AMVCA 2015: So this happened between Alibaba and a fan

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Comedian Alibaba just posted this on his instagram page:

you had a great weekend. I did. And had been looking forward to sharing
something with you. So, I have also Been looking for a clear picture of
me that was taken at the #AMVCA … The closest I could come upon is this courtesy @NET
But it’s not about the picture itself. It was about someone who claims
to be a Fashion Critic…… who made a comment that I thought I should
harp on. She said, “Bros, didn’t you get the invite? It said ‘black tie’
“… herself and a few of her fashion buffs had a laugh at my expense.
So I let the laugh settle down and I asked, did you read the part that
said “black tie or Glamorous?” I then saw one of them quickly bring her
card holder invite holder out, read the dress code portion and shoved it
back in the case. The dumbest of the four, who is also on television,
said something like, but this is not glamorous. So I pointed at Kunle
Afolayan, who was decked in AGBADA. And she was sucked in to my trick.
“Eheeeeen! That is glamorous.” Her cronies agreed. So I dropped my
joker. ‘Really? So it’s only the traditional attire from the YORUBA or
Hausa speaking part of Nigeria that is glamorous? Is that what you were
taught in school? Or is that the position of your media house? Or is
that all your knowledge about fashion availed you? May be you are
TRIBALISTIC. May be you think AFRICANS must look like a white man to be
glamorous! May be you have no values! By the way, I thought this was an
AFRICAN magic viewers’ choice awards (notice the capital letters)? At
this point, 2 of them started that line that signals they had gotten the
message… “Bros you are correct, but you know we were just teasing
you. HABA! Can’t you take a joke?” My point was made and I walked off.
The problem we have in this country is not totally our government’s
failures. It is also the failure of many of us to know what is important
to us as AFRICANS and what we should value in our culture. ATTIRE for
journalist WEY no recognize glamorous ATTIRE. As for any journalist that
thinks dressing in my traditional outfit meant for special occasions is
not glamorous, please check a dictionary and revert! #broadcasters #fashionPolice #AfricanCulture #UrhoboAttire #

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