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Twitter Streets: Hot Trends Today – March 2

Article by Oliver Nash
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Posted: March 02, 2021  

Amapiano Debate Stirs Twitter Storm

The never-ending debate on Amapiano’s entry into the Kenyan music scene is once again causing a storm online. On Monday, a section of netizens took jabs at the genre terming it as “the same song with different whistles”. “Amapiano ni 99% beats na 1% people doing absolutely nothing but kupuliza firimbi in the name of dance,” another tweep wrote.

Amapiano, a style of house music that emerged from South Africa, has gained popularity with the Kenyan audience in the past year edging out Gengetone, thanks to the influence of social media. Check out some more reactions below.

KTN’s Akisa Wandera Tests Positive for COVID-19

Media personality Akisa Wandera confirmed to have tested positive for coronavirus about a fortnight ago. “That virus [COVID-19] has shown me terrible things these past two weeks,” tweeted the 28-year-old on Monday, as she updated fans to have “almost fully recovered.”

Akisa also reminded Kenyans to “wear your mask and take all necessary precautions. Take care of yourselves”. Following the news, netizens flooded the anchor’s timeline with wishes of quick recovery.

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Shadow and Bone Trailer Released

Netflix has released the official trailer for their upcoming fantasy flick, Shadow and Bone. Based on Leigh Bardugo’s worldwide bestselling Grishaverse novels, the film finds us in a war-torn world where the lowly soldier and orphan Alina Starkov (Jessie Mei Li) has just unleashed an extraordinary power that could be the key to setting her country free.

With the monstrous threat of the Shadow Fold looming, Alina is torn from everything she knows to train as part of an elite army of magical soldiers known as Grisha. But as she struggles to hone her power, she finds that allies and enemies can be one and the same and that nothing in this lavish world is what it seems. There are dangerous forces at play, including a crew of charismatic criminals, and it will take more than magic to survive.

Shadow and Bone premieres on the streaming platform April 23, 2021. Check out the trailer and official poster below.

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