Having a pet is something that brings comfort to so many people even in Nigeria. From dogs to cats to parrots, domestic animals have come to be a part of human existence and convenience. But then, only rarely, does one hear that a person chooses to opt for a wild beast when seeking out a probable animal companion.
Well, singer Runtown has shown that he is a rare being by recently taking a step that is taking everyone aback and causing feet to stumble. He adopted an animal for a pet. But not just any animal - a lion!
The singer who is known for his distinct Afrobeat sound shared a video of himself feeding the lion, whose white fur and innocent could almost make it pass for something other than a wild predator.
Having acquainted his fans with his lovely pet lion, Runtown went on to ask his fans and friends what he should name his new companion. As expected, his simple request for a name turned into an outcry.
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Many of the celebrity's fans could not help but scream out their disapproval of this new pal that he has taken up. Their comments reflected this much. While some of the fans just expressed pure outrage at this strange choice of a pet, others were very sarcastic in their approach.
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See some of the reactions below:
zeebeddingsandinteriors: "Immediately it gets big... Return that sh*t to the Zoo ��"
iamslymharley: "Call him Speed darlington"
miz_chiamaka_: "Blood of Jesus.. ...Why wud I buy wat will kill me later all in the name of money..run town biko if u don't know wat to do with ur money give some to us bfor I hear dat UV gone to buy baby hyena."
bsouza8: "Call him " Self destruction"
megaprimeofficial: ".... “Mistake” will be the best pet name ever. "
iamtonyyankee: "Wahala dey him own yanga go dey wake am. Any creature dat will eat me all in the name of pet. Wen its grows up. I cnt keep dem."
These concerned fans were, however, not the only one who cared about the safety of the lions. Other celebrities alike could not help but loud their thoughts about Runtown's choice of a lion.
Musicians like Davido, Simi, Phynofino, Korede Bello, Terry G and much more all took to Runtown's page to suggest sarcastic names and also dissuade Runtown from his attempt to keep a lion for a friend.
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Singer Korede Bello was especially brutal in his response as he suggested that Runtown named his new pet 'Runjungle'. The significant symbolism of this got many tearing up. See some of the posts here:
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