Tonto has denied the igbo (marijuana) pictures she uploaded on social media a couple of days back, saying a fan posted them and she was merely replying her fan. Yea, right! It was also the fan who was so high that she fell off the stage in London on behalf of that fan! I believe the fact that the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has intimated the possibility of her facing a 15 year jail term if found guilty resulted in this sharp denial. The message looks like something a PR person influenced. And then after the denial she goes on and on about domestic violence! It’s too pathetic to be funny! Poko baby, social vices are more your thing, not fighting them! But whoever advised you surely has your interest at heart!
See excerpts of her message below:
As much as I would like to ignore the current issue on hemp, I think I owe well-meaning people some clarification. It is so easy the misconception that can come from a picture- the genius of technology. If you cannot find me holding a wrap of marijuana then you may want to slow down on your assumptions. We shouldn’t use our platforms to spread half-truths.
A fan wrote those words with herbs on my birthday on instagram, and I replied: “Thank you #teampoko”. Now how does someone else’s action become my crime? If I said those words (‘Mi smoke gaja mi smoke weed while my hatez smoke ma gossip’) I will stand by them but I didn’t, and just becasue it is convenient for people to believe the lies still doesn’t make it the truth. The whole thing is falsified by people who just love to have fun at other’s expense.
Personally, I have moved on to more significant things and I want you to join me. Do you know how many women suffer domestic violence in Nigeria? What can be done to stop it? Shouldn’t we try to revive the Nigerian homes so we can groom happy and confident children? I am putting the weight of my voice behind domestic violence. What about you?
Stop hitting, slapping, cursing, hurting your partner! Where is the love? Let’s restore the dignity of society with the platform given to us by God. Use that platform of yours to build awareness for more important issues.“
Dear Tonto, this whitewashing won’t stick. Apparently, you’ve realised you won’t get endorsements, gigs and government partnerships if you continue with this Hollywood wannabe lifestyle. My advice: employ a very good image consultant to clean up your image. They’ll have their job cut out for them but I think your brand is a strong one and can survive this. If Brittany Spears could do it then you can as well. We really hope this is the last we will see of this kind of publicity being linked to you.
Uwanma the Adviser/Fan!
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