Nigerian female rapper, Adesola Idowu, popularly known as Weird MC has taken a swipe at the just concluded Big Brother Naija reality show, describing it as ‘shortcut’ to wealth.
The Nigerian-British producer argues in an instagram post @weirdmcofficial that hard work was better than fast money gotten from guzzling of alcohol, partying and bathing naked as exhibited in the Big brother reality show.
She recalled how Efe, winner of the reality show was celebrated, yet Ibrahim was condemned for returning envelope a customer lost in the bank containing 10, 000 USD.
She urged Nigerians to shun ways of reality show and focus on hard work.
She wrote: ”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.’
“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 celebrated the winner of Big Brother Africa that went 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 shortcuts to wealth. Be contented but work hard.”