Here’s A Quick Recap Of The Week
The week ushered itself in with relative surprises. From statements made within and outside the country to a footballer trying his hands in the Nollywood industry, here are the stories that made our week:
And the winner is…
The 2018 Video Music Awards at the Radio City Music Hall in New York on Monday, August 2018. Cardi B led the pack of nominations with 12 nods and took home three awards. She also opened the show making it her first performance since her delivery. A list-artists also performed, including Jennifer Lopez who was awarded the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.
Iwobi, the Nollywood Star
Nigerian international and Arsenal forward, Alex Iwobi has made a debut in his first film role in the soon to be released film, Inpadisu. The film, now trending on social media, features Iwobi being pursued all over the place, apparently because of choices he made in the film. Iwobi also took to his Instagram page to confirm his role in the film alongside award-winning actress, Somkele Iyamah.
“On the couch”
A presidential aspirant of the ADC (African Democratic Congress) Mr Olasubomi Okeowo, was on the hot seat of Falz and Leila Johnson-Salami’s On The Couch, a web series where presidential aspirants have a chat on matters affecting the polity. During his interview, Mr Okeowo responded to questions on feminism, drugs, the economy and Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) among others. However, he came under heavy criticism after viewers said that he clearly has no understanding of the issues raised and is not fit to rule.
No Love for Tiwa?
Mavin queen Tiwa Savage clarified her relationship with Afrobeat artist Wizkid in an interview with Soundcity 98.5. She said that her relationship with Wizkid was not in any way romantic and she had developed a thick skin about rumours. The mother of one also refrained from speaking on her marriage with Teebillz, saying that it was a very sensitive issue to delve into. To add to this, the singer said that she does not want to be compared to Beyonce but wants to stay in her own lane.
A “Beast Of No Nation”?
Emmanuel Quaye, popularly known as “Strika” in the film, Beast of No Nation was seen on the streets of Ghana begging for money. This, he said, is because he never got his monetary fund of $30,000 (N10,800,000) from his role despite claims that someone (Kofi Robert) is holding the money on his behalf until he turns 18. The orphan said that he begs and hawks for a living to take care of himself. He also said that he is yet to see the 1% of the profit from Netflix.