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Twitter Streets: Hot Trends Today – April 7

Article by Oliver Nash
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Posted: April 07, 2021  

Benga Star Albert Gacheru Dies

Renowned Benga artist Albert Gacheru, famed for his hit classic Mwendwa Wakwa Mariru, has passed on at age 58. According to the family, Gacheru succumbed on Monday (April 5) at the Kenyatta National Hospital after being admitted in their ICU ward for nearly two months. The cause of his death is yet to be disclosed.

In 2016, Gacheru, in an interview said that he chose to pursue a law degree to bring change “in the laws governing copyright and social-economic affairs of the country. I realized that this country has enough laws but few people, even those in business, understand the laws that relate to their businesses.”

He is also responsible for the prominence of stars John DeMatthew and Queen Jane, thanks to his music record label, Wamaitu productions, which signed them.

Netizens have since taken to social media to condole with family and friends of the late veteran musician. Take a look at some of the reactions below.

Silo Trailer Released

The official trailer for upcoming flick Silo has been released. Directed by Marshall Burnette, the thriller, inspired by true events, follows a harrowing day in an American farm town.

Disaster strikes when teenager Cody (Jack DiFalco) becomes the victim of a grain entrapment accident. Family, neighbors, and first responders must put aside their differences to rescue him from drowning in the 50-foot tall silo where corn quickly turns to quicksand. Shedding light on an issue plaguing rural America, Silo shows how dangerous modern farming can be, while also highlighting the ways in which communities band together to look after one another.

Silo is scheduled for a May 6th video on-demand release date. Check out the trailer and poster below.

Profile Trailer Released

The film follows an undercover British journalist Amy (Valene Kanein) in her quest to bait and expose terrorist recruiter Abu Bilel Al-Britani (Shazad Latif) through social media, while trying not to be sucked in by her recruiter and lured into becoming a militant extremist herself.

“While the pandemic has shifted our entire lives online, with school gone remote, work meetings replaced by videocalls, and happy hours virtual, it has also raised numerous questions about our digital privacy, data protection, and cybersecurity,” said director Timur Bekmambetov in a press statement recently. “That makes this the best time to watch a movie like Profile for those who have spent months in lockdown with their computer screens and who can relate to the paranoia and riskiness driven by the Internet and online technologies in a time when everyone from the terrorists to your government wants a piece of your digital exposure”.

Profile arrives in theatres on May 14th. Check out the trailer below.

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