Social media has become many things to different people. From news sources to a platform to air opinions, seek attention, showcase creativity, advertise goods and services, network and have a good laugh.
Away from the hustle and grind of our everyday lives, it creates an escape and gives people reasons to relieve their tension or get agitated depending on the situation.
I curated a list of some interesting trending topics on social media during the past week; the funny, the sad and the ones that left us almost speechless. And one for the Game of Thrones fans out there because I can.
“Ladies, if he calls you on WhatsApp, he’s a cheapskate”– Toke Makinwa, OAP
Or something like that, watch the video below.
In case you missed it, here is what Toke Makinwa has to say about WhatsApp call. pic.twitter.com/PC0alGcAu4
— Oba Of Nigeria (@UrbanCulture06) August 9, 2017
As expected, the video created an uproar on social media.
Some people supported her logic
Generally it depicts laziness. If I like you sef I won't be calling on WhatsApp every time. I hardly even call my girlfriend's on WhatsApp😥
— Ezinne Immaculate🌹 (@ezi_beke) August 9, 2017
@TobyKelechi broke boys be like "what is she saying?" Some guys, even the first call is via WhatsApp.
— The dm Lawyer (@t_odeyinka) August 9, 2017
While some were against it.
it's quite disappointing when people reason like this, SMH
— Bode Davids ☀ (@owoeyeB) August 9, 2017
In communication between life partners, it is substance over medium, that's my concession as well as a lot others.
— Charles Isidi (@i_am_pixelhub) August 9, 2017
And then there were jokes
— Feyii 🍫🍫🍫 (@feyi0) August 9, 2017
— Feyii 🍫🍫🍫 (@feyi0) August 9, 2017
The prize for excellence in Nigeria?
Pictures of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN)’s best graduating medical student receiving a prize award went viral on social media this week.
Best graduating medical student of UNN cash prize #10,000. Efe of BBN cash prize 25,000,000M. How do we tell our children, education key? pic.twitter.com/zwenNjYvBR
— Salami Samuel (@sammybaggio) August 9, 2017
Word eventually got out that neither the school nor GTBank had anything to do with the prize money. Apparently, the money was a donation from the university’s Medical Students Association. But it is social media, nobody cares about the truth, we all just want to rant about something.
Last week, a Taxify driver was so extra that his passenger had to drive himself to his destination.
So @Taxify_ng I just drove myself to my destination because your driver jumped out to fight with a Keke Marwa & disappeared…
— Adewale Adetugbo (@aadetugbo) August 4, 2017
Apparently, the driver was overwhelmed by the damages done to his car and decided to engage in a physical combat with the keke driver, without considering his passenger. Read the thread.
The Lagos state government takes its job very seriously
28 adults being arraigned for engaging in homosexuality before the Yaba Magistrate Court by Lagos State Government today, August 3, 2017 pic.twitter.com/Qj8YGe4BK1
— The Lagos State Govt (@followlasg) August 3, 2017
This one left us speechless. We do hope they can channel this diligence into other areas of the state’s economy that need attention. However, some people do not share our optimism.
So this is news? How far with the Badoo people? Have you finished fixing the road? Is Lag really working? Will we be washed away next week?
— Auntie Hadiza (@OlayeniAyotunde) August 3, 2017
While some believe justice must be served regardless
Why are you people making excuses for people break the law ffs.Give space for such immorality and see what this Country will become in years
— BASH-AAR (@FaruqBashar) August 3, 2017
For the love of Jollof Rice
Jollof rice has always been a hot topic on social media. And there is an ongoing debate on which country has the best jollof rice. Easy choice, Nigeria, but I am biased. This jollof rice lover, in a Twitter thread, reckons that if you cannot cook it well, do not cook it at all.
It has come to my notice that some Nigerians are in the habit of disgracing Nigerian Jollof internationally.
This is for you:
— Benjamin Dada (@DadaBen_) August 8, 2017
Judging by the thread, an association – Nigerian Jollof Association– for certified jollof rice makers is imperative and aspiring members would be vetted.
For the love of Game of Thrones
Since its season premiere about four weeks ago, Game of Thrones has been one of the trending topics on social media. And as promised, this one is for all the GOT fans out there.
— Game of Thrones Memes (@Thrones_Memes) August 6, 2017
For those who do not get it, we are (not) sorry. If you are a GOT fan and you are in the mood to get agitated and confused, read this.
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