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Social Media Roundup: This is Nigeria

June 01, 2018 · 9 min read
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Last week, popular Nigerian rapper Falz released the video of This is Nigeria, an adaptation of Childish Gambino’s This is America, released earlier in May.

In the video, Falz addressed the ills of the Nigerian society; corruption, drug addiction and security, among others. Watch below.

https://twitter.com/falzthebahdguy/status/1000112155893608448?s=19

The video attracted tons of reactions from Nigerians throughout the week, here are a few of them.

Great job!

https://twitter.com/Iam_Abdulaxis/status/1000326587810832384?s=19

https://twitter.com/ClintonViceB/status/1000304154001145856?s=19

https://twitter.com/Bhadoosky/status/1000353990956257280?s=19

https://twitter.com/deejayfaremi/status/1000264826059444224?s=19

Favs

https://twitter.com/KobbyShaggy/status/1000584790549188608?s=19

https://twitter.com/t_riumphant/status/1000265454684921858?s=19

https://twitter.com/DonPEKA/status/1000288139859161089

Dear Nigerian artistes, be like Falz

https://twitter.com/newscantell/status/1000772769750110208?s=19

https://twitter.com/Iam_bussie/status/1000146310899621889?s=19

Not impressed

Focus on the message!

https://twitter.com/The_deminator/status/1000386959603392517?s=19

https://twitter.com/The_deminator/status/1000386959603392517?s=19

Just because we cannot help it

#ThisIsNigeria

https://twitter.com/officialdaddymo/status/1000357929088761856?s=19

https://twitter.com/kofoajanaku/status/1001210787711672321?s=19

Threads explaining the messages in the video

https://twitter.com/Rouvafe/status/1000314683998556160?s=19

https://twitter.com/newscantell/status/1000307353760272384?s=19

https://twitter.com/Rouvafe/status/1000685779813793793?s=19

A message from the rapper

https://twitter.com/rada_aa/status/1000370578514153472?s=19

Diddy reposted the video on Instagram

https://twitter.com/OfficialBmax/status/1000725253411213312?s=19

https://twitter.com/RovielOfficial/status/1000835346559635457?s=19

Other reactions

https://twitter.com/RovielOfficial/status/1000390299531862017?s=19

https://twitter.com/Josh__IK/status/1000145242123915270?s=19

https://twitter.com/Gambit_off/status/1000723682216566786?s=19

Watch this

https://twitter.com/thecablestyle/status/1001870434109968384?s=19

Read on for other trending topics on social media this week.

New Narratives 2019

Yesterday, President Buhari finally signed the “Not Too Young To Run” bill into law. The bill was passed by the National House of Assembly last year to reduce the age qualifications for political office.

A summary of the bill;

Reactions

Victory at last!

It doesn’t end here

Other reactions

https://twitter.com/eadewunmi/status/1002302524509118464

https://twitter.com/askimini/status/1002437632192843776

Read more reactions here.

The Super Eagles Jersey

With the World Cup around the corner, Nigerians have been seen across the country donning the Super Eagle’s new jersey, which has been voted as number 1 in the world.

However, there’s a twist. Nike, the official sponsor of the Nigerian jersey, was yet to release the jersey, up until today, June 1. Also, the jersey reportedly costs about ₦41,000.

You already know Nigerians cannot get past the ridiculous cost. Here’s how they reacted on social media.

Wait, what?

https://twitter.com/Rouvafe/status/1001390113052557313

https://twitter.com/Iam_Abdulaxis/status/1001086266501419009

https://twitter.com/UNCLE_AJALA/status/1001151694317727744

Buy the one you can afford

https://twitter.com/newscantell/status/1002301496309043200

https://twitter.com/Bhadoosky/status/1002064749343985670

https://twitter.com/OsasCruz/status/1001114308875563009

Somebody lied

Other reactions

https://twitter.com/officialdaddymo/status/1001101832557445120

https://twitter.com/Emperor_derek/status/1002262203750408192

Read more here.

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