Uche Jombo’s Instagram post this morning reveals the bitter truth about the wickedness of social media impersonators.
It is not new that many celebrities get impersonated on social media around the world, from Nicki Minaj to Beyonce. Even people who are not yet celebs also get impersonated.
The evil of impersonation stared us all in the eye when news of the demise of Nollywood actor, Muna Obiekwe first reached us as his impersonator announced through a fake twitter account that he was alive and well. Confusion followed.
Uche gave her account of the ordeal below;
“On Sunday (after confirming Muna’s death) when I picked up my phone to call Nonso Diobi to get off Twitter since I was hurting and didn’t understand why he was tweeting/answering the FAKE Muna’s account, I had no idea I was visiting an impersonation story that has been going on for over three years, when I promised Nonso Diobi I was going to help him come back to Twitter I had no idea we were dealing with a real IDENTITY theft story. This person is not only a thief he is also heartless… He was also the person tweeting from the fake Muna’s account to make his fake Nonso Diobi’s account look real, we can all imagine his joy when blogs picked up his tweets, quoting him as Nonso Diobi. If you are following him on Twitter or Instagram you are following an ID thief. Unfollow him and report him as spam account.”
Now, what the Nigerian actress and film producer has written above should be taken very seriously. So the question on your mind might be, “How do I know the real Nonso Diobi’s account?”
Uche explains “the fake account has double (2) underscores.” The fake account also has more followers.
It is high time other Nigeria celebrities began to come out and explain how their fans can identify their real social media accounts because they all have impersonators. Ridding the Nigerian entertainment front of these pests will take a collective effort from us all.