Notable Happenings Of This Week
The week saw moments of sadness as a star who had united people from around the world disappeared from the sky. It also saw the courageous artists venture into politics to make a mark.
Here is a rundown of the week:
Marvel: Stan Lee Is Dead
The world especially comic fans were thrown into mourning after the magician behind all Marvel Comic, Stan Lee, was reported dead. According to his daughter, J. C, he was confirmed dead after he was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre. It would be recalled that Lee had suffered several illnesses with reported cases of a bout of pneumonia and vision issues. He is behind Spider-Man, Black Panther, The Incredible Hulk, X-Men, Iron Man, Fantastic Four (with Jack Kirby) and The Avengers. Lee made cameo appearances in all of the Marvel films and had a rocky relationship with Marvel once the company went full-tilt Hollywood. Guess it is goodbye, Spiderman.
Banky W the Politician
The multi-talented artist, Banky W (real names: Olubankole Wellington) has become the latest artiste to indicate an interest in political office. The EME boss singer has announced that he’s running under the platform of the Modern Democratic Party (MDP) for the Eti-Osa, Lagos seat in the House of Representatives in the 2019 general elections. Banky W made the announcement at an event organised by the MDP tagged “Play Your Part,” where he gave a rousing speech about keeping hope in Nigeria. Well done Banky but don’t you think running under “Lagos Party” would be ideal?
Feud still on?
Just when we thought the feud between Pusha T and Drake was over, Pusha T’s visuals at his show at Camp Flog Gnaw showed up a “F**K DRAKE” graphic. This happened while he was performing at Tyler, the Creator’s music fest on Saturday the 09 of November. The “Adidon” artist says he didn’t realise it until the crowd chanted the words on the graphic.
Regardless of the development, he continued with his music. But he addressed it after he was done saying that he was not okay with what the tech guy did with the graphic.
Mental health arising
In a promotional clip of their reality show, Chad Loves Michelle, the real character of Chad may have been revealed. Michelle who has been open about her depression and her treatment in a mental health centre was allegedly mocked by Chad after she brought up the issue about race. “I said something to him on the lines of ‘Well, Chad, because you are not Black you would not understand why I communicate the way I do.…. And this is not to justify it, but yesterday when we had the disagreement, he said, ‘Did you take your meds today?”