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Twitter Streets: Hot Trends Today – January 20

Article by Oliver Nash
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Posted: January 20, 2022  

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.

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.

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.

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