IK Osakioduwa is currently getting his edges snatched all over social media over a tasteless joke he made while hosting the AMVCA 2018.
IK Osakioduwa is one of Nigeria’s established comperes – he’s charming, funny and gets the crowd going. He even sang for one of the guests at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards on Saturday, LOL! As entertaining as they can be, we can’t seem to understand why Nigerian hosts and comedians can’t seem to avoid problematic jokes. And IK sadly, falls under this category.
During Falz’ performance at the AMVCA, his back up singers ended the set with a flirty pose with the singer. After commending Falz for his performance, IK went on to make a joke that most people on Twitter found offensive.
“In my next life I want to be a music artiste so I can have irresponsible girls dancing around me”.
The fact that he singled out the dancers as irresponsible looks hella sexist and here’s what people said about it.
After Falz Performance at the #AMVCA2018:
IK Osak(Host) said "In my next life I want to be a music artiste so I can have irresponsible girls dancing around me"
My thoughts: I find this very insulting, not because am a professional dancer or model or vixen but because am a woman
— South East Boss Lady (@SEastBossLady) September 1, 2018
Upon seeing the backlash, IK tweeted what seemed like an apology and girl, issa mess! *SIGH*
Hey Tweeps, I think I need to apologise for the joke about the dancers I want in my life. I was just saying I like 'Bad' girls (Who doesn't ??), Sorry to the people it offended. Please don't get in your feelings about it. Let's not kill ourselves over my adjectives.
— Ik Osakioduwa (@ik_osakioduwa) September 1, 2018
And just in case there is some parent out there misusing my words with their children. Let me be clear. I’m a huge supporter of the arts in ALL forms (INCLUDING DANCING). Being an artiste DOES NOT make anyone “irresponsible”. Please support your kids dreams/talents.
— Ik Osakioduwa (@ik_osakioduwa) September 2, 2018
Unfortunately for him, his “apology” only made people roast him even harder and Twitter users have been going in on him since Saturday.
This is actually worse than not apologising at all. https://t.co/rMn17lKqda
— Sir Slay (@TheBlackHermit) September 2, 2018
But every time @ik_osakioduwa is on a stage he doesn't fail to disparage women and show how misogynistic he is. It's just that Nigeria/Africa has largely been tolerant of misogyny. IK can't wake up and see that things are changing and less people will tolerate it. He will learn https://t.co/KHKyEGCvTn
— #SmallGirlBigGod (@CheRox) September 2, 2018
What makes the girls “bad” Ik? Being professional dancers??
My friend, learn to apologize properly or keep quiet. Even in your “apology” you are sexist and condescending. You won’t get away with this bullshit anymore so you better learn. Nonsense!!! https://t.co/mYDhSDxaxr
— Ada Akunne (@SheisBoki) September 2, 2018
You cannot hide/package misogyny for long.
It must cast in one way or the other.
Like how IK Osakioduwa was quick to assume that the female dancers Falz had on stage with him are "irresponsible girls".
His apology was so poor, it would have been better if he said nothing
— Serious Bants ?? (@Xcel_101) September 2, 2018
Ik was full of stupid jokes last night. When Toyin helped someone to pick an award, he said she wouldn’t be mad if she doesn’t win her own category or some shit like that. I don’t get why jokes have to be so demeaning. https://t.co/ozHnTCTKkP
— OBA (@omotolaniee) September 2, 2018
Did you find the joke funny, though? Let us know what you think in the comments section.