Long before the phenomenon of social media, especially the micro-blogging site, Twitter, took root in Nigeria; no member of the late Sani Abacha family dared court public attention. The late despot’s kids were virtually a social anathema, and thus, were anonymous and even went about incognito.
They were neither seen nor heard from. However, since twitter, with its extensive platform, became the desired medium of communication and interaction for all and sundry, some of the Abacha kids are retracing their steps back to the limelight notably Gumsu. Active twitter users obviously first took notice of Gumsu with the hash tag, @G_sparking, when she took on Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, calling him unprintable names several months ago.
Incidentally, the consequent onslaught of cyber attacks on Gumsu, with many questioning her rationale and effrontery to call out Soyinka, while others acerbically reminded her of her father’s inglorious reign, were not enough to deter Gumsu from lashing out at the people she said were unjustly crucifying her father.
In the last few years, Gumsu has been the object of no less than five trending twitter fights and she is not relenting in her staunch defence of her family’s name and whatever is left of its integrity. Gumsu is married to Cameroonian billionaire, Mohamadou Bayero Fadil. They are blessed with kids.