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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

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