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Catch Up: A Rundown Of The Previous Week

A US Military personnel | Image: Pinterest

It was indeed a week of many lessons, we must say. Some “adults“ caught up with the implications of their actions negatively and positively. For others, it marked a new beginning. Catch up on all the trendy stories of last week:

One win for fashion
Good news for women in the US Army, as they are now allowed to be able to dress up a little. The Pentagon that female soldiers would be able to grow their hair long, paint their nails, and don earrings.

These changes are part of the revisions to army grooming policies expanded the number of hairstyles women could adopt, including wearing their hair long or braiding their hair. The women soldiers can also now wear nail polish and lipstick while on the job, but not in colours considered extreme. However, Extreme nail lengths and styles think stiletto, are also not acceptable. Yes girl, go off!

Raise one bottle up!
It is a massive historic moment for Funke Akindele-Bello and husband, JJC Skillz as their directional debut film “Omo Ghetto (The Saga)” was named Nollywood’s highest-grossing film of all time, breaking a four-year record held by EbonyLife’s 2016 comedy film “The Wedding Party”.

The comedy film has grossed N468,036,300 after three straight weeks of maintaining the number one spot, according to a statement published by the Cinema Exhibitors Association of Nigeria (CEAN). The Wedding Party” was grossed at N453,000,000. This news comes as a surprise because of the pandemic which has crippled the entertainment industry for a long time. Well done, Jenifa!

When love happens
Remember the quote, “You only find love when you stop looking”? Well, this was made a reality in the life of the most sought-after man on Tinder. The love-stricken Stefan Pierre-Tomlin found love during lockdown after ditching the popular dating app to start a romance with his model friend. Stefan was crowned the most popular man on Tinder after more than 14,600 people swiped right for him in just two years.

However, despite hoards of potential suitors showing their interest in him, the model who felt like a “love charity during lockdown” gave up hope– until he found a real-life match in his modelling colleague, Egle Damulyte. To love!

Trey Songz | Image: The Blast

Duel
US rapper Trey Songz was arrested after a physical fight with a police officer at a sports game. The 36-year-old was arrested on suspicion of trespassing, resisting arrest, and assaulting a police officer. In a shared footage of the incident, the singer-songwriter can be seen engaged in a scuffle with an office.

Trey gets the officer in a headlock and can be seen to throw a punch in the direction of the officer’s head. (okay, no more details, promise). Fans can be heard shouting at the officer to stop as they record the incident from a few rows behind. According to fans, he “didn’t do it.”

End Racism
A football manager has learnt his lesson the right way after he was sacked as soon as a “grotesque” footage of him appearing to make a shocking racist diatribe went viral.

Jake Henderson posted a video showing himself saying, “ As a white man, I won’t be listening to people of colour because they’re no good in positions of power,” as Priti Patel delivered a COVID update on TV. He went on to make a string of shameful comments. Soon, he said his family was on the verge of disowning him. However, a note on his page also said: “I stand by what I said but I’m sorry.”

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