Monday, 22 December 2014

SEASONS GREETINGS FROM NIGERIAN ACTOR, AARON SUNDAY

We all know Christmas symbolizes the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ and that means we have to show love and give to those that do not have...It is a festive period and my humbly advice from me to you is to be healthy, eat healthy during all your merriment at this festive season because health is wealth and am sure we do not want to start the year visiting a doctor.

It's been an amazing year for me as a human being, an actor and a Nigerian but I will like to say a big thank you to these amazing people who have given me the opportunity to showcase my talent to the world and made my 2014 a memorable one...Mr. Fred Atigogo, Mr. Bakare Adeoye, 'Deyemi Olowa, Best Okoduwa, John Attah, Mr. Niji Akanni, Mr. Abiodun Nurudeen, Mr. Umoren Ubong, Peace Asigbe, Mr. Femi Maxima Ogundoro, Mr. Tunde Olaoye, Mr. Wale Adenuga Jr. Mr and Mrs. Okpebri, Charles Uwagbai, Ufoma Ejonubo and so many others who are not mentioned here but I do appreciate everyone who is having a positive impact in the development of my career and to my fans spread across the country, I say thank you finding me delighting to watch.

May God continue to bless you all and we shall see again in 2015 by Gods Grace and mercy. I wish you all a Joyous Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year...

Saturday, 20 December 2014

HAVE A ''NOELISTIC'' CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY...

We are at that period of the year when a lot of us shop till we drop..I do recall that the website of one of the biggest online store in Nigeria crashed due to a ''black Friday'' syndrome. It is also the period when a lot of us expect a ''13th month Salary'' scheme and not forgetting those of us who have been saving via micro-finance, thrift and all other schemes...The goal is to have a merry Christmas celebrations full of turkeys. fishes, may be pock or guinea fowl and It is absolutely a great feeling when you look back to how the year has been for you...some rough, others smooth but being alive gives you that ultimate joy...

However, there are some others who are presently in the hospital and I do not need to emphasize their state of health because a visit round the various wards at most hospitals would give you a reason to be thankful that you can walk with your legs, hold a glass of water with your hands...some of these people never planned to be in that state but do you know they are also grateful that their body is not laid six feet in the ground...

What do I mean by a ''Noelistic'' Christmas Holiday?; It is great gathering all the menu you need for this season and am sure your immediate family will be so grateful that their brother, aunt, cousin, father and mother made such a plan...but what about those who cannot afford to buy something tangible for the festive season?..Why don't you make something out of this holiday by making someone happy and thereby sowing a seed for the new year.

This is not only the time to count your blessings and naming them one after the other..It is also the time to show a little kindness...This is not only the time to ''shokirize'' yourself but also shock that person who thinks little of you...It is about good tidings, good love, good sharing amongst ourselves..Your kindness this season might just stop that person from committing suicide. Do we actually know why some of us are continually blessed?...perhaps you have been using that blessing well to the favour of others.

If you have always been a blessing to others, I guess this is just a motivational commendation for you to do more but If you have never lifted a dime out of your wallet to assist someone..please use this season and reflect on the conditions of others,,,remember, It is not permanent and trust me, there is no good feeling about it if the table turns around..

I would also love to appreciate everyone across the world who takes time out of their schedule to read my posts..It means a lot when I get good reviews about my publication and I hope to improve in the coming year..To those who are part of my career development, I say a big thank you for the everyday opportunity given to me to prove my worth...To my friends on and off the social media, I also say thank you for supporting the continual existence of this blog...


Tuesday, 16 December 2014

EVEN WITH VITILIGO, SHE STILL ROCKS THE MODELLING WORLD...

I was checking out the contestants of the recently concluded edition of Tyra Banks's Americas Next Top Model when this beautiful woman caught my attention.Chantelle Young, A 19 year old from Toronto who was part of the top models..I am not here with a pity-party story about her but I was touched that even with her condition, she is fascinating as a model and that song just came to my head right there..''I know I can..be what I want to be..'' There was some level of uproar when she was evicted but she took it in good faith..
Now, I do not know what your deformities are as a male or female..or I do know we sometimes feel uneasy coming out with our vulnerabilities but how long would we sit back and watch our dreams fizzle away like a wind..You are beautiful just the way you are and do not let anyone make you feel less, rather, look for ways to turn that circumstance into a positive energy..I know It might not be easy in some countries with a lot of socio-economic dramas but take a deep breath for a minute...charge yourself up and say I can..you were created for something..Find it today!
Chantelle has broken that barrier and placed herself at a very strategic position where brands who are unique and outstanding would want to relate their goods and services with that of Chantelle...and that means, customers would want to identify with such a family...Already, she has been offered to be the face of a Spanish brand, Desigual's fall campaign and am sure there are more offers waiting for her..What are you waiting for..?
Chantelle (real names-Winnie Harlow) has actually thought about suicide and I know there are several thought-process like that around the world but stories like this should appeal to our dear heart and give us that boldness and courage to pursue our dreams...As the new year approaches, prepare yourself to rule the world through your talent..make yourself present and have a voice despite any physical challenge.

BUHARI; THE ECHO OF CHANGE FOR NIGERIA?

He is 71 years old and a retired Military Officer but he wants to rule this nation again..Some have questioned his return but it seems a larger percentage of Nigerians would gladly cast their votes for him and he can then help restore sanity to the process of governance in Nigeria...Yes, I am also amongst the general populace that want change so badly and my change is not based on religion, party or tribe but a long term process of change that my unborn children can benefit from.

We question the return of Retired Major General Muhammadu Buhari but how many of us are truly ready to stand up for this nation..Is he truly the man that will bring that change?...I do not know but I believe an opportunity should be given because he has been in the system before and we all know or hear stories about his leadership qualities..Infact, that discipline is what my Nigerians need..We are very lawless and our state of mind drinks and eat corruption at the expense of our close neighbours.

I do not want to dwell about the state of corruption in this nation because they are issues that every social medium or the traditional media has dwelt on and we can never stop talking about it until the culprits across the federation are brought to book...but my heart yearns for change and everywhere I go, the name Buhari is on the lips of everyone. Do you know why everyone keeps talking about Buhari?....It is change..I ask..Are we not tired..? How long shall we continue to live this way?...Will a cup of rice given to you during a campaign serve you for a week?...Why not use your vote wisely so as to have the benefit of buying as many cups of rice with your income that can serve you very well for a month...Am talking about rebalancing our economy which has been controlled by a few powerful people.

Buhari has been on the verge of this change since 2003 and I believe we have reached a matured stage at which most Nigerians feel the need to keep the spirit of this nation together by voting for change in 2015..Now, the social media is busy everyday with various write ups emerging in relation to establishing a good PR for Buhari..Some have also asked If he is still the same man that ruled back then and saying He might have an hidden agenda, some of which has been related to him making the nation a full Islamic country..These are speculations and everyone is entitled to their opinion but I believe we should look on the brighter side of what this nation needs right now.

This is not a case of saying ''May the best man win''..It is a case of turning the table around for once and lets see how the country can be governed from another point of view or perspective amidst flushing out the corrupt system..Our democratic system is in a critical stage and Its level of maturity will be confirmed on the outcome of the coming elections..If a change is truly allowed and things take shape, then, we are truly growing democraticly...I respect the power of Incumbency but again the peoples choice also matters..Vote Wisely If you have the future of your children in mind...








Friday, 12 December 2014

NIYOLA'S BIRTHDAY; IS THAT A SWIM SUIT BY THE EXTREME LEFT?

This is one of the pictures taken at Niyola's birthday party and I lifted it from OMG Nigeria but what caught my attention was the outfit by the extreme left..I call on all you Fashionistas and Stylists to please help me explain what this lady is wearing..It really looks tight on her and so I thought it was a swim suit but again..I cannot see any pool...or have I lost my Fashion hormones and do not have a clue about how to be trendy...?

A POLITICAL OR SOCIAL HUG?

This picture of Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo and former minister, Oby Ezekwesili at a book launch is no more news but am sure the gist around the intent would go on for a while..How can this be described without hating on any of the parties involved?..but it seems more like a social standard to me...these two personalities might just be closer than we think and they both felt relaxed about it, even in public...

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

LIFESTYLE- DO NIGERIAN MEN HELP THEIR WIVES IN THE KITCHEN?

It is very easy to take a swipe at me by wondering what my topic means considering being a single man who does not have an idea about the life of a married man but this question emanated from a chat I had with a close female friend and she asked me If I can be an helping hand in the kitchen for my wife and I paused for a while before giving an answer but I had to analyse the question to the best of my ability..

To be an helping hand takes a lot of thought process, perhaps they should include it in one of the vows so that every woman can be assured that their man would always be there or can we have a situation whereby women take their men to court for not assisting in the kitchen..? What would make a man stay away from the kitchen?..If you are the lazy type who stays away from the kitchen as a bachelor, your woman or women should not expect you to be a ''Superman'' in the kitchen after marriage.

What would make a man stay away from kitchen?..I would like to respect those men who have decided to keep their wives at home while they do all the working..I do not expect them to retire to the kitchen after the days work and pound some slices of yam and at the same time, I do not expect a man who is usually home before his wife to lay back and chill for the wifey to get home and perform a miracle in the kitchen..thumbs up to all the women who still make it to the kitchen planet after an hectic day at work and on the road.

I really have not given a reason why a man would stay away from the kitchen...and that is because we all differ and our reasons would differ too but above all, I do know that some men cannot cook and that could be a reason why they stay away from the kitchen..Lets face it, It is a good thing helping out in the kitchen but If you were not helping out while in a relationship or dating, It might be a little hard for you to establish that new part of you in a marriage where a lot of courses are being taken..Remember It is an institution.

For everyone who is a regular help in the kitchen, I say thumbs up to you and am sure the women will respect such a man especially If he is totally committed to caring for his family and I do not expect should be taken for granted. I know some of you might go all about saying this is Africa and the man provides the daily bread while the woman is the home maker but please wake up because Its 21st century and love operates in mysterious ways such as a man carrying the hand bag of his pregnant wife.

I am not here to create a lifestyle for you but helping out can be a part of romance; you slice the plantain while she fries; she boils the yam while you pound; you can both clean the dishes and all that..As for me, I can be an helping hand only when I return home at a good time but can always make myself available during weekends when there are no engagements...but when the children starts coming in, there must be some adjustments to such operations. Perhaps you are wondering what to do to your failing marriage, why not try helping her out in the kitchen...just an opinion.



Photo Credit - www.naij.com

AMBODE VERSUS AGBAJE; ELECTION OF ALL ELECTIONS COME 2015- THE BROOM OR THE UMBRELLA?

In an earlier publication, I established few notable names that will be running for the number one position in Lagos but presently, Its obvious the battle is between two personalities; Jimi Agbaje of the Peoples Democratic Party and Akinwunmi Ambode of the All Progressives Congress..These two emerged winners from their respective primaries and we must acknowledge all other candidates who came out to contest but I guess these are just the most preferred personalities that Lagos needs to move its state forward, a matter that will be settled at the polls in 2015.

Jimi Agbaje is a Pharmacist by training and has decided to pitch a tent with Peoples Democratic Party to run for the number one position..As we all know, Mr. Jimi Agbaje had earlier in 2007 made an attempt at becoming Governor but all of that is in the past now..What speaks for him now is the reputation and charisma most Lagosians are attracted to. Can he continue from where Governor Fashola stops? Is he reliable enough to rule the centre of excellence considering the attitude most Lagosians have towards the Umbrella Family, perhaps, they have a better agenda than the APC...Well, all that matters when we take our time to know what is best for us, our children, family and Lagos.

There are several comments about the credibility of Jimi Agbaje under the Peoples Democratic Party because he must always obey the ''Fathers'' behind his victory If he becomes Governor but are we saying Ambode will also operate based on his own agenda or the laid down rules of the mighty weights of the party..I really do not see either of them operating Lagos on their own standards..My interest lies in the continuity of the immense work Governor Fashola has started..I really do not care about the power play of both parties but the legacy of our mega city must be sustained.


Akinwunmi Ambode is one candidate that has the leadership quality no doubt; let me run you through a little profile I found on a website dedicated for his campaign I presume..I must say his publicists are doing a great job...Akinwunmi Ambode was a former Accountant General of Lagos State, held many financial positions in his 27 years in the Lagos State Civil Service and so I assume he once worked under Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu when he was Governor of Lagos...He is an accountant, administrator and a public finance management expert.

Do we sit on the platform that he knows the system well?, he has been there and done that..he knows the process and so let us just assume he is a better choice as Governor? considering the party he will be running from but It is not about all of these alone..I believe the best strategy now is to have these two battle it away in a live televised debate where they will both express their desire to be true leaders in our present democratic dispensation.

On the other hand, I would want the deserving choice to concentrate more on the interiors of Lagos; there are some areas Governor Fashola has not covered or perhaps more needs to be done but I am actually happy about these choices...Another deciding factor will be their choice of running mates and I see Honourable Abike Dabiri-Erewa running alongside Akinwunmi Ambode, which will boldly give the APC their victory but am sure a female will also run alongside Agbaje.

When the best man wins under a smooth, free and fair election, It will set a standard for true democratic process all over the country..where the people's choice matters and not imposing anyone on the people..Let us all go out and get our voters card at all cost and put in the best candidate..I have not decided where I stand because I have heard various analysis about the two candidates but I actually know where I stand deep inside me...above all, Lagos must move forward as we cannot allow all standards to be compromised by anybody..#EkoOniBaje





Thursday, 4 December 2014

WHAT IS YOUR PURPOSE FOR YOUR COUNTRY AS A NIGERIAN?

It is always a feeling of joy and happiness whenever a new baby is born into a family..that moment when the woman gives a final push leading to the cry of the baby that literally proves that the child is alive..I believe every mother cannot forget such an experience but after the child has come of age...so many factors begin to shape his thoughts and relationship with people...I had almost a 2-Hour conversation with a friend about my country Nigeria and I must say this was absolutely different from any random gist I must have had in the past.

When I say there are some factors that shape how we think..It was very obvious my friend desires the best for his country..I know a lot of us think that way too but there are some of us who would prefer to dance along with the condition, Do you think that is your purpose?...Why do you think you were born in the first place...?

I would love to break down this piece to Nigerians because that was the centre of my conversation..I have not travelled outside my country before but I do believe life cannot be as bad as it is for some Nigerians here..It is very obvious we have a problem of leadership and we dance to one tune every four years..What is your purpose in the coming election? Is it to rig, steal ballot boxes, destroying the chances of the rightful candidates or Is it to collect a plate of hot jollof rice and a piece of meat..What exactly is your purpose...? You might think it does not matter but if you do not clarify your purpose with your conscience, You are in for another messy four years.

Of what purpose is my gift of writing, If I cannot inspire my generation about being a true ambassador of Nigeria..Of what use is my blog, If I only update Nigerians about how Omotola kissed her husband in traffic..When I can drive a traffic about bringing a change to leadership via choosing the right candidates...These were some of the lessons from my conversation with a friend..I was scolded psychologically and I felt bad about the situation of my country.

Some of us go to bed on an empty stomach...Some of us have to wash our shirt and trousers at night, so as to make it ready in the morning..Some of us have to walk a distance just to save some cash for the day...Some of us live online just to make ourselves happy because the real life is quite frustrating..Should we say thumbs up to every Nigerian who has an habit of dropping a great biblical quote everyday...Are we not tired of the mess..Who says you cannot eat a complete three-square meal..? Who says you do not have the power to elect who you want...Do we want to eat dance the same beat for another four years...?

I can talk for forever and It might bore some of you because you might have given up on this nation but we do not know how much God loves us...We have a very large community online..I will not be surprised If a survey proves Nigerians as the largest social media users across the world because we eat, drink and sleep the social media...Then, we should simply divert that energy into propagating for change at this elections by choosing the right individual..forget party and vote for personality..Let us secure the future of our children and the ones yet unborn.

When you see an American, You think of Hollywood...When you see a Japanese or Chinese, You think of Technology..When you see a Nigerian..You actually get confused but that has to stop..think about your purpose as a Nigerian..I am as guilty as everyone out there!