Yesterday, January 23rd 2017, NAIJ.com published a story about comedian Baba de Baba and a skit he made about forcefully sleeping with a girl who spends over one week in a man’s house. Read it here.
After much backlash, the upcoming funnyman released a statement apologizing for his actions saying all he was trying to do was to “pass a message that most men can't control their sexual urge so in order not to get raped, don't visit a guy you can't sleep with.”
Read his apology below:
"I want to personally apologize to those who find my "Rape Nonsense" video offensive.
I didn't mean to project RAPE but the MORAL aspect of the video but its unfortunate that nobody cares about morals any more.
The video is about a girl who visited a guy who is not a pastor nor her blood relative and she stayed in his house for a week spending his money and sleeping in the same bed with him, denied him sex and he raped her.
I intended passing a passage that most men can't control their sexual urge so in order not to get raped, don't visit a guy u can't sleep with. instead of Nigerians to see the MORAL LESSON, what they saw was RAPE because RAPE IS SENSITIVE. so we can't say our mind again.. na wa o.
With the reactions from the video, I can now understand why we have wayward children everywhere.. most times I go to club and I see a 16yr old girl smoking weed with tattoos all over her body and she still stays under the same roof with her parents without being beaten. I stay alone but I can never try having a tattoo because my father will kill me. as old as I am with my exposure , I don't smoke nor drink just because my father will not be happy with me if he finds out.. u can confirm from any comedian.
It took me this long to apologize because some women organizations saw the skit and instead of them officially writing a letter(inbox), they were busy twitting and insulting me on my wall and I said to myself "if this is really an organisation, they should be organized enough to inbox me". None of them even followed me on instagram. They were just coming to insult and go so I know that they may not see this apology because they are not following me and I will not tag them.
I removed the video not because of the NGOs who went about insulting me but for those goof people who took it upon themselves to call and inbox me when they don't even belong to any NGO on rape matters.
I think the women NGOs should bring up programs to sensitize our girls on how to avoid being raped IN THE CONTEXT OF THIS SKIT.
ON THIS NOTE I WANT SAY "I AM VERY SORRY"
Meanwhile, you know I produced this skit with money, since I have listened to you by bringing it down, you can equally appreciate me by crediting my account. Thanks."