Thursday, February 27, 2014

Are We Still Not Upset? #Nigeria

#BokoHaram #WhereIsOurMoney #Nigeria #RenoOmokri

Yesterday,Reno Omokri alleged "Lover of God" and Special Assistant to President Jonathan on New Media said a load of crap on twitter that should incite vexations by Nigerians or at least those who care about Nigeria. Before I continue, I find his bio on twitter which includes "lover of God" as rather bothersome because if he really is, then he should note what the bible does say about liars - Well, I do.

Yesterday, this supposed Personal assistant to the President of Nigeria came on twitter and said "people who think they are making a statement when they insult the presidet are right. They are making a statement about their upbringing".  hahaha..  Find this funny and not still upsetting - the way the polished, mighty and haughty still feel untouchable in this day and age?

Wake up Reno (I should not add Mr. while addressing you because your speech and conversations thus far about Nigerians who speak out are rather demeaning for your age and position). Are you saying that Nigerians should not speak out after $20 billion or $10 billion (like it would look smaller by taking out another $10 billion) as claimed by the Minister of Finance dissapeared from the NNPC, or we should smile and give Mr. president a pat on the back for the death of over 400 Nigerians (and thats a meagre figure of those that have lost their lives in recent terrorism attacks so far - 42 as claimed by press sources two days ago).

Mr. Reno says we should be happy or smile like nothing happened after our president because of his busy itenary could not visit the site of massacare of more than 40 students at a school in Yobe - Northern Nigeria (thats the image he presented to the people by sending another of his twitter dogs to deliver his "it is well" messages to Nigerians after the attacks).

I think the presidential media advisers all need firing - you on the front list - and Mr president has to stop focusing on the 2015 election and on creating stability in the northern regions. I also believe Mr president also has to find better lines like "Let the world not judge us by how many times we have stumbled but how many times we have risen when we have faltered".

For how long do you think we Nigerians without proper upbringing as your statements insinuate will keep quiet? I along with those who care about Nigeria will continue making a statement about our upbringings and speaking what we feel about Nigeria - which usually tends to be unbiased by the way and drawn by our passion for the country's development. By the way we have freedom of speech and expression as provided by the constitution or do we?


Sunday, February 23, 2014


Imagine some a few years back when everyone had to go to a photographer to take a picture.... now fast forward and we all have cameras on our gadgets... phones, tablets, laptops.. virtually everything... and now everyone (not just the girls) takes what we term as selfies..

Most guys would want to "man -up" and deny that they do take selfies as it does make us seem silly and less"manly" to take selfies.... but stop lying to yourself.. we like it.. the vanity of taking pictures of our "best facial-sides" .. sometimes one-too-many pictures.. to make sure we have the best pose and look before deleting and trying another one... and wait for it ..... the newly adopted  chat application - SNAP CHAT, which I find to be amazing to be honest... (I even have snap chat-besties.. lol... thats how I kill boredom when I am not in the library or at work.. take silly pictures of myself and send out by a tap on the virtual screen of my phone).

Whether its snap chat, instagram, facebooking and sometimes twitter (I wonder who does selfies on twitter though)... Selfies are here to stay.. at least for the next bit of a while with even the pope and President Obama taking part in the new trend.

Places I however find should be a total NO! on the selfie campaign includes toilets and the gym (lol.. ladies taking selfies of themselves in the mirror thinking their hips got bigger after two squats - No it didn't!). Aside from that, go on, take a selfie - you know you want to :p :p


Saturday, February 15, 2014

New Music: ENGRAVEN - Olan

This a new song by music director,vocalist and instrumentalist Olan. Its called "Engraven"... Have a listen and enjoy some feel good music :) ...

Cheers People!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Ramblings and Musings

Friday fast approaches, stores and mega retailers putting up their best deals for flowers, chocolates, sweets and all that good stuff.. Then I ask myself, is that what constitutes love or rather proof of love in whatever form?
We sit in our comfort zones cheering to a beer and like my good friend Joel pointed out "watching and voting on x-factor" - not that I am against the show in anyway, forgetting what constitutes happiness albeit love in the world.. It has sadly become "normal" to see bigger headlines of celebrities having a fight in bar than that of starving children in war-torn countries. It seems our minds/hearts have been re-programmed to be stone hearted not to care about these people because they are not our "family".

I once met someone who would never give a penny to a beggar at the train stations.. For his excuse "he's a druggie and will keep asking everyone"... In my own opinion, give the "druggie" if you can spare.. or try to talk to them like another human being at least... They might not even be a druggie...

While we go on our roses spending spree for friday, eating exquisite meals and drinking the finest chardonay, dont forget the world because you live in a "comfort zone".. Palestine, Iraq, Syria, Somalia etc.

Think of these and say a little prayer at least.. In Arabic.. Khlast ... meaning "thats it".. My little piece of ramblings and thoughts for now.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Time and Tide

Its a rainy, albeit windy morning in Treforest where I live; my mind not at rest, thoughts of exams and assesment deadlines as well as work and work-out schedule (yeah, i'm vain like that - lost 40Kg in 3 months to buffer my point of being vain).
Anyway, I came across a blog of a new friend, I met from work where I volunteer and I recalled my blog as well (not that I forgot about it anyway)... I however over the next few months will be keeping a personal diary of this "new found land", video recording of my adventures in mountain climbing as well as sky-diving ... hehehe.. (I'm brave like that).... and my quest to learn to speak Arabic and Chinese.
I will also try not to forget to talk about politics in Nigeria (I follow closely - as I have political ambitions as well) ...
Keep following guys, TT's blog is not dying anytime soonest :)