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By Guardian Life
24 October 2021   |   5:00 am
We can all agree that this week had a lot of dots to connect as drama revolved around certain persons. From those who believe that changing names automatically change impressions, to those who we can call winners. Here are some trendy stories that made the previous week: Abracadabra Facebook might be telling us “welcome to…

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We can all agree that this week had a lot of dots to connect as drama revolved around certain persons. From those who believe that changing names automatically change impressions, to those who we can call winners.

Here are some trendy stories that made the previous week:

Abracadabra
Facebook might be telling us “welcome to a new dispensation” after it announced plans to rebrand itself with a new name next week in a bid to distance itself from multiple scandals.

The social media site – Facebook- may likely retain its moniker, but the parent company, Facebook Inc., which also owns Instagram and Whatsapp, will rebrand.
The Verge reports that the name change is majorly targeted at distancing the firm’s flagship media brand from future bad publicity as the recent whistleblower testimony from former worker Frances Haugen managed to contaminate Facebook and Instagram reputations. Well, we are about to see what a name change can do.

Kanye West

Kanye West | Image: People

Ye
Still on the name change, Black business mogul Kanye West has now successfully dropped his full name – Kanye Omari West – in favour of this long-time two-letter moniker. With this, he will no longer have a middle or last name.
In 2018, the rapper told radio host Big Boy, “I believe ‘ye’ is the most commonly used word in the Bible. In the Bible it means you…So, I’m you. And I’m us. It’s us. It went from being Kanye, which means the only one, to just Ye, just being a reflection of our good, our bad, our confused – everything. It’s more of a reflection of who we are [as] beings.”

Luxury, memories and comfort
Amid the divorce settlement between reality TV star Kim Kardashian-West and Kanye West (now Ye) has paid her ex-husband Kanye West $23million for their Hidden Hills estate amid divorce. Kardashian had filed for divorce from Kanye West last year after six years of marriage. However, the exes have remained on good terms, even showing public support for each other in recent months. Kim Kardashian was ordered to pay Kanye West $23million for the home, including $20 million for the property itself and $3 million for the contents inside if she wanted the luxury estate. On the other hand, the SKIMS founder will solely own all the “furnishings, furniture, fixtures, appliances‚ collectibles, silver and art.”

U-turns
Meghan Markle’s estranged father, Thomas Markle, has pleaded with his daughter to let him see his grandchildren.
Thomas said on Good Morning Britain programme that “we’re at a point where I think both of us, we should grow up, talk, make up for the sake of the children.” “This is ridiculous, almost four years, it’s crazy,” he added.
The 77-year-old Emmy-winning former lighting director is yet to meet grandson Archie, born in 2019, and granddaughter Lilibet, who was born in June. “My message for the kids is that they have two loving families,” he said. Hmmm…

Lagos #EndSARS protest

Lagos #EndSARS protest, October 2020. Photo: @_thegramboii

#EndSARS
Expectations were heightened on October 20 for the memorial of #EndSARS, the one event that reverberated across the world last year, besides COVID-19 and #BlackLivesMatter. To commemorate the day, activists stated that they will be having a car procession in honour of those believed to have lost their lives during the #EndSARS protests in Lagos. However, the Lagos State Police Command, said it would only allow indoor and virtual events. It said in a statement titled, “#EndSARS Anniversary: No Street Protests In Lagos”, said no protest, whether in favour or against #EndSARS, will be allowed. Soon, videos of people being arrested and battered by members of the police force surfaced the internet