8th February, 2022
By Sani Idris/Kaduna
Some Nigerian teenagers have blasted Nollywood actor, Zubby Michael, for flaunting N8,455,900 expenses on his birthday shindig in Lagos.
The actor posted the receipt on his Instagram account after a lavish party of food and exotic drinks in a club on 6 February.
The party was attended by Nollywood stars which include IniEdo and Uche Jumbo.
Davido, Olamide, Phyno, Portable, KCee, Rudeboy, and a host of others. also graced the event.
The post attracted many negative comments outside of Instagram..
Some of the teenagers described the party as extravagant, saying it is one among many factors that make the youths engage in illegal activities to make money just to show it to the world.
Nnenna Amobi, a student at the Kaduna State University, said “So should we clap for Zubby Michael?, when some people are struggling to eat once or twice a day and he is spending such amount on junks in one night, that is madness.”
Shafiu Salis, a barber, said some criminally-minded youths would see the receipt and start thinking of money rituals just to spend like the actor.
He advised the actor and others who may be tempted to also flaunt such extravaganzas to keep their receipts to themselves.
“Social media doesn’t need this; Don’t come and add to the problems of this generation. Yssou are indirectly passing a wrong message to the teenagers and youths of these days, you spend N8m plus in one night, and you are showing us receipt, so we should fry egg for you?” he asked rhetorically.
Another teenager, Sadiq Adegoke, an NYSC member, said the receipt the actor flaunted has no significance to the public.
“These are some of the posts that give the youth wrong orientation of life, and who will be hell bent on enriching themselves by whatever means.
“If you are financially capable of making yourself convenient, keep it to yourself, posting it online is doing more harm than good to us, I think it is right time to regulate the social media,” he said.
On his part, Nasiru Dan-Fulani, a business centre operator, said “Even if you spend this, you don’t need to post it, you know the situation of this country, stop oppressing the less privileged, we can not stop you from enjoying your life but use your brain.
“It is a wrong message to the below average Nigerians. Such an irrelevant post, Zubby Michael can chop the life of his head without oppressing those who could not afford a meal in a day,” Dan-Fulani said.
Also, Ephraim Joseph, said young boys somewhere would want to beat Zubby Michael’s record and then engage in diabolic means of making it quicker and bigger.
“Zubby may not have spent the money from his personal coffers since he was celebrating his birthday and of course celebrities attended to show him love. Our problem is the showoff of that extravagant receipt for food which could be unhealthy in the minds of teenagers”.
Azubuike Michael Egwu professionally known as Zubby Michael is known for his role in Three Windows, Royal Storm and Professional Lady.
His first appearance was in the movie titled Missing Rib but known for The Three Widows where he played the lead role.
He was born in Yola 1 February 1985.