Hi guys, It’s the weekend already, and it looks like this week is ending really well with the release of Wakanda Forever, the eagerly anticipated sequel to the Black Panther movie on the big screen.
While this has dominated the social media space in the last few days (Yes, BBNaija housemates, I’m looking at you), that is not the only major event trending this week.
As usual, we have curated some of the top trendy stories from the social space you might have missed. Just sit back, relax and enjoy these stories.
No spoilers for Black Panther season 2, I swear.
Black Panther 2 is out
Black Panther season 2 is finally here. While you may not be able to watch it at home just yet, you can catch it at the Cinemas. It’ll make this weekend extra special as friends, lovers, and family members can get the tickets and enjoy quality time together.
I know I promised that there will not be spoilers, but I hope I do not cry when it dawns on me that I am back in Wakanda and King T’Challa is still gone. (RIP Chadwick Boseman)
Well, I must warn you. If you don’t want major spoilers, don’t search #BlackPanther2 on Twitter. Save your tears for the main movie.
Okay, back to the story,
Fans have hinted that the new Black Panther might be his sister Shuri, but what do we know?
The Black Panther: Wakanda Forever premiered in Nigeria on Sunday, and Nigerians did not come to play with their outfits. This is the first Marvel movie premiering in Nigeria and, thankfully, one that resonates with the African culture,
Many invited celebrities wore afro-centric outfits to celebrate the Black Panther movie. While some slayed the black carpet, others gave us fashion inspo to avoid in the future. One of them was the BBNaija season 7 housemate Hermes.
Hermes is a very imaginative guy who exudes an uncommon aura, as we all know. Like several other famous people, Chadwick Boseman, the late actor who played King T’challa in the Black Panther movie and Avengers series, was honoured with his attire.
Hermes and his designer probably thought merging his first and last name together was a creative idea to honour the late Black Panther, but fans were displeased with the final inscription on his cape, which read “Chad Boswick” instead of Chadwick Boseman
Moving to the next story…
Hushpuppi’s movie series loading…
The story of Ramon Olorunwa Abbas, popularly known as Hushpuppi, is one everybody is familiar with. While he is an inspiration to some (probably many), he is the ultimate villain in the eyes of most, including the United State Department of Justice.
The ‘Billionaire Gucci Master’ was arrested in June 2020 at his Dubai apartment in a joint operation between the Dubai police and United States agents known as “Foxhunt 2.
Hushpuppi was sentenced to 11 years in prison for money laundering activities earlier this week after some back and forth with court trials and proceedings for the last two years,
With many people giving their opinion about the arrest and his new life after prison, American rapper and producer Curtis James Jackson III, aka 50 Cent, commented on an idea to make a TV series telling the story of Hushpuppi, the internet scammer, his trials and tribulations.
It’s unclear if the producer was being ironic with this remark, but he has created successful crime TV shows like Power I, II, and III.
This is not the first time a movie about people’s fraudulent activities has been made. We have seen the series Inventing Anna’, the story of a con artist who swindled Manhattan’s elite by posing as a German heiress, and the Tinder Swindler, the story of a man who conned hundreds of women via the dating app Tinder.
These are all crime shows based on true-life stories, and maybe this is the route 50 Cent wishes to take.
But many Nigerians are unhappy with this new TV series plan and have taken to social space to voice their anger regarding the comment. In the eyes of many, this will further damage Nigeria’s already damaged reputation for fraud.
Some others are interested in this new gig as long as it favours the Nigerian Nollywood industry.
What do you guys think about this new 50Cent plan?
Rema, the new prankster
Rema has fainted!!! This trended for a while on social media but did the musician actually pass out?
Rema seems to have honed his pranking skills as the musician pretended to collapse on stage during his performance at the 02 Brixton. This sent shock waves to fans in attendance and those of us following the concert remotely.
Some of the staff on the ground crowded the stage in a minute as they loaded the singer onto a stretcher to lift him off stage.
It looked serious in the video, but the singer ran back on stage within minutes to close the show with a spirited performance of his hit-song, Woman. Then he announced that it was a prank, but I don’t think it sat well with some social media fans.
Some fans believe this was uncalled for and that if a real incident happened again, people would react as they reacted to the boy who cried ‘Wolf!’ when there was none. However, some other fans found it hilarious and very creative.
Johnny Drille, another Nigerian musician seems to be embracing this new trend, but this time for his fans. The singer planning his Lagos concert this Sunday has advised Nigerians to please faint for him.
What do you guys think? Was Rema’s prank overexaggerated?
Whew, that’s all for this week guys. You should try to see the Black Panther movie but ensure that you rest properly over the weekend. See you next week.
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