Social Media Roundup: Will the real Starboy please stand up?

April 6, 2018
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This week, popular Ethiopian-Canadian musician, The Weeknd filed a lawsuit against Eymun Talasazan, a realtor who has been trying to trademark the "Starboy" name.

Since the singer released his Starboy album in 2016, it has become a global hit earning him a Grammy award and a comic book deal with Marvel.

However, for Nigerians and indeed Africans by extension, there's only one Starboy and he isn't The Weeknd. And they got really defensive when they saw this:



Let's settle this!

Other reactions


Well, the people have spoken. Read on for other trending topics on social media this week.

John Boyega in Nigeria, again.

This week, Nigerian son of the soil and popular Hollywood actor John Boyega arrived Nigeria bearing good news for the Nigerian movie industry.

In an interview with CNBC, he revealed plans to "merge Nollywood with Hollywood" by investing in capturing Nigerian stories in a professional way.

His visit to Nigeria has been very eventful.

Here are few reactions to his visit on social media.

Remember the Toke Makinwa story?

If you don't, read the full gist here. In summary, popular Nigerian OAP Toke Makinwa accused John Boyega's bodyguard of assaulting her during the Hollywood actor's last visit to Nigeria.

Here's how John reacted to the story:

And Nigerians reacted to John Boyega's reaction like...


Earlier in the week, John Boyega reportedly met with Marvel Studios to discuss a potential superhero role.

His fans didn't know how to act.

Read more reactions here.

Chief Skepta

Like John Boyega, Joseph Adenuga Jnr, popular known as Skepta, a popular British-Nigerian grime rapper also came to Nigeria this week, but for a different reason.

Skepta was conferred a chieftaincy title, Amuludun of Odo-Aje, his hometown in Ogun state.

Some international publications took to social media to congratulate the new chief.

Nigerians reacted

Chieftaincy title for Skepta? Seriously?


For laughs

Congratulations to the new Amuludun of Odo-Aje.

Deola Sagoe's controversial ad

This week, Deola Sagoe, popular Nigerian designer unveiled her Komole Kandids collection for brides.

Here's how Nigerians reacted

Love it!

Epic fail!

You're not her target market, get over it.

Other reactions

Read this thread to understand the "rationale" behind the ad. This too.

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