Yul Edochie Backs Professor Uju Anya, Says She Spoke ‘Our Truth’

Nollywood actor, Yul Edochie, has thrown his support behind Nigerian-born American professor, Uju Anya, saying she spoke “our truth” concerning the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

Edochie took to his Instagram page to pen a “thank you” note to professor Anya after he watched her interview on a YouTube channel. He further said “only the truth could set us free”

He wrote,

“Thank you for speaking for our people. Only the truth can set us free. And set us on the part of recovery. Thank you Professor Uju Anya.”

Recall that Professor Anya had gone viral after her comments on Queen Elizabeth II hours before she passed away on 8th September 2022.

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The professor, in her comments, wished the Queen excruciating pain as she accused the monarch of sponsoring the “genocide” that led to her family being displaced.

She tweeted,

“I heard the chief monarch of a thieving raping genocidal empire is finally dying. May her pain be excruciating.”

The tweet which has now been deleted for violating Twitter rules got the attention of American billionaire and founder of Amazon, Jeff Bezos.

Bezos tweeted,

“This is someone supposedly working to make the world better? I don’t think so. Wow,”

Professor Anya who is a lecturer at Carnegie Mellon University, USA also recounted the backlash she has received so far. She said Bezos’ reaction to her tweet was an attack on her, not her words.

“Jeff Bezos came at me and exposed me to threats, to danger, put a target on my back for his 5 million followers. If you can think of the influence he has, a single tweet of his can leave millions of impressions. His influence is out of worldly and he put my tweet there with my words, my picture, in the middle of a storm already brewing against me,” she said.

“I have 500 emails in my inbox within five minutes. I had to disable the contact button on my website because people were coming in there calling me everything but my given name. I didn’t open any of those emails but they put it already on the subject line — ‘Nigga’, ‘cunt’, ‘bitch’, ‘genetically inferior’, I heard all kinds of things. Jeff Bezos did that. He didn’t criticize my words, he criticized me.

“He said that I was not contributing anything to make the world better. I came back and said to him exactly what I thought of him. First of all, I cursed him in my father’s language, and secondly, I reminded him that he was a colonizer like that queen and that the millions of people that he has harmed in this world, including his employees, will remember him just as fondly as I do my colonizers.”

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