ICYMI: All The Top Gist and Gossips From Last Week

Western Europe floods

Last week was stuffed with tragic news, drama and plenty social media shenanigans of course. Starting with the burial ceremony in Oba, Anambra state that’s been trending and the Lagos flooding on Friday July 16.

Lagos flooding

If you didn’t know, protests and unrests rocked South Africa following the incarceration of former president Jacob Zuma for crimes of corruption. Elsewhere in Western Europe, in Germany, Netherlands, Luxembourg, and Belgium, floods have forced thousands of people out of their homes, claiming more than a hundred and fifty lives, with dozens of people still missing. Meaning the death toll could potentially rise.

In Canada, the entire town of Lytton has been evacuated due to a wildfire that was reportedly started by a lightening, after temperatures hit over 50 degrees Celsius in North-western America about two weeks ago. Currently, there are wildfires in Vancouver, California, Oregon and 9 other states across North America.

The Nigerian government are about to do the unthinkable. With a budget of almost five billion naira, the President Muhammadu Buhari led administration has set sights on tracking and decoding WhatsApp messages sent by Nigerians. Not forgetting that another six billion naira was recently set out for ranching pilots in Kastina state. Wisdom or corruption-dom? That one na for your pocket, e no concern Buhari.

As for the not so serious top gists, how long do you think it would take the people of Oba in Anambra state to finish all the meat from Obi Cubana’s mother’s burial after the massive display of stupendous wealth? And are there really no tarred roads in Oba? Perhaps we’d ask the people that went for the ceremony when they return; after all, eyewitness is the best way to confirm gossips.

Nigerian actress Tonto Dikeh aka Tontolet did not hold back describing how her confidence and happiness levels have skyrocketed since she had her cosmetic surgery.

Speaking of happiness and fulfilment, Argentine footballer, Lionel Messi broke the record for athlete with the most liked picture on Instagram following his recent Copa America triumph in Brazil where he scored the most goals and had the most assists.Finally, some vindication for the 6-time footballer of the year after several failures with the Albicelestes.

American music mogul Kanye West and Russian supermodel Irina Shayk are still together despite rumours emerging of their alleged break up. Late American musician, Pop Smoke’s posthumous album Faith, was released recently, while French Montana confirmed he has a song with Drake on the Canadian singer’s long anticipated album Certified Lover Boy.

Musician Kizz Daniel recently had triplet boys but unfortunately one of them died after birth. The singer made this known on Instagram when he shared the news, he recently purchased a two-bedroom luxury apartment for his two sons. However, Daniel also shared the acquisition documents containing the full address to the property. That’s a little weird, right? Unless of course the singer want us to come pay homage to them, or there are no plans for them to live there. At least, not with all that’s going on in the country right now.

Davido has dropped the video of his 2020 song Shopping Spree, featuring American musicians Yung Thug and Chris Brown. In another big music video release news, Mozambican produer DJ Tarico dropped the video of his smash hit Yaba Buluku Remix, while Olamide also debuted the video of Jullie, off his latest album UY Scuti.

In film and TV related news, Stephanie Linus-Okereke confirmed this week in an Instagram post that she’s returning to acting. Check out the post below. Baskemouth also announced plans, and called for auditions to feature in his upcoming Showmax original series Ghana Jollof. In another Basketmouth news, production for the second season of his web comedy miniseries Papa Benji reportedly begun on Wednesday the 14th of July.

As for new releases this weekend, check out this cringing clip from Netflix’s Fear Street trilogy.

Space Jam: A New Legacy dropped this weekend and shattered Black Widow’s record as feature with the biggest global financial opening since the return of people to theatres. Funke Akindele and Bisola’s Dwindle also opened to cinemas this weekend. Other new titles include Gunpowder Milkshake and Dr Death.

Disney+ and Marvel Cinematic Universe series, Loki finally aired it’s last episode on Wednesday and ushered in a maze of possibilities for the MCU. It was of course, mixed feelings for some of us viewers but Marvel and Disney+ seem unconcerned and have renewed the show for another season.

If you haven’t seen the nominations for the 2021 Emmy Awards, what is your excuse when we have it right here?

That’s just a recap of some of the biggest gists that went down last week.

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