The Nigeria Social Media space was agog with the mention of the name Nathaniel Kudu last weekend who cleared the awards at the convocation of the University of Cape Coast, Ghana.
Kudu who was said to be a Nigerian studying in Ghana was widely celebrated in order to even shame Nigeria academia and calling the government’s attention to his personalty and then appreciated.
How The News of Nathaniel Kudu Began To Spread
The tweet of one Durotimi Dawodu of Lagos was the starting point as he noted that Kudu is from Nasarawa State – a North Central State in Nigeria hence appreciating intelligence.
This is just amazing! Nigeria 🇳🇬 to the world!! Can we find Nathaniel Kudu from Nassarawa on Twitter and help him reach 100k+ followers? Let's celebrate Nigerian intellects too, not just individuals doing nonsense on the internet! Like Wooooow! pic.twitter.com/5LufoGLJqI
— Durotimi Dawodu Of Lagos (@TimiBlaze) April 13, 2023
Who Is Nathaniel Kudu?
He is a brilliant and gifted Ghanaian medical student.
He scooped 16 of the 22 medical College awards at the Second Session of the University of Cape Coast’s 55th congregation in Ghana.
Another False Claim On The Origin of Nathaniel Kudu
Riding on Durotimi Dawodu’s claim, another tweep, Sam elaborated the tweet which was also popular on Whatsapp that Kudu was born in Eggon, Nasarawa State, North Central Nigeria.
Aside most tweeps also celebrating the brilliant medic, popular musician cum director, Don Jazzy, also updated mentioning his name in appreciation of his accolades.
Fake news please delete,… This young man *Dr. Nathaniel Cudjoe* is a full blooded Ghanaian and has nothing to do with Nigeria. It is *Cudjoe and not Kudu* pic.twitter.com/1gGfHJK27K
— Arnold (@noldyan) April 13, 2023
Your people are spreading fake news that is what has happened..
They’ve changed a Ghanaian named Nathaniel Nii Cudjoe into Nathanial Kudu from Nigeria 🇳🇬 basically propagating he’s Nigerian pic.twitter.com/6cQc9wLdDf
— Bucks AFC ⚪️🔴 (@bondzii) April 14, 2023
Facts Check About Nathaniel Kudu “Cudjoe”
Findings revealed that Nathaniel other name is actually Cudjoe and not Kudu as widely speculated online.
The name fabrication and corruption was a ploy to actually Nigerianize the name which is also written as “Nathaniel Nii Codjoe.”
Also, the ceremony where Cudjoe was celebrated happened in March 2023 where he emerged the best graduating student, a feat that was said to have earned him a meeting with the Ghanaian Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia at Jubilee House, Accra.
Further checks using Google also revealed that Codjoe was born and raised in Ghana and he is an old student of St. Peter’s Secondary School in Kwaitia-Kwaku, Ghana.
It was revealed by Ghanaweb that, “the long standing battle between Nigerians and Ghanians over various issues was reignited following attempt by some Nigerians on social media to claim Dr Nathaniel Cuddjoe…”
With the highlighted points above, it is therefore concluded that Nathaniel Kudu’s representation as a Nigerian is false rather he is Nathaniel Cudjoe and that he is a Ghanaian and not Nigerian as earlier speculated and celebrated.