Few hours after Erica’s disqualification, her fans started a fundraising campaign for her on a popular platform, GoFundMe, and in no more than 3 hours after the launch of the campaign, more than $9,000 has been raised. The organisers are targeting $100,000 to support the disqualified reality show contestant.
However, different reactions have continued to trail her disqualification and the launched Go FundMe campaign.
A description underneath the campaign page reads,
“For Erica Nlewedim, the star of BBNaija season 5, Lockdown edition whose journey on the show came to an emotional end – To realize some of her hopes and aspirations.”
A fan who donated $20 said, “Because I love her. Please accept my token.”
Another fan who donated $25 commented, “Erica deserves better!!!!!”
However, different reactions have continued to trail her disqualification and the launched Go FundMe campaign. Many Nigerians have taken to the street ofTwitter to air their views.
A Twitter user @Sonjoe_Kutuh wrote, “Nothing to see here, just misplaced priorities”.
Another user @lagosmp3_ stated that it’s madness to raise such huge amount of money for a disqualified housemate.
In his words,
“100M Fundraising for ERICA? It seems we have International MADness in this country shaa!
What will the 100M be for? Dear God, the people you suffered for are misbehaving.. And Increased Fuel Price and it sounds empty to you Crying face.. These might not even be the Nigerians we want!
“Erica’s GoFundMe is about to hit $10k in less than 5 hours, but people with health issues, people who need help with tuition opened gofundme account and didn’t receive up to a thousand since they’ve opened it……..
This life no actually balance sha……misplaced priorities.”
“She made a mistake, she’s gonna learn and grow, she’s obviously going to go through depression from all the hate so that’s just our little way of saying we love her, and that the money we wanted to use to vote for her goes to her instead.”
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