Social media roundup: #HorribleBosses in tech are under fire!

Omoleye Omoruyi
This started with a story highlighting cases of toxicity that happens to work with the Bento CEO, Ebun Okubanjo…
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As with other weeks in the Nigerian internet-sphere, there were events that shook people – the ones that drove conversations and the ones that drove people mad.

We may argue that this week presented bigger issues, but know the world is not ending today. Let’s just get to it.

The #HorribleBosses conversation

The #HorribleBosses conversation started with a story Tech Cabal published, highlighting cases of toxicity that happens to work with the Bento CEO, Ebun Okubanjo.

The #HorribleBosses story was quite elaborate and made people working in other companies tell tales of verbal abuse, employers breaking employment laws through indiscriminate termination of employment, sexual gratification, forced religious practices, meagre salaries disproportionate with the work, etc.

Some people have a few words for Nigerian employees:

We also wrote a #HorribleBosses piece, helping people avoid toxicity, and not have to go to therapy because they did not want to stay unemployed.

TV host, Denrele, opened a can of vipers

Nigerian TV host, Denrele Edun, incensed many Nigerians with his claims of intimacy with the late singer, Goldie Harvey, while she was married.

“My beautiful late friend, Goldie, many people just thought we were friends,” he said. “But we did have a few intimate moments; so that is why I will say that I was her driving force. I knew she was married, we kept that secret, but we had something more than friendship. We entered the corner, which is why I was constantly committed to seeing her shine.”

And, Nigerians reacted immediately:

https://twitter.com/BhadmusAkeem/status/1506940963469545474?s=20&t=QvTHJCxffSqZ1Oz6aMQucA

But, Denrele says intimacy in this sense did not mean sex.

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But, the people will not take it. So, some other reactions:

Peter Obi is done consulting

Like tech companies that spend a while testing the waters before launch, politicians also go round, consulting, to see if there’s some form of support for their intentions before they eventually declare an intention to run for a political office.

Two of these sets of people have declared intention to run for the presidency in 2023 – Peter Obi, and Atiku Abubakar. Two names who have trended on several occasions, with the conversation leaning towards run, run, run.

Lol! Not do a marathon though.

There’s the ‘other’ side though:

Hello Daniel, Peter Obi has declared:

Peter Obi, 60, has excited many Nigerians, but we can only hope, if he eventually resumes at Aso Rock, that he does the job well.

Timi Dakolo’s ‘parley’ with politicians becomes a problem

Nigerian singer, Timi Dakolo has responded to those criticising him for performing at former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar’s official declaration for the 2023 presidential race.

Some Nigerians attributed this to endorsing the PDP presidential candidate despite his criticism about the state of the nation a few days ago.

They called him out for seeking daily bread without considering if the ‘old leaders’ would return to power in 2023.

https://twitter.com/MaiaOma/status/1507256397263687729?s=20&t=QvTHJCxffSqZ1Oz6aMQucA

But, he has a supporters club:

Yes, that is all the major conversations we have tracked from the social media space this week. Let us know what you think in the comment box.

See you next week!


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