Social Media Round-Up: Twitter Has Created A Special Emoji For The #ENDSARS Movement Started By Nigerian Youths And More
Social Media is one of the platforms where different takes are shared daily without limits. Many trends and topics are unofficially up for discussion and various people get to share their takes irrespective of location, race and more.
Whether you are on any social media platform or not, certain topics have been trending all over social media platforms, and we are here to keep you in the loop! Here is our social media roundup for this week.
ENDSARS Special Icon On Twitter
In the early hours of Friday, a short while after Jack Dorsey, the CEO of Twitter publicly lent his voice to the #ENDSARS movement, the hashtag was branded with its very own emoji to show solidarity for Nigerian youths.
The emoji which is simply a tight fist raised high in the air, designed with the national colours, green and white, is a symbol to show full support to the protest. Many users were ecstatic about the symbol as it is a sign that the movement is gaining grounds worldwide.
Solange Knowles On The Cover Of Harper Bazaar Magazine
Solange Knowles, as you may already know, is a musician, artist, and the sister of American singer, Beyoncé. She was recently the cover star of Harper's Bazaar Magazine.
“Joy was the sleep I got after releasing secrets from my bones. Joy was telling the truth. Joy was making a song that I didn’t care ever saw the light of day. Joy was taking a trip alone, and just sitting and staring at the water and seeing my reflection and thinking to myself, ‘Damn I’m fine.’ Joy was having nothing on my calendar, and choosing what to do with my time. Joy was having a friend who didn’t care how ugly I cried, always inviting and encouraging me to just be, however that looked that day. Joy was discovery.” At the link in our bio, read #SolangeKnowles’ reflections on stillness, joy, and the year that changed everything for our fall digital cover story. Photographer: @naimagreen Hair: @kendalldorsey1 Makeup: @mmiiggss Entertainment Director: @whatisnojan Fashion Features Director: @kerrypieri Fashion Editor: @kiadesireegoosby Accessories Director: @kathyglee Set Design: @tfer21 Shoot Assistant: @saintcurt Stylist Assistant: @juliocesardelgato Special Thanks: @homeunion Solange (@saintrecords) wears @telfarglobal boots and @sophiebuhai jewelry
In the digital cover, themed “Reflections On Stillness, Joy And The Year That Changed Everything”, she shared a series of powerful personal essays and poems that touch on private challenges and collective pain amongst others.
“These past few months, it’s been really important to me to go inward and recognize the ways I haven’t always shown up as my best or most graceful self.”
Dakore Egbuson-Akande’s Birthday Party
A popular Nollywood actress who is known for her eccentric fashion style, Dakore Egbuson-Akande, celebrated her birthday recently and it was all shades of glitz and glam.
The award-winning actress dressed up in a crisp yellow two-piece from Mai Atafo, which was complemented by her exquisite jewellery and makeup. Later that evening, at her birthday party that had many celebrities including Erica Erica Nlewedim in attendance, she sported a print long-sleeved shirt, tulle skirt and a pair of black boots to match.
Aisha Yesufu, Nigeria’s Statue Of Liberty
In case you did not know, Aisha Yesufu is a Nigerian socio-political activist and the co-convener of the Bring Back Our Girls movement, and recently, a forefrontlier of the #ENDSARS movement.
An intriguing picture of the activist surfaced on the internet where her fist was held up tightly in the air, and it sparked a lot of reactions from people. This picture caused many to name her Nigeria’s personal Statue of Liberty, and a graphic effects were added to the photo to corroborate this.
Pa Salieu On Wonderland Magazine Cover
For Wonderland Autumn 2020 issue, Pa Salieu, the Coventry-based rapper was opportune to be the cover star. For this issue, Pa Salieu spoke about his early years spent in Gambia and the values his family instilled in him.
“I believe I’m here to change something. I’m a strong believer my words can affect the future, they might. I’m trying to achieve something different, man. That’s why I believe nothing’s phasing me right now…” Talking with DJ and broadcaster @tiffanycalver, rapper @pa_salieu wears @alexandermcqueen for our Autumn 2020 issue. In the new issue the rapper talks, his new mixtape in the works, the impact he wants to have beyond music and why establishing his name is only the first step. #linkinbio to pre-order now. @pa_salieu wears @alexandermcqueen Photographed by @jack_bridgland_studio Styled by @toniblaze Interview by @tiffanycalver Cover Design by @oliviawoodgate Editorial Director @huwgwyther Fashion Assistant @ana.sta.sia #pasalieu #alexandermcqueen
He also spoke about the lessons he has learnt over the years since he moved to Coventry and why the recognition he is experiencing is not fazing him at all.
Storm Reid On The Cover Of Instyle Magazine
Storm Reid is a young Black-American actress popularly known for her role in TV shows, Euphoria and When They See Us. She recently graced the cover of InStyle Magazine and, in the interview, she spoke about her journey so far as a young, black girl in the movie industry.
Speaking about her roles in the previously mentioned TV shows, she said,
“The projects I choose to be a part of are very intentional. I see each one as an opportunity to have a progressive conversation and represent people and situations that are underrepresented.” - Storm Reid
Banjo, The #ENDSARS Flagbearer
One of the people who have also been at the forefront of the #ENDSARS movement is Banjo, popularly known as flag boy. His signature is flying a flag which consists of three parts- one which says, “Reform The Police”, another which says, “END SARS”, and the last which is the Nigerian flag.
Located in Lagos state, Banjo the Flagbearer, during these peaceful protests, stands on elevated platforms, such as poles or trailer, and dangles the flag from them.
These are some of the hot topics that got many users on different social media platforms talking. Do let us know your thoughts on some of the topics here in the comment section below.