…and as I stepped into the small cottage Dad calls his new home, greeted Mum and took a sit to listen to Natures’ broken record for the umpteenth time, for sure on how I was not living according to Papa’s advice on learning and international language. “Spanish or French”.. My obvious response follows;
CHARLES: Daddy, Nigeria does not give us equal playing ground with the children of our technocrats and the owners of the Nigerian economy. I have spent year passionately growing the Entrepreneur in me, regarless the odds. I am trying my best to walk/work with the little I have got to barely pass through everyday. By the way I work as an independent associate for a few online magazine and a mobile small chops startup “Speedychops”. I barely earn anything as an external agent with this young businesses. I barely get support from you as I respect the fact you are retired and work for the Church full time.
FAVOUR (kid sister); There is food in the Kichen.
CHARLES; I know
FAVOUR: How do you know, you just entered.
CHARLES: Cant you see i am talking
FAVOUR: Must you always use your skill to act all the time, you are too proud.
DAD & MUM: *Goes Quite*
CHARLES: *Out of words*
Message Content ~ Right or wrong, the girl child is always in deliberate search of the “soft spot’ at all times, as she compulsively needs it to build her confidence. Her best source is her immidiate family #Celonarants!!
…and even that wondrous proclamation of “girlz arepeeple! ” is often tinged with a weird obsession over the newborn girl’s eventual pubescent development or future sexuality.
I do not heap praise upon people who hold newborn girls and proclaim their nascent understanding of female humanity.
Work out your misogyny in your therapist’s office. Work out your past hurts and issues with women in your internal room.
But don’t use your daughter as that space. She is not karma for fuckshit, or sent in spite of it. She is herself.
Love her as such.
A salient message to the emerging igbo youths.
The truth; we are not very innovative but a majority are great hustlers, but the 21st Century requires “BUSINESS MODELS” & “STRATEGIES”, not hustling.
Inbetween I keep thinking about Nandos. Nandos do essentially sell jollof rice, chicken & salad.. just like brother Nnamdi does in Ikeja (computer village) – but Nandos make >£500m in revenues in UK alone.
*Dump “Hustling” for a sound and well structured thought process.
*Dump Social Media “Trends” and start turning your hobbies and “free time” into a life time career.
*Read books on “Stocks and Bonds” and soft investments.
*Dont put all your funds into leaving Nigeria. Take time to learn about Nigeria and all her geopolitical zones.
* Even if you don’t have a leverage to afford good food. make out time to exercise your body and drink lots of water
*Have you visited your home town?
*Read your Bible, its your biggest tool.
You are born naturals have the ability to easily learn fast and have a body system that adapts to the worst any system can throw at you.
AS GERALD PIQUÉ AND PEP GUADIOLA TO SPAIN; AS NNAMDI KANU TO NIGERIA IN A FIGHT FOR INDEPENDÈNCIA
photo credit ~ #KeepPicturing
The united nations chater on self determination says ~ All peoples have the right to self-determination. By virtue of that right they freely determine their political status, well being and freely pursue their own economic, social and multicultural development. Jul 19, 2006.
But in Nigeria, some people have seen self determination as a crime against humanity (Like a Caliphate would teach). Some have gone as far as discriminating and disassociating themselves form people that believes in self determination. The irony is that most people in Nigeria, who are also avid football lovers are ignorant of the fact that AS PEP GUADIOLA(coach of Manchester City)
and GERALD PIQUÉ (BARCELONA) IS TO SPAIN SO IS NNAMDI KANU TO NIGERIA.
Pique and his wife shakira are both championing the course of Independentista catalunya. Just like Nnamdi kanu was doing down here. The Barcelona Football club which has always proudly attach grandeur to its motto “més que un club”, also with pride wears the yellow jersey of native catalunya to the pitch and their fans both Spanish and Catalans cheers them up to the heavens.
Also the home Stadium of Barcelona #CAMP_NOU is decorated with a big sign boldly written. #WE_ARE_CATOLIONA_NOT_SPAIN. Surprise!!! But so true.
Pep Guadiola who is the very popular coach of Manchester City football club; the champions of England. A very animated figure on the touch lines of the football pitch.
A native of Catalunya who has always felt that his native home has being well deprived of life basics. while they work hard for nothing but make the capital city rich.
He is always spotted with the yellow ribbon during every press conference and while on the touch line doing his job.
The yellow ribbon represents his solidarity for people back home (Catalunya) who have being put in prison or gone on exile because they want a referendum and a place in the league of Nations.
What is Catalunya ?
Catalunya, one of the Spanish 17 districts, is located in the northeastern region of Spain. The regional capital of Catalunya also called Catalonia is #Barcelona. Catalonia’s population of 7.5 millon people makes up 22% of Spain’s population, while the region accounts for over 25% of the Spanish #economy.
Who notice any similarities with the Eastern part of Nigeria?
When did Catalonia become part of Spain?
In the 12th century, the county was brought under the same royal rule as the neighbouring kingdom of Aragon, going on to become a major medieval sea power. Catalonia has been part of Spain since its genesis in the 15th century, when King Ferdinand of Aragon and Queen Isabella of Castile married and united their realms.
why do Cataloina want independence ?
The economic crisis in Spain hit Catalonia very hard, leaving it with 25% unemployment (compared with 29% nationally). The region, which makes up 22% of Spain’s population, accounts for almost 25% of Spanish GDP but there is a widespread feeling that the central government takes much more than it gives back.
This sense of injustice fuels the independència campaign,
With this little history of Catalunya my readers; you can see that they where once an independent country, but were brought together by virtue of Marriage in the 15th century.
Here in Nigeria on the eve of 1 January 1914 a similar thing happened . The marriage between the Northern and Southern Protectorate. Which was championed and supervised by LORD FREDERICK LURGAD (A well celebrated colonial master from Britain).
This unholy marriage was stated to last just for a 100 years.
This 100 years ended in 2014. During the government of Goodluck Jonathan. The 100 years centenary was celebrated and the 100 naira Note changed to A centenary Note and also followed by a national conference for all tribe to decide their future in Nigeria. After this conference which was honored by many dignitaries form North, south and west of Nigeria. The outcome has been kept unknown to the public till date.
WE ARE BIAFRA NOT NIGERIA.
“The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering.”
― Ben Okri
In recent times I concluded that perfect harmony can hardly be arrived at when we have constant internal turmoils stemming from grudges borne over something or even nothing at all.
A whole lot of times grudges stem from expectations placed on someone/something and when it’s not met, we begin the resentful spout and store up that senseless carbon in our minds and hearts. Even when we say that we have forgiven the person/situation, we keep a long list of records of all the shortfalls.
We have got to limit all expectations that would end up making us breed endless stupidity inside of us.
If we minimized our expectations from others and valuables, almost nothing would be a hindering factor to our ultimate reach in life, that way we leave room for pleasant surprises and also save ourselves that feeling of being let down.
An instance is our personal relationships. A lot of relationships would surely fail because we go into it with a long list of dos, don’ts and infernal expectations that would surely lead to no fruition.
Man is not GOD, but fallible humans! and would always remain as that regardless what anyone tags to their name. THEY REMAIN NOTHING BUT FALLIABLE HUMANS. You Hear!
This virtually applies to everything that we do. For instance you might have a nasty boss. Zero your mind down to the fact that he/she has issues that they are dealing with and they possibly don’t know how to be different.
Once your mind has accepted their contrary prickly nature, you go about your business as effectively as you can without letting the acid of annoyance and grudge build up inside you. Getting into differences with such people will only hurt you more, because the likelihood is that they may not understand, don’t care or are insensitive to your feelings.
Remember that you cannot change other people, but you can change yourself. Who knows, your balanced sense of self and disposition might actually serve as a source of inspiration for a whole lot of people.
While we plan for the future (especially 2019);
we could aswell render less lipservice to the show of shame by the herdsmen and their president.
Perhaps we could do the same to the practitioners of mediocrity from the west. Especially that ugly one in ota
It’s certain from the recent trends in world politics compared to what we do here:
Most of our African leaders have always been fruit-picking, game-chasing wanderers and nomads.
Humanity has since moved on. It is our collective responsibility to rescue the left-behind from primitiveness, not to create an uncultured space for them within a fake civility.