Eky's 2Cents

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Self Pity; Healthy sometimes!!!

I can see a lot of persons already shaking their heads in disagreement to the title of this post. Calm your nerves and read to the end, will you?

          

EBUKA AKARA; Making good use of the ASUU Strike!!!

That Nigerian students are on compulsory holiday due to the ASUU strike, is no longer news. Most students have wasted the four months they have been at home, eating tons of food and getting fat. Not this young man. He has grown his social media account to over 60, 000 followers on twitter and has become a promoter of sorts. Meet Ebuka Akara in his own words.


Book Review; BIG GRAMMAR, SEEING IS DOUBTING AND OTHER POEMS

This is targeted at the book lovers, poetry geeks, wordsmiths, art lovers like me out there. I recently came across the book mentioned above and found this review. I thought it was worth mentioning here. Find the review done by EMMANUEL LLOYD ONYEIKE below.


BIG GRAMMAR, SEEING IS DOUBTING AND OTHER POEMS (REVIEW BY EMMANUEL LLOYD ONYEIKE)

 Let me adapt the path of Mark Anthony in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, and say: “I have come to review BIG GRAMMAR and not to speak big grammar…”

Opinion; Can you date/marry someone you met on Social Media???




Hello my loves, 
Its been more than a minute. Happy November and rest of the year to you. I had to take some break. too much mourning and a whole lot of other stuff had to be done. But here I am in your face again. I missed you a lot more than you missed me, never fear. Unto the day's business now.

 

Male or Female Children in Nigeria; No need for a Superiority Contest!!!!

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As soon as I saw the topic for last Wednesday's NHBi, I knew it was going to be a fire-cracker of a time. I was right, it was. It was an expose on the very many opinions out there: from the enlightening to the downright hilarious. For the 1st time in a long while, I didn’t participate actively, just read and learnt from people’s opinions. Here’s my 2cents.
 

The issue of a preference for male children over their female counterparts is quite long standing. In our climes, particularly Eastern Nigeria, it reaches a different propensity. In most family and communal events, women are seen and not heard; only contributing by cooking the meals. In some places, a girl child is automatically denied inheritance simply

Monday, October 14, 2013

Miley VS RiRi; Naughty, Naughtier, Naughtiest!!!


 So its battle of the Hollywood baddies today; Miley VS RiRi (that's just alphabetically done o). I couldn't help but put down my thoughts as they have been all over the place whether I wanted to see them or not.

      Miley Cyrus and Some Cleavage         VS       

Sexual Fantasies; Can/Do/Will you share them with your partner?

Hullo, beautiful people on EKYVILLE. I trust your Monday has been marvelous and your weekend super, too. If you are in Nigeria and for some reason didn't get to rest at the weekend, you are in for a treat. There's a weekend before the weekend this week-end, so hang in there; okay?

DISCLAIMER: Now, this is for those who are legally espoused or legally old enough to be in a relationship. if you are below 18, kindly close this post NOW. So, we can continue. 

    

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

No Publicity is Bad Publicity; Jim Iyke's Example!!!!

                        

Okay. It has been all over the place. Apparently, our bad boy 'Jim Iyke' was delivered of 'some spirits' at TB Joshua's The Synagogue Church of All Nations over the weekend. Omo, no see reactions. Good. Bad. Super good. Super bad. Uber good. Uber bad. Almost everyone, including Segun Arinze, Charles Novia and our dear 'Afrocandy' has had a say on the matter.

KOP CORNER; Latest News and Rumours

                                                     
Hullo Kop family and scousehearts all over,
Welcome to a new month and the last quarter of the year 2013. we go into it looking strong; our position on the Barclays Premier League table is enviable, our long awaited muse (I hope) Suarez is back and on the scoring sheet, our ladies won the title for the first time and a whole other juicy stuff going on in KOPLAND , so to speak.

Here's your catch up session with all the latest news from our beloved Anfield.

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Friday, September 27, 2013

Frivolous Friday Question: Should You Date Your Friend's Ex???

It's a Frivolous Friday today, isn't it? It's raining cats and dogs and as usual, Eky's mind is adrift. How are you all? I trust you have had a wonderful week and are ready to party this weekend. I began my partying during the week though (grins).
Unto the frivolity of today. Should you date your friend's ex?
There is a school of thought which believes that a friend's ex, no matter how long ago, is

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Who would you be in Medieval Times?


I recently saw an adaptation of the Arthurian Legend, MERLIN. I have always been fascinated by those stories, myths and legends; as well as the Greek fables from both Aesop and Odysseus. Fascinating times and tales (we’ll examine them another day). Plus, a certain someone made mention of these times during an interesting and enlightening conversation.

                  


Anyway, it set my mind down the path of imagination; blame it on the days when I was forced to stage make-belief plays with my siblings or by myself, as opposed to going out

HBD Mrs. Bridget Ifeanyichukwu Onwumeh; World's Greatest Mum


Okay, so everyone says so about their mums usually, except under very difficult/extreme circumstances. But this woman right here, takes the cake and the icing too. I may be prejudiced, because she’s me mam, but anyone who knows her, knows that this is one of the few ‘SPECIAL ONES’ that have trod on the planet.

  Mama mia!!!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

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Opinion Poll; Will you leave your partner on the grounds of impotence?

Hullo my loves,
A wonderful Saturday is what I wish each and everyone of you. I trust your weekend has been awesome so far. Mine has been a little bit of everything. 

                                                                         
                                                  

A friend asked me some questions regarding infertility and a relationship not too long ago. Then yesterday, someone I know left her newly wed husband and moved out. They've

KOP Corner; Our Man Suarez

                                                      

I know what you are thinking. Its all about him today yeah? Maybe so, but its okay. This is a follow up to my June article Luis Suarez; Stay or Go? 

 

KOP Corner- Soji speaks; Why Suarez must stay

   Hi Red family,

Been a minute and then some. I have missed you, but kept a close eye on the ongoings. So we have a new contributor on the corner. He's as passionate as you all are, and his opinions make a lot of sense. We don't always agree, but that's the fun in it. Soji speaks to you all today about our man SUAREZ. Happy reading!!!

                                                                      
Soji Speaks; 


Since Suarez's 10 match ban began, Liverpool's record has been:

Thursday, September 12, 2013

THINKING CAP; PARENTING.




                

Hullo my darlings,

Its another thought inspired Thursday. So we all have parents, have had parents, are parents, intend to be parents. We all definitely fall into at least one or more of these categories.  For the orphaned, my sincere condolences. Your parents will always be a part of you; they live on in you. Please wipe your tears (Cheng I remember you specially).

Friday, September 06, 2013

Will you go clubbing with your Partner/Spouse?

                                                 

Do you remember the scene in Titanic where Jack takes Rose dancing after their boring 'upper room dinner'? That scene has stayed with me ever since I saw that movie. I remember her laughing, free of all pretense and having fun like she had never done before in her life with 'El-Stiffo of a fiance' (at least, that's what we were made to believe).

Relationships and the age dynamic!!!

         

More often than not, the age dynamic is beginning to crop up in relationships. It is becoming more fashionable, shall I say acceptable even in Africa and particularly Nigeria,

Artist of the day; Nickelback

So its a rock music weekend. Particularly, a throwback to the old days. I'm home with my sister and we recently discovered an old stash of CDs. So its reminiscing all the way. Don't tell her I said so, but my ear drums are stinging from all her Nicki Minaj listening and Glee watching........shhhhhhh!!!!
                                   
I found over 20CDs that had a Nickelback or 2 song in them. Boy, did and do I love this group. The lead singer/guitarist, Chad Kroeger's voice crawls over your skin

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Re; DEAR BETTER HALF- By Ekenedilichukwu Shirley Onwumeh

Hi my loves. Happy TGIF. A friend sent me a dear spouse letter and in typical Eky fashion, I wrote my own version. Its funny but has some truths and some, well regular-girl mentality stuff. Happy reading!!!




                                                                                   
                     

My dear other half, 

I begin by addressing you with your proper title. There may be many better halves out there; there is only one other half for me- YOU. I am glad to have this conversation with you. It sets the tone for a wonderful lifetime ahead of us: we can refer to this conversation as our own styled pre-nuptial agreement. It's our own style because it has nothing to do with money (please note, that I will take your money though: it's mine by right, or so they tell us these days). 

Naija REDS; Happy Birthday Kolo


                                         














He's one of us. He's an extrovert, sanguine, quite brilliant, highly opinionated, nice and extremely passionate about football, Liverpool FC. This is our swan song for one of ours.

Mujib - Happy birthday to one die hard red who's unending passion for the club is unnerving, relentless and inspiring".
May your days be longer and may the good Lord continue to bless you in Jesus name!!
YNWA!

   

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Artist of the day; JOSH GROBAN!!!

Hello my loves. How have you been? Its been pouring endlessly since yesterday and rainy days are usually music days. So I was recently re-introduced to classical music by a friend of mine (bless his heart), and I have been voraciously listening to Josh. His voice is like the waves of the sea, particularly in the classical 'Alla Luce Del Sole'. It amazed me to no great end, that an American like him sounded like he had spoken Italian all his life; especially as I saw him in a scene on the TV series 'Glee'. Remember the movie Troy? The entire soundtrack is one song, and its Josh's. (now am just showing off the information Obinna shared with me; bite me)



Monday, August 26, 2013

KOP Corner; MELBOURNE- 95,000; Only LFC can do this!!!

                                              

Yeah, she's back again.

So I have been particularly optimistic that the time for LFC to reclaim its glory days are upon us. Last season, a couple of persons laughed like crazy when I said that. But since the summer, the happenings have reinforced my belief; that its the upward curve of the graph for us.

Senator Ahmed Yerima; Should he be allowed to walk free???

                                
 So like most of you, I caught up with this man's interview on Channels Television yesterday night ( click here and here to view, if you missed it). I was particular, because I was expecting hear him declare the brand of 'goof' - better known as 'MARIJUANA' he was smoking to defend his marriage to a 13 year old.


                 

Instead, the guy goes on to say that 'Islamic Laws allow you to Marry Once you Attain Puberty'. By implication, a 7 year old girl who begins to see her period is eligible to marry.

I know that some will say that the Senate's bill that sparked the #ChildNotBride issue was not about underage marriage, but am forced to ask again, should he be allowed to roam the streets free? I think he is need of a psychiatric evaluation (just my humble opinion).

Let me know your thoughts.

Life; What is Really Important by Soji Adeyeri!!!

Hey guys,

So I thought to share this piece by Soji Adeyeri, a wisdom coach and a friend. It has been quite beneficial to me and i think it will be to you as well. Happy reading.
                                                                                           

Alas money and substance is vitally important to poor people for a relationship to work!

XL2LETTERS; THE GRACE ALONE MIXTAPE

Annyone who knows me knows that I am all about my music. Whatever kind be it secular or gospel, I believe in good music. I am especially a fan of hip-hop. So I got interested in the persona known as XL2LETTERS (at least that's how he's known to me). 

I listened to the 1st single, I need a Saviour (a cover of Eminem n Dre's 'I need a doctor') and I was blown away. Thus, here he is, with the story of the mix-tape. Meet XL everyone.

LFC; 2005 UCL Final in Istanbul; Where were you and what did you do when we won?



Hullo my fellow REDS,


                                    

I recently came across a video compilation on Youtube, of that glorious day in LFC history. That scintillating match; where we came from 3 goals down in the first half, to equalizing within the 1st 6minutes of the 2nd half. And going to the last penalty kick by

PROFILE; Meet OhLuWaMaYoWa!!!!

I came across this young woman on social media and decided I wanted to get to know her. She has a brilliant mind, is quite humourous and her tweets set you thinking most of the time. She also loves God and believes in giving back to society. Here`s Mayowa Ogundele in her own words.

                                                     
               
MAYOWA SPEAKS;

WENTWORTH MILLER; The Calm After The Storm




Hullo my beloved darlings, I trust you had a beautiful weekend. I have missed you all so dearly; had to take a hiatus to sort out a few pressing matters. But we are back now, and it’s time to hit the ground running.
A lot has happened in between the time we spent together. I recall with sadness learning about the star of the popular ‘jail-break/on-the-run’ series (PRISON BREAK), clarifying the issue of his sexual preferences via a letter to the organizers of a film festival. Oh my, I mourned the loss of a dream.

                                             
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Sunday, August 25, 2013

PIDGIN; Itohan- Boys of Nowadays!!!

Country people, how una dey? Hope say go dey go. Itohan don come again oh. She get tory for una. Make una take this one cool body  as una come from church.

                                                                   
                                                      

Boys of nowadays no go cease to amaze me wit their toasting styles. Na everywhere wen u see girl u go toast am? Abi u no kno say the environment

Monday, August 12, 2013

Maths; Woman + Sexual Frustrations = Nagging Wife!!!

Okay, this was part of my discourse with a wisdom coach recently and I thought to share; since he said it was an eye opener. Happy reading!!!

                                                    

Until recently particularly in Nigeria and with the Easterners, a woman discussing sexual issues with anyone was practically unthinkable. Most times, it still is. I have taken a poll once as a student and found that most wives couldn't and still cannot discuss their sexual frustrations with their husbands. Thus they found other outlets and due to our nature as women, nagging becomes a favorite one.

R-E-S-P-E-C-T!!!!!

I was playing the song from the QUEEN herself,(click here to view)  this morning. Little did I know that it would set the tone for this message.

I am appalled at some of the things that go on in our society on a day-to-day basis. Young people seem to no longer have respect for the elderly; which is an absolute MISNOMER.


        

OROBO vs LEPA; What's your Team???

Hello my lovelies,

I trust you had a swell holiday while missing me of course. I did miss you, as much as you did me...

Okay, away with the mushy stuff, there is serious business to be discussed today (You just looked at the Header and laughed to yourself, abi?) But trust me, it is serious oh.

  as opposed to     

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

PIDGIN; Tory From ITOHAN!

My people, how una dey? We don show wit anoder contributor o! Her name na Itohan. She go dey join our broda Daniel dey trowey tori on top our Pidgin English Corner. Make una enjoy the one wen she drop today. The tori na prose wen she write for woman  wen her man offend wel wel! Make una enjoi.

                                                                   
     

ROPE WEN DON BREAK

As I look back to the tym wen don pass, I just dey wonder how the rope wen hold us togeda take cut. Weda na the fact say you com dey too controlling? Abi na me com dey tolerate too much? Now, all dat one don pass. I no even send again.

We been get very strong love. We been get plans to old togeda. We been get dream to start family after our long honeymoon wen last three years. But now,  just three years into our marriage, we don dey  the edge of packing up. How you take let dis kind tin happen?

Monday, August 05, 2013

KOP Corner; Latest News!!!


                                                                            


Yep,

Am back again. Did you miss me? I sure missed you all. For those of you who haven't had the chance to catch up, see the latest news links below.

Gerrard to supporters; You've made a big difference 

Two more friendlies live online