A Nigerian Instagram blogger known as Blessing Okoro has found herself on the wrong side of the law after a seemingly harmless lie she told on social media got her into trouble.
Okoro, like many other people on social media who lie for likes and prestige, took photos in front of someone else’s house and claimed it as hers.
What she thoughts was a harmless lie just to get her some plaudits seems to have backfired after she was found out and has now been arrested.
Read his thoughts below…
“I have several times written about how social media has become a weapon of deceit—being used by several people, especially young women to propagate lies and hoodwink others to believe they are something when they are nothing.
From celebrities to ordinary people via so-called social media bloggers: these people have created a façade, in fact, rough lies, to make themselves seem they are living a fabulous life—and pressure others into the world of depression.
A few days ago, I saw photos of a certain Nigerian Instagram blogger who I later got to know her name as Blessing Okoro—claiming that she has built a huge 7 bedroom house, after her ex-husband threw her out of his one-bedroom house 8 years ago.
She wrote: “8years ago my ex-husband threw me out of his 1 bedroom apartment. 8years later I built myself a 7 bedroom duplex…. I picked up all the stones he threw at me to build myself. I became too strong and fortified. I became that broken pieces that because an expert in mending. Yes dreams do come true. My name is Okoro Blessing Nkiruka.”
It was all a lie. She had gone to pose and to take photos in front of someone’s house. She did this for social media—for the likes and comments.
Imagine the pressure the lies she posted would have given to others—about their own life.
Now, she has been arrested—and you cannot laugh enough looking at her face.
The sad part this, the credulous individuals on social media believe everything they read or see–and people were taping into her so-called blessing.
And they say I cannot call such a woman what she really is–stupid and a fraud.”