Nigerians have started dragging controversial journalist Kemi Olunloyo after CNN worker, Stephanie Busari, denied her claims that she worked at the media house for 20-years.
Olunloyo, on Monday took to her Twitter page to disclosed she worked at CNN for 20 years in 5 different capacities.
But, Busari, who is the Supervising Producer of CNN Africa, denied her claims and also added she has never seen any evidence of Olunloyo’s work for CNN.
“I have not seen any evidence of this work for CNN beyond a few rambling interviews for some of the shows in 2009. Please enlighten me HNNAfrica on your 20-years history with CNN.
“You said in your previous tweet that you spent 20 years at CNN in five different capacities. What were they and when? Interviews with an anchor don’t mean working at CNN. It may be before my time but a 20-year history should yield more than 3 Google results all on the same topic.”
Olunloyo, responding urged Busari to do her research properly, insisting that she worked at CNN.
“Steph ignorance does not excuse stupidity. I started at CNN as a contributor in 1994 way before your time. Research: “a few rambling interviews for some shows in 2009” is why Donald Trump has downgraded the network to fake news. Typical Nigerian ignorance. STOP!
“Some of these fools following me have no idea I spent 20 years at CNN in 5 different capacities. They don’t even know that the CNN they watch here is not exact same as CNN USA.
“I am requesting an apology or REMOVAL of Stephanie Busari from the African bureau on my history at the Cable News Network since 1994. If contributors “rambled”, people like April Ryan won’t be working at CNN today or poor content dominates.
“Busari was 17 years in high school when I was 30 years, approached by CNN Medical in DC while I was the Director of a satellite outpatient pharmacy @HopkinsMedicine in East Baltimore to do a rave drugs story. Her attempt to disgrace my work history in the eyes of Nigerians is disgraceful.”
Meanwhile, Nigerians have been dragging her.
After you have bragged with CNN portfolio and a cool intelligent Aunty Stephanie com burst you.. ?
“Ọlọ́run má fi irọ́ Kemi o” – say Amen after asking your neighbour for translation. pic.twitter.com/hroSinnx8b
— Gbemi Dennis™ (@GbemiDennis) July 22, 2019
How can we not see that Kemi Olunmadness worked for HNN and not CNN
— #PH #RighteousSinner ?? (@DEEJAY_OPK) July 22, 2019
The branch of CNN that Kemi Oluloyo worked is different from the one Stephanie Busari worked. That’s why they don’t know themselves.
And in the days of Kemi, Google never dey pic.twitter.com/foNchfPDoM
— Emmanuel Nwachukwu (@emma_dele) July 22, 2019
CNN needs to update their database. How can a whole Kemi Olunloyo work for you for 20 years and you won’t even notice. How did she manage not to be a nuisance for a whole 20 years?
— Mofesola Babalola (@ikemofepo) July 22, 2019
After seeing Kemi Olunloyo been bashed by many and also Busari, the CNN for Africa boss telling Kemi to give evidence of working with them. I decided to check how through this is by going to CNN website.
I saw a Transcript of LARRY KING’s program where Kemi was featured
— Omo Baba Abbey (@omo_baba_abbey) July 22, 2019