Actor Samuel Otigba slams Seyi Law & other Nigerian comedians who joke about sensitive topics

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Actor Samuel Otigba recently called out some Nigerian comedians on their habit on joking about sensitive topics including ra’pe, se’xism and disability.

He called out Nigerian comedians who make it a duty to joke about sensitive topics. In a lengthy post shared on Twitter, the actor shared some ‘insensitive jokes’ he heard while he attended a show recently and he adviced that comedians should quit going that route everytime they get on stage to perform.

Otigba who experienced first hand how these Nigerian comedians play a major role in downplaying vices such as ra’pe, se’xism and body shaming by making jokes about it stated that such topics are not to be made light of whether it will make people laugh or not.

He revealed that during the show in which he noticed this, Seyi Law made a joke about the case Busola Dakolo while she was sitting there.

He also mention how another comedian, Whitewhale body shamed Nollywood actresses and thought it was alright because his jokes were funny.

Read his posts below:

Nigerian comedians need serious reorientation. At Seyilaw’s #BlackerThanEver show, first fatphobia jokes, sexism & then rape. How tf do you find rape something to joke about. How?

— YG: Blvck Apron (@SamuelOtigba) August 11, 2019

WhaleMouth joked about building a hotel & naming each of rooms according to his celebrity women crush.

WM: I want to sleep with Funke Akindele
Receptionist: Funke’s Ac isn’t working.
WM: what of Eniola Badmus
R: They’ve converted her to a conference room.

— YG: Blvck Apron (@SamuelOtigba) August 12, 2019

Aproko did a great job yesterday. Didn’t belittle women, joke about rape or body shame anyone & everyone gave him a standing ovation. He was brilliant. Be like him. Evolve.

Last reminder:
Rape isn’t a joke
Sexism isn’t a joke
Body shaming isn’t a joke
Any Disability isn’t a joke

— YG: Blvck Apron (@SamuelOtigba) August 12, 2019

Aproko did a great job yesterday. Didn’t belittle women, joke about rape or body shame anyone & everyone gave him a standing ovation. He was brilliant. Be like him. Evolve.

Last reminder:
Rape isn’t a joke
Sexism isn’t a joke
Body shaming isn’t a joke
Any Disability isn’t a joke

— YG: Blvck Apron (@SamuelOtigba) August 12, 2019




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