BBNaija All Stars: Venita apologises to Tivs over derogatory comment


Evicted Big Brother Naija All Stars housemate, Venita Akpofure, has apologised to the Tiv people over her controversial comment about the culture of the tribe.

DAILY POST recalls that Venita sparked controversy after asserting on the reality show that “Tiv men give their wives to visitors for entertainment purposes”.

The apex Tiv socio-cultural organisation, Mdzough U Tiv, Lagos State Branch, and the member representing Makurdi/Guma Federal Constituency of Benue State in the House of Representatives, Hon. Dickson Tarkighir, had threatened legal actions against Venita.

In a post-eviction interview with media personality, Hero Daniels, the mother of two said she regrets her “careless” comment especially as her daughters are Tiv.

She said, “The statement I made about Tiv people got twisted a bit. My daughters are actually Tiv. There’s no way I will be trying to make any kind of malicious or slanderous comment towards their people. Actually, in my season we did a whole play around the Tor Tiv coronation which I participated in and was super excited about.

“So, you know, sometimes you will say something maybe it is a little bit carelessly. And I think it got really misconstrued. And for those that are offended by it, I’m regretful about that.”


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