Speaking during a Hip TV chat show, 'The Gist with Ugolee', popular Nigerian stand-up comic, Bright Okpocha, a.k.a Basketmouth, believes Mavin Records singer, Tiwa Savage, and her estranged husband, Tee Billz, did immense damage to their marriage as a result of their public revelations on social media.
It was widely reported when the couple’s marriage hit the rocks after Tee Billz took to social media to accuse his wife of being a serial adulterer and reportedly tried to commit suicide. While Tiwa responded by holding a no holds barred interview, where she made startling allegations about her husband.
Basketmouth in the TV show last night, affirmed that the couple as well as many others tend to divulge too much personal information on the internet.
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“To a large extent, I think there are a lot of people abusing the use of social media, I am sorry. Most of us artistes realizing that we have I, 2, 3 or 4 million people following us and you know that when you say something, a lot of people are going to react.
“It is like drug; you can’t contain yourself and start saying some crap. You are like a god having a lot of followers, whatever you tell them to do, they do.
“I am okay with people who go on social media to rant but I am against those who have turned it into a church to settle family issues. Normally, if you have a marital problem, you call your wife one on one. If you cannot contain it, you call in the parents. That’s how I saw it when I was growing up which is the culture I have embraced.
“That kind of situation shouldn’t be taken to social media and let people who have never been married, have no idea about what marriage is all about, say stuff about your marriage.
“There are a lot of people with mental problem who have phone and data, you then give them the access to talk trash about your personal life.
“In Teebillz situation, the way he spoke on social media really appeared as though he was going to commit suicide and said horrible things to his father.
“Those words were words you say and just die, but now that he is still alive, how would he face his father? It would have been better if he had just written a letter to the man instead of putting it online. Unfortunately again, he went to blast his wife and his wife’s mother. These are things that shouldn’t be put online.
“Another thing is that Tiwa has a larger following than Teebillz, after Tiwa blasted him, it was extreme and it crushed him. He had no comeback; there is no comeback to things like that.”