Naijahusband vs Highlandblue: The Rejoinder

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Good evening listeners and viewers at home. Good day Mr moderator, impartial panel of judges, esteemed co-debaters and members of the general public.

I am here to argue for the motion that Naijahusband and Highlandblue are one and the same. It is hoped that my appeal to your higher rational faculties will be as succint as it is comprehensive.

The fact that most people are what they tweet is among the most absurd arguments ever to grace this revered podium. It is easily demonstrated that most people live boring lives and come on Twitter to find expression for their otherwise inhibited selves. The appeal to anonymity is a strong one, giving lesser mortals the opportunity to freely express views that would be frowned upon based on their perceived social status. It is true that people may be their tweets but this persona has as much bearing on the projected real life characters of those behind the Twitter handles as the shadow of a man has on the colour of his apparel and the countenance of his visage.

What I am saying is, it is very possible for one person to hurriedly project a quiet, real life introvert for a few uncomfortable minutes as Naijahusband and then log into his other account to tweet freely without fear and favour, as Uncle Efe is wont to do.

The overwhelming similarities between Naijahusband and Highlandblue have already been alluded to by my opponent. I will attempt to reveal the holes in my opponent’s reasoning with a few considerations of common sense.

Uncle Efe once tweeted regularly about Woji traffic especially in his single days. However, such complaints have all but ceased in the last five months, suggesting he may have moved to some new traffic free location. Coincidentally, the time of this move coincides with the birth of the Naijahusband persona in the Twitterverse and the Blogosphere. Do you still stubbornly believe in coincidences? I urge you to reconsider.

The difference in writing style between Naijahusband and Highlandblue is not even present. Uncle Efe owns a blog he hardly writes on, often instead provoking others to write in special series that run almost the entire year while he chips in his quiet footnotes and advice with little interference. The gentleness of both Highlandblue and Naijahusband is another so-called coincidence. To further buttress this point, the few times Uncle Efe has written on other blog series, notably on the Naked Convos, his stories have been deep, reflective ones (citation, Colour Purple in the monologues, Banga Soup in the Pounded Yam series, and Envy in Sins of the Father.) The odd sprinkling of understated humour is a mark of Highlandblue and Naijahusband, visible to even the most inelegant students of literature. Besides, could it be that Highlandblue hardly writes on his blog because he fully applies his literary skills on Naijahusband?

My opponent alluded to the fact that Uncle Efe may be an avid computer game lover, a football enthusiast and a strongly masculine engager of men. This is her description of a handle that many people sometimes mistake as female! I challenge her to cite a single tweet of Uncle Efe or a single picture or screen shot of Uncle Efe’s so-called computer games. She will even be at pains to name his favorite football club in the Premier League! From all tweet indications, Uncle Efe loves Tinsel, Fashion Police, Masterchef and America’s Next Top Model, most likely due to the extreme pressure of the assertive Naijawife.

The clincher for my argument is the persona of Naijawife herself. Being an expressive and outspoken woman, she may be loathe to operate two Twitter accounts as her husband does, preferring instead to be true to her offline extrovert personality. After all, an already outspoken person in real life would not need to have an outspoken outlet in form of a second Twitter account. While we might meet Uncle Efe offline and find him to be a quiet smiling Naijahusband, it is almost certain Naijawife will have an offline personality exactly as her tweets portray. The fact that Uncle Efe hardly tweets about his wife, despite the fact that he is happily married, might just be because he is already tweeting about her, but in the name of Naijahusband!!!!

I hope with these few points of mine I have laid to rest the debate and proven to all and sundry that Uncle Efe and Naijahusband are one and the same person.

Thank you for listening.

37 thoughts on “Naijahusband vs Highlandblue: The Rejoinder

  1. samsie says:

    Efe knows he is naija husband and I so very well know that his wife is naijawife.
    He cannot decieve us.
    That’s why he hid her pre marital twitter handle from me.
    Efe I caught you before now.
    Give it up.
    We know.

  2. idaresit says:

    The only way Efe is NH is if he is also NW because his wife is definitely not NW. NH & NW from their tweets, live abroad probably in London. And they’re both yoruba. I could go on and on about how they’re not the same person but I won’t. Y’all should just know Efe =/= NH =/= NW

  3. Laolu says:

    I agree with Idare. I think they live in London and they’re definitely both yoruba. Also Efe has already told us his wife does not tweet!

  4. Wow!!! Lol.
    What shall we even say to these things?
    You pipu are shaking my convictions o. *sigh*

    P.s; I just saw your reply to my comment.

  5. 4evaphoenix says:

    It’s a VERY GOOD rejoinder though!

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  7. tiana says:

    Let us also not forget that when people tweet funny things in Yoruba, Uncle Efe LOLs those tweets. That language is def not strange to him. So he came as a Yoruba Naijahusband to confuse us all. We won’t be fooled!

    Also NW’s first tweet was something like “I’m just here to see what NH is doing on Twitter”. And we all know Uncle Efe had always been frequent on the Twitter streets. So it was true at the time when @HL_Blue said his wife wasnt on Twitter but she came as NW when he started the Naijahusband blog.

    Highland Blue = Naijahusband

  8. jupius2000 says:

    Now that’s what I’m talking about.

  9. hahishaa says:

    LOL I never even imagined them to be the same person. Na wah!

  10. @eloxie says:

    Honourable opposition, thank you for your worthy rejoinder. It indeed was a very good one. We also note all the supporting arguments presented above with deep gratitude.

    However further considering the facts as presented by my supporting team above, thanks to Clarionem and Lizzie, we can also see clearly that by reason of tweets per minute, the not as nice as NH’s responses by Uncle Efe, subject of tweets (from recommendations of latest apps to stalking tv series downloads), there is no need for a closing argument. We believe that the divergences in personality and expressions of same are quite evident. NH is not Uncle Efe.

    Finally, Uncle Efe is not anon, never has been and he has an IG account to prove it.

    We believe that the esteemed judges will be objective in their analysis of our arguments as presented.
    We rest our case.

  11. Ebun Oluwole says:

    LOOOL! This is getting interesting!

  12. edgothboy says:

    Una get time sha.

  13. Ronnie O'tega says:

    Lol! Like i said in the first part. All this is simple…do it the waffi way…kidnap NW and make her tell us! ^.^

  14. This rejoinder smells like Wole. I can’t categorically say it is, but it’s got his scent on it.

  15. moskeda says:

    But erm…who wrote this rejoinder?

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