Twitter Streets: The Most Talked About Trends Today – January 14
Bosibori Speaks Out on Being Trolled Online
Bosibori tweets an apology thread, explaining her truth following a weekend of online trolling. This comes after screenshots of the influencer seeking accommodation in March last year surfaced. Photos of her with Esther Passaris also emerged, as the women rep had offered to sponsor her education. “The past 3days have been hell, as much as you see this strong lady here, I had to break down and just cry myself out”, said Bosibori,adding, “I have had the longest weekend ever, For a moment I felt the world was tearing down on me”.
Honestly this experience has made me learn a lot and I’m writing this sincerely apologize if i have ever hurt anyone on this app
This was my worst moments and honestly trolls do affect real life
— bosi_bori (@bosibori_Ke) January 13, 2020
‘Joker’ Dominates 92nd Oscar Nominations
Monday saw the announcement of nominations for the 92nd Oscars. The event, which was hosted by Issa Rae and John Cho saw surprises and disappointments in equal measure. “Joker”, for example, which didn’t receive much critical acclamation bagged 11 noms. Trailing “Joker” was “The Irishman”, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” and “1917” with 10 nods apiece. Those snubbed included JLo for her iconic supporting role in “Hustlers” and Beyoncé in “Lion King”. Issa Rae expressed her disappointment in the all-male “Best Director” category, “Congratulations to those men”, she said.
— The Academy (@TheAcademy) January 13, 2020
— ABC News (@ABC) January 14, 2020
— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) January 14, 2020
KOT Share Their Two Cents on Gengetone Genre
Kenyans on Twitter went online to express their opinions on the new genre ‘gengetone’ and its future in the industry. This comes after the genre has been described as morally degrading. Here are some of the mixed reactions;
#Gengetone is some unique genre of music with very good beats but the message is just off… Too much vulgarity in their songs makes it hard to listen to as a family.
1. Sisi hupandana, panda panda
2. Banana, ninayo bas tunabakana 😲
2. Pigwa finger na kidole kimejaa mangoto 🙊
— MUHAMMAD ONYANGO ® (@Moha001_Onyango) January 13, 2020
They have moved from singing Weed, Sex, Ass to praising Crime through #gengetone songs.. @DCI_Kenya kindly investigate this, they sound like Bobby Shmurd’s GS9 crew..boasting their crimes through songs. pic.twitter.com/XOI4pPkQMS
— Jaramogi Allan Ofula (@AllanOfula) January 13, 2020
The story of #gengetone is simple, for 2 and a half decades a small group of people have controlled Kenyan music in conjunction with events and media companies then boom young kids took over without warning and they can’t take it, propaganda newspaper articles not working too
— Rapcha Sayantist 🇰🇪 (@IAMRAPCHA) January 13, 2020