Sunday, 29 June 2014

The Generation That Refuses To Ask Why.....

"But now we have acquired our rightful status, and I feel sure that history will show that the building of our nation proceeded at the wisest pace: it has been thorough, and Nigeria now stands well- built upon firm foundations." Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa's speech delivered at Tafawa Balewa Square in Lagos at the Independence Ceremony 1st October 1960.

The import of these words from the man -who would lose his life five years and three months later-who spoke those gallant words cannot but underscore how enraptured the pre-independence generation were at the birthing of a new country. A country of unique diversity and yet with a deliberately overlooked oneness, such as you would notice amongst siblings sired from different wombs.
The words being spoken now in the same country make for a plethora of questions as to the true sturdiness of the foundations Sir Abubakar alluded to in that October 1st 1960 speech of his. I dare say, that just as one generation was obsessed with the ideas of building a nation fortified by it’s unique strength in adversity in face of  a rising morning sun that was the emerging Africa of the 1960s another generations finds itself in a cocoon of misdirected energy with an ethereal proclivity for self-destruction. 

Saturday, 23 March 2013

Cheaper ways to live and save.: Buy This, Not That. Frugal Budget Living

Cheaper ways to live and save.: Buy This, Not That. Frugal Budget Living: On a frugal budget we all have to live without a lot of the things that we thought we needed some much. In some cases we know some things...

Monday, 11 April 2011

We must be crazy to think they are crazy

"When the world's gone crazy and it makes no sense
There's only one voice that comes to your defense
The jury's out and your eyes search the room
And one friendly face is all you need to see
If there's one guy, just one guy
Who'd lay down his life for you and die
It's hard to say it
I hate to say it, but it's probably me
I hate to say it
I hate to say it, but it's probably me"

A few days a go I came across a mentally challenged person. At least challenged from this side of sanity.
For all I know she probably thinks we all are raving mad.And can't understand why we all kept on staring  at her and her baby as they rummaged through the rubbish piled up on the side of the main road.Hmm, garbage piled up by the side of the road in the very heart of the business district,cannot be the act of sane and mentally agile people or can it?

If our brothers and sisters who have-kolloed- came from a sane society, they wouldn't end up walking distances all around our city.I mean some world records may have been broken by these folks for long distance walking. So you cannot but ask yourself, who really is crazy? Us or them? They've liberated themselves from every care except to sleep,eat, wake up and occasionally indulge their basic instincts.Who cares if they have to get breakfast from your garbage;heck it's totally free.Besides a few days ago-Friday the 8th to be precise- I saw on travel channel  this group that goes around New York City picking garbage and actually eating what they salvage.So what the heck....?

We are what we are,someone ought to take better care of these our liberated ones, because as it is we are doing no better than they are in this dog-eat-dog society of ours. Or better still we hand control over to them.

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Hello World!!

Funny, but at this time I'm excited to write this -in a scary kinda way-but I'm also a bit nonchalant at the same time as to the ability of this blog to create any impact out there.
This is turning out to be gibberish but frankly, I couldn't careless.This is umezosphere, my own section of the world where all that truly defines and belongs to me,is expressed without any need to please to satisfy or gratify or glorify anyone else..!!

So love it or loathe it....
I don't think I really care..
Anyways..Hello again world.