In case you don’t who Tunde Ednut is, he is a failed Nigerian musician now a controversial blogger and Instagram influencer known for finding faults against Bobrisky and Wizkid as well as fighting Speed Darlington like Ikorodu wife and a side chic.
Some time last month, his Instagram page with 2.6m followers was suspended rendering him useless on the photo sharing app.
And just three days ago, he returned with a new page he named Kingtundeednut.
And In just four hours he gained 500,000 followers becoming the fastest-growing account in Nigeria. As at the time I was writing this article, the controversial blogger has gained 1m followers thanks to his strategies and supports from friends and fans.
Shockingly, before I could publish my article, I saw another news that claimed his new page has been disabled and when I checked to confirm, I realized that his wahala pass bicycle.
With this second suspension, it’s safe to say that Tunde Ednut wahala be like menses, e no need permission to flow.
The Eight Lessons
1. Understand and respect Instagram Policies
You might want to ask, why was his page suspended?
As one who also got his account suspended last year, I can relate with the pains that comes with having your Instagram page suspended.
When my over 40,000 followers account was suspended in August last year, I was mentally broken as I had to suspend every plans I had. It took me almost three months to have my account reinstated. Also, because I have helped many recover their suspended accounts ( someone should tell Tunde Ednut to contact me to recover his suspended account), I’m familiar with Instagram account suspension.
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Well, I cannot categorically say why his was suspended as I don’t have access to his page but I believe it has to do with Instagram policy though their system can be wrong sometimes .
We all know he posts sexually explicit content, posts peoples’ content without giving them credit and he fights with whoever does not subscribe to his school of thoughts.
However, his page suspension could be related to any of the following:
1. Posting content that is against the Instagram policy.
2. Posting Copyrighted content
3. His enemies and their fans reported his page.
4. Instagram suspected strange activities and withheld the page for security reasons.
5. He posted someone’s content and the person launched a legal dispute against him forcing Instagram to deactivate his page until the dispute is settled.
What you should know!
Read and understand Instagram policies.
Know what to post and what not to post.
2. Have a back back page
I don’t need to stress more. Just have a back page.
3. Make sure you build your brand on your own land – have an email list
We all know that building a brand on Instagram is like building a house on a rented land and the landowner can decide to use his land for something else any time meaning your structures on the land can be demolished anytime .
This is not just Instagram but every other social media platforms. An email list on the other hand is something you can control. You can still communicate with your audience via email even if when you are not active on social media.
4. Support other people
How did he gain that much within a few hours?
Simple! He leveraged on his influential friends on the platform to announce his come back and get people to follow him.
Don Jazzy, Mr Macaroni and many others posted on their pages and asked their followers to follow him. This happened because he supported them and he used the principle of reciprocity to get them to take actions in his favour.
5. Give people reasons to follow you
Don’t expect people to just follow because you are on Instagram, give people a reason to follow you. Encourage and motivate them to take actions.
6. Social media is not a boxing ring
Be at peace with people, be at peace with all men .Even when you want to share a thought that does not agree with someone else’s idea, do it with respect and decently to avoid unnecessary enemies.
Even after returning to the platform he still continued attacking Bobrisky and Wizkid directly and indirectly.
7. Create and share original content
If you are familiar with Tunde Ednut’s Instagram culture, one thing you will notice about him is that unlike Mr Macroni and Josh 2 Funny, Tunde Ednut does not have any known talent and he does not create original content but reposts other peoples content and most times without giving the original author due credits. This could why Instagram banned him. They didn’t only banned his page but his name meaning if he comes back with the name Tunde Ednut again they are still going to be disabled again.
8. When something goes wrong, find out the cause of the problem and do something to avoid a repeat
Tunde Ednut is ignorantly stubborn and Instagram algorithm might not forgive him soon.
It’s unthinking to keep fighting and disrespecting your landlord when the land you are building your house on is rented as even the richest man in your community can’t buy half plot.
Tunde Ednut returned to Instagram but instead doing things differently he just continueed from where he stopped attacking people and posting inappropriate videos and photos and Instagram on their usual way rewarded his insensitivity by suspending him again. Instagram quickly realized its the same man who does not have respect for their policies nor supports their efforts to build an inclusive yet a safe environment for everyone.
Except he uses another brand name and photos, he might die trying to build a brand on Instagram has his IP address and brand name is probably banned.
Over to you? What did you learn?