The Supervising Producer, CNN Africa, Stephanie Busari – in a series of Twitter posts recently tackled outspoken blogger, Kemi Olunloyo’s claim that she worked at CNN for 20 years. Busari who reacted to Olunloyo’s claim had asked the latter to provide proof that she worked as an investigative journalist with the media giant from 1994 till 2014.
Olunloyo had tweeted,
Some of these fools following me have no idea that I spent 20 years at CNN in five different capacities.
They don’t even know that the CNN they watch here is not exact same as CNN USA.
Since posting the above, the tweet has garnered over a thousand tweets on Twitter with many social media users stating that Olunloyo is known for her lies. Among those who reacted is Busari who clarified that Olunloyo was only interviewed a couple of times by the network but was never an employee.
I have not seen any evidence of this work for CNN beyond a few rambling interviews for some of the shows in 2009.
Please enlighten me on your 20-year history with CNN.
Olunloyo however fired back at Busari stating that she joined the media house at a time when Busari was yet to graduate from school. Unperturbed, Olunloyo slammed Busari as ignorant and wrote;
Ignorance does not excuse stupidity. I started at CNN as a contributor in 1994, way before your time.
Research: a few rambling interviews for some shows in 2009 is why Donald Trump has downgraded your network to fake news.
Busari then challenged Olunloyo to state the positions she claimed to have held during her 20 years at CNN.
You said in your previous tweet that you spent 20 years at CNN in five different capacities.
What were they and when? Interviews with an anchor are not the same as working at CNN.
It may be before my time but a 20-year history should yield more than three Google results all on the same topic.
Olunloyo is known for her controversial opinions and is known for making outlandish allegations against prominent society members. She is known to have called out famous people like Linda Ikeji, Davido, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, Timi Dakolo among several others.
See the tweets below;
I have not seen any evidence of this work for CNN beyond a few rambling interviews for some of the shows in 2009. Please enlighten me @HNNAfrica on your 20 year history with CNN. https://t.co/HYlQ3f4c5y
— Stephanie Busari (@StephanieBusari) July 21, 2019
You said in your previous tweet that you spent 20 years at CNN in five different capacities. What were they and when? Interviews with an anchor doesn’t = working at CNN. It may be before my time but a 20 year history should yield more than 3 Google results all on the same topic.
— Stephanie Busari (@StephanieBusari) July 22, 2019