Wumi Toriola, a well-known actress in Nigeria’s film industry, commonly known as Nollywood, recently participated in the NYSC@50 challenge, which marked the 50th anniversary of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). The NYSC was established in 1973 to promote unity among Nigerian youths by deploying graduates to different parts of the country for a year of national service.
Wumi Toriola, who had previously served as a Lagos corper at the Ede Camp, shared a throwback photo of herself in her NYSC uniform to join the celebration. However, instead of receiving praises, her fans had a fun time making jokes about her photo in the comments section.
One Mo Tiarah wrote, “Aunty Mi it’s all shades of wrong
One Iyanuoluwa wrote, “It’s your belt for me
One Arikeeeee wrote, “Which kind belt is that? Omo make I cherish my belt now this one no be am
One Whurrah wrote, “It is your belt for me
One Salam wrote, “See ur mouth
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The NYSC@50 challenge had many people, including celebrities, sharing their photos in their NYSC uniforms on social media, as a way of celebrating the program’s impact over the past 50 years. Although Wumi Toriola’s photo attracted some playful teasing from her fans, it was still a fun way of commemorating the program and its role in shaping the lives of Nigerian youths.