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Venita Issues Apology to Tiv Community Following Controversial Remark

Evicted BBNaija All Stars housemate, Venita Akpofure, has issued an apology to the Tiv community regarding her controversial comment about their culture.

Venita found herself embroiled in controversy during her time on the reality show when she made a statement about Tiv men offering their wives to guests for entertainment.

Following her comment, both the leading Tiv socio-cultural organization, Mdzough U Tiv, Lagos State Branch, and Hon. Dickson Tarkighir, the representative for Makurdi/Guma Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, threatened legal action against her.

During a post-eviction interview with media personality Hero Daniels, Venita expressed regret over her “careless” comment, particularly considering that her daughters are of Tiv descent.

In her own words:
“The statement I made about Tiv people got twisted a bit. My daughters are actually Tiv. There’s no way I will be trying to make any kind of malicious or slanderous comment towards their people. Actually, in my season we did a whole play around the Tor Tiv coronation which I participated in and was super excited about.

“So, you know, sometimes you will say something maybe it is a little bit carelessly. And I think it got really misconstrued. And for those that are offended by it, I’m regretful about that.”

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