By Rita Chioma,
The duo of top Nigerian comedian, Ali Baba and Zimbabwean media personality, Vimbai Mutinhiri have called out celebrities who flaunt their luxurious lifestyle on social media with claims that they achieved it all through hard work.
It started off with Vimbai who cautioned ladies whom she says are sending the wrong message to young girls who do not know that most of what those celebrities flaunt on social media were gotten from men and not gotten through any handwork as most of them love to claim.
She also advised ladies to stay calm and stop acting like they are the enterpreneur of the year when the business they have hasn’t really fetched them up to N20m annual turnover.
Her Instagram post reads: “If your expensive handbag is a gift, that’s ok. If your first luxury car was a gift from hubby that’s great. If you travel in luxury courtesy of bae that’s cool too. If your talent is social media, embrace it and earn off it. BUT please stop lying to young girls about how hard you have worked, and giving terrible advice about how to build this or that and how to be successful in business or have a high flying career. STOP IT!! If your business hasn’t made at least N20m turnover per annum, please just book a seat in the audience and pay attention to those who have done it. There is no shame in it and it doesn’t make you any less of a respectable woman. Making it in life begins with harnessing your truth 🏾#TableShaker#
Reposting the media personality’s post on his page, top Nigerian comedian, Ali Baba added his voice to the call, a he wrote, “People have been shaking tables… this one just came and kuku removed legs from the table. Let every thing kukuma fall off the table. I have renewed respect for few. She just joined them. Nonsense. No means of livelihood. They are driving SUV. No job. But them blow. No career. Because someone carry her. But they will be telling the young girls who are waiting to get a 9-5, How to work hard and stay focused. Eyes on the prize. Don’t let them men confuse you. It’s like a Yahoo Yahoo guy advising a young man who is washing his car at a car-wash on dignity of labour. Na wash. You go into politics, 4 years down, you have a mall, house in choice areas. You have a fleet of cars. And you are asking young men what is keeping them from settling down with one woman. Traditional and white Wedding… No be movie ticket ooo. Try am e go be like film. No track record of work and earning your sweat. You dey advise people. The lady who hops on a plane to Europe, every 2 months, jumping from shop to shop, looking for bargains, and pulling suitcases on high-streets just so she can make something never advise person… Na the one wey know Excellency. (Biblical knowing). After they will come and testify in church and make all others look like God is selective. And after those all the runs they will start running their mouths. One say in first class one day and her aunty saw her as she boarded a plane to Abu Dhabi. “WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE?”… Degwo ma. “VRENDO. HOW COME YOU ARE SITTING HERE?”. My Isoko is not too bad. But from what I gathered, her Mum is a nurse, struggling to keep things together. And she wanted to know if she was done with NYSC. Emmmm… emmmm. Its like… its not… The oga she was flying with did like he didn’t know what was going on. After now she will tell people it’s the Lord’s Doing. Something is doing you.”