Social Media Roundup: The alleged real face behind Instablog9ja

by | Nov 16, 2018

Yesterday, Linda Ikeji’s Blog released an exclusive story on the “true” identity of the person behind Instablog9ja.

According to the story, John Abayomi Arubela, a former online editor of Vanguard and current online editor of The Punch has been the “anonymous” mind behind the Instagram account that is known for publishing sensational stories.

Here’s how Nigerians reacted.


Linda published the story out of jealousy and bitterness

It’s the game

Other reactions


John Arubela has neither officially confirmed nor denied the allegation. However, many people claim Linda’s story is hardly news because an Instablog TV account on Instagram formerly had John Arubela’s name. It does still have a link to John’s official Twitter handle.

While you speculate, read on for other trending topics on social media this week.

RIP Stan Lee

On Monday, November 12, 2018, Marvel Comics co-creator Stan Lee died at the age of 95. Cause of death according to reports was pneumonia.

In addition to creating some of the world’s most popular superheroes and inspiring young minds all over the world, Stan Lee was famous for his cameos in Marvel movies.

Check this;

Now, to the reactions.

Tribute to a legend

From Nigeria



Other reactions

We stan a Stan! Rest in Peace Legend, Excelsior!

Zamfara Twins

In October, twins Hassana and Hussaina were reportedly kidnapped in the Zurmi Local Government Area (LGA) of Zamfara state, Nigeria while they were distributing their wedding invitation cards.

Yesterday, a call from the twins to their brother was circulating social media.

For the benefit of those that do not understand Hausa, the call was a plea to their brother to save them from their captors as they have threatened to slaughter them if a ransom is not paid.

The initial ransom was reportedly 100 million. We later heard that the ransom had been reduced to 30 million and now, 15 million after negotiation.


The Zamfara state government isn’t doing anything about it

Other reactions

We pray the twins return home safely.

The Kupe boys are in Nigeria

Who are the Kupe Boys you might ask? Well, they a group of young handsome French men who became internet sensations after sharing videos of them dancing to a popular song titled Kupe.

They recently began touring cities around the world, wow-ing women and annoying men.

They are currently in Abuja, Nigeria for a show scheduled for today.

Here are a few reactions;

Beneath the filters

Other reactions

Read more reactions here.

Titilola Oludimu
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