Twitter Streets: Hot Trends Today – July 2
Netflix Retires Swahili Translation
Netflix has announced that they will no longer be supporting Swahili language after July 30th. This comes in the wake of numerous complaints online about the streamer’s false translation since it was introduced in 2019.
“Netflix will continue to be available in English and many other languages, this will include providing some of your favorite local and international entertainment in Swahili in the future,” read a statement sent to subscribers via email on Thursday.
Netflix is dropping Swahili language support. pic.twitter.com/zNg5zXxTgA
— Eric Mugendi #FreePalestine (@mougendi) July 1, 2021
Actress: This is nuts!
Netflix Swahili subtitles: Hii ni karanga!😂
— Charles Thickens (@isthatyouCarol) June 29, 2021
Still on the #Netflix Swahili saga, it’s sad they did not use true and properly entrenched translators.
The uploaded antilog machinery reeks of mzungu swahili, using pedestrian lingo offending authentic users.
What a shame!!
Get Kenyans, Tanzanians. Get @AgnesPenda!
— Richard Kitheka (@goldfishpr) July 1, 2021
Commemorating International Reggae Day
On Thursday (July 1st) marked International Reggae Day. The day celebrates Reggae music genre and reflects on the social, cultural impact it has made globally over the years.
Today, Reggae has become (incorrectly) synonymous with Rastafarianism and many social justice movements across the globe. In Kenya, it started booming in the late 1970s and early 1980s with Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff, Don Carlos, Burning Spear, Wailing Souls and Peter Tosh being the most loved artists.
Reggae is arguably the most popular genre of music enjoyed by urban youth in the country. Take a look at how social media users commemorated the day below;
Peter Tosh is by far my best reggae artiste. The bravest advocate, among The Wailers (Bunny Wailer, Peter Tosh and Bob Marley), for that which he knew was important to Rastafarians around the world. His militancy was too much for Kidandali Culture to take. #InternationalReggaeDay pic.twitter.com/JsTdUUGtAN
— THE Blaze (@blazey_blaze) July 1, 2021
— ALLAN_NYASH (@AllanNyash) July 1, 2021
♪ I wanna jam it with you! ♪
— Bob Marley (@bobmarley) June 29, 2021
Beckett Trailer Released
Netflix has released the official trailer for upcoming action thriller Beckett. While vacationing in Greece, American tourist Beckett (John David Washington) becomes the target of a manhunt after a devastating accident.
Forced to run for his life and desperate to get across the country to the American embassy to clear his name, tensions escalate as the authorities close in, political unrest mounts, and Beckett falls even deeper into a dangerous web of conspiracy.
Beckett, directed by Ferdinando Cito Filomarino, debuts on the streaming platform August 13. Check out the trailer and official poster below.
John David Washington, Boyd Holbrook, Vicky Krieps and Alicia Vikander star in BECKETT, a gripping political thriller from director Ferdinando Cito Filomarino and producer Luca Guadagnino, on Netflix August 13. pic.twitter.com/dMWp5W0NlA
— NetflixFilm (@NetflixFilm) July 1, 2021
The first poster for Ferdinando Cito Filomarino’s #Beckett starring John David Washington and Alicia Vikander.
It will premiere as the opening film at the Locarno Film Festival. Coming to Netflix August 13. pic.twitter.com/Jt2G0YrYal
— Film Updates (@FilmUpdates) June 24, 2021