Comedian Eric Omondi has found himself on the rough edge after he offered to support a foreign in the ongoing Miss University Africa in Nigeria Abuja.
Eric on Saturday took to his Instagram page to support former Wife Material contestant Monica Ayen from South Sudan leaving out a Kenyan contestant who is also in the competition.
The funnyman expressed how proud he was for the South Sudanese model and wished her all the best in the competition.
“PROUD OF YOU MAMA🇸🇸🇸🇸🇸🇸🇰🇪🇰🇪🇰🇪❤❤❤…I KNOW You’ll make us PROUD. Guys help me Wish our Baby Gurl and In law @ayen_monica1 the best, She is in Abuja Nigeria for Miss University Africa Representing South Sudan!!!” Eric captioned a picture of Ayen.
Eric kind gesture to Ayen has whoever not been taken kindly with a section of Kenyans online who has accused of hypocrisy for not supporting a Kenyan model instead.
The critics claimed that his move was contrary to his push of supporting local talents and most specifically Kenyan music.
Over the past few weeks, Eric has been pushing Kenya media stations to play 75% of Kenyan content as well as discouraging local promoters from inviting foreign musicians to perform in the country.
It now seems that his initiative has come back to bite him on the butt.
Below are some of the reactions from Kenyan regarding his support for Ayen for Miss University Africa.
jalangoo: Unakula Sudan lakini unataka tu play local…
ekindiga: I thought u said we support local 😮😮we got a Kenyan there mbona hujielewi lakini kaka
sheluvs_.yusuf: We have a Kenyan there why would we support her?
alvin.kefa This is now supporting your own😂😂 thought Kenyans are also in Abuja