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Role Models Gone Rogue And Other Stories That Made Our Week

This week, people around the world, especially in the music scene, got to know that role models are really just humans. They can either disappoint or be a source of inspiration. From girls getting high-end cars to racist comments, here is what went down in our week.

Good Kanye gone bad?

Rapper Kanye West has been in the news, but not for his music. The rapper, never shy about expressing himself, has been making quite a lot of controversial statements as he promotes two upcoming albums. West, a known supporter of Donald Trump, complained that his anger with Jay Z was for not attending his wedding. However, the comment that sparked fresh outrage was him saying that ‘slavery is a choice’. Speaking with TMZ Live, the broadcast wing of the celebrity gossip site, West said, “You hear about slavery for 400 years. For 400 years? That sounds like a choice.”

Kanye West. Photo: Vanity Fair?

Facebook dating app

Smash or hit? Facebook is getting into the dating scene with a new dating feature. This was announced by Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, at the annual F8 Developer Conference, California. “This is going to be for building real, long-term relationships — not just for hookups. We have designed this with privacy and safety in mind from the beginning. Your friends aren’t going to see your profile, and you’re only going to be suggested to people who are not your friends.” It will also have a clear history feature which will allow users to see which apps and websites send the network information, delete the data from their account, and prevent Facebook from storing it.

(FILES) This file photo taken on December 28, 2016 shows logos of US online social media and social networking service Facebook in Vertou, France. Photo: PHOTO / LOIC VENANCE

Chioma assured

Chioma Avril Rowland, popularly known on Instagram as @chefchi, is the luckiest girl on the Nigerian millennial plane at the moment. Besides having a birthday party bash from boyfriend, Davido, she has a luxury Porsche car and a song titled Assurance to her name. She also has a restaurant underway. It seems like Chioma has gotten a hold of Davido’s mumu button.

Davido and Chioma. Photo credit Fortune

The year of the Avengers

Superhero-packed Avengers: Infinity War dominated the box office with a record-breaking $258.2 million, making it the biggest domestic opening weekend of all time in North America. We see 20 superheroes in the action-packed film battling with supervillain Thanos. Black Panther took fifth place, generating almost $4.4 million in its nearly three months in theatres.

Avengers: Infinity War Trailer

 

The Legend of John

John Legend getting nominated for the 2018 Tony Awards ‘Best Original Score’ for Spongebob Squarepants: The Musical, came as a surprise to many, including his wife, Chrissy Teigen. Legend was behind (I Guess I) Miss You (for Spongebob and Patrick) in the musical. His wife expressed shock at the nomination via Twitter saying, “Why does he not tell me when he writes SpongeBob songs?? What else is he lying about?? Are there other songs out there??”

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Njideka Agbo
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