Saturday, April 26, 2008

what's so special about 9ice?

I don't mince words whenever I say I'm a huge fan of the new Nigerian music industry even though the nudity some of the musical videos showcase baffles me.

What's so special about this guy called 9ice?His 'gongo aso' track seems to be getting more hype everyday.I was watching primetime jamz or is it primetime africa(whatever) last night when a footage of his performance at Alariwo's 10th anniversary was shown.I was amazed at the crowd reception when he came on stage.Almost everybody in that hall stood up to move,dance,shake(God knows) to the song.It was so intresting to note that almost all if not all the so called lagos big girls in that hall stood up to dance and applaude the guy's performance.Even an old 'young' man called D1 of Kennis music fame stood up to appreciate 9ice.I ask again "what's so special about 9ice?"

The talk about town is that 9ice is currently shooting the videos 4 his album.I'm patiently waiting to see if his videos will be able to match the hype the whole of Nigeria has given this young man.

It still pains me dat I don't know how to sing.You can imagine the way I felt when I saw D'banj's house on t.v.Due to this,I'm seriously trying to stop monitoring musical videos and programmes on t.v because the more I see,the more I try to improve on my voice.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008


I don't even know where to start from.My eyes don see for this thing called NYSC.Can you imagine that students I don't even teach are planning to set me up.Up till now,d tin still be like film trick.

What kind of children are we breeding in our secondary schools?Are parents still monitoring their children in school?What is the future of these kids going to look like?

Enough of these moral questions!Let me give you the full gist.

It all started when an s.s 3 friend walked up to me and said 'excuse me sir, I heard something about you'.I didn't take her serious until she continued to repeat it.She said a group of boys in her class said I had 'sinned against them'.I decided to put my investigative skills to practice immediately.This is what I got:
1.I was talking to or getting too close to one of their girls.
2.They just didn't like me because of my charisma,dressing,(or probably because I look too young to be youth corper).

They were planning to set me up last week.I was patiently waiting for them although I fear small because if they plan to beat me up,they go don launch first attack before I go fit do anything.I made sure I let the so called guys realise I already knew about their plans which I guess put a little bit of fear into them.

I made up my mind that I was not going to report them to the school authority but allow them to carry the 'curse' of their actions for the rest of their lives.

Wetin man eye never see 4 this lagos all in the name of serving my fatherland!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Food for Thought

I stumbled on some poems written by a modern African(Nigerian) poet and I feel it will go a long way in redefining what "leadership" should be in Nigeria.Whether we want to accept it or not,we will definitely find ourselves in one leadership role or the other.

I point my index finger at you:
You who say, do not steal,
Do you not rob with your pen?
You who teach, do not lie,
Are you not a glib liar?
You who scold, don't be lazy,
Do you not shirk your responsibility?
You who teach honesty,
Are you not fraudulent?
You who charge others to be loyal,
Are you not a traitor?
You who warn about the dangers of smoking,
Are you not a drug peddler?
You who preach democracy,
Are you not a dictator?
You who exalt good leadership,
Are you not a terrorist?
Do as I say and not as I do
Is now an archaic adage.
Do not expect anyone to uphold
What you yourself are guilty of.