Social Media Roundup: A billionaire, a lion and the north sea

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February 2, 2018
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4 min read
Paddy Adenuga

This week, Paddy Adenuga, son of Nigerian telco and oil magnate, Mike Adenuga, shared a story of how he tried to buy Chevron Netherlands at the age of 29.

Read it here. Asides the many lessons on grit, focus and hardwork, Paddy Adenuga's penmanship is commendable. This is one of the reactions to the story on social media.

Mind.Blown

https://twitter.com/femiTRIP/status/958072129429393412

https://twitter.com/OgbeniDipo/status/958328803767607296

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The story was so good that people believe it should be turned into a film

https://twitter.com/TheUnscripted_/status/958657775369969664

https://twitter.com/Punthief/status/958232606667141126

https://twitter.com/fiyin_josh/status/958627827674476544

Lessons to learn

https://twitter.com/OlufolaWusu/status/958341616422522880

https://twitter.com/NaijaInfluencer/status/958259363596128256

He's rich so..

https://twitter.com/Adeyosola___/status/958078179754807297

https://twitter.com/formerly_m/status/958269215080927232

https://twitter.com/UNCLE_AJALA/status/958649631851929600

And humour

https://twitter.com/Bottledpaul/status/958219750487703552

https://twitter.com/sageseid/status/958393927421386752

https://twitter.com/ife_luv12/status/958265380669181953

https://twitter.com/OneXMind/status/958281542987632640

https://twitter.com/ogbeni_opa/status/958234028477476865

What was your reaction when you read Paddy Adenuga's story? Let me know in the comments section. Read this thread and other interesting topics on social media below.

Are there bookshops in Nigeria?

Last week, renowned Nigerian author Chimamanda Adichie was the star guest at a global ideas event hosted by the French government called "La Nuit Des Idees" (A Night of Ideas). During the interview, a French journalist asked her if there are bookshops in Nigeria. Watch the video below for her response.

The epic response attracted an applause from the audience and Nigerians on social media. And people are still talking about it.

https://twitter.com/hemical/status/956811682118033408

Read Chimamanda's long reply to the French journalist here and more reactions here.

Big Brother Naija is back

Last Sunday, this year's edition of Big Brother Naija themed "double wahala" kicked off. This year's 20 housemates will be competing to win a ₦25 million cash prize and a brand new SUV. Nigerians and indeed the rest of Africa have had series of reactions to the show on social media since its premiere. Here are a few of them.

Bring back our Biggie

For some reason, the new Big Brother's voice doesn't sound "Big Brother-like", so many fans of the show are asking for a change.

The people's favourites

https://twitter.com/TWEETORACLE/status/958603874348224512

https://twitter.com/CeeCNation/status/958674514690428928

Unpopular housemates

https://twitter.com/TWEETORACLE/status/958442291710058501

https://twitter.com/Iamfemijoseph/status/958608476284039169

https://twitter.com/Vaneezly/status/958684216874631168

And some lies are being uncovered

https://twitter.com/rudeboydemi/status/958599310538629120

https://twitter.com/TareNicole1/status/958466383607627777

https://twitter.com/Hayzey_david1/status/958705612837347329

Drama in the house

https://twitter.com/Iamfemijoseph/status/958678409642733569

https://twitter.com/itschigbo/status/958685001360474113

Read this thread of all the housmates and follow #BBnaija on Twitter and Instagram for more reactions.

Black Panther

Marvel’s “Black Panther” world premiere held on Monday night at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre. The theme of the premiere was African royalty and all the who’s who of artists in film and music graced the purple carpet in colourful African-inspired fashion. Check them out here.

In Nigeria, Black Panther was trending because our very own David Oyelowo failed to represent on the purple carpet.

https://twitter.com/kobbyagraham/status/958955268334899201

https://twitter.com/ProfKumi/status/958383531155173377

https://twitter.com/ronkelawal/status/958299205835067392

https://twitter.com/WendyA__/status/958444670476017665

Black Panther is schedule to be released on February 15.

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