Social Media Roundup: Blood and Bone; A Nora Roberts diss

by | Nov 30, 2018

Yesterday, Nigerian-American author Tomi Adeyemi accused Nora Roberts, a renowned American author of plagiarising her book title.

https://twitter.com/tomi_adeyemi/status/1067496955108978688

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.

Reactions

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Calm down, there are plenty books with the same title

https://twitter.com/Bhadoosky/status/1067746424589299714

https://twitter.com/deaduramilade/status/1067693484256239616

Apparently…

https://twitter.com/SheraeSpeaks_/status/1067528314418618368

https://twitter.com/BookishPisces/status/1067766191853371393

Why so disrespectful?

https://twitter.com/Aeeshaxx/status/1067510282384232449

https://twitter.com/VillageGirl___/status/1067714578660896768

What’s a trending topic without memes?

https://twitter.com/leilaralia/status/1067712377515401216

Other reactions

https://twitter.com/iamToluDaniel/status/1067699840451252224

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.

#FreeDejiNow

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.

According to the police, here’s why

Nigerians on Twitter calling for his release

Updates

https://twitter.com/SKSolaKuti/status/1067798327247425536

Other reactions

Deji and the others will reportedly be remanded in prison custody in Nasarawa state till January 21, 2019. Read more reactions here.

83k gist

On Monday, a Nigerian Twitter user tweeted about how her date ditched her with a ₦83,000 (about $228) bill.

https://twitter.com/browncandyx/status/1067087439188172800

Reactions

Serves her right

https://twitter.com/yeweebee/status/1067108291782877186

Has got to be a lie

https://twitter.com/Burmese_Tyga/status/1067162194331271173

https://twitter.com/Noris_Daniels/status/1067338353400532992

Nigerians being Nigerians

https://twitter.com/RibaldWanderer/status/1067116563608858626

https://twitter.com/dheMechanic/status/1067144242718490624

83k is small money

https://twitter.com/Mz_okikiola/status/1067175397580771328

Memes

Other reactions

https://twitter.com/lusciiouslips/status/1067135899727736833

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.

LASTMA

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).

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.

Reactions

https://twitter.com/femiDNL/status/1068049256886476800?s=19

Other reactions

https://twitter.com/Burmese_Tyga/status/1068085395274022917?s=19

https://twitter.com/Obiblaq/status/1068123395508895744?s=19

Read more reactions here.

Titilola Oludimu
Titilola Oludimu

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