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Black Consciousness And Other Stories That Made Our Week

Away from the ‘slavery is a choice’ onslaught that triggered several reactions last week, this week was filled with glitz, glamour and renewed black consciousness. Here is what went down in our week:

This Is America

Childish Gambino broke the internet with his new iconic video This Is America. The viral video amassed over 10 million views in 24 hours. In a rare display of creativity, the video addresses the issues of gun violence, phone addiction, loss of reality, deaths caused by skin colour and the universality of dance. Immediately after its release, the hashtag #ThisIsAmerica began to trend on social platforms. The video has once again shown that music can be used to spark important conversations that affects everyone.

Childish Gambino This is America. Photo credit: KQED

MET Gala 2018

The MET Gala 2018 was all glory and glamour. With Jason Derulo tripping and rolling down the stairs, fashion icons getting a touch up with their heavenly themed looks and 2chainz proposing to his girlfriend and mother of his three children for the second time and at the same event, the MET Gala 2018 was one that captured heaven and all its beautiful perks. In a baby reveal moment, Cardi B who looked angelic and regal with her baby bump announced that she is having a girl.


Triple win for Davido

Davido has shown in many ways that his way to success is not by sheer luck or generational wealth. Davido who has recently become his girlfriend’s hypeman sealed a cooking show deal with popular Abuja based shopping centre Dunes Centre to bring to our television sets the Chef Chi Show. We will finally get to see the efo that has Davido singing Assurance. In the same day, he became the brand ambassador for Infinix and announced he bought himself a private jet which is worth about N9.5 billion.

Davido. Photo: KOKO TV Nigeria

Guess who is owing rent for the White House?

A man who claims to be a descendant of George Washington, William Feegba, has sued Donald Trump the President of the United States for not paying up his White House yearly rent of $240,000 (N86,520,000). The man claims that the land is his forefather’s and insists that the one year Trump has been resident has been devoid of rent payment. He stated in his lawsuit that rent costs $25,000 (N 9,012,500) a month. Trump will not be the first president he is dragging to court. Since 1977, everyone starting with Jimmy Carter to present owes him rent for living in the White House.

Donald Trump.  AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB

Click here to divorce

The UK has now made divorce easier through its online divorces. The Ministry of Justice informed the public that digital divorce applications can now be accessed starting May. This new form removes the stress of paper forms and includes simple and clear language. Other processes such as payment and supporting evidence can be done online. This change is coming in line as a part of the £1 billion programme (N503,300,000,000.00) to improve the court system.


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Njideka Agbo
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