“From grace to grass” – Nigerians react to news of Happie boys’ alleged deportation from Cyprus to Nigeria
Mixed reactions have trailed news of former security guards-turned-skitmakers, Happie Boys’ alleged deportation from Cyprus to Nigeria.
Recall that ‘Happie boys’, whose real names are Matthew Precious Kelechi and Amakor Johnson, went viral after they were sacked at a restaurant ‘Chicken Republic‘ for dancing on duty, which garnered a lot of sympathy from netizens.
They also gained the sympathy of Apostle Chibuzor Chinyere, the lead pastor of Omega Power Ministries, who sponsored them to Cyprus to further their education. However, things went south when he couldn’t fund their studies anymore and urged them to return to Nigeria.
They turned down the offer and decided to stay back in Cyprus despite having dropped out of school. Prior to news of their deportation, it was reported that the boys had been arrested in Cyprus and risked deportation.
Sharing an update on their predicament, human right lawyer, Bolanle Cole via x formerly known as Twitter, disclosed that they have been deported and are currently in Abuja.
He wrote in his tweet “BREAKING: Happie Boys deported to Nigeria from Cyprus, they arrived in Nigeria last night and are in one hotel in Utako, Abuja”
See his tweet below,
People who have been following the situation described their condition as ‘from grace to grass,’ while others advised philanthropists not to offer any form of help to them.
Below are some of the comments,
@Oserume1 Another lesson on why people should not reward bad behavior!
@Imudia_se2 They should go and beg Chicken Republic for employment
@FruityofAbuja What’s the name of the hotel…I want to go for meet and greet
@OlaraonyeCA They will now face the reality of been Nigerians
@Dharmilorlar Happy Boys 1 – Village People 2