The city of Jos has been kept busy by the brilliant #IrepJos competition on Social media. Well over 15 contestants were running for the coverted price of a hundred thousand naira. Well, this doesn’t sound much but it does when you realise you gotta register with just 2,500 thousand naira. Fair deal.
The competition just like others, dished out rules to the contestants, one and most notably is the prohibition of getting likes through dubious means. In a way I can’t explain, some contestants were disqualified for reasons which included but not limited to getting auto likes. Some of the disqualified parties, felt really aggrieved and took to social media to express their disbelief, anger and disappointment. It was one hot moment. The social media, especially Facebook was painted red with mixed feelings from its users, some expressing their disappointment, others found it quite amusing and made fun off it.
Whatever it is, Jos is the hub of entertainment in the country even though the industry itself is not strong and it’s too early for us to start having trust issues. Wherever the issue came from, the organizers need to go back, seat around that round table, look into the matter and address it before the egg rots. Reputations needs to be protected.
Below are some screenshots from Facebook.