Thursday, 27 August 2015

God knows nothing?


“God knows nothing and he knows it. Though, he makes us think he knows it all so as to have us in his grips. The knowledge of how much little God knows sets us free. If God knew everything as we always think, at least he wouldn’t have made mistakes. Yeah, God makes mistakes because as human, God knows not everything.” 

This paragraph I shockingly read from an article I found written by my late agnostic father. It was the first paragraph of the article which I can't give its' title. The article was hand written by my father and was signed by him before he wrote, '10 August 1980' which I assumed to be the date the article was written.

The article which I supposed my father intended to be unpublished illustrated in details how much of nothing God knows. The article before going into details, first of all pointed out five of God’s mistakes which according to the article includes:
  • God should have known better than place Adam and Eve in a garden that had the ‘supposed’ tree of knowledge of good and evil.
  • God knows not what he wants.
  • Jesus Christ wasn’t enough and how dare him attempt to fool man to believe he sent his only son to be sacrificed to him to wash the sins of man, even when he determines what sin is.
  • God has no plans to reach the whole world and only human’s wisdom has helped him in that regards thus far.
  • God created man in his own image.

I won’t promise that I can give more information about this article that I yearn to have further explanations to. But, I regret to have seen this article as I can’t control the headache thinking over the contents of this article has caused me. My mother's reactions when I questioned about the contents of this article wasn't helpful in any way. I wish to burn this article up, but I respect my father well enough not to. It is all the more confusing because before my father’s death he would always say, ‘Leave God for God as God is too complicated for human to allow himself get bothered by.’

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Up and Coming: Asikey

Asikey is the next big thing to hit the Nigerian music industry. She is usually referred to as a younger version of Asa by many who. Her songs has been making airwaves in several radio and television stations nationwide. The Rivers state origin Asikey who is signed to Pendulum records gladly granted this exclusive interview. I'm sure you would have a nice read through it. You can download her song at http://notjustok.com/2015/08/07/video-asikey-let-us-be/


Excerpts:
About yourself: My name is Asikey Albright George and I'm from Rivers state. I am an upcoming musician signed to Pendulum records.

When did you start doing music?: I started writing and composing at 15 but, I recorded my first song in 2013.

Have you always wanted to do music?: I did not know I really wanted to do music until 2013 though it's always been my craft.

What prompted your going into music?: I don't know exactly what prompted me to take this seriously.

What is your definition of good music?: Good music is an objective term. You might not consider what I call good music, good music. Good music is whatever music is individually appealing to us. But I would say good music is music I'd want to listen to over and over again.

What is your view of the Nigerian music industry?: I still haven't fully understood the entire system but I'm learning fast. It is definitely a growing one which is good. It could turn out beautifully in a couple of decades maybe.

Why your kind of music?: My kind of music is simply a reflection of me or whatever I am made of. I really know too little about the "why".

What are your greatest challenge so far?: My greatest challenge would be keeping my eye on the final target and refilling my energy reserves spiritully, mentally and physically.

What are your greatest achievement so far?: My greatest achievement would be being able to boldly face my greatest challenge as I mentioned earlier, everyday I wake up.

What are your motivations?: I am motivated by my attitude of creating positives and also by people's faith in me.

Your role model(s): I don't really call her a role model but strangely, for years now, I have felt naturally connected to Taylor Swift. I take her extremely personal.

What else do you do or wish to do apart from music?: I would eventually like to own or co-own commercial ventures. I am not a business head but I am beginning to get seriously interested.

What are your plans for your music career?: My plans, I cannot spill out yet. Best not to talk about them if you ask me.

How do you feel when referred to as a younger version of Asa?: I feel honoured. 

Your words for other upcoming musicians: I wont talk to musicians alone but to everyone chasing something out there. I would say; if you want it, and you are convinced it's yours, then you will be your only obstacle.


You can reach Asikey on,
Twitter: @asikey_george
Instagram: @asikey_george
Facebook page :Asikey Official

Friday, 21 August 2015

Fashionista Me: Godwin Chidiebere Maduagu

Name: Godwin Chidiebere Maduagu
Occupation: Student, Model
Fashion Sense: Traditional wears and attire
Reasons for preference of Fashion Sense: Cos it's more like me representing where I'm from, like me being an Igbo Man, It's more creative and fashionable, and makes me look UNIQUE.
Fashion Icon(s): Uti Nwachukwu
Best designer(s): Datigas Ankara Collections, Tosmege designs, Nala designs and Michy Okafor designs
Most Treasured Fashion Piece(s): Wrist wooden Bangle.


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Thursday, 20 August 2015

Busted

Then I noticed that my video sex call partner was still busy wanking as he moaned. I slammed the system hoping they didn't notice.

How could I resist him anymore after I have done that for three months. I can't wait to have him inside me. I loved him to bits and pieces and he was super cute. We met online and he was in the United States. He had asked for a video sex call which I obliged. I pulled up my laptop and skyping we began, forgetting where I was. 

I had gone to my sister's house. She had recently put to bed and would return from the hospital that day while my mother would come around for 'omugwu' the next day. It was just me in the house and my sister's cook who was busy making dinner.

It was crappy (the first time I would be having a video sex call) and fun really. I was reaching orgasm and was almost cuming when I noticed a hand on my chest running down my navel and then, down. Then, the being started sucking me. That was my sister's cook. A piece of man-candy that I had crushed on from the first time I set my eyes on him. I never knew he even noticed me. He was good licking, touching, fondling, sucking and rimming me to cloud nine. Such an ecstasy and a blissful cum.

Then it was his turn. I poured a glass of home made tomatoes juice on him, from his broad shoulder down to his manhood. I licked and sucked up all the juice and his body while he moaned gently. He placed his tomatoes juice covered dick in my mouth and I sucked away as if my life depended on it. I sucked him till he wanted to cum, then I pulled my mouth and stroke his dick gently until he shivered greatly and held me tight. He smilingly started pouring his cum on my face when the door flung open.

There was my mother, who was meant to come the next day and my sister and her husband who was carrying the new baby.

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Nigerian Celebrities in diaspora: David Oyelowo


He was recently announced to have been chosen to play James Bond in the audiobook of 'Trigger Mortis', Anthony Horowitz version of James Bond story. This making him the first black to be taking that role.

Known mostly for his role as Henry VI in the popular play of Shakespeare story, David Oyelowo is a Nigerian. He is an English actor and has starred in various award winning films. His role as king in Henry VI made him the first black to be acting an English king in a major Shajespeare production. The actor, producer, director and writer David was born in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England to Nigerian parents of Yoruba decent on 1 April 1976. He is married to Jessica Oyelowo with whom he has four children. His mother worked for British Rail while his father worked for the then state-owned British Airways. He studied theatre studies at City and Islington College and later enrolled for a year in an art foundation course at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. While in City and Islington, a teacher suggested that he should go into acting. 

David began his career in 1999 with his picking a role in a season with the Royal Shakespeare company playing roles in Ben Jonson's Volpone. His role as King Henry VI was received with massive criticism as it was considered colour-blind casting. However, he won himself Ian Charleson award for Best Performance by an actor under 30 in a classical film in 2001 for his performance.

David who has also acted several television series, stage and radio dramas has won himself several awards and got many nominations. Some of his notable works include: Rise of the planet of apes; Selma; Lincoln; Middle of Nowhere; Nightingale among others. As a Director, he made his debut in 2006 with 'The White Devil'. David is alongside Lupita Nyongo casted in the adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie' Americanah.

David believed God called him to act Martin Luther King Jnr in the movie selma. This is what he had to say about playing the role, "I always knew that in order to play Dr. King, I had to have God flow through me because when you see Dr. King giving those speeches, you see that he is moving in his anointing." Everyone is however expecting he nails the role of James Bond in the audio book, but that doesn't change the fact that David Oyeolowo is one of the very best amongs the Nigerian celebrities in diaspora. 


Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Up and Coming: Prince Neche

One wouldn't be in the South East of Nigeria, and not be familiar with the name, Prince Neche. The up coming comedian was first runner up in AY maltina open mic 2014. It may also interest you to know that this young man is versatile as he combines comedy with acting, singing and event planning and packaging. Humility is one virtue that rocks for this young man. He is good at what he does that some of his colleagues can't help but think that he 'jazzes' up his audience. Enjoy this exclusive interview with him.


Excerpts:

About yourself: Alright my name is Prince Chinecherem Ukpai, popularly called Prince Neche, I'm from Ohafia in Abia state, from a family of four (all boys) and I'm the first. I am 22 yrs old.

When did you start comedy?: (laughs) I really can't say, I have always been a very funny fellow. I remember cracking jokes in church in 2008, but, I professionally performed on a stage in 2011.
What prompted your going into comedy professionally?: The joy I get from being the reason why people are happy and then the money involved.

Talking about making people, how do you define happiness?: For me it's an expression of joy.
From your own experiences, how lucrative is comedy?: Very lucrative, if you know what your are doing.

What is your definition of good comedy?: Clean funny jokes, laced with lessons.

Where do you gain inspirations from?: God, and everything and everybody around me.

Your role models?: Kevin Hart, Dave Chapelle, Eric Spears, Martin Lawrence, Eddie Griffin, Chris Rock. Mostly foreigners.Then in Nigeria, I have BasketMouth, Bovi and Akpororo.

Foreign comedians as your role models, don't you think you will have a problem reaching out to your Nigerian audience considering that you are influenced by foreigners basically?: No I don't, if you have seen me perform you will know I don't have that 'kinda' problem. Those foreign comedians open my sense of reasoning to places I wouldn't go normally.

What else do you do apart from comedy?: I'm into event planning and packaging, I'm into different levels of production. I act and I sing too.



How do you combine everything?: (laughs) my brother it is one step at a time.

What is your view about the Nigerian comedy industry?: It is a very competitive one. One has to always be at his best to make it.

Which comedian(s) would you want to work with?: Basket mouth, his creativity marvels me.

What are your plans for your comedy career?: By God's grace I'm working on a comedy campus tour that will cut across universities in the South East of Nigeria, that is the plan on my drawing board now. Other packages are coming up.

Your words to other brooding comedians?: Always work hard, be original and put God first, then your are bound to excel.


You can reach Prince Neche on,
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Fan page:  Mc Prince Neche
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Instagram: @Prince_Neche
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Monday, 17 August 2015

Seem missing: Angela Phillips

She once was alleged to be in a relationship with film maker, Chico Ejiro in whose films she mostly featured. She was also accused of being in a sweet romance with her 'spiritual father', Rev. Dr. Sign Fireman. Angela Phillips had denied all these. Although still single, she said that her ideal man must be God fearing, a trustworthy person, a friend who would be like a brother, father and husband to her.

The actress turned minister, Angela Philllips is born of an Igbo mother and a Yoruba father. She is a graduate of Public Administration from the Lagos State University. Her hobbies include reading, having quiet times and cooking. 










Sunday, 16 August 2015

Unsung: Bukola Oriola (Bringing the Story Back Home)


Bringing the Story Back Home is a one week tour of several private and public universities in Nigeria aimed at educating the youths on how to shield themselves from all forms of human trafficking. This is the initiative of Bukola Oriola, a survivor, an activist, a journalist, an author and the producer of the, 'Imprisoned Show', a show that features service providers, experts and law enforcement agencies that victims can reach out to. Ms. Oriola is also the brain behind the 'Enitan Story', a nonprofit organisation with mission to provide advocate for human trafficking victims, as well as empower them. Enjoy this exclusive interview with Ms. Oriola and be sure to reach out to her if you have any support to make to the project. You wouldn't know how much your little support can be worth.  
Excerpts:
 About Bukola Oriola (little biography):
I wear many hats. I was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria. I had my primary education in Lagos, my secondary in both Ibadan and Lagos, and my OND at the Polytechnic, Ibadan. I worked as an education reporter for six years before coming to the United States in 2005. Now, I am still a student. I am enrolled at the Metropolitan State University, Minnesota. I am responsible for running a nonprofit organization, The Enitan Story. The mission of the organization is to advocate for victims and empower survivors of human trafficking and domestic abuse. I produce a TV show called Imprisoned Show to shed light on the issues of human trafficking and domestic abuse across the world. I am also involved in a hair braiding business, Bukola Braiding, which I now use to teach others how to braid or start their own business. That is why I said that I wear many hats.

What 'Bringing The Story Back Home' all about:
Bringing the Story Back Home is a human trafficking awareness tour to enlighten the Nigerian youths through the colleges about the menace of human trafficking. The title of the event came about as a result of my own personal experience as a victim and survivor of human trafficking in the United States. Youths are always energetic and looking for opportunities at home or abroad. My goal is to equip them with proper information of how to prevent themselves or their loved ones from becoming victims. I have learned from experience that anybody regardless of status, career, education, even place of birth can become a victim of human trafficking. There are many on student visas who are victims of human trafficking.  There are also many on spousal or other forms of visas that become vulnerable. Sometimes, some become victims of domestic abuse, and at other times, they are exploited for their labor or sex. I believe that education is the greatest tool for prevention. More so, youths are armor bearers in the community. They can take the message to their immediate community, either to the younger ones or older folks. Basically, the idea of the program is to prevent human trafficking through awareness.

Motivating factors behind 'Bringing the story Back Home':
The motivating factor is personal experience. That is why I have also invited two survivors to join me on this trip. Most of the time, when people hear the phrase, “human trafficking” they think prostitution or sex. However, human trafficking is not just about sex. In fact, sex trafficking is only one form of human trafficking. There is labor trafficking. There is also organ trafficking. More so, I have received calls from several Nigerians here in the U.S. and Nigeria asking for help for themselves or someone they know. It is important to know the signs to look out for. Aside from the youth, there are several older parents suffering in the hands of their children here in the U.S. There are cultural differences that result into cultural shock, and, depending on where you end up in a country like the U.S., you can become isolated very quickly, which can lead to depression. I believe that when the youths carry this banner, they will be able to educate the older folks. For example, graduates partake in community project during their National Youth Corp Service. They can choose human trafficking as their community project to educate the community they have been posted to serve.

Why the choice of proposed higher institutions to tour for the 'Bringing The Story Back Home':
I chose higher institutions because they are armor bearers in the community. College students, regardless of age are very energetic whenever they are together. Having attended college at various schools in Nigeria and the U.S., I have learned that whether a college student is 19 year old or 59 year old, he or she works with the group to form a unified team. These groups of people will not only be able to educate their fellow students, but also their respective communities.

What do you wish to achieve with the 'Bringing The Story Back Home' project?
I hope to have the student body form one voice against abuse and exploitation of any form including human trafficking.

How supportive family and friends has been to the project:
My family and friends have been very supportive of the project. They have been helping me behind the scenes. And, I must say that I have a very large family that includes people that are not from my country or tribe. I am grateful for my church and college communities.

Talk about the 'Enitan story':
The Enitan Story is a 501c3 nonprofit organization with a mission to advocate for victims and empower survivors of human trafficking and domestic abuse. Founded in 2013 the organization has recorded success in providing both direct and referral services to victims and survivors in Minnesota and across the United States.
The services of the organization include community outreach through public presentations and Imprisoned Show, a TV show produced at one of the Public Access TV stations, North Metro TV in Blaine, Minnesota, Survivor Empowerment Sewing Program, Community Garden, and Empowerment Circle.
Imprisoned: The Travails of a Trafficked Victim is a memoir that chronicled my own personal experience as a victim of human trafficking. In my case, it was labor trafficking. It is also termed familial trafficking becau

Do you have plans to continue the 'Bringing The Story Back Home' project?
Yes. Bringing the Story Back Home will be a yearly program because a one-time event cannot make the desired impact of education. It has to continue every year where we will evaluate to see what is working and what is not. In addition, we want to be able to spread the word across various community members that will develop into having a coalition and task force that will be working with the national Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP). I am very grateful for NAPTIP and the U.S. Consulate’s collaboration on this project. There are training materials that we hope to share through the Office of Victims of crime (OVC) in the United States. This first year is for sensitization and understanding the people’s knowledge on the subject matter. Our long term goal is to see a network of students beyond Nigeria carrying the banner with one voice against all forms of abuse and slavery.

What are the plans?
The plans are to visit six higher institutions this year, University of Lagos, Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu, Yaba College of Technology, Bells University, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, and Caleb University, Ikorodu. During the visit, we will train staff, students and the community members about the dangers of human trafficking and how to identify a victim or how to seek for help. We hope to connect with local NGOs and international organizations represented in Nigeria to join us to work with the student community as this project grows.

What has doing this project done for you?
Doing this project has helped me to give back to my communities here in Minnesota and Nigeria. I have learned a lot and still learning in the process of organizing this event.

How do you define happiness?
I believe that hope brings happiness regardless of who you are, where you are, or what you may be going through.
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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bringingthestorybackhome
Twitter: https://twitter.com/bukolaoriola
Instagram: https://instagram.com/lovebuky/
Periscope: @BukolaOriola 
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Friday, 14 August 2015

Strong Girl: Mine is an Untitled Story

Mine is an untitled story. A story of many faces, that it can't be titled as no phase needs get more attention than the other.

It is a story of being called 'O me ka nwanyi', (a boy who behaves like a girl) as early as when I was a pupil in nursery school, as early as before I was five. A story of my teachers getting tired of punishing my then classmates for making jest of me and calling me derogatory names because of my effeminacy. Then I cried everyday in school because my classmates knew which chords to strike to bring those tears out.

It is a story of having to know the meaning of the word, 'homosexual' at age eleven because people called me that in school and even in the streets. It may sound funny and perhaps unbelievable that I also got to know what the words, 'gay' and 'fag' mean because people also called me that. It is a story of someone calling me hermaphrodite right before my face smilingly and mockingly. A story of someone meeting me and the first thing he said to me was, 'queer'.

It is a story of being a pedophile 'victor', a secret my family would only know if they read this. It is a story of being an attempted rape statistics, something I have to bury inside me, afterall boys don't get raped. A story similar to that of Joseph and Potipher's wife. But like Joseph I was found guilty. Only that I was lucky not to be thrown into the prisons like Joseph was, but my phone paid the price. A story of being seen as vulnerable, weak and easy to bully. It is a story of fighting to protect my dignity and to be strong and to be nobody's toy. It is a story of fear, praying fervently that I don't become victimized as Ms. Sahhara was while in Nigeria before she became transgender in Europe. A story of living life in fear of intimidation.

Mine is a story of having few friends as nobody wants to associate with the effeminate guy, after all, he is gay. Even the few friends hardly feel very comfortable with me, at least not in every where. It is a story of people telling me in my face how they hate and scorn me. It is a story of being popular for nothing, of having to manage a dozen eyes looking and starring at me each time I walk by the street because I catwalk.

It is a story of letting up on some of my dreams because all the hands that I would need turned me down. As they think that I am neither man enough nor human enough to pursue and run those dreams. The stigmatization and unnecessary attention doesn't help matters either. It is a story of having not to attend certain programmes and parties I would have wanted to attend because I am considered unfit, being effeminate. A story of a forced 'introvercy'. A story of waking in the middle of the night to cry my eyes out, at what a 'bad' life nature gave me, a life scorned by almost everyone around me. Praying at other times for a better life. A story of feeling abnormal, just like every one assumes me to be.

Mine is a story of having to be someone else at some points because me is seen as evil and me is hated. A story of wanting to express myself, but I dare not because my gestures would be mocked, my voice laughed at and my esteem shaken.

It is a story of having to learn to find love within, and not be bound by the gay label which comes with effeminacy. It is a story of wishing that being effeminate could stop being tough. It is a story of not loving me at some points, wishing to swap myself with some other dude. A story of being in fear of what I would be like, if I weren't effeminate. It is a story of finding love for myself even when surrounded by hate. It is a 'strong girl' story, a story of victory and triumph over that which I can't control. 

Mine is the Victor Ugoo Njoku story, the untitled story.

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Fashionista Me: Ixora Ubah

Name:  Ixora Ubah
Occupation: Student, Model
Fashion Sense: Casual and corporate outfits.
Reasins for Prefernce of Fashion Sense: Gives me comfort and class
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Thursday, 13 August 2015

Let Him Be


He is handsome, the kind of handsome that makes head turn. He is rich and dresses well. He is always seen wearing a smile as though he is smile-spell bound. His shoulders? Those biceps that makes him look as if he does nothing better than he gyms. 

You like him. Everybody does, children especially. But, you say he has a flaw. You say he is wicked. You say he is heartless. You say he is possessed and that he is a ritualist. I tell you that it is more than a flaw, that it is an orientation. I tell you that he needs help. You call me stupid. You say that it is his fault. You say he is to blame. You keep calling him wicked. You point accusing fingers on him without pausing to hear him out. Not giving him enough space to defend himself. Not wanting to find out who else may have been involved.

Was he the one who asked his parents to marry each other? Was he the one who asked them to decide on having five children? Did he ever tell you that he wanted to be the last of their children? Did he ask his immediate elder brother to be five years older than he is? Did his mother tell you that it was his decision that his other siblings go to boarding schools?

His parents needed someone to help take care of him while they were away. They needed someone who would bring him back from school, give him lunch, help him do his assignments, wash his clothes, watch over him till they were back from work and then of course, do other chores.

That was how Ebube came into their house. Ebube took good care of him, better than his parents imagined. Ebube treated him as a brother and a friend. Ebube loved him so much and he loved Ebube.
Ebube taught him something. Better still, Ebube made something of him. He practice what Ebube taught him and become who Ebube made him, you raise an eye brow, you push blames on him, you give him evil looks and curse him and call him wicked. Ebube had taught him how to love and feel for children, both boys and girls. Ebube made him a pedophile, yet you blame him.