‘We will now be on same level, rich and poor’ – Nkechi Blessing reacts to Instagram plans to start selling Verification


Nollywood actress, Nkechi Blessing has reacted to the news of Facebook and Instagram owner planning to launch a paid subscription service starting at $11.99 per month.

This feature is meant to allow users to verify their accounts, CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced on Sunday, 19th of February, following a similar move by Elon Musk at Twitter.

Meta Verified, which will roll out first in Australia and New Zealand this week, will let users “verify your account with a government ID, get a blue badge, get extra impersonation protection against accounts claiming to be you, and get direct access to customer support,” Zuckerberg said.

“This new feature is about increasing authenticity and security across our services,” he wrote in a statement posted to his Facebook account.

There would be no changes to accounts on Facebook and Instagram that are already verified, the company said, adding that only users who are over the age of 18 will be allowed to subscribe. The service is not yet available to businesses.

Reacting to this new development, Nkechi Blessing commended the move, adding that there will no longer be much difference between the rich and the poor on social media.

She wrote: “Verification don turn 3 for 10kobo. At least we all go dey the same level. You no go dey look me like say I get money because of verification. Get urs for just $11. Mark do this one. Walahi this one sweet me. Like this so, if I not get $11, my badge is gone! Wahalaur!”