Last week Friday, American rapper Cardi B landed Nigeria for the Livespot Festival. The female rapper was scheduled to perform in Lagos, Nigeria on Satuday December 7 and in Accra, Ghana on Sunday December 8, 2019.
Cardi had a great time experiencing Lagos as was seen in her numerous Instagram Stories. Read all about her stay in Nigeria here.
She left Nigeria for Ghana on Sunday morning still enjoying her first visit to Africa. Things however took a dramatic turn as a result of a misunderstanding regarding a meet and greet session Cardi B was supposed to have with some Ghanaian celebrities.
Things started well
So #cardibinGhana and I am sure she is wowed from airport , the convoy and the 12 star hotel she just lodged in , she is going to enjoy 24/7 running taps and electricity .. unlike the other country 🤣🤣 #YearOfReturn welcome to Ghana 🇬🇭
— Kotobabi Down 🇬🇭 (@jeanbaptcloset) December 8, 2019
Cardi B is really living life in Ghana, we love to see it pic.twitter.com/WU6LAo5PXI
— Abby (@abbiamour_) December 8, 2019
— Radioactive Global (@Radioactives_) December 8, 2019
Cardi B went to Nigeria and didn’t wear any of their traditional cloths? 😂
— Kwesi Picasso.eth 🐺 (@Donsarkcess) December 8, 2019
But ended like this
So u guys called us to come have a one on one lunch date with @iamcardib and she has been chewing khebab for 7 hours in her room without showing up
What do u guys take Ghana celebrities for ?! This can never happen in Nigeria
Wake up Ghana !
She is Cardi B and I am WENDY SHAY!
— Wendy Shay (@wendyshaygh) December 8, 2019
Check like somebody bore😂😂😂😂 who sent you?😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/hDw8ztlvhZ
— Serwaa. (@jantuah_s) December 8, 2019
— Korshiedablogger 🇬🇭 (@__Korshiedablog) December 8, 2019
Afia Shawznegga's report🤣💔 pic.twitter.com/8TGpQnRJ9i
— M.Boone (@BoonePickens_) December 8, 2019
Fella Makafui too bore ooo.
— HumBle SoUL (@HumbleSoulGh) December 8, 2019
In Cardi's defence
— Eli Kofi🖤🗡 (@eli___k) December 8, 2019
Cardi B talking about Moesha , Becca , Efia Odo , Hajia4Real and friends.. Humm !! It’s really bad .. She went to Nigeria and everything was nice and cool but see what happened yesterday.. I saw this coming 🤦🏼♂️🤦🏼♂️🤦🏼♂️🤦🏼♂️ #cardibinGhana #khebab #CardiB pic.twitter.com/BXFIxkUyZz
— Breggle Acha West 𓃵 (@Breggle) December 9, 2019
Cardi B blasting Ghanaian Celebrities who called her out for standing them up. pic.twitter.com/PplbrrUDyn
— Isima (@IsimaOdeh) December 9, 2019
— Naijablogger (@Naijablogger) December 9, 2019
— S P L I T (@kobbysplit) December 8, 2019
— BRUNEI (@MENNEL_) December 8, 2019
Why do Ghana Celeb don't even have value on their own self, this can never happen in Nigeria because all the Celeb are big and also value their self #cardibinGhana
— Osazee Oka (@oka_osazee) December 9, 2019
— Mr.Kabutey (@KingsleyGh4) December 8, 2019
Nigerians were having a field day
Ghanaians walking past Cardi B at the pool https://t.co/as7ks7QUhZ
— Master Of One (@TimiBam) December 8, 2019
Forget Nigeria celebrities get class 😂🏃♀️🏃♀️🏃♀️ #cardibinGhana
— Olabisi🦋🦋🦋 (@Adorablemed) December 8, 2019
Ghanaians just had to give up and now try to put blames on Cardi😂They felt Nigeria set the standards so high and they weren’t sure how to meet it😭 #cardibinGhana
— K I N G 👑 ⚪️ (@Barrels_Ahmed) December 9, 2019
Read this hilarious thread.
Nigeria vs Ghana
The British bought Nigeria from unilever for £86500 😂😂 A whole country was bought from a company 😂😂 How do u expect ur minds to work after u have been bought?😂😂 #GhanavrsNaija
— Odo_Kojo🍒🐦 (@Shag_gles) December 9, 2019
— COMEBACK KID (@majorwayz89) December 10, 2019
University of Legos
University of Ghana
— One Black Boy 🌍🤘🏾 (@0neBigBoi) December 10, 2019
— Trusted Shakara🇳🇬🗝️ (@UfomaAina) December 10, 2019
When Cardi B was in Nigeria she said Lagos looked like Dominican Republic and when she got to Ghana she said Accra looked like Miami... love how @iamcardib is promoting Africa 🇬🇭🇳🇬
— Malik Ofori (@malikofori) December 8, 2019
Cardi B to our local bad bitches pic.twitter.com/teBkwCVrgo
— xd (@edkxbby) December 8, 2019
Cardi G 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/QLsHYLLbTf
— SHATTA WALE (@shattawalegh) December 8, 2019
Read more here.
Major General Buhari
On Wednesday this week, The Punch published an editorial that revealed its stand against President Buhari's administration.
— Punch Newspapers (@MobilePunch) December 11, 2019
The beginning of the editorial read; “As a symbolic demonstration of our protest against autocracy and military-style repression, PUNCH (all our print newspapers, The PUNCH, Saturday PUNCH, Sunday PUNCH, PUNCH Sports Extra, and digital platforms, most especially Punchng.com) will henceforth prefix Buhari’s name with his rank as a military dictator in the 80s, Major General, and refer to his administration as a regime, until they purge themselves of their insufferable contempt for the rule of law.”
Read the full article here.
Other publications joined in to take a stand.
NOTICE | As a show of protest for the consistent disregard for the rule of law and clampdown on freedom of expression in #Nigeria, we shall henceforth address President Muhammadu @MBuhari with the prefix: 'Dictator' in all our publications. pic.twitter.com/lGRMIjqsnT
— SIGNAL News Global (@thesignalng) December 11, 2019
In Total Support of @MobilePunch and other news platforms the editorial board of @BTBreakingTimes has directed that henceforth we shall no longer use the term "President Buhari"or "Government" these words shall be replaced with the words "RULER" and "REGIME" on all our platforms
— BREAKINGTIMES (@BTBreakingTimes) December 11, 2019
The Print Media vs Major-General Buhari
These three media outlets have taken a stand... History will be kind to them. pic.twitter.com/4nQw31K1Nq
— Mo-Mo💙 (@Morris_Monye) December 11, 2019
I wish other media houses will emulate the Punch.
I say let us all refer to him as Major General Buhari until he learns to respect the rule of law. pic.twitter.com/pLdSDZBYHv
— CYBER DOBERMAN (@Baldilocks__) December 11, 2019
@MobilePunch has set the pace for others to follow. There is no fence for anyone to sit on. You're either in support of tyranny or against it. Major-General Buhari and his dictatorial regime will not conquer the Nigerian people. Resistance is the only cure for tyranny. pic.twitter.com/o5feFxovPX
— Inibehe Effiong (@InibeheEffiong) December 11, 2019
The title is very appropriate
Major General Buhari in 1985 and 2019
-Closed border in 1984, same Happening now
-April 1985, six Nigerians were condemned to death under the same decree: Sidikatu Tairi, Sola Oguntayo, Oladele Omosebi, Lasunkanmi Awolola, Jimi Adebayo and Gladys Iyamah.
-Decree 20 abuse
— Olumide (@pamsnod) December 11, 2019
Four in one. Major General Buhari, stop deceiving Nigerians in civilian clothing. Your military regime has eroded all our democratic gains since 1999. Suspend the constitution and your rubber stamp National Assembly. Ask for your military uniforms and start wearing it daily. pic.twitter.com/qQyMjK0y4W
— 99% OPPRESSED (@Truthfully83) December 11, 2019
Major General Buhari, the deceptively amiable gap-toothed dictator at the head of the Nigerian regime notorious for human rights abuses and crimes against the economy. https://t.co/eOY5VNo2ot
— Elnathan John (@elnathan_john) December 11, 2019
Major General Buhari is the biggest threat to the unity and democratic survival of Nigeria. Dictatorship tendencies... https://t.co/XdREjDpn4P
— Chim Nomso Nohrix 🗨 Egbe Igwe (@nohrix) December 11, 2019
His special advisers' comments
If you decide to call him Major General, he wasn’t dashed the rank, he earned it. So, you are not completely out of order. The fact that you can do so is even another testimony to press freedom in Nigeria.
— Femi Adesina (@FemAdesina) December 11, 2019
The reported new editorial policy of the Punch Newspapers to address President Muhammadu Buhari as Major General in his official title and refer to his government as a regime instead of administration, comes to us as totally curious and utterly incredible.
— Garba Shehu (@GarShehu) December 11, 2019
Before, during and after 2019 election, PDP and its presidential candidate had called the President ‘Major General Buhari’ thousands times and it didn’t stop Nigerians from trusting and giving their President another four years mandate. Calling him that will NEVER be a bad thing.
— Bashir Ahmad (@BashirAhmaad) December 11, 2019
Femi Adesina,The once respected Editor of The Sun Newspaper is pissing all over himself in trying to address this Punch Newspaper situation.
An absolute mess!
— Mo-Mo💙 (@Morris_Monye) December 11, 2019
When people like Bashir or Femi Adesina defend the government, at least we know that's how they feed their families.
What irks me most is when i see people who are the most disadvantaged in society follow suit.
— Sammy Desh (@Deshysmalls) December 13, 2019
Aisha Buhari was trending too
Pls do not be distracted by the war of personal aggrandizement between Aisha Buhari, Mamman Daura & Garba Shehu.
Twitter today is for @MobilePunch's bold move to stand up to the autocratic regime of the day by henceforth designating Buhari 'Major-General', no longer 'President'.
— 'Fisayo Soyombo (@fisayosoyombo) December 11, 2019
Lol I remember that year when they said GEJ is a weak man he cannot control his wife,has Major General Buhari been able to control Aisha Buhari?everyday she has fight with mamman daura.and no one is talking about Buhari not being able to control his wife,lol GEj suffered sha
— Dappa Brown (@Dappab) December 11, 2019
If Aisha Buhari cannot say what the hell is going on in Aso-rock then she should forever hold her peace or go keep herself busy in the kitchen.
My honest to God opinion is that she is manipulative. Throwing snippets to us so that we fight her enemies for her. https://t.co/ZFHZITkYSG
— Mo-Mo💙 (@Morris_Monye) December 11, 2019
Call @MBuhari anything you want, I love General Buhari for 1 thing, he won't utter a word while you exhibit yr madness. He will patiently allow you cross the red line, or touch the public treasuries then you will know wassup. ✊🏽✊🏽✊🏽
— Ayinde_Of_Yobe (@Ayinde2007) December 11, 2019
Whether Major General Buhari or Not, God will Never Allow PDP at Federal Level
— Success Idowu (@idowu553) December 11, 2019
How is Tolu Ogunlesi coping with all these messy state of the Presidency?
As in you don't even know who to obey of follow his directives.
Is it Mamman Daura or Abah Kyari or Major General Buhari himself?
Such a confused and disjointed Presidency.
— Tosin Olugbenga (@TosinOlugbenga) December 11, 2019
Will the Punch calling PMB 'Major General' Buhari stop him from being the President of Nigeria?. What will the new sobriquet change?
It looks like a petty new frivolity of no value.
— MR JB (@bio_jibril) December 11, 2019
After Major General Buhari's regime Nigerians will adulate each & every Past Presidents or Heads of State to ever grace this country.
Just look how 🇳🇬 is about one man, instead of facing the many dire issues ravaging us we're still addressing the insecurities of the man.Tragic
— fred4U (@frediecruze) December 11, 2019
Read more here.
Black out in Nigeria
While Nigerians were discussing The Punch's stance, the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) embarked on a nationwide strike on Wednesday shutting down the offices of distribution companies across the country. The union's strike was aimed at putting an end to the ill treatment of its members.
"President of the NUEE, Joe Ajaero, had, in a statement, accused the Bureau of Public Enterprise of failing to address and pay up over 2,000 disengaged workers of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria since 2013," a report by The Punch reads.
This led to a blackout across Nigeria.
— Linda Ikeji (@lindaikeji) December 11, 2019
But How can NEPA/PHCN go on strike ?
What sort of radarada is this ?
This country needs an urgent economic surgery 🤦🏽♂️ pic.twitter.com/quHCQ2P4JB
— 👑 Tokunbo Oshisanya (@Stunner_Guy) December 11, 2019
I heard PHCN has shut down power nationwide, how true is this?
What's your location and una get light?
— ᴏᴍᴏᴋᴇʜɪɴᴅᴇ (@omokehinde___) December 11, 2019
Most Nigerians didn't know NEPA was on strike till PHCN started trending
Most of us thought it is just the usual no light stuffs pic.twitter.com/GkjA1D58wR
— CREAMY 🍼 (@DaCreamy_) December 11, 2019
You know how this works, if NEPA or PHCN or what do they call them, decide to go on strike for reals, naso fuel go wan increase too.
Which kind of country is this na? F
— MR AHMED 🇳🇬 (@UncleMohamz) December 11, 2019
Wait.. PHCN on strike?
LOL.. Were they working before?
— MR KEMS (@mr_kems4) December 11, 2019
The strike was suspended the following day
Dear customer, National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) has suspended its strike. Our offices & payment channels are open for business. Thank you for your patience & understanding.
— Eko Electricity Distribution Company (@EKEDP) December 12, 2019
BREAKING NEWS: I just heard on the radio that the #Blackout is over and that the ongoing strike by the #PHCN has been CALLED OFF. So y'all should relax. NEPA go give una light before the end of today.
— Laolao (@itz_laolao) December 12, 2019
Finally Up Nepa make I come cook beans 🥰
— ♡Edo gurl like me♡ (@Dorcs4real) December 12, 2019
— Eb Ekeng (@ebekengofficial) December 13, 2019
Read more here.
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