American singer Azealia Banks has criticized Angelica Nwandu, the Nigerian-American owner of The Shade Room, an Instagram-based media conglomerate, for not using her site to speak on Nigerian issues.
She wrote: “The shaderoom is run by a Nigerian woman who is more obsessed with denigrating black Americans than doing anything with her platform to bring light to the issues like SARS and Boko Haram that plague her home country. Sure blacks have issues here, but the situation in Nigeria is DIRE. She doesn’t have the courage to fight for her own. She uses black American media to distract herself from how politically incapable she truly is. She is a useless pig. Why does anyone give a Bleep what her fat ass to say about us? Lmao. African Americans are far fairing far better and she wants to be one of us so bad it’s comical. I couldn’t be of Nigerian descent and ignore the fact that China is funding boko haram and other groups to terrorize Nigeria and its citizens while I sit back in my gluttony, gorging on poisonous american food supply while my people die on sacred land. She is a useless pig.”