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New Beginnings And Other Stories That Made Our Week

This week was a week of new beginnings in all ramifications. Seven days did not seem too long or too short as we saw lives changed forever in a matter of minutes. From births to a new understanding of words and terms, these are the stories that made our week.

Chronicles of BBNaija

The 2018 edition of the Big Brother Naija was definitely had its moments. With the total of 170 million votes and the show generating N5.1 billion, it was arguably the most-watched television show in Africa in the last three months. 23-year-old pilot Miracle emerged winner taking home the prize money and, the best yet, a new bae who described him as her “everything”. Like his fans say, #WeDieHere.

Miracle BbNAIJA. Photo credit YBTC NEWS

Extreme feminism?

Chimamanda Adichie, came under serious backlash for stating that she was ‘upset’ with the former Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s decision to put ‘Wife’ first in her Twitter bio while Bill Clinton did not reciprocate. A lot of Nigerians were displeased and argued that both were feminists who reserved the right to do as they pleased. Adichie replied critics of her statement, sharing that she was indeed upset by the bio because of the many other accomplishments of Clinton.

Chima and Hillary. Photo credit PEN America

The historic J.Cole

J.Cole’s newly released album KOD made history on Apple Music and Spotify. The album boasts of 64.5 million streams in Apple Music and 36,656,086 streams in Spotify in 24 hours. This number automatically displaces Drake’s Views on Apple Music. Seven out of the top 10 most streamed songs on Apple Music is from KOD. Whatever J.Cole said, #WeFeltThat.

jcole. Photo credit Blurred Culture

Season of new births

The royal family was out in a joyous mood when the Duchess of Cambridge and wife of Prince Williams, Kate Middleton, gave birth to her third child, a boy. The new royalty is fifth in line to the British throne. Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson on Monday put up a post on Instagram announcing the birth of his third child, Tiara Gia, while dishing out some valuable men advice.

Kate and Williams. Photo credit Eonline

Freedom for Meek Mill

Rapper Meek Mill, who was jailed in November over a case from his teenage years, was ordered out on bail by Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court. This was after his unusually harsh sentence triggered protests that pointed to racial biases in US probation laws. Jay Z among other celebrities expressed excitement over his release.

Meek Mill. Photo credit Vulture

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