Tuesday 12 March 2013

Pick up da phone!

How you ever being in a situation where you are desperate to get in touch with someone and u call and call the person's mobile phone and the person just does not pick!

Neither does he/she return the call, or text back to say "will call u back"

Anyone knows how frustrating that can be????

Unfortunately, i have more than a couple of people who have this very annoying habit!

Even if you aren't disposed (to pick the call) at the time the call comes in to your phone, and you dont have airtime to return the call at a later time, when a particular number calls you more than 5 times in a day, you are under obligation to find out why the person is calling! Especially when you know the person calling isn't calling to tell u she is pregnant and you are responsible or that you are owing he/she money or something like that.

A call u refuse to pick up could just hold some good news for you, or save you some sorrow.

Another very annoying one is pinging  someone (via bbm) with a very important question and u see the tick, then the 'D' then the 'R' and the person just does not respond! Chei! i could speak in tongues in annoyance!

Its particularly upsetting when the person being called is a business person who you are in business with!

Let me stop here cos i am already foaming at the mouth in annoyance just thinking about it!

Please oo, when is this year's rainy season starting in Lagos? This heat can impregnate someone ooo. Ah Ah, wetin?

Its so bad that people actually wrote a letter to Mr Sun, it goes -

Dear Sun,

Good afternoon. There is no contest, it's not a competition. You're still the hottest. Nobody dey drag am with you.

Please stop showing off!

Roasted Nigerian

That's how hot it has been. Ac's are struggling to live up to their names, fans have long lost the battle and have resigned to blowing hot air. Its not being funny at all!

Anyway, hope you guys had a great day.

take care of you and yours.


Saturday 9 March 2013


Hello my lovely people of blogville!
It's really being so long! I have been MIA for so many reasons.

1st, i had a change a career path - from money driven to dream driven. I have now found out that chasing one's dream isnt as easy as it seems while the idea is being formed in the mind. Ol boy eh! it hasnt been an easy something.

But the fact that i am doing it for myself, that it is something i have been wishing i could do and something i love to do - makes it all worth it.

Anyhow, i am back. I missed u guys ooo.

I want to thank Toinlicious, Priscy and Doll for checking up on me in my absence and for being concerned. If only the world had more people like you guys, life will be much easier! Thanks babes!

I hope to be more around henceforth. Hope u all have been doing fine.

Will surely bring u stories of my journey so far soonest.

Love u guys


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Friday 29 June 2012

Pastor runs mad while praying for mad man

The story below was carried by one of our national dailies (The Tribune). Its so stunning, almost unbelievable. But as na newspaper report am, e suppose be true abi?

PEOPLE living at Oke-Ado area of Ibadan, Oyo State, as well as shopowners and automobile dealers along Molete road in the town, onThursday, watched a drama involving a pastor and a mad man.
The pastor, whose name is Timothy, according to an eyewitness, got toOsosami junctions of Oke-Ado around 5.20 p.m and went to meet thementally-deranged man, popularly known as Tunde, who was sitting infront of a building in the area.
According to Semiu, a shop owner around the spot of the incident, thepastor began to read the Bible on sighting the mad man, while he movedcloser to him and laid the hand on his head.
"At a point, there was a hot argument between the duo, which made thepastor to raise his voice as he was offering a deliverance prayer forTunde, the mad man. The hot prayer lasted for over 15 minutes beforeanother strange drama began," Semiu told the Nigerian Tribune.
Speaking further, another witness, an okada rider, said at a point, themad man removed the pastor's hand from his head, adding that "suddenly,a strange spirit got hold of the pastor and he began to remove hiscloth. He was naked and laid flat on the ground, speaking a strangelanguage, with foam oozing out of his mouth."
The mad man, it was gathered, initially left him in this position andsat at some distance away from the pastor, before the duo later satcloser to each other, while onlookers watched the strange drama.
The pastor remained in state of insanity until the Nigerian Tribune leftthe scene of the incident.

 Wonders shall never cease. What was a mad man and a pastor arguing about, biko nu? Could the mad man have shared the spirit inside of him with the pastor?
Na real wa!

Tuesday 26 June 2012

Shoes, shoes, shoes and more shoes!

I love shoes! Oh my Lord, how i love them!
I would have a hundred and one pairs if i could afford it. I don't care much for bags and belts but shoes??? I could take a fabulous one off someone's feet and hide it in my closet just with my eyes!
And cos of my tremendous love for this accessory, i kind of notice it a lot on other people. The 3rd place i look at a lady (after her face and her hair) is her shoes (unconsciously most times)

"What do women want? Shoes" - Mimi pond (Writer and designer)
“Women need food, water, and compliments. That's right. And an occasional pair of shoes.” ― Chris Rock (Actor and comedian)

These quotes goes to tell me that am not alone in the near obsession with shoes.

But do we have to wear shoes just cos they are fine at the expense of our comfort???
Oh no! For me that is. No matter how lovely and gorgeous a pair of shoes are, once i slip my feet in it and feel any iota of discomfort, that is it! Am out! I'd rather go home, suck my thumb and sulk for missing such fabulous shoes than buy them and just look at them in my closet everyday not able to wear them.
I have bought shoes in the morning (apparently that's not so a good a time to buy shoes as your feet are still slightly shrunken and will deceive you) and then when i wear these shoes to work, i find that as the hours go by, my feet gets more and more uncomfortable. Sitting for long kind of makes the feet swell a bit and there goes your pleasure of wearing a fabulous pair of shoes. I have learnt the right time to buy shoes is in the evening or late afternoon.
Truth is, once you are uncomfortable in your shoes, people notice.
I saw a girl at an office i went to yesterday and she had on such lovely peep-toe shoes. We both had to wait at the reception till the person we wanted to see comes to get us. She stood up to go meet the person she was there to see and i immediately saw it. She was struggling to walk! Like really really struggling. She was walking like her knee cap was stiff and wouldn't bend. Seems like she was sweating on her feet cos her toes were slipping out the front of her peep-toe shoes and there was some space at the back so she had to drag the shoe along. My 1st impulse was to rush out and buy her slippers. But then i remembered seeing this quote by Clinton Kelly (TV Personality) "Sometimes comfort doesn't matter. When a shoe is freakin' fabulous, it may be worth a subsequent day of misery. Soak in Epsom salts and take comfort in the fact that you're better than everyone else.” 

Oh well, maybe she is in that school of thought but her apparent discomfort just took away all the other stuff she did great at - the hair, the make up, the clothes. All i (and probably all those around us) fixed on was how she could barely walk.

Our beauty is much more than what we wear. How we wear what we wear goes a long way in making us beautiful and standing us out. Shoes are awesome (like beyond awesome) but carriage  and confidence is everything. Bad shoes will make you lose both.

Long time no see my dear people. Hope you all are doing great.

You take good care of you and yours, ok?


Thursday 31 May 2012

Smoking like a chimney!

Tobacco manufacturers.
Back in the day, they used to advertise heavy on all mediums (TV,Radio, Print, Billboards) with the tiny inscriptions somewhere that says "Tobacco smoking is dangerous to your health". The inscription later changed to "Smokers are liable to die young". Then a body (either NCC or so) stopped them from advertising on traditional medium and they moved their advertizing to relaxation spots and clubs.
I used to remember how sexy and 'tush' the ads used to be.
I still remember "Ocean Drive" by Lighthouse Family when st. Mortitz used the song as theme for their ad.
Smoking was represented as being sexy and the 'in' thing. It was represented as being cool. Trust teens na, dem wan do anything wey dey cool.
Lots of teens start smoking to show they have arrived, that they now belong.
I remember i used to wish i could smoke too. Was too scared to try. Almost tried once but as i put the stick of cigarette to my lips, it was like i could see my dad frowning his face and holding a whip! Omo, i just comot the thing. Never had to guts to try again.
I had a friend in the Uni that always had a 'concrete' reason to smoke. When the weather is cold, he would smoke to warm himself up. When the weather is hot, he would smoke to cool himself down (can u imagine?)

I grew up thinking the act of smoking was a guy thing ONLY. Oh, how wrong i was!
The saying 'what a man can do.....................' rings true in this department as well. Women are not 'dulling'. They are matching their male counterparts in the 'bassing' circle. Chei, the rate some women smoke eh, u can pratically see their lungs shrivel!

Today is 'World No Tobacco Day' (We have a day for everything dont we?)

So if you are out there and still doing 10 sticks or more a day. Try and see if you can cut it to 5 stick a day and so on.
I know say na 1 thing go kill person but try not to use your hand bring that '1 thing' upon urself.

Even the people wey manufacture the thing don tell you say 'it is dangerous for your health'. So be wise!

Take care!

Wednesday 30 May 2012

Superstitions - which do u have? which do u still believe?

I spent the early part of my teenage years in the east. Whenever i go to the village back then, there were some things that were a no-no for the children there. I had to learn these things fast as ignorance was no excuse. Children used to take these things really seriously and some adults too.
These were beliefs that had been imbibed, knowingly or unknowingly into the hearts of the people and the young generation were growing with these beliefs.
Superstition is basically having a belief that an activity will have a negative or positive effect on one's life

I remember some of them.

  1. Noone should cross over the outstretched legs of a child sitting on the floor else the child wouldnt grow taller than he/she already was. If you mistakenly crossed over, you had to cross back to neautralize the 'shortening' jazz *wonder*
  2. No pounding (in the mortar) or sweeping at night else you would be calling on the spirits
  3. Putting a finger in the inside of your cheeks and removing it forcibly to produce a 'pop' sound was prohibited at night as it called on snakes *how on earth!*
  4. Beating a child with a broom was going to make the child short
  5. Hitting your left foot against a stone signified something bad about to happen
  6. Having a black cat pass the front of your house spelt doom
  7. Having an owl cry close to your house at night signified someone was about to die
  8. Having the inside of your palm scratch you  meant someone was going to dash you money
  9. Having your eyelids quiver meant you would see someone you hadnt seen in a long time
  10. Sneezing 3 times consecutively meant someone was calling your name some where. (even if na catarrh dey worry you!)
These are the ones i can remember for now.
Looking back now, i take it that some of these things were tricks the older people used to keep the younger ones in check. I dont know what they had in mind for number 1 above but number 2 was probably to make us pound the stuff for food early enough before night so that cooking will be faster. Also sweeping where we were supposed to sweep before nightfall (Which were regular chores we had to do back then). Number 3 was probably to stop us from making that irritating popping sounds in the evening when the elders were resting from the day's work. Number 4 was probably to prevent us from ruining another's skin with the welts that brooms can leave.
This is cos i dont want to actually believe that the adults believed these things themselves!
As for the rest of them, i have no idea where those came from!

Looking back now, i can only laugh at some of the things i actually believed could happen.

Share with us some of the superstitions you also know about - those you have out grown and those you still kind of believe in.

Catch ya!

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Friday 25 May 2012

Styl-Plus: Wetin dey happen?

Tunde, Zeal, Shifi

They used to be (and sort of still are) my favourite music group in the country.
'Olufunmi' and 'Olufunmi remix' used to make my day, anyday.
Then the silence. Then 'Expressions' album. I rocked that wella back in '06. I really really liked the guys.
I remember when they came for a showw in my school sometime in '04 (unical). My closest friend had a huge crush on Shifi. She pushed her way to the front of the stage and, like a dream, Shifi pulled her up on stage to dance with him!
She almost passed out. She almost didnt want to take a bath the next day, make she no wash Shifi hand comot.
They were so good and so sought after. They seemed to complement and complete each other. Shifi was the rapper, Zeal was the soul singer and Tunde could do about anything.
It was fun.
Then after 'Expressions'....................... Nothing again.
It was rumoured in '08/'09 that they wanted to break up. The rushed into the studio and came up with 'Back & Better' album where '4 years don waka' was the only song that really made an impact in the entire album. After that.......................nothing again.
I have been wondering what's been happening with them.
Then i saw this. Culled from The Punch newspapers

Any moment from now, the trio that makes up hitherto beloved R n B
group, Styl Plus, Shifi Omoefe, Zeal Onyecheme and Tunde Akinsanmi, will
be bidding one another as well as fans a final goodbye. A reliable
source told E-Punch earlier in the week that the stalemated and stunted
career of the Abuja-based group might have necessitated the decision of
the members to try out their luck individually. "Zeal is already talking
to a big Nigerian music star about the possibility of being signed under
his label. He wants out of the group. He is frustrated like the other
members but he is the one who is making the most moves to kick-start a
solo career," the source tells us but refuses to divulge who the music
star is. He would only reveal that Styl Plus was already a national
phenomenon when Zeal's prospective boss had not even had a bearing for
his career.
The slide began with their obstinate refusal to relocate to Lagos, the
nerve-centre of entertainment in Nigeria. This would be compounded by a
lukewarm second album, Back and Better, which saw the ratings of the
group dropping drastically as music fans started finding new music
favourites. There have been several attempts to return to the
front-burner, but fans' apathy and the ever changing dynamics of the
industry have not yielded.

Now, please note the 2 areas i highlighted above.
1st highlight: I was thinking that 2 (or more) good heads was better than 1. If that rings true, why would anyone think that he will do well alone than in a group of talented others? Well, except someone in that group is a 'talent killer' or 'destiny spolier'. Then again, maybe going solo will be the way out.

2nd highlight: Does where a music group lives affect their performance (or non-performance)? I mean, could Styl-Plus's insistence to remain in Abuja have affected their performance in the music industry?
I didnt know that where a star lived had a direct effect on how he/she performed. Maybe that explains why the 'Chocolate City" Boys and P-Square relocated to Lagos from Jos, Timaya from PH (i think. He did right?). Flavour too from Enugu and so many others like that. So maybe where you operate from does matter.

All in all, its just sad to think that a group with so much talent like that, might soon be 'all man for himself'.
So much for "4 years don waka, we still dey carry go, nobody waka nobody go solo. Baba God ooo, our case oo, na ur grace, adu pe oooo."
And to think of it, Zeal's part of that song actually went 'people say na me go 1st go solo and i wonder how they can see tomorrow oo. where will i be without Shifi and Tunde, ohh baby i go wound oooo' - Some prophesy that was!