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A Run Down Of Happenings For The Week

By Njideka Agbo
15 December 2019   |   5:00 am
As Christmas draws closer, it is clear that Santa came early. Those who fall into the category of the naughty list are already getting their reward. And for those who have been good all year? This is the beginning of many great things. Here is a rundown of the week: Cardi “Chioma” B When it…

As Christmas draws closer, it is clear that Santa came early. Those who fall into the category of the naughty list are already getting their reward. And for those who have been good all year? This is the beginning of many great things.
Here is a rundown of the week:

Cardi “Chioma” B

When it rains Cardi, it definitely pours. American rapper, left her footprints on the Nigerian soil after she visited the country during the weekend. Cardi B who was visiting the country for the first time landed herself more fans by the end of her stay in the country, Despite entertaining music lovers at the livespot concert, the star still made out time to visit an orphanage in Lekki, Lagos before heading out for her next lineup in Ghana. While in Ghana, things took a rather downturn after celebrities showed up for a ‘fake’ meet and greet. We might as well say, welcome home Cardi.

A ghost from the past
Embattled American music star, Robert Sylvester Kelly (R Kelly) has found himself in more trouble as his former tour manager, Demetrius Smith, will testify on the singer’s marriage to Aaliyah in one of his federal trials. In a statement by Smith, he claims he purchased a fake ID for Aaliyah back in 1994, when she was only 15, so she would be able to marry Kelly but he says he doesn’t want that to be the reason Kelly gets convicted, TMZ reports. Instead of a prison sentence, Smith thinks Kelly needs to get mental help.

“Babcock” scandal
The last has not been heard of the sex scandal involving a Babcock female student and an unidentified male in what appeared to be a leaked sex tape. The leaked tape sparked reactions on the thin line between morality and freedom of expression. However, the last straw that broke the camel’s back was the expulsion of the lady by the university via a statement that circulated online. As if set to fire, social media opined that expulsion was appropriate. However, the Vice-Chancellor, Ademola Tayo, has explained suggested she can be re-admitted if she fulfils some conditions.

Black women rule!
Miss South Africa Zozibini Tunzi, 26, was crowned Miss Universe beat more than 90 contestants from around the globe in the 68th instalment of Miss Universe. Tunzi earned cheers during her closing speech where she said, “I grew up in a world where a woman who looks like me, with my kind of skin and my kind of hair, was never considered to be beautiful. I think that it is time that that stops today.” This would be the first time that black women have been crowned Miss America, Miss USA, Miss Teen USA and Miss Universe in the same year.

Behind bars
Bill Cosby’s effort to get his sexual assault conviction overturned was denied in court. His appeal claims on the unfair testimony in the Andrea Constand case were ruled as invalid. Cosby felt the testimony from 5 other women was bogus because their allegations were more than 15 years old and too different from Constand’s allegations. However, the appellate court ruled that the testimony from the women was warranted because it established Cosby’s “unique sexual assault playbook” and spells out exactly what it was. According to the ruling, the testimony established the disgraced comedian’s predictable pattern of behaviour.

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