Hi there. Another weekend in November has come and gone. This has got to be one of the longest months this year, but what can I say? The holidays are almost here, which is what we are all looking forward to.
Moving on, many people have found this week to be quite exciting and full of surprises, especially in light of the 2023 World Cup matches that have taken over social media in recent days.
However, there has been a lot going on in the social space that you could have missed, including the death of the veteran gospel musician Sammie Okposo.
In this post, we have compiled some of the most popular social media trends for this week. Sit back and relax.
RIP Sammie Okposo, the music legend
November has to be of the most depressing months in the music industry. It began with the passing of American rapper Takeoff and Davido’s son Ifeanyi, and now the tragic death of Sammie Okposo has darkened this weekend.
Sammie Okposo, the 51-year-old gospel artist was said to have passed away this morning after he slumped in his house, according to reports. If you don’t know Sammie Okposo, you may be familiar with some of his hit songs like Sing Halleluyah and Wellu Wellu.
The musician had been on the trend map earlier this year following a cheating controversy. Despite his public apology, Sammie Okposo decided to take a break from his ministry to reconnect with God.
The seasoned gospel musician narrowly avoided death in a horrifying car accident he encountered while driving in May of this year, but it seems death is truly inevitable.
Following the announcement of the death of Sammie Okposo today, many fans have taken to social media to express their grievances.
Some fans, however, have criticized the outpouring of condolences, especially from celebrities, as being “fake love,” pointing out that the musician suffered constant criticism for his infidelity while still alive from these individuals, and now that he is dead, everyone seems to be loving him.
To be honest, it is a sad day for the Nigerian gospel music industry, especially for many Nigerians who grew up listening to the legend’s music.
Rest in Peace, Sammie Okposo.
History made in the 2023 World Cup match
History has been made in the 2023 World Cup, which kicked off earlier this week. The best thing about this World Cup, like every World Cup, is that it reminds you of that popular line;
This is Football, and anything can happen
Each group has provided us with some incredibly fascinating moments that will go down in history, and these games have sparked a lot of conversation on social media.
Ecuador put a damper on the party in Qatar when they defeated the hosts in the opening match. Qatar became the first country to lose the opening match as host and is now sure to exit the tournament in the first round after losing to Senegal.
While Qatar has been unimpressive on the pitch, some of the other Asian teams have been a revelation The unexpected occurred in the Group C encounter between Argentina and Saudi Arabia, when the GOAT could not prevent defeat at the ends of the Arabians.
Los Albiceleste got the opener through a Lionel Messi penalty before two quick second-half goals put Harve Renard’s Saudi team in front. Many people had predicted that Argentina could win the tournament because Messi deserves to win the world cup. Now, they are having second thoughts.
When Germany was drawn to play against Japan, the bookmakers had them as favourites to win the game and the group. Japan had other ideas and emulated Saudi Arabia by coming from behind to win 2-1 after going behind from a penalty.
These big shockers had many people doubting that Ronaldo and the rest of the Portuguese team could falter against the Black Stars of Ghana.
Cristiano Ronaldo had other ideas, he opened the scoring from the penalty spot to become the first player to score in FIVE consecutive World Cups. Ghana should be proud of their performance because they scored two goals in the 3-2 defeat.
Who do you think would win the World Cup?
What do you think about the new Naira note design?
Speaking of making history, the 200, 500, and 1000 naira notes’ new design has been unveiled by CBN, and there is serious buzz online about it. Before we get into the nitty gritty of this conversation, let us bear in mind that the government said they were redesigning, not changing, the notes.
On Wednesday, the Federal Government released the new designs of the Naira notes. This redesigns were effected in a bid to control the circulation of the currency, address the hoarding of Naira banknotes outside the banking system and also to combat counterfeits but Nigerians seems to be disappointed in the new look of the Naira notes.
To many it was not a redesign but a color change as there are no major changes from the previous not except for the strong presence of the RGB color model and have taken to the social space to air their thoughts.
For some, the new design somewhat seem easier to manipulate, which might not solve the issue of combating counterfeiting. In contrast, many others are indifferent as the redesign will add no value to the currency, which is currently at a low value internationally.
These groups of people are more focused on how much was spent on the design that many people have tagged ‘rubbish” as
What are your thoughts on the new naira note design?
Okay, people, that’s all for this week guys, but I have some piece of advice. Make sure to start changing your money whether or not you love the new design because there is a deadline for the end of January.
Also, don’t forget to watch the World Cup. Although the Super Eagles did not make it to the finals, there are many countries with amazing players to support.
With that being said, see you next week.
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