Social Media Roundup: Beirut Explosion, Aggressive Cuddling and Other Trending Stories this Week


Hi guys, trust you had a great week. 2020 has been filled with lots of ups and downs, especially with COVID-19 still very much around. And just as the whole world thought things couldn’t get worse, explosions rocked Lebanon’s capital, Beirut, and left at 135 people dead and more than 4,000 injured.

The series of explosions began with an initial explosion at a warehouse in the port area of Beirut, which triggered a second stronger blast that sent a shock wave across the city. The area around the blast was devastated by the explosions, with many buildings flattened.

Following the videos and reports that surfaced online, users took to their online channels to sympathise with those affected.

Though the cause of these explosions is yet to be ascertained, the Lebanese interior minister, Mohammed Fahmi said the explosion was caused by a stockpile of ammonium nitrate which had been improperly stored for the past six years.

Word Alert: Aggressive Cuddling

So BBNaija has steadily been giving its fans content to talk about since it began, and this week was no different. One of the standout trends was when evicted housemate, Ka3na, was interviewed this week.

Prior to being evicted, Ka3na had been videoed having some intimate moments with another housemate, Praise. But during her interview this week, she denied that saying it was just ‘mere aggressive cuddles’.

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Are we a joke to you?

Just in case you don’t know…

Well, social media had their fun of the event

There you go. You probably have been aggressively cuddling all these while, who knows…

Shoprite Leaving Nigeria

A trading report released by Shoprite on Monday shows that the retail company has started a formal process to consider the potential sale of all or a majority of its stake in its supermarkets in Nigeria.

This means that the grocery retailer Shoprite might be leaving Nigeria after 15 years of operation in the country. This decision is said to have been reached following slow growth of the company among other reasons.

New Post: Here is Why Shoprite is Leaving Nigeria after 15 Years of Operation

Social media, of course, reacted because their favourite store may be leaving for good….

However, Shoprite has come out to debunk the rumour saying it’s not leaving as it is only allowing investors to come on board to fund its expansion plans.

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Pheeww, don’t do that to our hearts again.

Define Nigerian Twitter Feminism (N50K Price)

That was the question a Twitter user asked this week. And trust Nigerian Twitter, they came through with several definitions.

Here are some

What’s your definition? Let’s know in the comments.

That’s all we have for you this week on our social media roundup. You can subscribe for our daily newsletter below to get the latest updates in the world of tech in Nigeria and Africa.

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