The online dispute escalated into a heated exchange involving personal attacks and a deep dive into each other’s achievements.
The disagreement began when Aisha Yesufu took to Twitter to express her opinion on the economic hardship in the country.
“Nigeria does not have a President. That’s the grim reality,” Aisha Yesufu wrote.
Surprisingly, Kemi Olunloyo promptly responded to Aisha Yesufu’s tweet.
“We actually have one. Aisha leave Nigeria if you don’t like it anymore,” Kemi Olunloyo wrote.
“They are discussing your tweets at the DSS now. Don’t incite people. Focus on yourself and family. Don’t be a political prisoner,” Olunloyo added.
Unbothered, Aisha Yesufu fired back, challenging Kemi Olunloyo’s statements and dismissing the alleged DSS involvement.
“Kemi @Kemiolunloyo it’s been a long time you brought your nonsense to my TL. Welcome back.
“Please tell your so-called DSS contacts that they can’t do anything that kidnappers and terrorists are not already doing. Arrest me? I won’t need to pay ransom. Kill me?
“I was born to die. Leave Nigeria?! The illegitimate President who forged his certificate and found to be part of drug dealing is the one that needs to leave Nigeria.
“Very pathetic mindset you displayed telling me to face my family. Why don’t you take that advice and face yours? By the way, my family is not made of cowards,” Aisha Yesufu wrote.
The dispute took a personal turn as both women delved into details about their each other accomplishments.
Kemi Olunloyo, revealing her age as 60, listed her career achievements and contributions, including her salary history, property ownership, and voluntary work. She expressed disillusionment with Nigeria and stated that she was done with activism.
“Aisha! I will be 60 in August. I chased money way before you. In my 30’s my salary was $125K a year in Pharmacy, Journalism and PR. I managed the outpatient community pharmacy of a world class hospital Johns Hopkins, built 2 houses in 31yrs in America,” Olunloyo tweeted.
“My pharmacy salary alone was $50K a year at 24yo in 1988. I had no savings. I gave everything out to my family back home who were happy at my Ibiyeomie arrest. I have taught blogging 3X FREE Linda Ikeji not one time (nobody shares secrets in Nigeria). I have taught Twitter monetization 3X FREE. I have volunteered 18 mos with the @ndlea_nigeria giving drug education to Nigerians something that earned me awards from the @BillClinton Whitehouse. I did a 2 hr skitmaking class FREE on TikTok and spoke about all these on Arise News all sponsored by @2222MediaSchool.
“Do your part and don’t be a martyr. Nigeria is beyond repair. One person cannot make a difference anymore. Watch my TikTok series on every parastatal. I’m not hating on you. I’m thinking about your children.
“Here’s the DSS one. The rest are there. These moronic youths don’t understand shit. Investigative journalism costs money and I crowdfund but they call you beggar and want the news.
“I also gave out N700K yearly on my Twitter anniversary. I don’t do giveaways because I don’t buy fan loyalty. Random Rewards is a simple program to do simple things. I’ve given N50K twice a week now so far before I retire.
“The youth are disrespectful and lazy. I’m only concerned about my children and myself now. I’m done with Nigeria. Journalists cannot work in Nigeria.
“Activism is a waste of time. Let people activate themselves. Let them carry their fuckn cross. Don’t die for them. My address and phone number leaked was my last straw. See the threats below. None can get a visa at these embassies just because they threatened a journalist,” she added.
In response, Yesufu defended her own achievements, emphasizing her financial independence before delving into activism.
“Kemi says she is 60 years old and now focused on chasing money. What she doesn’t know is that unlike her, I chased money first before speaking on national issues.
“I started speaking on the Nigerian issue at 40 well after I had attained financial independence.
I teach financial literacy myself.
“Whoever takes poverty speaks for others. When you are poor in Nigeria, you are nameless, faceless and voiceless.”
Kemi @Kemiolunloyo it's been a long time you brought your nonsense to my TL. Welcome back. Please tell your so called DSS contacts that they can't do anything that kidnappers and terrorists are not already doing. Arrest me? I won't need to pay ransom. Kill me? I was born to die.… https://t.co/fGShtH1tC3
— Aisha Yesufu (@AishaYesufu) February 4, 2024