One of the highlights of the week was a tweet by Nigeria politician Tonye Cole in which he recounted an experience he witnessed between a young man and Wole Soyinka on a plane. In the tweet, he called out the young man for asking Wole Soyinka to leave his seat and tagged him “disrespectful”. Of course, Nigerians had a lot to say about the tweet with some defending the young and others agreeing with Tonye Cole.
Burna Boy’s Bet Win
So far, this year has been a good one for Nigerian singer Burna Boy. From dominating the industry to making hit singles and featuring in solid collaborations, Burna Boy has established himself as one of Nigeria’s biggest stars holding his own with the likes of Davido and Wizkid. This week, it was all about his award for Best International Act at the 2019 BET awards. Nigerians not only celebrated him, critiqued him but also paid a great deal of attention to his mother for her stirring speech at the BET awards.
The Nigerian rap scene has been bereft of rappers for a long time and this has been a major topic in the industry. Hence, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that when new rappers who show promise emerge in the industry, Nigerians are apt to hype them. One of such rappers is no other than BlackBonez. Since BlackBonez became a sensation among Nigerians, Twitter has been full of Tweets praising him and even comparing him to other rappers who have been in the game.