The #KenyavNigeria hashtag has been trending for the past 24 hours and it seems Victoria Kimani, a Kenyan singer, joined in on the act.
The hashtag which basically pitted Nigerians against Kenyans in a battle of ‘banter’ and insults brought out the worst in a lot of People.
Victoria Kimani, formerly of Chocolate City, waded into the argument stating that the Nigerians who were posting such hurtful tweets don’t even have the electricity to charge their devices.
She tweeted: “I just wonder …. after tweeting all the hatred some people tweet … and realizing that they don’t have ample electricity to charge their phone after tweeting the tweets ….. how do they honestly feel about their life ?”
If she was hoping this would be a diplomatic statement– it wasn’t– and she was heavily dragged by Nigerians who made fun of her career and mocked her music.
One user responded that if she put this much effort into her music she would be a lot more successful. @If only you could put the same energy you’ve put up writing this tweet in your music, now I’ll know you’re a singer To be sincere i even think #kenya was a street in #accra #Ghana” she tweeted.
Another commented: “Your music career is as worse as the shortage of electricity we have🤣, I’ll still choose to live without electricity than to have such career… But you can revive it by becoming @TiwaSavage Errand girl🤣🚶”
“This girl even have the nerve to diss naija… After all the trash we endured listening to your music/poems I don’t even know what to call it…. Buh since you wanted to trend 🤷♂️🤷♂️ you have it” said another in the comments.
Kenyans did come to back Victoria Kimani up and the major point was that the Kenyan currency currently has more value than the naira.
You can see more tweets below.
Nigerians come see your useless currency😂😂 pic.twitter.com/nHJ3Imj9LF
— O.T.C (@timothyodera) July 27, 2019
The same way you couldn't survive in Kenya or find a good record label in the whole of Kenya. Chocolate city weldone o. The only Victoria I know is Victoria Island which you know too. Ask @Beyonce why she choose @TiwaSavage over you. Nigeria gave u fame hanty
— Halims Aliyah (@AliyahHalims) July 28, 2019
The Truth is that virtually every citizen of Nigeria can afford a generator set.
I doubt if half of Kenyan citizens can afford a gen set.
Before you ague, remember Kenya is far less than 1/4 of the Nigerian population.
Our phones don't go off.
Think about this#KenyanVsNigeria pic.twitter.com/g0SodLYK3k
— Mazi Onuigwe Chidi Chukwunọọlụ (Sirnoel) (@Chigold101) July 28, 2019
Vicky I think is time u stop all this hate hate hate tin, shun it naaaaa and live ur life…. THE HATE IS PART OF THE SHOW BIZ, unless u can't handle it. Pls dont use that word again, dear kindly go to do studio and do more songs, do videos and let the Club party hard 👍
— HypeMan Jerry (@HypeManJerry) July 28, 2019
Victoria, , ur songs still hot onair in Naija remeber ur an artist and wants to go far, careful of beefs u jump into. Be a professional, tins like dis can backfire, u have stayed in naija ND u know we roll tight, Nigeria will break u, bits by bits.
— Constantinopo (@Constantinopo2) July 28, 2019
This one who's music career has been on life support in Chocolate City intensive care unit is still talking, Sis charge your phone and us it to listen to other people's music.
— Mayor of Calabar (@EnejeDaniel) July 28, 2019
For real I now believe we have backward mindset and lazy youths in Nigeria.
The truth is bitter but it’s best you hear the truth.
Still people just want to troll just for followers
We don’t have light💡 in Nigeria
Most of you are graduates still not working
Yet you troll 🤦♂️
— Fish (@Fish11360659) July 28, 2019
To think that one who got signed into a Nigeria label coz none of her Kenyans could afford to sponsor her…if they don't invite this one for show tomorrow now, she will say it's @TiwaSavage that's working against her. You're to insensitive for a public figure. #KenyanVsNigeria
— Anthony F.E. (MON) 🇳🇬 (@VoiceOfFancee) July 28, 2019
And some people would never have been known outside thier country if not for collabo with some other people…every body should be thankful sha..
— Iam_krizzle (@IKrizzle) July 28, 2019
Maybe you should use that same electricity to boost your career as it’s becoming shorter than you😘
— Sheed🇳🇬 (@son_of_galanco) July 29, 2019