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Venita apologises to Tiv culture over derogatory statement

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Evicted BBNaija All-Stars housemate, Venita Akpofure has tendered her unreserved apology to the people of Tiv over her derogatory comment about their culture.

Venita stirred controversy during her time on the reality show when she made a statement about Tiv men giving their wives to visitors for entertainment purposes.

Following her comment, the apex Tiv socio-cultural organization, Mdzough U Tiv, Lagos state branch, and Dickson Tarkighir, the member representing Makurdi/Guma Federal Constituency of Benue State in the House of Representatives, threatened legal action against her.

During a post-eviction interview with media personality Hero Daniels, Venita expressed regret over her “careless” comment, particularly considering that her daughters are Tiv.

In her words: “The statement I made about Tiv people got twisted a bit. My daughters are actually 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.

“So, you know, sometimes you will say something, maybe it is a little bit careless. And I think it got really misconstrued. And for those that are offended by it, I’m regretful about that.”

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