They are Dancing on Instagram: Filmmaker Ugezu Calls Out Celebrities Silent about Nigeria's Insecurity

They are Dancing on Instagram: Filmmaker Ugezu Calls Out Celebrities Silent about Nigeria's Insecurity

- Popular Nollywood filmmaker, Ugezu J. Ugezu, has taken to social media to react to the silence of celebrities over the growing insecurity in Nigeria

- The film director and producer expressed shock at how Nigerian celebrities are neither doing nor saying anything

- Nigerians on social media have taken to the comment section to share their thoughts on the matter

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Ugezu J. Ugezu has pointed out the silence of Nollywood stars concerning the growing insecurity in Nigeria.

In a recent Instagram post, the popular Nollywood filmmaker started off by acknowledging that people had a right to live their lives.

They are Dancing on Instagram: Filmmaker Ugezu Calls Out Celebrities Silent about Nigeria's Insecurity
The filmmaker expressed shock at celebrities' silence on the insecurity in the country. Photo credit: @ugezujugezu
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However, he couldn't help but be stunned by how silent his 'super colleagues' have been about the insecurity in Nigeria. Express disgust at their silence, he questioned if they had another country.

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In his words:

"Our super colleagues are not doing or saying anything. They are doing TikTok and dancing on Instagram. Tufiakwa! Una get another country anywhere?"

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He captioned his post with a proverb that talked about the animal in the bush not getting confronted and another of a crying animal getting killed.

"When we fail to confront the wild animal from the bush, the animal will continue to disturb. Significantly..... WHEN YOU KILL THE ANIMAL CRYING IN THE BUSH, ANOTHER WILL START CRYING IMMEDIATELY."

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The post sparked reactions from social media, many of whom took to Ugezu's comment section to share their thoughts.

Read some comments below:


"Most of them are illegally working for the government. Is a shame that none of them could lend their voices. They seem not to be bothered."

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"Aaah I thought I was being weird with my thoughts. Their actions seem to show that they really care less!"


"Unfortunately many of them played major roles in bringing us to this state that we are now!"


"I have wondered the same thing myself. Here in the US, Hollywood plays a consistently visible role in the politics. A few Nollywood personalities are doing their best."


"That's it. Shouting up Chelsea everywhere. Dancing yet their country is burning."


"They are afraid to talk. Avoiding DSS arrest."

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New mode of tweeting

In other news, Michael Collins Ajereh better known as Don Jazzy appears to have adjusted pretty well following the federal government's decision to ban the use of Twitter in Nigeria.

In a recent Instagram post, the Mavin Record boss made a writeup which he described as his own new method of tweeting.

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Commending Bovi for his latest movie, Don Jazzy's post carried the title 'tweet' alongside a bird head emoji.

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