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Friday, August 18, 2017

Frances Okeke: DEAR GOV. AMBODE AND LAWMA

Frances Okeke: DEAR GOV. AMBODE AND LAWMA: Dear Gov. Ambode and Lawma, Do you live in Lagos? Can you picture Lagos, August last year and now? Don’t get me wrong, I think you, ...

DEAR GOV. AMBODE AND LAWMA

Dear Gov. Ambode and Lawma,

Do you live in Lagos? Can you picture Lagos, August last year and now?
Don’t get me wrong, I think you, Monsieur Governor are doing well e.g. Berger i.e. the entrance of Lagos looks amazing. Back to the main issue.

Friday, August 11, 2017

WRITE OR FLIGHT?


  It’s been weeks, ok months, I wrote a word down. Not screenplays, I’ve been writing those. I mean an article, my thoughts for you, here, on my blog. I don’t have writer’s block, don’t misread me. I’ve never had that.  It’s far from that. Let’s just say, I decided to still my mind, stop thinking or sharing my thoughts and just go with the flow. Of what use is it?, I think sometimes. Do you read? Do you share them? Do they make any difference at all in your life?
   I just fell into a robotic comatose state. Frances, thou shalt not think. Lol! My thoughts catch up with me sometimes. They flood in. Then I begin to ponder, ‘which do I write down first?’ Then I will myself not to think and not to sit before my computer, stare at the

Saturday, June 10, 2017

DEAR GERMAN MANGO

Dear German Mango,
Oh how I have longed for you, my love,
My heart broke when I had to leave you across the Niger,
Finding a glimpse of you on the crowded streets of Lagos,
Is like waiting for a light bulb to come alive with electricity,
One day, I saw you but the woman wouldn’t let me have you without bleeding me dry,
Your brother Sherry tried to seduce me but I ran,

Monday, May 15, 2017

IT’S NOT A SPIRITUAL ATTACK, IT’S LUPUS


I was invited to an event on 10th May and was told it was World Lupus Day. I wondered what Lupus was, yes Google is my friend but I decided to go hear from the doctors and satiate my curiosity.  I remember reading a while ago that Selena Gomez, yes the singer, had Lupus. This event was organized by the Rheumatology Unit of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) under the leadership of Femi Adelowo, who is a Professor of Medicine and consultant Rheumatologist at Lasuth, President of the African League of Associations of Rheumatology (AFLAR) and Chairman, Executive committee of World Body of Rheumatology (ILAR). Impressive, right?
 Prof. finally satiated my curiosity with his speech.

What is Lupus? You ask

Friday, May 12, 2017

Frances Okeke: GOVERNOR IFEANYI OKOWA AND THE 15MILLION NAIRA GIF...

Frances Okeke: GOVERNOR IFEANYI OKOWA AND THE 15MILLION NAIRA GIF...: Silas: Efenation! Chai! This boy is blessed. This boy is… Vendor: Oga, no dey open my paper like that unless you wan buy am. (snatch...

GOVERNOR IFEANYI OKOWA AND THE 15MILLION NAIRA GIFT


Silas: Efenation! Chai! This boy is blessed. This boy is…
Vendor: Oga, no dey open my paper like that unless you wan buy am. (snatches the paper from him)
Paul: What! Fifteen million naira!
Silas: He who God has blessed no man can curse. Kai! I wish I was him. God bless this Governor and…
Paul: Was the fifteen million for a service he rendered to the state or a contract. Mr vendor, please let me…
Vendor: You wan buy the paper?
Paul: I just want to read this story.
Vendor: Me I just want to enter helicopter, build one storey building for my village and visit Queen Eliza.
Silas: (laughs) Tap into efenation’s blessing. The way…
Paul: Touché Mr vendor.
Vendor: why I go touch you?
Paul: I didn’t…Ok, do you have any idea why the fifteen million naira was given?
Vendor: Na dash e dash am.
Paul: Dash?
Vendor: Gift.
Paul: Wow! This can’t be true. It must be a rumour.
Vendor: Rumour ke? You no see am for paper?
Paul: it must be someone trying to tarnish the Governor’s image.

Friday, May 5, 2017

"THE RICH AND FAMOUS SHOULDN'T BE DEPRESSED"



I overheard a group of people discussing the suicides in the country lately. One of them said,

‘How can someone who is a doctor, has a job, a car, he even has a driver o, come and tell us he’s depressed. What about people that don’t even have money to buy pure water to drink, have they killed themselves?’

Everyone laughed amidst shouts of agreement. Another went on,

‘If you’re rich or a celebrity in this country, you have no stupid reason to commit suicide.’

Saturday, April 29, 2017

THAT FAKE SOCIAL MEDIA POST


Hmmm, where do I start?  So, early this year I ran into someone I know who told me how last year had been phenomenal for him and how he’d been invited to the UN (United Nations) for a youth conference. I was happy for him; I praised God for His marvelous work in his life.
I chatted with another friend who brought this same guy’s story up. I was even sent a picture of him seated in the United Nations. So, I went on his social media handles, saw the pictures and what he wrote about being specially invited because of his NGO, I was happy.
This other friend went on wishing she had the guy’s luck, tapping into his blessing, praying that the work of her hands would make a way for her  and the UN would invite her someday too. That imagine how people would view her then, as a girl with a vision, a girl who moved in the right circles and cliques, an international girl, that with that kind of opportunity more doors would open for her and people in top places will respect her and seek her out as it is happening for this young man. That she can just imagine uploading that picture on her Instagram, how people will take her serious. That she can imagine how babes would be dying on top the guy’s matter. I laughed at her and reminded her everyone’s paths were different.

Today, I was searching for opportunities online and I came upon one that talked about a UN fellowship.

‘Interesting opportunity’ I thought.

 I went ahead to their main site, saw the guy’s picture and my interest increased.

‘I’m so going to send this link to my friend, her prayers are about to be answered’, I had thought to myself.

 I read on and saw where they mentioned packages. I was perplexed.

Friday, April 28, 2017

THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS


The term and word ‘Happiness’ is relative. It is not something that can be held, touched. It means different things to different people plus different things bring it for different people. 
For thousands of years, humans have pursued happiness. They have tied happiness to different things and people.
You hear people say things like;

‘I’ll be happy when I’m successful.’
‘I’ll be very happy when I get married.’

Friday, March 17, 2017

THE TRUTH ABOUT CORRUPTION IN NIGERIA

Corruption is a noun that has become synonymous to Nigeria. Please indulge my thoughts on the matter as you read.

Before we got colonized, we had a trade by barter system. Asides from that if you wanted a favour from a rich man or a neighbour, etc, you don’t go empty handed. You go with a keg of palm wine, tubers of yam or some gift to curry their favour. They say it is African culture. I say we converted that culture and are doing it in cases we shouldn’t today.

Nigeria was colonized by Britain. We all know by now that the aim wasn’t to give us religion but to plunder our numerous resources. Imagine looking at so much wealth and resources but you can’t control it, touch it or enjoy it but only get what’s doled out to you by the colonial masters. You watch them cart away resources worth millions and billions of pounds. You can’t do anything about it.  Every single dime is controlled by another who came from somewhere.

Then the clamour for independence began. Yes, some patriots’ real motivation was to take back control and make Nigeria great but for some it was to enjoy what they had seen the ‘Masters’ enjoy and be like them.
Independence came and the plundering continued.

Friday, February 24, 2017

LEAVE NO NUDES, VIDEO,PICTURE,TEXT, PAPER TRAIL

Friday, February 3, 2017

ARE POLITICIANS NIGERIA'S PROBLEM?

Are the politicians truly the problem Nigeria has?



Friday, January 27, 2017

HOW TO CHANGE PEOPLE

Tips on how to change people. They work like magic.



Friday, January 13, 2017

BEFORE YOU JUDGE THEM





Is it alright to judge and label people?

Saturday, January 7, 2017

IT'S JUST A TINY WHITE LIE

Friday, December 30, 2016

KEEP IT OFF SOCIAL MEDIA

Friday, December 23, 2016

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Friday, November 11, 2016

DO NOT GO TO A MAN'S CAVE

Is it advisable to go to a male's house be he a friend, a family friend, uncle and what not if you're a female?
Watch the video below as I share my imperfect thoughts on it.





Friday, November 4, 2016

THEY CALL ME NAMES

Friday, October 28, 2016

Saturday, October 1, 2016

INDEPENDENCE DAY BLUES!

(Blast from the past. I look forward to the year I'll discard this article.)

   The Nigerian Independence day has come . I always have mixed feelings every time it comes around.  Why? Despite all the money pumped into the country, sometimes borrowed, the country doesn’t seem to be moving forward.  Some people spend their time blaming the colonial masters for taking different confederacies and gluing them together to form a country; some spend their time blaming the leaders past and present, then the rest don’t even care. Well, the general news is that our leaders are the problem the country has, they destroy the country by stealing away the money meant for the use of the public, they say.
This leads me to the heart of my thoughts on this. Our national anthem, which I regret to say, some don’t even know the words, others know it but recite it like a poem they had to cram. They don’t know the meaning of the words in the National anthem, especially the first line.

ARISE O COMPATRIOTS, NIGERIA’S CALL OBEY
TO SERVE OUR FATHERLAND
WITH LOVE AND STRENGTH AND FAITH
THE LABOURS OF OUR HEROES PAST
SHALL NEVER BE IN VAIN
TO SERVE WITH HEART AND MIGHT
ONE NATION BOUND IN FREEDOM
PEACE AND UNITY’

Well, the National anthem should be scrapped because it is nothing but a farce.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

JESUS' LETTER TO THE NIGERIAN CHURCH



I woke up thinking about it ‘If Jesus were to write a letter to the church in Nigeria what would he say?’ So here goes the letter;

                                                                                                      Christ’s kingdom way,
                                                                                                                    Heaven.

Dear Church,

  My spirit cries with what I see. I came to magnify the old laws and change some. I am a Jew. I see a religion formed in my name but it doesn’t keep my ways. Why are you divided, there are so many denominations? I see you using the memoirs of my time on earth for your personal gain. You distort them. My words are being used to lie and deceive.
   Why do some churches say only their members will see my kingdom? Why do you ask your members to marry only each other? Why is there discrimination amongst you, your Christian brothers and other religions? Every man was made in my image. In my time, I ate with and welcomed foreigners, gentiles, Samaritans though I was a Jew.
Why is there murder amongst you? You do not keep the old commandments by my father or the new.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

WAS HE RIGHT?

   I saw this in a group I belong to. It was said that American Comedian George Carlin was the author but i just had to Google it to know if it was a book so I could buy and read. I found out that yes it was from a book but it was written by  a pastor, Dr Bob Moorehead, former in his book Words Aptly Spoken, published in 1995. This essay is titled ‘ The Paradox of our Age”. Irrespective of the scandal that followed him later, well that's none of my business. Please read his words below and see if he was right or wrong.

"We have taller buildings but shorter tempers; wider freeways but narrower viewpoints; we spend more but have less; we buy more but enjoy it less; we have bigger houses and smaller families; more conveniences, yet less time; we have more degrees but less sense; more knowledge but less judgment; more experts, yet more problems; we have more gadgets but less satisfaction; more medicine, yet less wellness; we take more vitamins but see fewer results. We drink too much; smoke too much; spend too recklessly; laugh too little; drive too fast; get too angry quickly; stay up too late; get up too tired; read too seldom; watch TV too much and

Friday, May 27, 2016

THE MIND READERS CLUB

  You might often hear people in relationships say,

‘How could he get me this perfume? He is my boyfriend. He should know what I like.’
‘Why would she make me pasta, she should know better?’
‘I don’t think he loves me. If he does, why doesn’t he know what I like?’
‘She doesn’t know my favourite colour. I know all the things she likes.’
‘He doesn’t know what to get me for my birthday. He wants me to tell him what to buy for me. He is my man, he should know.’
‘I drink coffee but she got me tea.’
‘She couldn’t tell I was not happy.’
‘He should know I just want to be held.’
‘Couldn’t he tell I had a bad day at work?’
‘She should know how I feel.’

  It goes on and on and on. In most relationships, we have the talker and we have the listener. One partner keeps

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