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Social Media Roundup: Maraji’s take on religion

August 16, 2019 · 6 min read
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This week began with the celebration of Id el Kabir, the Muslim festival of Sacrifice on Sunday, August 11. In Nigeria, the federal government declared the following Monday and Tuesday as public holidays.

While Nigerians were enjoying their holiday, an Instagram Story by Instagram sensation Maraji spread through all the corners of Nigerian social media like wildfire. Check out a screenshot of the story below.

Reactions

https://twitter.com/Elcrucifixio/status/1160826930943447040?s=20

Facts only!

https://twitter.com/OloyeTimmy/status/1160832270317621248?s=20

Maraji is cancelled

https://twitter.com/Lord_Nomso/status/1160822822299680769?s=20

https://twitter.com/RickAnji/status/1160815727076675584?s=20

https://twitter.com/R_Confidential/status/1160839631912546304?s=20

Other reactions

https://twitter.com/ehtega_/status/1160838251743256577?s=20

Read more reactions here.

80% of Nigerians

On Tuesday this week, a Twitter user posted a series of tweets calling out Nigerian women for being “cheats, liars, toxic, deceptive…” and a couple of other colourful things, well 80% of them.

https://twitter.com/DaughterOf_eve/status/1161289712625180672?s=20

Read the full thread here.

Many Nigerians, women especially, thought 80% was an outrageous percentage. And for some reason, “80% of Nigerians” began to trend shortly afterwards.

There were a lot of random tweets using “80% of Nigerians”.

https://twitter.com/Olakineasy/status/1161359016167182336?s=20

https://twitter.com/JFriks/status/1161353493644550144?s=20

Growth hacking the trend

https://twitter.com/_lexbrown69/status/1161330905878806529?s=20

More random tweets

Read more reactions here.

Kenya’s Huddah Monroe features in Harper’s Bazaar

Kenyan socialite turned entrepreneur Huddah Monroe has been featured in the September issue of Harper’s Bazaar, American women’s fashion magazine.

https://twitter.com/ItsShark15/status/1162305469324677120?s=20

Even though there are photos of Huddah on the cover of the magazine, some Kenyans say it was photoshopped.

https://twitter.com/DjPitts254/status/1162318565715992576?s=20

Not true

Go girl!

https://twitter.com/JoelSmarter/status/1162375211297189888?s=20

Levels!!!

https://twitter.com/mwendesusu/status/1162301409972432898?s=20

Other reactions

https://twitter.com/BelAkinyii/status/1162313053746188288?s=20

https://twitter.com/Wandia_/status/1162303898134155264?s=20

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