Social Media Roundup: The one about women

by | May 3, 2019

This week on social media was a roller coaster for African (especially Nigerian) women on social media. The ride began on Monday with the news of the arrest of 70 women in Abuja by officers the Nigerian Police Force.

The women were arrested on Saturday night in the Nigerian capital city and accused of prostitution.

Reactions

https://twitter.com/TheEnekemGreg/status/1123164215114706944

https://twitter.com/AsEqualsAfrica/status/1122988232118034433

Other reactions

https://twitter.com/IsyNene/status/1123191598341349377

Updates!

Read the full thread here.

#SayHerNameNigeria

https://twitter.com/_mnbgi_/status/1123168453077213184

https://twitter.com/_mnbgi_/status/1123171307074486272

Here’s what Yomi Shogunle, Assistant Commissioner of Police had to say

https://twitter.com/YomiShogunle/status/1123138507445239808

Reactions;

Read more reactions here.

From Mavin to UMG

In other less depressing news, Nigerian superstar and Mavin First Lady Tiwa Savage is leaving her record label of 7 years for an international deal with the Universal Music Group.

The American music corporation announced Tiwa’s new record deal through its official Twitter handle.

Don Jazzy penned down an emotional tribute to Tiwa on Instagram, read it here. Find screenshots of the post below.

Reactions

https://twitter.com/TungstenMarvie/status/1123896892767731719

Looks like not everyone is excited about the deal

https://twitter.com/Heniorlarrrr/status/1123902664419442688

Other reactions

As expected, memes

https://twitter.com/seektheinyamah/status/1123908247889612807

https://twitter.com/winner_olabiyi/status/1123895870481739777

Discuss!

Read more reactions here.

Tonto Dike has more news about her ex-husband

In an interview released earlier in the week, Nollywood actress released new details about her ex-husband Churchill Olakunle. This is the latest in the controversial actress’ revelations about her experience being married to him. Watch the video below.

https://twitter.com/SubDeliveryZone/status/1123521030495117315

There’s more;

Reactions

Drag him sis!

Other reactions

https://twitter.com/Poltergeyst_/status/1123587988053745664

Memes

https://twitter.com/GabrielSolanke/status/1124007348006203392

Read more reactions here.

Caster Semenya’s ruling

Last year, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) issued new rules that would require female runners with naturally high testosterone levels to race against men unless they take medication that would the reduce the production of the hormone.

South African runner and Olympic medallist Caster Semenya falls under this category, and so appealed the new regulations.

On Wednesday, the Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled against her. For more context, read the stories below.

Reactions

https://twitter.com/MtrKDJoyce/status/1123988704178135042

Other reactions

Read more reactions here.

Titilola Oludimu
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