by ‘Ifreke Inyang [@Ifreke] and Wilfred Okiche
@1soulmusicfilm: “@DONJAZZY pls don’t talk again…”
Two days back, Don Jazzy trended briefly at number 3 worldwide. And no, it wasn’t for dropping another party banger, the ace producer made news for engaging in the sequel of verbal wars with some of his followers.
He posted a tweet following the news that the one week strike against the removal of fuel subsidy had been called off. The last time anyone heard from him on the issue was about two weeks ago when he tweeted that he regretted voting the current government into power. He came under a backlash from his followers and this time was no different even though he might have been trying to work out a damage control technique.
The MoHits CEO posted a tweet that read: “The God that we serve sees all what happens behind close doors. One day breeze go blow and fowl yansh go open. Dem say strike is over. hmmm. May God be with us all… and on other issues. I missed you guys.”
Aww, an affectionate message but that was all it took for his followers to descend on him via the social networking site.
First, a certain tweeter with the handle, @dharyor, tweeted at him and said: “See @DONJAZZY ooo… After all dis days…”
Don Jazzy replied: “I dont get. na for twitter we go solve our problems?”
He could have easily returned to his silent routine after that but after another follower, @wcezy, asked him if he was happy that the strike was over, there was no stopping the verbal blows that followed.
@wcezy: “@DONJAZZY strike over. are u happy?”
@DONJAZZY: “Yes and No. we might not get another chance like this again to fight.”
Controversial singer, Kelly Hansome who has been in a few scrapes with Don Jazzy and his Mo’Hits crew took to his own Twitter account, @KellyHandsome and tweeted: ‘’Those that are the loudest in their threats are the weakest in their actions, meaning when I’m silent, Run!! Even if you’re a Don, Run.’’
He continued, ‘’Holding a walking stick don’t make you a Don. Na who fight for war front dey know the real sound of a Gun. Don’t be my scapegoat..LMFAO’’
Being the colourful character that Don Jazzy is, he tweeted: ‘’I don talk the matter finish mehn. If u still dey vex for me, check ur head. Good day.’’
@MonsieurUwem: “Baba no vex @DONJAZZY people are just frustrated o.”
Don Jazzy tweeted back: “Who isnt? u think im not?”
As more and more tweeters got on his case, he found it hard to respond to them one on one and resorted to tweeting general responses, it definately felt like the most we’ve ever heard directly from him. Some of them included:
@DONJAZZY: My TL has just showed me dat some of us dont know what our problem really is. If spitting venom on here is going to help. pls go ahead
@DONJAZZY: If only u have an idea wot I’ve been tru for saying I regret my vote alone. yet some of u re here chatting dust.
@DONJAZZY: Rather than face the problems some dey attack me? and yet u say u re ready for a revolution? come on
@DONJAZZY: If dem snipe me now the best y’all can do is put up avatars and say eyaaa RIP. then wot next? will u feed d multitude depending on me? plsss
@DONJAZZY: U tweet and it stays online. i tweet and it ends up on a newspaper in Aso Rock. And i did the best i could. u want me to now over do?
@DONJAZZY: Naaaaa some of us re not ready for this change we shout about mehn.
@DONJAZZY: I don talk the matter finish mehn. if u still dey vex for me, check ur head. Good day.
Here are some of the other tweets that were directed at him:
@dududazzzle: @DONJAZZY this is a pure igbo cunning way of life, he was silent cos u took money from GEJ that nah sure thing.
@1soulmusicfilm: @DONJAZZY pls don’t talk again always act dum like u use 2. Any info u wanna pass speak 2 dbanj 2 his ear n he ll tell us. Beta like dat.
@Mishdoo: Oh, its Donjazzy they’ve chosen to frustrate today? Must be the boredom. Blood thirsty scavengers!
@Ruud_bishop: @DONJAZZY Bros your tweet enter aso rock? u suppose collect national honours maybe GCON would be ok for u
@iAmCirce: Donjazzy, pls share recharge cards…I’m sure some u’ll get some of ur disciples back =))
@morinsolaawe: @DONJAZZY Ode!!! During d protest whr were u o!!!
@ThatGuySeff: But DonJazzy chose d wrong time 2 tweet, He made himself look like a coward #MyOpinion
@omojuwa: @DONJAZZY is not your problem. Don’t miss the point. Our collective ignorance was. #OccupyNigeria