Recently evicted Big Brother Naija All-Stars reality show housemate, Venita Akpofure, has apologized to the Tiv people of Benue State and beyond for her controversial comment about the their way of life.
Beyond Boders recalls that Venita mentioned that “Tiv men give their wives to visitors for entertainment purposes,” while at the BBnaija house.
This statement did not go down well with the Tiv people, as some threatened legal actions against her.
The reality TV star in a post-eviction interview, said she was misquoted, while regretting her “careless” comment.
She emphasized that she is not denigrating the Tiv people, as her two daughters are Tiv.
“The statement I made about Tiv people got twisted a bit. My daughters are actually Tiv. There’s no way I will be trying to make any kind of malicious or slanderous comment towards their people. Actually, in my season, we did a whole play around the Tor Tiv coronation, which I participated in and was super excited about.
“So, you know, sometimes you will say something, maybe it is a little bit carelessly. And I think it got really misconstrued. And for those that are offended by it, I’m regretful about that.”
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