“Make it a criminal offense for influencers to influence products that they’re not using” – Actor, Ugezu Ugezu tells FG
Nollywood actor and filmmaker, Ugezu Ugezu, has suggested that the government should put rules and regulations in place to control the activities of brand influencers in Nigeria.
Ugezu who gave this suggestion via his official Instagram page noted said that would be one of the many ways to start healing our land.
According to him, social media influencers should be banned from influencing products that they do not use personally.
He also urged the government to make it a criminal offence for influencers to influence products that they do not use.
“One of the many ways to start healing our land. Let it be made a criminal offence for influencers to boldly influence people to use what they are not using. This, in my considered view, will checkmate many things”. He wrote.
His post however generated mixed reactions from social media users. While many agreed with his stance others stated that influencing is a hustle and not a lifestyle, so brand influencers do not have to use a product before they advertise it to their audience.