Social Media Roundup: From Ayetoro to Wakanda

by | Jan 12, 2018

This week, we learnt that Funke Akindele, award-winning Nigerian actress will be making her Hollywood debut in Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War. Funke will be playing the role of a Dora Milaje — all female personal body guards of Black Panther — member in the movie as published on IMBD.

https://twitter.com/AfricaFactsZone/status/951160363206266881

The new Avengers movie is set for release this year and Nigerians cannot wait to storm the cinemas to support their own. Below are reactions to the news on social media.

Nigerian and proud…of Funke Akindele

https://twitter.com/Tunnyking/status/951199191249948672

https://twitter.com/Rouvafe/status/951208656619569153

https://twitter.com/Iam_Abdulaxis/status/951183288785342464

https://twitter.com/ogbeni_opa/status/951177537228591104

https://twitter.com/Shawnife_/status/951197614384599040

https://twitter.com/OsasCruz/status/951181598506078209

Storming the cinemas for the culture

https://twitter.com/FemiYB/status/951715685692071936

“My name is Jenifa”

https://twitter.com/ndoarum/status/951463238549540866

Read more reactions here and other trending topics on social media this week below.

Fulani herdsmen strike again

In last week’s roundup, we reported that Fulani herdsmen attacked Tiv communities in Benue state as they have in other states across Nigeria. This week, in a fresh attack, herdsmen invaded a Mobile Police camp in the Logo Local Government of Benue State, killed two policemen and burnt some houses in the area after the attack.

Following the death toll of victims of these attacks, the Benue State govenment conducted a mass burial for the 73 victims of the attack yesterday. Indegenes of Benue state and other Nigerians took to social media to mourn the dead using the #BenueMourns hashtag. Here are a few of them.

Why isn’t the government doing anything to stop these terrorists?

In response to the outcry, President Buhari, using his official Twitter account tweeted this:

According to the factsheet, the Presidency has directed the Inspector General of Police to relocate to Benue State, the Nigerian Army has deployed Special Forces to Benue, Taraba, and Nasarawa States among other actions. Read it here. Someone suggested how to stop nomadic grazing from clashing with other forms of farming in Nigeria. Read the thread here.

May the souls of the dead rest in peace.

BAAD on DSTV

For the benefit of those who couldn’t attend the fairy tale celebrity wedding of Banky W and his new bride, Adesua Etomi, DSTV aired an exclusive on Sunday night. While it was airing on TV, #BAADonDSTV was trending on social media.

The reactions ranged from “awwwwwn” to “aaahhh” because, we all love love stories. Here are a few of these reactions.

Love is so beautiful

https://twitter.com/Chydee/status/949745185029844993

Sliding into the DMs 101

https://twitter.com/iamdanzor/status/949747760324112384

Banky W’s punchline had everyone talking

Shots fired at Oritsefemi

Remember when Oritsefemi said his wedding trended more than Davido and Wizkid’s concerts combined? Well, many people didn’t forget.

https://twitter.com/Chydee/status/949719954961641473

Other reactions

https://twitter.com/Jajdgenius/status/949773551388721152

Read more here.

Temi Otedola was scammed

On Tuesday this week, Temi Otedola, daughter of Nigerian billionaire, Femi otedola tweeted this:

Here are few reactions to her tweet:

Some people sympathised with her

Here, Nigerians were being Nigerians

They have suspects

https://twitter.com/chimaofficial/status/951228425129418752

https://twitter.com/TobyKelechi/status/950683427652689920

https://twitter.com/Kandel_Pariz/status/950661965109714944

Read more reactions here.

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