Thursday, December 31, 2009

Time to tick...

Just like a vision flashed before the very eyes of a man...
2009 takes its space in the world of history...
Just like all other past years... It gradually fades off... never to return...
In less than 12 hours... we will all witness the advent of another year...

Another vision?
Another mission?
Or probably a carry over of the one before?

As it ticks off...reminisce
As it's not yet over until it's over..




Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Naija Men and Traditional Norms

... Is the future making sense?

Some ladies call this love with no bounds, unconditional love!

See how life is treating men. I'm sure some ladies won't mind all men being like this!

I wonder if this is love, madness, slavery or evil machination? May this never be our portion.

I hear the men say a loud AMEN!!!

Peeps on blogsville, I nearly got my rosy cheeks slapped this morning because of this picture and the message right beside it. How e take happen? Where e take happen? I go yarn una make una chill…lol

This picture and message started its journey of circulation this morning in my office o and it raised so many unpleasant comments from the guys or rather a large percent of the guys.

“Why would I do dishes and tie my own child on my back? Na jazz?!”…One guy said.

“God forbid, the woman must have washed kurukurru from her private part into the guy’s soup! Afiam!!” Another mumu guy chirped in.

“Ha!!!! If Na me, my mama go don come from village come organize serious deliverance for me” (Indeed dumb skull! Mchew!!!)

And bladibladibla…na so they raked on and on and won’t stop o.

Ewoooooooooooooo! I just can’t believe!!! So guys in this present age can open their rotten mouth and talk like this? When will unnecessary pride and ego end in these naija men’s lives? When will they open their eyes and just see some things and just wake up from traditional slumber?
And we go talk sey we read book and we wan better pass our papas, grand and great grand papas!!!!

Why some of them go school self? Why not sit in the village and keep up with the maintenance of the family farm? Mchewwww!

It got to a stage where I cum put my own join and that was when serious katakata burst and some guy nearly slap my face. What I said shey? Okay I said bobos wait o, but you don’t have to tie the baby on your backs now, you can just strap it with a Baby Strap in front of you and embrace it warmly and that was when the argument transcend to another level entirely.

“Sassy, shut up and stop staying rubbish! Why would I strap my child in front of me when I’m not a kangaroo? Only kangaroos are designed to do that. My wife won’t even dare strap my own baby like that in front of her chest, she have to tie him properly at her back the traditional way. This is not yankee, this is African!” “That is why this days’ kids are so daft… my mother tied me on her back, she no strap me with baby strap.” (Story!)

Oooooooooooooooo…… okay oooo! Na so all the ladies for our office –it’s a pity they are just few of us – started serious wahala with our bobos dem o.

Eweee! Na so I talk ooo. Abi people, wetin una go talk? I’m so dazed and pissed off at the same time.

These are the same guys that embrace modern norms like hugging a fellow female colleague and giving them a peck on both sides of their cheeks as a mode of greetings (How dem no go like that one?! Guinea fowls!!!) Na that kain tradition dem fit inculcate from the western world ba? But to strap dem own pikin for front na big deal and dem wife too must not do that 'cos according to their newly made theory "Strapping a baby on your chest will automatically turn the baby to a mumu, Babies should be tied to their Mother's back"… goddam moda f**kers!

Shey na working class woman go dey carry iro and oja about abi?
One was even like that is against the Yoruba tradition! Biko abeg make we see road. Chei!!!

How una dey jare?



Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Good Bye to Talk Show.. Tyra Banks

After five seasons, two Daytime Emmy awards and too many girl-power episodes to count, Tyra Banks is announcing the end of "The Tyra Show."

"This will be the last season of The Tyra Show," Banks tells PEOPLE exclusively. "I've been loving having fun, coming into your living rooms, bedrooms, hair salons for the past 5 years."
Wrapping at the end of its fifth season in the spring of 2010, it will be lights out for the show that brought viewers memorable weave-exposing, cellulite-revealing and tear-jerking moments.

Bank will focus on the launch of Bankable Studios, a N.Y.-based film production company currently reviewing possible projects. Sticking to her mission, Banks aims to bring "positive images of women to the big screen," says an industry insider.

"My next huge steps will allow me to reach more women and young girls to help us all feel as fierce as we truly are," Banks says.
Adds the insider: "Tyra is sad because she'll be missing so much of the daily connection to her viewers, but excited at the same time to be taking on a new challenge."

With encouragement from filmmaker Tyler Perry and longtime mentor Oprah Winfrey, Banks is "redefining beauty for women in film," adds the source. "With Oprah's big announcement this year, I think that gave Tyra the confidence to get out there and follow her longtime dream of film producing."

But fashion fiends worry not. "America's Next Top Model" is slated to return for its 15th season in February along with Banks's ABC show "True Beauty."

"There's a lot cooking right now and a lot of fire burning in my heart," Banks writes in an open letter on her Web site. "And I salute you my amazing family of viewers; without you there never would have been a Tyra Show. I really love you all."


Monday, December 28, 2009


It's time for SASSY to give honor to whom honor is due and to spank the Fashion Offenders of 2009...

Chei! Mummy!!! This one too much nah...

Way off it! This is definately not an outdoor thingy, what da heck was she thinking of?

If you have gat it, flaunt it but definately not in this murderous manner biko! And for the blushers... "Over-do" is the right word.

Haba Madam! No comment!!!

Too much of Accessories I guess....hmnn!

Nada! nada!! nada!!!

Watch this page for more..



UMAR FAROUK ABDULMUTALLAB charged... + RIP Maryam Babangida

The Nigerian man who tried to blow up a Northwest Airlines flight travelling to Detroit from Amsterdam on Christmas Day has been formally charged.

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was charged with attempting to destroy the aircraft with an explosive that was attached to his body.

US media have cited unnamed security officials as saying that the suspect has confessed that Al-Qaeda operatives in Yemen trained him for the mission.

They say the suspect told them the attack was planned in Yemen by Al Qaeda members. They sewed an explosive device into his underwear. And told him to blow up the plane as it approached Detroit so that it would produce more casualties and collateral damage on the ground if it crashed into a densely populated area.

As investigations continue, British police have searched addresses in London, including an upscale mansion flat where the suspect is believed to have lived while studying in the city. He was said to be a student of mechanical engineering at University College London between 2005 and 2008.


Former First Lady and founder of the Better Life for Rural Women,
Mrs. Maryam Babangida, is dead.She died at City Hope Hospital, California, United States of America, at 12 noon Nigerian local time, with her husband of over three decades, General Ibrahim Babangida, beside her sick bed.

Maryam, 61, who celebrated her last birthday on her sick bed on November 1, in the American Hospital, battled with Ovarian Cancer before she lost the out yesterday, after three months in the hospital.

May her soul R.I.P



Wednesday, December 23, 2009

"Sesame Street" star - Reed Amini died of Breast Cancer at 63...

Actress Alaina Reed-Amini, best known for her long-running roles as Olivia Robinson on the children's program "Sesame Street" and Rose Lee Holloway on the comedy "227," has died.

Reed-Amini lost a two-year battle with breast cancer at St. John's Medical Center in Santa Monica, California, on Thursday, according to reports.

Reed-Amini, who changed her named from Alaina Reed Hall after she married Tamim Amini in 2008, turned 63 last month. In 1976 she joined the cast of "Sesame Street" as Olivia, a professional photographer and the kid sister of Gordon the teacher. She left the program in 1988 for a role on the NBC sitcom "227."

The actress married her "227" co-star Kevin Peter Hall in 1988. With art imitating life, their characters were married in the final season of the show in 1990. Hall died in 1991 from complications from the AIDS virus that he acquired through a blood transfusion.

Her stage credits include productions of "Chicago" and "Hair." She also appeared in the inspirational one-woman show "Alaina at the Bijou."

Her movie credits include "Cruel Intentions" and "Death Becomes Her." She guest-starred on television shows such as "ER," "NYPD Blue," "The Drew Carey Show" and "Ally McBeal."

Reed-Amini is survived by her husband and two children from her marriage to Hall.


Kefee's VCD... Now on!

Sensational singer, Kefee Obareki Irikefe has officially released the highly anticipated video compilation from her successful album. The VCD includes the award_winning Kokoroko video.

Kokoroko which was directed by talented cinematographer, Wudi Awa notched two awards namely Best Gospel Video and Best Director at the recently held Nigerian Music Video Awards. The VCD features six videos including songs such as Do, Thank You, Kokoroko, Karoviovwe, Body Guard and Thank You My People .

Shot in different locations in UK, Lagos, Sapele, & Shagamu , the videos were directed by talented cinematographers including award_winning, Wudi Awa, Simple Sheddy,& Dan Hart of Light Engine Films,(UK). While unveiling the new work recently to the press, the musician stated that she decided to embark on the project due to popular demand from her teeming fans.

The artiste who recently concluded a successful tour of Europe said, “Expectations is high now and I am working with professionals who know this job well. I want my fans to watch out for these videos.” Kefee’s outfit, Branama Afrique is expected to market the product while it will be distributed by Joemicky Int,l Ltd.

As a way of giving back to her fans, the artiste revealed that CD’s will come with a scratch and win portion where fans will stand the chance of winning a grand prize of a South African trip. She added that there are other consolation prizes such as branded items like Wrist watches and T-Shirts.

In 2010; She’ll be embarking on tours around African countries like Uganda, South- Africa, Ghana and Nigeria, during which full-blown concerts will be organised. On her return, she’ll also embark on another tour, this time on the European circuit.

According to Kefee her follow up album titled ‘Confession’ will be ready mid-next year, while the first singles from the album will be released in March 2010.



I Love you all...

And here comes 2010 with such a strong force that makes me shiverr... arghhhhh!!!
To be candid 2009 had meant a lot to different people... and here it is.. melting before our very eyes leaving behind what I can as well AN HISTORY and A PAST.

We may as well forget so soon that 2009 had buried behind so many dreams, raised false hopes and aspirations and left many on the peak of regret, pain and loss.

But there is this word I love so much... that has transformed me and changed so many things about my state of mind and how I reason. That word is HOPE....

And that is what I will love to give as we all move into the New year...

*Hope enough to believe you will hit it this year
*Hope enough to achieve the extra ordinary
*Hope enough to love and be loved
*Hope enough to work towards the fulfilment of your dreams..
*Hope enough to get a life..

It's really going to be a tough one but with HOPE, the end of 2010 would bring so much laughter and tears of joy....

Have a Merry Xmas and a Fulfilling 2010

I love you all...


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