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Social media roundup: Death to DStv?

September 22, 2017 · 3 min read
child watching TV-unsupervised by Nigerian parent

This week, Twitter Nigeria was thrown into a satellite TV frenzy with the announcement of TSTV, a new Nigerian-owned satellite TV service. TSTV will launch in Nigeria on October 1 with the promise of affordable subscription, pay per view and a lot more.

https://twitter.com/TSTV_Nigeria/status/911102354656681984

Here are a few ways Nigerians reacted to the news:

Bye-bye DSTV

https://twitter.com/ameeen__Ali/status/910775952719978496

Don’t believe the hype

Too good to be true

Rich people problems

https://twitter.com/badt_BOI_/status/910846875107983360

Plot twist:

While we wait for TSTV to (not) displace DSTV in Nigeria, here are some other interesting topics on social media this week.

For the love of all that is creative

Black artists all over the world had a field day on Twitter this week with the #Drawingwhileblack hashtag. The movement was created to celebrate black creatives and showcase their talents. Some very talented Nigerian artists joined in:

https://twitter.com/badt_BOI_/status/909338248811606016

So much talent! Check out more amazing pictures here.

The man with a plan

Earlier this week, Mr. Adebayo Shittu, the Minister of Communications expressed his confidence over succeeding the current governor of Oyo state come 2019.

He believes he is the right man for the job considering his track record. However, many Nigerians do not think so.

All we can do is wait to see how things unfold in 2019.

So long ASUU strike!

This year’s edition of the annual Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike ended this week. The union expects the government to meet their demands before the end of October, else they embark on another strike. As expected, Nigerians took to social media:

The real reason behind the ASUU strike

Some think it is too soon

https://twitter.com/_Tweeteractive/status/909904000291676160

While others are just worried about exams

https://twitter.com/Rouvafe/status/910016957591760897

This one is just funny

https://twitter.com/Onos147/status/909921557295837184

We are just glad the strike is over.

Titilola Oludimu

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