Social Media Roundup: #ABetterTime, #Heartbreak and Other Trending Stories
Hi guys, trust you had a great week. A number of trends made the rounds on social media through the week. They range from the lawsuit against #EndSARS campaigners including Aisha Yesufu and Folarin “Falz” Falana to Davido’s new album, A Better Time.
Davido’s Releases “A Better Time” Album
Popular Nigerian artiste, David Adeleke is widely known as Davido has released his much-anticipated album – A Better Time (ABT). The album has crossed 26 million streams on Audiomack and the “So Crazy” single from the album is number 1 on the Apple music Nigeria Top 100 playlist.
Many people on Twitter including former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar lauded Davido, with some saying the songs on the ABT album were instant hits.
Boomplay highlighted the streaming figures which the debuting ABT album had garnered after its release.
#Heartbreak Stories that Touch
November 11 is Singles’ Day in China, chosen to celebrate people who are not in relationships. However, it spurred a different conversation on Nigerian Twitter.
Many people took to the platform to share sad stories of how they were jilted by their romantic partners and it appears men have been the biggest victims of heartbreaks in romance.
While most people talked about love-related heartbreaks, a few others linked their heartbreaks to the Black Tuesday, the day the #Lekkimassacre took place.
Man Sues 50 #EndSARS Campaigners
Earlier this week, self-acclaimed human rights activist, Kenechukwu Okeke sued 50 #EndSARS promoters for allegedly inciting unrest in the country under the guise of the protests against police brutality.
The defendants include feminist coalition member Feyikemi Abudu as well as popular actors, influencers and human rights activists like Aisha Yesufu, Debo “Mrmacaroni” Adebayo, Davido, Peter Okoye, Dr Joe Abah, among others.
Senior Pastor of Daystar Christian Centre, Sam Adeyemi and ex-Nigerian footballer Kanu Nwankwo were also indicted.
However, many Nigerians took to social media platforms to lambast Okeke for the legal action. Many people opined, rather mockingly, that Okeke should have sued every single person who supported the #EndSARS protests in Nigeria.
A few other people claimed he had been sponsored by the government. This is perhaps because authorities in Nigeria have sought to suppress the #EndSARS campaign in recent weeks.
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