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A Run Down Of Happenings Last Week

Lupita and Chimamanda Photo Bellanaija


People all around the world witnessed incidents that have left them with mixed emotions. Some of these incidents have revealed the deep-seated fears of some, while for some, the fulfillment of their dreams.

Here is a rundown of the week:


One of the most mind-blowing moment would be seeing Chris Brown dressed in Nigerian attire at Davido’s wedding and this might soon be a reality as Davido took to his twitter page to announce that the American pop star would like to make his groomsmen list. He tweeted, Chris say he wan Dey my train oooo. Imagine Chris in attire !!!” sparking positive reactions. Davido is set to marry Chioma Rowland in 2020. The Assurance singer proposed to Chioma last week at a dinner date in London.


Apple’s big flop?

When Apple’s president Tim Cook unveiled the new iPhone line-up, little did he know that the smartphones’ most prominent feature would also cause social media rebuttal? The iPhone Pro and Pro Max have a unique feature; a triple-lens fidget spinner shaped 12MP rear camera array. Soon after the launch, several people took to social media to bemoan the design of the camera claiming that it triggers their trypophobia (an aversion to the sight of irregular patterns or clusters of small holes or bumps.). If this will affect their sales returns, only time will tell.

“Americanah” comes to life

Lupita Nyong’o and Danai Gurira’s planned adaptation of Chimamanda Adichie’s novel “Americanah” has received a straight-to-series order at HBO Max. Variety also reports that HBO Max has given the limited series a 10-episode order. Nyong’o will star in the series, with Gurira writing the pilot and serving as showrunner.  This announcement received mixed reactions from the Nigerian public. Some opined that her nationality disqualifies her from the role. However, another school of thought has said that Nigerians playing the role of other historical characters from other nations should receive the same criticism for a level playing ground.

Death at the inn

It has been several weeks of trauma for the people of Port Harcourt, Rivers state as the death cases in hotels stay on the rise. At the time of writing, nine (9) girls have been killed with the killer opera modus being, luring the ladies into a hotel, strangling them and tying their mouth with a white handkerchief and their legs also with white clothing. These killings have led to protests in different parts of Port Harcourt, With the last killing earlier this week, citizens are calling for a shutdown of hotels where the killings happened.

Hart aches

Following his recent release from the hospital, Kevin Hart’s former sex-tape partner, Montia Sabbag is suing him for $60 million (₦21 billion). Sabbag claims in a new lawsuit, obtained by TMZ, that her 2017 encounter with Hart in a Vegas hotel room was all planned by Hart and actor JT Jackson. She says Hart was motivated by publicity, especially with an upcoming comedy tour which was why he and JT allegedly hid the camera. Hart has repeatedly denied having any knowledge of the recording.




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