While we were celebrating Senator Dino Melaye’s success as a fast rising multi talented singer yesterday following gist on Instagram about Senator Dino Melaye getting a gig at the Notting Hill Carnival in London, there was more behind it.
Everything didn’t go quite well for the music sensation as he got booed.
Recall, Senator Melaye had earlier shared photos of himself clowning around at the carnival and singing his mockery classic, Ajekun Iya on stage to partygoers at the Nigerian stand.
Well, what he failed to show us is the group of Nigerians who would not have him sell them propaganda. They scoffed at him and threw their middle fingers in the air as he tried to pass a message about extending the carnival to Lagos.
The controversial senator representing Kogi West senatorial district, Dino Melaye, was on Monday booed while giving a speech at the Lagos Corner of the Notting Hill Carnival in London.
Melaye said he was ‘fantastically impressed’ and praised Lagos State governor Akinwunmi Ambode as well as the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the outing at Notting Hill. He also spoke positively of Nigeria’s growth and enviable position in the world, and urged Nigerians in the Diaspora to return home.
“I congratulate Nigerians, and I say there’s no country like Nigeria,” he said at a point during his speech.
“And for those of you who are here, you better come back home because very soon, by the grace of God, we’ll be greater.”
But while his speech was elating, some Nigerians at the venue interrupted Melaye, shouting ‘ole’ which means thief in Yoruba while he was on stage giving a speech. He also got the middle finger salute by some Nigerians there.
The senator hurriedly rounded up his speech and left the stage singing his ‘Ajekun Iya’ tune. And the booing did not stop senator from having a good time as he was seen in different pictures prancing about the Carnival.