Mark Angel, a Nigerian comedian and scriptwriter, has apologized for the viral dance video of comedienne, Emmanuella Samuel, that recently sparked mixed reactions on social media.
Emmanuella was dressed in black with a high slit that exposed her lap in the video, which went viral on Thursday.
The clip elicited mixed reactions, with some followers saying she was too young to be posting such content, while others thought it was acceptable and praised the comedienne for her growth. On Thursday, Angel apologized and stated that the video was shared without his permission.
He wrote, “Dear friends and family, I want to address a situation involving my child: Emmanuella’s recent video that has been circulating on social media.
“Unfortunately, she innocently wore inappropriate clothing belonging to one of her elder sisters without our knowledge, posted it on her WhatsApp status, but unfortunately, a view-hungry adult (who I believe should have done the right thing by calling to report the child’s behavior considering that we consider her a family friend) downloaded the video and posted it on her own TikTok account without considering that the child may have posted that video without fully understanding the consequences.
“The video was shared without my consent or the consent of her handler.
“I take full responsibility as a parent, and I sincerely apologize for any discomfort or concern this may have caused.
“I’m addressing the situation with my child, emphasizing the importance of making responsible choices. Please understand that this was a mistake, and I am taking steps to ensure it doesn’t happen again.” Thank you for your understanding and support during this challenging time.”