When a few days ago Nigerian Afro soul singer Omawumi treated fans to her own version of Adele’s hit “Hello”, with a helping hand from E-Kelly and a touch of Nigerian reggae beat, we bet she wasn’t expecting to have an unlikely fan be the butt of Twitter backlash over her cover. The single was well received by Nigerian music fans. So far, nothing out of the ordinary. Until Sean Tizzle took to Twitter, that is, not only to commend Omawumi but to go one step further and call Adele’s version (the original, in case you weren’t too sure!) “weak”. And that’s when the Nigerian Twitter hit back.
Angered by Sean Tizle’s lofty claim, Nigerians took to Twitter to dish out his fair share of trolling.
@iamseantizzle you don fvck up. Omawumi sang a cover of Adele’s song. If Adele didn’t sing Hello, there’d be no Hello cover so STFU !!!
— Niklaus Mikaelson (@lifeofolukunle) November 12, 2015
Sean Tizzle be like: The Michael Kors bag made in Aba is stronger The original one doesn’t last — Gbesimi (@ayomi36) November 13, 2015
Sean Tizzle in his attempt to “Support Africans” will make the world think we are Uneducated.
— G! (@meka_george) November 13, 2015
Sean tizzle entered Twitter last night like.. And TwitterNG took him out like…. pic.twitter.com/buSdUPvwWP
— BÒBÒ WANDÉ (@whizzking) November 13, 2015
This should be a good reply to Sean tizzle pic.twitter.com/qwBDWFPDUW
— Dotun. (@Tomoss6) November 12, 2015
LOL. I’m just here wondering how Adele made a weak version of her own song. Logic of Sean Tizzle pic.twitter.com/pjlcBXjaG7
— Chidi Okereke (@Chydee) November 13, 2015
While most were keen to tweet their amazement at Sean Tizzle’s sentiments, a few level-headed fans showed sympathy:
I believe Sean Tizzle was tryna find the right word when ‘weak’ just came out like that unedited… This one everyone is blasting him
— Noel Praise (@NPBlaze) November 13, 2015
Sean Tizzle made a pretty dumb statement, but he also made Perfect Gentleman so he gets a pass
— uché (@mynameisuche) November 12, 2015
Sean Tizzle I’m happy for you in advance. You’ll be on Linda Ikeji’s blog shortly😊
— A God. (@Mys_p) November 12, 2015
Sean Tizzle slander is just more proof that anybody that doesn’t have the same opinion as the majority is ‘stupid’
— ♉OPTIMUS DREYY♉ (@iDREYY) November 13, 2015
Currently, both Omawumi and Sean Tizzle are trending on Naija Twitter, as for those who are still in the dark about Omawumi’s brilliant Adele cover, check it out now.