Social Media Roundup: Year of Kebab

by | Dec 13, 2019

Last week Friday, American rapper Cardi B landed Nigeria for the Livespot Festival. The female rapper was scheduled to perform in Lagos, Nigeria on Satuday December 7 and in Accra, Ghana on Sunday December 8, 2019.

Cardi had a great time experiencing Lagos as was seen in her numerous Instagram Stories. Read all about her stay in Nigeria here.

She left Nigeria for Ghana on Sunday morning still enjoying her first visit to Africa. Things however took a dramatic turn as a result of a misunderstanding regarding a meet and greet session Cardi B was supposed to have with some Ghanaian celebrities.

Things started well

Advertisement

But ended like this

https://twitter.com/ABYalley/status/1203736823505326085?s=20

https://twitter.com/_starbiola/status/1203831311451983872?s=20

https://twitter.com/OkNanayaw/status/1203733185797984257?s=20

In Cardi’s defence

There’s more

https://twitter.com/kiingshaz/status/1203812616201785344?s=20

Reactions

https://twitter.com/Am_Daileyx/status/1203753211804303360?s=20

https://twitter.com/mmebusem_/status/1203950054949740545?s=20

Nigerians were having a field day

https://twitter.com/TheShawnife/status/1203820703482548224?s=20

Read this hilarious thread.

This!

https://twitter.com/CzarIllest/status/1204350334283526144?s=20

Nigeria vs Ghana

https://twitter.com/CalyxHustler/status/1204411941227094026?s=20

Other reactions

https://twitter.com/Dicki_tal/status/1203758868527869952?s=20

Read more here.

Major General Buhari

On Wednesday this week, The Punch published an editorial that revealed its stand against President Buhari’s administration.

The beginning of the editorial read; “As a symbolic demonstration of our protest against autocracy and military-style repression, PUNCH (all our print newspapers, The PUNCH, Saturday PUNCH, Sunday PUNCH, PUNCH Sports Extra, and digital platforms, most especially Punchng.com) will henceforth prefix Buhari’s name with his rank as a military dictator in the 80s, Major General, and refer to his administration as a regime, until they purge themselves of their insufferable contempt for the rule of law.”

Read the full article here.

Other publications joined in to take a stand.

Reactions

https://twitter.com/FOnyeoziri/status/1204680479808655360?s=20

The title is very appropriate

His special advisers’ comments

Reactions;

https://twitter.com/NekkaSmith/status/1205035007510749184?s=20

Aisha Buhari was trending too

Reactions;

https://twitter.com/DrEffaB/status/1204691863686565888?s=20

Other reactions

Read more here.

Black out in Nigeria

While Nigerians were discussing The Punch‘s stance, the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) embarked on a nationwide strike on Wednesday shutting down the offices of distribution companies across the country. The union’s strike was aimed at putting an end to the ill treatment of its members.

“President of the NUEE, Joe Ajaero, had, in a statement, accused the Bureau of Public Enterprise of failing to address and pay up over 2,000 disengaged workers of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria since 2013,” a report by The Punch reads.

This led to a blackout across Nigeria.

Reactions;

Wait, what?

 

https://twitter.com/Sugajunkieee/status/1204898132229795842?s=20

These…

https://twitter.com/volqx/status/1204879706295799809?s=20

The strike was suspended the following day

Other reactions

https://twitter.com/kwarachild/status/1205175219637440512?s=20

https://twitter.com/Eb_Ekeng/status/1205372033229561856?s=20

Read more here.

Extra!

Featured Image Credit: Twitter

Titilola Oludimu
Titilola Oludimu

I’m always open to new experiences.


Are you in tech and you are looking at getting a foreign remote job or you want to move abroad? Fill this form and you will get the BEST resources to help you get that high paying remote job as well as japa easily! WAGMI!

Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Recent News

Kenya’s digital products for PwDs

Kenya’s digital products for PwDs

On #TechpointDigest, Victoria Fakiya (@latoria_ria) discusses what Jumia’s partnership with CGAP could mean, and Kenya’s digital products for people with disabilities.

Reclaiming stolen African artefacts

Reclaiming stolen African artefacts

On #TechpointDigest, Victoria Fakiya (@latoria_ria) discusses how Traction wants to stop fake alerts, Canza Finance’s journey, Esaal’s $1.7m seed round, and JABU’s $15m series A.

[PODCAST] Relooting African art with NFTs

[PODCAST] Relooting African art with NFTs

What do you think about an NFT project that wants to reclaim Africa’s lost artefacts? Well, the editorial team had some interesting thoughts, and you can listen to this and other stories on today’s episode of #TechpointAfricaPodcast.

$2 million to drive learning via WhatsApp 

$2 million to drive learning via WhatsApp 

On #TechpointDigest, we discuss how major players in the African mobility space can change the mobility narrative, FoondaMate’s $2 million funding, Twitter Create, and AMP’s $5.6 million seed round.

Subscribe to Techpoint Digest!

A daily 5-minute roundup of happenings in African and global tech, sent directly to your email inbox, between 5 a.m. and 7 a.m (WAT) every week day!

Please check your email to confirm your subscription.

Subscribe to Blockchain Explorer

Analysis oninnovation, regulations, and trends inthe blockchain sector, as it concerns Africa

Please check your email to confirm your subscription.

Subscribe to The Experts

A bi-weekly where tech career specialists take us on their journey from newbie to expert, and how they became successful in the industry.

Please check your email to confirm your subscription.

Subscribe to Founder's Table

A monthly series, where we catch up with founders in the startup ecosystem, learn about their failures, successes and a few tricks of the trade

Please check your email to confirm your subscription.

Copy link
Powered by Social Snap