During the Thursday night presentation, a new housemate came into the house. Cindy, she calls herself, and the housemates weren’t exactly surprised to see her in the lounge when they returned from the presentation. Except Khafi who warmly welcomed her. This is the twist that the show is currently revelling in, and it was cute at first but now it’s exhausting. Importantly, it requires one to be invested in these housemates because they are now in the spotlight, but I’m not prepared to do that.
— Big Brother Naija (@BBNaija) August 1, 2019
That said, Cindy is the fifth newest housemate after Venita, Elo, Joe, and Enkay, and frankly I haven’t been impressed by anyone. Still early days, I know.
Arsenal signs Nicolas Pepe
On Thursday evening, Arsenal announced the signing of Ivorian forward Nicolas Pepe from Lille for a club-record £72million, and twitter exploded. Pepe, who becomes the Gunners’ fourth signing of the summer, moves to the Emirates after an exceptional season in France which time he scored 23 goals in 41 appearances.
Welcome to The Arsenal, Nicolas Pepe ?
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) August 1, 2019
Wall Street Journal report spills tea on President Buhari’s cover up on terrorism
Wall Street Journal in a new expose alleged that over a thousand Nigerian soldiers have been secretly buried at night by the President Buhari-led administration, in order to hide the true state of the war on terror. It’s a long and chilling read, and you’d need to sit down for it.
Omoyele Sowore’s planned protest against the government
Former presidential candidate Omoyele Sowore has declared August 5 as a protest day across the country to demand for a better Nigeria. Sowore is still under the African Action Congress (ACC), and the protest is supposedly revolutionary, trending online yesterday with images of berets. But social media can be fickle, momentum might fizzle out today but it’d be interesting to see how this protest pans out.
— Omoyele Sowore (@YeleSowore) August 1, 2019
”The Red Sea Diving Resort” is now on Netflix
Inspired by remarkable true life rescue missions, The Red Sea Diving Resort is the incredible story of a group of international agents and brave Ethiopians who in the early 80s used a deserted holiday retreat in Sudan as a front to smuggle thousands of refugees to Israel.
Chris Evans plays the leader of the undercover team and although he’s received criticism for his role being basically a white saviour trope, it’s nice to see the actor getting busy post-Infinity Saga.
When Bernard Dayo isn’t writing about pop culture, he’s watching horror movies and reading comics and trying to pretend his addiction to Netflix isn’t a serious condition.