Some big names in Nigerian music, such as Davido, Wizkid, Burna Boy and Tiwa savage were the first Nigerians to receive the new ‘official’ label on Twitter.
The official label also appeared on the profile of President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday after Twitter launched two new verification tools, but “killed” one of them hours later.
The platform had earlier announced its intention to add the label as a means of differentiating between the categories of verified accounts after it rolled out its new $8 subscription service, which automatically gives the blue check to all subscribers.
The label could be seen in the Twitter bio of these prominent Nigerians when this platform checked on Wednesday. It simply reads the word “Official” with a small verification check icon in front of it.
Although, the new grey label was almost immediately scrapped, overshadowing the launch of Twitter Blue, which is currently only available on the mobile app on iPhones and in the United States.
“I just killed it,” Musk tweeted hours after the new tag was added to government accounts, big companies and major media outlets.
“Please note that Twitter will do lots of dumb things in the coming, months. We will keep what works & change what doesn’t,” the world’s richest man added.