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Twitter Streets: Hot Trends Today – April 1

Article by Oliver Nash
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Posted: April 01, 2021  

HBR to Countersue Shaffie for Shs.150m

Homeboyz Radio, through its parent company Radio Africa Group, has threatened to countersue ex-employee Shaffie Weru’s unlawful termination claim for Kshs. 150 million. The reply comes a day after Shaffie, through his lawyers, issued a demand letter to the media house threatening to file a lawsuit for unfair and unlawful termination with damages amounting to Kshs. 21 million.

The former HBR presenter was fired alongside his colleagues Neville and DJ Joe Mfalme last weekend over victim-blaming utterances of an assault victim on air, causing outrage on social media and threats by advertisers of pulling out.

As per Radio Africa’s counterclaim, Shaffie breached the company’s policies amounting to “severe gross misconduct. He should have known better having been in the media industry for 18 years and receiving continuous training on media regulators’ programming codes, broadcasting regulations and codes of conduct and ethics”.

We will keep you updated as the story develops.

Younger S7 Trailer Released

Paramount+ has released the trailer for the seventh and final installment of their hit series Younger. Created by Darren Star, the dramedy follows Liza Miller (Sutton Foster), a talented editor navigating the highly competitive world of publishing while juggling the complications of mixing business with pleasure, and facing the lie she created about her age to land her dream job.

In the final season, Liza’s personal life is on shaky ground as she tries to stay true to herself. After a setback at work, Kelsey (Hilary Duff) doubts her career decisions and discovers a new creative outlet. Also, Maggie (Debi Mazar) gets cancelled.

Younger season 7 premieres on the streaming platform April 15th. Check out the trailer below

Zola Trailer Released

A24 has released the official trailer for its upcoming drama flick Zola. From acclaimed writer/director Janicza Bravo, Zola’s stranger than fiction saga, which she first told in a now-iconic series of viral, exuberant tweets, comes to dazzling cinematic life.

Zola (Taylour Paige), a Detroit waitress, strikes up a new friendship with a customer, Stefani (Riley Keough), who seduces her to join a weekend of dancing and partying in Florida. What at first seems like a glamorous trip full of ‘hoeism’ rapidly transforms into a 48-hour journey involving a nameless pimp, an idiot boyfriend, some Tampa gangsters and other unexpected adventures in this wild, see-it-to-believe-it tale.

Originally scheduled to premiere on June 30, Zola’s new theatrical release date is yet to be announced. Check out the official trailer and poster below.

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