8th February, 2022
Some Nigerian youths in Kaduna, on Monday, criticized Nollywood actor, Zubby Michael, for flaunting the receipt of N8,455,900 he spent on food on his Instagram account.
In an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, the youths described the amount spent on the food and the displaying of the receipt as extravagant.
They said it is one among many factors that makes the youths engage in money rituals 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.”
Also, Shafiu Salis, a barber’s shop owner, 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, you 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 an egg for you?” he asked rhetorically.
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 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 the right time to regulate social media,” he said.
On his part, Nasiru Dan-Fulani, a business center 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”.