Catch Up: A Rundown Of Events That Happened The Previous Week
Last week was sure exciting as we saw jaw-dropping events occur, multiple times. In fact, we think we might be adding new words and expressions to our lexicon. Catch up on all the trendy stories of last week:
New words Alert!
A prominent animal rights group, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), wants people to stop using animal words as insults. PETA tweeted that calling someone a “chicken,” “rat” or “pig” degrades animals and promotes the ‘myth that humans are superior’ and ‘normalizes violence against other animals’. The group shared a chart detailing the human “supremacist” terminology and suggesting alternative language such as using “coward” instead of “chicken,” “snitch” instead of “rat,” “jerk” rather than “snake,” “repulsive” rather than “pig” and “lazy” to cast aspersions onto someone with sloth-like tendencies. This new information attracted a lot (and we mean A LOT) of criticisms.
Heed the call
Sir Shina Peters, the popular Juju musician known for hits such as “Afrojuju” and “Ijo shina”, is now a bishop. Peters was ordained at a ceremony in a Cherubim and Seraphim Church in Lagos. The 62-year-old musician took to his Instagram account where he posted a video of him collecting his certificate of consecration. In the caption section of the video, SSP, wrote, “Bishop with the swagger. God above all.” Interestingly, Nollywood actress, Clarion Chukwuka, who is the mother of his son, Clarence Peters, a top Nigerian music video director, was recently ordained an evangelist. Well, Hi there Clarence!
We guess Silento might be whipping in jail after the rapper best known for the 2015 viral hit “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)”, has been arrested and charged with the murder of his cousin. Silento, real name Ricky Lamar Hawk, 23, was arrested after the DeKalb County Police Department in Georgia investigated the recent death of 34-year-old Frederick Rooks. Rooks was found in the roadway, suffering multiple gunshot wounds, but was pronounced dead at the scene of his murder. Silento has had a history of legal trouble. A day before that arrest, he was held on domestic violence charges at a Santa Ana, California home.
It went down this week as Isreal Afeare Israel, who is better known as Israel DMW, a personal logistics manager to Davido, expressed Zlatan’s perceived grievances towards DJ Cuppy. Israel, amidst an ongoing rift between the two, had claimed that the disc jockey did not “duly reward” Zlatan for his contributions to the success of the hit song “Gelato” as well as Cuppy’s charity event. Cuppy, in return, tweeted that “There have been no breaches of my contractual agreement” and will be “suing him for libel and defamation!” Israel’s post came after Zlatan Ibile feigned not knowing DJ Cuppy on television. #
On scout’s honour
It appears that Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle will always be in the public eye. This time, it was a win for Prince Harry who accepted an apology and “substantial damages” from the publisher of The Mail On Sunday and MailOnline website over reports he snubbed soldiers after stepping down as a senior royal. Harry sued Associated Newspapers over two articles published in October that he had “not been in touch” with soldiers since his last appearance as an honorary Marine in March. But the Mail printed an apology in December and made a donation to the prince’s charity after accepting Harry had in fact contacted the Royal Marines.