Stories That Made Our Week: Lots Of “RIPs”
RIP P-Square, RIP Hugh Hefner, RIP to the BA hostess who ‘beefed’ Nigerians. But hello to Meghan Markle and the One Corner dance. Here are the stories that made our week…
Peter and Paul square off
After years of speculation about their rivalry, the P-Square brothers have finally split and in dramatic fashion. The media circulated a video showing the brothers furiously arguing and a letter of termination supposedly by Peter Okoye announcing his departure from the group and accusing twin Paul and brother Jude of shocking hostilities. It’s a sad end for the group, which dominated afrobeats for years with hits like Chop My Money and Beautiful Onyinye.
When Harry met Meghan
The prince and his sweetheart, American actress Meghan Markle, star of legal drama Suits have quietly gone public as a royal couple, holding hands at the UK’s Invictus (paralympic style) Games in. Media speculation is mounting that an engagement is imminent. Markle has broken the mould for all British royal girlfriends so far. She is black (mixed race), they hold hands in public (Kate and William never do) and she is a divorcee, previously a no-no. Time will tell how they will fit into the royal household.
All things must end Hef-entually
The secret to a long and happy life? The controversial king of sex, founder of the Playboy brand and legendary nymphomaniac died at the grand old age of 91 after a life promoting and enjoying sex and young women. Hugh Hefner, who changed the way we look at and sell sex, filled his house with semi-clad women and wild parties. One could speculate that his death from “natural causes” was the best way to go.
One Corner dance craze hits Nigeria
If you’re prudish stop reading because the latest dance crazy has landed and it’s quite rude. The One Corner dance by Patapaa which involves gyrating against a piece of furniture or wall has taken over Ghana and now gone viral here after Reekado Banks (pictured) and Falz were both videoed taking part. The dance appears inspired by the Jamaican ‘daggering’ dance in which case now might be a good time to clear the dancefloor.
BA hostess’s ‘beef’ with Nigerians
A Snapchat video emerged this week of a British Airways hostess ranting about Nigerian customers prior to a Heathrow – Abuja Flight. The air hostess made racial slurs about Nigerians demanding beef and even referred to them having big b****s. The video went viral, shocking many around the world. 23-year-old Joanne Wickenden who made the comments was identified within days and fired by BA who are normally known for their professionalism.