Tweeps knock entrepreneur for naming product 'Soro Soke'

Punch News 

A Nigerian-born American YouTuber and business owner, Jackie Aina, has come under fire for naming her products after an EndSARS protest slang, ‘Soro soke’.

Aina’s brand, which recently released a scented candle collection tagged Owambe, attracted a lot of knocks by Nigerian Twitter users after naming one of its candles Soro soke.

“Welcome to Owambe! We are celebrating life and inviting you all to be a part of it. The collection features 4 new fragrances: Sòrò Sókè, No Wahala, Soft Life and Spice of Life,” a tweet from the company’s official Twitter page read.

‘Soro Soke’ is from Yoruba origin and literally means ‘speak Up’.

Many decried the use of the term which was a rallying cry in the October 2020 EndSARS protests in Nigeria.

Former Big Brother Naija housemate, Angel Smith, tweeted, “Girl, I know people ain’t die for you to name your little scent soro soke. Diasporas are so annoying.”

“Like people were killed and you have soro soke on some candles, to signify what??? The candle should be shouting? ‘Ei am smelling nice, Ei am smelling nice’ or what??? What happened to strawberry bubblegum…


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