Eid Mubarak , people ! We celebrate the resilience of the father of Faith , willing to give his priceless possession to the one who gave it to him in the first place .👍🏾. As you prepare ur palates to blend sumptuous pieces of roasted 🐑… or better still , when u begin digging ur dentures for shreds hidden therein with ” imported ” toothpicks 😅.. take time to think 💭 What are YOU willing to give to the Almighty , who BTW , gave you everything you have ? One correct way to give to him is to give to those in need .. peep 👀 outta ya window …😅.. thank YOU .. for giving .. blessings always
I am so close to being half a century old that I am no longer ashamed to say what I am … yep ayam “coming out of the closet” . I am not ashamed to say that AYAM OLDSKOOL 👍🏾 beeni ! When it comes to music 🎶.. I am old school ! When it comes to discipline , I am overwhelmingly old skool ..( there is no child of mine that doesn’t know kasali my three piece koboko .. faithful friend ❤) . I love science , I love adventure , I love the creating of new things .. I remember visiting the Bhurj Khalifa at dubai .. what levels ? Man mi my heart leaped in bounds sha in the lift … I respect gravity o .. we have had our issues when I was a small girl and I still have the scars to show … I don’t like to defy gravity .. what for ? To each his own na .. gravity is there , me I am here … issokay … beeni , ayam old skool like that 😎..👀..so I have been thinking of lagos rains and floods … no be only naija claim land from sea abeg ! Nations have been doing it for tey tey … and it’s all gud .. until you see what the island of lagos looks like in the past few days … my mind goes back to genesis 1 .. God commanded the oceans to move back and make room for land … I remember a song by Nicole ” who told the oceans , ” you can only come this far “.. water my people say will always find it’s Levu… so there appears to be boundaries that we do not see … tor if the land cross the boundary nko ? What appun ? Abi before you buy house at lekki and its environs you have to learn to be a professional diver ni .. me ayam old skool for this matter o .. fela say “water no get enemy ” pls that does not mean that ” hin get friend ” .. echiche kacha mma o .
I just remembered an incidence that happened at home in my teen years . My mum who was a wholesaler of Coca-Cola drinks , gave an ” uncle ” who was also her driver instructions ” take 20 crates of coca-cola to mama ” lagbaja’s house ” and bring 20 empty crates back O ” so uncle went to Iya lagbaja’s house to pack the empty crates . He came back and off loaded them then began to load 20 crates of filled Coca Cola bottles . My mum slowly and unbelievably asked ” what are you doing ?” His reply ” I went to Iya lagbaja’s house to get empty crates and now I want to take full crates back to her ” 😱 my mum began to vibrate … She was obviously going to have a fit 😀. ” ode ! She screamed !Why didn’t you just carry the crates with you and then bring back the empty ?” The man’s response was epic 👌🏾 and till date we refer to him with this phrase ” he said to my mum with his thick yoruba accent ” the shame tin noni ” ( meaning ,taking drinks from my mum’s store first or after didn’t make any difference ) 😂😂 I Tim 5:24 remember the sins of some people are obvious , leading them to certain judgement . But there are others whose sins are not revealed until later . In the same way the good deeds of some are obvious . And the good deeds done in secret will someday come to light .. My Peepu in my thick yoruba accent ” the shame tin noni “😂😂gnite world .. May we rise with the dawn 🙏
My addiction to Coca Cola is almost as old as I am .. My mother was a distributor and I was an expert at .. Errmmmm well , let’s just say padding 😀. Till date she does not know the number of missing bottles whose content found their way to my gut 😀. As a teenager I Thot that I am the Gee … Smart Alec .. I was downing an average of 7 bottles a day …BTW, Carbonated drinks according to science kinda deplete calcium from the bones 🤔.. So 4 decades down the line .. Parts of my frame are trying to ” serve retirement notices “😱.. At what age nitori Olohun ? Isn’t that life tho ? U sow terrible seed , in ur relationship with others , your diet , lifestyle , work , spiritual life etc and think u have escaped cos ” nobody knows ” .. Cos there are no immediate consequences …Then harvest comes ( and it must come )😱.. Abi if u sow won’t u reap ? The good book says as long as the earth exists , seed time and harvest time will not cease … Even if nobody sees , The law of sowing and reaping is as old and potent as the law of gravity …. ” karma” is a bitch o 😏.. Okay not much u can do about the seeds u have sown in the past … But now that u know … Be careful what u sow .. P.S. There is nothing like secret sin .. Satan always makes sure about that … Do not sow what u don’t wanna reap … ( as I reach over for NSAID and calcium tablets 🙃
For the life of me I don’t understand why all dis noise about “don’t do MMM , SSS , Bitcoin .. XYZ orisirisi Ponzi schemes ..😏😠 why the noise now ? 🤔I remember way back when , I was with an aunt and her son . Me must have been 21 ( just as I am now 😀) then . There was no light and the candle at the corner was all the light in the room . Bobo kept going towards the candle and me , I kept chasing him away . I was really getting irritated buh what was I supposed to do ? Watch him roast his fingers? 😩. So my aunt said ” leave him ” 😱 leave him ke ? Tor no be me get pikin so I left him , tho I knew what wud happen next ; what I found shocking is that my Aunty knew too 😳. Bobo let out a terrifying scream .. Not only had the flame touched his fingers , the candle wax had done automatic gumbodi on him … Oh he cried , my aunt got up and put cold ogi etc etc 🙄. I was angry .. Why is she so mean ???this is just a child ! She told me I am teaching him a lesson that he won’t forget . I still vex sha .Buh guess what ? The next day there was no light ,my aunt lit the candle and Bobo stayed away .. Very far sef … Never again … Bobo learned a lesson that no one could have taught him . So pls Kontinu , don’t mind anybody ojare .. Carry go 👊🏾👍🏾😄.
😱😱May Jehovah deliver us from the jagbajantis coming out of the music industry these days ! I was jejely minding my business in the mall , when this dude walks up to me selling his CD … Told me a bit about his hustles ….I thot lemme epp him , took one and gave him some money .he was very grateful and scurried off … 😱 if I see him again I wee download koboko on his head 😠😩 hustle ke ? Muzzle leleyi …😩😏soooo I pick up my pen and put words together :
2017 ah be slayin’
Mah henemiezz , yeeee dey be crying ‘
Baba , I pray dey be Savin ‘
Or nigbeyin won ma be fryin ‘
Emi ti mo
Mi o wa aiye Iya
Ba’ami ota ole so mi di suya ………( with my “eyin Omo wobe “voice )
Watching the Fulani man’s cows grazing , u will notice how quickly they nibble on grass … After grazing , they find a place to ” regurgitate ” what they have chopped and ruminate ( Google am ! More informative than Hollywood gossip 😀)That is they eat slowly this time . Rumination and meditation must be first cousins 😀Acts 17:11 Now the Berean Jews were more receptive than those in Thessalonica . They were willing to receive the message and every day they carefully examined the scriptures to see if these things were so . Berea and Thessalonica according to history were places in Greece .. U can’t separate the Greek from education ! They sought knowledge , these bereans , they heard what Paul said , and since he referred to scripture, they went back home to EXAMINE ( ruminate like the Fulani man’s cows )
Sooooo now u go to church , preacher man preaches , u take all he said , put ur yessssamen on it , swallow eferytin ” hook , line , sinker , preacher man and his pulpit “and head home . No questions , no thinking on what u just heard , def no opening of scripture to examine … Mba .. “Papa , mama , Father or GO said it ” finish ! … 🙄Just like the Thessalonians… EDUCATION…aka use ya sensi 😀… 2017 is a good year to leave “Thessalonica ” and camp in ” Berea” … Become a student of the scriptures…In his light , may we see LIGHT ..Hmmm Amin e po 😊
The amazing thing about a new day , month , year , season , is the opportunity to do it different . Okayy so , you made promises to God and ur conscience , to be closer , more disciplined , “holier” . But 2 days to the end of 2016 , u might have to agree with me that in my strength I achieved very little . It’s funny that I have been trying this method every year since the early 80’s … 🤔wetin dem talk about pessin wey dey do the same tin expecting different results ? 🙃. KOLEWERK … 😀 another year approaches , I will do it different . I will do it the way the WORD says .. Come as you are !! And I add my words ” Bullshit and all ” 🙃 . He is not asking you to please him without him , remember the Holy Spirit ” HELPS ” , why would he send help if we didn’t need help ? SUBMIT urself to the word … So that’s how I will do it . I will work out my salvation with fear and trembling.. FOR IT IS GOD THAT WORKS in you , so that u can be willing and doing what pleases him .Phil 2:12😱😳… … Maybe u have been tryna work it for just a few years , 😏 bro take it from a pro , KOLEWERK …. He has to do the work , ur only work is to submit to him … We are all “work in progress ” … But don’t let ur case be like lagos-ibadan expressway oo 😂, don’t cause traffic on the way to heaven because u won’t gbara duro 😀… May we experience amazing grace and mercy in the new year , so that we don’t become ” abandoned project ” . Amen !
NNEKA! beautiful ! that should be the meaning of her name ! sophisticated yet simple, elegant yet humble …. no better words to describe Nneka. she is a computer engineer …. should see the way she handles those machines … with the ” gentility”a man touches his bride ….
I met Nneka in a full gospel church , she is married to this handsome hunk of masculinity i will call nu-nu for obvious reasons( remember teletubbies’ naughty nu-nu ?) nu-nu is a successful business magnate , influential man in the society …. u know the kinda dude that everybody loves. can anyone “have it all?”Nneka seemed to …. beauty,brains,”benjamins”, bobo and butter …. everyone admired them . you should see them at church …. if the Lord needed a brother from another mother … it should be nu-nu … u know what i mean.
what of in public places ? LOVE DON FINISH ! for “we ladies” , nu-nu just walked out of the pages of Mills and Boons ! he opens doors for her , never seats unless she is seated , smiles at her and lovingly touches her …AT THE RIGHT TIME …. and yea i agree , that kind of guy is not born o … he only walks out of the pages of romantic novels !!LOL!
At home however , away from our prying eyes , nu-nu reveals other interesting characteristics of his , on the outside Nneka is “buttered”but at home she is ….. wait for it …. battered ! ( i wonder if there is anyway one can write words in “whispers”)
she had been married for 9 years before she summed up the courage to tell me . WHAT ! i screamed ? broda … nu-nu ?
now i must come clean here . i felt shocked at first , then anger , ermmm ok ok ,then a bit of rage … i thot of many imprint-able things i would love to do to him …. by the way i asked God to forgive me…. so there !!!!
DID YOU NOT SEE THE” MENE MENE “WHILE COURTING ? ( the writing on the wall is what i mean ) surely he must have shown some signs(check am sista check am !) but then u know what they say LOVE IS BLIND … BUT MARRIAGE WILL HEAL THOSE EYES !LOL!!TALK ABOUT BEAUTY AND THE BEAST !
WHAT WILL MAKE A MAN BEAT UP HIS BABE ? i remember my dad had a friend who used to beat up his wife . one day , they came visiting and my dad said to him “YOU MUST HAVE TWO OTHER HANDS HIDDEN SOMEWHERE ” the guy looked surprised and confused. Then my dad continued “SURELY IT CANT BE THE HANDS YOU USE TO BATTER HER THAT YOU USE TO CARESS HER ALSO!”
Nneka and naughty nu-nu are blessed with 3 lovely children and these children have witnessed the battering at one time or the other , which leads me to my second question :
WHAT KIND OF MAN WILL BEAT HIS BABE IN THE PRESENCE OF HIS SEED ?
i finally summed up enough courage to see nu-nu at a session … it was a battle for me … i was looking to refer them to someone else because i felt my better judgement could be tainted…but he insisted he will only talk to me . his excuse …. it’s because i cant control myself when i am annoyed ! BULL SHIT !( ehn ehn before u start sending message to my inbox that i cussed , just think of COW DUNG ( same thing ! hehe).
That is why man is NOT like a beast … beasts don”t have control … that is allowed …there was news about a 70 something year old man that was mauled by his tiger … that is in place …. not MAN!
CANT CONTROL KE ?yea I cant control my bowels sometimes but ” It don’t mean ” that I can release fountains no matter how pressed I am !
THE FUNNY THING ABOUT TEMPER IS THAT YOU CANT GET RID OF IT BY LOSING IT !LOL!
On a serious note though, the truth about beating up ur spouse is that the first time is the most difficult , after the first it gets easier and easier …… if you are one of those … and you may even have or think u have better reasons for doing it , i suggest u go for counseling , prayers, anger management classes , etc! of course this will be after YOU realize you need to do something about it ….
granted , genes play a role in our temperaments but like they say, temperamental is 90% temper and 10% mental!!!!God made man to be in Control so you should be in Control of your emotions …
“you don’t know how annoying she can be , she makes me get angry “…. THE GREATEST REMEDY 4 ANGER IS DELAY ! the good book says in proverbs 19:11 A WISE MAN RESTRAINS HIS ANGER AND OVERLOOKS INSULTS. THIS IS TO HIS CREDIT !
It will interest you to know that a lot of children who have problems in school and when i say problems , i mean theft , bullying , disobedience etc , usually come from homes where the mother or father is battered …. errr yes ! SOME WOMEN BEAT UP THEIR HUSBANDS ….. THAT ONE NA YARN FOR ANOTHER DAY !