Sunday 18 July 2010

Vocal Slender: A Cinderella Story

I am sure most of you have seen the very controversial BBC's Welcome to Lagos. As you know, I LOVED the series. I watched every single one, and fell in love with the resilience of my people, and their ever positive "e go better" mentality. And it is stories of people like Vocal Slender aka Eric Obuh from Ajegunle, that give millions of struggling Nigerians hope.

Firstly, I have been so sick and tired of Nigerians complaining that they only show negative things about Africa and Nigeria. What the HELL is wrong with us and why cant we accept criticisms of the reality of our lives. Did they shoot that documentary in a made up world? It was NOT a script on a set, these were the stories of REAL Nigerians, LIVING and SURVIVING in Lagos, making the best of the miserable conditions that they find themselves. Was BBC making up the stories or forcing the people to say those things? It is the TRUTH, and it is a very bitter pill to swallow especially when it is dished out by another party.

Eric is now in London performing in shows and has a record deal! I cant wait to go and see him, he's truly inspiring! I have even downloaded his album from Itunes!

There is an interview with the cast from Welcome to Lagos in the Guardian

"A lot of people who know me, my friends, and my family, they don't know I work in the dump. They believe I just do music. And I want to keep it that way, so I will have respect. It's not that the dump is bad, because the money I get from it keeps my body and soul together, and helps me make my music" Eric

"I'm not ashamed to work in the dump. All my neighbours know that's where I work.I don't rob. I don't steal. I'm an honest person. What is important is love for your family. That's what drives you to walk that extra mile. If there was a dump that was stinkier than this one, where I could earn more, then I'd go there to work, just to make sure my family enjoys life."

Now that's true talk!

Miss B

Sunday 11 July 2010

Goodluck's facebook page

I don't know if you guys have heard that our president now has a facebook page which he apparently regularly updates and reads. It is supposedly what informed his decision not to dismantle the Nigerian Football Association.

I have always been a fan of Goodluck, especially for his remarkable journey to the Presidency. He was always second choice but somehow made it to the top spot by consistency, dedication, humility and obviously immense and unbelievable Goodluck.

I like this idea of being able to connect directly with young Nigerians by hearing our views and suggestions to build the country.

Check out his F.B page HERE and share your thoughts. Heres my fave quote from GEJ (Goodluck Ebele Jonathan)

"It is not about WHO will change Nigeria. It is how WE can change her instead. Nigeria is the sum of our thoughts and actions. I've trained myself not to think anything but positive thoughts about this great country of ours since God and the people of Nigeria gave me the opportunity to serve- GEJ"

Miss B

Saturday 10 July 2010

Thursday 8 July 2010

Worst Nigerian Song.........Ever!!

Lmaoooooooooooo! Cheers me up everytime!