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Comedian Taaooma dragged into controversy surrounding Rinu Oduala and Bukola Saraki

Skit maker Greene Apakagi aka Taaooma has found herself in the middle of the heated debate surrounding Rights activist Rinu Oduala and former Senate President, Bukola Saraki.

Taaooma started trending on Twitter after Rinu invited Presidential aspirant, Saraki as a guest on her talk show on Saturday to discuss the 2023 general elections.

Following the announcement, critics called her out and accused her of doing the same thing she dragged Taaooma for when she and other comedians visited Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in November 2021.

Below are some reactions;

Meanwhile, back in November 2021, Rinu had accused Taaooma of misleading fans into thinking she had their interest at heart, after she alongside other skitmakers met with the vice president at the Presidential Villa Abuja.

The visit generated several reactions online as netizens dragged Taaooma, Josh2funny, Woli Agba, Mr Hyenana and others present at the meeting, alleging they had collected brown develops from the Vice president.

Reacting after Activist Rinu dragged the skit makers for visiting the Vice president for their gain, Taaoma clarified their visit in a lengthy post, stating that she never intended on honouring the invitation like others but changed her mind after seeing it as an opportunity to share some hot issues affecting the youths.

Taaooma stated;

“Hey Rinu, I was going to wallow in my shame and keep mute. But the way it’s going, it seems the wound will keep getting deep. The organisers of the skit awards need more publicity for the event, secured a meet with the VP and invited so many skit makers.

I also declined at first as many others. But then, at the die minute, I gave it a rethink: What if I pull a Trojan? Gain access to the statehouse with this skit award thingy and say my mind on hot issues. unfortunately for us, after passing through many security checks all our electronic devices were collected.

I couldn’t even go live or record videos. All I did was do what others didn’t want to. And trust me, the VP himself was shocked when I started speaking about those issues as that wasn’t his expectations. I’m really sorry if I have offended anyone by going that way but I achieved my aim.

I said all I could straight to the VP. The VP’s media team were in charge of photos and videos. I might have fully declined if I knew that I won’t be able to go in with my camera or phone. The pictures were taken after were sent to the skit awards pr team.

That’s why the photos went out before we got our own hands on it. I started getting tags and some even said I was being called out. My plan was to get the video as so as it’s ready and post it. But I had no choice but to immediately post the available photo and state what happened at the meeting.

I hope when the video is ready, everyone will know I’m saying nothing but the truth and my conscience is clear. once again, I apologise deeply to everyone who felt disappointed”.

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