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Monday, March 30, 2009

I want to know...

why Nollywood and Ghanawood ( i refuse to use gollywood) prefers light skinned men and doesn't really care the colour of the women as long as they are fine (which is as it should be) . I mean shouldn't we be equal opportunity shades of skin hirers? i feel like the men are getting yellower and yellower.

Quite the opposite of hollywood- they love them some light skinned negresses ( i can use that word, i'm black)

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

the Nigerian Woman and the Soccer/Football Team

Now everyone knows football/soccer (from now on I will just use football) used to be pretty much the only thing Nigerians were really good at. Except now we aren't that good at it and fashion and music seems to be our new thing.

 Anyway when we were growing up (not that we late eighties babies are done growing up) you had to watch football or die of boredom on saturdays. (Remember???).  Most girls I know don't follow things the way boys do, knowing all the Stats and numbers, away versus home wins. 

No, we knew % hotness on team, % of crushes liked what team, % of nigerians on team, % family that lives on or around said team, and % of coolness attached to team. We studied these  stats at a young age and around the age of 12-14 decided to follow the team we just liked the look of , for family, friend, or just random coolness reason. I chose Arsenal, I think because Thierry was cool and have loved them ever since.

Now what is my beef: Nigerian men seem to think that because we don't always know all the weird details of the team we are not true fans. So, not true. Just because I don't know whats-his-face age and goal scoring record does not mean I don't want him to win. I mean just because I am screaming for you to win the race and I don't know how many races and the color of your favourite underwear does not mean I don't want you to win.

My point is: Nigerian women may seem to be fake fans or fans because of the men in their lives and I want to point out that maybe its because they see how important football is to you and they want to be supportive. Or maybe they just like the team because of the way they look and this will not stop them from going psycho over them just like you, Oh Nigerian Male.

NOTE: We have a fun new blog coming up here: watch that space!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

I did not...

campaign for nomination because i really don't think I did any fabulous blogging this year.
So I was not nominated.
Which is fine.

I have not socialized on blogville not because I don't read all your blogs (you've probably seen my IP Address (MA btw) on your blog), but I am so chatty I KNOW I will never get any work done.

In answer to some questions.


Monday, March 16, 2009

On the much maligned nigerian woman

Recently there has been a rash of comments around me by all kinds of people (mostly male) around me, either live or in blogsville about something that is wrong with Nigerian women. Example of a much nicer version of the things I have heard can be read here in Kpakpando's post

Actually most of what Kpakpando said is true and even applies to most women (trust me I have inside knowledge from going to a women's college)- so me I am not even going to fight.

But I wanted to talk about two issues that men like to harp on about but they are being really unfair...

the Nigerian woman and the weave
Now, it is now accepted that the Nigerian woman that likes oge (fashion) has to have a weave that is at all times on point but often is not. Some men will claim they don't like weaves because they are fake and go on to rant that nigerian women are too fake in general.

I say: Hypocrites! Liars! Pretenders! World Members (see previous posts)
I'm going to use myself as a test subject: Sometimes I have a very well-kept afro and sometimes i have a weave. ( sometimes I have braids but we'll let that go for now).

Typical NIGERIAN party scene with fro (note that results may vary in companies of mixed nationalities, what can I say white folks think I look hot with an afro)

Nigerian man: hey what's your name?

Me: it's...

Nigerian man: sorry not you, (repeats question to my weavilicious friend or friend with long straightened hair (depending on the day)

Me: oh .

Typical NIGERIAN party scene with unbeWEAVABLE hair:

Nigerian man: you look really hot tonight

Me: thanks,

Nigerian man: Do you want to dance / Can I have your number

Other Nigerian man: She's already dancing with me.

Same person, Same makeup, different hair.

Why? I have decided I don't understand the Nigerian male mind, but it for some reason prefers a weaved female to an unweaved female. Nigerian women have simply learnt to adapt..

Next Rant: the Nigerian woman and the soccer team
coming soon

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Chris Brown on manager...

"I did not have textual relations with that woman."

i kid i kid

Monday, March 9, 2009

It ends now

You know how when you are looking for something and you have to calm down to find it, and you sit down and just clear your mind and it turns up?

Well, my friend (dear heart) pointed out to me that that which I seek is probably in front of me just waiting for me to calm down and look properly, or just calm down.

So I'm no longer looking in a scattered manner, I will be calm and I will grow up, control my crazy  (lol) personality.

How about that?

and Happy Birthday to my favourite extra-terrestrial all grown up. You know you.

Saturday, March 7, 2009


i feel increasingly alone.

and i don't have poem to write about it.

I don't know why.

Thursday, March 5, 2009


*As you may have noticed I'm going back to the original purpose of this blog, the written word. I'm returning to my craft.*

Wings spread eyes fierce arms stiff

where you going lady?

lips curved feet planted eyes bright

everywhere, friend, everywhere.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009


Wanderer wonders why
Wanderer wonders why Wanderer wanders
Wanderer wonders whither Wanderer wanders
Wanderer wonders whether Wonderers wander

Wanderer wishes Wanderer's wonders
were wonderful wishful wonders
Wanderer's wonders were weak woeful wonders.

Wanderer wanders wondering
Wanderer wishes wandering would

p.s this is a result of extreme dizziness, join me?

Monday, March 2, 2009


I just asked someone to not be in my life
He wasn't a bad man
Just not good for me.

Meanwhile it is snowing heavily as if in sympathy.

I remain waiting.
God is my matchmaker