Taaoma, a comedian, has apologised to Nigerians who were offended by her visit to Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.
Fans chastised Taaooma for visiting Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the White House with other comedians, accusing them of siding with politicians.’
In response to a tweet from activist Rinu Oduala accusing the skit producers of posing as though they were going to speak on behalf of Nigerian youngsters, Taaooma said that she first cancelled but then decided to attend the visit, which is based on publicly for an award.
She tweeted ;
Hey guys, I’m apologizing once again. I had clear intentions and nothing more.
I was going to wallow in my “shame” and keep mute. But with the way it’s going, it seems the wound will keep getting deep. The organizer of the “skit awards” needed more publicity for the event, secured a meeting with the VP and invited so many “skit makers”
I also declined at first as many others. But then, at the die minute, I gave it a rethink: what if I pull a Trojan? Gain access to the state house with this “skit awards” thingy and say mymind on hot issues. Unfortunately for us, after passing through many security checks all our Electronic devices were collected. I couldn’t even go live or record videos. All I did was do what others didn’t want to. And trust me, the VP himself was shocked when I started speaking about those issues as that wasn’t his expectations.
I’m really sorry if I have offended anyone by going that way, but I achieved my aim. I said all I could straight to the VP. The VP’s media team were in charge of photos and videos, I might have fully declined if I knew that I won’t be able to go in with my camera or phone.
The pictures taken after were sent to the “skit awards” PR team.
That’s why the photos went out before we got our own hands on it.
I started getting tags and some even said I was being “called out”.
My plan was to get the video as soon as it’s ready and post it. But I had no choice than to immediately post the available photo and state what happened at the meeting.
I hope when the video is ready, everyone will know I’m saying nothing but the truth and my conscience is clear.
Once again, I apologize deeply to everyone who felt disappointed.