The Most Chaotic Events of the first 10 days of 2024

This year already has Nigerians clutching their pearls and falling back to the over flogged “God, abeg” cry for help. In one corner, Tinubu’s youngest minister is temporarily yanked out of office over allegations of funds diversion, and on another hand, Davido is stressing 30 BG fans yet again.

If you’ve been slow on all the action, this article exists to put you on. Now, let’s get into it.

1200 fuel price scare 

Things might appear slightly stable now, but Nigerians were greeted with the worst possible New Year’s gift just days ago: A possible 100% hike in fuel price. The NNPC was at loggerheads with independent oil marketers over how much they had to pay for the removed subsidy. They touted a ₦1200 price per litre of fuel, and trust Nigerians to quickly kick against the idea.

Mum Zee and the two spoons drama

The Most Chaotic Events of the first 10 days of 2024

Fake miracles might be a thing in some religious institutions, but that’s not the case with Mum Zee, X Nigeria’s latest favourite person. Mum Zee made a tweet about waking up at 4:50 a.m. to cook for her husband, and some social media feminists came hard at her. The aftermath? Nigerians rose in their droves to appreciate her with cash donations. But that wasn’t the end of it. Big brands like Infinix and Kuda Bank followed suit with gifts.

As of Wednesday, January 10, she had received another cash donation of ₦1 million.

Davido x Tiwa Savage x Teebillz

Stanning Davido has never been for the faint hearted because he’s sure to land in one controversy as soon as another is sizzling down. This time, the head of 30BG is caught up in a rift with Tiwa Savage and her ex-husband, Teebillz. The drama started after Teebillz took to Instagram to accuse him of issuing threats against Tiwa over her relationship with his baby mama, Sophia Momodu. At the moment, a document circulating social media suggests that Tiwa has filed a petition to the police, accusing Davido of “threat of assault and grievous bodily harm”. 

Teni and the US cabman

The Most Chaotic Events of the first 10 days of 2024

Teni Makanaki was one of the people who donated money to Mum Zee, but her act of charity didn’t sit right with a US cabbie. Apparently, he’d picked the singer up twice in Los Angeles, and she never offered a tip, even though he played her music. Teni wasn’t having it, and said the only things he needed were toothpaste and deodorant.

BBC’s investigative documentary on late TB Joshua

TB Joshua might be long dead, but the founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nation (SCOAN) has been trending since BBC Africa dropped an investigative documentary about him on Monday, January 8. The three-part documentary featured accounts from eyewitnesses and victims who claimed they suffered sexual and physical abuse from the man of God. The documentary has sparked heated arguments about TB Joshua’s legacy, with people like Victor Adere coming to his defense.

Bolanle Ninalowo’s John Thomas’ disclaimer

When one of Nollywood’s hottest actors has to issue a video disclaimer over a racy tape, you just know it’s going to be a long year. Ninalowo had to show fans what his tattoo looks like and distance himself from a similar dude who was beating his meat in a viral clip.



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