Like it or not, even celebrities are humans and they feel pain too, they also get emotional. Some over the years might grow tough skins but sometimes regular bad comments and insults on social media get to them to and at some point after been pushed to the wall the fire back too and their clapbacks sometimes are gun-blazing devastating. While some fire back some at some point just leave social media to gain back their sanity.
- Damilola Adegbite: The beautiful actress and former model/beauty queen was forced to take a break from social media after months and years of battering from social media trolls after her marriage to Chris Attoh crashed. The actress isn’t one with the tough skin to cope with the scrutiny, bashing, and constant insults. She decided in 2019 to leave social media before returning back around April of 2021.
2. Jude Odion Ighalo: To date, the former Manchester United striker, and retired Super Eagles striker has locked all of his social media comments sections restricting fans and followers from commenting on his page while managing quite a private life keeping people away from his personal life. Ighalo was subject to so much cyber-bullying and insults after Russia 2018 world Cup. Ighalo since then has kept his page locked and restricted.
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3. Burna Boy:
Damini Ogulu popularly known as Burna Boy had once announced his “permanent” departure from all social media platforms, after he was bashed, trolled, and mocked for not winning the Grammy’s in 2019, for calling out Coachella in 2019 for not treating him right as an African Giant that he was.
Burna boy also in 2020, left announce Twitter that he was leaving. Yes we know he’s back, this is just to highlight the effect cyber-bulling, insults, and trolling have on some of these creatives that could sometimes lead to depression.
The Nigerian singer has since announced on his Instagram story that his social media will now be managed by management.
In April 2019, Davido revealed he’s dropping off all social distractions for a month to enable him to complete his album. he also made it known that anyone who needs to contact him should Call Lati (his manager). But before then Davido had been subject to multiple trolling be it for his lavish lifestyle, or for losing close friends, or for his music, his voice, and for many other reasons.
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5. Tiwa Savage:
Early in March 2019, Tiwa Savage unexpectedly cleared out her Instagram page leaving just three photos behind, leaving fans wondering why she took the decision. Well, she is also yet to disclose the reason. She however returned after two months, explaining to her fans that she needed a little break. Though before then Tiwa had been butt of cyber-trolling and insults. Last year she went on a major social media tirade of insults, dragging, and trolling with Pulse.Ng’s music editor Motolani Alake for criticizing her music album Celia in 2020.
6. Cynthia Morgan:
Nigerian Reggae/dancehall music sensation, Cynthia Morgan, had in 2017 revealed she plans to completely leave the internet 100% soon. In a series of tweets where the singer says the internet is killing people faster than cancer.
7. Illbliss: Odogwu did not take it lightly when a fan tweeted that he is not a rapper. The rapper famously went berserk on social media in 2016 after a fan called him out for not churning out hits. The hip-hop artiste replied, cursing that a thousand bats descend and rape his mum.
8. Jim Iyke:
Lets not forget Nollywood’s bad boy, Jim Iyke. The father-of-one shared the flier of a party on his Instagram and an Internet troll commented that Jim Iyke’s page is boring. He also called him an “asshole.”
Jim Iyke did not take the insult lightly. He went on a lengthy rant in his reply to the Internet troll. But most recently Jim Iyke broke the internet by taking his fight against the internet trolls to reality, by looking for foul-mouthed, actor and ace trolling-expert Uche Maduagwu and beating him up in real life it was an epic viewing to watch.
9. Toyin Abraham:
This actress is giving Kate Henshaw a run for her money when it comes to a show down on social media.
She recently lashed out at a fan who criticized her for leaving her husband and it was brutal.
Names were called ‘Oloriburuku’, ‘Omo ale’ and several terms best spared you off. She also once called a fan an ‘Amoeba’ following her being body-shamed
10. Caroline Danjuma:
Caroline Danjuma has been a victim of social media trolls this year. The ‘Stalker’ producer deleted her Instagram account on April 7 following a story of her husband’s alleged infidelity by blogger Stella Dimokokorkus.
The couple’s marriage has been criticised by trolls who published hateful comments on her Instagram pages. But did she keep mute? No! She even went as far as publishing a statement on she no longer ignoring negative criticisms targeted at her.
Let’s not forget her epic social media showdown with a fashion critic who called her out for wearing ridiculously cheap earrings and ‘darn’ shoes for her ‘Stalker’ movie premiere.
11. Kate Henshaw:
Fans better not mess with this diva! Kate Henshaw is hot and we aren’t talking only about real life but on social media too!
The actress started the social media war this year with an epic clap back at a Twitter user who tried insulting her Ibibo language and has not gone quiet on other trolls ever since.
Warning: If you’re not ready for a showdown don’t troll Kate. She will mess with you.
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