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Kiddwaya Attacked On Social Media Over Insensitive Comment On Death Of South African Singer

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Former Big Brother Naija ‘Lockdown’ Housemate, Kiddwaya, has been attacked on social media over a comment on the death of popular South African Amapiano artist, Costa Titch who passed away after collapsing on stage.

Naija News earlier reported that the 27-year-old reportedly had a seizure and collapsed on stage while performing at the Ultra music concert at Expo Centre in Nasrec, Johannesburg on Saturday, March 11, 2023.

Reacting to the demise of the rapper, Kiddwaya insinuated that Costa Titch’s death was caused by drug abuse, stating that many singers take drugs to escape societal pressure.

He wrote: “COSTA!!! what happened was extremely sad and avoidable and we have to do more to protect the artists!!! A lot of these artistes are taking drugs to escape the world or to carry the expectations of the pressure.”

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Kiddwaya faced backlash from netizens including media personality Do2dtun who slammed the reality TV star for lacking emotional intelligence.

Do2tun wrote: “Kiddwaya carried table and chair to analyze a situation you have no privy information about. You are not a doctor, you were not at the show neither do you even know this guy but you ‘ve assumed on what might have happened to him. Verdict: No emotional intelligence and ignorance. Verified yet unverified.”

808andyblayz wrote: “Kiddwaya needs to tender an apology to costas family ! He did enlighten but also assumed that costa could have been taking drugs heavily hence his slump ! Just wild ! Especially since he’s not privy to his doings or health information! But Kiddwaya being the unteachable head that he is , don turn am to wealth talk”

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osato_official wrote: “What he said if put in a context is correct. However, he shouldn’t have mentioned the victim’s name which most people see as being insensitive having known it’s a fresh case.”

almubskinconsults wrote: “Dotun is right, you don’t have to be insensitive”

real_wenma wrote: “I think it’s jus wrong to conclude, nobody knows what happened”

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jm_apparel_fashion wrote: Midways will always remain a kid, I believe it was a case of cardiac arrest. Man was exhausted.

opulent_skindulgence wrote: “Kidd, mind the business that pays you. You’re not a medical doctor so you can’t come online to analyze Costa’s cause of death. What if you’re wrong and he doesn’t do drugs?”

liveonsocial wrote: “Disappointing and ill-timed. Body isn’t even cold yet and you’re giving press conference”

chinonso_ wrote: “He has a point, it’s sad but true. some of these artists are drug addicts and need rehabilitation. But why did he tell his camera person to stand so far from him?”

Rachel Okporu is an entertainment and lifestyle journalist with years of experience in the industry. She is a graduate of Linguistics and Communication Studies. Likes surfing the Internet and making new friends.