This week, we learnt that Nigerian superstar Davido holds the keys to the entire Africa. Don’t mind my sarcasm.
It all began last week when Davido released the audio amd video of his latest single titled Wonder Woman. In less than 24 hours, the video already garnered up to 1 million views on YouTube.
Music blogger Ayo Jaguda found this number quite suspicious;
1 million views already ? Lol yesterday it was 150k o hmAdvertisement
— Ayodeji (@AyoJaguda) December 8, 2018
Ki Gbogbo yin ma Ra Views Lo , owo Yin kuku ni Lol
— Ayodeji (@AyoJaguda) December 8, 2018
Mostly because in his opinion, the song is “trash”.
Song is trash , Video got fair replay value but as e climb 1m views in 24 hours de burst my head https://t.co/DWeyYAjxgi
— Ayodeji (@AyoJaguda) December 9, 2018
On Monday this week, Davido replied Ayo Jaguda’s tweets, threatening him. In his words;
If dem born u and ur papa well In fact add ur mama !! Come naija Bastard!! Fuck it come Africa !! U go see ! @AyoJaguda
— Davido (@iam_Davido) December 10, 2018
Ayo’s reply and reaction;
My personal opinion is what triggers you , you could have blocked me or said it a better way . You insulted my parents and threatened my life . I have munched this and sent to my lawyers , and also we have the same passport so if anything happens to me ; it’s on you!
— Ayodeji (@AyoJaguda) December 10, 2018
Ah Whole of Africa , I can’t enter Ghana be that … Mad thing
— Ayodeji (@AyoJaguda) December 10, 2018
Here’s how Nigerians reacted;
Davido shouldn't have threatened Ayo Jaguda. He can respond and defend himself from any accusation. But threatening anybody and telling them not to come to their own country is wrong.
— Isima Odeh (@IsimaOdeh) December 10, 2018
Davido don place ban on Ayo jaguda 😝
— Oseni Olaitan 💙 (@LarhhLarh) December 10, 2018
Davido enjoys bullying so much (or he’s just frustrated this time). I honestly don’t know why he’d drag one’s innocent folks over their honest opinion to a song.
We all know these antics are just keypad threats. AyoJaguda has said worse but you can’t Wiz chatting shit. pic.twitter.com/Q1G7866XCM
— Hannibal Barca (@The_Nifemi) December 10, 2018
But what ayojaguda said about davido buying YouTube views is true tho.
— Infamous Minded (@PRODEEGY) December 10, 2018
When Ayo Jaguda finally lands and sees Davido at the airport. pic.twitter.com/jTxjR8Ljzk
— Marv..🎭 (@MarvTheOG_) December 10, 2018
Ayo Jaguda: Song is thrash, 1 million views already? Lol yesterday it was 150k oo.
— God's Own.. 🇳🇬 🇳🇬 (@Ajatz02) December 10, 2018
Ayo Jaguda at the Airport on his way to Africa for Christmas..after Davido's threat..😂😂 pic.twitter.com/hzR7v6QK1w
— The Kingmaker🦅 (@SmithVinci) December 10, 2018
Davido: "Don't come to Africa."
Ayo Jaguda at the Airport: pic.twitter.com/h4v9A1qNIh
— Joey Akan (@JoeyAkan) December 10, 2018
Olamide banned Don Jazzy from coming to mainland.
Davido banned Ayo Jaguda from coming to Africa.
Reasonable Nigerians should ban Buhari from Aso Rock in 2019.
— AJALA (@UNCLE_AJALA) December 10, 2018
If it was Burna Boy that said Ayojaguda shouldn’t come to Nigeria and Africa, then I’d be really scared for Ayo but Davido? Abeg sit down.
— Strong headed Nigerian (@Naijirian) December 10, 2018
Wetting b my own..Ayo Jaguda don blocked me since last year during wizkid indomie drama
— Wizkid Stats💯 (@wizkid_updatess) December 10, 2018
What is happening? Why is Davido banning Ayo jaguda from Africa?
— Ugonna (@VikkiAngelX) December 10, 2018
Read more reactions here. And other trending topics on social media this week.
On November 5, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) commenced an indefinite strike, demanding adequate funding for universities and payments of lecturers’ salaries and allowances.
The strike action halted all academic activities across all public state and federal universities in Nigeria.
The union has met with the government on several occasions but both parties are still yet to reach a compromise. This week, Nigerian Twitter influencers launched an #EndASuuStrike campaign, calling on the government and ASUU to reach an agreement.
Henceforth everyday until the strike is called off we would continue to trend this.
It takes a second to RT this and perhaps two to tweet it on your TL.
Please add your voice.
Enough is Enough
— Tosin Olugbenga (@TosinOlugbenga) December 12, 2018
Students joined their voices to the movement
— Sumayya❤ (@suummy__) December 13, 2018
— Coolcancraze (@coolcancraze) December 14, 2018
I am a law student in a recognised university in Lagos , ASUU Strike is not helping . Having spent the past few weeks hoping we would return to the classroom soon. May Our voices be heard.#endasuustrike
— 'Kola H. Tewogbade (@TewogbadeHabeeb) December 12, 2018
Before the strike started my final exam timetable was out already and I was supposed to be done with school last week (December 4th). Then the ASUU strike came and scattered everything. #EndASUUStrike
— Iseunife The First (@Shawnife_) December 12, 2018
It’s obvious some people want to use students for the upcoming elections that’s why they are keeping them idle. An idle mind is the devil’s workshop. #EndASUUStrike
— Ebuka Akara (@ebuka_akara) December 12, 2018
— Adeoluwa Gbaja (@Gbaja_Adeoluwa) December 12, 2018
OUR PRIORITIES ARE MISPLACED IN THIS COUNTRY. THE UNIVERSITIES HAVE BEEN SHUT DOWN FOR 6WEEKS, NOT BECAUSE THEY ARE ON HOLIDAYS, BUT BECAUSE OUR 'LEADERS' ARE IRRESPONSIBLE. 6WEEKS AND YOU ARE STILL BREATHING FREELY? MEET THE DEMANDS OF THE LECTURERS, #EndASuuStrike NOOOOOOW!!!!
— YOUR LAWYER ⚖️ (@Ifeoma_Solanke) December 12, 2018
We have two ministers in charge of education in Nigeria and both are not even saying anything about the strike.
Are they not aware of the ongoing strike?#EndASuuStrike
— Babalola Olufemi Joseph (@Iamfemijoseph) December 12, 2018
The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) also commenced an indefinite strike action this week. Read all about it here.
Linda Ikeja’s big revelation
Some months ago, we heard that popular Nigerian blogger Linda Ikeji was pregnant. Amidst rumours of the true identity of the baby’s father, no one really knew much about the circumstances surrounding her pregnancy and rumoured engagement until today.
In an article published on her blog, Linda revealed that her on again off again lover named Sholaye Jeremi is here baby’s father. She also revealed that she’s no longer in a relationship with him and adviced young women to work ard and make their own money, among other things. Read the full gist on her blog.
Someone posted screenshots of the post on Twitter;
Linda Ikeji: How Sholaye Jeremi dumped me after I got pregnant for him pic.twitter.com/3kyVNIwGli
— Laila Ijeoma (@LailaIjeoma) December 14, 2018
Lmao Linda Ikeji has turned shalaye fc
She’s now saying ‘you know how life can be’
Lmao you no know how life be when you used to drag and mock people for doing same
— P. Diddy (@BadmanSophss) December 14, 2018
Linda Ikeji is really funny lol. Trying to explain away when no one asked her. Still bragging and being condescending at thesame time. Lol koshi
— Chef Ene👩🍳 (@ChefEneSoulfood) December 14, 2018
Its easy to mock someone's condition, laugh at them until life humbles you & makes you your old jokes. Linda ikeji mocked baby mamas but she is now a baby mama writing long epistles. Guess being a baby mama is not worth mocking anymore.
— KinG NomSo👑 (@ani_nomso) December 14, 2018
If this happened to someone else, Linda Ikeji will twist and turn the whole story. Now she’s adding lol to all her sentences. See life.
— Dr. Dípò | The Career🔌 (@OgbeniDipo) December 14, 2018
Linda Ikeji said she fell pregnant. It's like people are falling into pregnancy these days oo. Please let everyone be careful. The land is slippery pic.twitter.com/dXSN3hzRJQ
— Prince Jacob (@PrinceChi10) December 14, 2018
Aunty was online preaching Celibacy BUT offline driving from banana island to Mobil to collect Knacks.
Linda Ikeji Na Queen 🙌🏽😂
— Osas Cruz (@OsasCruz) December 14, 2018
The way other Baby Mamas be calling Linda Ikeji to join their association 😀😁😂 pic.twitter.com/s4tec39lsc
— ABUJA PIKIN 🇳🇬 (@potam1304) December 14, 2018
Madam Kemi Olunloyo thinking of new theories after Linda Ikeji's Narrative essay… pic.twitter.com/DjqQsmV3k7
— The Kingmaker🦅 (@SmithVinci) December 14, 2018
My problem with Linda Ikeji is this Holier than thou attitude.
From talking about celibacy to getting pregnant.
From mocking a baby mama to becoming a baby mama.
From saying she will never sleep with married man, to…. maybe ending up as 2nd wife.
She needs to chill.
— Sally (@is_salsu) December 14, 2018
Linda Ikeji you had sex out of wedlock and gave birth to a baby, kini closed chapter? Like there was a chapter before. Please don't disturb us today, we are trying to read all Kanye's tweets.
— Ugly Professor (@Triumphantell) December 14, 2018
Linda Ikeji didn't add the parts where she'd visit Jeremi uninvited and get sent back home because she was literally stalking him. But she said he's been the one always begging 😩😩😩
— Tessyama👑 (@tescool) December 14, 2018
Read more reactions here.
Spotify is trending in Nigeria
I bey you’d never guess that it’s because of Nigerian rapper Ice Prince Zamani. According to reports, Ice Prince is the most streamed African rapper on Spotify.
Highest earning African Rapper on Spotify.
First Nigerian Rapper to win a BET award.
First African Rapper on The Breakfast Club.
Most watched Nigerian Hip-Hop YouTube video.
Most covered African Hip-Hop song, Oleku.
1st African Rapper to premiere a video on Tidal pic.twitter.com/jA5DGrW1E3
— Isima Odeh (@IsimaOdeh) December 12, 2018
ice prince in his worst year yet getting more Spotify numbers than nasty c in best year yet is mad crazy tbh. pic.twitter.com/g7hTt6QaDs
— Sultan Guliano (@SultanGuliano) December 12, 2018
Wait, so Ice Prince is the most streamed African rapper on Spotify?
Goes to show that social media rave alone doesn't do it.
Some even said he's become an influenza sef. 😂😂😂
— Elly'V∆ted (@3lly_jay) December 13, 2018
Mind still blowing at Ice Prince being the most streamed African rapper on Spotify in 2018. Ice Prince yo
— Nnamdi (@kingnnamdi_) December 12, 2018
Wowwww! Ice prince raked up a million hours stream on Spotify! Abi him edit am??🤔🤔🤔🤔
— #PapiOnTheBeat!🎹 (@Joe_Wiii) December 7, 2018
Ice Prince's spotify streams. Damn
— PASCOTT (@SirPascott) December 12, 2018
Some Nigerians are not convinced
Spotify launched in SA and Nasty C was one of its marquee artistes. Also, he dropped a fire album and a couple hot tracks. Ice Prince, on the other hand, has been on ice + individual streaming numbers on his old tracks are poor. I have trouble seeing how he did better.
— mellow. (@SegunAkande_) December 12, 2018
Ice prince hitting 19m streams on Spotify is the biggest lie of 2018. Just take me off man 😳😳😳
— Sanni Shedrach (@shedcliff) December 13, 2018
I don't understand Ice prince's Spotify numbers.
— M (@melody_hassan) December 13, 2018
Ice prince: I’m the highest earning African rapper on spotify. Some people say dem bad pass me but no bodi bada 💪🏻
— muhammad mahmood (@gaddafy_) December 13, 2018
Going back to the Ice Prince Spotify numbers , I think the reason Nigerians are surprised is Cos they stopped playing his music so they expect everyone to. Spotify is not in Lagos , so His fans are everywhere. That number is reachable
— Ayodeji (@AyoJaguda) December 13, 2018
Iceprince had a show in Egypt this year I think. Egypt o! Spotify no lie
— Uche Onwuemeli (@UchennaNG) December 13, 2018
If we say we go 2018 Spotify Streams stats do top 5 2018 African Rappers your favourite rapper nor go dey inside cuz we go use Million Streams not thousand streams
Iceprince 19M streams
Nasty C 17M streams
Sarkodie 9M streams
— Shawny Bills (@shawnybills) December 12, 2018
Please remember to always respect Iceprince.
— Jehoshaphat (@sholadoye) December 13, 2018
Ice Prince with no buzz this year is the highest African Rapper streamed on Spotify. When you’re loved you’re loved.
— TegaTheKing (@TegaTheKing) December 13, 2018
Considering that Spotify for the most part isn't available in Nigeria but Ice Prince having those numbers just goes to show that content produced here doesn't necessarily have to "blow" here for creators to make a decent living out of it
— Gabriel (@GabrielShaze) December 13, 2018
Read more here.
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