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“The military camouflage is not for entertainment.” The Nigerian Army blasts Nigerian celebrities

Jesse-Jagz1A few days ago, the Nigerian Army released a statement which was sent to all online publications, titled “AN OPEN LETTER TO NIGERIAN CELEBRITIES.” The letter called for Nigerian celebrities “to abstain from the use and abuse of the Nigerian Military camouflage”.

Jesse Jagz, who is known for his love for army fatigues, was put on blast in the statement for smoking marijuana while rocking military clothes. Other artistes that were named & shamed for wearing camouflage were Iyanya, Wizkid, Davido, Tekno Miles & even cute little Chidinma.

They have threatened that any celeb & civilian found guilty of rocking the camouflage “will be dealt with severely.” Read the entire letter (dated January 19, 2014) after the cut.


This is to inform the general public and most especially Nigerian celebrities to abstain from the use and abuse of the Nigerian Military camouflage.

Several investigations were carried out and we noticed the camouflage is mostly been used by Nigerian celebrities in music videos, photo-shoots and concerts.

In this same videos and photo sessions, Nigerian celebrities like “Jesse Jags” smoke marijuana while putting on the Nigerian Military camouflage. This is a shameful act and it will NOT be tolerated henceforth.

Other Celebrities have also been noticed putting on the camouflage at will. They include Iyanya, Wizkid, Davido, Tekno Miles, Chidinma etc.

The military camouflage is not meant for the entertainment industry, It is strictly meant for military personnel.

Henceforth, any civilian found GUILTY of putting on the camouflage irrespective of their social status will be dealt with severely.


Best Regards,


My people, una don hear? Anyone with a direct line to these aforementioned celebrities should call and tell them o. Our army people haf vex o.Davido-And-Friendschidinma-camou

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  1. Michael

     /  January 21, 2014

    There goes another slice of the freedom of the ‘common’ Nigerian. I swear, this country is getting retarded by the day.

  2. Yemie

     /  January 21, 2014

    The Nigerian Military are a no-nonsense lot. A few years back, a ‘has been’ celebrity who went by the name, ‘Lieutenant Shotgun’, was given the beating of his life by some military personnel cause he was always in the habit of adorning military garbs in line with his stage name. Since that time, the ‘self-ranked’ Lieutenant, whatever that means, disappeared into thin air like abracadabra! LMAO!

  3. bezi

     /  January 21, 2014

    uhhhh can d military ppl do dat. iono ooh?

  4. anyibaba

     /  January 21, 2014

    “Several investigations were carried out and we noticed the camouflage is mostly been used by Nigerian celebrities in music videos, photo-shoots and concerts.”

    OK that statement is just all sorts of crazy stupid!!! What investigations were carried out? The army viewed the videos, FB pics and Instagram of those celebrities and claimed that as an investigation? The camouflage is not their sole right, they just made it popular and like a spoilt rich brat, they’re sulking because the kids next door are now wearing their prized camouflage.

    I’ll like to see the action they’ll take, that should be fun to watch

  5. Bigkeys

     /  January 21, 2014

    That “open letter” seems bogus. Who the hell is N/A? Sure a few of our military have been known to illegally crack down on people wearing camouflage fatigues…Abeg what is the source of the letter? I no believe that gist jare!!

  6. temmie

     /  January 21, 2014

    Biko, they should take a chill pill already.. we enter stores and buy clothes we like camouflage or not.. Not only Nigerian soldiers wear the camouflage, so what’s the fuss about? I cannot shout oo, celebs and civilian, una don hear..Soldier no dey hear come oo, na only go!

  7. ary

     /  January 22, 2014

    Nonsense. This country sef. I wonder where we are heading to.

  8. But seriously, are they not right?, we’re just blaming d army, Nigerians get issues, how many other countries, say America did u notice their citizens wearing their army uniform as camouflage. Its as if no respect 4 d uniform or d army, or is it pride abt our army dat led them to wear it. U would never catch a celebrity of even a common Nigerian wearing d logo of our flag anywhere, but americans wear theirs proudly.

    So, anyone who love d color green, should take up wearing green white green & leave d soldier’s gear. I vote for it

    • Gbeminiyi, camouflage wearing is common in the States. Even in the UK. It’s only in Nigeria that I’ve heard it’s forbidden. Nonsense if you ask me.


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