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.
— ASISAT M.O.N (@AsisatOshoala) January 31, 2019
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?
Asisat Oshoala has joined Barcelona on a loan deal. She is a 3-time CAF Women's Player of the Year and former BBC Women's Footballer of the Year.
She's also the first African to play in FA's Women's Super League. She was Chinese Women's Super League's Top Scorer in 2017. pic.twitter.com/ZLPoR0mSBL
— World Publicist (@IsimaOdeh) January 31, 2019
From Nigeria to the world
Asisat Oshoala, Nigeria to the World. 🇳🇬🇳🇬🇳🇬 pic.twitter.com/gmNCuQMfpo
— Adewale Adetona (@iSlimfit) January 31, 2019
I think Nigeria have never seen a superstar female or even male footballer like Asisat Oshoala. Hate her or love her, there is something the entire football Africa needs to learn from her. How she managed to gather a functional mgt team behind her. Well done @AsisatOshoala pic.twitter.com/kRDWalEOs8
— EDAFE MATTHEW ESEOGHENE (@ELEGBETE1) January 31, 2019
— OBK🥂 (@Dezztini_) January 31, 2019
— ? (@R_AllisonTweets) January 31, 2019
Bruh. Asisat Oshoala is stupid rich. Lowkey
— Tobi (@TheTobiSmith) January 31, 2019
So Asisat Oshoala joins the best club in the world FC Barcelona till end of the season
Imagine if Odion Ighalo had signed too, everything would have been stew pic.twitter.com/0dKeZVEkwl
— anyị bel canto (@AnyiEgbosi) January 31, 2019
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.
IM SCREAMING!! 😭😭😭🔥🔥🔥It’s going to be a long day for haters tomorrow Thanks to all that made this possible . “ The boy called DAVID SOLD OUT THE o2 ! @theo2london “ . See everyone tomorrow 🇳🇬 🇬🇧 DEM DEAD AAWWFFFFF 🤯 pic.twitter.com/DHsGnflb02
— Davido (@davido) January 26, 2019
26-year-old Davido has become the Youngest African Artist to sell out the World's Busiest Music Arena, 20,000 capacity O2 Arena. pic.twitter.com/N0FrslwnUC
— Africa Facts Zone (@AfricaFactsZone) January 27, 2019
— chika (@primegenius_) January 26, 2019
— Bello Ridwan (@Ola_Ola0) January 27, 2019
— Kuku (@Creamic_pam) January 27, 2019
Davido’s O2 Arena entrance reminded of Koffi Olomide’s Bercy entrance in 2000 pic.twitter.com/2Fz2xWSHyj
— GARETH B (@OfficiallGB_) January 28, 2019
Sold out or not?
Davido is reported to have sold out the O2 by Smade, top UK Show Promoter and Aloma, DMW Technician. The confirmation should come tomorrow. But some tickets appear to be available on the O2's site, but it's sold out on TicketMaster. It could also be an error.
— World Publicist (@IsimaOdeh) January 26, 2019
— SOUNDCITY AFRICA! (@SOUNDCITYtv) January 29, 2019
Davido did sell out the O2 Arena, all 20,000 filled...
— Ehis Ohunyon (@ehiscombs) January 27, 2019
As expected, Davido vs Wizkid bants
Wizkid stans actually need to understand Afrorepublik was a festival and not his show. Davido sold out the O2 before him and that’s ok🤷🏿♂️
— Retired (@DeOne___) January 27, 2019
But this Davido has serious insecurity and low self esteem issues 🐸
Wizkid sold out O2 arena, no noise, no hype, no shade like a King but the bald headed turtle ninja frog and his insecure dirty crew won’t stop talking about him.
Las las he bought tickets oniown 🐸🐸🤣#Davido pic.twitter.com/6UuNz1q1Bv
— Jesus Loves You (@TessyHyzeek) January 28, 2019
The fact that all #Davido had in mind was selling out the o2 instead of focusing on how to give a memorable show says a lot about how insecure and intimidated by #wizkid he is (I don’t blame him though).....
— 𝕿𝖎𝖒 👑 (@timvandross) January 28, 2019
Bad belle b saying no one there yet. Una no dey tire to hate. #DavidoLiveAtO2 #Davido. You asking why he ain’t trending yet. You all forgot quickly that wizkid didn’t trend the other day he was called for the o2 Arena’s show by AfroRepulic. Lol. Ema wa alright o pic.twitter.com/QhxTs347sC
— UPDATEBOYZ (@Updateboyx) January 27, 2019
Wizkid was trending
Lol Wizkid doesn’t care about competitions
— Fawaz (@fawaz_ig) January 27, 2019
Wizkid has done it, davido just did...who's next to take the bold step again?
— BASITO (@itzbasito) January 27, 2019
Apparently Davido arrived an hour late for his O2 concert and the Guardian UK is not impressed.
But if a Nigerian entertainment journalist wrote this, una go call am bad belle.
— Yøung Excel ☔️ (@ExcelJoab) January 31, 2019
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;
Vodacom must not mislead the public. They wrote 2my lawyers trying to force me to agree with a ridiculous & flawed determination of their CEO. Now they peddle lies in this article. Their belief is that *Billions* & *African* are an oxymoron. https://t.co/BlXaIMrOvC
— Nkosana Makate (@makate_nkosana) January 27, 2019
Lawyers for Vodacom have served Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi with a cease-and-desist document, warning him to stop commenting on its ongoing battle with “Please Call Me” inventor Nkosana Makate. https://t.co/00DnbVBbPa
— Times LIVE (@TimesLIVE) January 30, 2019
Media Statement - "Please Call Me" pic.twitter.com/feTcQzJzUM
— SA SMME Forum (@smmeforum) January 31, 2019
While we were on about justice for Mr. Makate, we saw this;
“The true inventor of the Please Call Me service is Ari Kahn, who consulted for MTN and created the “Call Me” technology in 2000.
The SA Patent office granted the Call Me patent to Kahn and MTN, and recognised Kahn as the inventor on 22 January 2001.” https://t.co/AscT9TxYXu
— Richard Spoor (@Richard_Spoor) January 28, 2019
It's been 18 years since Nkosana Makate invented 'Please Call Me' and it's more than two years after the Constitutional Court ordered #Vodacom to pay him. Enough is Enough! #VodacomPayMakate#PleasecallMeMovement
— KatlehoMK (@KatlehoMK) January 31, 2019
So @vodacom is bullying and threatening everyone who is speaking for “Please Call Me” inventor, Mr Nkosana Makate? We are not going to be silent, greedy people must fall ...👎🏽 #iStandWithMakate#VodacomPayMakate
— Katlego Maseng 🧠 (@KatlegoMaseng1) January 30, 2019
Vodacom is acting exactly like Momentum on this Please Call Me saga. All those grande gestures at Global Citizen and not an ounce of decency to Mr Makate.
— Jay Badza (@jaybadza47) January 30, 2019
It's because he's black
Black inventors that never got money and credit they deserve
— Mackmillian Leshomo🎭 (@_leshomo) January 31, 2019
If a White man invents something and it generates Billions he is entitled but let it be a Black man and all of a sudden he is Greedy? Msunu ka Jan Van Riebeeck #PleaseCallMe #NkosanaMakate #PleasecallMeMovement pic.twitter.com/zSxqV8yXZK
— Ultra (@IamUltralive) January 31, 2019
We shall never forget Vodacom sold the "please call me" idea to other network operators!
And them being silent on the matter is a clear indication they have no respect for the black majority!
— King Of Zar (@mlu_luthuli) January 30, 2019
Vodacom has not payed our brada who invented please call me.Vodacom is the enemy of black success and deserves no black customers! #VodaPayHim
— King Of Zar (@mlu_luthuli) January 30, 2019
I’ve been using @Vodacom since the year 2000 and today I’ve made a decision to port to @TelkomZA. I refuse to deal with unethical companies. What is so difficult in negotiating and paying the guy #PleasecallMeMovement. @TelkomZA how do I port?
— Nwabs ♥️ (@TshiaLia) January 31, 2019
*Don't buy Vodacom Airtime.
*Don't buy Vodacom Data.
*Cancel your subscription wuth Vodacom.
*Don't wear Vodacom promotional products.
*Port your Vodacom numbers to another service provider
*Divorce Vodacom permanently.#paymakate #PleasecallMeMovement pic.twitter.com/NkTtAlxfu3
— Thulani Ndaba (@tndaba) January 30, 2019
In South Africa we have an Inventor of a "Please Call Me" who is a Black person @Vodacom has to pay the guy him money for bringing this amazing service.We are going to port to other networks,once we do portmes we won't even come back to Vodacom anymore it will hit deeper.
— Sibusiso ClementSibanyoni Photographer Content Cre (@Clemy_Media) January 31, 2019
Makate doesn't deserve any money
Black twitter is made up of a majority of fools lol... How the fuck do they expect Vodacom to fork out R70 BILLION for the guy who “allegedly” invented the “please call me” lol... You’d swear this guy invented telecommunication....! 🤣🤣😂 #SuperiorLogicSeGat...!
— Smart Black_🇿🇦✊🏿🌟 (@Smart_Black_ZA) January 30, 2019
Can someone please tell me why Nkosana Makate deserves a cent? He didn't invent the "Please Call Me". It was invented by MTN's Ari Kahn in 2000. The patent was issued by the SA Patent office on the 22 January 2001. It was also used in practice seven weeks before Vodacom used it.
— Ngamla Gouws 🇿🇦 (@RenaldoGouws) January 30, 2019
R70 Billion for Please Call Me!! pic.twitter.com/pmrGj43KC3
— The General (@BongiRa) January 31, 2019
DID YOU KNOW:
There are over 20 Million Please Call Me requests being sent in South African alone DAILY.
For those of you saying billions in compensation by Vodacom to Makate is greedy just think of the cost of each call made after please call me requests.#PleasecallMeMovement pic.twitter.com/7ZakGza2qT
— Sir Charles MBA (@SirCharlesZA) January 31, 2019
Since these please call me saga started , no ANC official has supported mr makate except mr payaza lesufi , this shows how the ANC does not give a shit about black people , that is why they give all tenders to boers while black businesses struggle, thank you mr lesufi
— Mkhonto We Sizwe (@we_sizwe) January 31, 2019
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."
Lagos Assembly Gives Ambode One Week To Defend Self Against Possible Impeachment | Sahara Reporters https://t.co/OoiSmunlZh
— Sahara Reporters (@SaharaReporters) January 28, 2019
Or this could be the real reason, allegedly;
Ambode can still expose Tinubu on his way out. He surely would have all the tools unless he's not a smart man.
— Ifeabunike Chukwudi (@Ifeabunike) January 28, 2019
Ambode served impeachment notice?
Akin needs to behave like Omo Akin now.
Call another world press conference and tell us the full gist of Gbagada Hospital, Alpha Bet and all the dirty shits.
Scatter the table jare...
— #AsiwajuOfEkiti (@AsiwajuOladimej) January 28, 2019
#Ambode should expose the entire Lagos State before he leaves office, tinubu can't just end your political career and you fold your hands without a fight. You are not a coward.
— Prince | Of | Africaˢᵀ (@Ballzmclongcock) January 29, 2019
— Joshua Aroke (@iamolyjosh) January 29, 2019
If Sanwo-Olu ever gets into Alausa (God forbid), he'd be totally petrified by the humiliation and shame that Ambode has received that he (Sanwo-Olu) would dare not do anything without Tinubu signing off.
Essentially, Sanwo-Olu would be a slave of Tinubu.
— afrispheric (@afrispheric) January 28, 2019
I am thinking that Lagos voters will surprise the APC. You can’t be this arrogant after inflicting needless suffering. Blaming it all on Ambode and impeaching him may not save the party from defeat. Attacking the chief “enforcer” was a sign.
— Osaretin Victor Asemota (@asemota) January 31, 2019
Ambode is on his own
If Ambode had rebelled against the people that denied him ticket, the people of Lagos would have rallied round him but as his mumuness did not allow him, let him carry his impeachment cross alone
— Hamma (@HAHayatu) January 28, 2019
Ambode that was once the darling of sycophants now find himself grappling! If only he had listened to the critics he would have a legacy he would have called his! The people would have stood for him against the power that hold Lagos and make it helpless
— Aisha Yesufu (@AishaYesufu) January 28, 2019
That's what happens when a man doesn't stand for something.
They humiliated him yet he was still grovelling to Tinubu.
He even told us that Sanwo-Olu was a fraudster & drug user. Yet he turned round to support the man.
Anything Ambode sees, he has to take it like that..... https://t.co/0yQkFRgnlt
— Gege (@nigeriasbest) January 28, 2019
The people who sold #Ambode to you few years ago, are the ones telling us he is a terrible leader who isn't fit to hold the governorship position. Hence, the impeachment moves.
Interestingly, they are the ones selling Sanwo-Olu & Buhari to you.
Sadly, you worship them!
— Kemi Ariyo (@d_problemsolver) January 29, 2019
I really dont like Ambode.
The system that brought him in, is about to kick him out.
Ambode, has lost a second term, humbled himself, played the script he was given to mouth around, and you still want to Impeach him?
Why kick a man already on the ground.
— The Kingmaker 🦥 (@SmithVinci) January 28, 2019
Ambode is being punished by his party to the extreme.
His impeachment will ensure he does not get a pension.
This is the extent to which Bourdillon is willing to go to punish him
Not for any crime but for going against bourdillon
Think twice before bowing to any godfather
— Retired Nigerian (@Dolarpo) January 28, 2019
Ambode should have collected Past Questions from Saraki..😩.
"How to deal with impeachment threat from your Party"
Ambode is about to Join the Millions of Nigerians to lose their Job under Buhari's regime...😪
Next Level Impeachment..😨🙌
— The Kingmaker 🦥 (@SmithVinci) January 28, 2019
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.