Twitter Streets: Hot Trends Today – October 7
YouTube Removes Nviiri, Otile and Nadia Mukami’s Songs
Netizens are causing a stir online after noticing the removal of top songs by some Kenyan artists from YouTube. Some of the stars affected include Otile Brown, Nadia Mukami, Nviiri the Storyteller, Willis Raburu and Bensoul.
According to news site Pulse Live, “the songs are unavailable on the streaming platform following a technical hitch from their distributors side and that’s Ngomma VAS.”
Brown, however, seemingly begged to differ. The star, who has since lost 190 million views on the platform after the removal of hit tracks Dusuma, Chaguo La Moyo and Such Kinda Love, claimed that “some ‘people’ are deleting our videos/songs on YouTube”.
Nadia’s list of deleted songs include Wangu, Radio Love and Kolo, Nviiri’s are Pombe Sigara and Niko Sawa while Bensoul’s Nairobi and Raburu’s club banger Kalale also joined the bandwagon.
Otile Brown reacting to his top songs :Dusuma,such kinda love, Chaguo La Moyo been removed from YouTube.
The singer is currently enjoying his vacation in South Africa pic.twitter.com/0pGBD0FpKg
— NAIROBI GOSSIP CLUB (@NairobiGossips) October 6, 2021
Who’s removing Kenyan artists’ songs from YouTube? It started with otile, Nadia and even pombe sigara
— Джой🍭🧚🏻♀️ (@JoyJMurraya) October 7, 2021
Introducing Instagram Video
On Tuesday, Instagram announced that it will be combining IGTV and Feed videos into one format called Instagram Video. The platform will also introduce a new Video tab on users’ profiles, where this combined video format will live, to make it easier for people to discover new video content.
That’s not all. According to a Facebook rep, new features including trimming, filters, ability to upload captions, people and location tagging will be available for all video, “to help make creating videos more seamless”.
Instagram video has officially rolled out on both iOS and Android globally.
We love that our creator community has embraced video as a key format to tell their stories, entertain, and connect with their audiences, and we want to make it even simpler to create and discover videos on Instagram.
— Alexandru Voica (alexvoica.eth) 💀 (@alexvoica) October 5, 2021
HBO Releases House of the Dragon Teaser
House of the Dragon, the prequel to Game of Thrones, is coming to HBO and HBO Max. Based on George R.R. Martin’s Fire & Blood, the series, which is set 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones, tells the story of House Targaryen.
House of the Dragon arrives on streaming in 2022. Check out the teaser trailer below.
HBO have released the first teaser for the ‘GAME OF THRONES’ prequel ‘HOUSE OF THE DRAGON’.
— DiscussingFilm (@DiscussingFilm) October 5, 2021