BBNaija reality TV star, Venita Akpofure, has issued a sincere apology to the Tiv people for her derogatory statement made about their culture during the show.
Venita expressed regret over her careless comment, especially considering that her daughters are of Tiv heritage, during a post-eviction interview with media personality Hero Daniels.
The statement I made about Tiv people got twisted a bit. My daughters are Tiv. There’s no way I will be trying to make any kind of malicious or slanderous comment towards their people. Actually, in my season we did a whole play around the Tor Tiv coronation which I participated in and was super excited about.Venita Akpofure – BBNaija contestant
So, you know, sometimes you will say something, maybe it is a little bit careless. And I think it got misconstrued. And for those that are offended by it, I’m regretful about that.”
Venita clarified that her statement had been misconstrued, and she didn’t intend any malicious or slanderous remarks towards the Tiv people.
The Tiv socio-cultural organization, Mdzough U Tiv, Lagos state branch, and a member of the House of Representatives had previously threatened legal action against her for defamation.
Story: Christy Dung