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Twitter strips Nigerian superstars of their legacy verification

Social media giants Twitter have stripped notable Nigerian musicians of their Legacy verification tick.

The company’s owner Elon Musk, had in March, in a tweet hinted at plans to commercialize verification tick.

Musk 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 some Nigerian superstar singers may be connected to the non-payment of their verification subscription fee.

While reacting to the Blue Tick removal on Friday, Peter Okoye in a tweet said, ”Elon Musk is a business man period.”

Writing by Tersoo Nicholas