Ushbebe under fire over calling Tacha, Mercy prostitutes [VIDEO]


Nigerians have continued to react to a statement made by popular comedian, Ushbebe at a recent comedy show.  At the comedy show, Ushbebe said BBNaija 2019 housemates, Mercy and Tacha are known old prostitutes.

According to him:”Mercy is a known prostitute in Port Harcourt. Tacha doesn’t have respect she is a prostitute. ‘Ashawo’ no dey get respect”, he said jokingly.

His statement has sparked a myriad of reactions from Nigerians who felt he shouldn’t have resorted to labeling them prostitutes.

A certain Chidiekosweat said:” This is the height of empty. He should please send an apology. Totally unacceptable”.

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Nollywood actress, Princess Chineke wrote:” Black race destiny is nothing but pulling down themselves down, no wonder Buhari called us lazy Nigerian youth, I’m beginning to believe him after watching this, if we spend all our precious time in sharpening our craft, being innovative, bettering the world , the sky would be our limit , when you say such thing you insult the female gender”.

Another actress, Nkechi Blessing in her reaction simply asked a question:” And this is supposed to be funny”?


Ushbebe is just one in a pantheon of stand-up comedians to use prostitution  as a subject for cheap laughter.

As at the time of filing this report, Ushbebe is yet to clarify the message in his controversial joke.


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