The Grammys were supposed to be a night of celebrating musical excellence, but Nigeria’s Minister of Art, Culture and Creative Economy, Hannatu Musawa, managed to steal the spotlight for all the wrong reasons. Turns out, Ms. Musawa might be serving more than just looks on the red carpet – she might also be serving… National Youth Service Corps duty!
Yes, you read that right. While Musawa was busy dropping wisdom about Afrobeats and amapiano, back home, the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) dropped a truth bomb: she’s allegedly still an active NYSC member!
Now, picture this: the Minister, supposed to be diligently serving her nation in a rural community, is instead hobnobbing with music royalty in a glamorous LA affair. Talk about a career change with a beat!
HURIWA claims this red carpet sashay is a violation of NYSC regulations, which forbid members from engaging in “unauthorized travel” and “holding any other employment while serving.” Oops! Looks like Ms. Musawa might have forgotten to check the fine print on her service agreement.
Of course, the internet had a field day. Memes exploded faster than you can say “cultural appropriation,” with Nigerians roasting the Minister for her alleged NYSC flouting ways. Some even suggested she should be serving her community with a microphone, rapping about the importance of following the rules.
So, what’s next for the Minister? Will she face disciplinary action from the NYSC? Will she have to trade in her designer gown for a khaki uniform? Only time will tell. But one thing’s for sure: this Grammys appearance might have been more high-note than high-profile.