Threads, the new social networking app from Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg, has already attracted a large number of Nigerian celebrities and influencers.
Mercy, a Nollywood actress, signed up for the supposed Twitter rival app and then posted on Instagram about how many followers she had earned in a day.
The actress shared a screenshot from the new social networking site to convey her displeasure about the odd amount of followers she spotted, which she said resembled the purportedly devilish number 666.
Mercy encouraged her followers to follow her in order to modify the 66.6K statistic.
“Abeg, I dey fear this number of my Followers,” she wrote. Make una follow me little on @threadsapp to make a change. “Abeg 666 bawo?”
Reactions from netizens:
Netizens chuckled at the actress’ outrage and offered to follow her in order to change the figures.
Take a look at their comments: am_esthersweet: “Make me go follow you so I can comot for that number.”
Ikelukadumebi: “Followers wan turn u to anti-Christ.”
“But the number 666 is never a terrible number,” says iam_zuby69, “we have been mislead by the scripture, but 666 is actually talking about black people and our melanin, which signifies. 6 electrons, 6 protons, and 6 potassium make up melanin. Learn about your black past and become enlightened.”*
ujunwa_iwuoha: “Na new trend be dis because I’m not understanding yet again.”
“Sorry mama make me run go follow you.. but this app them no Dey comot oo,” alice_flamesz says.