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Social Media Roundup: From Ikorodu to Camp Nou

February 01, 2019 · 12 min read
Asisat Oshoala signs loan deal with FC Barcelona

Yesterday, Asisat Oshoala Nigerian international football and three-time winner of the African Women’s Footballer of the Year, took to social media to announce her loan deal with FC Barcelona Femení, the club’s women team.

For the remainder of the 2018/2019 football season, Asisat will be on loan from Chinese Women’s Super League club Dalian Quanjian, to the Spanish club.

Did you know?

Reactions

https://twitter.com/LawrenceEbi/status/1091048845168070656

https://twitter.com/ODVN11BO/status/1091035961130188800

https://twitter.com/iamswitchme/status/1091042509655019521

https://twitter.com/emmygodson11/status/1091080893043802124

From Nigeria to the world

Other reactions

https://twitter.com/Itsbrill/status/1091061120058773504

https://twitter.com/salaubayo/status/1091066057299816448

Read more here. And below for other trending topics on social media this week.

Davido makes yet another history

Still on Nigerians making us proud, On January 27, 2019, superstar Nigerian musician Davido headlined a show at o2 Arena, the “world’s busiest arena” with a 20,000 capacity.

Fun fact

Reactions

Sold out or not?

https://twitter.com/K0yinsola/status/1089094562751107072

As expected, Davido vs Wizkid bants

Wizkid was trending

https://twitter.com/vtforall/status/1089834141737205760

https://twitter.com/winfieldlloyd/status/1089653206999810048

https://twitter.com/jtruth_/status/1089815053296115712

Other reactions

https://twitter.com/ManLikeeIcey/status/1089650800975114240

https://twitter.com/finearsewoman/status/1090689717908185091

Read more here.

“Please Call Me” is trending in South Africa

There’s a #PleaseCallMeMovement in South Africa and it is all in support of Nkosana Makate, the man who reportedly “invented” the Please Call Me service — that enables telecom customers send a “Please Call Me” message when they have no airtime on their phones.

Apparently, Nkosana came up with the idea while he was working at Johannesburg-based Vodacom in the early 2000s. The company reportedly promised to pay him should the service take off, and it did.

Now, Nkosana wants 15% of the R70 billion the company generated from his idea but Vodacom says it cannot give him that huge sum because it reportedly claims that the the Constitutional Court says the amount to be paid to Nkosana should be “determined by the company’s CEO.”

Many groups are supporting Nkosana and protesting against Vodacom. This has led the company to close down some of its stores in South Africa. The country’s Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams even reportedly told Vodacom to “shut up”.

So much drama, I know. Read more below;

While we were on about justice for Mr. Makate, we saw this;

Reactions

https://twitter.com/LukhanyoV/status/1090691920555372547

It’s because he’s black

https://twitter.com/Ora_Molokwane/status/1090889288743559168

Boycott Vodacom

Makate doesn’t deserve any money

https://twitter.com/garethdavidza/status/1090917280127639552

https://twitter.com/RRay717/status/1090925760213331968

Other reactions

https://twitter.com/LukhanyoV/status/1090513969280884736

There are plans to march to the London offices of Vodafone — Vodacom’s parent company — in April if Mr. Makate’s demands are not met. Read more reactions here.

The trials of Governor Ambode persist

Barely a month to the gubernatorial elections, Lagos state’s House of Assembly has made moves to impeach Governnor Akinwunmi Ambode. According to reports, the Governor is to be impeached over alleged “financial infractions in the 2018 budget and the yet-to-be-laid 2019 Appropriation Bill.”

https://twitter.com/SKSolaKuti/status/1089985874878701568

Or this could be the real reason, allegedly;

https://twitter.com/OlisaOsega/status/1090868311410257920

Reactions

Expose them!

#FreeLagos

https://twitter.com/Stalyf/status/1089963850139545600

Ambode is on his own

https://twitter.com/Oghene_Kevwe/status/1089956763582021634

Other reactions

Yesterday, Pro-Ambode groups occupied the Lagos state House of Assembly, threatening to shut it down. It’ll be interesting to see how far this goes. There are plenty more reactions to the gist, read them here.

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