Here Is A Quick Recap Of The Week
This week set controversies on fire as celebrities actions and characters were scrutinised by the public. Some of these celebrities got more than they bargained for while some finally got a deserved place in the international community.
Here is a rundown of the week:
The rape trial
South Africans expressed disdain at the actions of defense lawyer for 60-year-old Nigerian televangelist Timothy Omotoso who was accused of sexual assault. The case which is the first prominent case to be aired for the whole nation to witness, raised questions about victim’s rights, impartiality and justice being served amid cameras in the court. This is because the victim 22-year-old Cheryl Zondi, who claims she was raped when she was 14 years old was said to have been badgered with distressing questions and innuendos implying that she had consented so that the judge had to stop the cross-examination.
Nigerian Afro-fusion artist, Burna Boy (real name Damini Ogulu) is on a roll this year as he clinches awards and sells out his shows. In addition to this, he launched a limited edition cereal in the UK. Burna Boy is the only featured artist on Fall Out Boy’s currently released album Mania. On the 22nd of October, he achieved another feat when the Ye video, quite possibly the biggest track off Burna Boy’s Outside album, was played on the big screens at Times Square, New York. Did we just hear you say Ye?
“Talk is Cheap”
Popular author Nnedi Okorafor has come under fire for allegedly discouraging an upcoming writer. The US-based professor who is behind the writings of three issues of Marvel’s Black Panther comic book responded to a twitter user @OniZay who stated that she is “going to be one of the best writers to come out of Nigeria” with “Talk is cheap.” Her response did not go down well with some Nigerians who felt that she was blatantly rude. However, she defended herself when asked if she meant it as a form of encouragement: “yup. I did. It’s something I tell students all the time. It means ‘go write’ but Twitter is Twitter.”
The RiRi-Colin pack
Rihanna is showing her loyalty in the fight against the social injustice of NFL star, Colin Kaepernick. The singer who turned down an offer from the Super Bowl LIII halftime show to support Kaepernick is reportedly planning to work with him in one of her new music videos. Sources reveal that she plans to cause a change in “a fun and powerful way”. ‘They’re both leaders in their lanes and believe they have the power to inspire positive change in a fun and powerful way’, an insider said.
Catch the “Fever”!
Wizkid and Tiwa Savage may have confirmed their relationship in the recently released video Fever. While some Nigerians are unbothered by the video which seemed a little too romantic, a lot more Nigerians are more concerned about Teebillz. Teebillz had, stated on his Instagram in a later deleted post that Don Jazzy will never allow that and Ayo is his little brother. After the steamy video with captivating visuals where Tiwa Savage plays a video vixen, Teebillz may have to swallow his words because Nigerians armed themselves to ask him questions like the average Nigerian parent.