Friday, July 31, 2009

The Life and Times of Fela Kuti

BIOGRAPHY


Fela was born Olufela Olusegun Oludotun Ransome-Kuti in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria,] to a middle-class family. His mother, Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, the first Nigerian woman to drive a car, was a feminist activist in the anti-colonial movement and his father, Reverend Israel Oludotun Ransome-Kuti, a Protestant minister and school principal, was the first president of the Nigerian Union of Teachers. His brothers, Dr. Beko Ransome-Kuti and Olikoye Ransome-Kuti both medical doctors, are well known in Nigeria.
Fela was sent to London in 1958 to study medicine but decided to study music instead at the Trinity College of Music. While there he formed the band Koola Lobitos, playing a style of music that he would later call afrobeat. The style was a fusion of African jazz and funk with West African highlife. In 1961, Fela married his first wife, Remilekun (Remi) Taylor, with whom he would have three children (Femi, Yeni, and Sola). In 1963, Fela moved back to Nigeria, re-formed Koola Lobitos and trained as a radio producer for the Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation. In 1969, Fela took the band to the United States. While there, Fela discovered the Black Power movement through Sandra Smith (now Izsadore)—a partisan of the Black Panther Party—which would heavily influence his music and political views and renamed the band Nigeria ’70. Soon, the Immigration and Naturalization Service was tipped off by a promoter that Fela and his band were in the US without work permits. The band then performed a quick recording session in Los Angeles that would later be released as The ’69 Los Angeles Sessions.

Fela and his band, renamed Africa '70', returned to Nigeria. He then formed the Kalakuta Republic, a commune, a recording studio, and a home for many connected to the band that he later declared independent from the Nigerian state. Fela set up a nightclub in the Empire Hotel, named the Afro-Spot and then the Afrika Shrine, where he performed regularly. Fela also changed his middle name to Anikulapo (meaning "he who carries death in his pouch"),[4] stating that his original middle name of Ransome was a slave name. The recordings continued, and the music became more politically motivated. Fela's music became very popular among the Nigerian public and Africans in general. In fact, he made the decision to sing in Pidgin English so that his music could be enjoyed by individuals all over Africa, where the local languages spoken are very diverse and numerous. As popular as Fela's music had become in Nigeria and elsewhere, it was also very unpopular with the ruling government, and raids on the Kalakuta Republic were frequent. During 1972 Ginger Baker recorded Stratavarious with Fela appearing alongside Bobby Gass.


On his release Expensive Shit, Fela recounted that in 1974, the police arrived with a search warrant and a cannabis joint, which they had intended to plant on Fela. He became wise to this and swallowed the joint. In response, the police took him into custody and waited to examine his feces. Fela enlisted the help of his prison mates and gave the police someone else's feces, and Fela was freed.

In 1977 Fela and the Afrika ’70 released the hit album Zombie, a scathing attack on Nigerian soldiers using the zombie metaphor to describe the methods of the Nigerian military. The album was a smash hit with the people and infuriated the government, setting off a vicious attack against the Kalakuta Republic, during which one thousand soldiers attacked the commune. Fela was severely beaten, and his elderly mother was thrown from a window, causing fatal injuries. The Kalakuta Republic was burned, and Fela's studio, instruments, and master tapes were destroyed. Fela claimed that he would have been killed if it were not for the intervention of a commanding officer as he was being beaten. Fela's response to the attack was to deliver his mother's coffin to the main army barrack in Lagos and write two songs, "Coffin for Head of State" and "Unknown Soldier," referencing the official inquiry that claimed the commune had been destroyed by an unknown soldier.
Fela and his band then took residence in Crossroads Hotel as the Shrine had been destroyed along with his commune. In 1978 Fela married 27 women, many of whom were his dancers, composers, and singers to mark the anniversary of the attack on the Kalakuta Republic. Later, he was to adopt a rotation system of keeping only twelve simultaneous wives. The year was also marked by two notorious concerts, the first in Accra in which riots broke out during the song Zombie," which led to Fela being banned from entering Ghana. The second was at the Berlin Jazz Festival after which most of Fela's musicians deserted him, due to rumors that Fela was planning to use the entirety of the proceeds to fund his presidential campaign.Despite the massive setbacks, Fela was determined to come back. He formed his own political arty, which he called Movement of the People. In 1979 he put himself forward for President in Nigeria's first elections for more than a decade but his candidature was refused. At this time, Fela created a new band called Egypt 80 and continued to record albums and tour the country. He further infuriated the political establishment by dropping the names of ITT vice-president Moshood Abiola and then General Olusegun Obasanjo at the end of a hot-selling 25-minute political screed titled "I.T.T. (International Thief-Thief)." In 1984, he was again attacked by the Military government, who jailed him on a dubious charge of currency smuggling. His case was taken up by several human-rights groups, and after 20 months, he was released from prison by General Ibrahim Babangida. On his release he divorced his 12 remaining wives, saying that "marriage brings jealousy and selfishness."
Once again, Fela continued to release albums with Egypt 80, made a number of successful tours of the United States and Europe and also continued to be politically active. In 1986, Fela performed in Giants Stadium in New Jersey as part of the Amnesty International Conspiracy of Hope concert, sharing the bill with Bono, Carlos Santana, and the Neville Brothers. In 1989, Fela & Egypt 80 released the anti-apartheid "Beasts of No Nation" album that depicts on its cover U.S. President Ronald Reagan, UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and South African Prime Minister P.W. Botha with fangs dripping blood. is album output slowed in the 1990s, and eventually he stopped releasing albums altogether. The battle against military corruption in Nigeria was taking its toll, especially during the rise of ictator Sani Abacha. Rumors were also spreading that he was suffering from an illness for which he was refusing treatment. On 3 August 1997, Olikoye Ransome-Kuti, already a prominent AIDS activist and former Minister of Health, stunned the nation by announcing his younger brother's death a day earlier from Kaposi's sarcoma brought on by AIDS. (Their younger brother Beko was in jail at this time at the hand of Abacha for political activity). More than a million people attended Fela's funeral at the site of the old Shrine compound. A new Africa Shrine has opened since Fela's death in a different section of Lagos under the supervision of his son Femi Kuti.


Music


The musical style performed by Fela Kuti is called Afrobeat, which is essentially a fusion of jazz, funk, psychedelic rock, and traditional West African chants and rhythms. As Iwedi Ojinmah points out in his Article "Baba is Dead - Long Live Baba," Afrobeat also borrows heavily from the native "tinker pan" African-style percussion that Kuti acquired while studying in Ghana with Hugh Masakela, under the uncanny Hedzoleh Soundz. Afrobeat is also characterized by having vocals, and musical structure, along with jazzy, funky horn sections. The endless groove is also used, in which a base rhythm of drums, shekere, muted guitar, and bass guitar are repeated throughout the song.
His band was notable for featuring two baritone saxophones, whereas most groups using this instrument only use one. This is a common technique in African and African-influenced musical styles, and can be seen in funk and hip-hop. Some elements often present in Fela's music are the call-and-response within the chorus and figurative but simple lyrics. Fela's songs were almost always over 10 minutes in length, some reaching the 20- or even 30-minute marks, while some unreleased tracks would last up to 45 minutes when performed live.
This was one of many reasons that his music never reached a substantial degree of popularity outside of Africa. His songs were mostly sung in Nigerian pidgin, although he also performed a few songs in the Yoruba language. Fela's main instruments were the saxophone and the keyboards, but he also played the trumpet, guitar, and took the occasional drum solo. Fela refused to perform songs again after he had already recorded them, which also hindered his popularity outside Africa. Fela was known for his showmanship, and his concerts were often quite outlandish and wild. He referred to his stage act as the Underground Spiritual Game. Fela attempted making a movie but lost all the materials to the fire that was set to his house by the military government in power.

Fela Kuti

Birth name:
Olufela Olusegun Oludotun Ransome-Kuti
Also known as Fela Anikulapo KutiFela Ransome-Kuti

Born:
15 October 1938(1938-10-15)

Origin:
Abeokuta, Nigeria
Died:
2 August 1997 (aged 58)

Genre(s):
Afrobeat
Occupation(s):
Singer-songwrite Instrumentalist, Activist

Insrutment(s):
Saxophone, Vocal, Keyboards, Trumphet, Guitar, Drums.

Years active:
1958 - 1997

Label(s):
Barclay/PolyGram Records, Barclay/Universal Records, Barclay/MCA/Universal Records, Shanachie Records, Celluloid records, EMI Records Nigeria, JVC Records, Wrasse records

Associated acts:
Africa '70, Egypt 80, Koola Lobitos, Nigeria ’70, Ginger Baker, Tony Allen, Femi Kuti, Seun Kuti, Roy Ayers


SASSY

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Kokomansion takes a new twist and More Sassy Updates..

Guess viewers have not seen anything yet as the much acclaimed D'Banj's KOKOMANSION is taking a new twist. Not only that, it's no doubt ascertaining the fact that it is made to be the Naija "PLAYBOY MANSION" look alike.
After the eviction show or na party dem call am..lol (that sent Rekena and Victoria packing), A pretty looking 25 year old by the name Isi Munirat moved in with the kokolets, she is based in the Netherlands, and works as a travel agent.
Rekena, Victoria and Rita were up for eviction. Rekena and Victoria were sent packing when it was all said and done…. so so sad.


GUS VI....Gone Biased?


Got so many complaints of recent about Naija's most innovative Reality Tv show - The Gulder Ultimate Search- that has led many people into the coonclusion that the reality show is not just biased but that the said "Council of Elders" already have their own targeted last man standing. Many cited the last two episode as not just revealing but also one that speaks so much volume.

This has kept many wondering, ST will keep you posted as soon as we get enough details.






JULY'S EDITION OF FRIDAY NYT COMMEDY LAFF...
July's Edition of the Friday ComedyLaff is on friday and much have been said about this yet to come edition so I guess it's not something o miss anyway...
The "YORIYORI" crooners - Bracket - would be performing and many Top Comedians like BasketMouth and Ay would be on stage to thrill the audience.



Venue is the Magnolia Hall City Mall Onikan-Lagos and time is 6pm.
You can grab a ticket at Cubes (SilverBird Galleria) Newscafe (Shorite) and Inspiration fm.

Friday nite Comedy laff is powered by inspiration fm and is proudly supported by DAna Air.



More to come.
How has the day been?


xoxo


SASSY

Friday, July 24, 2009

EKO ONI BAJE!!!

Its no doubt the advent of a new era in Lagos and most lagosians are still thrilled at the great deal of change unleashed by one of the Top five Governors in Naija.
Bit by bit, we all look forward eagerly to the Lasgidi of our dreams and post a mental image of it in the next few years in our Memory.

When Governor Raji Fashola came into power after the last tenure of popular Ex Bola Tinubu (known as ojuyobo), so many people think it's going to be the God father and God son swagger and most of the BBP (Bad Belle People) look forward to another Anambra State look alike crisis or the Kwara State kind of God father God son fuck ups...
But alas, we were all caught unawares and presently AC (Action Congress) still remains a party to reckon with in the South-West. All thanks to Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

Raji Tunde Fashola has made for himself a name and that name would linger on in the mouth and hearts of all Lagosians even in many years to come.
An average Lagosian would tell you that though fashola has this smiling and ever friendly face, he is a no-nonsense kind of person and whatever he sets out to do in his mind, there is no going back.

Oshodi is one of the many places that has gone through the potent FASHOLA's magical touch! Being one of the most razz and unfriendly places in lagos where anything goes and no crime in the whole of this world is a new thing, Oshodi make boost of the greatest chunk of Lasgidi's population with a kind of hustle and bustle you just can't find in any other part of Lagos.
Apart from housing big time robbers, area boys, area mommas and the like, it is an abode for the homeless, familiar spirits and even the akudayas (Dead people said to come back to life to live again). And of course all these cliques of people buy and sell in the then popular Oshodi Market.
When Governor Fashola announced the "Rebranding"..lol of Oshodi, people winked their noses and shoved it aside. Most of the people in his cabinet even advised him to - LEAVE THAT SIDE!

But today, oshodi has become a dream come true and it's an evidence of good things to come in lagos.
Presently, the sexy hot corporate cabs, the well airconditioned BRT buses, the well lite streets and the road beautification is enough reasons to say We are getting there!
Though there are still issues about road, good drainage and the likes, but The rebranding of lagos has come a long way and we can only hope that the best is truly yet to come.
We surely aint seen nothing yet, Lagos will be another small london in naija while states like Crossriver and Jos would only fit in as second best.

EKO ONI BAJE OOO!!!


Off topic: BSNC and Naijagurl perspective just diappear ni? Abeg make una come back to blogsville o, I think the break una take don do..lol..xx


xoxo


SASSY

Thursday, July 23, 2009

MY WOMB AWAITS THEE…

video


I don’t know what you think when you see a little tot stroll by or smile at you but I feel a kind of warmness and joy within me that can be described as one without measure…
Their innocence…
Their warm hearts…
Their sweet smile that reveals their tiny sets of milk teeth…
Oh my... they are just so sweet…
And willingly I wait the day when my monthly bliss would stop and dodge a tot in my willing womb…
The day I will bear with joy the pains and gains of pregnancy…
Its tenure, its duration…lol
‘Cos the gift of a child is a blessing that can never be bought with gold by the richest gold merchant…
Ask a waiting young wife and a man termed with the word “IMPOTENT”…
And they will tell even with their expression and the deep look on their face how the pain of being a childless couple stings…
At the right time and season, don’t hold back from me Oh Lord…
Let my table be surrounded by them and let their giggles and laughter comfort the longing in my soul…


*This is for sweet Moyinoluwa Y. - even if you can only gaze...Lol, mummy would read it aloud and interpret it in the best way you can understand. WELCOME TO THE WORLD!!!
*This is also for all the little sweet konkolos worldwide too, you are all so special..xx

And I hope you all feel the humor and the joy in the video, the kind of joy only children could give.




xoxoxo



SASSY

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

dAREY aRT aLADE to host SMVA 2009


Quintessential Entertainer Darey Art Alade has been selected as the host for the Second edition of the 2009 Sound City Music Video awards. Soundcity is Nigeria’s music TV’s top honors and their awards are usually traditionally hosted by A-list musicians including recent comperes Dbanj and Ashionye.

Darey is a consummate host of major industry events and awards and a proven talent who always makes it looks easy. Also known for his good dress sense, bright smile and witty banters, Darey sure appeals to a broad audience. Fresh from an amazing performance at this year’s Hiphopworld awards which was rated as world class, Darey’s hit single ‘Not the Girl’ from his Un.DAREY.ted album has spent more than six months on various charts across the country.

‘He can hold the screen and can hold a stage. It doesn’t hurt that he looks amazing in anything he wears’ a member of his team at Soul Muzik says. In addition to the news that Darey will be hosting the Soundcity Music Video Award in August, the R&B pathfinder leads the packs of Nigerians nominated at this year’s Channel O Awards with two nominations for ‘Best R&B Video’ and ‘Best male video’. The award ceremony holds on October 29 at the Carnival City, Gauteng.
Darey was in January 2009 named anchor at The Future Awards shortly after he hosted Project Fame West Africa in 2008. ‘The ton of awards and ceremonies Darey has hosted is uncountable, and he’d sure make his fans and the organizers proud at SMVA’ his manager said in Lagos this week. The Sound city Music Video awards, an elaborate showbiz ceremony holds in Lagos on July 31 and August 1, 2009


Courtesy WeRunThings.


xoxo


SASSY

TG-1st Thursday... July Edition (Michael Jackson Edition) in pictures!

It was all pomp and pagentry during the last TG-1st Thursday (Thank God First Thursday pronounced Tee Gee First Gee) hosted by The Silverbird Galleria every first thursday of the month at the The galleria, Ahmadu-Bello Way, Victoria Island Lagos. This edition was held in the loving memory of The King of Pop and the so many excited crowds (fans) and performers displayed to the world how much they so loved him.
2face Idibia, Mode Nine, Kaffy and so many Naija stars performed at the Event.

Find below, pictures from the funfilled events courtesy of The Silverbird Galleria.

Enjoy

xoxo


The excited fans

Fans...More Fans


Kaffy doing her thingy...

Naija Hottest queen of dance...


Face of Kc Presh


Kaffy

The Michael Jackson effects..

Wacko Jacko effects..





2face Idibia...





Mode Nine...

Babes having fun...


SASSY

Friday, July 17, 2009

WHAT A WEEK!!!


Now the day is over
Night is drawing nigh
Shadows of the evening
Still across the sky...

You remember that hymn don't yah? You better do...lol
I have always looked forward to singing that hymn every single day of my life way back then in primary school. Truth is I have never enjoyed primary school abeg and I look forward to closing hour with great enthusiasm and zeal. Aint we all guilty of that?

Immediately the closing bell goes off ....oh my..oh my!
We will all scream and jump up while we grab our bags and run down to the assembly hall to say the closing prayers and we all sing with great gusto and passion - the kain sing wey we no sing for morning assembly. lol.

You can imagine the over excitement we would exume then when it is a friday, the sheer thought of staying away from school for two days is enough to make us sing and bring down the roof of the hall as our voices can be heard miles away from the barricaded walls of our school hall.... Great lil' Choristers we were then...hmnn!

If I actually thought those days and eras were past gone, then I might just be in for a shocker 'cos fridays still remains my No 1 day in the whole of the week till date. Though for different reasons now sha.

And believe me I have looked forward to today (This friday) and now that it's here I can't but thank God for the two days peace of mind I will enjoy after a very tough week... oh yeah.. a very very tough and tight week!

Although there are some things one can't do without going through in this Lagos of a place but I would say this week's case is way off the board and it's an extreme case that won't stop baffling me sha... I can't but Screeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaam out.... "WHAT A WEEK!!!!!!!!!" as I keep counting hours and looking forward to 6pm.


Raaaaaaaaaaainnnnnnnnnn!
Yes, the rain has been really ........ this week. You know how it is when it's raining on the Island end of Lasgidi, Naija don't yah? I find myself swimming... oh yeah... swimming in the durty durty water that got the whole beautiful roads and environs floded. This type of rain water gushing out from every nook and cranny had been cooked with such ingredients as dirts, urine, probably feaces and what have you... I can't help but pray fervently for this Raining season to just come to an end. Though it's really refreshing and ofcourse its a blessing from mother nature but the one wey e do don do abeg.

Traaaaaaaaaafffffffffiiiiick!

This week's traffic has been one of a kind. Na that kain dem dey call traffic without mercy. Every nook and cranny of Lasgidi is totally congested and one has to wait till very late at night before venturing into the long journey home. Hei!!! This is just not funny. The cracky body ache you go through sitting in the car for hours while moving slowly in the yeye queue na something else and to cap it up the thought of waking early the next day can give you hypertension. Shey dis one no be suffering so? Suffering and smiling like the late King of Afrobeat would sey.

Raaaaannddddddddddddyy Bosses!

Why can't durty old pappys leave young young gurls alone just for once?! Why can't young married men finish from work and go home to their wives?!!! This is the worst week for me 'cos most of my boses eyeing me showed me Wehhn! as in weeeehhhhhhhhn! I was almost pushed to locking myself up in the "Ladies" on Wednesday and having a very good cry. This is just not fair. And to cap it up in a working environment like mine, na yawa o! I received about three memos and queries alone for no offence whatsoever from two randy boss. (One young and one Old Agbaya) Peeps, it wasn't funny! The young one is one big time flirts that has literally slept with every lady in sight for that office and the Old one is another big time pretender too. They both have money to spend and are guys you can term Lagos Big Boyz... but hey! When you no do, you no do na niyen joor! Free me!!!!!! I go survive sha.

Bloooooooooggggging!

Believe me, I have started a total of about five blogs before this that I have given up on and it is more like a tale of starting one, getting fed up and starting another! Then the advent of ST put a stop to them all 'cos I eventually ended up doing a variety thingy and spared myself the headache I would have to go through restraining myself to just one particular thing. Now I can do fashion if I choose to or venture into Entertainment and Events if I want to. Nurrin spoil....lol. But believe me Blogging no be small job o, like a friend would sey... Na Potato?!!!! Abeg no be potato! Na serious work and it takes perseverance and real hard work to update often Thumbs Up my fellow Bloggers in the Blogger's mansion... no be small thing abeg!

So this week is gone now shey, gone and would soon be history, but in all, we must endeavour to give thanks 'cos there are yet some priviledges we still enjoy than the fellow next door even if we think it's cool to virtually complain about everything (Good or Bad) we pass through journeying through life.

Enjoy your weekend peeps and always have it in mind that "Some people own worse pass yah own" And life should be enjoyed anyway because its way too short to carry a long face the whole day.

Luv you all loads...


xxx

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Sexy and Hot in PLATFORMS...

Hallo peeps!


ST is back once more with hot fashion trends that gives you that hot summer appeal..lol
Figure out we all know Platform heels are No-Do-Without now 'cos they are really taking the center stage on the scene and every sassy lady out there is clavouring for one.
Good enough, they are so designed in such a way that they can suit both Corporate/Formal and Casual outfit.





Styles varies from the Platform pumps to the Platform peep toes with straps and Platform sandals.
Playing along with colors is cool too and aint that a bad idea 'cos it defines your taste and swagga...yummy!
One major advantage that comes with all Platform heels is the Sweet comfort it gives to your feet.



Oh yeah.. the platform advantage I will call it, this makes it so easy to carry makes your steps so graceful too...way to go!!!

So whichever you prefer - the six inch and above or the six inch and below, just digg it and look fab!
Comm'n, Let's get sexy and show off some hot legs... after all it's all about getting it and flaunting it..lol



xoxoxo...


Sassy


Friday, July 10, 2009

The GUS VI Contestants....HEROES OF THE ORDER

The ten able bodied and intelligent young adults expected to feature in this year’s edition of the popular Gulder Ultimate Search has finally been shortlisted.
The selection process which began with about 15,000 applicants pruned down to 108 from across the country, further reduced to about 40 who were taken to the Citizen & leadership Training School, Apapa would be concluded at the Lagoon Restaurant, Victoria Island.10 contestants would e picked from a total of 18 expected to emerge from School sea school, Apapa.
The journey for these ten lucky youths in their quest for fame and fortune would then begin as the proceed to Omodo Forest in Aagba, Osun State, the following week to begin their search for the horn of valour.

The search begins July 18th to last till August 7th and the man or woman who finds the treasure would exchange it on August 7th for N7million, an SUV worth about N10million and another N500, 000 wardrobe allowance.
All the other contestants also have a chance to win prizes with the least or tenth placed contestant expected to go home with N450, 000. As in the previous searches, the last woman standing would win an additional N1million, that is, in an event where a woman does not find that treasure at the end.

Gulder Ultimate Search is an adventure-type reality TV show that brings together 10 brave hearts that embark on the search for a buried treasure and are faced with the challenge of survival against nature. They compete amongst themselves to become the Ultimate man.
The show last for 21 days where the contestants are exposed to the cruelty of nature and have to summon all their physical and psychological survivor instincts to remain in the competition Gulder, the Ultimate beer, as usual, has promised to take television entertainment to the next level with GUS 6.

Television viewers and indeed the international audience are in for 21 days of the best in Entertainment, an original Nigerian Adventure programme with international standards Gulder Ultimate Search, Nigeria’s first reality television programme is arguably, the most watched reality programme to hit television screens with more and more viewers getting involved.
It is in its sixth season, having earlier held in Snake Island, Lagos, Obudu Ranch Resort in Cross River State, Nifor in Edo State, Shere Hills, Jos in Plateau State and Awgu Hills in Enugu State.
Watch this page for updates on the Series.

OTHER SASSY UPDATES

MTN Project parry will hold tomorrow in Ogba end of Lasgidi for Naija. Jazz B (Inspirational fm), Tuface Idibia amongst others would be special guests at the event. 15 contestants would be shortlisted from the now 18 ones standing. Click this page for more to come updates.

Duncan Mighty's album launch holds tomorrow, tune on this page for updates on the event.

Luv yah all loads.

xoxoxo


SASSY

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Second Half Resolution..


When you feel
Your heart’s guarded
And you see
The break started
When the clouds
Have all departed
You’ll be right
Here with me
When your tears
Have dried form cryin’
And the world
Has turned to silent
When the clouds
Have all departed
You’ll be right

Here with me


Oh yeah, I listened again and again and yet again and believe me it all looked as if I’m just following the lyrics allover for the very first time…
The song has just spoken to me and I felt a heavy shield loosen its bolt on my heart
It dawned on me this morning that 2009 is fast rounding up its cause
Soon we will all shake hands and give out the same ol’ warm embrace as we wish one another “A HAPPY NEW YEAR”

Yesterday someone just came into our office to see my big boss.. though he was not available, the guy decided to drop his message –as according to him, the message should be attended to with immediate effect.
The message was on my table and curious me decided to satisfy my urgent “curiosity kills the cat virus”
Biko, no be me get lerra o (abi letter deni) believe me when I saw the so-called sample thing the guy brought from the Corporate Comms dept of the company, I burst out laughing.
Chineke o, na so all my colleagues just gather wan do looku looku, and of course they tuned on to my lane as we all laughed with water streaming down our eyes.

What the thing is abi? No worry I will tell una and I know una go hisss…. Shureeeeeeee! (As in sure kelebe!) Believ me some people no get work… gaskia!

The guy brought a sample of how this year’s “Seasons Greetings” card would look like and need the approval of my big boss. Shey you see why I said una go hisss no be small?!...lol
For July?... sorry June as it was yesterday anyway… ewo! People no get work.

Why would you be designing Christmas card in June? Beats me sha. Maybe na me no understand abeg make una make me understand… biko!

Why this illustration?
It narrows down to the fact that this thing go do us all like film trick.
Sooner than we expect, December 2009 will come knocking on our doors and hey! It would be the ned of another year once more.
What really were your new year resolutions in 2008? (December 31st to be prĂ©cised – you know that day you went to church for the new year’s eve)
How many of these dreams and aspirations have been fulfilled?
On my own path, I get plenry (as in planty – need to redefine my ghetto slangs) and believe me I’m yet to see the fulfillment of even daya! (as in one in hausa)

So you can now understand my predicament o, when Brandy’s Right Here (Departed) lyrics starts making a whole dose of sense to me even after listening to it a thousand and one times before (No be my fault o… I just like the song die)
But I refuse to break down in deep depression ‘cos I have come to the realization that it won’t get me past my door.

I need to refuel…
I need to believe more in me and make me become what me want to be…
I need to work harder to see to the fulfillment of the dream of MOI…
I need to network right with the people that has been ordained to take me there..
I need to add more zeal and enthusiasm to my approach to my job…
I need to have all the fun too and make life a worthwhile place to live for me and others..
I need to lighten up and loosen up all work makes MOI a priry (as in pretty) dull bimbo…lol
And so do you?

Even when it seems like hey… nothing is worth achieving no more
Or if it looks like you’re so down and disappointed at the out turn of the first half…
Look up sweets, there is a silver lining right there on the sky, dunno if you see but I can see it..
And it only reminds me of one thing… I WILL GET THERE STILL… the obstacles are only there to streghthen…

Happy new Juli July to you all…
Make good use of this second half, you’ll sure be a better person for it…
Make I dash una Brandy’s lyrics to enjoy..lol, quite difficult uploading videos on my blog and I don’t know why,but will try see what I can do about it…lol
But the lyrics still go do sumrin (as in something)

When you feel
Your heart’s guarded
And you see
The break started

When the clouds
Have all departed
You’ll be right
Here with me

Dark child
You’ll be right
Here with me
Oh-oh
You’ll be right
Here with me

When your life
Is going too fast
Off the train tracks
I can slow it down

Just when you think
You ‘bout to turn back
Scared you might crash
I’ll be your ground

{Chorus}
When you feel
Your heart’s guarded
And you see
The break started
When the clouds
Have all departed
You’ll be right
Here with me
When your tears
Have dried form cryin’
And the world
Has turned to silent
When the clouds
Have all departed
You’ll be right
Here with me

I’ll be right
Here with you
You’ll be right

Here with me

When you’re so trapped
And there’s just no key
And you can’t breathe
I’ll breathe for you

The fire’s got you down
On both knees
And the walls
Are closing in

But I’ll be breaking through

And when you feel alone
I’m a be ya home
When others come and go
Ya know I got you

{Chorus}

I will be
Your strength
Your shelter
Shield you
From the rain

When you feel
{Chorus}

I’ll be right
Here with you
You’ll be right
Here with me (3x)
Yeah
……



xxx

LIBRA
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