Social Media Roundup: Runtown & Adut Akech In The New Versace 2020 Holiday Campaign And More
Did you know Runtown and his supermodel girlfriend, Adut Akech were part of the stars featured in the new Versace Holiday 2020 Campaign? Well, if you didn’t know that, we are here to bring you all the hot gist you may have missed.
Our social media roundup covers all the hot topics that happened across social media platforms this week, just like how Wizkid partnered with PUMA last week to announce the launch for their Suede Classics collection for FW20. You can read all about it here.
So, what hot topics trended on social media this week? Let’s get down to it!
Zendaya On The Cover Of Elle Magazine UK
Zendaya is a young Hollywood actress and singer who made history for being the youngest-ever lead actress in a drama series, Euphoria. She covered the Elle Magazine UK and she dished nuggets about her role in Euphoria, the pandemic as well as her Emmy Award win.
The actress also stressed the importance of using her platform to spread hope.
“I find hope in my peers, the people who are out there on the streets doing the work - people I admire and I go to for advice and information on what’s happening so that I can make sure I’m using my platform in the most strategic way I can to help.” - Zendaya
Runtown And Adut Akech In The New Versace Holiday Campaign
Nigerian singer, songwriter and producer, Runtown alongside popular supermodel and girlfriend, Adut Akech are part of the stars featured in the new Versace Holiday 2020 Campaign. The campaign features the duo sporting the brand's latest products which includes a classic silk print set, the Versace Virtus bag and many more.
According to Versace,
“This campaign captures the anticipation of reuniting with family, friends and loved ones - presenting scenic landscapes that highlight the many different journeys that will be taken this season.”
Rahama Sadau’s Rumored Death Sentence
Few days after receiving backlash from the Islamic community over a backless dress picture she posted, Rahama Sadau was rumoured to be charged with a death sentence. This was after the actress was set to appear in a sharia court in Kaduna under strict police investigation.
However, the actress came out to clear and debunk all death sentence claims through her social media platforms.
I have received many messages that I have been arrested and sentenced to jail earlier today. I have no idea where the news emanated from. I'm therefore calling on people to stop spreading FAKE and unfounded stories...— Rahama Sadau 🇳🇬 (@Rahma_sadau) November 10, 2020
Viola Davis On The Cover Of Instyle Magazine
Viola Davis is an award-winning actress and producer who has featured in several movies and series including How To Get Away With Murder. She was featured as the cover of Instyle Magazine’s December issue and she talked about community, humanity as well as demanding her worth.
She also spoke about her new movie with late actor Chadwick Boseman, homogeneity in Hollywood as well as the issues surrounding racism.
“What’s happening is what has always been happening. We just decided to wake up.”
Cardi B Receives Backlash Over Shoot Pose
Cardi B is an American rapper, songwriter and actress and she recently partnered with Reebok to launch her first-ever footwear collection. During the Reebok shoot however, for one of he looks, Cardi B appeared wearing a red gown with multiple arms extending from her body, and she was greatly accused for cultural appropriation.
Apparently, the pose resembled that of an Hindu goddess and some fans were enraged that the rapper was using their religion as a way to promote something. Cardi B later took to her social media page to apologise, and she added this in the caption,
“Sorry guys. I don’t mean to offend or disrespect anybody’s culture. I can’t change the past, but I’ll be more cautious for the future.”
Premiere Of Rattlesnake: The Ahanna Story Movie
The Rattlesnake: The Ahanna Story Movie premiered this week as well in Filmhouse Cinemas, Lagos and it was all shades of awesome. The movie which is a remake of the Rattlesnake movie aired about 25 years ago featured some amazing actors and actresses.
At the premiere, many popular faces were present with their unique looks, and you can check out some of those looks here. Ramsey Noah, Efa Iwara, Linek Ovie, and many more stars were present at the event.
Lawsuit Against Sam Adeyemi, Wizkid And Others By Nigerian Human Right Activist Regarding #ENDSARS
Following the #ENDSARS protest which started a few weeks ago, a Nigerian human activist, Kenechukwu Okeke caught the eye of many users on social media, especially Twitter, when he filed a lawsuit against some popular protesters.
Having initiated criminal proceedings against the #EndSARS riots promoters at exactly 1052hrs WAT, 09/11/2020, we shall ensure that same is diligently prosecuted in the interest of defence, public safety and public order.— KeneChukwu Okeke (@HumanRightsNG) November 9, 2020
The Federal Republic of Nigeria is country of laws. pic.twitter.com/nhPJ4uN6NL
In the lawsuit, Okeke asked that the 50 defendants, some of which are Pastor Sam Adeyemi, Wizkid, and Davido, be brought to justice for allegedly destroying his properties.
This lawsuit was met with a matched energy by social media users as the activist received backlash.
There you have it! Those are some of the hot topics that had users buzzing all through the week on social media.