This story is odd and unexpected.
Linda Ikeji reported, exclusively, that several Nigerian celebrities had been dropped as globacom’s brand ambassadors. Other blogs, including 360nobs.com, shared the story. The publisher of 360nobs is Noble Igwe whose close friend is Rita Dominic, one of the celebrities who was dropped by Globacom.
Noble’s staff writer shared the story and prefaced the headline with a “Has Been”. The story was automatically syndicated on Igwe’s twitter timeline. Dominic, in response, allegedly targets Igwe on twitter and attacks his achievements/credentials.
See images below from Linda Ikeji.
1. Which celebrity is behaving badly? Was Noble Igwe wrong with his publishing?
2. Should publishers have such close friendships with celebrities that celebrities feel they are entitled to regulate what publishers say on their blogs/newspapers/magazines?
3. If they are that close and she was that offended, shouldn’t she have handled this issue behind close doors, instead of giving the media and blogs a “eat your heart out” at her expense and that of her friend?
Is there some aspect to this story that we are missing?
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