016 at 4:11 pm

      Nicely stated. She’s almost 40, very single and depressed lady.

    • Josephine

      October 26, 2016 at 4:21 pm

      Will you shut up and stick to the discussion? She is single we have heard. Maybe if she was a “money for hand back for ground” runs person like the other fellow she wouldn’t be single. Hiss. She is right to have standards. Society is going to the dogs because everyone wants to be politically correct but it does these runs people no favours to embrace their crass behaviour. Let them think and retrace their steps or not but they shouldn’t be enabled and encouraged.

    • shaday

      October 26, 2016 at 4:35 pm

      Bellanaija/admin kindly take down this comment, it’s totally against what you represent.

    • madman

      October 26, 2016 at 5:06 pm

      Standards you say, who made Subomi or anyone else the moral police? Nigerians are such hypocrites.

    • Bey

      October 26, 2016 at 5:23 pm

      Your name depicts what exactly you are “mad man ”
      Pray you attain dat age. Bcos not everyone does.

    • Boma

      October 26, 2016 at 6:31 pm

      This madman must be Bruno. There’s no other madman on bella naija.

    • Bb

      October 26, 2016 at 6:50 pm

      This is very disrespectful and low. You know nothing about her personal life and you have no right using her martial status to judge her. Keep your comments professional

    • Weezy

      October 26, 2016 at 6:25 pm

      You surprise me, Mr. Egghead.

      Bravo.

    • Bonnetete.

      October 26, 2016 at 6:40 pm

      @Mr. Nohead, “”He has not done anything illegal or done anything that is outright offensive. “” That is your own personal opinion. I find him and anyone like him, anyone who is immoral and promotes immorality and indecency and depravity and SIN and rebellion against God and His Word (even even despite the fact that His invitation for mercy, grace, love remain ever open before Judgment comes), destructive, unhealthy (skin bleaching) habits and lifestyles COMPLETELY OFFENSIVE. And yes, he IS breaking the law. Homosexuality is a CRIME by the Constitution of this sovereign country and homosexuality is not only an act but a behaviour. Promotion in any way and assistance of homosexuality is also a CRIME and he most certainly promotes and assists the propagation of that satanic, depraved, unnatural lifestyle in every way he presents himself, his clothing and appearance and mannerisms, in his lifestyle, his utterances about the so-called bae, etc.

      “”Ms. Plumptree has only shown us that behind her ever-smiling facade is a cesspool of hate and bigotry. “” SERIOUSLY??? “”a CESSPOOL””??? Are you just throwing English around without knowing the meaning of what you are saying? Because she exercised her right to associate and be associated with whom she pleases; because she chooses not to be associated with a person of disreputable lifestyle; because she chooses not to be associated with or to associate with someone who values CLEARLY are not her values and are the very opposite and contrary to any values she finds desirable, inspirational or aspirational: she is “”A CESSPOOL OF HATE AND BIGOTRY””?

      Hahaha. You should look in the mirror.

  16. Lizzie

    October 26, 2016 at 4:09 pm

    I really do not know when BN’s comment section became a congregation of bad belles. Put a sock in it if you have nothing relevant to contribute to a discuss!

  17. Asa

    October 26, 2016 at 4:24 pm

    Me I stand with Subomi biko. Bobrisky’s inclusion is unnecessary sensationalism probably targeted at social media traffic. Biko that’s not what she is here for. The end!

  18. Confuzzled

    October 26, 2016 at 4:32 pm

    Wow, such stupidity on display.

    In Jesus’ time you would have been a non-believer because he didn’t appear the way you expected him to… riding a chariot and fighting the Romans. LOL extreme example but food for thought. Why can’t we look at the message and learn from the message instead of tearing apart the messenger?

    For crying out loud the guy has done something right with regards to New Media and PR. He was literally a nobody until like a couple months ago when he exploded on social media. Since then he’s been getting a lot of press attention and everyone knows who he is. FYI there are many Nigerians like him on social media (bleaching, flaunting cash, etc), and none have gone viral like he has, so you can’t pin his popularity on that alone. Surely for a New Media seminar we can ignore his unconventional looks/lifestyle and try to listen and understand his approach to social media and networking? Why do we insist on missing the point and focusing on the wrong things? Its an annoying trait that way too many Nigerians have and its holding us back.

    • Josephine

      October 26, 2016 at 4:45 pm

      Its the stupidity of your comment that beggars belief. Comparing the gospel to snap stunts then saying others also bleach and flaunt cash. Smh. How many flaunt that amount then claim its all from some mystery bae who is a big politician? His sole selling points are sex and scandal, appealing to the lowest and basest parts of humanity and you think its comparable to the gospel? What is the intrigue there? If you have anything to learn from that template or think its novel then the word you used describes you. Bobrisky has the right to portray himself as he wishes and Subomi has the right to refuse to be a party to legitimizing said portrayal.

    • Confuzzled

      October 26, 2016 at 5:07 pm

      Once again, the point was missed. I even said it was an extreme example but you chose to focus on it, thereby taking the discussion away from the heart of the matter which was/is: IS Bobrisky qualified to speak at a new media conference? Let’s focus on that and we’ll have a more meaningful conversation. Its not about his looks, his sexuality, or his lifestyle. Its about how he captured the attention of many by doing the same things that several other people are doing on the same medium.

      Metaphor: A figure of speech that refers, for rhetorical effect, to one thing by mentioning another thing. It may provide clarity or identify hidden similarities between two ideas.

      My intent was not to compare Bobrisky to deity, but to show an example of when people ignored the message because the messenger did not conform to expectations, and to encourage us to look beyond the messenger and focus on the message. I never hexpered to have to explain this further but such is life.

    • Nahum

      October 26, 2016 at 4:46 pm

      Done something right like how??? You think coming on here and stringing sentences together makes you smart. Bobrisky built his fame by sleeping with someone and snap chatting about the gifts he got. What kind of morals do we have in this country? How can you even begin to sit down and justify this?

    • Lola

      October 26, 2016 at 5:04 pm

      First of all, do you know how many bleached out runs girls exist in Nigeria ? The popular 4luv and Rajis and the less popular ones run into thousands on social media. But BOBRISKY is famous. Let’s know what his secret is. Do you know how many beautiful heiresses had scandals and sex tapes trailing them? But not even Paris Hilton can rival Kim K’s success now. That’s the point! (HOW did she do it?) Do you guys lack critical thinking skills or what v

    • Confuzzled

      October 26, 2016 at 5:23 pm

      Stringing sentences to sound smart? It wasn’t meant as a compliment but I’ll take it as one anyway. Thanks 🙂 My parents’ labor was not in vain.

      As for what Bobrisky has done right, I don’t know but I’d like to find out. Hopefully Seminars such as this one will help us understand. Don’t shut this guy up or turn him away before digging deep and finding out if there’s anything worth keeping.

      He’s not the only bleached, (supposed) runs boy/girl flaunting on social media, so why did he become popular? Something happened. Something was different. And for the purpose of this conference, we should focus on that and leave everything else. That’s the simple point I’ve been trying to make, and I’ve already been accused of blasphemy and stringing words. LOL

    • Sound Mind.

      October 26, 2016 at 6:53 pm

      You DARE blaspheme the Name of our Lord and Saviour JESUS CHRIST???

      You rightly chose the name and identity you chose for yourself. And it is your own infinitely worse than “”stupidity on display”” you polluted the earth with with your incredibly foolish, ignorant, satanically-inspired and blasphemous utterance.

      Go and read the Word of God and know It BEFORE you open your mouth but then again, that you lack the necessary mental and spiritual equipment to do so is evident. Your pride and arrogance are evident. Better you humble yourself first before God and ask yet still for a spirit of humility and repent and seek forgiveness; then, ask for a Spirit of understanding as you read and “”meditate upon It day and night”” that you “”might behold wondrous things out of His Law”” and that your daily and constant testimony will be that “”Thine Words were found and I did eat them and They are the joy and rejoicing of my heart.””

    • Mohammad

      October 27, 2016 at 7:37 am

      When will you fundamentalists learn that not everyone cares about the word of your Lord? Stop asking me to go and read it! I don’t give a “sheet”!

    • nomad

      October 27, 2016 at 8:00 am

      oh please shut it. who blasphemed anyone. It’s religious maniacs like you who stuff their religiousity over peoples throats and then use it as a cover to be bigots and closeminded perverts shouting about morality.

  19. shaday

    October 26, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    #IStandWithSubomi. Someone spoke about tolerance above, well what happened to tolerating her decision? She doesn’t want to speak on the same platform with Bobrisky, is it by force? EIE went against the prior arrangement and she pulled out based on her Brand’s association.

  20. Big Tee

    October 26, 2016 at 4:46 pm

    I personally think Bobrisky is the most qualified speaker of the event based on the fact that the conference is about leveraging new media to gain publicity and how it would influence the populace. He certainly knows more about practical and organic brand building than any of the other speakers, The mere fact that those who hate his guts knows his name shows that he is an expert brand builder, entrepreneurs and brand managers can learn from him…but our people will always join religious bigotry and “I better pass you” sentiments to everything they do….good luck to everybody.

  21. Subomi nobody, Bobrisky somebody

    October 26, 2016 at 4:52 pm

    Jokes apart, to be very candid, up till this moment, i have never heard of any one called SUBOMI or ALDER whatever but i see and hear about BOBRISKY time and time again.

    The inclusion of the guy may even be to create more awareness. Crazy things sell if you dont know.

    Bobrisky is more than the whole of ALDER and their staff put together. His hustles is more noticeable than you all. Education/professionalism isnt everything. Some will not climb the ladder of success bcos they are Lawyers, Profs, Pastors or Engineers.

    Some will be up there even for the mundane of things

    Subomi and the entire ALDER, Knife/spoon you all!

    • Kili

      October 26, 2016 at 5:43 pm

      True, everybody can’t be a professional-engineer lawyer etc. Ok, so what really is Bobrisky known/trending for exactly. Pray tell.

    • LL

      October 26, 2016 at 8:44 pm

      You are one of the reasons we should be afraid for the future of this country.

  22. lizzy

    October 26, 2016 at 4:55 pm

    Please note that subomi was not the only speaker that pulled out of the event, Bashir Ahmad from the Presidency also did…….

    • kilipot

      October 26, 2016 at 5:38 pm

      Of course. She’s female she has to take the whole heat. She’s successful and single and that by Nigerian standard makes her miserable and lonely.
      Osi rata ma Ra iyó. If u don’t know Subomi. Good for you. She’s a staunch and unapologetic christian. She also has a passion for the new media and how it affects family from a Christian angle.

    • Faith

      October 26, 2016 at 6:50 pm

      She is a “Christian” you said. She follows the same Christ our Lord that dined with tax payers and forgave a thief on the cross. That’s what Christ taught us, not the pecking order she has created to delight herself. Thank God we all read the Bible.

    • Faith

      October 26, 2016 at 6:54 pm

      *tax collectors I meant.

    • kilipot

      October 26, 2016 at 7:23 pm

      @faith, I truly understand what you have said and frankly I agree with you but then again, I have been to a seminar ( I will never ever forget) it was something in the line of “Social media and Family” and how parents need to run after their children on these platforms.

      My dear you won’t believe what is going on. What young impressionable teenagers particularly are “doing” on these platforms- the kinds of friends they make, the kind of materials and funny trends they are exposed to, such as Bobrisky , the codes and symbols they use in communicating so that their parents won’t decipher and the kind of habits they pick up from these platforms. We are almost raising a confused geeration.
      You will be surprised. and this is one issue this same Subomi holds dearly, Shas done and is still doing research on this issue and has her facts on it. It was so revealing and sad. Please it’s easier for and adult t know what’s right and wrong, when to walk away or stay. How about that 10yr, old 14year old whom Daddy has bought a smart phone for and has access to the internet. If we don’t stand for something, we will fall for anything.

  23. madman

    October 26, 2016 at 5:07 pm

    If you want to change Nigeria, vote the right people in. The House of Representatives, the Senate, and political leaders steal from Nigerians everyday. You people are fighting over Bobrisky…. please STOP being hypocrites. Who made you a judge?!

  24. I also stand with Subomi

    October 26, 2016 at 5:07 pm

    Who would you prefer to mentor your children? Subomi or bobrisky? The guy’s claim to fame isn’t via mental hardwork or fantastic sales from his bleaching products? His money is gotten from his male lover. Flaunting his rewards for being a kept man and that on every level is wrong and warped. He’s good for a laugh, for mockery and for what you won’t want your kids to end up like.

    • madman

      October 26, 2016 at 5:20 pm

      Do you know Subomi’s deep dark secrets? Like you people should just stop already.

    • lily

      October 27, 2016 at 12:48 am

      That’s why they are secrets and not bragged about openly. We’ve had people come on this blog to say that Genevieve does runs. And others came to her defense with words like ‘were you there?’. Whether she actually does or not remains a mystery. But her actual job as an actress speaks for itself. So whether this Subomi lady has secrets or not doesn’t concern the public. All we know is she doesn’t openly speak about sleeping with someone’s husband, spending stolen funds and giving advice on how to date someone’s husband and father. Shikenah!

    • Moyo

      October 27, 2016 at 8:50 am

      Thank you o, this was what I was about to say, how many of the people who are supporting Bobrisky want to be like him or want their children to be like Bobrisky. Does Subomi also not have rights to associate with whom she wants to. She took the right decision. Those of who believe Bobrisky has rights and delight in what he does, please attend the event or take up Subomi’s place on the panel. That is why the country is what it is today, no morals, no values. Bobrisky indeed.

  25. Engoz

    October 26, 2016 at 5:22 pm

    I will not honor the invitation either. It is a disrespect to the other distinguished guests invited and their brands. And it’s not because he is gay (or is he)? His antics are just not professional. What exactly are his qualifications? If you are protective of your profession and understand branding, you will put into consideration the type of speakers in a panel. These things can help or kill your resume. It’s a different thing if this is not a professional event where you don’t have to represent your company name or institution. I dunno how it works in other sectors, I can assure you, you won’t get away with such antics in healthcare. Sometimes I organize seminars for doctors, scientists, residents and professional staff. I will not even put a speaker who is a resident with a doctor, let alone picking up a funny guy from snapchat because he is popular. Who you associate with Professionally can elevate or kill your career.

    The organizers were silly on this. Do they want a professional event or an amateurish event? Apparently they wanted an amateurish, sensationalized event.

  26. Bubu

    October 26, 2016 at 5:28 pm

    Let’s even be factual about this, if this was an entertainment event then maybe he will fit in but how does Bobrisky fame through Social media relate to Social media and Governance. I dongerrit!!

    • Nicky

      October 27, 2016 at 9:04 am

      Maybe he is dating a politician and wants to tell us how to sleep our way into governance.

  27. nene

    October 26, 2016 at 5:41 pm

    this is unnecessary. if bobrisky had money and influence. abi she would speak.there are people in this country who are thieves, who have killed, but because they have power and money, they cant be judged.

  28. NA TODAY?

    October 26, 2016 at 5:45 pm

    For all of you who think Bobrubbish is the new thing to praise, may your husbands, brothers and sons become like him. Oloshi. This whole new age rubbish is creeping into this society and you guys think its ok. What stupid rights are you talking about? Cry for yourselves.

    • Corolla

      October 27, 2016 at 1:29 am

      Typical lazy man’s way of thinking and arguing! I didn’t know being objective and not publicly shaming a person means you want your family members to be like them.

      I think we need an education overhaul in Nigeria, as critical thinking is pretty much nonexistent!
      The topic at hand is new media, and the organizers have brought together panelists from different walks of life to tackle the issue. Our like or dislike for Bobrisky should not even come to play here. Heck, I find the guy a tad excessive, but seeing as he has used social media to promote himself and the session he is a panelist for is “social media engagement with youths”, he fits right in! Wouldn’t it be lackluster if everybody on the panel is a “Subomi Plumptre”? We may not approve of his lifestyle, but we can glean insight from him in regard to the tactics he has employed used to engage his audience and gain popularity. Nobody is asking Nigerians to emulate his lifestyle, but we can learn a thing or two in learning what the tipping point was for Bobrisky!

  29. lily

    October 26, 2016 at 5:45 pm

    Honestly, Nigerians are hypocrites. I have nothing against bobrisky and find him funny. But let’s state facts. He is a prostitute. He’s having sex with a married male/female politician for money and even advises girls on how to do go about it. If he were female, the comments here would have been different.

    • Kilipot

      October 26, 2016 at 6:19 pm

      Thank you o

  30. savs

    October 26, 2016 at 6:00 pm

    Up until today, I never knew someone called Bob risky existed, had to just goggle it, or is it him/ she up.
    I consider myself very active in social media space, and yet I didn’t know this bobrisky person, but thanks to all those pulling out of a conference cause he is on the bill of speakers just like them, well you have given this man looking woman more milage than you can imagine . More publicity and sorry to say more support , cause he can sure use this is to his advantage and I bet he will.

    I read on( pulse) that he became famous via social media, so if he use social media and created a look/personality to become famous, via social media so much so he say he makes money of this pupoularity then maybe he does have a thing or two to say about social media and can rightly do so at this conference which is on social media.
    Let’s not forget Nobe of the speaker at this conference on social media can claim being an expert on social media, none has a degree on social media or was part of those who are the innovative minds behind the creation of social media spacd. I can say without doubt that Like everyone else they learnt as they engaged with social media and the Internet space and now know a bit more than the average person on how best to use social media, so not will really lose anything if you don’t attend .

    So even if I am disgusted by the fact this young man, acts, and paints his face like a woman while he is a grown ass man, it’s still his life and he has all the right to do what he wish with it, as long as the law allows him, but to say he can’t speak at this conference or to pull out cause he is on the list of speakers is just nonsense and sensationalzation too if you ask me.

    Soso, I have met her many years ago online, she is intelligent and yes a thought leader in many subject, but this one you goofed.

    • You're not savvy at all.

      October 26, 2016 at 7:39 pm

      @savs, completely mistakenly ;liked your comment. You might need to “”goggle”‘ a little more intelligence and just plain, old, good values and morals before you comment.

    • Cindy

      October 26, 2016 at 8:07 pm

      It’s funny how you guys play the rights card only when it suits you. It reminds me of the pastor that was sued in the USA for refusing to join a day couple. It’s like y’all think freedom of choice works only for you. This woman should be allowed to choose whether she wants to speak at an event or not. She is not hurting anyone! If she’s a Christian, she also had freedom of religion. And yes, she should follow the teachings of her faith so long as she’s not hurting anyone. Period! The same bible that says “judge not” is the same bible that says “you shall not be unequally yoked with unbelievers”. She is a Christian and she has to let the world know where she stands with the word of God. She lives by God’s standards and not the standards of the world that is being lowered everyday. Christ didn’t judge but he likewise didn’t mince words in calling out evil. Read your bibles very well. There’s no place for political correctness in Christianity.

  31. Aggelos.

    October 26, 2016 at 7:28 pm

    “”the same Christ our Lord that dined with tax payers and forgave a thief on the cross. That’s what Christ taught us, not the pecking order she has created to delight herself. Thank God we all read the Bible.””

    Please, continue and “”read the Bible”” very well until you get to the place where “”the same Christ our Lord that dined with tax payers and forgave a thief of the cross”” invited them to and allowed them to teach and preach whenever He was teaching and preaching. When you get to that place in the Bible, please come back here and quote it for the world to see and be educated and enlightened. Please, read and find that place where He gave them publicity and opportunity to preach His gospel for Him.

    Jesus Christ said and says He came for the sick. And He wanted the “”sick”‘, no matter their sickness to know they could come to Him, so, He demonstrated that by eating and drinking with them, spending time in their company at the level permissible by Him, HOWEVER, when it came time to TEACH, they, like everyone else, had to sit down on the grass and LEARN whilst He preached from the ELEVATION of the mountain top or the SEPARATION of the boat out on the lake.

    When He sat at the same table with a sinner and the sinner presumed to think he and Christ were, therefore, on the same level and was, in fact, feeling himself as somewhat superior, Jesus Christ, WITHOUT the sinner, His host, ever having the platform/opportunity to speak, PREACHED to him and REBUKED him and put him in his place. I’m talking about Simon the leper.

    Zaccheus the corrupt knew himself for what he was, acknowledged his sins, could only but hope to just SEE Jesus, just to lay eyes on Him, not to speak when the Rabbi was speaking. He brought himself down in response to Jesus’ command, and repented and showed fruits of repentance BEFORE Jesus Christ visited his home.

    All the twelve disciples had spent years, INCLUDING MATTHEW THE TAX COLLECTOR (and NOT “”tax payers”” as you said), had spent a considerable time with their Master, had “‘left all to follow”” Him, had submitted themselves to Him, had been taught, had been discipled, had been trained, had had their minds being renewed, had left their old lives and old ways BEFORE Jesus Christ sent them out to “‘preach, cast out devils, heal the sick”” i.e. to do the same thing He came to do i.e. BEFORE He gave them the same platform as Himself.

    The “‘thief”” Jesus Christ “”forgave on the cross”” REPENTED and ACKNOWLEDGED HIS SIN, ACKNOWLEDGED HIS SINFUL, IMMORAL, WRONG, CRIMINAL LIFESTYLE AND ACTS and he PLEADED FOR MERCY from Jesus Christ BEFORE Jesus Christ “”forgave”‘ him.

    “”Thank God we all read the Bible.””

    • Faith

      October 26, 2016 at 11:15 pm

      Yes , I read my bible and will continue reading it. WE ARE ALL SINNERS but thank GOD for GRACE. Everyone of us is equal before God. If you like quote plenty passages to suit your arguement. Grace has made us all approachable to God’s throne of mercy. Either you are a Subomi or a Bobrisky. No one is more precious to God than another. Self righteousness is an illusion of mere men, it takes you nowhere. Thank God man is not God!

      And if it makes you feel better, you can continue to ignore the correction I made on “tax payers”. SMH

  32. Olofofo

    October 26, 2016 at 8:45 pm

    On what moral ground is Plumpter standing on? Is thus not the same girl that was dating her boss Leke Alder while he was married to his first wife Lola while they were in the same church or is it the Leke himself who left his wife and 2 kids for a divorcee who he is now taking care of her kids from another man more than his own blood children? I beg second base Jo

    • you see

      October 27, 2016 at 12:24 am

      Yall shouting here are even worse sinners.

      Your leaders are milking you dry yet you still lick their arses. See the girl pulling out and her own records

      We all will be no where if not for God.

      Bobrisky alone is more than the whole of subomi and alder

      If the guy came to limelight via social media, then he gats to be at the conference.

      Silly Yall will keep watching kardashians show as if your life depends on it, how did Kim come to limelight? Yall be twerking to Beyonce, Rihanna and amber rose song….. Who are these people

      Yall should f- off jo

    • End of discussion

      October 27, 2016 at 11:44 pm

      Oh snap!!!

  33. Mimi

    October 26, 2016 at 9:36 pm

    @ Olofofo , what is the root of this sadness in your life. You family should not be careless o!!!! They need to handle you before it turns to aro madness.

  34. dd

    October 27, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    If you know Bobriskky more that you do Alder Consulting, check your priorities and goals in life.

    • "changing moniker"

      October 27, 2016 at 7:24 pm

      Word!!!!
      You shouldn’t even be here….you should be on Linda Ikeji’s page reading nonsense.

    • who dem be

      October 28, 2016 at 9:06 am

      who dem be?
      All you Lagos peeps must think life revolves around you alone
      Never heard about them till now
      However, come out of your village and see places and institutions in life
      I bet my salary can pay your 6 months salary

      Does that mean i dont have goals and priortites in life?

      However, if you are on the social media, BN, LIB, SDK, INSTAGRAM, there is no way you wouldnt have heard of bobrisky except if you are one of those dullards hidiing behind the system in your fathers house.

      komot

  35. Me

    October 27, 2016 at 9:46 pm

    Imagine this happened in the UK, I don’t think it be handled well, Katie Price has been called all sorts of names for her public antics, yet she has been invited to places like Cambridge for a debate at which she won, beating Boris Johnson, she was also invited to Ascot for the horse racing event, cos she has her own equestrianism company, The elites turned up their noses against her calling her chavvy, but that did not deter her in putting out her positive side.

    We are so quick to judge others, because they do not fit into our mold, Subomi should have shown some tact and diplomacy by attending the event. Imagine this happened to her, I don’t think she will be pleased. Bobrisky is who he chooses to be as an adult and that should not derail an event.

    Only God knows the heart of men irrespective of the face we choose to show the world.

  36. Tim Jones

    October 27, 2016 at 10:17 pm

    Subomi is very wrong and her stance is definitely not christian or biblical.Jesus dined with tax collectors and mingled with prostitute and was seen in the red light districts of biblical times.
    The fact that Bobrisky is gay or appears gay should not be the reason for ostracizing him.
    Shame on you Subomi Plumtre and Leke advertising!!! I hope you are ready for the backlash cos the pages of newspapers will be littered with your own secret sins and pervasions.
    Karma is a [email protected]#$%%^^!!!

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