Uti Nwachukwu, former winner of Big Brother Africa, has come under fire for using Clifford Orji, late ritualist, to illustrate his opinion on family loyalty.
The Nigerian Twittersphere has been agog with issues bordering on family loyalty since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s interview with Oprah Winfrey.
Many users had lauded the Duke of Sussex for supporting his wife over his family amid Markle’s initial struggles after their marriage.
TheCable Lifestyle had reported how Peter Okoye, Nigerian singer, also dominated discussions on Monday with some users comparing the circumstances surrounding his marriage to Lola with that of Harry.
Nwachukwu, however, took a contrasting stance, noting that he would never ditch his family for a woman or any other reason.
The media personality added that even if Orji was to be a part of his family, he would never abandon them for a woman.
WHO IS CLIFFORD ORJI?
Orji was a kidnapper and cannibal involved in several serial killings and the sale of human body parts before he was arrested in 1999.
He suffered from full-blown psychosis while at Kirikiri maximum prison and thereafter died on August 12, 2012 after spending 13 years behind bars.
“Family first! Always! You see this love thing, if it makes you turn your back on your family, then…watch out!! Even if Clifford Orji was part of my family, I would never join anyone (especially a romantic partner) to bring down and condemn my family. Never! #LoyaltyIsKey,” he wrote on Twitter.
FAMILY FIRST! ALWAYS!Advertisement
U SEE THIS LOVE THING, IF IT MAKES YOU TURN YOUR BACK ON YOUR FAMILY, THEN HMMMM WATCH OUT!!
EVEN IF CLIFFORD ORJI WAS PART OF MY FAMILY, I WOULD NEEEVERR!! JOIN ANYONE (ESP A ROMANTIC PARTNER) TO BRING DOWN AND CONDEMN MY FAMILY..NEVER! #LOYALTYISKEY
— Uti Nwachukwu (@SirUTI) March 8, 2021
Nwachukwu’s choice of the late kidnapper to illustrate his point did not go down well with some users who took to the microblogging platform to call him out.
“Uti Nwachukwu should have know better than to spew garbage on Twitter. Clifford Orji? Really? A Serial Killer and Ritualist?” a user queried.
“Essentially you are saying you are gonna stick to your “family of birth” even if it’s a member that breaks all moral standards and takes the lives of other people. That’s a very extreme form of loyalty, we should know where to draw the line, Clifford Orji was a cannibal,” another user wrote.
Here’s what others had to say:
What Uti Nwachukwu said is tantamount to saying if he belongs to Clifford Orji's or James Nwafor's family or any notorious killer out there, he would support them because they're family. Let's condemn evil when we see it. Support Harry/Meghan without citing stupid analogies.
— Sammy Sammy ♚🔥 (@scad_official) March 9, 2021
I’m not really amazed , what Uti Nwachukwu said about Clifford Orji doesn’t move me at all coz his takes and opinions during the last BBNaija already showed baba is not that bright.
— S.L.E.D.G.E 🔨 (@SledgeAma) March 9, 2021
If there is one app Nigeria so called celebrities don't like it's actually twitter, people call them out here for thier stupid and smelling behaviours. If Na IG Clifford Orji post that nonsense dem go relate with am. Na every nonsense IG users dey relate to
— Hashtag LFC🔴 (@hashtag2weet) March 9, 2021
Tbvh, Uti Nwachukwu’s message would have made more sense without using Clifford Orji as an example of "family”. Lmaoooo who will even accept that Clifford is a member of the family talk more of choosing between him and a lesser evil. Naaaaa the comparison no follow.
— THE.PHAT.LAWYER (@anthony_fedora) March 9, 2021
So you will pick Clifford Orji over a woman you married and said your vows to before God and man simply because he’s your brother. Yet, we are angry they pay ransom to the killer sect of the Fulani herdsmen. Some of you deserve beating. Also, Women dey suffer walahi.
— Efam Harris (@iefamharris) March 9, 2021
I get what loyalty means but Uti using the Clifford Orji example to make a point is taking things too far.
— Moji Sensei Delano (@MojiDelanoBlog) March 9, 2021
Thank God for this bird app. Or how else would we have known that some "tv presenter" would prefer "Clifford Orji" – the first documented Nigerian cannibal – so long as he's "family"? @SirUTI …Tueh! pic.twitter.com/cYfJk1GIwR
— Chuks Akunna (@akunnachux) March 9, 2021
He said even if Clifford orji was his family member, he'll not trash talk him with his wife, you remixed it to he rates Clifford orji before his wife
— Babamili (@dreamboymili) March 9, 2021
When your wife finally runs away with the kids, you will say she is fickle, not knowing you have been choosing people like Clifford Orji over her. Your mentality can never make you treat a woman right. Hope no woman ever falls into your trap.
— Feminist (@bakaresimbiat) March 9, 2021
Uti that is mad? Clifford Orji was a cannibal. Clifford Orji ate people in Lagos for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
— END SARS!!! (@Osastheking) March 9, 2021
How can you say you would choose Clifford orji over your wife even when she and your unborn child being treated unfairly
Like the Clifford orji that killed people under Toyota bridge for years and sold their parts for rituals?
Na wa oo pic.twitter.com/2gFhcj3cXp
— . (@iamEbiDoris) March 9, 2021
In as much as I understand what you are trying to say but omo if those stories about Clifford Orji were true as it seems now, I will not be part of that family member that will cover up his deadly killings because "FAMILY FIRST"
That nigga was a serial body part vendor https://t.co/rUV17YbaEd
— Peace Of Mind (@wealthy_yute) March 9, 2021
Family is everything to everyone true. But there are lines to these things. Your wife is your priority and protecting her should be your own desire. I don't pray to be in Harry's situation, but I def won't be picking sides with Clifford Orji. My wife is also family.
— Broken Expressionist🤒🤒🤒 (@I_am_After) March 9, 2021
Trust us to latch on to the Clifford Orji mention even though it was horrible and ignore his opinion that he prefers loyalty to his family. To some people, their family is everything and we must respect that.
— Victor Ndulewe (@ndulewe) March 9, 2021
Uti just wanted to say something 😂😂, baba put Clifford Orji and missed the road. Like I’ve always said, not everything you have to put mouth.
— FUNSO WILLIAMS ❤️💙 (@ill_Liam) March 9, 2021
A reasonable person can not use Clifford Orji as illustration to compare to family affairs, that show the character of Uti Nwachukwu. https://t.co/7ffEXyM7TZ
— Darlington Onuigbo (@DarlingtonOnui2) March 9, 2021
This Uti Nwachukwu sometimes tweets like someone with akamu brain. How on earth will someone say he'll rather choose Clifford Orji if he is family than someone he claims he loves (say Gf or wifey). Like you encountered wicked/evil family members?
— SubWoman #FollowBack (@iPostSubs) March 9, 2021
This is a very vile thinking. Clifford orji, was a complete nightmare. Uti must really be a creep and a control freak to use this comparism. https://t.co/crwENX8XHP
— Mama lorde🗯 (@Mama_lorde) March 9, 2021
Shame. He even compare with Clifford Orji.
This is what has kept Nigeria where it is. Don't fight Buhari; we are fellow Northerns, Buhari won't stop Fulani herdsMen, they are his tribe.
Stand on the ground of truth!! Not "family" by the way who is a family. Your blood; .WRONG!
— theinsider (@theinsiderfunds) March 9, 2021
I won't openly criticize my family but I don't defend nonsense and no member of my family will associate with a family "Clifford Orji" if we had one.
— NWA IGBO 🇳🇬 #SARSMUSTEND #ENDSARS (@Connect_40) March 9, 2021
What Uti Nwachukwu was just trying to say is that u should support your family no matter what cos blood like they say is thicker than water, which I don’t see anything wrong with that but using Clifford Orji as an example in his context was just too much for people to look past.
— Valar Morghulis ♮ (@tommy_viccetti) March 9, 2021
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