Social Media Roundup: Jacob Zuma’s alleged ₦520 million bronze statue

by | Oct 20, 2017

On Sunday, October 15, 2017, Rochas Okorocha, Governor of Imo State honoured Jacob Zuma, President of South Africa in Imo State. The series of event entailed naming a road after Jacob Zuma, giving him a merit award and the most baffling of all, erecting a ₦520 million statue of the South African President.

I found some of the mostly plausible reasons behind Governor Rochas’ decision on social media.

https://twitter.com/goodwoman_/status/920368536719065089

Putting things in perspective

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And then there were jokes; we don’t know whether to cry or laugh

https://twitter.com/badgalmaddie_/status/919957053732540416

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The beginning of lost Twit-battles

Note to the next governor of Imo State

https://twitter.com/KelvinOdanz/status/919658543753687046

 There’s more where that came from

https://twitter.com/ogbeni_opa/status/919824452287942662

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After the national uproar caused by Governor Rochas’ actions, he came out to say that he owes no one any apology. While we continue to question our choices of elected leaders, here a few other interesting topics on social media this week.

The tale of an African superhero

This week, Marvel released the full official trailer of their much anticipated movie, Black Panther. Watch it below.

The trailer created so much buzz on social media globally. And since the movie is about an African superhero, it made sense for Africans to join in. Here are few of their reactions.

Not impressed

We wish!

https://twitter.com/Sianerz90/status/920948768043802626

Some famzing too

Black Panthers will be out in cinemas from February 16, 2018. Check out more comments on the movie here.

#RedeemAdebowale

Recently, due to a Facebook post termed “disrepectful” by the management of the Redeemers University, Adebowale Adedayo, a student of the school was expelled a few weeks before his graduation.

Adebowale, popularly known as Mr. Macaroni, is also an actor and when the news of his expulsion broke, Nigerian celebrities took to social media to appeal for the reversion of his expulsion.

Others joined in too

Dear Redeemers University, please redeem Mr. Macaroni.

The beat thief?

This week, MSE Gang, a Nigerian record label accused popular musician, Olamide and his crew of stealing their beat produced by Young John. Apparently, the beat was allegedly stolen and used by Davolee–YBNL’s newest artiste. #OlamideStoleOurBeat trended on twitter.

Some people believe it was just a publicity stunt

https://twitter.com/BimboOAKS/status/920744977382199297

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While some were disappointed

https://twitter.com/uncle_Teey/status/920728080066465793

https://twitter.com/uncle_Teey/status/920728399865434112

Olamide’s fans had his back

https://twitter.com/Queenreemah/status/920752165999796224

In my opinion, the whole debacle was just MSE Gang’s way of promoting their new single.

Titilola Oludimu
Titilola Oludimu

I’m always open to new experiences.


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