Yesterday, Nigerian-American author Tomi Adeyemi accused Nora Roberts, a renowned American author of plagiarising her book title.
it would be nice if an artist could create something special without another artist trying to shamelessly profit off it pic.twitter.com/GDCcYS2TGa
— Tomi Adeyemi (@tomi_adeyemi) November 27, 2018
Get this, Tomi’s book is titled Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisa #1) while Nora’s is titled Of Blood and Bone: Chronicles of the one #2). They both have Blood and Bone in common as you can see. According to gist on Twitter, Nora announced her book title earlier in the year than Tomi.
Calm down, there are plenty books with the same title
There are so many books with Blood And Bone in their title. Nora Roberts is not trying to 'shamelessly' profit off of you. The covers aren't even similar for crying out loud! pic.twitter.com/BkTIST4trO
— Hajjo💫 (@ummie_bello) November 28, 2018
So Tomi Adeyemi is trying to say that Nora Roberts did wrong with her book for having "Blood and Bone" in the title. "Blood and Bone" is a common title which has been used by more than 20 well read authors all over the world. I think Tomi goofed on this. – Mistake pic.twitter.com/ijXWvBX5IZ
— Bhadmus Hakeem (@Bhadoosky) November 28, 2018
Nora Roberts book was announced since January. The book is book 2 in a series. Tomi's book came out March.
Not to mention that maaaanyyyyy books have similar titles.
— Olori Lade • Small Madam™ • Ego Oyinbo (@deaduramilade) November 28, 2018
You have it all wrong if you think Nora Roberts couldn't have intended to ride on the Blood and Bone wave.
She is big and all, but when was the last time you read her book? The Year One?
She is trending now.
Cut Tomi some slack and quit gaslighting her.
— Oche (@OcheHPL) November 28, 2018
Dear Nora Roberts, Nora Roberts’ team, and Nora Roberts’ publishers—- THIS. IS. GROSS. https://t.co/MBSE7WHHvk
— The Opinion (@SheraeSpeaks_) November 27, 2018
Lmaooo I don’t care don’t try and tell me Nora Roberts didn’t know that Tomi’s book was called Children of Blood and Bone. I also don’t care that Nora’s been writing mediocre novels since before Tomi was born. The titles were too similar, the internet exists, her publishers knew.
— 𝕭𝖊𝖊-𝕳𝖚𝖒𝖇𝖚𝖌 (@BookishPisces) November 28, 2018
I actually do believe Nora Roberts jumped on a trending topic by naming her new book something really close to Tomi's. She's been accused of this before. When you're as big a machine as Nora is, these kind of machinations are not unusual.
— Afternoon, my octaroon! (@bespoKENErd) November 28, 2018
Why so disrespectful?
Lmao a whole ass Nora Roberts? I love you sis but please ohhhhhhhhh https://t.co/MeHgSlm47V
— Abike (@Jollz) November 28, 2018
Can’t lie saying Nora Roberts copied blood and bone as a book title is a reach especially if you know her genre
— Another yoruba princess (@Aeeshaxx) November 27, 2018
Well, since Tomi Adeyemi is dragging Nora Roberts for shamelessly trying to profit off "Of Blood and Bone", maybe Toke Makinwa should drag Michelle Obama for "stealing" her book tittle too.
— Tee (@VillageGirl___) November 28, 2018
Quite upset at Tomi Adeyemi because when aunty Nnedi what's her face came for her, I was livid
Now, she thinks that Nora Roberts who has been writing since before she was born, who announced her book tittle well before hers and one as common as Blood and Bone is trying to steal?
— Tee (@VillageGirl___) November 28, 2018
What’s a trending topic without memes?
Lmao "Blood and Bone" sounds like a title my uncreative, dumb, self can come up with.
Nora Roberts stole from you? Okay girl pic.twitter.com/0bSzxdFXU9
— Zainab (@zizzycarter) November 28, 2018
Imagine thinking a whole Nora Roberts decided to copy the title of your book. Imagine that level of delusion and confidence. Wow. pic.twitter.com/zm8tI5FPDC
— L.R.D (@leilaralia) November 28, 2018
I saw Nora Roberts trending and I thought she was dead, my heart nearly gave out. pic.twitter.com/NK8aesOEqC
— Sifu Elysian (@Esther_Phebe) November 28, 2018
Can't believe Tomi tried to drag Nora Roberts name through the mud. Such disrespect. pic.twitter.com/p5upy8BVae
— Flaw. (@goldenwura) November 28, 2018
Someone legit contacted me and said I'm a Black/POC author and shouldn't be making a case for Nora Roberts, that I should be supporting my own, no matter the circumstance.
We really are living in the Upside Down.
— Suyi Davies Okungbowa (@IAmSuyiDavies) November 28, 2018
Nora Roberts that reached out to Tomi herself didn't make as much noise or put down Tomi's work the way you people are doing, na wa. She made a PR mistake and now her book wasn't even that good ?
— Papa DU (@nnaya_A) November 28, 2018
Nora Roberts is writing a series. The books were probably named before you got your publishing contract, madam.
— Somi “Lord of the Week” (@somiscellany) November 28, 2018
Of course no one is talking about how they attacked Okorafor. Insisting she was being petty and jealous of the success of someone she's supposed to see as a contemporary. What do you say about Adeyemi calling out Nora Roberts erroneously?
— Tolu Daniel (@iamToluDaniel) November 28, 2018
Apparently, after the topic became hot on social media, Nora Roberts reached out to Tomi to clear the air, she didn’t know of Tomi’s book title.
Nora also addressed the issue in an article she published yesterday. Read it here.
On Wednesday during a protest in Abuja against the interference of the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) in politics, political activist Deji Adeyanju alongside two others — Daniel Abobama and Boma Williams — were arrested by the police.
Deji Adeyanju was arrested today while leading a protest to demand the neutrality of @PoliceNG in the forthcoming election.
— EiE Nigeria (@EiENigeria) November 28, 2018
According to the police, here’s why
Arrest of Deji Adeyanju & 2 others for Criminal Conspiracy, Joint Act, Defamation of Character, Public Nuisance, Disobedience to Order Duly Promulgated by Public Servant, Disturbance of Public Peace, Inciting Public Disturbance, Threat to Public Security https://t.co/5NHBpLiAXJ
— Nigeria Police Force (@PoliceNG) November 28, 2018
Nigerians on Twitter calling for his release
He stood for the Shiites. He stood for IPOB. He stood for victims of SARS.
He stood for the common man and woman. He stood against injustice, human rights violation and abuse of office.
It is time to stand with Deji.
— Deji Adeyanju (@Demoore90210) November 28, 2018
The @PoliceNG arrested @adeyanjudeji and two other persons this morning for protesting against Police involvement in politics, I learnt they are planning to charge him to court, I wonder what the charge will me. This is what democracy has reduced to under Buhari. #FreeDejiNow
— Deji Adeyanju 🇳🇬 (@YemieFASH) November 28, 2018
— Ayobami (@dondekojo) November 28, 2018
Dear @MBuhari I am tagging you so you do not say that you did not know…
Please advice @PoliceNG to #FreeDejiNow
All Nigerians have a right to protest!
As Guaranteed under the constitution.@segalink @AbdulMahmud01
— Anthony Ehilebo (@AnthonyEhilebo) November 28, 2018
I've spoken with Area Father and the Lawyer handling Deji's case. Deji has been moved from Wuse Zone 2 Magistrate to Karshi Magistrate as the Police continue to execute their plan to ensure he sleeps in detention. #FreeDejiNow
— Henry Shield (@henryshield) November 28, 2018
After arresting Deji police now running from right to left looking for a court to charge him so they can get a remand order & incarcerate him. How many people can they jail…
— Sola Kuti (@SKSolaKuti) November 28, 2018
I sent two persons to court to see what happen at court, if the court refuse to free @adeyanjudeji today, I will send two SAN there tomorrow on my expenses.
I urge @PoliceNG to #freeDejinow.@segalink @atiku @OfficialPDPNig
— Adeyanju Deji. (@akihonbhin) November 28, 2018
Deji Adeyanju has been granted bail.
— Gbemi Dennis™ (@GbemiDennis) November 28, 2018
In a democracy, citizens should be allowed to protest and ventilate their views and grievances. Anything short of this is dictatorship. Full stop. #FreeDejiNow
— Ohimai Godwin Amaize (@MrFixNigeria) November 28, 2018
I regret to announce that I will not tweet my post match analysis of today's UCL Matches
Buhari and his IGP want to Relegate our democracy to the Abacha era
— Ebube The Statesman (@akaebube) November 28, 2018
The Buhari admin is sending a message; that if anyone dares protest, they will be shot by the military, or illegally arrested and detained.
The Nigerian Police must be reminded they work for the Nigerian people and not for Buhari. #FreeDejiNow
— Somto Onuchukwu (@chosensomto) November 28, 2018
Deji Adeyanju have long waited to see this day where he would be arrested by the @PoliceNG so he could trend. Now that @adeyanjudeji has been allegedly arrested, you guys who usually like and retweet his falsehood should make him trend. Do not disappoint Deji.😁 #FreeDejiNow pic.twitter.com/LsIslFsIQB
— —DUE PROCESS — (@Abelnile1) November 28, 2018
On Monday, a Nigerian Twitter user tweeted about how her date ditched her with a ₦83,000 (about $228) bill.
I just got ditched by my date and the bill came in as 83k, please can someone come get me outta here 😭 it’s too early in the week for this
— SUGAR N SPICE (@browncandyx) November 26, 2018
Serves her right
Person wey dey find Wetin nobody else wan find, him eyes go see Wetin anybody else never see” As Na only you sabi chop 83k food. Play is the tape after they are done with you. https://t.co/WJ5ZpBCCeB
— PASTOR OLA 😇 (@Biisi96) November 26, 2018
How can you go on a date with a man and eat 83k only you? These babes sef no de fear God.
— Dr. Dípò | The Career🔌 (@OgbeniDipo) November 26, 2018
83k on a date?? I swear they should not only collect her phone. They should collect her wig, her shoes, her jewellery and her hand bag. Sholo fe ya eranko ni 😂😂😭
— Indomitable✨✨ (@yeweebee) November 26, 2018
How will you go out and eat 83k naira on another person's bill? Did you have visions of rapture??
— Orji (@Onflood_) November 26, 2018
Has got to be a lie
Anyway, I believe the 83k gist is a lie. It’s a format to get guys to send her money.
Many guys on twitter are running on low self esteem, I’m sure her DM is filled with those who want to send her a ‘token’.
In a few hours, she may be 200k richer. It’s a bait.
— – jeffrudeen (@VillageParrot) November 26, 2018
She came to embarrass herself on the TL but didn't call out the guy who dipped on her? That's not what a regular Twitter girl would do! 1+1 = 83K never happened folks! 🤦🏾♂️
— Ferdinand (@Burmese_Tyga) November 26, 2018
The 83k gist doesn't look real to me, but wetin I know? 🤷
— E-zrael Ani (@EzraelAni) November 26, 2018
so i learnt the girl that tweeted that 83k "dodo" gist yesterday is now at least 300k richer than she was yesterday
guys with low self-esteem crowded her DM to offer assistance in exchange for her phone number & high hopes to press breasts 😂
her yahoo yahoo format worked
— subᶻᵉʳᵒ 🔥 (@Noris_Daniels) November 27, 2018
Nigerians being Nigerians
carry 83k enter enugu they’ll give you police escort
— Ohamadike (@RibaldWanderer) November 26, 2018
Who else is using a phone that's not worth up to 83k 😩😩
— Ayodele (@dheMechanic) November 26, 2018
Just heard that one girl ate 83k on a date with a man.
That amount is the cost of Expession of interest forms for KOWA, YPP, and many political parties.
Such gluttony constitutes more threat to our democracy than Buhari.
— Ebube The Statesman (@akaebube) November 26, 2018
Imagine calling my mother to send me 83k that I went to eat and the person ran away
My mother will tell me to pass the phone to them and she’ll tell them not to release me till I pay all the money 😭
— Yemoja. (@BadmanSophss) November 26, 2018
83k is small money
But 83k is not much naw
Just know the kind of people you go on dates with and most importantly respect yourself.
— Jesusbaby😇👑 (@omohtee12) November 26, 2018
But I thought everyone was rich on this app? 83k and y'all shouting 😑
— OTUNBA KUSH EX WIFE🌼🇳🇬 (@Buttergirlll) November 26, 2018
It's Poverty mentality that would make you feel 83k food is expensive. How much is 83k sef that y'all are going yen yen yen.
— Oloju Ede (@Mz_okikiola) November 26, 2018
Manager: “so bought food of 83k and you’re telling me I should wait for your boyfriend to come back ?”
babe: “ no , it’s not me that is paying .. my boyfriend just went to the toi-“
Manager: .. pic.twitter.com/Fcs98OF0Ov
— Esosa. TheLeftWinger (@Esosa_LW) November 26, 2018
Waiter: Madam, wey oga?
Her: He went to the toilet
Waiter: Okay, una chop half cow with three buckets of peppersoup, 4 crates of wedding at Canaan wine, and……in fact, e too long. Everything na 83k pic.twitter.com/Kc1ualG4wr
— Four-eyed Edo boy™ (@Alex_Houseof308) November 26, 2018
The boy looking at the 83k Bae making unnecessary orders knowing he will soon run away. pic.twitter.com/HKtWpMptVu
— Mazi Ibe (@I_pissVodka) November 26, 2018
My bank account after vomiting 83k for dinner. pic.twitter.com/U9fHKggR6g
— PASTOR OLA 😇 (@Biisi96) November 26, 2018
For those that don’t believe the 83k bill is possible. pic.twitter.com/XlkGeSYsVb
— omolara (@_Lara_Annie) November 26, 2018
83k on food? If it was me that a man takes out to eat 83k food, I will tell him "my crown, no don't waste money". Let me take 3k to the market, buy vegetables and make soup with correct meat and swallow. The remaining 80k we use it to buy house or car. This is how u build a man.
— Your crush (@Deolzz) November 26, 2018
– it's so stupid when Nigerians outside Nigeria starts converting naira to $ or £ everytime there's drama involving money on the timeline.
"83k is $200, that's not much money." yeah well, to YOU!
— sassy girl (@lusciiouslips) November 26, 2018
So a man abandoned a lady and ran away during a date simply because of 83K bill.
A criminal complaint should be filed against that man.
— Abayomi Shogunle (@YomiShogunle) November 27, 2018
83k Bae wrote a thread on the full gist the following day. Reads like a made-up story if you ask me but don’t take my word for it, read it here.
Yesterday, in the Iyana Ipaja area of Lagos state, Nigeria, a Lagos State Traffic Management (LASTMA) official was killed by an officer of the NPF Federal Special Anti-robbery Squad (FSARS).
We are deeply saddened to confirm the death of one of our gallant officers, Adeyemo Rotimi, who was murdered in cold blood by suspected FSARS operative while discharging his lawful duties at his point in Iyana Ipaja on the 28th of November, 2018. pic.twitter.com/LrArWhQo0j
— LASTMA (@followlastma) November 29, 2018
According to gist, the LASTMA official, Rotimi Adeyemo arrested the FSARS official Olakunle Olonode for violating traffic rules, he reportedly wasn’t wearing his uniform.
An argument ensued and Olakunle reportedly shot Rotimi dead. In a twist of events, an angry mob was said to have mistaken the FSARS official for a armed robbery and beaten him to death.
The SARS officer that allegedly shot dead LASTMA official (Rotimi Adeyemo) at Iyana Ipaja, Lagos was beaten to stupor by irate mob at the scene. He also died while being rushed to the hospital.
Both corpses were deposited at Mainland General Hospital morgue, Lagos for autopsy.
— Gbemi Dennis™ (@GbemiDennis) November 29, 2018
So, a SARS police officer shot and killed a LASTMA officer in Lagos because he was stopped from driving against traffic by the LASTMA officer.
People gathered around, apprehended the SARS officer and beat him to death immediately.
A ti ni problem!
— Uncle Demola (@OmoGbajaBiamila) November 29, 2018
Apparently, SARS shot and killed a LASTMA official yesterday. Maybe the state govt and Ambode will finally do the needful now. That's close to home.
— Gen Vladimir (@femiDNL) November 29, 2018
So a lastma that works for the government was killed yesterday by Fsars that also work for the government. I don't care what happened but this is a shameful and disgraceful act. The Fsars should be found and dealt with. May the soul of the deceased rest in peace pic.twitter.com/x4Yy5eXH5I
— Blacksnow (@Kariim_Ayo) November 29, 2018
— 👑SOMETHING LITE🇳🇬 (@ollygodspower) November 29, 2018
SARS kill lastma….mob kill SARS….money for long extensive trial is saved. Fear of corrupt judicial system is averted and most importantly …lesson is learnt. 🙏
— Ferdinand (@Burmese_Tyga) November 29, 2018
Well to me a SARS killing a LASTMA is a goodnews to me let all this bad government workers kill themselves till there’s none left
— Irene Eva (@ewa_irene) November 29, 2018
The killing of a LASTMA officer by a SARS operative is pathetic, the killing of that SARS official is not pathetic. For the first time jungle justice seems fine by me.
— Man_Like_Obi (@Obiblaq) November 29, 2018
You see the anarchy we are talking about? The SARS officer that killed a LASTMA officer was beaten to death. People are getting pushed to the wall.
When citizens start beating @PoliceNG officers to death, there is a PROBLEM
— A. Eric K (@Twickta) November 29, 2018
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