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Social Media Roundup: An African giant and a small font

January 04, 2019 · 9 min read
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This week, Coachella announced the artistes that will be performing at this year’s edition of the festival scheduled to hold from April 12 to April 19. Incase you didn’t know, The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is an annual music and arts festival held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California in the US.

Anyway, only two Africa-based artistes will be performing this year, and they are both Nigerians.

https://twitter.com/Rouvafe/status/1080741400528990209?s=19

As it is the tradition of Coachella, headliners are published in large fonts on the festival’s bill while other artistes’ names are published in smaller fonts.

However, Nigeria’s Burna Boy believes that he deserves a bigger font because he’s “An African Giant”. He told Coachella this in an Instagram story, which has now been deleted by his managment company.

https://twitter.com/dejacherellex/status/1080814850656346112?s=19

https://twitter.com/GalacticoHD/status/1080808987858296832?s=19

Here’s how Nigerians reacted;

https://twitter.com/IsimaOdeh/status/1080789295013789696?s=19

Somehow, people began to compare him to Ariana Grande. I’m not sure how the comparison began but I have a feeling that it has something to do with Ariana being the headliner of his Burna’s “set”, according to the bill.

Anyway, Ariana Grande vs Burna Boy became a thing.

Who does he think he is though?

https://twitter.com/OlaTheOG/status/1080804181798256640?s=19

https://twitter.com/Clinton_Vice_B/status/1080834623955972096?s=19

https://twitter.com/nkem_x/status/1080800532229488640?s=19

He could have handled it better

King Burna!

https://twitter.com/Mrmanhere_/status/1080855041228136448?s=19

https://twitter.com/EL_ROMII/status/1080824685837860871?s=19

https://twitter.com/aint_willz/status/1080919562613186562?s=19

https://twitter.com/HEAD_MASTA/status/1080787725182267394?s=19

Oh well

https://twitter.com/adetayobaj/status/1080861608107229184?s=19

https://twitter.com/_valkiing/status/1080841403423428610?s=19

https://twitter.com/Sandymonajj/status/1080769448464826369?s=19

Other reactions

https://twitter.com/DavidIAdeleke/status/1080898878919069696?s=19

https://twitter.com/YomiNigeria/status/1080992646322155520?s=19

https://twitter.com/Badass_nigerian/status/1080860245491109888?s=19

https://twitter.com/IamKellyJoe/status/1080887530407579648?s=19

Did Coachella change the font?

https://twitter.com/Omoisssy/status/1080905710274260993?s=19

The answer is no. Read more reactions here. And read on for other trending topics on social media this week.

Amina Zakari’s controversial appointment

This week, we got news that Amina Zakari has been appointed by the Indepedent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as the Chairperson of INEC Advisory Committee and Presidential Election Collation Centre Committee.

In 2015, gist of Amina Zakari being President Buhari’s niece became a topic of discussion after she was appointed as the Acting Chairman of INEC. Quick one;

https://twitter.com/miss_ayomide/status/1081111000349319168

Someone did a thread explaining that Amina’s role is mostly administrative, read it here;

https://twitter.com/AMADICHIMA/status/1081122279805861888

Reactions

https://twitter.com/UNCLE_AJALA/status/1081098220623880192

Opposition parties are not having it

Remember, Amina’s family ties to the president are “alleged”

Other reactions

https://twitter.com/JubrilAlsudani/status/1081103471523360769

Read more reactions here.

“I call Lati”

Last week, during his concert dubbed Infinix Davido Live in Concert, Nigerian superstar music act promised a certain young man ₦1 million for saving some young ladies from being harrassed the concert.

A few days later, the young man shared a video saying he is yet to collect the money. Davido posted a video making fun of the young man afterwards. Below is a mashup of both videos.

Incase you didn’t know, Lati is Davido’s personal assistant. Anyway, Lati finally picked the young man’s call, here’s a video of him displaying the wads of cash he was given.

Reactions

https://twitter.com/Latchenko/status/1080523152168534017

Lati is now a prayer point

https://twitter.com/Shawnife_/status/1080561788465360898

https://twitter.com/Iamfemijoseph/status/1080514574242234368

https://twitter.com/ani_nomso/status/1080531685345763328

Better Call Lati

https://twitter.com/sirtee4632/status/1080506101479759872

Other reactions

https://twitter.com/DrOlufunmilayo/status/1080536405368016897

https://twitter.com/LivingInNigeria/status/1080526850688978944

#UyoMeyo

Popular Nigerian ententainer Teni has released visuals to her feel–good single titled Uyo Meyo. Watch the sneak peek below;

Reactions

Love it!

https://twitter.com/the_oghenetega/status/1081144268109041670

Everybody loves Uyo Meyo

https://twitter.com/muziKManBen/status/1081098459967565825

Read more reactions here.

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