Twitter Streets: Hot Trends Today- September 14

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Posted: September 14, 2020

Comedian Seth Gor, Ex Engage in Twitter Exchange Over Abuse Claims

Seth Gor is finally speaking his truth. Late last year, the comedian faced some heat online following domestic abuse allegations by his then girlfriend of eight months, Shiko Phyna, of which he denied.

On Sunday, Gor tweeted a detailed statement, narrating the events as they transpired on the material day. “Last year hours before my birthday, my ex-girlfriend violently attacked me because of my insistence in ending that relationship”, he began. “…she physically assaulted me, I blocked my face with my hands and one of her blows ended up breaking her fingernail. This is where the facts started getting murky, she ran to a police station and obtained an OB and a P3 form (She is a cop and called her colleagues on me ), then she immediately launched a campaign and reached out to bloggers to paint me as an abuser”. The statement concluded saying that the case “was withdrawn, and she [Shiko] apologized.” – A claim Shiko has since refuted.

When the allegations first made headlines, Gor alleged that his “girlfriend and I are cool” when blogger Edgar Obare reached out to get his side of the story. “Nothing is going on, we had an argument she hit me and her nail broke”, concluded his response – the last to be heard of. However, Shiko said something different. In a detailed series of Instagram stories, she shared a medical exam from a recognized facility which read that Shiko experienced “blunt trauma”.

Khaligraph, Nadia and Sauti Sol Among Kenyan Nominees at AFRIMMA 2020

The nominations for the 2020 African Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA) are finally here! Nigerian artist Burna Boy leads with eight nominations –including the coveted “Artist of The Year” award, followed by Diamond Platnumz and Master KG with six and five noms respectively.

Kenyan artists who got nods this year include Khaligraph Jones (Best Male East Africa, Best Collaboration and Best Male Rap Act) and Otile Brown (Best Male East Africa). Self-proclaimed “African Popstar”, Nadia Mukami, will be going head to head with Akothee, Fena Gitu and Tanasha Donna in the Best Female East Africa category. Boy band group Sauti Sol has been nominated for Best African Group, Best Live Act, Song of The Year for “Suzanna” and Best Collaboration for “Brighter Days” featuring Soweto Gospel Choir. Muthoni Drummer Queen will be gunning for the Best Female Rap Act award. Moh Spice and Enos Olik both got nominated for the Best DJ Africa and Best Video Director awards respectively, as Fully Focus, Poison Ivy and Shinski will face off on the Best African Dj USA category.

Media personalities Jamal Gaddafi and Willy M. Tuva are also in the running for the Radio/TV Personnel of The Year award.

The seventh annual AFRIMMA ceremony will air on Saturday, November 7th, from Dallas’ Majestic Theatre. See the full list of nominations here.

‘The Trial of Chicago 7’ Trailer Released

Netflix has released the official trailer for upcoming movie “The Trial of Chicago 7”. The Aaron Sorkin-directed drama follows the story of seven individuals on trial, accused of various charges surrounding the uprising at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Illinois.

The official synopsis reads: What was intended to be a peaceful protest at the 1968 Democratic National Convention turned into a violent clash with police and the National Guard. The organizers of the protest — including Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, Tom Hayden, and Bobby Seale — were charged with conspiracy to incite a riot, and the trial that followed was one of the most notorious in history.

“The Trial of the Chicago 7” debuts in select theaters this September and on Netflix October 16th.

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