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

February 2, 2018
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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.



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

Lessons to learn

He's rich so..

And humour

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.

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

Unpopular housemates

And some lies are being uncovered

Drama in the house

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.

Black Panther is schedule to be released on February 15.

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