Nigerian journalist apologizes for Zuckerberg ugali goof
Al Jazeera’s Femi Oke was on Friday forced to apologise and pull down a post in which she had claimed that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was sampling Nigerian cuisine.
Ms Oke’s post was met with criticism from Kenyans on Twitter who are known worldwide for their freedom of expression.
The journalist had to quickly retract and apologise further offering the exact name and location of the restaurant where Zuckerberg was pictured dinning.
That time I almost started an international incident. Sorry Kenya! Mama Oliech restaurant in Nairobi. #Correction pic.twitter.com/mIdb7EhxEH
— Femi Oke (@FemiOke) September 2, 2016
The founder Facebook, who is on a visit of sub-Saharan Africa arrived in Nairobi on Thursday, and met with entrepreneurs and developers.
He was later pictured enjoying meal of ugali and freshly cooked tilapia at Mama Oliech restaurant, a popular eatery in Nairobi.
“I had lunch in Nairobi with Joseph Mucheru, the Kenyan Cabinet Secretary of Information and Communications. We talked about internet access and his ambitious plans for connecting everyone in Kenya,” Zuckerberg wrote on Facebook.
“We ate at MAMA Oliech Restaurant — a local place everyone recommended. One of my favorite parts of traveling to a new country is trying the food. I enjoyed ugali and a whole fried tilapia for the first time and loved them both!”
Ironically, Ms Oke is not the only Nigerian who claimed that Facebook boss was feasting on a Nigerian delicacy.
Mark Zuckerberg eating pounded yam! I couldnt be more proud to be a Yoruba man pic.twitter.com/57ZHJjcew0
— TemitoÞE (@afroerudite) September 1, 2016
The most expensive photo containing pounded yam in the world. https://t.co/EVsTVXpYhA
— Funk Butcher (@FunkButcher) September 2, 2016
Babes be like”I don’t do such” sey una see multi-billionaire Mark Zuckerberg diggin into poundedyam? Dry-face girls pic.twitter.com/zKqQozPQfG
— Pdp Babe (@pdpbabe) September 1, 2016