When I read about the Twitter suspension lift after approximately seven months, I couldn’t help but laugh at our government. I mean, people have been tweeting since day one of the so-called suspension, so really…

In their opinion, they have made a move to keep us in their good books, considering elections are just around the corner. Here’s what I have to say: Lift suspension or not, you already engraved impressions on our hearts, so, no, this doesn’t change anything. And for the record, people will continue to tweet, with or without the ‘lift’.

On a lighter note, Funmilayo Adebayo, who we have over the past few weeks, come to know as Mummy G.O was recently on BBC Pidgin where she refuted most of the memes and videos making rounds on social media. According to her, people were simply having fun. I must say I had a lot of fun reading some of those memes; she might just give Osita Iheme a run for his money. Catch the tales so far, on Mummy G.O, our (according to DOWNTOWN writer, Kehinde Fagbule), ‘Rapture Correspondent’ on page 16. At least she brought some spark to the New Year.

Speaking of which, for our cover story this week, the DOWNTOWN team had a tête-à-tête with a few noteworthy businessmen and women about their hopes for their different industries and businesses this year, and I must say it’s looking really good. Read what Oke Maduewesi of Zaron Cosmetics, Lisa Folawiyo of Jewel by Lisa, Tomiwa Aladekomo of Cabal Media, and others have to say about a bright 2022 on pages 8-10.

Seeing as it’s back-to-work for most people, ladies, we have an enlightening piece to help you pack the right makeup essentials for workdays on pages 12 and 13.

Downtown Confidential continues with tales on page 7, and this time, it’s about Voyeurism. We feature the perfect bags for a working girl on pages 4 to 5, pay tribute to Sidney Poitier on page 11, and our Best of 2021 continues this week with television and media. Don’t miss the review page; this week spotlights Encanto and The Witcher. I can’t wait to watch both.

Until next week, enjoy your read.

Onah Nwachukwu