Seyi hinted that his sons would act promiscuously with someone’s daughter in his statement.
Simi vented her frustration on Twitter, saying Seyi’s comments were unsettling and dangerous. She claimed that he should be disciplined for uttering such offensive remarks. Simi also remarked that Seyi’s opinions lacked substance and called out his hypocritical behavior. Her response demonstrates how concerned she is about how such words may affect societal attitudes and ideals.
“They need to actually hold this agbaya down and flog him until he forgets his last name,” she wrote in her tweet. Also,
They need to actually hold this agbaya down and flog him until he forgets his last name.
Also, “Not my daughter in Jesus name” is crazy. Imagine your skull wasting because nothing is inside.
— Simi (@SympLySimi) August 20, 2023
Simi’s tweet was a reaction to the viral video clip featuring Seyi from Big Brother Naija All Stars, where he was seen discussing his controversial perspective with fellow housemates Whitemoney and Soma.
He said to them, “I gave birth to a boy first and he will f**k your daughter. They go come meet me say, Daddy, I need the Benz. I’ll give them the Benz, I’ll give them the key to the guesthouse, they go go run train on people daughter. I’m giving birth to boys and they go dey f**k people daughter.”
After the clip made rounds on social media, outrage ensued as social media users condemned Seyi for his misogynistic statements, hinting at his overall lack of respect for women. Even the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency (DSVA), strongly condemned his comment.
The press release from Seyi Awolowo’s team attempting to clarify his intentions reflects the need for context and understanding in any public discourse.