Social Media Roundup: #SexForGrades

by | Oct 11, 2019

On Tuesday this week, BBC Africa Eye, the BBC’s investigative arm in Africa broke the Internet when it released an hour-long documentary about sexual harrasment by lecturers of two top West African universities; University of Lagos and University of Ghana.

The documentary titled Sex for Grades was secretly filmed and four lecturers were implicated. Watch it below.

We saw these;




Statements from the schools and church involved

Many women have devastating stories to tell

Four sexual predators down, millions to go

It’s a good time to bring this back;

Other reactions

Read more reactions here. And keep reading for other tremding topics on social media this week.

President Buhari’s remoured wedding

Yesterday, we heard rumours that Nigerian President Mohammadu Buhari was set to marry Sadiya Umar Farouq, the minister of the newly created Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development.

The clips below seemed to fuel the rumour and before long, it spread all over Nigerian social media.

It’s not clear who started the rumour but it is untrue according to a report by BBC Pidgin. And this light-hearted tweet by one of the president’s special assistants corroborates the report.

Nigerians just ran with the story regardless.


Nigerians Nigerianing

Fake updates

Turn up!

This parody account is having a field day

Other reactions

Read more reactions here.

Judas the Rat!

If you’re a regular Twitter or Instagram user and a fan of Nigerian hip hop, then you probably already know of the ongoing feud between Vector and M.I. Rap disses have been released by both rappers, resulting in fans taking sides and and a growing interest in Nigeria’s hip hop scene.

Today, Vector released Judas The Rat, a diss track in response to M.I’s Tha Viper, released about a week ago.



Vector killed it!

M.I’s fans don’t think so

Jesse Jag’s name came up a lot, so…

Other reactions

Read more here.

How old is Regina Daniels?

On what was expected to be her 19th birthday on October 10, Nollywood actress Regina Daniels sparked controversies on social media. The actress’ billionaire husband reportedly hinted that she’s 22, to many people’s surprise.

Here’s how Nigerians reacted on social media.

How old is she again?

Other reactions

Read more reactions here.

Titilola Oludimu
Titilola Oludimu

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