Yesterday the controversial news of the Nigerian male barbie, Bobrisky listed as speakers at the “New Media citizens & governance conference” holding in Abuja this Thursday, 27 October spread online.
While we were still reeling in shock, Bashir Ahmed, Special Assistant to the President on New Media announced he would not attend a New Media conference because Bobrisky was on the same panel.
The good people of Nigeria were still trying to absorb this news when Alder Consulting, another member of the panel have announced their pulling out. Why? Because Bobrisky is on the panel.
According to Alder, Bobrisky’s inclusion “radicalises what should otherwise be a serious discourse on new approaches to media”
Read their statement after the cut