Sometimes things happen so fast in Nigeria it’s difficult to follow sequence of events.
Someone correct me if I’m wrong, please: Femi Fani-Kayode waded into the Lagos deportation debacle and said things certain people considered detrimental to the Ibos and in his defence he stated that he has no problems with Ibo people as he had been ‘intimate’ with certain notable Ibo women in the past including a well known former beauty queen, right?
Okay, dude, telling the whole world about what you’ve done with whom in the past is totally not cool.
We have written this because we believe Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode is a gentleman.
We at urnaija have great respect for Mr. Fani-Kayode, publishing his brilliant piece on the child marriage saga, in which he took on some of his former colleagues. Besides, of all the prominent Nigerians who spoke out against the issue, FKK was one of the very few who were on point. Most others were giving the impression that the Senate passed a bill to legalise child marriage, which wasn’t the case.
He had demonstrated such boldness in the past with his take on the Woolwich, England murder involving Michael Adebolajo and another. Not everyone would agree with his summation but he spoke out his mind.
Talking about your intimacy with other people should be the exclusive preserve of wannabe celebrities and Z-list actors trying to promote some trashy production that critics have already consigned into the entertainment dustbin and not an act a former minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria should engage in.
During a cheesy interview session, a former Chancellor of the Exchequer was asked by a British journalist how many women he had slept with in the past. He gave a smile and said, “a gentleman never kisses and tell.”
We are aware of the fact that Mr. Fani-Kayode has apologised to the women involved…but it’s too little, too late. It has become a matter that will never go away.
FKK can take consolation in this however, in a country where an elaborate birthday party was held for a former governor currently serving a prison sentence and a convicted murderer is being celebrated after receiving what might turn out to be a temporary reprieve, ‘chatting rubbish’ cannot even be considered a crime and would quickly be forgiven.
As a matter of fact, we think another lucrative political appointment is beckoning.