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Stories That Made Our Week And Broke The Internet

By Chidera Muoka 26 November 2017   |   5:00 am

This week was heavy with news that threatened to break the internet at every point. Starting with the celebrity wedding of the year to the resignation of Africa’s oldest president, these are the stories that made our week….

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Adesua and Banky W, seem to break the internet with every move they make publicly. First of all, the introduction and then came the traditional wedding, which set social media on fire. What has been termed the celebrity wedding of the year, has used this week to seal the deal between the lovebirds. They had their traditional wedding on Sunday, court wedding on Monday and this weekend they shut down South Africa with their white wedding.

The infamous agbada

The best part of wedding parties apart from the jollof rice is the aso-ebi. Now, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu broke the internet with his custom-made Ugo Monye deconstructed agbada. Obi-Uchendu, in this piece, has grown the designer’s following by 100% in less than a week. The same agbada is the new cause of sleepless nights for many tailors in Nigeria as they look at the picture with claims that they can do it too. Most importantly, we hope he doesn’t show up for the white wedding looking like the groom.

Mugabe Out!

Robert Mugabe PHOTO: AP

The whole world rejoiced with Zimbabwe when the legendary, witty and ‘pretty young’ President Mugabe agreed to step down from his throne. You see, this presidential position was his birthright which he attempted to give to his wife before the pressure of the army and the citizens. We really wonder why it took Zimbabwe this long to realise that they needed change. In other news, we will miss his quotes and his nap sessions at international gatherings.

Another Nigerian Guinness World Record Holder?

Professional dancer Odumewu Debbie a.k.a Pinki Debbie attempted to break the record for longest dance marathon which was previously held by an Indian woman, Kalamandalam Hemaletha who danced 123 hours 15 minutes. Debbie danced for over 124 hours from noon on the 17th of November and as of midnight on November 23rd had broken the record of 124 hours. Her aim was to dance for seven days and set the record for 150 hours.

Bey reigns supreme

Forbes released the list for the highest paid women in music in 2017 and Queen B is at the top with N37.8 billion ($105 million), followed by Adele with N24.8 billion ($69 million) and Taylor Swift earning N15.8 billion ($44 million). Beyonce is obviously ending the year on a good note, twins in hand and Benjamins in the bank. In the list of top five, we have Celine Dion and Jennifer Lopez at number four and five respectively.



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