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Twitter Streets: Hot Trends Today – August 30

Article by Oliver Nash
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Posted: August 30, 2021  

Luo Fest Postponed over COVID-19 Concerns

The much anticipated Luo Festival failed to take place last Saturday (Aug. 28) as planned. Media personality Jalang’o made the announcement last Friday, a day to the event, citing COVID-19 regulation concerns raised by Nairobi’s Regional Commissioner.

In a letter shared on social media, Jalang’o was requested to “postpone the event until such a time when the current measures are reviewed in favour of physical/in-person public gatherings and meetings”.

“This moment is a sad one for us and a sad one to everyone who had booked a ticket to support this event,” read Jalang’o’s statement.

He has since assured fans that they will “announce new dates and soon”. Money will also be refunded to those who wish to be reimbursed. Tickets for the drive-in event were going for Kshs. 2,000 per person.

Fans Commemorate Chadwick Boseman, One Year Since His Demise

Last Saturday (Aug. 28) marked one year since the untimely passing of Chadwick Boseman. The beloved Black Panther star succumbed to stage III colon cancer after a four-year-long battle.

His co-stars Lupita Nyong’o, Michael B. Jordan and Viola Davis took to social media to pay tribute and celebrate Boseman’s legacy.

“One year after his passing, the memory of @chadwickboseman remains this alive in me,” wrote Lupita. “Not a day goes by bro… Love and miss you but I know you still with us,” said Michael B. Jordan.

“This day last year you left this earth and us. Man you are missed!!!” shared Davis, who starred with the late Boseman in Oscar-nominated film Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.

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Old Henry Trailer Released

Factory has released the official trailer for upcoming film Old Henry. Directed by Potsy Ponciroli, the Action-Western flick is about a widowed farmer and his son who warily take in a mysterious, injured man with a bag of cash.

When a posse of men claiming to be the law come for the money, the farmer must decide whom to trust. Defending against a siege of his homestead, he reveals a talent for gun slinging that surprises everyone, calling his true identity into question.

Old Henry arrives in cinemas October 1st. Check out the trailer and official poster below.

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