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.
1 Big Cat
Twitter users are still trying to get Twitter to change its mind about its new 280 character limit. There’s a lot of groaning and not a single appreciation tweet in its favour.
Hey @Twitter see how stupid this fucking idea is. I'm literally typing words right now just because I can. People don't come on twitter to read, please change this bullshit before its too late.
Also thank you making me a chosen one. With great power comes great responsibility
— Big Cat (@BarstoolBigCat) September 27, 2017
Apparently Twitter has given me the power to tweet 280 characters for a period of time, with that being said, I understand that this is a huge responsibility. Ironically the guy who only tweets 4-5 times a month is given this great honor, but these expensive, these is red bottoms
— Josh Call (@_JoshCall) September 27, 2017
Me when I see a thread of 30+ tweets with 280 Characters each
Scroll over..Tweet not Epistle.. pic.twitter.com/oGpy4fpRbw
— Timo-Pekko Nieminen 🇳🇬🇨🇦 (@dejazimako007) September 27, 2017
3. Jessica Valenti
It’s the age of hate speeches and apps like Twitter provide the perfect avenue for trolls to do their work. With this new update, it’ll be double the damage. That’s Jessica’s worry.
Can't wait for this new era of Twitter where men will have twice as much space to call us cunts & whores.
— Jessica Valenti (@JessicaValenti) September 26, 2017
4. Ifreke Inyang
Ifreke is one of the few Nigerians testing out the 280 character limit and he did not disappoint: he put the signature naija spin on it.
As one of the first Nigerians to have this 280 limit on Twitter, I want to thank my parents, my siblings and my mentor @Chude, for all their support and love. Shout out to @Chrisbamidele too! Who else did I leave out? *looks around*
— Ifreke Inyang (@Ifreke) September 27, 2017
5. Jack Dorsey
CEO and Co-founder of Twitter is unapologetic about the decision they’ve made. Hear him speak:
We expected (and ❤️!) all the snark & critique for #280characters. Comes with the job. What matters now is we clearly show why this change is important, and prove to you all it’s better. Give us some time to learn and confirm (or challenge!) our ideas. https://t.co/qJrzzIluMw
— jack (@jack) September 27, 2017
We see the future:
TWITTER: We are increasing the character limit to 280 !
Facebook journalists: pic.twitter.com/NoHNwjE2mU
— Mr.┏̲O̶̲̅┓̲P ┏̲A̶̲̅┓ (@ogbeni_opa) September 26, 2017
Besides Twitter’s new update, over on Black Twitter, it’s #fortheD challenge that’s reigning. New Orleans rapper GameOva REEDY’s did a freestyle in April this year, but Erykah Badu and Michael Blackson set the challenge rolling this week.
Here’s Sanaa Lathan with hers. WATCH:
— Sanaa Lathan (@justsanaa) September 27, 2017
7. Cyia Carter
Singer, Cyia blew us away with her version, tho. It’s the most litt of the lit!
— Cyia Carter (@FaceMusic247) September 26, 2017
It has to take guts to do something like this. Una nor dey fear?
A fake military base was today unravelled at Okpokwu, Benue State. pic.twitter.com/d7DJ9KIp8f
— M. Ramalan (@mustafaramalan) September 26, 2017