Social Media Roundup: Virtual dollar card palava + others

Onyinye Okonkwo
Here is all you need to know about Union54, chargeback fraud and the USD virtual card palava

In our social media roundup for this week, we are inspired by a tweet from a user, John Doe, that sparked conversations on expectations from partners, but, we will focus on the partner who set her husband ablaze for allegedly cheating.

Other events sparked conversations this week.

The social media roundup:

Wife sets husband ablaze for cheating

The Osun Police Command has launched a manhunt for a housewife, Ifeoluwa Bamidele, who reportedly set her husband, Bolu Bamidele, ablaze in Osogbo for allegedly having a child with another woman. 

The victim, Bolu Bamidele, also known as Teebam, was said to have returned to Osogbo, Osun, from Cairo, Egypt, to give his wife a nice treat on her birthday.

But, when her husband slept off, Ifeoluwa doused the room with petrol, set the room ablaze and locked her husband in the room and went out. 

The wife reportedly left a cryptic post on her WhatsApp status, which read: “I’ve always been a calm girl, and I have never done this in my life, but Teebam has pushed me to the edge. At this point, y’all will weep over myself and him before daybreak. I’m promising y’all that.”

The reactions:

Marriage Palava

Still on marriage palava, while some are losing their lives to their partners, some are getting married for the 4th time and counting, people like Jennifer Lopez…

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck finally get married

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck are still on cloud nine after their surprise wedding in Las Vegas.

According to reports, the lovebirds celebrated with pizza and diet coke on a private jet back to L.A. in the early hours of Sunday.

And while J. Lo posted on her OnTheJLo newsletter Sunday that they were joined by their kids at the shock nuptials at a drive-through wedding chapel, Page Six is told that the only ones in attendance were Lopez’s child, Emme, 14, and Affleck’s Sera, 13.

They have five kids in total between them. Emme has a twin brother, Max, and Affleck also shares Violet, 16, and Sam, 10, with ex-wife Jennifer Garner.

This wedding would make it Jennifer Lopez’s 4th marriage and Ben Affleck’s 2nd marriage. 

Here’s what social media users had to say about it:

Meanwhile, on a sad note, Nollywood lost a gem.

 Nollywood Actress, Ada Ameh dies

Social media roundup: Nigerians mourn Ada Ameh
Late Ada Ameh

Veteran Nollywood actress Ada Ameh, popular for her role as ‘Emu’ in Africa Magic family drama, The Johnsons, died on Sunday, July 17, in a hospital in Delta.

Appearing on TVC’s Your View on July 1, 2022, her last interview, the actress revealed that she suffered max depression even before her daughter’s death, but it worsened after she lost her child.

“I had depression, max depression. I’ve been depressed for some years, and it worsened when I lost my daughter in 2020. We practically grew up together. She was like my younger sister,” Ameh had said.

She also noted that she had lost seven of her family members before losing her daughter.

The news of her demise has been met with shock and sadness as her colleagues and fans have taken to social media to express their shock, how she impacted them and how much they will miss her. Here’s what social media users had to say about it.

On a final note, Flutterwave got into conversations again, and people thought its problems have reached another level, but it was not about Flutterwave…

Chargeback fraud stops Union54’s operations

Reports emerged that there was a surge in fraudulent transactions on the cards Union54 powers.

Here is all you need to know about Union54, chargeback fraud and the USD virtual card palava

In a report by TechCrunch, in May, the fintech company temporarily suspended its Bank Identification Number (BIN) – the first four to six numbers on a payment card that identifies a card issuer – after operational issues were identified.

Then, platforms like Flutterwave, Payday announced that their virtual cards were going offline.

Read the full report here:

The conversations on social media centred on Africa and issues with fraud.

Maybe we can use this opportunity to say that fraud is a human being phenomenon, not an African phenomenon.

Reactions:

That’s all for this week’s social media roundup guys. Till next week!


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