Catch Up On Events That Happened During The Week
If only we could see how fleeting, we would strive and be patient in our dealings to ensure the cards play in our favour. That is what this week taught us. Catch up on the trendy stories that made the previous week:
Amid calls to consider a woman for the role of James Bond, Daniel Craig says that he does not believe a woman should play the role of the famed fictional British secret agent.
For a while now, there have been speculations over who will replace Craig as the actor is retiring from the role since he first starred in 2006’s Casino Royale.
The debate over Craig’s replacement has seen calls for inclusivity in the recasting of the spy character. Craig, however, says that the role shouldn’t be played by an actress because they deserve their own roles that haven’t been written for men. “There should simply be better parts for women and actors of colour,” he said.
Good things will come
It’s Michaela Coel best year yet as she has become the first black woman to win an Emmy for Best Writing in a Television Limited Series or Movie, I” May Destroy You” in a category that had “The Queen’s Gambit” competing. Of all the speeches made, hers was the most memorable of the event as she told writers, “Write the tale that scares you, that makes you feel uncertain, that isn’t comfortable. I dare you… Visibility these days seems to somehow equate to success. Do not be afraid to disappear—from it, from us—for a while, and see what comes to you in the silence.”
A house divided
Writer Zara Emezi (Akwaeke) has again taken to social media to accuse the literary space of not caring about trans people owing to the recognition of Chimamanda with the North Star Award- the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation’s highest honour. Recall that Chimamanda in an interview had said “I think if you’ve lived in the world as a man, with the privileges the world accords to men, and then change gender, it’s difficult for me to accept that then we can equate your experience with the experience of a woman who has lived from the beginning in the world as a woman, and who has not been accorded those privileges that men are.”
Peace like a river
When troubled loomed in Innocent 2Baba Idibia’s home following his wife, Annie Idibia’s outcry and the Instagram wars among his family, her family, and her, not a few Nigerians were concerned. Some went as far as sending messages and others dishing out marital lessons. In fact, some Nigerians claimed that they had given up on love. But in a turn of events, the artiste, on his birthday, calmed all storms with a photo of the couple on his page and a caption stating that they are “striving to become the best version of ourselves.” *phew*
Sad times for the juju king, King Sunny Ade, as his wife, Hon Risikat Ajoke Adegeye was announced dead a day before his birthday. The former member of the Lagos State House of Assembly reportedly passed away after a brief illness in the early hours of Tuesday. The cause of her death is not yet known, however, Vanguard reports that her death could have been as a result of cancer which she had battled for a long time before her death. Their marriage to King Sunny Ade produced six male children.