Wednesday, 25 December 2013

ALEXX EKUBO, A RISING NAME IN NOLLYWOOD

Alex Ekubo reminds me of Pat Attah and Ramsey Nouah back in the days of Fortunes...what makes his story outstanding is being a runner up in a male pageant and he also doubles as a model, that means, joining the make-believe industry is just an icing on the cake.

We could easily conclude there are certain favors here and there flowing into his valley but watching few of his acting skills has proved that he sure has a good place in Nollywood...I totally respected his delivery in All That Glitters, even though, a friend still questioned that sort of casting but I was cool with it because the wife did not look too bigger than him in personae.

Alex has his fine boy figure working for him, a dialogue we have heard in several movies, especially Weekend Getaway and these days, a lot of people advocate for sexy guys and ladies as casts in films, which was evident in Lagos Cougars...If Alex maintains his body very well, he should last a long time because he will fit into any role unlike some actors who have generated bellies and are gradually fading into the background...

Alex could be termed as another Ramsey due to the similar fine boy personae and swag but his name rings a bell anywhere and ladies do love his delivery anytime...Alex studied Law at the University of Calabar and a Diploma in Mass Communication at The Polytechnic Calabar...This is a true definition of a Career.
I attended Federal Government College Daura, Katsina Sate, then proceeded to study Law at the University of Calabar, and did my Diploma in Mass Communication at the Calabar Polytechnic. - See more at: http://www.genevieveng.com/chillin-with-alex-ekubo/#sthash.MkiGB9cv.dpuf
I attended Federal Government College Daura, Katsina Sate, then proceeded to study Law at the University of Calabar, and did my Diploma in Mass Communication at the Calabar Polytechnic. - See more at: http://www.genevieveng.com/chillin-with-alex-ekubo/#sthash.MkiGB9cv.dpuf
I attended Federal Government College Daura, Katsina Sate, then proceeded to study Law at the University of Calabar, and did my Diploma in Mass Communication at the Calabar Polytechnic. - See more at: http://www.genevieveng.com/chillin-with-alex-ekubo/#sthash.MkiGB9cv.dpuf

IS THE DAME AIMING FOR PRESIDENT?

Dame Patience Jonathan is no doubt Nigeria's First and only recognized Lady and she has faithfully carried out her duty in and out of the Villa...She has also gone further to carry out some socio-political duties which seem more like a presidential action but can we really question her moves,considering the huge lifestyle given to the office of the First Lady...

She is actually the only First Lady I know who is quite active like a President but she is just the wife and they are just supporting roles to what their Heads do...but who tamed her lately, Is she silent because of the 2015 elections, Is she planning to run for Presidency because I wont be surprised considering her vocal strength towards the Rivers Crisis and other sociopolitical may hems around the country.

She is definitely up to something, I can smell it even though the Villa is quite far from my door step and am surprised she did not utter a word or statement as regards to the Letter written to her hubby, Mr President, except if, she is privately expressing her thoughts to her husband, so as to avoid the media hype of her opinion...

The media can also approach her various spokesperson and let Nigerians know what exactly his happening to Mama Peace... 

UBA'S DEFINITION OF CUSTOMER SERVICE

If there is a job that requires a balanced mind, it is the Customer Service Representative and this you can find in any field of work across the globe. They are actually prominent in Service Providers like Banking, Telecom, Health, Media and so on but in Nigeria, a lot of Customer Reps. do have a personality issue and they do not deal with it appropriately by seeking counselling.

There are various experiences that i have encountered, most common is the Telecom sector and the ladies are usually the weird ones here...Some of them lack respect and courtesy over the phone, especially when you cannot express yourself very well, then, they rudely direct you to their online service.

I used to feel a negative mind towards UBA but when i experienced their style of treating customers at a particular branch, i had to respect anyone who takes up customer service as a career. Even though it comes with its challenges, having your client as top priority gives your career and life a defined look and you can quantify the amount of respect that comes from doing your job to the point.

When you treat people right, they want to keep banking and neither will they want to move their account away from your bank, and it is more than your Degree from College but it has to do with proper respect and value for your job..the amount of friends and network you build cannot be quantified as a customer service representative.

There are situations where your clients do not mind waiting longer, just to be attended to because they are certain that their complaints will be well attended to..this is exactly the situation at this branch..It is more than referring your clients to your Online service but having a physical open conversation with your client and their financial management of their money.

THE ONE NIGERIAN BOY...TERENCE SAMBO












 Terence Sambo is a regular dude but he actually started One Nigerian Boy because he wanted to create a medium for Africans in the diaspora and around Africa to experience African Fashion & Style but his own personal style is constantly evolving and changing as he get inspired by loads of stuff.

This Graduate Degree in Marketing from Covenant University says there's been a massive growth spurt in the Nigerian Fashion scene, thanks to the likes of LFDW and Arise Magazine. African fashion is still however in its infancy. The industry needs more investment and education.

When I asked him about those he has styled, this is what he had to say - I don't keep tabs really. I think it's a bit pretentious to name drop. I'm not a stylist for celebrity sake. I do it because I love the creative process.

Like every other typical Nigerian kid. He was taught to be polite, hardworking and treat every human regardless of race, color or class with equal respect. Terence always wanted to be a banker but somehow ended up in the fashion industry and he has continued to prove a mark in that region.

Sunday, 15 December 2013

HANGING OUT AT THE CINEMA DOESN'T MAKE YOU HIP...

It was good news to our ears when Nigerians suddenly woke up to the cinema culture, just like those days back but in a more contemporary way, alongside shopping, lounging and more...It is still a great treat for families, friends or foes...LOL...yes, but do not let anyone make you less inferior if you have not stepped at the door of a cinema to view even a short film, though, i do pick on some colleagues who do not go the cinema, at least to relax their stressed mind...

I believe going to the cinema does not make you hip and I say that because there are certain people who do not have a good balanced etiquette when viewing a film..unfortunately, Ladies are more concerned here..Yes, I do enjoy the sarcasm, humor, laughter or tears being expressed when viewing a thriller but sometimes you need to seal up some mouth by your side.

Recently, I was at a cinema in Lagos to view Lagos Cougars, by the way, thumbs up to Emem Isong and Desmond Elliot for that beautiful flick...The girl that sat beside me was completely lousy but i guess she felt hip and cool by that attitude..she talked all through the film, she did more analysis with the individual character rather than the role and story...

That is just one of the everyday scenes we encounter at the cinema and most girls or guys feel hip hopped going to the cinema, holding a pack of pop corn, a drink, a girl by your left and right...and I don't mean a date...This is not beefing defined but some of us just want to have a good time at the cinema without the unnecessary noise from some random people..remember, the cinema does not make you HIP...





SAVE OLUMIDE BAKARE

Veteran Actor, Olumide Bakare is down with an heart ailment..I believe his colleagues will not fold their hands and watch him waste away...Is there any health insurance or policy guiding the professional work of our actors because these guys go through a lot of stress to make money and  also make money for some producers, yet, they get knocked out with one big ailment or the other.

It is also important they take some vacation after a period of time and not moving around location for the rest of the year, also, certain check ups must be done before you subject an actor to a very stressful role, considering the age factor and health records..you should not subject being talented to making money over your health.

We should not lose another great actor, let us save Olumide Bakare today.

NIGERIA MUSIC INDUSTRY- A CAREER NOT A NURSERY SCHOOL

My love for music cannot be over emphasized, its soothes your soul at every point in time...day or night, and i mean global music but who says i can forget music coming from my root as an African...Even the beats of Juju does some magic to my body...Even Shakespeare admits-''If music be the food of love...

I cannot stand and watch the Nigerian scene mess up our heads with so much noise some people theme as music to the ears..Yes, we are Africans and we love the loud beats, we love to jump around listening to music but what about the messages, the poetry, the proverbs...these are what we find with King Sunny Ade, Bright Chimezie, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, Sir Victor Uwaifo, Lagbaja, Stella Monye and so on...

Recently, the music industry has been flooded with so many children who are meant to be in school, who are meant to be under the close watch of their parents or guardian...it is quite sad that even the media would sit and give them a pass mark on their report card at the end of the year...the media should close its eyes in shame.

Music business globally is a career for the right people, they grow in it, their lyrics, beats, personality, influence and so on..it is not a nursery school where the children do not know their left from right and are being cuddled by their teachers...you must know your A game before starting a career in music, irrespective of any challenges that might confront you...it is time we put a stop to this menace...we have little children who have been influenced beyond normal...every one now sings SEX...very loud without caution or alarm...

You do not sing about sex like we are all naive about it, you sing sex in a sultry way that only the matured balanced mind would be able to interpret the message and not having small grown girls shake their entire eternity before our very eyes...or very vulgar languages...is that a career what laying as a principle...?






Tuesday, 10 December 2013

WHEN THE WORLD STOOD STILL FOR MADIBA...

I am glad to resume blogging after about 7 months...and writing about this Legend is so awesome. I did not meet Nelson Mandela physically but his life was right in my face, not because i am an African but Madiba lived a life worthy of emulation, He represented what humanity stands for...In summary, He came, He saw and He conquered...Let us take a critical look into that last part...He conquered....

I am not here to replicate the same Eulogy that might have been written across the globe by various Social Writers but i will show you various inspirational quotes by Madiba...Majority of the world leaders flew miles to South Africa to pay their last respect to this great man...Even Kirk Franklyn performed right under the rain....This is not a time to mourn but a time to celebrate ''Tata'' as his fondly called...




Let us all live for today...do you know where your body would end, do you know those who will stand by your grave and lay flowers at your annual anniversary...do you know how you will be remembered after your demise...Madiba will forever be remembered because he lived and his legacies are forever....