Oprah Winfrey Isn’t Dying of Cancer, But Making Big Buzz with Nigerian David Oyelowo
The news making the round on social media that the popular TV host Oprah Winfrey has been diagnosed of terminal cancer and that she has just 12 Weeks to live is a hoax. A painstaking search on the Internet did not turn up any meaningful lead, as no credible news media anywhere in the world reported this.
Our Google search shows that the sensational news is the figment of the imagination of NAHA (Negros Against Hairline Abuse), African bloggers and social media commentators. Oprah is such a big fish for such heartrending news to “escape” the prying eye of CNN, The Guardian, Times, and other media heavy weights and be caught by such paper tiger as NAHA.
Our guess is that this fake story of Oprah Winfrey dying in 12 weeks originated from Chicago based NAHA, being the only foreign media that carried the story. To show how mischievous and desperate NAHA was to send its fake story across to as many world audience as possible and to make it look credible, it created and used a Fake TMZ Breaking News twitter handle to tweet its story link. Why “negros” should do this to a fellow “negro” is what beats me. To those who did not know, here is TMZ Official Twitter handle.
Our main concern here in Xclusive Magazine is that Nigerian bloggers and Nigerians are running away with this fake story; reposting the fake story on their blogs and sharing it on social media, Facebook in particular. We don’t need to mention names, just do a google search: Oprah Given 12 Weeks to Live After Cancer Diagnosis, and see the links that turn up: West African (social) media links, mostly Nigerian (social) media links.
But while Nigerian rumour mongers are busy helping NAHA to spread its fake story, a fellow Nigerian, David Oyewelo, is making big buzz and bucks with Oprah Winfrey. People magazine reports that Oprah’s ever biggest challenge is the making of Ava DuVernay’s Selma, a film about Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic 1965 march for voting rights, which she produced and co-stars.
In a Question and Answer session during the premiere of the film at the AFI Fest in Hollywood, Oprah gave Nigerian David Oyelowo , 38, all the plaudits. Oyelowo plays Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the movie.
She told her captivating audience: “David Oyelowo is the reason I came on board. David and I became fast friends when we did The Butler together and he told me that this had been his dream for a very long time.
“I was putting my two cents in all the time and then they said ‘Why don’t you just join us as a producer?'”
While Kim Kardashian is breaking the internet with her well-oiled butt, Nigerians are setting the Internet on fire with what we in Xclusive Magazine refer to as news farting. And farts don’t usually smell nice! So, believe the story that Oprah Winfrey has just 12 weeks to live with a pinch of salt!