BBNaija, Death Of Nollywood Icons Dominate Social Media Trends Last Week

Viewers’ anticipation of another edition of the Big Brother Naija reality TV show had dominated the social media last week before the death of two notable actresses turned the table.

Two Nollywood icons are gone
Veteran Nollywood actress, Ada Ameh while in Delta, on July 17, was said to have slumped and rushed to the hospital where she was pronounced dead.

The news of her death shook the social media scene on Monday as the late actress still shared a post on her Instagram page where she was having fun, few hours before she slumped.

While her fans trooped to her page to confirm the report and silently pray against her death, another veteran Nollywood actress, Sola Onayiga, was reported dead on the same day.

While Ada Ameh was popular for her role as “Emu” in the popular TV series, “The Johnsons”, Onayiga played “Ireti” in the late 90s series, “Fuji House of Commotion”.

Their sense of humour when it comes to entertainment endeared them to Nigerians. So the news of their passage made people to wonder who would fit into their large shoes.

Kate Henshaw is 51
Actress Kate Henshaw, however, doused the tension on Tuesday, when she blessed the social media scene with her pictures in celebration of her birthday.

The 51-year-old actress shared her pictures on her Instagram page with the caption, “GREAT IS THY FAITHFULNESS LORD UNTO ME. HOW YOU ARE SO MINDFUL OF ME, KEEPS ME IN AWE OF YOU. I AM GRATEFUL FOR ANOTHER YEAR.”

On Wednesday, in what seemed like a solidarity move to sympathise and mourn with Nigerians over the death of the female icons, the national grid collapsed.

It was the seventh time the national grid will collapse in seven months.

Major electricity distribution companies had said the national grid collapsed at 11:27am but did not state the cause of the collapse.

Oshoala wins again
Nigerian female footballer, Asisat Oshoala again made Nigeria proud on Thursday, when she won the award for CAF Female Player of the year.

Oshoala won the award following stiff opposition from Cameroon’s Ajara Nchout Njoya and Zambia’s Grace Chanda to become the first-ever woman to win the award five times.

Another death
On Friday, Mavin Records boss, Michael Collins Ajereh, popularly known as Don Jazzy, announced the death of his mother.

Typing what he described as the “most difficult caption” on his Instagram page, Don Jazzy shared a picture of his mother and wrote; “I lost my sweet mother this morning. The matriarch of our family. My supporter and backbone @indianpicolo.

“I am beyond devastated. I have never felt pain like this in my life but I am consoled by the good life she lived. She was loved by everyone that ever met her.

“She was so strong till the last minute for us even while she battled with cancer.

“I have never typed a more difficult caption in my life. Please pray for our mums soul to Rest In Peace and for strength for my dad, my siblings, her grandchildren and our entire family to bear this loss.”

Fans, colleagues and well-wishers consoled the music label boss and prayed that God grant him the fortitude to bear the loss.

Goal-shy Super Falcons beaten
Saturday came with mixed feelings as the Super Falcons lost their third place match against Zambia while reality TV show, Big Brother Naija brought the fun in consolation for the week’s turbulence.

The African champions who could not make it to the final fell to the Zambian ladies 0 –1. The scoreline saw the Super Falcons leave the competition without a medal.

The much anticipated seventh season of the Big Brother Naija show tagged “Level Up” priemeired with 12 housemates making it into the house already.

In what the organisers described as a double launch weekend, viewers are expecting more housemates and more fun from the reality show. (NAN)

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