Dr. Oby Ezekwesili was slut-shamed by Segalink in 2014, and now she’s given us proof showing how despicable he is

Twitter has been abuzz with Dr. Oby Ezekwesili and Segalink exchanging words since Tuesday, with their supporters staunchly taking sides. It all started when Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde criticized Buhari’s administration for making Nigeria hellish for Nigerians. Because of that, the actress got some backlash from a pocket of internet users who have resorted to slut-shaming so that she can be silenced.


The #BringBackOurGirls co-convener replied Gimba Kakanda’s tweet defending Jalade-Ekeinde, while also dredging up how Segalink slut-shamed her years ago.

And here’s Dr. Ezekwesili dropping receipts like it’s hot:

Dr. Ezekwesili is still one of the boldest faces for the #BringBackOurGirls campaign, and only recently the Chibok abduction saga had its fifth year anniversary wherein 112 schoolgirls were kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014. For that, she’s amassed fame and public goodwill because. She’s also human and fallible, and although she’s not everyone’s favourite person, seeing tweets from Segalink slut-shaming her is utterly disgusting but not entirely surprising.

Men have routinely demeaned and invalidated women’s achievement or towering status by slut-shaming them, the idea that a woman’s money, position, or asset must have been acquired by her sleeping with men. It’s the double standard and rampant sexism that women constantly face as they try to navigate our deeply patriarchal society, because men are not denigrated and their achievements belittled even when they are sexually promiscuous. It’s a norm for men to be sexually adventurous.

From within Segalink’s support base on Twitter, there have been calls for him to apologise to Dr. Ezekwesili. At the time of writing this piece though, the #EndSARS campaigner is yet to do so. Nothing about Segalink surprises me. Some on social media have called him a fraud, and remember when he was selective about his human rights ”activism” at the expense of LGBTQ Nigerians? 

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