In a recent episode of the Big Friday Show on Cool FM, Lagos, former Big Brother Naija star and on-air personality, Tacha, sparked controversy by referring to rappers Blaqbonez and Odumodublvck as “upcoming artistes.” The social media uproar that followed prompted Tacha to address the criticism in a video message, shedding light on the intention behind her choice of words.
Tacha, known for her unfiltered expressions, faced heavy backlash for categorizing Blaqbonez, Odumodublvck, and Shallipopi as “upcoming artistes.” In her response shared across social media platforms, she clarified that her use of the term was not intended to be condescending.
In the video message, Tacha defended her choice of words by delving into the definition of “upcoming musician” sourced from Google. She explained, “Upcoming musicians are those singers that are no longer new because they have been around for some time and promising to make it big.”
The reality star questioned the negativity surrounding the term, emphasizing her positive view of the artists. Tacha reassured her audience, stating, “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…”
As the controversy unravels, Tacha’s clarification provides insight into the intricacies of the entertainment industry, language nuances, and the impact of words in the realm of celebrity culture.