On Saturday evening, after singer Aramide received the Headies for Greatest Various Tune, comic Victor Ebiye remarked on Instagram that she will need to have had a sexual relationship with somebody to have emerged the winner.
His remark triggered a backlash on social media, as he was known as out by women and men alike, who defended Aramide, at a time when males have been accused of verbally trolling and bodily and sexually assaulting girls.
@theayoadums wrote: “Ebiye’s comment about Aramide is just tasteless. Some men are so insecure. They can’t stand a successful woman without attaching her success to prostitution”.
“Aramide may not be popular in mainstream media but she is definitely a hardworking and super talented artist. Ebiye’s comments are wrong and doesn’t represent popular opinion”, stated @Rouvafe
Ebiye’s remark got here within the wake of the trending hashtag #MenAreScum. He has additional heightened the gender conflict, though some males have distanced themselves in an try and refute claims suggesting all males are offensive.
@jackdre stated “all the men on my timeline are chastising Ebiye. That means we are acknowledging that he was very wrong. Please don’t include all men”.
@WoleOdeleye: “I’m glad he was called out by men and women alike. I don’t think the intention was to turn it into a gender war but to use it as an example of what women go through everyday. I don’t know of any successful woman who has not been accused in the same manner”.
@UmehOma: “Ebiye’s comment does not represent that of men in general. He was way out of line and deserves any backlash he gets”.
Aramide began out her music profession when she contested on Star Quest, certainly one of Nigeria’s most prestigious music expertise hunt reveals.
The “Iwo Nikan” Afro-soul artiste has been married since 2015.
Aramide acquired assist from actress and spouse of Banky W Adesua Etomi in addition to Large Brother Naija housemate Leo DaSilva
@AdesuaEtomi: “Aramide let nothing ruin this moment for you. Congratulations. You work so hard and you deserve every good thing that comes your way”.
@SirLeoBDasilva: “Aramide you’re doing amazing sweetie. Don’t let any comment bring you down”.
A remorseful Victor Ebiye later apologised for his feedback on his social medium platform that boasts over 100 and fifty thousand followers.
He wrote: “I made a distasteful joke about Aramide last night at the Headies. I am embarrassed by my comments, I’m profusely sorry. Aramide is a hardworking artist who deserves every recognition she gets by merit. I sincerely apologise and pledge that such will not repeat itself”.(NAN)
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