Most times, I just read his headlines and move on leaving the content. But when I saw Uti Nwachukwu‘s Twitter rant about an article Abati wrote about Big Brother housemate, TBoss, I was forced to read through.
Here’s is an excerpt from Abati’s article posted on his website about TBoss…
Lesson three: humility pays. At the end of the day, in the last week of the programme, the decision by the viewing public was a moral, sentimental one. The biggest star of the programme was, I don’t know what you think, TBOSS (real name: Tokunbo Idowu), half Nigerian, half-Romanian. She dominated the space with her Jezebelic antics, even got some of the male participants ousted by entrapping and outsmarting them with her sexual wiles.
She projected herself as a sex object, the ultimate manipulator, the champion Delilah of the Big Brother Africa series. She even made a joke of the entire Big Brother concept by saying she didn’t need the money and if she won, she would spend it in two weeks to pay off debts, and in any case, she had men hitting on her, offering to take her on a ride in their private jets. She played the role of a female barracuda.
Given her looks and talents, she would have been a perfect winner. She would have looked good on the billboards. But she lost because of her arrogance. Attitude is everything: this is the lesson of TBOSS’s disgrace and humiliation. When she was sent out of the House as the second runner up, the viewing centre in Ikeja, Lagos, including Kemen whose nemesis she was, danced in joy. “They are taunting me?” she asked Ebuka, the anchor. No, sweetheart, they were making a far more serious statement about you.
TBOSS and the other girls kissed and got groped by the boys on live television putting their upbringing to shame. TBOSS, who claimed she didn’t need the money even exposed her breasts on live television more than once. I have seen better breasts TBOSS. I am not too sure those private jet owners will be excited by your fluffy, South-looking, slightly bigger than mangoes breasts. If the same men see bigger assets, I mean, those interesting Ojiakor-like ones that look like papayas, pineapples and watermelons, they will not send private jets, they will deploy submarines and fighter jets! And that’s why you got N500k in the end, way back behind Bisola with her hard facial features, and Efe whose victory is based on poverty logistics and appeal. But I have no doubt that TBOSS will end up doing better in the larger, outside market than the other finalists, because even those who did not vote for her, know in their hearts that she represents the message of the programme.
Women have to learn to stand for each other REGARDLESS!! IF NOT A LOT OF MY FELLOW MEN WILL NEVER ALLOW YOU ALL GO FAR IN GENERAL! I’m done
Womens’ rights organisation needs to chase this matter to the ground&use this to teach AFRICAN chauvinistic misogynistic Men a Harsh lesson!
Where are all the Female activists and journalists! DO not let this go down easy o! If not yall have failed women in Africa ! I’m out
How I wish Reuben Abati had just stopped at criticizing TBoss’ antics and attitude in the house without making derogatory comments about her breasts, I would have given him a two thumbs up for his perfect analysis of TBoss’ time in the Big Brother Naija house. Abati even went on to throw jabs at Bisola and even criticized 2Face’s wife, Annie Idibia for not twerking on stage (na you pay her brideprice?).
Then the mother of all insults, he told Tiwa Savage to watch the fat around her waist and thighs. How dare he?!!!! Abati should be chained, taken to Bar Beach, for prophet to knack kpangolo on his head because he needs deliverance from ‘Agbayaism.’ One would expect a man of his age and calibre to reason and write a certain way.
This is totally unacceptable!!
To read Abati’s full essay, click HERE.
I might return with a full deevanalysis on his disgraceful essay, if I’m in the mood.