Sunday, February 17, 2013

We Thank God For Dame Patience Jonathan, But...

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Dame Patience and Goodluck Jonathan at portrait unveiling

I am very happy for Dame Patience Jonathan. In a recent thanksgiving for her continued good health, she talked about her three months in the hospital, her near-death experience and how she survived thus:

“I remember when Chief Obasanjo was the President of the country, I was close to his late wife, Stella. We worshiped together in this chapel. It was a painful moment for me that time when she (Stella) died and her corpse was brought here. That was how my corpse would have been brought here. It was not an easy experience for me. I actually died, I passed out for more than a week. My intestine and tummy were opened.

“I am not Lazarus but my experience was similar to his. My doctors said all hope was lost. “A black doctor in London who is with us in this service was flown in when the situation became critical. It was God himself in His infinite mercy that said I will return to Nigeria. God woke me up after seven days.

Kim Kardashian in Nigeria - Blink and You Miss Her

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Seriously, I wonder why event promoters even bother sometimes. Like I said when the Williams sisters stopped over in Nigeria, "I wonder at the money spent on bringing international celebrities to Nigeria. Could the money be better used?" At least Serena and Venus were there for a few days and held tennis classes and  spoke at events about their sport.

That unfortunately cannot be said for Kim Kardashian. She spent barely an hour at the event she was invited for, just to take pictures with Darey, Tuface and Tiwa. I hope those who paid for the event felt they got their money's worth. Not to throw shade or anything, but what again is Kim K famous for? I want to say sex tape, but I won't. Oh yes, she runs a fashion business with her sisters, but I know her Nigerian visit was not to show/launch a clothes line or perfume.

I get it now, Nigeria will be a 2-second clip in the next season of her reality show. Maybe.

Networking on Social Media for African Entrepreneurs

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As part of the line up of events for this year’s social media week, Mayven PR in association with Social Media Week New York (SMWNYC), and IBOM LLC will be hosting a panel and networking session on social media for African entrepreneurs in New York City.

Currently in its fifth year, Social Media Week is a week-long worldwide event that explores the social, cultural and economic impact of social media in our ever changing and evolving world. Other cities participating in this leg of the event include Paris, Miami, Tokyo, Hamburg, Singapore, Milan, Copenhagen, Washington D.C, and Lagos. This is the first time, that an African city will be a part of this innovative, global platform and community that has come to be recognized for collaboration, learning and sharing of ideas and information.

Sons, Girlfriends, and Prospective Mothers-in-Law

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“I will kill you, kill you!” She screamed, as she tightened her grip on the knife.

It was a Saturday morning that started just like any other ordinary day but for Nike it was a special day – one that she did not look forward to. Will she like me? Won’t she think I’m too fat or too short? She thought to herself. She would have remained on the bed tossing and turning if not for the consistent vibration under her pillow. She tried to ignore it, but the vibration started to make her head buzz irritatingly. She gave up and reached for the phone under the pillow.


“Don’t tell me you’re still sleeping, I should be at your place in thirty minutes tops.” It was Niyi’s baritone.

Nike placed the phone down in a flash, without ending the call. She flew into the bathroom, grabbed her toothbrush and in between brushing her teeth and running her bath water – she brought out the prospective costumes for the day. The jeans and tank top was all wrong because she felt it would make her look unserious and the skirt suit was too severe, that will make her look too formal.

Who Knows Where I Can Find Icheku Fruit?

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It looks like a black valentine bouquet but it's just a bunch of a fruit I loved and would gorge on sometimes while still in Nigeria. I want some now! LOL...

Happy weekend people. Let's shake off and have some fun. This is called Icheku in Igbo, what is it called in your Nigerian or African language? Is there an English or botanical name? Most importantly, where can I find some to buy outside Nigeria, specifically in the USA North-west?

Yemi Blaq - February Man Candy #17

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Yemi Blaq is a versatile Nollywood actor, one of the best out there, and I watch out for his movies since his head-turning performance in Letters to a Stranger. His eyes, about tall, dark and handsome. Yemi is married, and I find it sexy that he often talks about his wife, who is a writer too :)