All The Excitement That Went Down This Week
People around the world were shaken to their roots this week. From the overwhelming negatives to the delightful positives, xenophobia, wedding bells and superstitions dictated the turnout of this week
Here is a rundown of the week:
First of all, introduction!
Congratulations are in order for one of the most adored young lovers in Nigeria. Earlier in the week, Nigerian Afro-pop singer David Adeleke better known as Davido formally introduced himself to his girlfriend, Chioma Avril Rowland’s family. Davido shared the photo on Instagram with the caption, first of all, introduction. In his post, he also mentioned that the traditional marriage will hold in 2020. Meanwhile, Davido’s elder brother, Adewale Adeleke also confirmed the news on his Instagram page. Not only are we getting our trads ready, our glam game is in the works.
In the wake of the trending xenophobic attacks by South Africans on Nigerians, celebrities have since taken to their different social media pages to condemn the attacks and killings on other “foreign nationals.” According to several reports, the misidentification of the killer of a South African sparked the killings. However, some argue that it is because ‘Nigerians are taking their women, jobs and also widely popular as drug peddlers.’ Since the killings, several African governments including Nigeria as well as celebrities have reacted to the killings. Celebrities who joined in have called for peace and boycotts.
Sorcery or Superstition?
A Nashville school priest, Reverend Dan Reehil has been advised by exorcists to ban the Harry Potter series, over fears that the popular children’s novels could be used to summon spirits. The reverend is quoted as saying, The curses and spells used in the books are actual curses and spells; which when read by a human being risk conjuring evil spirits into the presence of the person reading the text.” The Potter series by British author J.K. Rowling has been repeatedly banned from schools in the US and Britain, mostly for allegedly promoting satanic values or black magic.
Comparison Fail 101
American rapper and producer Curtis James Jackson III (50 Cent), who is no stranger to controversies, declared that Chris Brown is better than late pop legend Michael Jackson. In the now-deleted Instagram post, 50 Cent pointed out to his fans that Brown has just become the 7th highest selling artist for singles in the US while making a comparison between Brown and the late Jackson. He also used the opportunity to make known, his disgust at Michael Jackson’s alleged sexual proclivities, an action that did not go down well with social media users including Chris Brown.
The dangers of fame
Justin Bieber recently shared a message to his 118+ million Instagram followers on how his life went off the rails due to his early fame, and how he’s now a changed man. He said that, despite his go-lucky attitude perceived by observers, he had some struggles with getting so famous at such a young age. “Have you noticed the statistics of child stars and the outcomes of their life? There is an insane amount of pressure and responsibility put on a child[.]”… leading him to make some regrettable decisions.