How I Handle Trolls – BBNaija Star, Tega Dominic

Tega Dominic, a former Big Brother Naija housemate, has spoken up about internet trolls.

She said she handles trolls by laughing at them. She recounted a period when her management tweeted that her mental health was being affected and she was not comfortable with it.

According to her, that tweet was false and her posts were a reflection of how she felt during that period. Ogidan made these statements on her talk show, ‘The Pandora Show’.

tegaShe said, “There was a time my management made a tweet about my mental health being affected. When I read that tweet, I said to myself, ‘Me, mental health? Where is my mental health going? How did it happen?’ I told them (management) that they didn’t show me before tweeting. They said it was because they knew I would not allow them to put out the tweet. They said at that time it was the best idea to go through.

“Sometimes, I don’t forgive myself; I feel like fighting myself for that single tweet. I cannot be saying something that is not real. Anything I tweet is how I feel at that moment. I don’t think I can say I am emotional when I am not. It’s not possible.”

She also recounted how she and her son were bullied on Instagram, stating, “There was this time someone bullied me and my son. I went to the person’s page and realised that the person recently opened the account. In my mind I was like, ‘This person cannot even face me with his real account and speak to me directly’. That means I am way above the person. You will never see someone who has a blue tick on Instagram bullying another person. I just gave myself courage and said, ‘This cannot be it’.

“I may be getting trolled and my assistant or sister will come to my room and see me laughing. I have fine legs and I may look at the troll’s legs and say to myself, ‘My legs are even finer and this one is talking’. There is always something to massage my ego. I have never seen trolling and bullying in my life like the past one year. The people that have been there before me, I wonder what they have been facing.”


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