It is exactly 10 days today since my last post. In 10 days, a lot has happened to me and the world around me.
First of all, I had the Fairy God Sister over @ mine :D. 2 bloggers, 2 computers and internet connection – it was social media at its best. Don’t get me wrong though, even while blogging and networking, we still had lots of fun.
Highlights: we saw Fast and Furious 5 at the cinema, she sneaked to a theme park without me (kidding), we shopped till we nearly dropped and the best part was the laughter. We had good laughs about everything you can possibly think of 😀
On the downside, I lost a former school mate somewhere within the 10 days, and loads of youths (National Youth Service Corps members) lost their lives in the post-election crisis in Nigeria. The tales were sad, so sad that there is now an ongoing campaign tagged PROTECT THE CORPERS. All Nigerian youths are urged to sign this petition.
Enough is enough of youths losing their lives at the altar of negligence on the part of those who are meant to protect them.
I was highly impressed when I learnt that the Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Raji Fashola had embarked on an evacuation exercise of Lagos corps members in the hotspots.
However, I still have a few links to share with you. I came across them while internet-surfing
Meanwhile, the “bloggers vs Arianna Huffington” debate is still on, and I found this –Lawsuit of the Day. The author said, “As a writer myself, I’m all in favor of writers being paid for what they do. But the lawsuit against HuffPo strikes me as a bit dubious….” Hmm!
There was also this article by Mfonobong Nsehe, who announced his reason Why Africa May Never Produce a Facebook. I am glad he said MAY and not WILL. his argument is premised on the fact that although Africa has its own share of Zuckerbergs, Masons and Picnuses, it lacks venture capital firms to fund these initiatives. Any astute business man reading this post may have just unlocked his key to a life of fortune and a place in Forbes’ list *wink*.
It’s taking every ounce of my willpower not to use an hyperbolic expression and say this is the first time I am seeing the Western media give Nigeria a positive coverage. But it did happen! The Economist gave a Nigeria a pre-election report that was void of ‘bad air’ – it was optimistic. I could not however ignore a tinge of sarcasm in the title of the article “They May Even be Democratic”. It is the kind of statement that would attract an immediate hot retort, “so what are you are trying to say?”
Africa’s music scene is fast improving and I am proud to present to you the latest video from Nigerian music artist, Darey Art-Alade. It’s fresh and different. Enjoy!