Following a video posted by a lady on instagram with the account name Allarounda1 in which Nigeria’s richest man Aliko Dangote is captured lying on a sofa with a part of his buttocks been exposed in the video as he fiddled with his mobile phone, the Kano born business man has kept mum on the validity of the video which has gone viral on a number of social media networks and online mediums.
The video which is a follow up to an earlier video where a restaurateur by the name Beal Lewis had come out to claim that she had an affair with the business man who in turn broke her heart.
The restaurateur had shared photos of them both as well as a post where she claimed she had dated Dangote.
busybody.ng following these two revelations attempted to contact PR agencies responsible for the business mogul’s dealing with the media to obtain a response to such a revelation, unfortunately, mum was the word as the lady responsible for his PR dealings failed to pick up calls or respond to our text messages.
However, there seems to be an indication that Dangote or his PR associates might have chosen to engage a number of social media influencers to help discredit the story by castung aspersions on the story. Our sources told us that these social media influencers on Twitter and Instagram had been contracted by either a close friend or associate of the business man for a fee running into millions of Naira.
The said associate of the businessman it was alleged had wanted to use the traditional media but this was frowned upon by Dangote’s PR handler who preferred to use social media as this would quell the virality of such a story, something the traditional media would escalate. The handler had developed a twin strategy of either discrediting the pictures and videos as photoshopped while another set of social media handlers would simply state that the man had done nothing wrong. Somehow both strategies seem to be gaining the upper hand on social media.
Meanwhile Twitter, Facebook and Instagram have been abuzz with the story with a number of #hashtags such as #dangotebumbum and #dangoteyansh dominating trends on these platforms.