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Verification tick removal: Tony Elumelu, Peter Okoye, others react
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Verification tick removal: Tony Elumelu, Peter Okoye, others react

Following the removal of the blue check from Twitter accounts of thousands of public figures, Nigerian entrepreneur, Tony Elumelu and singer, Peter Okoye have reacted to the disappearance of their

  • PublishedApril 21, 2023

Following the removal of the blue check from Twitter accounts of thousands of public figures, Nigerian entrepreneur, Tony Elumelu and singer, Peter Okoye have reacted to the disappearance of their verification badge.

Elon Musk had on Thursday followed through on his final date for the removal of the free Blue badge removal.

Public figures including Pope Francis, former president Donald Trump, singers Justin Bieber, Katy Perry and soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo were among those affected.

In Nigeria, a number of celebrities, industry leaders and politicians including Wizkid, Davido, Burna Boy, Tony Elumelu, Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Peter Obi were not spared either.

Reacting, Elumelu expressed shock waking up to see that his verification badge is gone.

“Woke up to see that my verification tick has disappeared. Wahala!”

Peter Okoye, fondly known as Mr. P, stressed the business ideology of the move from Twitter, saying “Elon Musk is a BUSINESS MAN Period!

Singer Chike, also affected by the policy, was bemused at the disappearance of his badge.

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