Monday, January 23, 2017

SWAAPawards 2017 Calls For Nominations



The Organizers of Spoken Words Arts and Poetry (SWAAP) awards have released nominations into various categories of the awards events set to hold in March, 2017.

The Awards is a platform for celebrating ambitious and Career driven Nigerian students in various fields of endeavours particularly areas of Social and Artistic interest as what they aspire to.

THE NOMINATION CATEGORIES INCLUDE:

SPOKEN WORDS CATEGORY

• Best  Student Spoken Word  Artiste
• Best Student Spoken Word Video
• Spoken Word Recording of the Year By Student

FINE ARTS CATEGORY

• Contemporary Artiste of the Year
• Best In Nature Depiction
• Best Use of Colour to Express Emotion
• Best in Imaginative Work (Abstract)
• Pencil Drawing of the Year

'Some people will only love you as much as they can use you. Their loyalty ends where the benefits stop' - footballer, Jude Ighalo

Who wore it better? Ebuka Obi-Uchendu vs Ubi Franklin



Who do you think rocked the Seyi Vodi Agbada better; Ebuka (left) or Ubi Franklin (right)?

Mamador Tours Lagos, Ibadan and PH Encouraging Healthy Lifestyle




We love making New Year resolutions. Every year, we draft a list of things to drop and ones to imbibe. Disappointingly for most, our resolve to keep with this new promise only lasts so long; work, responsibilities, friends and family soon stroll by and we are quickly back to our old ways.

Who then can we blame? It’s really a huge task staying true to resolutions but it seems like this year’s will be different as premium cooking oil Mamador has got us all covered.


The heart healthy cooking oil brand has since 31st of December, 2016 begun a campaign to remind us of the importance of prioritising our heart health. The campaign tagged #Pledge4YourHeart has since had 10 activations in Lagos, Ibadan and Port Harcourt.


Little Lagos boy who swore he wants to be a yahoo boy starts school (Photo)



Remember Segun, the little boy who swore in a video that he wants to be a yahoo boy?

He has started a private school with the help of funds from people. The boy who already has an Instagram page with over 51k followers shared the post and wrote;


In the face of every obstacle, I survived without a bruise ! Because I dont believe in IMPOSSIBLE And thats what get me through Some months back I left the the public school I was attending because I felt I deserve a standard education without a penny and any hope of resuming in a better one I prayed and had faith !! Am so happy to announce to you all now that am now a student of qualified private school with the help of GOD and all the support have been getting from YOU ALL..
I now get picked and dropped by a school bus, Words cant be enough to express how grateful I am !! To everybody that as been sending me funds so I could have a better life may you all be favored before men and GOD #AMEN...

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

No Dream is Too Big, No Challenge Too Great – 12 Notable Quotes from Donald Trump’s Emotional Victory Speech

Donald John Trump will be the 45th president of the United States, capping a historic and boisterous run by an outsider who captured a loyal following across a swath of America fed up with establishment politics, the news media and elected officials.




Against all odds, polls, and projections, Donald Trump claimed victory in the presidential election Tuesday, delivering a speech at the Hilton Hotel in New York City on Tuesday to a cheering crowd of supporters.

The president-elect, addressing his supporters in New York pledged that he will be president for all Americans and that forgotten American will be forgotten no longer.

Below are quotes from his acceptance speech:

1. “Now it is time for America to bind the wounds of division, have to get together, to all Republicans and Democrats and independents across this nation I say it is time for us to come together as one united people.”

2. “Hillary has worked very long and very hard over a long period of time, and we owe her a major debt of gratitude for her service to our country. I mean that very sincerely.”

3. “Ours was not a campaign but an incredible and great movement. It is a movement comprised of Americans from all races, religions, backgrounds and beliefs”

4. “The forgotten American will be forgotten no longer.”

5. “We will begin the urgent task of working together we will begin the urgent task of rebuilding our nation and renewing the American dream”

6. “We will double our growth and have the strongest country.”

7. “I want to tell the world community that while we will always put America’s interests first, we will deal fairly with everyone, with everyone.”

8. “To be truly historic we have to do a great job, and I promise you I will not let you down.”

9. “And I can only say that while the campaign is over, our work on this movement is now really just beginning.”

10. “All people and all other nations. We will seek common ground, not hostility, partnership, not conflict.”

11. “America will no longer settle for anything less than the best. We must reclaim our country’s destiny and dream big and bold and daring.”

12. “No dream is too big, no challenge is too great. Nothing we want for our future is beyond our reach.”

Below is a rush transcript of his speech in full. (The transcript may have missing words or phrases.)

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Thank you. Thank you very much, everyone. Sorry to keep you waiting. Complicated business, complicated. Thank you very much.

I’ve just received a call from Secretary Clinton. She congratulated us. It’s about us. On our victory, and I congratulated her and her family on a very, very hard-fought campaign.

I mean, she fought very hard. Hillary has worked very long and very hard over a long period of time, and we owe her a major debt of gratitude for her service to our country.

I mean that very sincerely. Now it is time for America to bind the wounds of division, have to get together. To all Republicans and Democrats and independents across this nation, I say it is time for us to come together as one united people.

It is time. I pledge to every citizen of our land that I will be president for all of Americans, and this is so important to me. For those who have chosen not to support me in the past, of which there were a few people, I’m reaching out to you for your guidance and your help so that we can work together and unify our great country. As I’ve said from the beginning, ours was not a campaign but rather an incredible and great movement, made up of millions of hard-working men and women who love their country and want a better, brighter future for themselves and for their family.

It is a movement comprised of Americans from all races, religions, backgrounds, and beliefs, who want and expect our government to serve the people, and serve the people it will.

Working together, we will begin the urgent task of rebuilding our nation and renewing the American dream. I’ve spent my entire life in business, looking at the untapped potential in projects and in people all over the world.
That is now what I want to do for our country. Tremendous potential. I’ve gotten to know our country so well. Tremendous potential. It is going to be a beautiful thing. Every single American will have the opportunity to realize his or her fullest potential. The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer.
We are going to fix our inner cities and rebuild our highways, bridges, tunnels, airports, schools, hospitals. We’re going to rebuild our infrastructure, which will become, by the way, second to none, and we will put millions of our people to work as we rebuild it. We will also finally take care of our great veterans who have been so loyal, and I’ve gotten to know so many over this 18-month journey.
The time I’ve spent with them during this campaign has been among my greatest honors.
Our veterans are incredible people. We will embark upon a project of national growth and renewal. I will harness the creative talents of our people, and we will call upon the best and brightest to leverage their tremendous talent for the benefit of all. It is going to happen. We have a great economic plan. We will double our growth and have the strongest economy anywhere in the world. At the same time, we will get along with all other nations willing to get along with us. We will be. We will have great relationships. We expect to have great, great relationships. No dream is too big, no challenge is too great. Nothing we want for our future is beyond our reach.
America will no longer settle for anything less than the best. We must reclaim our country’s destiny and dream big and bold and daring. We have to do that. We’re going to dream of things for our country, and beautiful things and successful things once again.
I want to tell the world community that while we will always put America’s interests first, we will deal fairly with everyone, with everyone.
All people and all other nations. We will seek common ground, not hostility; partnership, not conflict. And now I would like to take this moment to thank some of the people who really helped me with this, what they are calling tonight a very, very historic victory.
First, I want to thank my parents, who I know are looking down on me right now. Great people. I’ve learned so much from them. They were wonderful in every regard. Truly great parents. I also want to thank my sisters, Marianne and Elizabeth, who are here with us tonight. Where are they? They’re here someplace. They’re very shy, actually.
And my brother Robert, my great friend. Where is Robert? Where is Robert?
My brother Robert, and they should be on this stage, but that’s okay. They’re great.
And also my late brother Fred, great guy. Fantastic guy. Fantastic family. I was very lucky.
Great brothers, sisters, great, unbelievable parents. To Melania and Don and Ivanka and Eric and Tiffany and Barron, I love you and I thank you, and especially for putting up with all of those hours. This was tough.
This was tough. This political stuff is nasty, and it is tough. So I want to thank my family very much. Really fantastic. Thank you all. Thank you all. Lara, unbelievable job. Unbelievable. Vanessa, thank you. Thank you very much. What a great group.
You’ve all given me such incredible support, and I will tell you that we have a large group of people. You know, they kept saying we have a small staff. Not so small. Look at all of the people that we have. Look at all of these people.
And I can only say that while the campaign is over, our work on this movement is now really just beginning. We’re going to get to work immediately for the American people, and we’re going to be doing a job that hopefully you will be so proud of your president. You will be so proud. Again, it’s my honor.
It’s an amazing evening. It’s been an amazing two-year period, and I love this country. Thank you.

Thank you very much. Thank you to Mike Pence.


Are You Guilty of These Too? See 7 Funny Reasons Why Nigerian Youths Do Not Go to Church

It is no longer news that Nigerian youths of these hardly go to church preferring rather to go clubbing. These are some reasons why they do that.

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Let’s see some 7 reasons why Nigerian youths do not go to church below:

1. They Believe Church Is Boring

Since it’s nothing like a party where ‘Lil Kesh’ would keep screaming a sinful phrase into their hearings, they don’t like it. They don’t fancy those left and right shifting dance steps vis-à-vis clapping in two’s at intervals. But let it be known that churches were never meant for entertainments. Maybe now that churches are singing ‘Godwin’, they might consider that.

2. They Believe The Church Is A Waste Of Time

The thing is, every one knows the message, “Jesus brings salvation”, “Jesus Is coming soon” etc. So why bother going to church to hear
some repetitions of old sayings? This is also one of the reason why youths stay back from church, to them, they know the message the church is relaying.

3. They Don’t Have Clothes

Nigerian Boxer Oluwafemi Oyeleye, signs new contract with Floyd Mayweather Company.




Congratulations are in order for Nigerian boxer, Oluwafemi Oyeleye, who has just signed a promotional contract with Mayweather Promotions, LLC, a boxing promotional firm founded by former American professional boxer; Floyd Mayweather, Jr.