Media Personality, Do2dtun

On-air personality, Oladotun Ojuolape Kayode, popularly known as Do2dtun, has explained why many people, including celebrities, lie about their age.

He shared this in an apparent reaction to the online drama that ensued after Big Brother Naija star, Chichi, celebrated her 23rd birthday on Tuesday, January 10.

Many people didn’t believe that that she is 23 and accused her of reducing her age. Some online investigators even dug up throwback photos of Chichi taken during her matriculation ceremony in 2014, to back their claims that she’s older than 23.

 Media Personality, Do2dtun

Taking to his Twitter page to speak on the never-ending age discourse, the 38-year-old MC said many people prefer to lie about their age because Nigerians are naturally ageists.

He said Nigerians have formed the habit of age-shaming and stigmatizing people based on their age, which has forced many to lie about their real age.

The self-styled “Energy God” tweeted,

“Aging is a crime in Nigeria. “you don dey old o”

“Agbaya” “you are old; stop dressing like this”

Some of you have limited anyone growing up to think it’s bad to be older. We are too ageist & that’s why a few have grown bad attributes of lying about their age.”

See his tweet below,

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