In terms of publicity, there’s no limit to what some artists or celebrities will do to capture people’s attention. In the world of social media where there are various activities occurring simultaneously, thereby cutting short the attention span of many, people (artists/celebrities) go the extra length to do desperate things in order to trend or direct attention toward themselves.
One of the most effective ways of gaining the attention of people is to throw in a financial incentive or basically anything that’s highly rewarding namely giveaways. So far, it has been the most effective form of marketing campaign. Several brands make use of giveaways all the time to connect with their audience and customers.
Some weeks back, Nigerian singer MC Galaxy was heavily criticized by many fans and social media users for asking girls to go naked on Instagram live for a certain amount of money. A number of celebrities including Nollywood actress Toyin Abraham condemned the singer for supporting and promoting the nudity of women.
Although MC Galaxy came out to state that he never asked his fans or anyone to go naked or strip themselves on Instagram live for money. According to him, he usually does Instagram live videos every Friday to connect with his fans. He claimed that he does it to provide an avenue for people to show off their skills; singing, rapping, dancing. He placed no price tag on it at first but after being impressed by a lady, he gifted her N20,000.
This continued for some time and the Sekem hitmaker regularly rewarded anyone who did something outstanding until a lady joined the live video naked. MC Galaxy revealed that he ended the video out of fear, but after his fans bombarded the comment section that they wanted her, he allowed the lady to call back. As a matter of fact, one of the singer’s friends promised to give the girl who danced naked N50,000. And that was how it began.
Controversy stirred on Saturday morning when social media users took to their various platforms to attack MC Galaxy because an actress, Etinosa, joined his Instagram live video naked. Many people censured him and placed all the blame on him for not ending the video. In the video, the actress could be seen and heard saying that MC Galaxy should not end the video.
TwitterNG: MC Galaxy is a predator. She was drunk.
Logic:but she already said she was gonna strip since afternoon.
TwitterNG: Mc Galaxy degraded her and destroyed her soul!!
Etinosa: I am expressive with my body!!
TwitterNG: MC Galaxy is to blame!!!
— Mazi Marvin the Paranoid Android (@Boboye_Ak) March 16, 2019
I just saw a video where Etinosa sexually harassed MC Galaxy and threatened to Finish him if he ended the video call 😥.
Can anyone reach out to him to see how he’s doing??
— Stanlee Cule (@nauzystan) March 16, 2019
Actress Etinosa goes naked on MC Galaxy’s Instagram live video pic.twitter.com/NB9dhN2g1W
— Uncle Suru (@unclexofficial) March 16, 2019
A full grown woman (Etinosa) said she would strip for Mc Galaxy and she kept her word.
Nothing illegal happened.
Yet some people are pained on her behalf and bashing the man. Men go through the most tbh.
— Karo’s Effect (@osakaromen) March 16, 2019
etinosa is mad
mc galaxy is mad
people who watched the live video are mad
people who were commenting on the live video are mad.
bunch of flagrant perverted unbridled psychopaths
— Uncle Next Door™ (@Raremeaster) March 16, 2019
I wanted to overlook this Etinosa and Mc Galaxy thing,I would eventually pull all my tweets down.
One thing I want you to take is, as long as no one was forced, it shouldn’t be an issue.
If a girl wants to go naked out of her own free will, let her be.
Quit judging people.
— Sally (@is_salsu) March 16, 2019
Before you start saying #etinosa was Intoxicated Blah Blah Blah. See her comment 4 days ago after the First Incident about McGalaxY’s Live Video. Clearly they both Planned it pic.twitter.com/wHSttgMP86
— Bodak Orange (I Follow Back) (@bodakorange_) March 16, 2019
The funniest part of the trending Etinosa/MC Galaxy live Video was where she was shouting, “I don pull am o, see I don pull am” like she won a trophy by taking off her pants 😂😂😂
— Ajakaye AJAKSJOSH Joshua (@iamajaksjosh) March 16, 2019
Mc galaxy and Etinosa planned this ahead so let’s rest pic.twitter.com/9cc28GjsiN
— THE SHOE PLUG 🔌 (@fasionempire) March 16, 2019
Aware of being on IG_live? ✔️
Was she forced? ❌
Was she threatened? ❌
Does she gives a flying f? ❌
But who gets dragged – Mc Galaxy
Who gets pitied – Etinosa
I don’t understand this generation pic.twitter.com/abo9DMNek3
— 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐁𝐚𝐥𝐨𝐠𝐮𝐧 † (@Just_Adams_) March 16, 2019
MC Galaxy was minding his business on IG
The babe just came from nowhere to display her private parts in his face
He must traumatized
Etinosa should be sued for sexual harassment
My thoughts and prayers go to MC Galaxy, sending him love and light❤💫🙏
— Tega🔥 (@_ehte__) March 16, 2019
Reportedly, the 1st is Etinosa’s comment on Mc Galaxy page 4days who when people are dragging him for the Naked Campaign
And the 2nd is her comment on Tunde Ednut’s page after she stripped naked.
So are we still putting blame on Galaxy, Alcohol & Depression? pic.twitter.com/ltGeR1rnk0
— Prof. Yinka (@GalacticoNG) March 16, 2019
— Castrol Tv (@castroltv) March 16, 2019
Now, I’m not in support of MC Galaxy or Etinosa or the idea of going nude live on Instagram. The entirety of the situation is a wankfest. As much as they are both denying it, it’s obvious they did it for the publicity. Is there a problem with that? Maybe. But is it illegal? Of course not. They are adults and they both made a decision without anyone being coerced. Some people believed that Etinosa was drunk which was possibly what influenced her decision to go naked, pushing all the blame to the MC Galaxy. The actress has, however, discarded such claims, stating that she was in her sane mind.
What upsets me most is that MC Galaxy has been called all sorts of names. He has been bashed terribly as if he’s the only person to be blamed. Etinosa has incessantly said that she went nude live on her own accord. She even commented on the singer’s page, informing him that she was going to strip on his Instagram live video. It’s not far-fetched to think that it was planned between them. Why then is no one holding her accountable? Is it impossible to put the blame on the both of them? Both MC Galaxy and Etinosa are culpable and should be criticized. It is counterintuitive to hold one party responsible for something that involves two parties.
We need to do better as a people. Our standards are ridiculous and we ought to be more pragmatic in our judgment. Etinosa should be blamed as much as MC Galaxy.