Stories That Made Our Week: Madam Happiness And Sad Nigerians
Everybody’s favourite governor has appointed a new minister and the people are calling her Madam Happiness. President Buhari is already set for 2019 and Nigerians are ready for him. On a more serious note, Nigerians are lending their voice to a life-threatening social media campaign. These are the stories that made our week.
Vote for change?
Dear Nigerians, come 2019 who would you be voting for? Well, our current president has already started his campaign and hopes to continue his good work for another four years if Nigerians are so kind. In 2015, the people voted for change and indeed change came to Nigeria, although not in the way that many hoped for it. Come 2019, the big question and revelation would be centred around the question, ‘What change would we be seeking and what would we be getting?’
Another record label drama
Dear upcoming artists, read your contracts before signing up with a record label. If you did not learn anything from the Wizkid and EME dispute then you are not an artist in the first place. After Kiss Daniel’s announcement of his exit from G-Worldwide record label, the clash of the lawyers has been the case on social media. While they argue, kind fans are suggesting new names for the artist like Peck Daniels and Cuddle Daniels. We pray it doesn’t get to that.
TIME’s Persons of the year
This year, TIME Magazine gave the Persons of the Year award to the silence breakers, the ladies whose voices that launched the #MeToo movement that shook Hollywood as we know it. Women like Ashley Judd started this movement which to many sprung overnight but have been simmering for years. Producers like Harvey Weinstein to actors like Kevin Spacey have been exposed because of this movement. Go ladies!
If it isn’t your favourite governor on the planet doing things left, right and centre. Governor Rochas Okorocha has appointed his sister as the Minister for Happiness and Purpose Fulfillment. This announcement is coming after he unveiled the President Zuma statue in Imo state. Mrs Ogechi Ololo now known as Madam Happiness by the general public is assuring us that there is a reason for creating this ministry and it has nothing to do with being the sister to the governor.
The Nigerian youth have had another political awakening as they lend their voice via social media to the End SARS campaign. The Special Anti Robbery Squad are everything but special as they have been accused of harassing, robbing and killing innocent citizens. Celebrities and select media outlets have lent their voice to the campaign and, hopefully, #EndSARS will become a reality.