Former Big Brother Africa contestant Beverly Osu has been a trending topic online this week due to her recent shoot with a magazine that seemed to have ruffled quite some feathers as it’s targeted at a certain religious set and going contrary to its values. Beverly Osu starred in the ‘provocative’ shoot where she posed as a Catholic nun holding a cigarette and dressing quite suggestively. She immediately came under fire by a bunch of Christians who deemed the move to be wrong and demeaning of the Catholic doctrine, a part which is because of Christians are very tolerant unlike the Muslim community as she wouldn’t dare such ‘contradictory’ concept wearing a hijab.
See the things that were said of Beverly these past days:
Although people have abused sacred materials a lot including Rosaries.
But what Beverly Osu did in this shoot is outrageously disgusting.
Smoking in a seductive nun attire wit Rosary at hand?
Rosary is meant 4 prayers, Christian wont come after u tho but leave u to ur conscience pic.twitter.com/wifHf1bxPh
— King 👑 (@theDamorela) September 11, 2018
If you’re okay with what Beverly Osu did, you’re mad. If you’re saying is her choice, she can wear whatever she’s comfy with & smoke in it, you’re mad. If you don’t know that Beverly Osu is mad for those pictures, you’re mad. If you think I should calm down, you’re mad.
— AJALA (@UNCLE_AJALA) September 11, 2018
I don’t understand the problem people have with this @beverly_osu post.
Na cloth she wear, no be tailor sew am?
Was this attire invented by Jesus or by religion?
If it was invented by Jesus then I have a huge problem with it.
If it was invented by religion then I don’t get. pic.twitter.com/xI0NbDLzcd
— Daddy Freeze (@DaddyFRZ) September 11, 2018
Waiting to see Beverly Osu’s hijab pictures with cigarettes and alcohol on one hand and Tesbih or Misbaha in the other hand. I mean, she needs to balance the equation so she can get the result she’s looking for.
— Dr. Dípò Awojide (@OgbeniDipo) September 11, 2018
I am Catholic and i dare say that this is the Height of STUPIDITY coming from Beverly Osu.
It’s a slight on what the Nuns Habit and essentially Catholicism stand for.
Why such Blatant disrespect for something that religious.
I mean why so STUPID? pic.twitter.com/t9WlKaiKB6
— AURACOOL (@TWEETORACLE) September 11, 2018
Falz made a video of girls in hijab doing stuff.
That was annoying to the Muslims and he was called out yet y’all saw nothing wrong with it.
Beverly Osu does her own and cause it has hit some y’all’s supposed faith here you’re crying and dragging.
— Xtra DIDI💎 (@Thic_didi) September 11, 2018
Beverly Osu gave a brilliant photoshoot.
If you want to talk about respect for your religion and all that sack of hogshit, start with your lack of outrage over your Catholic priests that have raped and are still raping millions of children worldwide.
— Web Designer (@WebDesignerVoN) September 11, 2018
I am no Catholic, but the least you can do to belief and faith that people hold dear is to respect it.
What Beverly Osu did isn’t wokeness. It is provocative, disgusting and it was simply done to make her trend. Sadly, we have fallen for the bait.
— No one (@ilynem) September 11, 2018
Falz can use Hijab in his musical video but Beverly Osu cannot slay in the Catholic attire.
Thought we all agreed that anybody can do anything.
Continue your double standards.
I’m enjoying this pic.twitter.com/WcJcCdlF0Y
— IbadanInformant (@ibadaninformant) September 11, 2018
The Catholic Church said they won’t expose the clergy that was found to be raping and molesting kids. Nobody blew up my mentions. But you’re yarning me about Beverly Osu. Are you guys insane?
— Head Feminist (@AnnaTheFeminazi) September 12, 2018
If it was in the Old Testament, The Lord would have Smote everyone in Beverly Osu’s Local Government area.
— Mr. Jack Robinson (@jackdre02) September 11, 2018
Beverly Osu is the definition of what is wrong with society.. Her portrait does not define “woke” it only portrays her Hoeism..
And using the rosary in that concept is frankly disturbing.. A really stupid human being..
Am ready.. Come at me..
— 👑Klaus🇳🇬🇺🇸 (@Nick_k1aus) September 11, 2018
Falz sang *this is Nigeria* and when the Muslim community came for him, I vividly remember Christians saying “what was the big deal with ladies in hijab dancing shaku shaku”, “it all about the message”, “Christians don’t judge”. Now Beverly Osu does a photo shoot and now…
— KokoLuvaMan (@phoenixtyphon) September 11, 2018
I’m not even Catholic, but it’s just common sense to respect other people’s religion, culture and beliefs, especially when it costs you nothing to do so.
Beverly Osu’s outfit was totally unnecessary & inciting. Thank God she didn’t wear the other one.
— FAVOUR ONYEOZIRI (GCFR) (@Rouvafe) September 11, 2018
To the “lets burn beverly osu” crowd… pic.twitter.com/Z0vFElkv9Z
— Wale Gates 🇳🇬🇬🇧 (@walegates) September 11, 2018
I’m not saying Beverly OSU was right but most those criticisms are coming from a place of hypocrisy, faux outrage and fish for Rts
A lot of you go to strictly church for fornication purpose, some even sext in the church
But let’s kill Beverly because of fabric.
— Adam Warlock 🎩 (@SpinnTolu) September 11, 2018
While this is a beautiful shoot as I personally love all the pictures and the attitude Beverly exuded with these outfits, it sure doesn’t diminish the fact that a certain set was disrespected and I’m not Catholic even. You’d agree with me that the sensibilities of staunch Catholics aren’t catered for here even though Beverly says she’s a Catholic herself. A lot might want to come from an angle of “after all, Catholic priests have been molesting youths” but it still doesn’t justify that a doctrine is being maligned because those are personal sins and doesn’t collectively define the Catholic set in any way.
Let’s analyse from this angle, what Beverly wore is a uniform designed and used by Catholics nuns. There is definitely a meaning or significance behind different uniforms. It’s like some sort of a badge worn peculiarly by a certain set and in this shoot, you can see how Bev suggestively rocked the piece. Moreso was she clutching a cigarette and a rosary which is another sacred Catholic symbol as it is tantamount to having a Bible or Qur’an & Tasbih in the case of Anglican/Pentecostal Christians and Muslims respectively. Catholics are quite right to get angry just like any other set would if they feel their sensibilities are being disrespected. A lot of Christians are quite comfortable with this because it doesn’t necessarily affect them but best believe, someone could be recorded burning a Bible or Qur’an and call it “Arts” like she quipped.
In our quest to be open-minded and less judgemental, we shouldn’t displace the essence of respecting that our values, ideologies and doctrine would vary with others. There should be strict adherence to what other people believe in especially regarding religion. As you respect the Muslims and not throw around the hijab just anyhow or as you respect the Nigerian Army and avoid wearing camo or any armed forces uniform as much as possible while in Nigeria, I see no reason why we shouldn’t do same to Catholics in this regard because they don’t enforce threats or violence. You cannot tell Catholics to not get mad because it doesn’t directly affect you; while I cannot cast aspersions at Beverly and the people who put together this shoot as I love it, anything and everything controversial, I also do not want to displace individuality because this is some people’s religion and you cannot force them to not hold it highly.
Beverly Osu is no stranger to controversy as she’s been met with them from her time in the Big Brother Africa house. From when she accused her ex-boyfriend, rapper 2Shotz to be physically abusive when she was 20. She also revealed that her mother was deported from the United States. She further disclosed that she’s had an abortion.
Then her nude lookbook titled “Beverly’s Book Of Pose”.
She also revealed in the Big Brother house that host the then host of the show- IK Osakioduwa is a regular at Lagos nightclubs which IK’s wife didn’t take lightly and called Bev a “Famzer”. Now we are here and wondering what Beverly has for us next.