Davido, Wizkid, Burna Boy, others lose Twitter verification badges
Twitter has deactivated the Legacy verification checkbox for notable Nigerian musicians.
On Thursday, the microblogging platform removed the verification badges of Nigerian singers Burna Boy, Davido, Wizkid, and Peter Okoye.
In March, Elon Musk, the owner of Twitter, hinted at plans to commercialise verification tick in a tweet accompanied by links to subscribe to the premium programme.
He said, ”We will begin winding down our legacy verified program and removing legacy verified checkmarks on the 1st of April. To keep your blue checkmark, individuals can sign up for Twitter Blue.”
Announcing the final date for the free Blue badge removal on his verified Twitter handle, Elon Musk wrote: “Final date for removing legacy Blue checks is 4/20.”
The removal of the Legacy Blue Tick of the Nigerian superstars may be connected to the non-payment of their verification subscription fee announced by Musk.
Reacting to his Blue Tick removal, in a tweet on Friday, Peter Okoye said, ”Elon Musk is a business man period.”