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.
If you are wondering why Maraji is trending, see it here. What do y'all think? pic.twitter.com/7k9BlqPx1t
— Honcho Jesus 🥇 (@DUBBIE_HONCHO) August 12, 2019Advertisement
Maraji had to pick the biggest day in the Muslim calendar year to say all that
C'mon, you are an influencer, you really need to do better
Your education should at least to some extent subdue your ignorance
— Rommy (@rommy_idgaff) August 12, 2019
Just seeing this on Maraji’s page, and in as much as it might just be her personal opinion, I must say the mentality is actually shallow. This is why I still say Christians are largely misguided. pic.twitter.com/tys2mluXRI
— Cross˚ (@Elcrucifixio) August 12, 2019
While @Maraji_ is entitled to her belief that all religions other than Christianity are false, she’s insensitive to her fans in that regard. We all believe our religion is THE answer, but there’s wisdom in knowing how to deal with a diverse society, especially as a public figure.
— Gimba Kakanda (@gimbakakanda) August 12, 2019
I don't think there is anything wrong in what #Maraji said
It is simply the truth pic.twitter.com/ZcTWM3E9tq
— GP (@godspowe_r) August 12, 2019
Lol. Many Christians think like Maraji.
They only tolerate Muslims because they have to but deep down, there's this disgust and the belief that they worship a fake 'god' and they are going to hell.
— Kim👅💙 (@_I_Kimberly) August 12, 2019
— WarepamorSammy 🇳🇬 (@Warepamorsammy) August 12, 2019
— Abbiy👑 (@Abbiypearl_) August 12, 2019
Like it or not but what Maraji said is the absolute TRUTH!
Jesus is GOD… "I and my Father are ONE"
If any Christian is against this, then he/she knows nothing… He's Jon Snow! pic.twitter.com/hG56g7J2ml
— DA CHIEFO 🇳🇬 (@OloyeTimmy) August 12, 2019
Let me post it again @Maraji_ for you
— Enomfon Akpan (@Enomfonakpan_) August 12, 2019
Maraji is cancelled
MARAJI is canceled sha.
— Kawthar Ahmed (@kawtharrrr_) August 12, 2019
Man everything was really going well for Maraji, picking a delicate religious topic to hammer on muslims in their festive time is a wrong move. You can have an opinion but dont demean other people's fate & not on their day ffs 🤦♂️🤦♂️
— Nomso #BBNAIJA (@Lord_Nomso) August 12, 2019
Yikesssss. Maraji What have you done???????????
Just like that she's just killed her brand.
— ِ (@RickAnji) August 12, 2019
Maraji is definitely cancelled for me and I'm a Christian.
Social media is her office so this is not a mistake. She knows damn well what she is saying to Muslims posting that on Sallah day.
I am tired of people using the name of Jesus to push their own agenda.
— Red Confidential (@R_Confidential) August 12, 2019
"Maraji is cancelled"
Sorry o, Red biro
— Tega🔥 (@ehtega_) August 12, 2019
The most Annoying part of this is that the Muslims aren’t even Angry with Maraji, they are busy with their meat
But Sunday school dropouts are carrying the matter on their head like illaya 🤦♂️
— Trouble Maker 😒(G.O). (@ObongRoviel) August 12, 2019
Christians to Maraji: pic.twitter.com/fd6mRsDjOp
— mogwai. (@TheVunderkind) August 12, 2019
Even coza members are tweeting 'maraji is cancelled'. Don't be unfortunate dear.
— GISELLE🦋🌺 (@Divagina1) August 12, 2019
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.
80% of Nigerian women are cheats, liars, toxic, deceptive, hate themselves in private, are feminists till it involves spending their own money, extremely religious & judgemental. Sucking dicks today, posting bible quotes tomorrow. Hate it when other women treat their men right.
— Daughter of Eve: Brown Sugar ⚪ (@DaughterOf_eve) August 13, 2019
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”.
80% of Nigerians will see your tweets and they won't help you retweet, but will see you and be shouting "Boss Boss"… Boss kee u there! pic.twitter.com/2DC42DspA3
— OLA'KINEASY KREATION (@Olakineasy) August 13, 2019
Girl: calls boyfriend…..rings no pick*
Boyfriend: sees caller…ignores tcheeew
That means you wee sleep there🤣
80% of Nigerians guys are to blind to differentiate real girls from fake girls, that’s why they end up turning to “fuckboys”#BBNaija
— Vicky Philips (@urfavouritemua) August 13, 2019
80% of Nigerians jump into conclusion, both genders involved😤
Small thing that doesn't go as planned… pic.twitter.com/ZQzWOhQOfx
— the good FEMI🙂 (@misi_f) August 13, 2019
Thoughts of 80% of Nigerians heading back to work after the holidays. pic.twitter.com/5sODpM0x4o
— Joseph Friks (@JFriks) August 13, 2019
Growth hacking the trend
80% of Nigerians still don't know that you can make over 1000% profit through mini importation and ecommerce business.
This yoni pearl selling for ₦4,500 on Jumia is less than ₦100 in China!
Yoni pearl is hot selling amongst ladies as it cleanses and treats vagina infections pic.twitter.com/BdKOhAPVbp
— Olorunshola Emmanuel (@iamimanuel) August 13, 2019
80% of Nigerians love Art work as birthday gifts or any form of surprise. So don't sleep on it and gift a special person an artwork today. They would cherish it. pic.twitter.com/4iPqvOWdhp
— lex69 AFC⚽🔴⚪ (@_lexbrown69) August 13, 2019
Do you have land? 80% of Nigerians don't know that if you can set aside your nkwobi and 'good time' money that they can afford to build their own house. This should guide you 👉 https://t.co/YvqFxA5x5D @NkirukaNistoran @Southeast_trend @Nobsdaslushhkid @Gidi_Traffic #BBNaija
— MYLIFEMYVIEWS (@Tracybashful) August 13, 2019
— Solar⚡⚡ (@Ibukun_M) August 13, 2019
More random tweets
80%of Nigerians are confused about who is better between wizkid and davido
— Emmanuel Makanjuola (@Enuel100) August 13, 2019
80% of Nigerians won't unplug their mobile device from its charger even if it's 100% full, as long as light dey, carry dey go pic.twitter.com/48huqAWB9a
— Uchiha Yemi (@Horpeyemi791) August 13, 2019
80% of Nigerian people don’t like me… Good thing we have a LARGE population! 🤣
— Cuppy 🍨 #GELATO (@cuppymusic) August 13, 2019
80% of Nigerians don't know that they can pass the night in the nearest police station when stranded…#BBNaija
— ALPHA-MAN #BBNAIJA (@RealOdumPromise) August 13, 2019
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.
Huddah Monroe joins the list of world-class celebrities to grace the cover of Harper's Bazaar. Congrats Huddah👏 pic.twitter.com/NKqcukpGXp
— Dennis Kiplimo™ 🇰🇪🇰🇪 (@ItsShark15) August 16, 2019
Even though there are photos of Huddah on the cover of the magazine, some Kenyans say it was photoshopped.
Huddah is a professional photoshop expert, dont ask me how i got the facts😝 pic.twitter.com/9bBccvAEva
— Cute Remedy (@NotYetFunny) August 16, 2019
hyping huddah over photoshop
— That Guy (@DjPitts254) August 16, 2019
Y’all hating on huddah!..eti photoshop LOL!!! pic.twitter.com/8wZUfYknMF
— Milk&Cake💋 (@wawira_njagi_) August 16, 2019
She is in the damn Magazine stop Hating because YOU have a pathetic life Huddah is Living her best life https://t.co/Os2bc73wUi
— Ken Munene (@K3n_Munene) August 16, 2019
So Huddah just decided to PROSPER, right? Heh madam.
— Angela Wanjiru wa Muriuki (@CiruMuriuki) August 16, 2019
Congratulations for Huddah Monroe pic.twitter.com/X1ysq5Zx9C
— AHJ 7™ (@IamTonyki) August 16, 2019
— Rodgers (@mkolwey) August 16, 2019
— Joel Smarter (@JoelSmarter) August 16, 2019
Huddah Monroe making the cover of Harper's Bazaar while Kamene Goro makes guest appearance of Xtian Dela's YouTube Vlogs…Levels!!!😂😂😂
— Grand Meista (@Iam_meista) August 16, 2019
Huddah went to went. Raising her own bar minute after minute. Look at her now on this month’s Harpers Baazar US fashion magazine. Incredible. https://t.co/hJIRvjCn02
— Kimanzi®™ (@Kimanzi_) August 16, 2019
First, Huddah is in Harper's Bazaar. If that's not a big enough deal, she's in the SEPTEMBER issue. That's the most important one of the year!
— Angela Wanjiru wa Muriuki (@CiruMuriuki) August 16, 2019
Huddah making moves while y'all stuck on her pudesh 💅
I love to see it! pic.twitter.com/duKFs7UB3G
— Mwende Ngao (@mwendesusu) August 16, 2019
Huddah is really making moves while Kamene can't even get her ass to move in a video made by kids who aren't allowed to vote yet. You hate to see it.
— Phantéau (@_wangwe) August 16, 2019
Huddah Monroe once justified the killings of Luos during the PEV, I can’t celebrate anything about her. She can take her overused, recycled pussy to wherever it came from.
— Bel Akinyi (@BelAkinyii) August 16, 2019
Same people who slut shamed Huddah are going to praise her. Watch.
— Mercury In Freddie (@Wandia_) August 16, 2019
Huddah can appear Oprah's exclusive magazine cover and I still wont be able to look past her saying opposition protestors should be shot and they don't deserve burials. Kichwa yake ni ya kufunika shingo and I will not be told otherwise. 🙂
— Broqué not Broke (@Atuya254) August 16, 2019
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