Award-winning music producer, singer and songwriter, Don Jazzy doled out the sum of N100,000 to a fan at the weekend.
The money is meant to be a reward to the fan, whose handle is @Bmillions1, for retweeting one of his tweets.
How the drama began:
At about 1.37 p.m., Saturday, Don Jazzy updated his handle on Twitter, with a tweet containing only a single dot (.) and no other message.
However, many of his followers may have classified the tweet an error, since no meaning could be attached to the post.
Surprisingly, two minutes after the post appeared on the social network, he wrote on his handle that @Bmillions! was the first to retweet the post and then, announced a N100, 000 for the latter.
He stated, “You have just won yourself N100,000 for just being the first person to retweet my “•” RT @Bmillions1.”
He immediately asked the lucky fan to send his bank details to him via direct messaging on the social network.
“@Bmillions1 send a direct message of your bank details sir. God bless. I’m waiting sir,” he said.
Showing appreciation after receiving the money, @Bmillions1 tweeted at 2.52 p.m. on Saturday, “Thank you very much @DONJAZZY for the 100k. Thanks bro. God bless.”
Don Jazzy replied, “Amen. You are welcome bro.’’
The development created a buzz on Twitter as tens of his followers went on to retweet the post with the expectation that he might decide to reward more people.
Barely five minutes after he announced the reward for the supposed loyal fan, over a 100 people retweeted the dot ‘.’ post, lol!
When it became clear that he wasn’t going to extend the gesture to more followers, many of those who had rushed to retweet the post started begging him for money and they gave various reasons for doing so.
One of Don Jazzy’s numerous fans, who requested financial assistance from him, sent his tweets via the handle, @HRH_TIPSY. The man wrote that his wife was on the verge of giving birth, adding that he still needed money to buy diapers.
He said, “@DONJAZZY baba, abeg make I DM my account number join na. My wife go soon born. I no mind money for pampers from you.”
However, other fans of the music producer went on to confess that his kind gesture had taught them a lesson not to ignore tweets from celebrities any more.
A particular fan, named Mr. Rasaq, who also uses the account, @ItsMr_Razaq, said he would henceforth retweet every message from Don Jazzy’s Twitter account.
However, explaining the rationale behind his decision to reward the person who retweeted what many of his fans had deemed meaningless, Don Jazzy tweeted that he did it intentionally to create a sense of brotherliness among Nigerians on social media.
“A retweet doesn’t kill. Pay attention. Help people’s hustle, by retweeting links, sharing messages. You might save someone’s life. Imagine that we need to save your life and nobody retweets your tweet for help. Be your brother’s keeper,” he said.