Twitter Streets: Hot Trends Today – January 20
Capital FM’s DJ Lithium Commits Suicide
Alex Nderu, popularly known as DJ Lithium, has died by suicide. According to authorities, the Capital FM DJ and producer ingested rat poison on Wednesday evening at the Lonrho House-based radio station.
Medics rushed him to Nairobi hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
Reports also indicate that the 34-year-old allegedly wiped clean his social media accounts, and left a suicide note. It is believed that DJ Lithium was facing family issues at the time of his demise.
Our heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and the whole Capital FM fraternity.
I once again repeat, I’ll never judge guys who commit suicide. People are facing alot out there and NOT everyone is as strong as you. Not everyone is able to speak out. Just use your little time to reach friends and family that appear to look unusual. Rest easy DJ Lithium!
— ONGERI 🇰🇪 (@EugeneOngeri) January 20, 2022
Youths have become hopeless! My sincere condolences to friends and family of Alex Nderi AKA DJ Lithium ! pic.twitter.com/PXs6uAURQ4
— REAL OWINO PAUL (@MrRealOwinoPaul) January 20, 2022
Dj Lithium committed suicide in capiroo offices? Miss Mandii tuambie ukweli
— Dantez🗨 (@musyokaluis) January 20, 2022
KOT Cancels Miss Mandi over ‘Accountability’ Tweet
The internet streets are once again on a cancelling spree.
On Wednesday, media personality Miss Mandi tweeted, “I truly dislike people who aren’t big on accountability. You can’t go around doing things that hurt people then are afraid to be accountable to your actions. You’re stunting your own growth.”
The tweet generated mixed reactions with particular interest from one Koome Gitobu, who accused her of hypocrisy. “Just sitting here watching the person who constantly terrorized & brutally bullied me the entire time we worked together talk about accountability,” he quoted Mandi’s post.
Gitobu further explained incidences where Mandi made him feel inferior including making fun of his dressing and carrying packed lunch to work.
This further escalated the tension online where public figures such as Michelle Ntalami and Vinie O chimed in on the conversation. Take a look at some of the reactions below.
This woman. Would constantly call the entire office to a stop to make fun of my clothes when I didn’t have enough money to buy the trendy shit she & her friends thought only those deserving to be in their presence to wear.
— Koome Gitobu (@KoomeGitobu) January 19, 2022
I am so sorry you’ve had to go through this. I do believe you. I’ve gone through my fair share of bile and hate from this person, and for absolutely no reason. Literally on the first day we ever met before I became a “somebody,” they treated me so bad.
— Michelle N. Ntalami (@MichelleNtalami) January 19, 2022
Miss mandi when koome was in the office pic.twitter.com/nuMZW0Pzvg
— 🇵🇸 (@1ndungundegwa) January 19, 2022
Instagram Introduces Subscriptions Feature
Instagram has introduced its new monetization feature Instagram Subscriptions. Creators can develop deeper connections with their most engaged followers, and grow their recurring monthly income by giving subscribers access to exclusive content and benefits, all within the same platform where they interact with them already.
Subscriptions will be available to a limited number of creators for now, who will be able to set a monthly price of their choice, unlock a “subscribe” button on their profile and offer benefits including Subscriber Lives, Stories and Badges.
🎉 Subscriptions 🎉
Subscriptions allow creators to monetize and become closer to their followers through exclusive experiences:
– Subscriber Lives
– Subscriber Stories
– Subscriber Badges
We hope to add more creators to this test in the coming months. More to come. ✌🏼 pic.twitter.com/SbFhN2QWMX
— Adam Mosseri (@mosseri) January 19, 2022