A Run Down Of Happenings This Week
Events better left to the imagination were the order of the week as people around the world were left in shock following stories that dominated the media space. From the struggle for freedom to drowning in the ocean of confusion, Here is a rundown of the week:
An Imam in Uganda, Mr Mohammed Mutumba was suspended after discovering that his new wife who he has been living with for two weeks is a man. Mutumba met Ms Swabullah Nabukeera at the mosque where he had gone to pray, instantly fell in love with her and married her within a week. After their Nikah (marriage vows), the newly married couple did not have any sexual intercourse as the “bride” claimed she was menstruating. It was only after the police got involved because of theft accusations that it was found that Nabukeera’s real name is Richard Tumushabe.
Wakanda is alive!
All T’s crossed and I’s dotted, Akon now officially owns a city in Senegal. Known as “Akon City,” the rapper and entrepreneur tweeted on Monday that he has finalised the agreement for the new city. The Senegalese descent originally announced plans for the futuristic “Crypto city” in 2018 saying that the city would be built on a 2,000-acre land gifted to him by the President of Senegal, Macky Sall. The new city would also trade exclusively in his digital cash currency called AKoin. The proposed city will also be a five-minute drive from the West African state’s new international airport.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Harry and Meghan Markle took a step back from the Royal Family after putting out a statement on their Instagram page on their desire to live independent lives. This announcement caused an uproar with the most vocal being Piers Morgan’s. Some accused her of causing the crack in the royal family while others accused the family of racism and sexism. The Queen, who is desperate to chart a way out of the crisis, ordered courtiers to double down efforts to develop a blueprint for the Sussexes’ future, to be completed within days.
A man in Mexico has undergone surgery for a three-day erection after taking a sexual stimulant used for breeding bulls. The unnamed man took the drugs because he was planning to have sex with a 30-year-old woman. The man is reported to have travelled to Veracruz, in eastern Mexico to buy the stimulant used for cattle. He was hospitalised at Specialist Hospital 270 in the US-Mexico border city of Reynosa after checking in with the persistent painful condition. So far, there have been no updates on his condition following the surgery.
The report that National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) had ordered cinemas nationwide to stop showing the film “Sugar Rush” was met with a trail of negative reactions with social media users asking that the film be recalled. There were several speculations online that the film was banned because of its poor portrayal of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). However, the ED of the board, Board Alhaji Adedayo Thomas later explained that he takes “responsibility for the gap in communication and the delay in granting final approval as the temporary approval given for the movie [film] exhibition expired before we could release an official statement.”