Nigerian celebrity social media can be an immersive world, replete with banter, jokes, and anecdotes. From Funmi Iyanda tweeting about the rural poor earlier in the week, with usual cerebral panache, to El Nathan counter-trolling that he is gay.
On Instagram, celebrities mirror back our mass, social media-obsessed culture. And for Nollywood actress Rukky Sanda, whose followership count is peaking towards a million, appearance on the platform is undoubtedly essential. Yesterday, Rukky Sanda woke up feeling like it’s her birthday and boy did she post a picture to that effect, all millennial-pink glam. But the problem was that the post was scattered with “Tz,” a lazy, compressed version of “It’s.”
Woke Up Feeling Like Tz My Bdy So i Decided to Dress d part* Lol! I Don’t Care, Tz My Birthday Today… Infact tz my birthday everyday**** If u see me, u better tell me Happy Freaking Birthday***😩😂😂Happy Birthday To Me,Long Life, Love, Joy, Peace, Happiness, Wisdom, Grace, Prosperity, Wealth, Health, Shmoneyz, Diamonds, All Around Blessings, Favor* 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍This That*** tz my birthday all day*tz my birthday forever* 🦋 Everyday Will Be A Celebration* #straightFACTs*** #GodIsTooGood….🤸♀️💃🏻🔥 child of grace* #issaMood* #dontKillmyVibe* #kill•A•Ram*🐏💅✌
It felt like her post was chewed up by something with jagged teeth, and then spat out. Omotola, God bless her, put Rukky on the right grammatical path, but with a dose of friendly banter. And what are friends for if they can’t openly correct your grammar on social media?