Social Media Roundup: Everybody’s favourite youth corper

by | Aug 31, 2018

This week, ace Nigerian musician, Davido took Nigerians by surprise when he revealed that he had registered for the one-year mandatory National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) to “tie up loose ends”.

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Davido, who studied Music at Babcock University, graduated in 2015 but waited until 3 years after to register for the NYSC scheme. Here’s how Nigerians reacted on social media.

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https://twitter.com/Lyricalwizzy/status/1034721391927603201

When he arrived at the Lagos camp for the Swearing-in ceremony yesterday

https://twitter.com/Thedabigal/status/1035154910092951554

https://twitter.com/Criswon/status/1035151374600884224

More reactions

https://twitter.com/LawrenceEbi/status/1035139273031393281

https://twitter.com/eben_zerOk/status/1035150656972185600

https://twitter.com/ObajemuJnr/status/1035145363718586369

Meanwhile, Chioma, Davido’s girlfriend came up in the discussions

https://twitter.com/CheRox/status/1034469633838010368

https://twitter.com/vasheti_/status/1034499897947578368

Some people believe Davido might be planning to run for political office in the future, while others think he just enjoys the spotlight.

Theresa May in Africa

This week, British Prime Minister Theresa May embarked on a 3-day African tour. Her itinerary included visits to South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya to promote British trade ahead of the country’s scheduled exit from the European Union next year.

Theresa May in South Africa

Theresa May in Nigeria

Theresa May in Kenya

https://twitter.com/UKenyatta/status/1035207494547718146?s=19

https://twitter.com/TonyGachoka/status/1035390768171638784?s=19

Other reactions

https://twitter.com/osipuka/status/1035052193550872576

Check these

Read more reactions here.

DJ Cuppy is not a feminist

In an interview making rounds on social media this week, DJ Cuppy, popular Nigerian DJ and daughter of oil magnate Femi Otedola revealed that she no longer identifies as a feminist. Watch the video below.

https://twitter.com/NaijaVirals/status/1035092280573665280

As expected, this caused an uproar on social media, especially among feminists.

https://twitter.com/vasheti_/status/1035117431834980352

https://twitter.com/LadyDreyx/status/1035113090369634304

Supporting Cuppy

https://twitter.com/Kelvin_Odanz/status/1035130357379522560

https://twitter.com/oluwapower/status/1035143473819799552

Other reactions

https://twitter.com/oluwapower/status/1035147653166841856

Read more here.

Peter Obi on Nigerian politics

This week, Peter Obi, Nigerian politician and former governor of Anambra state was on Channels Television‘s talk show, Sunrise Daily.

On the show, Peter Obi discussed Nigerian politics and the state of the nation’s economy. Watch it here.

Excerpts

https://twitter.com/news_anambra/status/1034718256232386560

Some Nigerians were not impressed

Peter Obi for President/Vice President

Read more here.

Other trending topics this week

  • Nigerian hip hop recording artist and record producer M.I Abaga released his second album of the year titled A Study of Self Worth: Yxng Dxnzl. Read reactions here.
  • Kingsley Moghalu and the Presidential Aspirants Coming Together (PACT) verdict. Read reactions here and here.
  • Eminem just released a new album, titled Kamikaze. Read reactions here and here.

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