Social Media Roundup: From Ikorodu to Camp Nou

February 1, 2019
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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.

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From Nigeria to the world

Other reactions

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


Sold out or not?

As expected, Davido vs Wizkid bants

Wizkid was trending

Other reactions

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;


It's because he's black

Boycott Vodacom

Makate doesn't deserve any money

Other reactions

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."

Or this could be the real reason, allegedly;


Expose them!


Ambode is on his own

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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