Twitter Streets: Hot Trends Today – July 2

Article by Oliver Nash
Posted: July 02, 2021  

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.

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;

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.


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