Nigerian comedian and social media influencer, Debo Adebayo, popularly known as Mr. Macaroni, has reportedly received a death threat following his recent activism against injustice in Nigeria.
The comedian, is known for his popular skits on social media as well as his activism and involvement in the EndSARS protests that took place in Nigeria in 2020.
In a tweet he posted on Monday, 27th February, 2023, Mr. Macaroni revealed that he had received an email from someone threatening to kill him over his activism.
“I’m already used to threats! I have a record of all threats I have received, I also have recorded calls and messages of Powerful politicians and their children that have ever reached out to me!!! I always said NO! Because as long as I still dey, there shall be NO COMPROMISE!
The message sent to the comedian indicated that he would be killed before the year runs out and if it doesn’t occour, then he should thank the God he is worshipping.
Mr. Macaroni has been a vocal critic of the Nigerian government and the police, particularly in the wake of the 2020 EndSARS protests, which were sparked by allegations of police brutality and extrajudicial killings.
During the EndSARS protest, the comedian also spoke about receiving threats to his life.
He was among the protesters who were arrested and detained by the police during the End-SARS protests, and he has been vocal in calling for justice for those who were killed and injured during the protests.
Story: Hilda Katu