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The Good, The Sad And The Viral Stories That Made Our Week

Changes can be good or bad. Yet, the absoluteness in the terms is sometimes grey. This week, we had a lot of mixed reactions from events that have altered the lives of some for good or bad. These are the stories that made our week…

Falz the “Bad” guy

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) instructed Falz (real name: Folarin Falana) to take down his viral video This Is Nigeria and offer an apology to Muslims or face legal sanction. The director of MURIC claimed that the girls wearing hijab and dancing the “shaku shaku” did not, in any way, show the abducted Chibok girls. Also, the group opined that the Fulani depiction was spiteful. Meanwhile, another group has condemned the group saying that they should focus on the issues in the video.

Falz in This Is Nigeria. Photo KOKO TV

Brand new pageantry

The Miss America pageant will no longer judge contestants on their physical appearance and that includes swimsuits and evening gowns. Gretchen Carlson, chairwoman of Miss America’s board of trustees and a #MeToo campaigner, explained that there are some women who have expressed their interest in the pageant but cannot because they “don’t want to be out there in high heels and a swimsuit.” Instead, it will be about accomplishments and talents. #byebyebikini.

Miss America

The Ye season

This period has been a blessing in disguise for Burna Boy and it is all thanks to Kanye West. Ever since the release of Kanye West’s Ye album, people have been accidentally finding Oluwaburna’s Ye, from his album Outside and are listening to it. Burna took to Twitter to share a video after streaming numbers went up by 200%. Thank you KanYE!

Burna Boy and Kanye West. Photo: YOUNG

Messi the G.O.A.T

Argentina and Barcelona star Lionel Messi has not only proven that he is the G.O.A.T (Greatest Of All Time) but also a lover of goats. He modelled alongside a ram and a kid at a recent interview with Paper Magazine at La Granja Natura, a Barcelona farm and educational centre. He explained to the team that he shares a closer relationship with the animals that we think: “I grew up with them and they have taught me many things,” he said.

Lionel Messi and a goat. Photo Twitter

The end of bright colours?

Fashion designer Kate Spade committed suicide in her Park Avenue apartment this week. Her eponymous brand which she left 10 years ago is known for its sleek, bright and colourful handbags. After the announcement, thousands of women around the world used different social mediums to express their sadness. Will her death ultimately lead to the end of the brand? Time will tell.

Kate spade. Photo: AFP

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