Hashtags: #AkeFest2017 Kicksoff, #SuperEagles Soars and We all Remembered #ChinuaAchebe
Social media this week experienced a number of epochal events ranging from sports, entertainment, politics, business, technology and array of others. Here are the 5 major events I have selected for your recollection and reading pleasure.
It is an event organized by @BookBuzzNG. The 2017 edition started November 14 and will end November 18. It aims at promoting and celebrating African creativity in Arts – Literature. It has events such as film, book chats, panels, dance, poetry and lots more.
— AkeArts&BookFestival (@akefestival) November 15, 2017
There were a couple memorable sides to the event:
— Y! Online (@YNaija) November 17, 2017
And some funny ones too:
Today has been strange.
1. First I ran into my ex at #AkeFest17, she was looking fine though, but I'd have preferred to see my late Grandma's ghost instead 😎
2. I lost my follow come iPhone charger, my heartbeat has been misbehaving since then
Lemme just sleep jare
— FAVOUR ONYEOZIRI (@Rouvafe) November 16, 2017
Another major event that happened this week is the military junta in Zimbabwe, following the alleged imposition of President Mugabe’s wife as the next president. Reports say that the military claimed they are safeguarding the democracy of the state with their action.
— Business Insider (@businessinsider) November 17, 2017
As we speak, the political atmosphere of the country is tensed.
Zanu PF activist in Bulawayo inviting people to attend anti Mugabe rally in Harare – 17 Nov 2017
=>Denounces President Mugabe
=>Free transport to Harare to attend solidarity march calling on Mugabe to resign pic.twitter.com/XxuYYwp7Xo
— Povo Zim (@povozim) November 17, 2017
Today, the President was seen at a graduating ceremony, the first time he is seen outside since his military confinement:
— AP Africa (@AP_Africa) November 17, 2017
The unexpected victory of Super Eagles of Nigeria is another event that rocked the social media this week. The Super eagles of Nigeria defeated Argentina four goals to two in an international friendly match played in Russia. Goals from Iwobi, Iheanacho and Idowu helped the eagles from two goals down following unpardonable errors by eagles goalkeeper, Akpeyi.
— Onigold™ 金 (@Onigold) November 14, 2017
As expected, many Nigerians made fun out of the moment:
Argentina coming into the game from the half-time break against Nigeria
— Mr Bouncer 💪🇳🇬 (@MrBouncer) November 14, 2017
— FAVOUR ONYEOZIRI (@Rouvafe) November 14, 2017
This week, President Muhammadu Buhari visited the South Eastern part of the country after numerous allegations of ignoring the part and the threat by IPOB. Buhari was given two titles. “Enyioma” 1 which means “My Number 1 Good Friend”, and “Ochioha Ndi Igbo 1” which means “Overall Leader Number 1” of the Igbo people.
— Presidency Nigeria (@NGRPresident) November 14, 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari also attended the grand finale of the APC gubernatorial campaign in Anambra State where he also received the son of Odumegwu Ojukwu to the party.
President @MBuhari: "There is no part of Nigeria where you will not find Igbo entrepreneurs. So I am asking you all not to buy into the senseless propaganda on secession. Igbo is Nigeria and Nigeria is Igbo. Both are inseparable." #PMBinSE pic.twitter.com/RMEf2LZh6C
— Presidency Nigeria (@NGRPresident) November 15, 2017
Nigerian literary Icon, Chinua Achebe, would have been 87 years old this week, had he been alive. Google started the social media trend with a unique doodle:
— Google (@Google) November 16, 2017
There was an avalanche of popular quotes after:
"Until the lions have their own historians, the history of the hunt will always glorify the hunter" Chinua Achebe.
The great Nigerian author, novelist and literary master whose birthday is celebrated by today's Google doodle.
What is your favorite quote from any of his novels? pic.twitter.com/phI6EDZUwd
— CNN Africa (@CNNAfrica) November 16, 2017
And history too:
Happy Birthday to one of the world's greatest writers, Prof. Chinua Achebe, (b. 1930; d. 2013).
Author of the revered 'Things Fall Apart', he was also the founding editor of African Writers Series that housed Africa's foremost literature read by all schools in Africa and beyond. pic.twitter.com/6c5DSgedCc
— Facts About Africa (@OnlyAfricaFacts) November 16, 2017
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