Here Are The Highlights Of The Week
This week was the most defining week in Nigeria because of the presidential elections. In this regard, we saw musicians become activists. Outside Nigeria, we also saw drama from the Royals to achievements to immigration.
Here is a rundown of the week:
Meghan Markle And Her “Lying” Daddy
Meghan Markle’s father, Thomas Markle, has opened up about the content of a five-page letter she sent to him after her celebrated marriage with Prince Harry in May. She wrote, “Your actions have broken my heart into a million pieces – not simply because you have manufactured such unnecessary and unwarranted pain, but by making the choice to not tell the truth as you are puppeteered in this. Please allow us to live our lives in peace. Please stop lying, please stop creating so much pain, please stop exploiting my relationship with my husband.”
We won’t be seeing Cardi B’s Instagram posts anymore. After her celebrated win at the Grammys as the first female rapper to win in the Rap Album category, messages poured in some of which were critical of her victory and her relationship with her husband, Offset. Her award was not exactly well received. Some claimed she did not deserve the award because of her competition. In reaction to that, she went on a defensive rant on her Instagram page and also showed off her bruised leg during her rehearsal for the awards.
21 Savage’s many troubles
21 Savage (She’yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph) has been released on bond from US immigration detention. This is coming nine days after his arrest sparked outrage across the music industry. According to his legal team, he also has a pending application for a U visa– for victims of crimes who have faced mental or physical abuse in the US — that was filed “as a result of being the victim of a deadly shooting in 2013.” More than 460,000 people signed a petition demanding his release including with Kendrick Lamar, Jay-Z and Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Lady Gaga the maestro
Whatever you call Lady Gaga, keep in mind that there is hardly anything she cannot do. The music star has been on fire in recent times not only for her commendable acting prowess but also for the success of her song Shallow. Back in 2012, Carly Rae Jepsen had taken a chart record from Gaga when Jepsen’s monster hit song Call Me Maybe took over Gaga’s number Born This Way. Gaga’s Shallow has finally surpassed Jepsen’s record and has now spent 101 days as number one on the iTunes chart.
Davido the political activist
Davido has, since the onset of the campaign season of the 2019 general elections began, become actively involved in politics. Using his medium and popularity, he declared support for a change of government and urged the youths to vote wisely. A few days after urging people to vote, he took to Twitter to state that he was being threatened. However, the fearless musician assured the public that he and his team are ready to defend themselves and there is no cause for worry. If he has plans to venture into politics? We wait!