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 “How I Became King Of Clap Back” – Frank Edoho

Frank Edoho, a well-known media figure, has explained why he responds to online trolls.
The 51-year-old claimed that after receiving trolling regarding rumors that he had lost his job as presenter of the TV game show “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?” he made the decision to respond to trolls.

He claimed he responded to the trolls since the rumors of his dismissal were untrue.

He said this on the most recent episode of Teju Babyface Deep Dive, a podcast presented by Olateju Oyelakin, better known as Teju Babyface, a comedian.

According to, Edoho:

“I became the ‘king of clap back’ when they said I was dropped from ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?’ and then people started insulting me. People just came at me, you know.

“I never looked at it from the viewpoint that I can’t be insulted. But when you insult me for something that didn’t happen, or you’re just playing childish, or you just want to be corrosive, then I say that these people (trolls) deserve to be answered. Why? Number one, because everybody answers them. And if you give a fool leverage, the fool will grow to become the president of this country one day.

“You know why? Because everybody says, ‘No, don’t involve [yourself with trolls].’ Some actually sent me a message and said, ‘This your replies to trolls would disrupt your brand.’ I said, What brand? If I have a brand, I didn’t put it out there knowingly. I’m just a guy who loves broadcasting. I do ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?’ And before I got that job, I didn’t promise you that I would be on my best behaviour.

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“The problem with these people (trolls) is that when they see people on TV, they see you as an actor or a proficient entertainer from any facet at all; they think that because you are there and people are looking up to you, they expect you to be perfect.”

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