Venita Akpofure, the evicted Big Brother Naija All Stars housemate, has apologised to the Tiv people over her derogatory note about the culture of the tribe.
Recall that Venita stirred controversy after asserting on the reality show that “Tiv men give their wives to visitors for entertainment purposes”.
The apex Tiv socio-cultural organisation, Mdzough U Tiv, Lagos State Branch, and the member representing Makurdi/Guma Federal Constituency of Benue State in the House of Representatives, Hon. Dickson Tarkighir, had threatened ligitations against Venita.
In an interview with media personality, Hero Daniels, the mother of two said she regrets her “careless” comment especially as her daughters are Tiv.
She said, “The statement I made about Tiv people got twisted a bit. My daughters are actually Tiv. There’s no way I will be trying to make any kind of malicious or slanderous comment towards their people. Actually, in my season we did a whole play around the Tor Tiv coronation which I participated in and was super excited about.
“So, you know, sometimes you will say something maybe it is a little bit carelessly. And I think it got really misconstrued. And for those that are offended by it, I’m regretful about that.”