The renowned Nigerian content creator, Chinonye Okoli, also known as Okoli Classic, has responded to the uproar stemming from her decision to rechristen herself as a token of gratitude to her benefactors, Davido and Tunde Ednut.
Recall that the popular singer Davido chanced upon one of Okoli Classic’s videos, shared on the blogger’s Instagram, and was so entertained that he graciously offered her a blessing of N2 million.
OBO Crooner extended his support by following Okoli Classic on the photo and video-sharing platform, which had an explosive effect on her follower count, skyrocketing it within hours.
Overwhelmed by the kindness shown by Davido and inadvertently facilitated by Tunde Ednut, who shared her content on his page, Okoli Classic, on Monday, September 11, made the bold move of adopting Davido’s surname, Adeleke, and incorporating ‘Mufasa,’ which is the well-known alias of the prominent blogger, Tunde Ednut.
However, the announcement of her name change to Chinonye Mufasa Adeleke sparked a wave of criticism from netizens across various social media platforms, who strongly criticized her for what they saw as abandoning her family name in exchange for financial gain.
Addressing the criticisms, the TikToker, in a captivating video spotted on her Instagram page, on Tuesday September 12, boldly declared that the surname ‘Okoli’ she proudly displays on social media is, in fact, not her true family name.
With unwavering confidence, she recounted how an array of Netizens showered her with resounding approval, affirming that her choice to modify her surname was indeed well within her prerogative.
In a resolute tone, she asserted that she is beholden to no one but herself when it comes to the life-altering decisions she makes. In essence, she proclaimed her autonomy with utmost conviction.
Chinonye further emphasized that only Davido, Tunde Ednut, and her other Benefactors have the right of scrutinizing her actions and utterances on social media.
Adding a touch of flair to her video, she skillfully captioned it, politely beseeching everyone to cease their relentless criticism and let the waves of negativity subside.