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Twitter Streets: Hot Trends Today- January 14

Article by Oliver Nash
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Posted: January 14, 2021  

Nadia Mukami, Matata Nominated for MTV MAMAs

MTV and MTV Base have released their second list of the MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMAs) nominees. True to its fashion, the announcement, phased over several weeks included Kenya’s Nadia Mukami and boy band group, Matata.

Mukami is set to battle it out in the Best Fan-Base Award category against Diamond Platnumz, Wizkid, Cassper Nyovest, Naira Mailey, Shatta Wale, A Reege and Fally Ipupa – she is the only woman in the category. Matata have also received a nod for Best Alternative category against formidable contenders Adekunle Gold, Simi, Ami Faku, Amaarae and AfrotroniX.

Last December, Khaligraph Jones, Ethic Entertainment and Sauti Sol also got nods. Jones was nominated for the Best Hip Hop award while Ethic Entertainment and Sauti Sol are set to face off in the Best Group category.

The MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMAs), which recognizes and rewards musicians, trailblazers and those shining a light on the continent’s diverse talent and creativity over the past year, will take place on February 20th,2021 in Kampala, Uganda.

Victoria Kimani ‘Denounces’ Kenya

Victoria Kimani has publicly denounced her Kenyan origin. In a series of tweets posted on Tuesday afternoon (Jan. 12), the “Say Less” singer claimed that Kenyans were not supportive of their own. One tweet read, “Kenyans will never ever cease to amaze me in every possible way”, while another read, “What part of support your own don’t you Mofos get?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? Gatttddamnnnnnnn”. Just as Kenyans caught wind of her Twitter rant, she dropped the bombshell, “I’m from Ghana now … from the Ashanti region”.

Her Twitter meltdown is believed to be linked to the Naomi Campbell Kenya’s brand ambassadorship, which sparked an uproar online on the same day. Infact, Kimani quoted a news story tweeting, “Because Kenyans don’t care about all that. The self hatred shows it’s head, every chance it gets…..”.

‘Falling’ Trailer Released

Quiver has released the official trailer for their upcoming film, “Falling”. Directed by and starring Viggo Mortensen, the drama flick follows the life of John Peterson (Mortensen) who lives with his partner, Eric (Terry Chen), and their daughter, Mónica (Gabby Velis), in California, far from the traditional rural life he left behind years ago.

John’s father, Willis (Lance Henriksen), a headstrong man from a bygone era, lives alone on the isolated farm where John grew up. Willis is in the early stages of dementia, making running the farm on his own increasingly difficult, so John brings him to stay at his California home so that he and his sister Sarah (Linney) might help him find a place near them to relocate to. Unfortunately, their best intentions ultimately run up against Willis’s adamant refusal to change his way of life in the slightest.

“Falling” premieres in theaters and on-demand on February 5th, 2021. Check out the trailer below.


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