The annual Halloween festival held on Sunday October 31, in many countries around the world and some Nigerian celebrities also joined the celebration.
An Halloween party themed ‘Demon Tune’ was organized in Lagos state and Nigerian stars had the opportunity to show off their creative costumes which has now stirred mixed reactions online.
Reality TV stars, Angel, Khloe, Kim Oprah, and others attended the event and recreated looks of different movie characters.
Reacting to this, some netizens have now taken to social media to criticize them for celebrating Halloween, which in all fairness is not a recognized festival in Nigeria. According to them, Nigerians are copy-cats and would jump on any trend pioneered by Western countries.
Others stated that they should have recreated costumes of African legends, instead of foreign movie characters and heros.
See some comments below,
nnebekeee wrote, “WHY ARE WE CELEBRATING HALLOWEEN… All hallows Eve? 😢…. WHITES WILL COME OUT ALL DRESSED WITH NOTHING.NAKED.. We will copy…. DEY HAVE LGBT community.. we will copy…. HALLOWEEN… We will copy…BORN BLACK now WHITE we will copy……THEY INVENT AMAZING TECHNOLOGY, INFRASTRUCTURE, BEAUTIFUL ENVIRONMENT, LEARNING CULTURE, SCIENCE….we WILL NOT copy!!!!😢 … Y won’t whites do our new yam festival, or egun gun festival or any African recognized festival😢.. 🙄…. WHY won’t we pick what will make us come out of dis mess called DEVELOPING country, 3rd world country.. etc… Less copy nobility, forward tinz, science, good graces, uplifting culture, and improve our nation whilst having fun… My tots tho😕😴”
honeybelle85 wrote, “Rubbish and nonsense. They should wear their village masquerade attire then they have my attention. Sl*ave mentality got you celebrating Halloween but your village masquerades are evil? Huge nonsense”
borokin_omolola wrote, “so none of these people fit dress like Abija, iya rainbow, kanayo o kanayo, funke akindele , mr ibu or ajirebi no be legend too”
onomoe_bae wrote, “If dem say make we celebrate our own culture of our forefathers una go say na diabolic but anytin wey concern oyibo una dey carry am for head.”
officialsusieokani wrote, “I know say we sabi do copy copy but abeg no be everything them dey copy. U dey Nigeria wey no get history with halloween dey do halloween party nd dey wear costumes. I’m very sure more than half of Nigerians in Nigeria celebrating halloween no go gree attend their cultural festivities.”