Social Media Roundup: Death to chilvary

by | Jun 8, 2018

This week, controversial Nigerian author and renowned feminist Chimamanda Adichie was a guest on The Daily Show  with Trevor Noah.

During their conversation, Chimamanda said that acts such as holding the door should not be regarded as chilvarous because they suggest that women are weak. Watch the video below.

Reactions

Not again!

https://twitter.com/jackdre02/status/1004732079907586049

https://twitter.com/Rouvafe/status/1004798514608721920

#IStandWithChimamanda

Incase you didn’t get her message

Random thoughts

https://twitter.com/Burmese_Tyga/status/1004752038100635648

https://twitter.com/HEAD_MASTA/status/1004764435368595456

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

President Buhari honours the late MKO Abiola

Henceforth, Democracy Day in Nigeria will no longer be celebrated on May 29 but on June 12, the day the 1993 election was cancelled, denying the late MKO Abiola his victory. Read the press release below.

Here’s how Nigerians reacted

Thank you PMB

2019 loading

https://twitter.com/Ali_McHenri/status/1004621650011279360

https://twitter.com/Elcrucifixio/status/1004447934933602304

Other reactions

https://twitter.com/Iam_Abdulaxis/status/1004450594273353730

A trip down memory lane #June12

You’re probably wondering when Techpoint Inspired 2019 would hold; May 29 or June 12? Stay tuned.

This is Nigeria: The controversy

Remember Falz’s This is Nigeria video from last week’s roundup? Well, it continues to trend this week because an Islamic group, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) gave the rapper seven days — starting from June 5 — to withdraw the video and apologise for using girls wearing hijab in it or face legal action.

Falz’s management responds;

Nigerians reacted

Interesting

Withdraw what?

https://twitter.com/HEAD_MASTA/status/1004253340774039552

https://twitter.com/Rouvafe/status/1004279564812550144

https://twitter.com/omoissy/status/1004258004802396161

#IStandWithMURIC

https://twitter.com/habeebahabbas/status/1004042326040248320

Other reactions

https://twitter.com/deeejerh/status/1004290092687675392

https://twitter.com/Tunnyking/status/1004258007566508032

Read the replies under this tweet;

Another Islamic group, Muslims Against Terror reportedly defended Falz, read all about it here. Also, someone made a thread of MURIC’s past “silly” calls, read it here.

Trying times for shisha smokers in Nigeria

This week, news of the federal government’s call for the arrest of shisha smokers in Nigeria circulated social media.

The Miniter of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole gave this directive to the police on Monday at a press conference in Abuja to mark the 2018 World No Tobacco Day.

Here’s how Nigerians reacted

Oh well

https://twitter.com/aunty_ifeoma/status/1004009250924978184

Misplaced priorities

https://twitter.com/femifactor/status/1004045269862965248

Just so you know;

Other reactions

https://twitter.com/jackdre02/status/1004296072464920576

Read more here.

Titilola Oludimu
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