Twitter Streets: Hot Trends Today- August 3
Who’s The True ‘Mama Africa’? Beyoncé’s New Stint Draws Debate
Miriam Makeba, Angelique Kidjo, Yemi Alade and Tiwa Savage are but the few African women whose names popped up during an online debate over the weekend. The debate came up following Beyoncé’s “Black Is King” visual album premiere last Friday on Disney+, with a faction of the internet referring to her as the true Mama Africa based on the stylish continent’s depiction in the film.
Unimpressed individuals claimed she “oversold” Africa at a time when the film was not readily made available in the continent it was shot. Others said that the “Upgrade U” singer profited off Africa yet could not plan a proper African tour. However, most were appreciative of her showcasing the continent’s rich culture to the world. “There are more urgent things to do than to get angry at an African-American woman who is using her means to question, explore and artistically interpret a way to fill the gaps in her identity”, said activist Timeka Smith.
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Being and African is hard
You face racial discrimination from both other races, black Americans, Africans living abroad and also Africans in the same struggle at home
How is Beyonce Mama Africa When we have the likes of Angelique Kidjo, yemi Alade and other great African women pic.twitter.com/J9dql8GCFu
— Joseph Asuquo (@kjasuquo) August 2, 2020
Please Africans stop disrespecting Africa by calling Beyonce mama Africa. The problem with us is that we never accept and support our own…black Americans like the African culture but hate the African people 💔💔
— SisterAgatha😒 (@__chinwe) August 2, 2020
In 2020 there are many Positions that can be defended …lakini Mama Africa tumekataa😂😂😝
Here’s my satirical take on today’s timeline😂 pic.twitter.com/C9Gw10EOCN
— Sun Tzu (@ItsChanzu) August 2, 2020
Citizen Journalist Edgar Obare Spends Weekend in Jail
Edgar Obare spent his weekend in jail after he was arrested last Thursday, according to influencer Xtian Dela. The blogger was summoned by the DCI last week for exposing YouTuber Natalie Tewa’s visa details, alleging that she traveled to Dubai with a high-profile politician.
Dela said that Obare’s attempt to secure bail was denied and is expected to appear in court this week. #FreeEdgarObare was a trending topic for the better part of the weekend, driving mixed reactions on whether his arrest was called for.
Pambana na hali yako. You made it your business to intrude into other people’s privacy, destroying families so as to gain fame. Ulicheza na wrong number this time round.
— montes (@edkiras5) August 1, 2020
This Edgar Obare situation has shown me that most Kenyans have no regard for human rights at all. How do you celebrate unjust imprisonment because a blogger did what a blogger should do??
Ati “Acha afinywe makende” Are y’all supporting police brutality now? #freeedgarobare
— Billy James ☪ (@billyttnation) July 31, 2020
#freeedgarobare Let’s clear the swamp. If Edgar is being charged in court then the next case should be about @natalie_tewa leaving the country during lockdown. Guys let’s focus. Why did she get the clearance in the first place? Thank for you refocusing our thoughts madam.
— Nyokabi Njuguna (@nyokabisays) August 1, 2020
‘Money Heist’ Renewed for Season 5
Netflix has announced it will be renewing “Money Heist” for a fifth and final season. “THE HEIST COMES TO AN END. PART 5.”, the streaming service made the announcement via its official Twitter account. Further details are yet to be revealed.
“Money Heist” follows “an unusual group of robbers’ attempt to carry out the most perfect robbery in Spanish history – stealing 2.4 billion euros from the Royal Mint of Spain”, according to IMDB.
THE HEIST COMES TO AN END
PART 5. pic.twitter.com/QOgJgzsqff
— Netflix (@netflix) July 31, 2020
— Angel Styles (@ZalsosAngel) August 1, 2020
— TaruniQue (@causelifeee) July 31, 2020