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#BBNaija: “We must shun all short cuts to wealth” – Weird MC

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Nigerian rapper, songwriter and producer, Adesola Adebimpe Idowu popularly known as Weird MC took to her Instagram page took to her Instagram page this morning to lament the mentality of finding shortcuts to success in today’s society. Citing the example of the UBA security guard who returned $10,000 to a customer and was mocked for it on social media, she berates people who celebrated #BBNaija rather than a man who exhibited honesty and integrity. She said:

HE RETURNED 10,000 DOLLARS Last year July, a security man attached to UBA , Oba Akran Branch Ikeja Lagos did the unthinkable. He returned an opened envelope a customer lost in the bank that contained 10, 000 US dollars (about 3.5 million naira by then). His monthly salary was below 40, 000 naira. Some Nigerians then especially the youths mocked him on the Internet by insisting that he was not a normal Nigerian. Some said that his village gods made him not to take the money. Most interesting was those that he insisted that he will die poor. The man’s name is Ibrahim Mohammed Ogbanago. Yesterday at UBA BANK annual general meeting, heaven opened for him. Though the bank refused to announce how much they gave him, two governors gave him total of 15, 000 dollars and the Senate will honour him physically on Tuesday with an award and 5 million naira. Some Nigerians tonight and afterwards will celebrate the winner of Big Brother Africa that will go home with 25 million. But the cash reward for BBN is for what? Ibrahim got his reward for hard work, honesty and integrity not by being indoors guzzling alcohol, partying, smoking or bathing naked for the world to see. I celebrate Ibrahim and urge Nigerians to know that honesty and integrity can be rewarded. We must shun all short cuts to wealth. Be contended but work hard.

Photo Credit: Instagram – @weirdmcofficial

25 Comments

  1. Spunky

    April 20, 2017 at 4:25 pm

    Aunty no vex. E never reach like that.

    • deee

      April 20, 2017 at 7:59 pm

      And some of this comments here just depicts what SOLA IDOWU just said. truly sad

  2. Yem my

    April 20, 2017 at 4:40 pm

    Very well said weird mc , mediocrity is most times celebrated than hard work. Happy Uba and the govt is honoring integrity and not sharp practices

  3. Cutieylicious

    April 20, 2017 at 4:48 pm

    I jst tire o

  4. Engoz

    April 20, 2017 at 5:02 pm

    Morality police should be channel their angst to the big corporations that sponsor these programs.

  5. Idomagirl

    April 20, 2017 at 5:08 pm

    *eyeroll*

    ….and it’s “contented” not “contended”…

  6. Really

    April 20, 2017 at 5:09 pm

    Hian!!! Aunty how do you compare Egusi to Ribena?? What does one event have to do with the other eh?

    • ajayi oluwabukola

      April 20, 2017 at 8:21 pm

      Dumb question. Read again

  7. Stuz

    April 20, 2017 at 5:16 pm

    Emmm, Aunty but the housemates also engaged in weekly tasks that challenged them mentally and creative wise nah.

    • Lola

      April 21, 2017 at 12:02 am

      But the sex part has taking the whole creative stuff.

  8. pita

    April 20, 2017 at 5:32 pm

    For real, hard work pays,

  9. walter

    April 20, 2017 at 5:33 pm

    Fantastic perspective. WEIRD MC i salute your courage to speak up against the crowd. Needless to say, you will be criticized and called “aunty” (the latest word by kids trying to hide behind their phones and challenge wisdom), but posterity will judge you as correct. Our values truly have turned upside down.

  10. Hot Sumtyn

    April 20, 2017 at 5:47 pm

    “Bathing naked…” as opposed to what please?

    • Mama

      April 20, 2017 at 7:14 pm

      Why did you leave out the ‘for the world to see’part? You know she didn’t put a full stop after bathing naked, right?

    • Engoz

      April 20, 2017 at 7:20 pm

      Lolllllll!!!!!!!

  11. jinkelele

    April 20, 2017 at 6:05 pm

    I concur

  12. Wow

    April 20, 2017 at 9:05 pm

    I completely agree with her perspective. Nigerians are opinionated in an unhealthy way which is why they listen to reply not to understand and see reasons with the person talking!

    Aunty ko grandma ni……Aunty kee una der! shebi na una Efe nation, boss nation wey una wan use kee unaself fr 3 months go make the country better small for una………wetin bad for wetin she talk??

    na d new work wey una sabi be dt – reply! Mtchewwwwwwww!!!!!

  13. Tee

    April 20, 2017 at 11:09 pm

    What is BBNaija? Don’t have a clue

    • Lola

      April 21, 2017 at 12:05 am

      A reality show where adults stays in a room and do all sorts like bathing,having sex and exposing their nakedness for the whole world to see.

  14. jaydeebaba

    April 21, 2017 at 2:17 am

    Aunty isn’t music a short cut to wealth? Don’t criticize how others make their money… Because e no get who you help!!!

    • Mama

      April 21, 2017 at 8:13 am

      Really? Pray tell, how is music a short-cut to wealth? So a bunch of adult strangers going to sit their ass down in a house (sort of like a cage) and performing” is now comparable to someone who works hard using their talent to make music. Is BBN a profession? What is wrong with you people sef ?! “Don’t criticize how others make their money”, would that also include armed robbers, scammers, ritualist, prostitutes, corrupt politicians etc?

    • Mo

      April 21, 2017 at 3:31 pm

      Spot on…

  15. Deola

    April 21, 2017 at 2:35 am

    Na wah o…someone cannot watch reality show again in peace????

  16. Munachimso

    April 21, 2017 at 11:17 am

    How she drag Bbnaija into this inspiring post is a mystery. There are many roads leading us our blessings, we all cannot be picking money and returning it, who will be dropping the money??

    He just got his own reward, another man got his through BBN how is that a problem? Even the Bible says “to each man his own”

    The person that even won BBN we didn’t see his nakedness oh. Bbnaija might just be useless and all about sex and nakedness to you, but I learned a lot. I learned that regardless of how bad we think Nigeria is, Nigerians still hold family dear, Nigerians are highly against immorality, Nigerians can stand up for what they believe..

    You don’t have to put of someone’s lamp off just to make another shine brighter..

    I’m really happy for this man, I’m glad his diligence paid off..

  17. Anonymous

    April 21, 2017 at 3:57 pm

    Goan sing first and let’s see how fast you make the wealth

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