Bella Okagbue, a reality TV personality, has come under fire for allegedly accusing Nigerians of being judgmental of individuals who give birth outside of marriage.
Bella took to Twitter to respond to the engagement of Molly Mae, an American reality TV personality.
She claimed that she assumed Molly was already married to her partner, Tommy Fury, because they have a child together.
She went on to say that if Molly had been a Nigerian reality TV star, she would have been dragged to degradation for having a child before marriage.
“Wait, molly-mae just got engaged? Why did I think they have been married all this while? So they live together and even have a baby.
She needs to thank God she’s not Nigerian because… lol,” she tweeted on Monday, July 24.
Her statement didn’t sit well with many, and they didn’t hesitate to criticize her for stereotyping Nigerians.
Some stated that if she desires to live with her partner, Sheggz, without getting married, she should proceed without passing judgment on other Nigerians.
A particular Twitter user brought up the case of Bella’s sister, Sandra Okagbue, who has two children with singer Flavour without being married to him, and pointed out that she hasn’t faced the level of criticism Bella suggested.
“But your sister had two babies outside wedlock and is still unmarried and nobody beat her . If that’s what you want to do go ahead and stop disturbing us”, she tweeted.
See the exchange below,