Social Media Roundup: No reception

by | Sep 6, 2019

On August 17, Techpoint cofounder and CEO Adewale Yusuf, tied the knot with his sweetheart Blessing in an intimate ceremony with a few family and friends in attendance.

It sounds like every other Lagos wedding but there was something unsual about this one. The wedding invitation Adewale and Blessing sent out had “NO RECEPTION” written boldly on it. However, we had a surprise reception for the couple with only team members, as well as brothers, sisters and a few friends of the couple in attendance.

Last week, about two weeks after the wedding, Adewale published a post on Facebook expressing his surprise at the party his team organised for him. In the post, he shared a picture (which he has now taken down) of his wedding invitation.

Before Wale took down the picture, many people who were intrigued by the fact that the couple didn’t plan a reception for their wedding began sharing it. Shortly after, it became a hot topic on all social media platforms, blogs and radio shows in Nigeria, and even Ghana and Kenya.

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Other reactions

Here’s how Adewale and Blessing reacted to all the social media comments;

Read more reactions here.

Xenophobia in South Africa

This week, foreign nationals in South Africa were attacked while their businesses were destroyed and looted in fresh xenophobic attacks.

https://twitter.com/YOHANLOYAL/status/1168510612588158977?s=20

https://twitter.com/ByamunguBwene26/status/1168529120512360449?s=20

In the wake of the attacks, certain horrifying pictures and videos were circulating social media, resulting in more outrage, especially from non-South Africans across Africa.

However, investigations reveal that some of these videos and photos were from months and even years ago.


Suggested ReadHow social media may have fueled the anti-xenophobia outrage in Nigeria


At some point, it appeared that Nigerians in South Africa were bearing the most brunt of the attacks. Here’s how Nigerians back home reacted on social media.

https://twitter.com/HotxclusiveNG/status/1168552039166685184?s=20

https://twitter.com/TheInfamous__/status/1168558102876164096?s=20

It led to these…

https://twitter.com/LekkiTv/status/1168941543295729664?s=20

And then these…

 Read more reactions here.

Robert Mugabe dies at 95

Former Zimbabwean prime minister Robert Mugabe is dead. He died today in Singapore where he had reportedly been receiving medical treatment for a long time. He was 95 years old.

Reactions

https://twitter.com/TheWild92710046/status/1169844046623174661?s=20

Memories!

https://twitter.com/Mazi_Ujam1/status/1169936753521811459?s=20

An African hero?

Oh well!

https://twitter.com/Luo_T/status/1169850439128338434?s=20

Other reactions

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Titilola Oludimu
Titilola Oludimu

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