Natacha Akide, also known as Tacha, Big Brother Naija reality show star and on-air personality, defends her views about rappers Blaqbonez and Odumodublvck being “upcoming artistes.”
She made the clarification during her appearance on the most recent episode of Cool FM’s Big Friday Show With Tacha.
Natacha explains why she referred to Blaqbonez and Odumodublvck as ‘upcoming artistes’.
Natacha responded to the reaction on social media with a video apology, explaining that her statements were not meant to be condescending.
She supported her claim further by citing the definition of ‘upcoming artiste’ from a search engine.
“An episode from the Big Friday Show has gone viral and there’s no amount of insult I’ve not gotten. Everybody is saying, ‘Tacha called Blaqbonez an upcoming artiste. Tacha called Odumodublvck an upcoming artiste.’
“If I called them upcoming artistes, tell me, what is wrong with using the term upcoming artistes? I rushed to Google to see the meaning of the term upcoming musician: ‘Upcoming musicians are those singers that are no longer new because they have been around for some time and promising to make it big.’
“Now, how is me calling Blaqbonez an upcoming artiste me putting him down or being condescending? Blaqbonez is my guy, Odumodu is my guy, Shallipopi…”