All The Excitement That Went Down This Week
Amusing, shocking, appalling, funny… these words were used to describe the events that happened this week, causing us to reflect on how our decisions affect us. From avoidable deaths to getting ousted, here is a rundown of the week:
In systems, we trust (Not!)
When Nigerians began a nationwide search for 26-year-old Adewura Latifat Bello who had been declared missing, many hoped and prayed that she will be found. Still, another used the opportunity to defraud her family. It was later found that she had died after the motorcyclist whose bike she was on defied the caution of people and eventually landed in a manhole where the flood made it impossible to find her until her death. The motorcyclist has since been arrested. Since then, there has been a rising call to arrest manhole cover thieves. May her soul find rest.
A popular Instagram influencer, Blessing Okoro, founder of the Make or Break up, attracted negative media attention after a video of her in handcuffs after trespassing on a property surfaced online. Using Instagram to advertise her ‘new home’, she bragged that God had blessed her. Interestingly, a man known as Onye Eze China countered her claim. She went there the following morning to take another picture only to be caught by the owner who had arrived in Nigeria. Mixed reactions trailed the video with some saying he was too mean with his reaction Guess gold-plated is not gold after all.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has officially added a form of video game addition called “Gaming Disorder” to the ICD as a mental health disease. Shekhar Saxena, a WHO substance mental health and abuse expert, explains that the organization conducted global research on the phenomenon before putting video game addiction in the ICD. The organization found that the worst cases involved gamers playing up to 20 hours a day, neglecting food, sleep, and other daily activities. After careful consideration, doctors are urging parents to monitor their children’s “screen time” as it could have lasting effects on their mental health.
A barrister, Jude Ojeogwo, who has identified himself as the father of controversial actress Regina Daniels, has claimed that the actress is his daughter. Daniels, who recently got married to a billionaire businessman, Ned Nwoko, he says is 17 years. He also said that Nwoko and he were neighbours in Ketu, Lagos where he referred to Nwoko as “big brother.” He accused her mother of being behind his daughter’s marriage and alleges that Nwoko is 72 and not 69 as speculated. He also says that her brideprice was not paid because of the failure to meet Daniels paternal family.
50 Cent versus Rotimi Akinosho
Acclaimed rapper 50 cents has been on a debt collecting rampage and a few hours ago he took to Instagram to call out fellow Power co-star Olurotimi ‘Rotimi’ Akinosho for allegedly owing him $300,000 (₦108,030,000). Re-posting a video of Rotimi celebrating his album sitting atop the Billboard R&B charts on Wednesday morning, 50 said that he wants all his money by Monday(tomorrow.) Rotimi promptly responded via his Instagram account saying, “Why now? Why wait until Walk With Me is no. 1 on the charts?… I don’t owe you bread.”