Twitter Streets: Hot Trends Today-March 25
Afro-Jazz Legend Manu Dibango Dies of COVID-19
Celebrated Afro-Jazz legend Manu Dibango has passed on. Music publisher, Thierry Durepaire confirmed that the 86-year-old artist died in Paris, France on Tuesday after contracting the dreaded coronavirus. Dibango is famously known for hits such as “Soul Makossa” and “New Bell”. “His funeral service will be held in strict privacy, and a tribute to his memory will be organized when possible”, read a message on the Dibango’s official Facebook page. Fans across the world took to social media to pay their tributes;
RIP the great Manu Dibango pic.twitter.com/EgnlJwkjXN
— joshua clover (@joshuaclov3r) March 25, 2020
RIP Cameroon-born Afro-funk saxophonist Manu Dibango, who died today aged 86 from Covid-19. https://t.co/6dJL72Tk9S
— christoph (@Halalcoholism) March 25, 2020
Damn. What an incredible loss. #ManuDibango Rest In Peace King. 🇨🇲
— 📎Lesley-Ann Brandt (@LesleyAnnBrandt) March 25, 2020
‘Wonder Woman 1984’ and ‘In the Heights’ Films Premiere Dates Postponed
Gal Gadot’s “Wonder Woman 1984” premiere date, which was originally scheduled for June 5th, has been postponed to August 14th amid the coronavirus pandemic. “In these terrible times, when theater owners are struggling as so many are, we are excited to re-date our film to August 14th, 2020, in a theater near you, and pray for better times for all by then,” announced Patty Jenkins, the film’s director in a Tweet.
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s adaptation of “In the Heights” has also been postponed to a yet to be announced release date. “With the uncertainty in our world, right now, the release of ‘In the Heights’ is being postponed”, tweeted Miranda. The flick was originally set for release June 26th.
We made Wonder Woman 1984 for the big screen and I believe in the power of cinema. In these terrible times, when theater owners are struggling as so many are, we are excited to re-date our film to August 14th 2020 in a theater near you, and pray for better times for all by then pic.twitter.com/85ykQ8x6NE
— Patty Jenkins (@PattyJenks) March 24, 2020
— Vanessa A M Nadal (@VAMNit) March 24, 2020
They delayed the release of In the Heights and also, coincidentally, my will to live
— chels (@mostlychels) March 24, 2020
Bahati Slammed for Distasteful COVID-19 Tweet
Gospel singer Bahati is facing backlash following his distasteful use of COVID-19 to promote a song. The “Lala Amka” singer tweeted that his next song would “Stop Corona”. Kenyans took to social media, calling him out on it. The controversial singer is yet to comment on this.
Mimi Heri niwatch zile video za watu wamebeba jeneza
— sanitize!! VIVA 💪 (@polycarp_etyang) March 23, 2020
When common sense calls Bahati’s phone is always switched off https://t.co/iCTArbpafo
— thehoenextdoor (@mahatmabhangi) March 23, 2020
One problem at a time tafadhali.
— Papii Frescoo 🃏 (@barutti_) March 23, 2020