CONVICTIONS LATELY 02.06

02.06.2018

…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 just…can’t!
I do not heap praise upon people who hold newborn girls and proclaim their nascent understanding of female humanity.

I grieve.

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.

#Celonarants

 

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AS GERALD PIQUÉ AND PEP GUADIOLA TO SPAIN; AS NNAMDI KANU TO NIGERIA IN A FIGHT FOR INDEPENDÈNCIA

AS GERALD PIQUÉ AND PEP GUADIOLA TO SPAIN; AS NNAMDI KANU TO NIGERIA IN A FIGHT FOR INDEPENDÈNCIA

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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.

#TheDissident

FALLIABLE HUMANS!! #CelonasNuggets

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“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.

No fear!

Oii Fam!!

Keep Moving!!

MIDWEEK PROMPT! #StateOfaNation

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THE AFRICAN NARRATIVES STILL?

#Celonarants!!

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.

#Ndigbo
#TheDissident
#StateOfaNation

REALITY LATELY 02/07/2017 (MAZI NNAMDI KANU)

For even the very wise cannot see all ends.   J.R.R. TolkienThe Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings

His Name; NNAMDI KANU

…and his name is NNAMDI KANU

When he started. Many of us never took him seriously. We thought he was just another distraction in Nigeria. There has been agitations long before he came but his style was different from them all. His approach was different. He spoke from far away land but his voice was closer to us than the air that we breathe. 

Many have come from the window though maybe started sincerely but ended up crushed by the enemy either through oppression or guns or bribes. Many of us looked for a messiah before he showed up. We waited for that one that will prove himself clean and flawless, that will not betray our course. We knew we needed freedom but we never could tell how it will come until he showed up. 

When we started listening we were bullied by the forces of darkness but we hesitated. Many of us hid in secret places to listen to that resounding voice in an Igbo intonation from far away London. We believed but continued in doubt. We saw many lay down their lives and our confidence increased. We started investigating. We started asking questions. They told us his name was Nnamdi KANU. 

Our confidence increased the more. He made many boasts which time has proved to be prophecies. So now just like the scriptures told us “that any who prophesies and his words do not come to pass is a false prophet and should be disregarded” but all his prophesies came to pass and are still coming to pass.

He told us that now (at the time he said it) no body wants to talk about Biafra but that very soon they won’t be able to help it and everyone will talk about Biafra. Now it is happening.

He told us that by the time he finishes with Buhari that Buhari will run to Britain and never come back and now we are still looking for the man, he is yet to return.

How he was able to turn the whole world’s attention to his little home in Afara-Ukwu, Umuahia is still a mystery. 

Now if you don’t talk about Nnamdi KANU and Biafra it is one and the same like you not talking about news in Africa. 

The government of the zoo can’t help it, the world powers can’t stop it. The politicians of Igbo stock can’t fight it. It has become the most trending stuff in the region of Biafra (south south south East).

Biafra may not be a country in the world map today but it is obvious in the world now that Biafra is a country in the world’s space.

Biafra may not have her independence today but it is obvious no one not even the devil can stop the restoration of Biafra.

Though it started LIKE A JOKE but now Biafra lives in the hearts of millions so if you have ever thought of stopping it, sorry, it’s too late.

It is too late to kill a living Biafra. 

It is too late to stop the moving train.

It is too late!

Because…

Biafra is here!!!

#TariNemi

#Celonarants™

ATTITUDE MIGHT JUST BE EVERYTHING ;)

You don’t really need words to express feelings #Celonarants

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The amazing blogs I stumbled on that has left a huge impact on me and my continual push for a strong supportive community, one with a selfless will to joining hands with the ones stretching for a reach. All I have always promised is an onward and upward press for the top. As we look forward to having a great
year ahead, I would love to share something I wrote late year, that has really held me together; setting my sight on positives alone. It could also be your guide to personal developments or alter nonsense.

No one would ever settle to being a failure. Success is an accomplishment everyone seeks to attain. A chef, a painter, stock broker, dancer, whatever you are; the chances are, your plans for the future include achieving success in your given choice of career.
The mind of a deep thinker …or complete rubbish …boils down to interpretations and perceptions.

As we set up logistics to move this whole blogging thing to another “awkward and confusing” arena I thought it did be nice to drop 4 good nuggets from a book I just can’t take my eyes off.

…and here we go fam;

First, you are the architect of your own destiny. Every experience in your life–health, illness, poverty, wealth, failure, or success–is the result of actions or purposes you set in motion.

Second, you have creative power in your life because you can visualize what you want to achieve so clearly that it becomes imprinted on the subconscious mind–which then brings the dream to reality.

Third, you are a radiating power able to attract to yourself everything you want, providing that you are willing to pay the price

Fourth, you are “the building and directing power of your life.” There’s nothing that is–or that has been–which isn’t dependent on the power of the mind. When life presents you with a challenge, it is up to you to meet that challenge. Whether you fail or succeed is up to you and you alone.

#TheDissident as a whole project for the fall would be really inspiring; I shouldn’t brag about this 😉

Top of the week Africa; Obrigado!!

#TheDissident

#Celonarants!!

CONVICTIONS LATELY!! #TheDissident 21/04/2017

“Enthusiasm can help you find the new doors, but it takes passion to open them. If you have a strong purpose in life, you don’t have to be pushed. Your passion will drive you there.”
Roy T. Bennett

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MOMENTS OR DISPEAR?

MY CONVICTIONS TODAY ARE;

..and are they waxing real strong?

Lately, words like “disobedience” “rascal” “rebel” “self-reliant” “independent” have being practically thrown at me, like they literally see me headed doom’s way …and I am thinking, aren’t those the very words needed to sending any man to that “abysmal” point of stardom? Huh?

Well, I do care for my family, loved ones, well-wishers and hard-hitters as well.
I also do care about my happiness and long term relaxation in actualisations of dreams and goals, and with plenty of fulfilments attached to it. Would it be wrong to dream? I ask you silly naysayers. Would it?

I have sworn to choose to respect every codes of conduct and given laws that I “must” somehow abide by. but Hey!, I won’t be pulled by a leash to accepting every single code of conduct, even when I am sure they wouldn’t play an integral part in the nurture and growing of my set goals and ambitions to fruition.

Someone once said; “Every brother-man on earth is the architect of his own successes and failures.
But I state; “The failures I have solely acquired on my own and by my faults, could actually be the stepping stone to successes and realities no other man ever thought would come to the surface for all man to see.

I choose to stay strong, fight for life with highly inspired decisions, you could fault this decisions at your own peril. I promised myself I wouldn’t be a distraction to any man who has chosen to fight his way up the ladder of relevance in a given world of renewed craze and insanity.

My convictions are the oil that keeps the engine running, you could either join our crew-ship or abandon ship completely. No one, within this space we own, would ever fault us.

I choose to join the practitioners of only believers, who have chosen to live on regardless, heads up high in complete focus and anticipation.
All I need you to do when you stop by; drop your words of encouragement or just keep moving and act like this ones never existed to you. Either ways, let’s keep growing in peace and oneness and actualizations of set goals.

We are all humans and it’s true each one of us owns hard felt convictions. We should all be joining hands together to fight our demons, and fight alongside our angels, but if you think different, I would choose to allow you bask in the euphoria of your own thoughts, and whatever it has to offer.

What is certain is that; “some men aren’t meant to be happy always because they are meant to be great someday.”

If you call this “writing to make self justifications to sere stupidity”
I think you guessed right
I stay true to the source of inspiration and given experiences.

#Celonarants

#OkpereCircle

#Community

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