Debo Adebayo, the social media comic and actor, who’s popularly referred to as Mr Macaroni, has defined why he was absent through the visit by a bunch of skit makers to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on the Presidential Villa on Wednesday, November 3, 2021.
He mentioned he did not attend the assembly because he was not pleased with the nation’s leaders. In a collection of Twitter posts on Friday, he wrote, “First, I don’t suppose there may be an affiliation of skit makers. If there may be, then I don’t know anything about it. And that might be nice because I’m an actor/thespian first earlier than the tag ‘skit maker’.
“So I don’t suppose people who went to see the VP with out me or anybody else meant to sideline me. I need to imagine they have been invited to see the VP by the organisers of an award ceremony the identical method I used to be invited. The one distinction is that I declined the invitation.
“The rationale I declined is easy. As a citizen, I’m not pleased with our leaders and I don’t need to affiliate with them. It’s okay if others imagine that sitting with the federal government will change sure issues and determine to strive it out. I don’t suppose they need to be crucified for that.
“I’ve simply seen an excessive amount of to know that the federal government sees and hears all the pieces. They and their staff are at all times on the Web. They know what we cry and complain about and so they do nothing about it. So, what’s going to sitting down with them to inform them what they already know change?
He added, “When politicians say they need to interact me, I at all times inform them to select a public place, the place all members of the press shall be current. In order that I can say my thoughts as I see it. When they’re begging for votes, they arrive to us publicly. So, why do you need to see me privately?’’
He maintained that his need was for Nigeria to be a greater nation for himself and different residents. He wrote, “I’m no hero or saint. I’m not good. I’m solely a involved citizen who desires a greater nation for myself and for each different Nigerian. I exploit my voice, my craft and my platform to do that and I’ve been significantly persecuted for it.
“That is who I’m. It’s who I’ve at all times been, even earlier than fame. I’ve suffered a lot for it and generally I ask myself why I’m the best way I’m. However anytime I bear in mind what number of lives I’ve been capable of impression positively, I’m at peace with myself.”
The delegation that visited Osinbajo went below the umbrella of the Nigeria Skits Trade Awards, led by its promoter, Bimbo Daramola. Different skit makers who went on the go to embrace Josh Alfred (Josh2funny), Maryam Apaokagi (Taaooma), Adebamiro Adeyanju (Mr Hyenana) and Adeyemi Elesho and Ayo Ajewole (Woli Agba).