Social Media Roundup: For the love and hatred of Amala

October 12, 2018
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On Tuesday this week, a Twitter user posted pictures of a baby and another Twitter user commented stating that the baby "looks like Amala".

If you didn't know, Amala is a dark-coloured, popular western Nigerian food made with yam flour. Now, here's how Nigerians reacted to the tweet.

Some people believe she was being mean


Others think otherwise

For the love and hatred of Amala

Other reactions

Aparently, there are two kinds of people, those who love Amala and those who hate it. Which one are you? More trending topics on social media below.

Not so Open Visa Africa

On Tuesday, we got whiff of Tanzanian's new visa on arrival policy.

Confirming the news, the Tanzanian Immigration website clearly names Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Lebanon and about 24 other countries in Africa and the Middle East, as well as "stateless persons or persons with refugee status" as countries whose citizens require Referral Visa.

Nigeria again?

Other reactions

Read more here.

Sarkodie's "Advice" to Shatta Wale

For a while now, Ghanaian dancehall artiste Shatta Wale and his fellow countryman and popular rap superstar Sarkodie have been at loggerheads. Actually, it's been mostly Shatta dissing Sarkodie and other artistes on social media and during interviews.

Anyway, this week, Sarkodie released a diss track titled Advice directed at Shatta.

Here are a few reactions from Ghanaians and Nigerians



Shatta Wale's fans are still solidly behind him

Other reactions

We await the full version of Shatta Wale's reply to Sark.


In July, popular Nigerian Twitter influencer, Hakeem Bhadmus known by his handle @Bhadoosky tweeted about a certain school, Great Cornerstone International Science School, located in Ondo state, South-West Nigeria.

The gist was that the school charged each student of its 2017/2018 graduating class ₦5000 (about $14) for a plasma TV parting gift. In the school magazine, the school separated the names of the students that paid from those that didn't.

Read the full thread here.

For some reason, three months after, Bhadoosky was arrested on Wednesday in relation to the tweets and taken from Ibadan to Ondo state.

On hearing the news of his arrest, Bhadoosky's fellow influencers began tweeting with #FreeBhadoosky.

He's been released

Other reactions

In other news, controversial Nigerian journalist Kemi Olunloyo is accusing Bhadoosky of defamation of character. Read all about it here.

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