Former Big Brother Africa Winner, Uti Nwachukwu, has called out ‘social media beggars using social media as a tool to ask for favour from people believed to be living in abundance.
Lately, the country’s economy has made ‘begging on social media a norm. Some Nigerians go as far as insulting celebrities and some wealthy Nigerians who refuse to give out cash or gifts.
However, the Tv host who expressed displeasure over being a possible victim of the ‘beggars club’ urged Nigerians to work to meet their needs rather than go about begging on social media.
He said Instagram wasn’t created for begging and people should understand everyone has their needs and wants.
Uti On Instagram wrote, “Everyone has their own wants and needs and family members and loved ones to take care of. You cant calculate their money for them and assume they have too much money and call them stingy or selfish. Na wah o, is it your money.
“You cant assume they have settled all their financial responsibilities! you should never feel entitled just because you Love and support someone (these are supposed to be unconditional gestures).
”All of us can beg o! You can be begging for money rent, me I can beg money to buy land and house. You need money for rent, me I can beg money to buy land and house. You need transport, me I need a new car.
“Instead of begging, I will work or meet a need, get paid ( EARN IT!) and save up! There are no jobs abi? That same Bible that most people quote to beg also says: a man’s talent makes him to stand before kings. So think about that.
“There are levels to life…it is unfair for you to expect another person to crack their savings just to help u…If they decide to help you it is totally up to them and their sacrificial persona (these days sef almost all the beggings na scam and lies. Always remember this. Everyone is different and we all have personal needs and wants.”