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SpotifySpotify may have just formalized its relationship with Africa as it announced on Monday that it is now enabled in Nigeria. Music Twitter went agog with the new development. Takes came in hot and fast and the convo lasted into the next day.
Spotify now Available in Nigeria Lol! 😂🇳🇬 pic.twitter.com/vWNvLZlYq6— REMA (@heisrema) February 23, 2021
Liz BensonAn identity mix-up saw veteran actress turned evangelist, Liz Benson, on the trend list this past week. The algorithm then saw a clip from an Africa Magic show hosted by another veteran actress, Mercy Johnson. She was asked whether it was okay to leave a marriage if a woman finds out her husband is a philanderer and she responded that it was a step too far to exit a marriage. That view was what drove the name to trend on Twitter. https://twitter.com/maazi_chinedu/status/1364924062179463170?s=20 https://twitter.com/RealLizBenson/status/1364840548935340032?s=20 https://twitter.com/maazi_chinedu/status/1364939767226527746?s=20
RemaRema released a new single but that was not the biggest thing about that news. At least not the reason Rema trended. The track was produced by DonJazzy and that was the big news. It has been ages since the label exec got on a drum machine. At least, it has been a while he did anything we actually consumed. The track is doing numbers as expected and should be charting next week all things considered.
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EmefieleGodwin Emefiele is easily one of the most ridiculed personalities on NG Twitter and it is really hard to believe that the much-derided character is actually the governor of Nigeria’s apex bank. The CBN has had a slew of really unpopular policies in the past few years and one of them was the border closure which has worsened Nigeria’s long streak of economic downturn.
Cryptocurrency seems to be Meffy’s latest muse, reiterating the ban on banks associating with digital currency. In the past week, a video from a summit had the governor trying to describe the digital currency to be the best of his ability and you could tell he did not understand the thing enough to form an opinion on it much less ban it. It fed into a trope that has become all too familiar with this administration-ban or restrict before figuring out an alternative. It showed with every policy that it has been involved with that had a ban as a factor in it. https://twitter.com/Daddy_Nomso/status/1364849662428143617?s=20
Knowledgeable takes as opposed to the statement made by the CBN Governor. My worry is that, why are you people in government contradicting each other? Is Emefiele not answerable to you and the President? Or are you using this medium to communicate your thoughts to him?— Adewale Adetona (@iSlimfit) February 26, 2021
If Havard could produce a dullard like Godwin emefiele… Yabatech tried for me abeg ✌🏽 …… pic.twitter.com/gHSRPUXmsG— GMD (@___GMD) February 26, 2021
GumiSheikh Abubakar Ahmad Gumi has become the most controversial character in the polity. With the spate of kidnappings going on in the country. Gumi has shown up to be the one person that the ‘bandits’ are comfortable with to interface between them and the government. The man has come off as rather controversial as his efforts, to Nigerians, are seen as trying to shield as well as launder the image of the criminals.
He has said that Nigeria will rather be gentle with the ‘bandits’ as they are ‘aggrieved’. Why they are aggrieved? The sheikh has not quite said. He has even suggested the federal government offers them amnesty and jobs within its ranks for their troubles. It defies reason but you can imagine what the discourse is like on Twitter already.
FG, prepare the ransom as usual!— Rinu Oduala 🔥🔫 (@SavvyRinu) February 26, 2021
The Zamfara girls will be rescued.
Nigerian citizens should remain calm & stop exaggerating these things.
God bless Northern Nigeria.
God bless Sheik Gumi
God bless Buhari!
Sheikh Gumi says he will update the media on #JangebeGirls abduction. How come Gumi immediately turns up after abductions by bandits? Are they a tag team? Are they partners? I find it strange that they abduct and next thing is that Gumi turns their spokesman!#RescueJangebeGirls— Reno Omokri (@renoomokri) February 26, 2021
Again, 300 girls kidnapped in Zamfara. Seems Gumi will be very busy till Buhari leaves.— Henry Shield (@henryshield) February 26, 2021
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The army and DSS knew where bandits are hiding they didn't invade and arrest them (at least Gumi is available to help) but it's Sunday Igboho they preferred to arrest this afternoon if not for the people that rebel against it.— Ayemojubar (@ayemojubar) February 26, 2021
This country is sick.
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