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“What do fans actually benefit from celebrities in Nigeria?”

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"What do fans actually benefit from celebrities in Nigeria?"No doubt, fans contribute a whole lot the the advancement of any celebrity. From buying their works to getting tickets for their shows or meet and greets, fans are help to encourage/reward celebrities for their work.

A BellaNaijarian sent this in and is wondering what fans get in return for being a loyal follower.

As a fan of so many celebrities, there is this thing that keeps occurring to me; how exactly do Nigeria celebrities reach out to their fans? What do fans actually benefit from celebrities in Nigeria?

As a celebrity, your fans are basically set of strangers you don’t know but one way or the other they have contributed to you becoming what you are today. If you an artist, no matter how much song you produce, if people don’t listen to it, you really can’t get anywhere or become famous as you are now. The same is applicable to you been an actor or whatever position you are which makes you a famous person today.

Fans are the ones who keeps getting the worse insult from celebrities, they are the same set of people following you on social networks, they are still the same people buying or listening to your songs, watching your movies all the time… but what do they get in return? What do these fans benefit? Can you even mention any Nigeria celebrity who is at least following back a fan on any social media? Basically none! Why? Because they see you as less important. Or it’s of no use. Some fans will even argue, beat themselves up, and the likes over people that don’t even know you neither do they care about you. So why bother? Why get so interested in their affairs?

Have you get to wonder why there are so many scams here and there on social media using the name of some celebrities to get followers and all of that..it is because this celebrities hardly have time for their fans, not even for a second and so some fans see it as opportunity to use their names to reach out to people who are so obsessed about a certain celebrity.

Imagine Don Jazzy or Adesua Etomi was following you… just you alone as a fan. Will you ever want to misuse the opportunity or privilege by blackmailing them? Nope. You will even want to tell other people to follow the real page… probably they might be lucky too… to be followed.

Seriously, this trend really needs to be looked at. Nigeria celebrities need to at least make their fans feel they have been part of their success in one way or the other by at least reaching out to them on social media.

Even in schools, to invite a celebrity, he/she charges a very high price and still come to the occasion late, perform for two minutes or less and then disappears. Never gives time to even take pictures with fans and all. And you have collected a huge amount of money. This is really unfair on the part of most celebrities. Please the case should be reversed at least.

Thoughts?

6 Comments

  1. Counsellor

    August 4, 2017 at 6:51 pm

    Eeyah, it seems a celebrity was nasty to the writer or someone close. I always feel for young people, they are so sensitive(i assume the writer is a youth) . That’s how it is, let me use this opportunity to advice young adults. i just wish you would spend your precious time on worthwhile endeavours instead of begging celebrities to please follow back, fighting for them, cursing other people on their behalf(Voltrons).i tell my own wards all the time, face your studies, truth is, they don’t know you or care about you,you buy the CD, go to the cinema/show, put their pictures on your page, put money in their accounts, that is where it ends for them, you are but a statistic to them i. e 10million followers, something to boast about. You are a stranger. A tool for their trade. They are not interested in you. Understand this and you won’t waste your time on their social media pages. A few of them claim to love their fans so much though. You will gain occasional recharge cards and tickets to cinemas once in a while. I have told you what i tell my wards,and thank God they now know better.

    • Feebee

      August 6, 2017 at 4:19 pm

      You aren’t just a MUMU!!

  2. Ifeoma

    August 4, 2017 at 8:12 pm

    This is not exclusively Nigerian. Celebs all over the world are treated like gods and tend to believe the hype. I’m not even a celeb and I don’t follow everyone back on social media so that’s not a big deal.

  3. Jane

    August 5, 2017 at 12:32 pm

    Most times,,…. Nothing. Just their evil lifestyle and damaged mindsets

  4. bodunade

    August 6, 2017 at 10:58 am

    Clapbacks and baby mamas

  5. Feebee

    August 6, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    Recharge cards. MTN 200, Glo 100, Airtel 100. Dahzall!! Lohlz?

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