Comedian Njugush’s Equity Bank Ad draws criticism, deleted after Twitter backlash
Comedian Njugush’s attempt at content creation for Equity Bank didn’t go as planned after being trolled on Twitter.
In a video promoting the bank’s services for paying school fees, Njugush received criticism for “not reading the room.”
The comedian deleted the video after the negative response.
In the video, Njugush dressed in a school uniform and filmed from Meru County, highlighted the convenience of paying fees through Equity Bank.
He praised the bank for providing a stress-free experience for parents, saying “Wazazi, I experienced the convenience first hand at Meru School.”
Despite his efforts, the video left a bad taste in the mouths of his audience.
Njugush amediliti but it was too late😆 pic.twitter.com/QS7EiLfgNL
— J0thefu (@jothefu_1) February 7, 2023
Also read: Why you should not use public WiFi when transacting on Equity Bank app
However, Kenyans on Twitter (KOT) did not take the comic skit lightly, and this is what they had to say;
This is Njugush pushing a gig by Equity Bank. #KOT went to his comment section and he had to turn it off. With over 2.1 Million followers,this is the first time in a very long time his post can't get even 1000 likes.
Ogopa KoT😂😂😂 https://t.co/hVchJgWdKt pic.twitter.com/Qbum9qsbA6
— Bilangwela (@Bilangwela) February 7, 2023
Njugush alidelete tweet haraka na kuweka comedy tweets afterwards ku sanitize 😂😂 He was about to roasted like never before. Fear this app bana, it's not for the weak😭
— Austin Tunoi (@austin_tunoi) February 7, 2023
Njugush tried to sanitize Equity but it backfired to him 😂😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/STCIF900zl
— AJ H (@iTonyki) February 7, 2023
😅😅 mumefanyia nini Njugush aki. Sijui Equity watawai recover aje kwa hii app woiye. How can they fumble on the one app that really matters when it comes to opinions.
— Eve Maina (@evenmaina) February 7, 2023
Njugush,you cant sanitize Equity bank!
No way,don't even dare try that at home again or else you'll sink with then. pic.twitter.com/Jyq2urx5n7
— Kitheka, Is Don (@KithekaDon) February 7, 2023
While the bank’s customers keep complaining of being defrauded by agents who claim to be working for the bank, last week, Equity advised its users against using public Wi-Fi when transacting on their app.
In a letter addressed to its customers, the bank stipulated some don’ts that their clients need to take heed of in a bid to wade off fraudsters.
The bank said, “Do not share personal data such as your account number, card/CW, ID number, date of birth, etc with anyone. Do not share your pin, password, or OTP with anyone including your family, relatives, or friends. Do not engage fraudsters on call or sms. Equity will only call you through 0763 000 000.”
The financial service provider also urged its clients against giving their phones, laptop, or computer to strangers, including those who purport to be from telcos.
Founded in 2014, Equity acknowledged receiving complaints of incidences of fraud from their customers but assured them that they were working to ensure the bank remained a safe and secure place for transactions.
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