Chippla's Weblog – Liberia Votes
“The Liberian election may not be headline news in the mainstream media but it is very significant not just for West Africa but the world at large. Who could have imagined this happening just two years ago when the warlord and tyrant, Charles Taylor was at the helm of affairs”.
Naija Jams - Reviewing Naija reggae star, Ras Kimono.
“Currently based in the United States, Ras Kimono, together with his Massive Dread Band continue to perform his unique naija-inspired take on reggae, that is quite unlike the many other unique flavors of Nigerian Reggae”.
Nigerian Times – Muses on the failure of Nigeria's not so great “Super Eagles”
“The failure of the Super Eagles of Nigeria to qualify for the World Cup Finals in Germany in 2006 has become a controversial issue among millions of soccer loving people in Nigeria and the rest of the World. Nigeria and fellow African soccer superpowers like Cameroon and Senegal failed to qualify where even such a lowly rated country like Togo qualified! And guess what? The national coach of Togo is a Nigerian! The former captain of the Super Eagles, the Boss himself Stephen Keshi.”
Big Up to the qualifiers , Togo, Ghana, Tunisia AND especially Ivory Coast and Angola At last some real footballers playing the game not the bunch of over fed, over paid unmotivated bunch playing in the top half of the European leagues. Super Eages – what a sorry bunch you are!
Trae Days - Nigeria's Online image at 45
Trae is sick of Nigerian's abroad complaining about the Motherland
” But what’s really annoying is when I see Nigerians raised here but now based abroad talking some dirty stuff about Naija like they were never here or like Naija is the worst place to be in. It really gets me sick”.
Dusky Thoughts – I'm Back!
DT is back from Nigeria's boot camp – NYSC, not for the faint hearted.
” From 4.30 – 7.30, exercise and drills. Then we were released for breakfast to continue again from 9.00 – 12.30. In the afternoon we had lectures and then more drill in the evenings. The only time we had for socializing was the last hour before light out, which was at 10.00pm”.
“Damn! They were riding us like slaves. Which would have been okay with me, had it not been the lack of toilet thing. Don’t even ask how I managed. It always required extensive plotting and planning. Heck, you had to plot and plan everything. At some point I had to plot and plan how to hide away from the soldiers. I got caught, but it was worth the try. I even got sent to the guardroom (as punishment) spent six good hours there too! It was a welcome change because in all my life I’ve never broken any rule before”.