The absence of Mr Macaroni from a delegation of Nigerian skit makers that met vice-president Yemi Osinbajo in Abuja has continued to spark a wave of mixed reactions on social media.
On Wednesday, Osinbajo had hosted the delegation who visited him under the aegis of the Nigeria Skits Industry Awards (NSIA) at the presidential villa.
The delegation had included Bimbo Daramola, NSIA’s promoter; Maryam Apaokagi (Taooma), Josh Alfred (Josh2funny), Ayo Ajewole (Woli Agba); Adebamiro Adeyanju (Mr. Hyenana), and Adeoye Adeyemi Elesho (Yemi Elesho).
The event has since become a subject of heated discussion among Nigerians on social media, particularly Twitter.
Most conversations around the visit are based on why Mr Macaroni, whose real name is Debo Adebayo, was not at the occasion.
In the past months, the comedian has been one of the most-talked about entertainers in Nigeria due to his activism and comments on happenings across the country’s socio-political landscape.
The comedian had in August blasted the vice-president while disclosing that he was disappointed in him over his performance in government since 2015.
Some social media users therefore wondered why he was not included among the skit makers that paid Osinbajo a visit.
“Mr Macaroni went through hell for the youth. Don’t you know he would also like to meet with the Vice President and shake hands with him? This is disrespectful to him and to all of us @mrmacaronii,” a user wrote.
“If this was such a harmless visit, why didn’t invite Mr Macaroni?” another user asked.
However, some are of the opinion that people should not jump into conclusion since they don’t know what informed his absence.
Here’s what others had to say:
Lol, skit Industry without Mr Macaroni, BaeU, Nastyblaq, Sydney talker and Sabinus?! https://t.co/JIwYuMHpeh
— Noker. (@norquer) November 4, 2021
Everyone says there's nothing wrong with the skit makers meeting Osinbajo. However, I have a couple questions.
1. Why have dialogue with a government who has clearly surpassed such boundaries and transitioned into murder?
2. Where's Mr Macaroni? Ashmusy? Sydney Talker… etcAdvertisement
— Decor Duchess Ugo (@DeevaOfficial) November 4, 2021
If Mr Macaroni is not here, that tells you a lot. But what do i know, many of us go still sell out come 2023 pic.twitter.com/MmZ28xbVUF
— tiredNigerian (@DuruchibuzorE) November 4, 2021
A Skit Makers Union without Mr. Macaroni in it is just fucking sad and hilarious
— k'obi (@mhagayr) November 4, 2021
Mr Macaroni will forever be highly rated on and off social media.
— Obà Oluségun (@ThePsalms_NG) November 4, 2021
I don't think anybody is bigger than Debo Mr Macaroni in the skit making industry right now and he was not part of the skit makers that visited Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa
Is Debo out of Nigeria or he was just preventing his INTEGRITY?
— Big Uncle 🇨🇦 🕊️ (@Usmanashafe) November 4, 2021
I am sooo disappointed in those bloody sell-outs that call themselves skit makers!
Your fellow youths were killed in Lekki by the same government and there you were, eating with them.
God bless Mr Macaroni….my guy knew he had no business being there.
— 💛NANCY💛 (@choqlateskynne) November 4, 2021
As far as Mr Macaroni is not there… This is babash and redundant… Just imagine. Now I see truly this govt is fighting against the citizens using same citizens as a weapon… Hypocrites and backstabbers.
— Nosa 🇬🇧👑 (@BoldCute1) November 4, 2021
I never knew that Nigerian skit makers had an association.
Where is Mr. Macaroni??
This is to show you that this is a clandestine meeting.
The game for 2023 have started, onye agba na oso o pic.twitter.com/bnNsHayAar
— Alex Ikechukwu (@_UncleAlex) November 4, 2021
Mr Macaroni is a top dude. Heard Skit makers association went to see Prof Osibanjo yesterday for poverty alleviation abi? Even your Woli agba & Taaoma were there. Influencers in the mud.
— OBIANUJUAKU (@HRH_Ujuaku) November 4, 2021
E pain me say Taaooma dey dere, after everything Osi and Bubu have done to Nigerians, especially considering the #endsars incident. I respect Mr Macaroni abeg, you can't be against oppression and you're paying courtesy visit to the oppressors cos of 1or 2 million they'll give u
— Jèfé Juan José (@Jefe_says) November 4, 2021
I bet they didn’t even bother inviting Mr Macaroni. Cos they know!
Ete lo ma ba nbe
— DemoLa (@DemoOfUK) November 4, 2021
Your favorite skit makers will soon start subtle campaigns for the same government that has almost killed all of us with hardship, made life 10x as difficult , killed innocent youths at the LTG, financed banditry & terrorism.
That’s why you didn’t Mr Macaroni there 🙂
— Lazy Chef 👨🏽🍳 (@ItsTheLazyChef) November 4, 2021
Mr. Macaroni was absent at that meeting meaning, he most likely declined the invitation lol… anyhow sha.
— 🦋I think you’re cool, thats why I (@Zen_firee) November 4, 2021
I think people are only angry they decided to sideline some comedians like Mr. Macaroni.
They shut out those they think are anti-government
— Mike Aribisala (@aribisalamike) November 4, 2021
Woli Agba, mr macaroni and Shaggy are they not Comedians ? Govt won't invite those who abuse them nah lol
— PSALM (@psalmchu) November 4, 2021
Mr Macaroni is visibly absent
— Ayoola (@itschoppe) November 4, 2021
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