Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Whatsapp is Down...Twitter Users React

Whatsapp, one of the most used Apps on most people's phones all over the world is down and people are freaking out. It is very simple to use App, and people use it to communicate on a daily basis, but it is currently down, all over the word. This is really something out of the ordinary.

Read what people on Twitter are saying people.

Monday, 17 April 2017

Meet Vivian, The Pretty Groundnut & Banana Seller and an Undergraduate of N.O.U.N

I lost my smartphone last week Thursday, and my Laptop developed a fault on Saturday, so I had gone to the University of Ibadan (U.I) to see if I could get on the Internet at a Cyber Cafe. Most of the ones I was directed to were closed, and then on my way to a barber shop, I saw this neatly arranged tray of Bananas and Groundnut. I looked up at the person selling them, and there was something about the girl that made me believe she had a story people would love to hear.

After getting the haircut, I walked up to her and bought groundnut and then told her I wanted to write about her. She agreed to give me audience, and then I found out she had been helping her mom out with the trade since she was in Secondary school, and now she more or less handled it herself. She got into the National Open University of Nigeria, Ibadan campus to study Theology in 2013/2014 session, and continued with the banana and groundnut business.

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

The Volkswagen Self Driven Cars of the Future (Sedric)

I love this. News just got out that in about 8 years, Volkswagen would be lunching a level 5 fully autonomous self driven car. This is really exciting. A level 5 means the car means no human intervention is needed while driving. 

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

9 Ways Nigerian Actors Make Money

In this article, I am going to be using the word actor to cover bought actors and actresses. So, when I say actor, please note that I am referring to both the male and female in the movie industry. How do Nollywood actors make money? Well, they really don't make as much as you think from the movies they appear in; this is why they have devised many other means of raking in cash yearly. Today, I am going to be talking about 9 ways Nigerian actors make money.

Before I dive into this, I would like to share something Ramsey Nouah said in an interview two years ago; "I know that some actors are being paid N30,000 to N100,000 per movie. New faces get paid that much and that is a good start and a stepping stone." ( For him to imply that this is good pay, you have an idea what Nollywood actors make. Apart from the few that make a few millions a movie, most of them don't even earn as much as regular job earners make yearly.

Below are 9 ways Nollywood actors make money.

1.  From Their Acting 
This is the first on the list, cos naturally, this is meant to be where they get the most money from, but for some of them, this is where they get their least money from. You ever wonder why some actors in the Yoruba movie scene act dozens of movies a year? It's because they maybe get paid about 50 thousand Naira per movie, and they need to appear in like 2 dozen movies a year for their income from acting to make some sense. Even Odunlade Adekola that makes an average of 250,000 Naira per movie still takes up dozens of movie roles a year to be able to make a decent income.

2.  Endorsement Deals
This is an area where the actors make the bulk of their money from. Most of the A-List actors like Rita Dominic, Funke Akindele, IK Ogbonna, Omotola Jalade and the likes make tens of millions of Naira yearly from endorsement deals. While Funke Akindele's 20 million Naira deal with Vita Foam might seem huge, you also have the likes of Genevieve Nnaji getting a whooping 100 million Naira from an Etisalat Endorsement deal. The more popular your brand is as an actor, the better your chances of commanding big bucks from endorsement deals.

Friday, 13 January 2017

Parental Pressure and its effects in the society

I remember about 5 years ago, my close friend Susan was under a lot of pressure by her parents to get married. She was a very shy girl, and rarely left the house, or socialized at work, so this was hard for her. But the pressure was too much, so she made a goal to get married before cloaking 30; she was 28 years old at the time. That same year, Susan met a guy at her work place, and within 3 months, they were planning marriage. I wanted to tell her to chill a little, but it would seem like I was trying to hold her back for my own selfish reasons. So, the wedding held, and before the end of the first year, the couple already started having problems. 

You see, even though her parents wanted her to marry at all cost, her mother didn’t like the guy she brought to them, but her father had the final say, and blessed the union. With time, Susan’s mother started finding fault in a lot of things her daughter’s husband did. Susan being a mommy’s girl would also bring up ideas the mother suggested for the forward movement of the house, and this would infuriate the husband, and fights would break out. The mother’s love for her daughter clouded her judgment, and she thought she was doing the right thing by being by her daughter’s side all the time and not letting her be self dependent. And within three years, the marriage crashed. 

Monday, 9 January 2017

7 Ways to Recognize Runs Girls

A few years ago, I started noticing the line between normal girls and runs girls were blurring out in Lagos, and it was really scary. Just last week, I was sitting outside my house when a friend of mine came over and we started discussing general things, then our discussion went towards this. He told me in the last one week, he had met 5 girls at different locations in Lagos who he felt were normal girls, but 3 of them ended up being runs girls. He was really tired of this and wished he had known they were runs girls before wasting time on them.

So how do you know runs girls? Before I speak on that, for those that don't know, runs girls are girls that would sleep with you for money, with no strings attached. They are not really prostitutes, but more like call girls. So, now that you know, let's get straight to it. One more thing...I am not a saint, so I ain't judging anybody. I am just helping people that don't want to go through the ordeal of getting to meet a girl and thinking she is a regular girl, and then getting home only to be asked this question; 'How much are you giving me?'

1.  Spends a Lot More Than She Earns 
She works as a tailor, or as a factory worker, but she uses expensive phones and expensive bags and shoes. She is probably a runs girl. The job is most likely just a cover for what she really does at night or on weekends.

2.  They Have Dozens of Pictures Taken in Fancy Restrooms
They most time meet their clients at hotels, clubs, and motels, and since they always have to reapply their makeup every now and then to look flashy for their customers, they spend a lot of time in the toilet...and they usually make out time to take pics, especially if the restroom is very clean.

3.  They Have Bleached Skins and Tattoos All Over
Not all girls that bleach their skin and have tattoos are runs girls, but if the girl has over-bleached her skin cheaply, and she has tattoos on her face, hands, and legs, she is most likely a runs girl. 

7 Awesome Hollywood Movie Tricks

When you watch a Hollywood movie, you really don't know all that has gone into making the movie what it is. You might see a war scene with thousands of people fighting, but it might all just be CGI (Computer Generated Imagery), and the real scene in the studio might not have more than 6 men fighting. Or, you might see a couple having dinner on the rooftop of a skyscraper overlooking the Manhattan skyline, but they might really just be in the studio, with a green screen behind them.

Below are 15 awesome Hollywood movie tricks for your amusement. Enjoy!

1.  The Dark Knight (The scene where Harvey Dent was on a hospital bed after a fire incident.)

2.  Titanic- 1997 (The scene where Jack was showing Rose how to enjoy being at sea)

3.  The Life of Pi- 2012 (The scene were the guy was petting the Tiger)

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