Reality TV star and media personality, Natacha Akide, popularly known as Tacha, has addressed the recent controversy surrounding her characterization of rappers Blaqbonez and Odumodublvck as “upcoming artistes” on the latest episode of the Big Friday Show With Tacha on Cool FM, Lagos.
Following the broadcast, Tacha faced criticism on social media for using the term “upcoming artistes” to describe Blaqbonez, Odumodublvck, and Shallipopi. In response to the backlash, Tacha took to her social media platforms to offer an explanation, emphasizing that her use of the term was not meant to be derogatory.
In a video message, Tacha stated, “An episode from the Big Friday Show has gone viral and there’s no amount of insult I’ve not gotten. Everybody is saying, ‘Tacha called Blaqbonez an upcoming artiste. Tacha called Odumodublvck an upcoming artiste.’
“If I called them upcoming artistes, tell me, what is wrong with using the term upcoming artistes? I rushed to Google to see the meaning of the term upcoming musician: ‘Upcoming musicians are those singers that are no longer new because they have been around for some time and promising to make it big.’
“Now, how is me calling Blaqbonez an upcoming artiste me putting him down or being condescending? Blaqbonez is my guy, Odumodu is my guy, Shallipopi…”
Tacha clarified that she used the term in its positive sense, highlighting that “upcoming” refers to artists who have been in the industry for a while and are on the verge of achieving significant success.
The controversy sparked discussions on social media about the use of terms like “upcoming” and the potential impact on artists’ reputations. Tacha’s clarification aims to provide context to her comments and underscore her positive intent in describing the mentioned musicians.