Social media Roundup: Desmond Elliot Faces Criticism Over His Social Media Regulation Speech And More
Week in, week out, different users all over various social media have different takes on hot topics. These topics are usually amplified if, perhaps, a well-known celebrity is involved, or lends their voice.
Our social media roundup is designed to cover all the trending topics that happened on various social media platforms this week. Just like we did last week, take a look at our social media roundup for this week.
Desmond Elliot Receives Backlash After Focusing On The Role Of Social Media In The #ENDSARS Protests
Desmond Elliot, the popular Nigerian actor who now represents Surulere in the Lagos State House of Assembly, was recently criticised over his social media regulation speech. According to him,
“Social media is good but it has its negative impacts. Children cursing, people having the effrontery to enter an Oba’s palace and hold the staff of office? Culture is gone.”
Desmond Elliot and the other Lagos HoA members who spoke very strongly against social media are playing out a script written by the FG to regulate social media.— ADÉBÁYỌ̀ RAPHAEL (@Adebayo_Ralph) October 29, 2020
We must mobilize quickly to kill the social media and hate speech bills. #EndSARS really got to them. Stay focused.
Many people on social media platforms, especially Twitter expressed their displeasure over his speech, saying he was worried about the wrong things. According to a Twitter user, "people are dying and Desmond Elliot is concerned about our culture and respect for elders".
IVY PARK X ADIDAS Collection
American singer and actress, Beyoncé recently dropped her second collection from the Adidas x Ivy Park collaboration, with the theme Drip 2. The gender-neutral line features matching sets, sports bra, hoodies, leggings and many more in various colours.
The collection also includes footwear and other accessories such as belts, bags, fanny packs, duffels bags and so on.
Marsai Martin For Essence Girls United Digital Cover
Black-ish star, Marsai Martin is the first-ever cover for Essence Girls United Digital Issue. The young teenage actress shared how being unapologetically herself has led to her success.
#MarsaiMartin is the cover star of #essence's new magazine catered to Gen-Z Black girls, Girls United @essencegu_! Credits Writer @brooklynrwhite Photographer @ramonarosales Stylist @jasonrembert Hair @hairbyashleynoel Braids @_thebraidbar Makeup @shannonpezzetta Manicure @califreenails Set Design @nickbot Deputy Editor @alliemcgev Creative Director @nialawrence_nyc Production @nataliegialluca @yepnaydea.nddm Executive Producer, Essence Video @Nonepix Videographer and Editor @khomariflashfilms GU Lead @rechellealyse #BellaNaijaStyle
Like she shared,
"It really sucks to say, but people are just now starting to understand that we, as black people, have very creative minds and we won’t stop until we get there.”
Popular Comedian, Real Warri Pikin’s Birthday Shoot
Nigerian comedian, Anita Alaire Afoke Asuoha, popularly known as Real Warri Pikin, celebrated her 30th birthday a few days ago, and she took to her Instagram to share stunning photos.
She rocked a glittery red corset gown from St Margaret Official, a ready-to-wear and bespoke celebrity designer. The outfit also featured a high slit with a signature sweetheart neckline and it was all shades of lovely!
Instagram Apologises For Flagging #ENDSARS Related Posts As False Information
In support of the #ENDSARS protests started by Nigerian youths about 2 week ago, many people took to other social media platforms, asides Twitter to lend their voices. However, on Instagram, most of these posts were flagged as ‘False Information’ by the servers.
A lot of people expressed their anger as to why a sensitive topic like that would be flagged as false information.
After a while, the American social networking service, Instagram released a statement to apologise through their Twitter account,
“Yesterday, our systems were incorrectly flagging content in support of #ENDSARS and marking posts as false. We are deeply sorry for this. The issue has now been resolved, and we apologise for letting our community down in such as time of need.”