Controversies And Other Stories That Made Our Week
Controversy was the order of the week as we saw people come under offensive torture for expressing their thoughts on matters arising. From criticising people for calling out advanced fee fraud to getting arrested for sleeping, here is what happened in our week:
Noble Igwe Yahoo Saga
Over the weekend, Noble Igwe came under serious scrutiny by online fraudsters popularly known as Yahoo boys or G boys fans for condemning their activities. While some agreed with this stance, others came out to accuse him of being ignorant. A few, on the other hand, were concerned that his statements have put genuine businesses at risk. After much brouhaha, he tweeted expressly that “his tweets were not directed to a person”.
Taraji Henson’s Engagement
One of our favourite girls on television is engaged. Taraji Henson, known for her role in the Empire Series as Cookie Lyon, got engaged to her boyfriend, Kelvin Hayden on mother’s day. The 47-year-old has been quietly dating the 34-year-old football star for two years, but the relationship was only made public in December when she said, in an interview on Essence’s podcast she was happy with her personal life. Congratulations girl! *in Lucious’ voice of course*
Lupita My Americanah
Africa’s sweethearts Lupita Nyong’o and Danai Gurira are set to turn Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s 2013 novel Americanah into a TV miniseries. Nyong’o was in Lagos a few days back for the adaptation which will be shot in Lagos. In 2014, it was rumoured that Nyong’o had purchased the rights to the book. While Gurira will be the screenwriter for the novel, it will be produced by Plan B, Brad Pitt’s company. In 2013, Americanah won the 2013 National Book Critics Circle Fiction award.
2018 BET Awards
The Black Entertainment Television (BET) revealed that Davido and Tiwa Savage have been nominated in the Best International Act Music category in the 2018 BET Awards. This year, DJ Khaled tops the list with six nominations. The awards will hold on the 25th of June at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles.
The end of “Omoge Campus”
Popular Yoruba actress Aisha Abimbola also known as Omoge Campus died in Canada battling breast cancer.
The mother of two, who studied Catering and Hotel Management, got her big break in 2001 when she acted in Omoge Campus. She was an award-winning actress and producer who featured in several films and television series.