Monday, 9 March 2015

Ali Baba blasts 4 journalists who criticised his Urhobo traditional attire to AMVCA 2015

We must give a thumb up to Ali Baba for this. It's about time we started changing our colonial mentality. The comedian went on instagram page to explain how he blasted some journalists who told him the Urhobo traditional attire he wore to the AMVCAs over the weekend was inappropriate...

"Trust you had a great weekend. I did. And had been looking forward to sharing something with you. So, I have also been looking for a clear picture of me that was taken at the #AMVCA ... The closest I could come upon is this courtesy @NET... But it's not about the picture itself. It was about someone who claims to be a Fashion Critic...... who made a comment that I thought I should harp on. She said, "Bros, didn't you get the invite? It said 'black tie' "... herself and a few of her fashion buffs had a laugh at my expense. So I let the laugh settle down and I asked, did you read the part that said "black tie or Glamorous?" I then saw one of them quickly bring her card holder invite holder out, read the dress code portion and shoved it back in the case. The dumbest of the four, who is also on television, said something like, but this is not glamorous. So I pointed at Kunle Afolayan, who was decked in AGBADA. And she was sucked in to my trick. "Eheeeeen! That is glamorous." Her cronies agreed. So I dropped my joker. 'Really? So it's only the traditional attire from the YORUBA or Hausa speaking part of Nigeria that is glamorous? Is that what you were taught in school? Or is that the position of your media house? Or is that all your knowledge about fashion availed you? May be you are TRIBALISTIC. May be you think AFRICANS must look like a white man to be glamorous! May be you have no values! By the way, I thought this was an AFRICAN magic viewers' choice awards (notice the capital letters)? At this point, 2 of them started that line that signals they had gotten the message... "Bros you are correct, but you know we were just teasing you. HABA! Can't you take a joke?" My point was made and I walked off. The problem we have in this country is not totally our government's failures. It is also the failure of many of us to know what is important to us as AFRICANS and what we should value in our culture. ATTIRE for journalist WEY no recognize glamorous ATTIRE. As for any journalist that thinks dressing in my traditional outfit meant for special occasions is not glamorous, please check a dictionary and revert!#broadcasters #fashionPolice #AfricanCulture #UrhoboAttire #