A mother, Mrs Deborah Olaki (also known on X as Mummy Zee) after a post on X stating how she wakes up as early as 4.30am to prepare her husband’s lunch, has become a social media sensation, with gifts of cash and kind pouring in for her from Nigerians, …..PUNCH
Mrs Deborah Olaki’s life is changing right before her eyes. The Lagos State-based mother has become a millionaire in less than 48 hours.
As of December 29, 2023, Olaki, a graduate of Geophysics, begged Santa Claus for a Christmas gift of a small bedside fridge.
Posting a picture of the sample of the fridge, she added that some of her meals were getting bad too quickly because of the night heat that accompanies the dry season
The tweet got 230 likes, 70 retweets, and 16 comments, but none made her dream come true.
She wrote, “Dear Santa, I don’t want so much for Christmas, there is just one thing I need. This very small bedside fridge. This is because of the night heat. Some of my meals are getting bad quickly.”
Her husband, Mr Abiola Adebisi, a classroom science teacher, who studied Mathematics, she noted in a tweet, was worried that she was not getting the life she truly deserved because of his financial standing.
She also disclosed that she met the man over eight years ago, adding that she married into a good family.
On December 7, 2023, she made a tweet asking God to fulfil her husband’s heart desires.
She wrote, “Dear God, please bless my husband with all his heart desires this December and enrich his pockets beyond his imagination because he deserves every good thing life has to offer.”
But, all that is going to change now, as Nigerians from all walks of lives are raining cash gifts on the couple following a viral tweet made by Olaki on Friday.
In the life-changing tweet, she disclosed on the popular microblogging site, X, that she wakes up at 4.50am every day to cook for her husband, responding to a user who wondered why a wife would wake up very early to cook for her husband.
Tweeting via her handle, @#_Debbie_OA, she stated that she began to wake up that early when her husband told her that a female colleague in his office brought an extra spoon so that he could share in her lunch.
She tweeted, “I’ve always been too lazy to wake up and get his lunch ready. But the day he told me a colleague brought two spoons so he’ll eat with her was the day I set my alarm for 4.50am.”
The tweet generated controversy, with some criticising Olaki and calling her ‘insecure’ for feeling that waking up that early to cook for a man would keep him.
Popular United States based-Nigerian professor, Uju Anya, who seemed displeased with the lady’s comment, condemned her actions.
Anya wrote, “So, you’re saying you rise before dawn to cook for an able-bodied adult so that he doesn’t beg co-workers for food and f*ck somebody for day-old rice and chicken?”
Another user, @emelleionaire, wrote, “Just married, and someone can steal him with small okro and pounded yam? So, my sister in Christ, what is your war plan for when your beggar husband comes across stew that is sweeter than yours?”
@ruttiexx, another user, said, “The lord is your strength because I cannot.”
However, in a dramatic turn of events, some X users, mostly men, rallied around her, requesting a contribution from like minds to encourage the wife.
Olaki, who posted her account number at 1.39pm on Friday, shared that she had received over N2m from Nigerians on Saturday afternoon.
The woman, whose profile shows that she is a geoscientist, sharing a screenshot of her account balance on Saturday afternoon, wrote, “She’fe pami ni? (Do you want to kill me?).
“I’ve never seen this amount before. I’ve been busy at the hospital and turned off DND to see this, ahhh Jesus. Thank you all so much.
“Oh, I forgot to mention that an Angel recommended me for a remote Virtual Assistant role for 50k monthly. What else do I want? Amazing Mercy!
“Where’s the tweet with my account number again gan sef? Please, it’s okay. I’m scared.”
As of the time of this report, the lady had got more than N2m from well-wishers.
The lady, trending number 1 on X as Mummy Zee and number 3 as Debbie, disclosed on Saturday night that she had got over N5m in her own account, adding that her husband, whose Opay account number she also posted, had also got some cash donations from Nigerians.
Her initial tweet had generated over 21 million impressions, including 21,000 retweets, 3,200 comments and 57, 0000 likes.
Her followers have also quadrupled from around 2,300 on Thursday to over 78,000 as of the time of filing this report.
NNPCL, Infinix, NITDA, other donations
Meanwhile, the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited has offered free Premium Motor Spirit vouchers worth N200,000 to Olaki.
The NNPCL disclosed this in a tweet shared on its official X handle on Saturday.
The tweet read, “Hello, #_Debbie_OA, we love your amazing love story, and we would like to gift you a free N200,000 PMS voucher redeemable at any of our 900+ retail stations nationwide.
“This will ensure that Mummy Zee has #EnergyforToday and #EnergyforTomorrow. We have just followed you. Please check your DM. Best wishes.”
Also, a smartphone company, Infinix Nigeria, on Saturday, offered its latest device, Infinix Hot 40, to the lady and her husband.
Popular medical expert and X influencer, Dr Chinonso Egbema, also known as Aproko doctor, offered to pay one-year health insurance for the family of the lady, who was once criticised for waking up at 4.30am to cook for her husband.
He tweeted on his official X handle, “You and your family need health insurance. I’ll be paying your family’s health insurance for a complete calendar year. Stay healthy @_Debbie_OA”
He further offered to provide the family with insecticide since the lady was also said to be pregnant.
Another X user, @rellest_gee, offered her a brand-new iPhone.
He wrote, “Good day Ma for being a good wife I have this iPhone available to you. The delivery is on me and airtime you want to do data you free to text me.”
Also, another X user, @davidchibui, offered to give her a smart TV and cabinet for her use.
Another Twitter user, @nordmotion, promised to pay rent for a two-bedroom flat.
“I am elated to hear @_Debbie_OA is expecting a baby. I sent some money to her Kuda account earlier today. I don’t think we would be able to offer her a car as a present now. However, please contact the couple and let me know if we can pay for the rent of a two-bedroom flat for them in anticipation of the arrival of their baby. They can also visit our showroom and take a test drive in any of our @nordmotion models,” @nordmotion wrote.
Another X user, @OTUNBA_TIZ, wrote, “Hi, good afternoon. My name is Tunde and I make furniture. If you don’t mind, I would love to gift you a bed frame. Kindly pick any of these and if they are not your taste I will gladly make your preferred kind of bed frame for you.”
Kuda doubles N2m donation
A fintech company operating in Nigeria and the United Kingdom, where Olaki’s account number is lodged, Kuda Bank, has promised to double the N2m donation made to her.
This was disclosed on the official X handle of the company on Saturday night.
Reacting to a screenshot of over the N2m shared on X by Debbie on Saturday, Kuda wrote, “As your bank, we’re happy to match the ₦2,044,133.94 balance in your screenshot. Keep doing you, Debbie!”
Replying to this Debbie commented, “I’m just seeing this. I got a call from Kuda today and they said I’ll hear from them, but I didn’t know it would be this huge. Thank you #joinkuda.”
Similarly, the National Information Development Agency also offered to gift her and her husband two laptops and a one-year Internet subscription.
In a post on X, NITDA wrote, “Hello, #Debbie_OA your amazing love story and perseverance are touching, and we would like to gift you two laptops and a one-year Internet subscription for you and your husband.
“This is to ensure that Mummy Zee joins our quest for a #DigitalNigeria and #Tech4Women. We have just followed you. Please check your DM. Good luck!”
Rewards so far
- N2m donations from Nigerians as of Saturday afternoon
- N2m donation from Kuda Bank
- N250,000 worth of generator set
- N200,000 worth of fuel from NNPCL
- Laptop from NITDA
- Infinix 40 from Infinix
- iPhone from X user, @@rellest_gee
- Smart TV, cabinet from X user, @davidchibui
- Job as virtual assistant with N50,000 monthly pay
- Microwave oven
- One-year health insurance from Aproko Doctor
- One year’s worth of insecticide from Aproko Doctor
- N200,000 worth of deliveries from Kiakia Delivery App
- Furniture from @OTUNBA_TIZ
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