Today’s Noisemakers: Donald Trump, Melania Trump, Stephanie Busari and others

Every day on the Nigerian internet, there are people who keep our eyes glued to our phone screens as we read their rants, opinions, perspectives on political and social matters, etc. Sometimes, they are just downright ridiculous. We make it our job to take down the names of these noisemakers.

Here’s our list from today:

1 Greer

America is currently experiencing unrest with the protests that have been going on since yesterday. Twitter is also covering the news with continuous commentary.  Greer cheekily refers to it as HBO’s first season of Confederate.

2. Jim Roberts

Jim gives updates on Friday nights events in Charlottesville, Virginia:

3. Wajahat Ali

We curated threads earlier today, which looked at white nationalism from different angles. Julian simply wanted the Neo-Nazis to feel the pain of Blacks and other minorities; Laura says it’s the effect of America’s long term hypocrisy; Wajahat blames it on their dislocation from family and the power they found online. Meanwhile…

4. J.K Rowling

Since violence broke out in Virginia, Trump’s Twitter legendary Twitter fingers were silent, leading Rowling, famous author of the Harry Potter series to wonder out loud:

5. Donald Trump

Turns out Trump was in meetings and preoccupied with other matters. He finally came out to denounce the Charlottesville protests:

6. Melania Trump also said her piece:

7. Ized Uanikhehi

While America grapples with their problems, Ized has a public service announcement for Nigerian parents:

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8. Stephanie Busari

CNN Editor, Stephanie Busari clocked 40 today. She celebrated with a TY Bello photo shoot.

So here it is the BIG 40!!!! For a long time, I was apprehensive about turning 40. The weight of 40 felt so big and intimidating. But today, I embrace the fullness of this milestone age with grace, humility and gratitude knowing that I am privileged to be alive, to be surrounded with amazing friends and family. I will live each day with passion, striving always for excellence in what I do, to be a great mother to my beautiful daughter and all other children that God chooses to bless me with and to be a supportive and loving partner when the right person comes into my life. I thank God for the special grace to be alive today, to live and love another day. For enormous blessings I cannot quantify and for life in abundance. Thank you to the forever excellent @tybello for these beautiful, jaw dropping pictures. You're truly a master at what you do. You will be celebrated just as you have celebrated me. Happy born day to me! Now let's PARTY!!!! #lifebeginsatforty #40isthenew20 #birthday #photoshoot #blessedbeyondmeasure

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STEPHANIE BUSARI at 40: A NEW BEGINNING I remember my first year as a photographer.. ..endless days in @donbarberphotography 's darkroom. Uncle Don made me fall I love with black and white photography .. and the beautiful smell of that darkroom .. I'd resume as first thing in the morning and just stay in there .. terribly upset when night fell and it was time to go back home . Time always went by really fast .. I miss those days … I miss the solitude too . .. it was me .. and no one else .. in that red room..slow .. easy ..with the beautiful surprise when images gradually emerged ..rocking side to side in the tray . ..Each image was precious.. there were no view finders at the back of my camera.. it was indeed love at first sight .. chemistry . My very first exhibitions were of black and white portraits.. I remember how humbling it was seeing my b+w portraits of the old woman with the smoke pipe enlarged and framed on a wall.. i could only afford to print on 8×10 paper .. so I had so much respect for them. I've been making images now for almost 18 yrs .. iv been through so many phases ..learning to see .. exploring .. experimenting .. mostly looking for my own self. .. I love that I can say that I love where I am now .. I've been reborn .. back to the very beginning .. I'm in love again . Not with the chemicals or the solitude of a darkroom .. my work has become tremendously more communal… I'm in love with photography .. like a child .. I'm learning to see it all again.. in simpler ways .. that what makes a beautiful image is the sincerity of the experience .. and those tiny moments I make real heart -connections with my subjects . I now know that if I allow myself visually translate what I experienced .. I can can gift us both .the magic of real beauty .. in pure form . Thank you @stephbusari letting beIng such an amazing human to photograph.It was powerful ..absolutely..it was spiritual and we all felt it .May 40 bring for you what your images have brought to me .. purity .. peace ..power and clear visions for tomorrow .#tybellophotography #cnn @cnn #makeup by @ravishinmakeup #styled by @Janemichaelekanem #hair by @haircraft_ and @bernardsmiless

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STEPHANIE BUSARI at 40: A NEW BEGINNING I remember my first year as a photographer.. ..endless days in @donbarberphotography 's darkroom. Uncle Don made me fall I love with black and white photography .. and the beautiful smell of that darkroom .. I'd resume as first thing in the morning and just stay in there .. terribly upset when night fell and it was time to go back home . Time always went by really fast .. I miss those days … I miss the solitude too . .. it was me .. and no one else .. in that red room..slow .. easy ..with the beautiful surprise when images gradually emerged ..rocking side to side in the tray . ..Each image was precious.. there were no view finders at the back of my camera.. it was indeed love at first sight .. chemistry . My very first exhibitions were of black and white portraits.. I remember how humbling it was seeing my b+w portraits of the old woman with the smoke pipe enlarged and framed on a wall.. i could only afford to print on 8×10 paper .. so I had so much respect for them. I've been making images now for almost 18 yrs .. iv been through so many phases ..learning to see .. exploring .. experimenting .. mostly looking for my own self. .. I love that I can say that I love where I am now .. I've been reborn .. back to the very beginning .. I'm in love again . Not with the chemicals or the solitude of a darkroom .. my work has become tremendously more communal… I'm in love with photography .. like a child .. I'm learning to see it all again.. in simpler ways .. that what makes a beautiful image is the sincerity of the experience .. and those tiny moments I make real heart -connections with my subjects . I now know that if I allow myself visually translate what I experienced .. I can can gift us both .the magic of real beauty .. in pure form . Thank you @stephbusari letting beIng such an amazing human to photograph.It was powerful ..absolutely..it was spiritual and we all felt it .May 40 bring for you what your images have brought to me .. purity .. peace ..power and clear visions for tomorrow .#tybellophotography #makeup by @ravishinmakeup #styled by @Janemichaelekanem #hair by @haircraft_ and @bernardsmiless

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