You won’t believe how much talk we have heard about sexual harassment, assault, rape culture and just generally sex – what with Reno Omokri sending out that totally-off-mark-and-very-confusing tweet about the impossibility of cheating on girlfriends – this week.
But that’s okay because we have got you covered. From Kemen’s “non-harassment of TBoss to Bil O’Reilly getting booted out of Fox News based on sexual harassment claims, here are the top ten quotes from the past week:
“Help me tell her, she is free to do whatever she pleases.”
Kemen insists that only he and TBoss know what truly happened that night in the Big Brother house and that he never harassed her but since TBoss’ siblings took the fight to Instagram, Kemen decided to hit the reply button on there too.
“Encourage this young man; that’s I said. E nor kill person. Make e go die?”
-AY Makun, the organiser of comedy shows and maker of A Trip to Jamaica and 30 days in Atlanta decided to put the whole Kemen/TBoss brouhaha to rest at his AYLive event last weekend. According to him, the only reason we are judging Kemen is that he got caught on tape and so we need to move past it and encourage him so he does not kill himself. He said it all with TBoss standing behind him on stage.
“I’ve realised that for the perceivable future, I’ll always be in the eye of the storm and that’s why I have chosen to be measured in my approach and speech. I am however not oblivious to it all. Words are powerful but actions speak louder… Going forward, I will no longer allow myself to be put in situations that trivialise and attempt to normalise the unfortunate incident that happened to me on March the 15th in the Big Brother Naija house. Conversations must be held on the importance of consent.”
-Thankfully, TBoss finally responded to the drama on Thursday. While she made no attempt to engage with Kemen and his submissions on whatever transpired between them, she makes it clear that she’s rather let her actions speak for her. She’ll also be aligning herself with causes that promote conversations around consent.
“After a thorough and careful review of the allegations, the company and Bill O’Reilly have agreed that Bill O’Reilly will not be returning to the Fox News Channel.”
Meanwhile, in America, 21st Century Fox said in a statement announcing the end of Bill O’Reilly’s highly rated run at Fox News on Wednesday amid allegations of sexual harassment levied against the talent.
“Our thoughts go out to the United fans, their friends and families affected by the tragedy in Calabar, Nigeria, yesterday.”
Manchester United posted via Twitter on Friday to commiserate with those who lost their lives in Thursday’s electrocution accident as fans watched the UEFA Champions league ManUtd Vs Anderlecht.
“We’ve gotten tremendous criminals out of this country. I’m talking about illegal immigrants that were here that caused tremendous crime. That have murdered people, raped people horrible things have happened. They’re getting the hell out or they’re going to prison.”
-President Donald Trump spent the earlier part of last week defending his border policies and praising those in his cabinet working to see his immigration policies stick. According to him, all criminals must get out of his country.
“I think what’s happened with this administration is that they’ve set a tone in which casual racism has become ok in a way because you have the leader of a country, who himself sort of engages in a kind of casual racism. I think that’s the same for misogyny as well.”
Author, Chimamanda Adichie took swipes at Trump and his administration in her chat with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour.
“He is the only man I’ve ever known for that long, so I didn’t exactly know how to handle what happened to me. There was no go-to book or counsellor; my not responding then was me broken, confused and lost. He used to beat me and put her on speaker phone and say “look I’m beating her and she has refused to leave” then she would scream at me to get out of the house. But I didn’t have anywhere to go”.
-Opeyemi Olarinde, Freeze’s estranged wife finally granted an interview yesterday where she decided to tell her own story after many months of allowing the popular OAP control the narrative about their broken marriage.
“You gave me the worst union a man could ever have, the worst marital nightmare ever, yet I thank you for it, because if I hadn’t tasted a bad union, I won’t ever be able to appreciate a wonderful one.”
-Daddy Freeze quickly unleashed his sweet Instagram account of his ex-wife to give a quick response to her allegations.
“I have never wanted to run for President. I never wanted to run for governor until President Buhari asked me to… I’ll look at it when the time comes. It is not something I have given a thought to because I don’t care.”
-Governor El Rufai has given out a quote to hold on to in case he ever becomes ambitious about the highest office in the land.
Because this is more of a riddle than a quote:
“You can’t cheat on girlfriend. You only cheat on wives. Sex with girlfriend is itself cheating. Sex is exclusively for marriage #RenosNuggets”.
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