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Xenophobia: Twitter reacts as YCee drags SA rapper AKA over ‘hatred’ for Nigerians



Nigerian rapper Oludemilade Alejo, popularly known as YCee, excited Nigerians on social media today (Tuesday) over his stand on the latest xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa.

The rapper had taken to his verified Twitter handle @iam_YCee to post a series of tweets condemning the attacks and also lambasting South Africans over their perceived hatred for Nigerians.

His tweets caught the attention of South African rapper Kiernan Jarryd Forbes popularly known as AKA, who faulted Ycee’s position and the duo engaged in an exchange of words which has earned the Nigerian rapper accolades from Nigerian Twitterati.

Ycee had tweeted:

“I don’t rate South African men at this point … and I’m not trying to create any form of animosity between us and them (that they don’t already feel against us) It is really sad that In 2019 Xenophobia is what we are still facing and discussing as a problem

“There is this subtle dislike that a lot of them (If not all) feel towards Nigerians and no matter how hard they try to hide it .. it eventually jumps out – like when AKA had a full childish grown man tantrum when they lost to Nigeria in the nations cup

“Worst part of this thing is South Africans (or any other foreign nationals) will never feel unsafe in Nigeria. We even treat foreigners better than we treat ourselves, which I believe needs to change. The rest of the world doesn’t respect us Cos we don’t respect ourselves

“Our government needs to do a whole lot better and treat this matter with urgency, the same urgency we used to fight apartheid with them in the past.

“Ah this thing Dey pain! The Europeans and the colonizers split the continent with all these borders and shit! They’ve gone back to their countries and have left us to continue the work of hurting each other to ourselves!”

Reacting to YCee’s comments, AKA quoted one of the tweets and posted a photo of himself covering himself with Nigerian flag posing in front of Fela’s image:

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He tweeted:

YCee responded by digging up and sharing screenshots of AKA’s series of tweets where he ranted about South Africa’s loss to Nigeria in the quarter-finals of 2019 African Cup of Nations.

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In the tweets, Aka had ranted about South Africans always losing to Nigerians in ‘EVERYTHING’ and said the AFCON match loss left him heartbroken.

YCee noted that such tweets coming from a celebrity is capable of spreading hatred among his countrymen.

He tweeted:

While trying to justify his claims in the tweets, AKA tweeted:

YCee then tweeted:

The Twitter war between the two rappers excited Nigerians on Twitter as they commended YCee for speaking up while other Nigerian artistes are trying to dodge the conversation.

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See some of the reactions: