One of the things that Nigeria Twitter is very popular for is the random banter and persistent dragging across tribes and while it never goes beyond what it is, these random ‘bants and dragging’ somehow has an impact on how some tribes perceive other tribes.
Arewa Twitter is trending and one of the things that could come to mind is either there is another tribal war or just some Arewa Twitter users expressing how they are the best among other tribes. In this trend, there is no tribal war, however, there is an exploration of Arewa Twitter, Nigerians from the ‘North side’ and the perceived wealth that looms in the region.
Arewa Twitter using pictures to remind us that they're the ones with the money💰 in this country. pic.twitter.com/pzQmZ2z8g7
— Professional Beggar (@Sheddi_younG) May 25, 2020
Ladies and gentlemen this is areas… Arewa twitter pic.twitter.com/OuJ61zOQvf
— uncrowned king🌠👑 (@KingNurr) May 25, 2020
Following several viral photos that show luxurious lifestyles and expensive items, many Nigerians on Twitter have reacted to the photos which proceeded from Arewa Twitter. While this trend has birthed many other topics on Twitter, Nigerians, Igbos and Yorubas alike have expressed what the photos meant to them and how their perception of the north is.
After going through those pictures on arewa twitter, i just discovered that this life no balance.
— Samuel Mbah (@Mbahdeyforyou) May 25, 2020
No noise, Just class
Arewa Twitter are the real sinzu money
No 🎩. pic.twitter.com/iYfZwArIjR
— Victor Babatunde (@vhic_tore) May 25, 2020
Southern and Arewa twitter saga I guess is coming to an end, with just 3 pictures we've disrupt that mentality they have on us as uneducated people and all.
Now they've finally come to realise that our ladies don't need to show off their body to look astonishing….
— BOSSMAN (@Capt_Aliyu) May 25, 2020
3 Rolls Royces and 7 BMWs all in one compound?
These elite Arewa Twitter people have generational wealth passed on to them, and their lineage cannot suffer.
In case you haven’t heard it enough already, this life no balance at all.
— Iseunife The First (@Shawnifee) May 25, 2020
When you go to the North and see how large these Arewa twitter and media rats live; you will be very ashamed for their Southern counterparts for all they do for only 30k a month including dragging their father's mate!
— Olushola Olufolabi (@olushola_shola) May 25, 2020
I know say Arewa people get money o, I no argue.
But if you wan see silent unknown rich men, go to Balogun Market in Lagos.
Rich man wey get 15 mansions scattered around the country go wear shorts look like house boy de call you “aunty abeg buy from me, I never chop today”.
— Peng Man 🔥 (@pengmanmodel) May 25, 2020
But of course, Arewa Twitter can not be trending without a few comparisons with other tribes and states. Some Twitter users were of the opinion that there are quite a number of very wealthy people from other tribes and places in Nigeria who are mostly silent about their wealth. While it seems like Northerners aren’t mostly about showing off their wealth, whenever they do, there is always the question of how wealthy the northerners are.
You see as Arewa Twitter dey snap with Rolls Royce and Co. Dem no cover plate number but you wey stand near Toyota Corolla 2002 model go carry amotekun badge cover plate number like sey dem wan tiff the car
— Your Homeboy (@__IamOgar) May 25, 2020
I wonder if Arewa is the reason your own leaders do nothing but build houses and stash monies abroad. Maybe Arewa is why NDDC cannot account for its allocation over the years, why your governors have nothing to show for IGR, FAAC and other funds. Mscheew!
— Àṣàkẹ́ (@Omodayo29) May 25, 2020
Abi I should just migrate to Arewa Twitter to secure my PS5. pic.twitter.com/DH85iqXtzw
— Omoniyi Israel (@__Omoissy) May 24, 2020
The rich kids of Arewa Twitter are flaunting their parents wealth and everyone is praising them👀
But if Adeleke pikin or Otedola pikin flaunt their papa wealth na War.
O wrong naaaw😂 pic.twitter.com/AsA4JfqAac
— TYCOON RAZZI⭐🎲 (@TycoonRazzi) May 25, 2020
Another side to this trend is the political part where many Nigerians on Twitter pointed out that with all the wealth flowing in the North, it is, however, an eyesore what the north represents in Nigeria. Raising the case of Almajiris in the north, many Twitter users pointed out that all that wealth should be channeled at helping the poor and those in need. Some were also of the opinion that Arewa Twitter really has nothing to offer on the timeline if not to flaunt their inherited generational wealth.
Arewa Twitter are the Richest and Poorest in Nigeria at the same damn time
— Suzzette (@queensuzzette) May 24, 2020
It’s only Yoruba and igbo people all this sarz do harass, you see all this display of Rolls Royce and BMW by Arewa Twitter, if reverse was the case Omo na investigation you dey call upon yourself 🤣💔💀
— Engineer Tolu Tezzy_ 💧 (@tolutezzy_) May 25, 2020
It is perceived that the northerners are the richest and also the poorest in Nigeria. There are however, no facts to back these claims as there are both rich and poor people in every part of the country. These Twitter bants, many have come to agree, are mostly for fun, however, they do have a huge impact on the way many people react to situations and the way people think about other tribes that are not theirs.
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