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Tuesday, 4 July 2017

'I'm not Nigerian; I'm British' - Chi Onwurah, MP

Member of Parliament for Newcastle Central, Chi Onwurah has declared that she is not a Nigerian but British.

The Labour Party politician stated this at the 2017 Caine Prize for African Literature ceremony held yesterday night in London.


According to Nigerian journalist and writer, Molara Wood, when told of Abike Dabiri-Erewa's congratulatory letter, she said:
"I am not Nigerian; I am British"
Last month, Abike Dabiri, the Senior Special Assistant to President Buhari on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora released a congratulatory letter addressed to the Chinyelu Onwurah and 6 other British-Nigerians elected to the UK parliament.
According to her, "this electoral victory shows that Nigerians excel anywhere in the world."

58 comments:

Alloy Chikezie said...

Lol. Who wouldn't deny Nigeria Ii they had the chance.

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Anonymous said...

But its very true. Abike's congratulatory message was out of order. You were not part of someone's struggle. You don't know how they hot where they are and you're rushing to align with the person's success. Classic case of succes having many fathers and failure being an orphan

Anonymous said...

mmmmhhhhh....denying your root ancestors

tsalz said...

E reach make she denial.. Niger dead country

Anonymous said...

Commit crime and see how they will deny you there British Woman.

Anonymous said...

good for her. na when e dey sweet them go wan claim person. mchew

tomstar said...

Who is proud to call he or her self Nigerian? Lol... fucking country full of blood sucker.

tomstar said...

Who is proud to call he or her self Nigerian? Lol... fucking country full of blood sucker.

okorie rowland said...

who Nigeria epp abeg,you are British for real even those who call themselves nigeria don't believe in our great county kambiakwa ,obodo a amaka onye ka onyelu aka ,onyenekwu

Anonymous said...

wonderful response!!!!. Nigerians excel everywhere except in Nigeria. yeye dey smell

Chyke said...

Fine. One day you'll realize you're not British. Ride on!

MUFC said...

Who wouldn't deny this nonsense country if given the opportunity

OSINANL said...

OK

blaq said...

Jesus, God punish her. mtchewwww

Anonymous said...

yes, biafrans...... Not surprised at all.

RareSpecie Z said...

Lol.
Chi is Dope.
Serving some Hawt dish.
Naija Politicians are pathetically useless n stupid n too Dumb 2 know it.

Anonymous said...

I just dey laugh.. She must be all these black people who dicriminate Africa. However, we don't want you to be so bitch fuck off..

Manuel Kunmi said...

Thank you for stating it clearly jare .... I do not know why the government need to congratulate them in anywayz mtchewwwww una Don see as she use una wash bow

Anonymous said...

Well many sides to this. for e.g John Fashanu denied Nigeria.But he fell back on Nigeria. The woman may have been born there and knows nothing about Nigeria. why are they trying to reap where they didnt sow? i mean the Government? Haven't they seen how Nigerians want to be out of this country? the suffering is too much

Anonymous said...

Well she isn't. Don't lay claim to her because she has a Nigerian name right. Don't forget your roots though Chi..

Pumpkin

Anonymous said...

She's a goat for denying her originality

Anonymous said...

ABIKE DABIRI COME AND COLLECT YOUR SHADE!!!!!

Mr 47 said...

Yup! They ain't Nigerians but Nigerians due to their local mentality thinks they are. Is like Germany congratulating Trump because he is german descend

dee boi said...

We sef no want u na abike dey form attachee... dee

Vivian O said...

Very good! Nigerian Government and claiming success stories when they can not create enabling environment for their citizens

Anonymous said...

She is a Biafran, Nigeria is not a country.

Anonymous said...

Good. Who wat Nigerian identity

Anonymous said...

With the current state of the country, i will never agree or accept to be a Nigerian not even the dream.

Anonymous said...

Ok you're British sorry.
We are waiting for her back home.
She has been listed as a list Nigerian

Vivienne B said...

Too funny!!!

sir johnny said...

Shut up jor
Was it Nigeria or Nigerians that helped her when she was campaign??
Abi did she win a sit in the cult called national assembly??

Vivienne B said...

May God bless you

Vivienne B said...

Hihihihihihihihi!!!!

Anonymous said...

Shut up with your Biafra talk

Anonymous said...

She is right,stupid country, who want to and Nigeria.thank u beloved live well there. Duo they cause us this pain but I support u

Anonymous said...

Nigeria na country abi name zoo name

Vivian Reginalds said...

hahahhahahahhaha!
Nne I don't really blame you biko, I honestly don't!
Just ignore the stupidity going on with our politicians and do a great job in Britain!
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Anonymous said...

I think its not wisdom from the MP to utter such folly, you never know what the future holds.

hrm paul said...

Abi o no mind d retard ur not Nigerian but ur name is bitch

Anonymous said...

Please she should have changed her names to British since naw if she didn't want to be identified as Nigerian....

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Anonymous said...

U be Mumu. Did u contribute to her success? Nowu want to claim her by fire by force.

Anonymous said...

Is her choice joor... I will do the same if am in her shoe

Anonymous said...

Then, she should change her name, that she was born in Britain, does not change her blood. Rubbish!!!

okafor richard said...

I wil do dsame this country is fucked up

Eluku said...

Glad her black ass (or has she bleached white?) and others like her don't claim to be Nigerian.
We don't need the increase in population.
We need more migration of people like her out of the population.

Anonymous said...

You are obviously very naive about these issues. Almost all these people from nigerian descent elected into the british parliament were born and breed in the UK. Very unlikely they even own Nigerian passports. So yes, they are British of Nigerian descent dear. Don't beat yourself too much about it. That's just simply what it is. She didn't make that statement to diss. Just a statement of fact. Ciao.

Agbomen said...

Exactly! What snobbery!

Emy said...

She is not Nigerian na crime.Abike pls congratulate buhari for his good works. They say, charity begins at home. Leave Onwurah alone.Itiboribo.

AGB said...

@Mr 47. Exactly what I always tell Nigerians who are so quick to claim people with Nigerian names.

Anonymous said...

Gbam!!!

Uncle Arthur said...

I'm inclined to believe that her statement was more of an affirmation of her British allegiance than a denial of her Nigerian heritage, for political reasons.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
You are obviously very naive about these issues. Almost all these people from nigerian descent elected into the british parliament were born and breed in the UK. Very unlikely they even own Nigerian passports. So yes, they are British of Nigerian descent dear. Don't beat yourself too much about it. That's just simply what it is. She didn't make that statement to diss. Just a statement of fact. Ciao.
4 July 2017 at 21:58

You are very correct. Nigerians are to emotional and sometimes in a very wrong and dogmatic way. That she is bearing a Nigerian name doesn't mean she is Nigerian. She could be Nigerian descent but not a Nigerian. Two Nigerian couple can give birth to children who are not Nigerian but of Nigerian descent period.

Reno said...

I am not Nigerian.I am a Togolese

Kenzman said...

Is Nigeria not worth denying abegi a useless nation who don't care about its people. It's only when you make it to the top they will start congratulating you Na 9ja Epp Gan Self. Awon Oloriburuku Oshi

Kenzman said...

Na who 9ja Epp gan self abegi . Useless nation after all if all of you commenting on this defending Nigeria as your have this great opportunity that my our sister Chi has you will you also we denial this evil nation

Anonymous said...

Oppss! This is what we call "ELA" in these days...

Anonymous said...

Was it not British that colonized Nigeria. Even though Chi claims that she is not a Nigeria good to us. Our leaders have to rethink in managing the country.

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