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Black Lives Matter movement gave me extra drive in 2020 – Lewis Hamilton

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Reigning Formula One champion, Lewis Hamilton has stated that the Black Lives Matter movement gave him extra motivation in 2020, a year he didn’t just only win his seventh Formula 1 world title, but he equalled Michael Schumacher’s F1 record of winning seven World Championships and passing the German’s total of 91 grands prix victories.


He was also voted the 2020 BBC Sports Personality of the Year earlier this month.


This year, Hamilton, 35, was always taking a knee on the grid and wore anti-racism slogans in support of the cause during the season.


His team, Mercedes, also adopted a black livery for the 2020 campaign in a stand against discrimination.

Black Lives Matter movement gave me extra drive in 2020 - Lewis Hamilton


Hamilton, speaking to BBC Radio 4’s program on Saturday, December 26, said: “I had this extra drive in me to get to the end of those races.”


Speaking to historian and BBC presenter Professor David Olusoga: “It was a different drive than what I’ve had in me in the past – to get to the end of those races first so that I could utilise that platform [for Black Lives Matter] and shine the light as bright as possible.”


Asked by Olusoga if he had been concerned about the response to his stance, Hamilton replied: “There is no way that I could stay silent. And once I said that to myself, I didn’t hold any fear.”


Hamilton was also asked by presenter Nick Robinson about racism in his sport and the fact that he is the only black F1 driver.


“There are many other young kids of colour that deserve the opportunity to progress, have a great education, [who could] be an engineer or whatever it is they want. But the fact is, the opportunity is not the same for them,” said Hamilton.


Hamilton also hinted that activism might be his next focus when he retires from racing.


“The happiness and success of winning these championships is a wonderful thing, but it’s short lived,” Hamilton added.

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Viral hawker, Jeremiah Iziogo returns to former hawking spot to share money to ex-colleagues (Watch video)

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A young Nigerian man, Ekuma Jeremiah Iziogo, whose life got transformed after a video of him giving cash to prisoners went viral, has paid a surprise visit to his former hawking spot.

In a video making the rounds online, Jeremiah could be seen interacting with hawkers who recognised him and were overtly happy to see him.

Viral hawker
Viral hawker

This comes after he finally met his benefactor and CEO of Cubana Group, Obi Cubana who promised him scholarship to study in the university and automatic employment upon graduation.

He gave some money to the each of the hawkers and spent sometime with them before going his way.

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See how social media users reacted..

iamblessingbrown; He has a good heart❤️

unique_amyy; Selfless 😍

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Mummy GO alleged boyfriend’s photo surfaced online.

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Mummy GO alleged boyfriend's photo surfaced online.

The alleged boyfriend of controversial preacher, Fumilayo a.k.a Mummy GO has surfaced on social media.

Popular Instagram blogger, who made the allegation with photo evidence wrote:

Mummy GO
Mummy GO

Hello tueh tueh, Shall we?? meet Mummy GO prick, Na who Dey bo cardi mummy GO be this, the matter long ooo, it’s a lot, how she ties people down in her camp for days without giving them food for days, how she ruined homes with her preaching calling peoples wife and mother witches and tearing home apart with her prophesy.

This man right here is her cohort and also her elepon, tomorrow we go bring evidence and some of her victim and more details about mummy GO boyfriend . Them Dey bo cardiiii for maami GO ooo,make nobody deceive una for this gram ooo, I come in peace ooo

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Mummy GO alleged boyfriend
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‘Take your frustrations out of my page’, Bobrisky laments bitterly over hateful comments on his Instagram Page

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‘Take your frustrations out of my page’, Bobrisky laments bitterly over hateful comments on his Instagram Page

Idris Okunneye, also known as Bobrisky, a Nigerian crossdresser, has expressed her dissatisfaction with the daily inflow of abusive comments on her social media profile.

Bobrisky claimed in an Instagram post that not all patients in psychiatric hospitals are mentally ill, and that there are many mentally ill people roaming the streets of Instagram who need their heads examined.

Bobrisky laments bitterly
Bobrisky laments bitterly

Bobrisky wondered why some people leave abusive comments on his page despite the fact that they were not required to do so.

Bobrisky went on to say that he recognizes that many people are filled with hatred, poverty, and other negative emotions, but that they should not vent their frustrations on her page.

In his word: Is not all the patients in Yaba are exactly mad, many people on Instagram need their brain checked, you followed an account on ig nobody forced you too yeah!!! And all you do is drop hate comments on that person’s page daily… who force you to follow that account?

To start with i don’t know you, I understand many of you ur life is full of hate, poverty, and many more… but take ur frustrations out of my page. Did anyone force you to follow my account ? I feel personally if you don’t like any of my post you can skip it or unfollow and go ur way, d point I don’t get it is where you come and drop hate comments everyday . Sis/bro life is not that deep honestly enjoy it .

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The9jafresh recall Bobrisky recently made a U-turn as he reveals plans to tie the knot with his wealthy lover.

Bobrisky had a few weeks ago said he is not interested in getting married anytime soon; hence the new post on planning a wedding is a surprise to many of his fans.

In the post shared on his Instagram page, Bobrisky said the number one biggest wedding in Africa is about to happen, and his partner is rich like him.

Bobrisky added that it’s going to be a destination wedding, and it will be in the city of Cameroonian-born singer Reprudencia Sonkey, known professionally as Dencia.

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