All The Excitement That Went Down This Week
This week was filled with many happy endings. Sadly, even good things come to an end but the memories they leave make us feel we contributed an important part of history.
From the end of a watch to winning, here is a rundown of the week:
Betty Irabor, the founder of Genevieve magazine, took to social media to speak on the increasing rate of suicide in Nigeria. Irabor in her post disclosed that she has attempted suicide in the past while also revealing that no one should be judged for taking such actions. A part of the post reads, “At the time I attempted suicide, I was sick and in pain. There was a volcano somewhere inside of me that needed to erupt and suicide seemed like an option to avoid the eruption. Don’t trivialize anyone’s pain just because it’s not physical and you cannot see it.”
Earlier in the week, Nigerian singer, Friday Igwe better known as Baba Fryo was assaulted by some soldiers. It turned out that those who had assaulted the “Dem Go Dey Pose” crooner “without a reason” were fake soldiers and one of them has since been apprehended. The Nigerian army identified the fake soldier as Muhammed Ishaq and Baba Fryo took to his Facebook page to make the announcement. According to the post, the arrest was facilitated with the aid of men of the Nigerian Army. All thanks to the military.
The final episode of “Game of Thrones” broke single-night viewing records with 19.3 million tuning in to watch the finale, despite the mixed reactions from fans. This makes ‘Game of Thrones’ the highest viewed show in HBO history beating its own viewership record weekly. However, some fans who thought that the final episode’s treatment of previous character developments was not up to par signed a petition asking for a remake. To drive home their dissatisfaction, over 800, 000 fans signed the petition. However, Sophie (who played Sansa) Turner condemned the act calling it “disrespectful” to the writers and actors.
Fenty in Lagos
We finally got a first look at Rihanna’s new luxury fashion line Fenty created in partnership with LVMH Moët Hennessy (LVMH). This new venture makes the pop star the first black woman in charge of a major luxury fashion house in Paris. Fenty recently shared a snippet on its official Instagram page of the collection; each model is photographed in front of backdrops showcasing different cultures and places. Lagos was one of those shown in the video. Nigeria is finally getting the fashion attention that it deserves.
Nigeria gets UNESCO recognition
A Nigerian docufilm Awani won the UNESCO prize at the 2019 Afrika Film Festival. Awani is a historical documentary that explores the intersection between colonialism and gender inequality. The documentary blends expert opinion and archival footage to create a story and features the likes of Kemi Da Silva Ibru, Ed Keazor, Bismarck Rewane, Minna Salami, Kadaria Ahmed and Joe Odumakin. The UNESCO jury defined Awani as ‘A pure documentary that encourages active participation in the process of emancipating women in Nigeria, but also
globally.’ Congratulations is in order as this is a win for Nigeria.