The Executive Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has finally met with the little boy in the viral “Mummy, calm down” video.
A video showing a 4-year-old boy pleading with his mother to calm down and take things easy as she wanted to punish him went viral on social media two weeks ago.
The young boy in the “Mummy, calm down” video, whose real name is Oreofeoluwa Lawal-Babalola, was seen in the video repeatedly begging his mother to calm down as he apologized for what he did.
The video was widely circulated on social media and later caught the attention of the governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who indicated his interest in meeting with the boy.
Sanwo-Olu shared on his official Twitter page:
“I saw a video of a charming young boy online asking his mom to ‘calm down’ as she was set to punish him for a misdemeanour. I was moved by his sobriety, which reflected in his promise of “last chance”, when confronted with the fact that he is a regular offender.
“I urge every Lagosian to ‘calm down’ and not get carried away. Like the rest of the world, we are still in the middle of a pandemic and need to remain extremely careful to keep the gains of the sacrifices we have all made in the past months. Let’s calm down! As an aside, I would like to meet the young boy since we both now have exclusive rights to the phrasal verb ‘calm down’”.
The “Mummy, calm down” video boy, Oreofeoluwa Lawal-Babalola, during an Instagram Live chat with City People TV on Friday said he would love to be a police officer when he grows up.
“I want to be a police officer to fight corruption,” Lawal-Babalola said.