Hit Stories That Made Our Week
She was just another hopeful face in the crowd but now model Mayowa Nicholas has hit the big time. The big time also hit Connor McGregor (not in the way he hoped) as he was knocked out by champ Mayweather. These are the stories that made our week.
Money fall on you
It wasn’t as romantic as the Davido song when Floyd “Money” Mayweather felled Connor McGregor decisively in the tenth round of the much-anticipated Vegas match, but both went dancing afterwards (separately) to celebrate the highest earning boxing match of all time. The Irishman earned at least $100 million, while Floyd’s payout is estimated to be up to 300 million. Who needs romance?
Mayowa rising to the top
Nigerian model Mayowa Nicholas joined the Victoria Secret roster this week. The 18-year-old former Elite Model Look Nigeria winner has had a great year becoming the face of Calvin Klein and Marc Jacobs Beauty. Now she walks in Oluchi’s footsteps as only the second Nigerian model to sashay for the glamorous lingerie band.
Hurricane Harvey no laughing matter
It’s the most vicious tropical cyclone to hit American shores in decades. In the state of Texas, it has cost about 38 lives so far, put to $160 billion of damage and displaced millions with the worst flooding on record. Of course, social media couldn’t resist making the obvious connection between the Hurricane’s name and comedian Steve Harvey but really it has been a sober time for Americans as the hurricane continues to wreak havoc.
Scores were settled and political points made at this year’s eventful MTV’s Video Music Awards. Singer Taylor Swift used it as a platform for her new album Reputation (despite not actually attending) and rapper Kendrick Lamar (usually the bridesmaid at award ceremonies) finally won big winning in six out of eight nominated categories including Video of the Year for Humble.
Okoye twins on fleek
Congrats to Psquare’s Paul and Anita Okoye on welcoming twins last month in Atlanta. Nadia and Nathan Okoye so far are enjoying their celebrity status. Of course, the twins already have a stream of celebrity well-wishers, their own Instagram account Nadia and Nathan Okoye, and a hashtag #Nsquare so every movement may be monitored for social media. They are the second and third child for the couple.