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The Week In Review

It has been a week filled with surprises. While some were shocked at the many revelations that came with the week, others have shown enthusiasm that their voices are finally been heard.

Here is a rundown of the week:

Davido and Chioma. Photo: Instagram

30 Billion Gang

30 billion for the account oh! It is no longer news that a mini Davido is on the way as the singer is currently expecting a baby boy with his fiancée, Chioma Avril Rowland. In an Instagram made on both their pages, the expectant parents have announced that they have signed an endorsement deal with a baby diaper company on behalf of the unborn child. This move adds him to the small list of unborn children to have landed an endorsement deal. Congratulations to the family and here it is to many success stories.

Chris Attoh. Photo: Gistfest

Breaking the silence

Ghanaian actor, Chris Attoh, has returned to social media months following the death of his wife, Bettie Jennifer in May. The actor took to his Instagram page to share a solemn post about discomfort while referring to Acts 16: 23-30. Jennifer was murdered in the US by an unknown gunman on May 10 when she was leaving her office. It should be recalled that Chris Attoh who was formerly married to Nollywood actress, Damilola Adegbite married Jennifer at a ceremony that held in Accra on October 2018.

Tyler Perry. Photo: CNBC

Breaking new grounds

All hail Tyler Perry for becoming the first black man to own a multi-million film studio in American history and also the first to be financed by a black man. The studio costs a whooping N90 billion and was built on historic grounds. The lands used to be a confederate army base where whites fought to keep blacks enslaved in Atlanta. At the launch of the studios, he said, “We all get to stand here equally — black, white, whatever — this is the American dream.” Well done Tyler.

Prof Boniface Igbeneghu indicted in SexForGrades. Photo: The Cable

Say No to #SexForGrades

Following the outrage of the BBC documentary, Sex For Grades, a documentary showing lecturers who demand for sex as an exchange for academic success, the highlighted universities, the University of Ghana and the University of Lagos have suspended embattled lecturers, Professor Ransford Gyampo, Dr Paul Kwame, Professor Boniface Igebeneghu, and Dr Samuel Oladipo. Prof. Igebenegbu’s church, Foursquare, has also taken preemptive steps by suspending him. Since the video, there have been calls to revisit the “Sexual Harassment in Tertiary Education Institution Prohibition Bill” where an indicted lecturer will face up to 5 years in prison.

Loujain al-Hathloul. Photo: Financial Times

Women’s Rights For Nobel Prize

Loujain al-Hathloul, along with at least a dozen other women’s rights activists, was arrested over a year ago after Saudi Arabia ended a ban on women driving cars. In a recent development, the jailed campaigner has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize after being put forward by a group of Norwegian and Canadian politicians. It should be recalled that Loujain, alongside other activists, were subjected to abuse including electric shocks, flogging, and sexual assault for months. Her activism has seen more wins as women can now be drafted into the army.

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