A Catch Up Of Events For Previous Week
This week has seen a lot of events happen to continue to shape our daily living. Deaths, jail term, YouTube ban among others are some of the events that shaped this past week. Here is a rundown of the week.
No Hate Allowed
Popular Nigerian evangelical preacher, TB Joshua, has called on his followers to “pray for YouTube” after the platform blocked his channel over allegations of hate speech against LGBTQ people. YouTube closed the pastor’s channel with more than 1.8 million subscribers and 600 million views.
During last Sunday’s service on Facebook, T.B Joshua said: “I want you to help me pray for YouTube.” He further said that he had appealed YouTube’s decision. He wrote on Facebook: “We strongly oppose all forms of hate speech. We have had a long and fruitful relationship with YouTube and believe this decision was made in haste.”
Gone Too Soon
Comedienne Ada Jesus is dead. She died in an Abuja hospital on April 21 after suffering a cardiac arrest the previous night. She was rushed to the ICU where the doctors monitored her but she gave up the ghost after a long battle with kidney disease.
Mamba’s Partnership With Nike Over
The Kobe Bryant estate has decided to not renew their partnership with Nike, the late NBA star’s widow Vanessa confirmed on Monday night.
Kobe Bryant’s five-year post-retirement deal with the sporting apparel giant had expired earlier this month. ESPN reports that on top of issues over availability, Nike, in renewal talks, did not offer the Bryant estate a “lifetime” contract structure similar to deals the company has with Michael Jordan and LeBron James.
A Price To Pay
An Accra High Court has granted bail to the tune of ¢80,000 (#5,657,529.44, $13,9000) to actress Rosemond Brown, known as Akuapem Poloo on Wednesday. This bail is pending an appeal against her 90-day jail sentence for posting a naked photo of herself on social media beside her son.
As part of her bail requirement, the court ordered Akuapem Poloo, to report to police twice a week, and to hand over her passport to the registrar of the court. She can travel only with the court’s permission.
In the photo, posted last July to celebrate her son’s seventh birthday, she is crouching, facing the boy and holding his hands as he poses in his underpants. Her breasts are hidden by her long hair. The image drew controversy after it went viral on social media.
Marvel’s First Asian Superhero
Marvel has released the trailer of its upcoming superhero film, “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” – Marvel’s first film with an Asian lead.
The trailer introduces the lead character Shang-Chi, who’s known in the comics as Marvel’s preeminent master of martial arts.
“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” follows Shang-Li, a trained martial artist/assassin who flees from his father’s guidance in favour of normal life in America. But when the terrorist group Ten Rings threatens his existence, the titular character must reclaim the origins of his martial art.