Today, I’d like to start by shining some light on the various internet political warriors. Yes, internet warriors are the folks that hold sway on the internet. Most of them are quite very intelligent folks who sometimes make logical sense, however there is a common denominator that is ever visible in most of their individual characters and that is the fact that they are extremely rigid in their views.They never bother to take a breather and consider they may be wrong.To these folks the phrase “quit digging when you find yourself in the ditch” makes absolute no sense hence they continue to debate even when it becomes obvious that they have lost the argument. Basically, regardless of whether it portends catastrophe for the Nigerian nation, all that matters to almost all of these folks is to have the pleasure of emitting the words “I told you so” from their mouth. If put on the spot to choose, they will swap having sex with having the opportunity to say those words! Yes, it is all about being right regardless of what being right translates to.
Personally, there are times I say or believe something but feverishly pray that I have gotten it wrong as my being right would translate to something awfully negative.
And oh, I must admit that it is fun to stand on the fence and watch different opposing sides of this political war make an amazing job of dragging each other through mud; absolute hilarity. These internet fights or e-fights if you wish are real and very vicious but hehehe, fun! I get bored ever so easily so from my perspective, these e-fighters/e-warriors are life savers for keeping the likes of me constantly entertained.
You don’t have to be Einstein to decipher the simple fact that a vast majority of these e-warriors are sponsored by our ever pilfering politicians to launder their imgages that already stinks to the heavens. Sometimes I sit and imagine how the angels would be running helter skelter shutting the windows of heaven to prevent the stench from the personalities of our politicians and most of these e-warrior from sipping in and contaminating the environment. For the sponsored bit of these e-warriors/e-rats on the look out for political or financial favours, I hope you find what you seek. Ok, I really meant to say I hope you fall flat on your selfish ugly face!
One e-warrior,I promised myself to mention by name at some point is Sola Kuti.The first time Sola’s post infiltrated into my timeline was during the period he was literally begging for funds to pay for the gubernatorial nomination form of his party, PDP. I must say I was absolutely quite taken in by the way he presented himself as the modern day Robinhood who was about to rob the rich and give to the poor so I VERY seriously considered parting with some of my hard earned cash just to aid him achieve his dream. This was happening at the point I was of the mindset that perhaps the youths might have more to offer to the country as against the tired hands and minds that were holding the country to ransom.
Well, needless to opine, that mindset of mine that favours the changing of the baton totally from old politicians to youths altered completely and reinforced my support for 72yrs old Buhari the moment Sola got appointed into GEJ’s presidential campaign organisation or whatever it was called then! Because that was when the real Sola suddenly unravelled and I didn’t like that bit of him that suddenly surfaced one single bit, I told him so, point blank. Una sabi say me I no send any maga. The real Sola I saw then convinced me that the most inimical and devastating outcome for Nigeria will materialise the moment we employ ageism in our politics. Presently, I believe that most of the youths clamouring for power are doing so based on the “una don dey chop for long time, make we too chop nah” philosophy. If Nigerians believe they have been short-changed by the old cargos, I say wait till the Solas of this world taste power. They will negotiate a price for the country with China, Iran or Russia or whoever has enough liquidity, take the money and relocate with their family, chums, concubines, sides chics, hangers on ati gbo gbo e to an Island purchased with the money in the Caribbean.You think that won’t come to pass? Ngwanu, ka ana eje na ubi ka oka na aka.You reckon I’m an alarmist? You wait and see!
The thunder wey go faya anyone wey go mention age any time he/she is clamouring for political post is still in consultation with Amadioha.
Sola was so positive that GEJ would rig the election as is customary in Nigeria that he once arrogantly boasted that Buhari will never become president regardless of whether he was genuinely elected by Nigerians or not. I confronted him about this very undemocratic position of his but he had no coherent defence. Are you looking for enemies of Nigeria? Well, if Sola doesn’t qualify then it will be unfair to target the devil as an enemy of the Nigerian nation then.
I decided to mention Sola by name because I’m still reeling from the shock I experienced as a result of this guy going rogue. With this dude, I realised what it meant to love someone so deeply who turned out to be as fake as three dollar bill.Yes, I so much believed he was one of the good ones that really cared but alas dude was just making noises all those times he was campaigning for nomination so he could be noticed and sadly enough, he was noticed hence the appointment into GEJ campaign organisation.
Phewwwww! Thank God GEJ lost o! In this chap, Nigeria DEFINITELY dodged a bazooka , not even bullet, as he was so close to nicking himself a political appointment.
Well, Sola, GEJ lost and Buhari is the President. I hope you didn’t suffer any irreparable shock but if you did, I wouldn’t give a toss because your wellbeing pales in comparison to that of 170 million Nigerians.
And Oh,I`m gonna ensure Sola reads this.
On a different development, I must use this medium to implore Governor Oshiomhole to “summmm” as in “mechie onu” (shut his mouth up) for a nano second! If I didn’t know any better, I would have thought that his second job is that of Nigerian Minister of Information. Yes! I’m all in favour of probing GEJ and his cohorts that brought the country to its knees but Oshiomhole must quit dumping numbers on us nilly willy. This is time for EFCC/govt to gather its facts together and prosecute these brigands.
At the moment, the most dangerous enemies of Nigeria are those folks asking Buhari to probe all past governments extending as far back as 1960 knowing full well that it will scupper the entire process. Basically what these shallow thinkers who pretend like no pillaging occurred are in fact saying is “move on”! “Don’t probe”! Ndi oshi. Ndi uchu. Former President Jonathan saw no evil, heard no evil, saw stealing as not corruption or vice versa so decided against probing anyone; that was entirely his choice. The current Presido saw heaps of evils and heard the not-so- discreet-evils loud and clear too so he has made the constitutional and people orientated decision as is within the purview of his powers as entrenched in the constitution of Nigeria to probe impunity, barawo, oles, ndi oshi, ndi ama, ndi shrine okija! So I don’t see the issue here, do you? Abeg, whoever doesn’t like the imminent probe might as well take a jump from the empire state building roof in New York or better still relocate to Libya for all I care.
Buhari must open this can of whoopass called probe on those that have exploited our common wealth. The best bit of this probe for Nigeria is that Buhari must realise and I believe he does, that the possibility of him becoming a subject of a probe after he leaves office is immense and avoid any financial malfeasance. They say that he who comes to equity must come with clean hands so the onus is upon Buhari to always keep his hands clean. Anyone unable to perceive the “positiveness” of this probe is a foe, not a citizen or friend of Nigeria.
How Nigerians relish and desperately desire positive change and then frowns at financial ass-digging aka probe baffles me.The most worrisome bit is that the resistance to probes is based on ethnic or religious sentiments. Ok, I get it, once we pray for a better country in churches and mosques we actually believe that the country will magically transform into a whole new Eldorado without any tangible effort on our parts. Lollll, excuse me while I laugh in Swahili.
On the fashion scene, over the past week, I bumped into images extracted for an event that has to do with originality however there is nothing original about it but I will explain it very vividly shortly when we get to the images so come with me on this fascinating journey.
Now, let’s talk fashion which is more fun than talking politics and rogues.
Mo ti gbe o! Abi Ono Bello chop stone wey just kpamu for her belle like no leave no transfer hehehe. And the hair? Well, I have given up talking about this I-was-dragged-across-the-hedges hair style. It will take divine intervention to get Ono to rid herself of this hair style and in essence save poor souls like us from the misfortune of bumping into it.
Wait o, what is the possibility that a few igwu isi aka lice have not taken residence and hatched a few eggs in there… as in Ono’s hair? I’m not by any means saying this is the reality however I’m saying that if I were to be a bunch of smart lice, I would seriously consider this as an appealing residential option especially if cost of housing is as exorbitant in lice-kingdom as it is for everyone here in London.
Ono no vex, na joke o. How market nah? Abeg o what size of shoes Ono dey wear sef? I’m just thinking Magic Johnson might fit into those peep toe shoes. Ok, now I’m seriously in need of help or prayer from a real Pastor as I don dey kolo. Mtchewww! No mind me jare Ono. *winks*
I love the exquisite prints however something isn’t right here and I know it has something to do with the quality of the image/editing.
I’m definitely on the fence on this one. Let me hear what you guys think.
Is she a loser this week or a winner? Her fate is in your hands, folks!
Hmmmm what do I reckon? Her smile is working tirelessly to blindfold me and of course, like the omo okoro wey dey chop okuta without water that I am, I’m resisting to be blindfolded.
Anyway to be honest, as bewitching as her smile might be, this doesn’t really rock my boat however there is nothing wrong with it;it just isn`t packing any oomph or wow factor. Having said that, her smile has become the difference between her being dumped into the losers den and frolicking with the winners this week.Yeah, I just manufactured a good reason to make her a winner and that reason is… wait for it….will encourage folks to smile a lot more.
Ok, you nicked it Zainab but not based of your style but your smile.
Nice shirt going on there.This is perhaps the best I have seen Darey in a long time. Also congrats to him as it is apparent that dude has shifted some kilos of weight. Folks in Nigeria no dey try when it comes to feeding habits so I appreciate anyone that loses or sheds just one kilo these days.
Based on shirt and awesome weight loss, Darey is our winner of the week. And oh, based on his new tune, Pray for me featuring Soweto Gospel Choir, he wins as well.
A couple of years ago I had the fortune to have been offered a ticket to attend Darey’s show at Eko Hotel and I can honestly and authoritatively attest that that show will still retain its spot in my mind as the best organised show ever in Nigeria. I don’t see anyone threatening to hit above that mark any time soon. However the invitation and attendance of Kim Kardashian to that show was a low point as she overshadowed Dare who sang like his life depended on it. I hope he has learnt a valuable lesson.
Lastly, I must opine that it is my fervent wish that Darey concentrates on singing beautiful ballads as opposed to the kpankolo Nigerian hits that come with no quality of vocals or beats. He is a great vocalist and that is a rare trait in the Nigerian musical scene. He just tried his hands on… I can`t remember the name of the kapnkolo tune…. and in my opinion it was an utter disaster.
Do you agree with analysis of Dare?
Please go to this link and listen to this amazing tune from Darey Alade https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siwi5ofIan4 .I love the fusion of Yoruba and English.
This is the quality of what we can churn out once we put our damn mind to it.
I love this tune.Again what do you think?
This dude is still on a roll. This is another win for him. However, my analysis of his styling to this event is based on just critiquing the jacket as he could yet be dragged out of the winners den and straight to the losers den if the fit and quality of his pants and shoes aren’t top notch.
This babe seems to be rubbing me the right way in this combo. I must confess that I have even visited the Mosque, albeit as a Christian who hasn’t been to Church in years, simply to pray to Allah to intercede in this chic’s style and it appears that my prayers are about to be answered.
As a mark of encouragement to dish out more style fun, she goes to the winners section this week but not the V.I.P section though.
Fayrouz L’Original Expression Show – BellaNaija – July – 2015046
Kelechi Amadi,Mai Atafo and Oyelese
These triumvirate of folks as mentioned above are my targets here.This event has something to do with originality, if my memory serves me correctly. The essence is to encourage young upcoming designers to initiate and turn out original designs. Now for such an event, you would think that only folks who understand perfectly the meaning of originality will be selected to sit as judges but then this is Nigeria and things work totally differently.
I have utmost respect for Kelechi Amadi as a stickler for quality and originality so he deserves his spot on this panel however I don’t share the same feeling about Mai and Oyelese but grab a cuppa and have a sit as I explain myself. Before I get accused of hating folks that idolise what I stand for as a designer, even though they might find my opinion somewhat offensive, just bear with me and hear me out. I have mentored Oyelese at some point and Mai has confessed to me directly that one of my youtube style videos inspired him so this has nothing to do with hating but putting something out there so the upcoming designers will have the opportunity to view stuff from a totally different angle.
Do you guys remember that wedding dress of Toke? Well, I was duped into believing it was an original piece so I went gung ho extolling her and the dress. I got a big shocker when I had a drink with a nollywood female buddy of mine one certain night and that dress came up. My friend let me finish about the dress and then whipped out her iPhone and said… “Dude, I’m about to shock you to the bones!”… and she did! Right there on her phone looking at me like it was saying “now what do you have to say Mr Collins” was the dress but, as you might have guessed by now, it wasn’t on Toke but on a model! Apparently, the design was nicked! Yup! Nicked! Oyelese zulu design anwa ezu. She thief the design. After that incident I cancelled this chic out totally as a designer.
Now, she can redeem herself but not until someone tells her that this isn’t what fashion is all about. Copying that wedding dress verbatim might seem innocuous from where she stands but in fashion that is a huge No No!
However she decides to view this, isn’t actually my problem as long as the upcoming designers understand that every possible preventative method must be applied to ensure that designs are original.
As for Mai, this chap has never done anything original in his life! Even his new found love for beards seems so unbelievably fake.
Any designer worth his salt will be visibly worried if accused with empirical evidence of forgery.This has happened to Mai on several occasions and he never addressed it . I have personally seen this chap purchase pieces from central Lagos and pass them off as his work at a gig we were paid handsomely to do by a corporate organisation in Nigeria! Wow! Wow and wowwww! Initially when he mentioned he was gonna do it as there was not enough time to come up with designs in the colour that the company requested, I thought he was kidding but dude actually carried it out.
Mai needs a tutorial on how fashion works or he might do himself a favour and concentrate on the marketing bit of fashion since his core was marketing. I heard he was once the marketing manager for Guiness Nigeria. Folks must understand that there are different areas of fashion that one can engage in besides the designing bit.
I could go on about Mai but I’m already tired.This dude is as phony as a three dollar bill but hey, that is what works in Nigeria.
In my books, he doesn’t feature as a designer and I have told him so.
When this chap is ready to do fashion,I will know and inform you guys accordingly.
I don`t know who this lady is however I felt I need to throw in my two cents with regards to her make-up or caked-up face.
Ladies, whatever you do, please don’t get on this path.This caked up face is not what beauty is all about. Basically she has enough slap on her face to last her a week! Remember, we still need to recognise you guys the morning after if you know what I mean?
Make Up is supposed to enhance your beauty and never to transform you into an alien.
Keep it minimal!
Buhari in Cameroon 2
Lollll! This reminds me of some Naija weddings and event planners. I mean one will be forgiven for thinking he has just walked into a florists shop here. Couldn’t they have imported more flowers and plants from the Netherlands? As someone with more than 11yrs experience on Netherlands, I could have directed them to a town called Aalsmeer where most flower companies are situated so they could import more and at a much more cheaper rate.
These much flowers, if sold by a company, could balance their books and pay off all ‘outstandings’ absolutely.
Iyanya and asu nu akpu o biko? Dude needs to reduce those arms abeg.That one no dey reign again bros.
Well, perhaps the new “it” look could be this cassava pounder look. Hey! I’m just a fashion designer, what do I know?
I just hope this chap isn`t injecting steroids into those upper arms.Ok,scratch this bit;na jokes Iyanya but akpu aka adi ewu zi;they are so 2002
Allegedly this was posted by Maje Ayida in response to the silent treatment he is alleged to be receiving from his estranged wife since he offered his public apology.
This has gone viral and there could be some truth to it. The moment Maje came off his high horse and apologised, I just muttered to myself “way to go, Maje” and since no man shall put asunder what God has put to together, I was actually hoping they could work it out at some point. But then, the ugly Nigerian pattern where folks expects absolute absolution from the moment an apology is tendered, irrespective of the severity of the offence, seems to have reared it’s ugly head if this story here checks out.
I really wish Maje had left it at the apology and hope Toke comes round to forgiving him. If he has actually posted this then it totally cancels out his earlier apology and that is sad.
If Toke accepts his apology, this unborn kid will at some point become her stepson whom she must treat with absolute kindness and unquenchable love, so she must be allowed space and time to wrap her head around this unfortunate situation and decide definitively if this is something she could handle. Any attempt to brow-beat her into making a hasty decision will backfire.
I’m still rooting for her. She is handling this “ish” very well and deserves respect for this singular episode.
Ladies when we screw up, the only defence/deterrence you have against future occurrence is to make us grovel.Yes! Me too!
Ok, that said, Toke and Maje, I think it is high time you guys took this s**t indoors and away from public scrutiny. Be wise!
I haf tayad for our Naija “celebility”pipo especially this babe.
Me I no sabi book o so for main market Onisha na celebility we day call am so make una no ves
Ini Edo don enter one chance bus for this combo o!
Kai! This thing called fashion is so mean to some pipo o. Basically, the harder they try the lesser their chances of getting it right becomes.
What an mgbeke feeling funky look!
Toyin Saraki at EFCC office
One would be forgiven for thinking this lady is being sworn in as Governor or something considering the way she is sitting and smiling in this image. Meanwhile she is a suspected common criminal.
Very soon she will realise say Oga Buhari or “Baba Brain Dead” as Mama Patience called him, no dey smile at all.This man is 72yrs and most likely wants to set a legacy for himself. Now, if you don`t understand that then I’m unable to help.
I don’t care what the World Bank reckons, this lady will always go down in my book as the one that wasted our funds lodging in hotel suites as opposed to securing a permanent accommodation that could have saved us hundreds of millions.
If you dare remind me that the World Bank, which just appointed her as a Vice President, is a world acclaimed organisation, me too go kukuma remind you that another internationally acclaimed organisation, I.M.F which is probably not situated far away from the World Bank`s office in Washington D.C, once appointed Doninique Strauss, an accused rapist who has penchant for attending sex parties as its President. I believe that cancels each other out, non?
My point is that these international bodies are prone to mistake when it comes to appointments besides they make appointments based on what works for them.However what works for the world bank doesn`t necessarily have to work for Nigeria.Comparing world bank to Nigeria is tantamount to comparing apples to oranges. Oh, wasn’t Ngozi Iweala once a top employee of the World Bank? How well did we fare with her as our Finance Minister? Last time I checked we were and ‘are’ still skint! She might even end up behind bars; the possibility is visible as Oga Buhari no dey laugh o! (Buhari ana kwa amuri)
Shebi I warned everyone about this escort-in-chief/thief to Toyin Saraki? Fair enough, Mrs Saraki is innocent till proven guilty but proudly chaperoning her to and fro court is demeaning even for an ass-wipe like Dino.
This dude is heading for a fall.
Melaye reminds me of Sola Kuti. This would have been Sola IF GEJ had won!
Abegi forget the pouting and posing o,Rukky;dat one na to put us for gbaharia aka high jump! We must drop that bag on our “gbanjo/fakeness detecting scale” to weigh how much fakeness it packs! No sentiments abeg.
This how we love Dapo.Great look….that is if we all pretend that he never wore and I never saw that chain around his neck.
May this last.
This where I bow out guys.
Tomorrow I will be posting images from “Emmy Collins Street” as it is fair to put my images out there so you guys can access my styling game.Most of these images are already on instagram so follow us on @emmycollinslondon or twitter@emmycollins
See you again on this platform tomorrow.
Have an awesome-ly awesome day.
Source: Diary By Emmy Collins
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