Thursday

Nigerian Accent is it Worth HAVING??!!!


NIGERIAN ACCENT IS IT WORTH HAVING?!

The Nigerian Accent is listed the fifth most 


sexiest accent, in the world, but it’s so sad so 


many Nigerians do not acknowledge the fact 


that the accent is worth having.

Well I never knew we had an accent until I heard a white woman being interviewed on the NEWS I can’t really recall the T.V station and the white woman spoke like a Nigerian in proper Nigerian accent no strange tone nation was found at all, one will wonder if she was Nigerian. I mean it was as if she has a whole generation down here in Nigeria like every other ‘’Naija”. I screamed immediately she finished speaking that this has woman got a Nigerian accent. It just never occurred to me that there was one? Well how would it ever occur to me, when the most wanted presenters in Nigeria are using funny accents you don’t regularly hear every day, the choir in church will have to use some kind of foreign accent to deliver their special number, and presenters keep on speaking in accents so strange you will wonder if they are speaking in tongues.


I know many of us would have come across an American soap or movies were someone has to portray a Nigerian and the person is just saying something we can’t identify with. It’s really annoying when some Hollywood actor is speaking pidgeon English sounding like a dork. We know Hollywood for their humungous budget they spend on movies yet can’t cast someone who can speak proper Yoruba or make the big actor or actress learn Nigerian accent. I have not seen any of them get it properly.

As the saying goes ‘’when in Rome act like the Romans do”, when young Nigerians leave the country to some foreign land where everything they do is different from how we do things around here, they tend to do what everyone is doing to belong, so the native accent disappears and the foreign one comes in, when they come back to the home land, they never lose the foreign way of speaking, even when they speak their traditional language, they speak it in such a funny manner. There is nothing bad that could possibly happen to anyone of us when we travel to any foreign nation and we still maintain our GOD given NIGERIAN ACCENT!!! You’re just being really patriotic when you keep your accent, because when you go white like Michael Jackson it’s really hard to come back, ‘’Naija accent hard to get o!!” 

I remember the phonics classes in primary and secondary school, when the teachers tried to teach us the proper way of pronunciation they end up sounding like, someone that has half of his tongue cut off. I remember a particular day when my class teacher Mr. Ossai was teaching us phonics, he had been taught the proper way words should be pronounced, so a class was organized and he started teaching us. Mr. Vincent and a supervisor who probably taught him was in the class, as he was his teaching, he just burst into laughter, and it was funny!! He probably too didn’t get it why do we have to sound so funny to pronounce English the right way? Check the Ghanaians out they don’t have to sound funny to pronounce the words in English properly yet they still rock the English language, it’s said that they are one of the only nations that speak English very well, well according to the way the dictionary says words should actually be pronounced.

Well to everyone out there wondering how the Nigerian accent sounds like, it sounds actually different from every Nigerian language. We have over a 100 languages in this country and every one of us have a different way of speaking English. As long as your traditional language is Nigerian and you speak English and sound funny what the heck!! You’re speaking English the Nigerian way, which is the Nigerian accent, even if you sound a lot like this “I dey craz” like the Hausas do. Well for anyone still wondering how the Nigerian accent still sounds without any traditional influence listen to the President of the Republic of Nigeria the way he sounds is the way the Nigerian accent sounds!! O SE!

Wednesday

WAR HORSE


 WAR HORSE
                                


Steven Spielberg directed a great story but not a great movie as everyone makes it to be……

Albert Narracott (Jeremy Irvine) is a young chap that watched the birth of a foal in Devon England, since the birth of the horse Albert has been monitoring the horse and trying to get in contact with it.

Ted Albert’s Father goes to a horse Auctioning, and buys the horse, he was young and untrained, not capable to really do much his friend warned him, that he needed a plough horse for the farm. Bringing home the horse the son is excited and the mother unpleased at Ted’s decision to buy an animal that can’t be used on the farm, but Albert convinces his mother he would break him in.

Ted was just begging his way through rent, due to the long period of time it took the horse to be trained. Finally the horse is trained, and he works on the farm and helps with production, but there was bad rain that destroyed the crops on the farm.
Ted sells Joey to Captain Nicholls (Tom Hiddleston) a Calvary officer, he gets trained and he is ready for war.

Captain Nicholls was killed in the attack of the Germans, and Joey was used to pull ambulance used to convey injured soldiers by Private Michael Schröder (Leonard Carow), who had a brother Private Gunther Schröder (David Kross), that was fourteen.

Michael tried to run away with his brother, using Joey and Topthorn, a horse Joey got attached to when he just got into Calvary camp. They first ran off to a farm, to later leave for Italy the next day, but they were found by their own soldiers, and they were executed for desertion by  firing squad

A girl with brittle bones Emilie (Celine Buckens) who lives with her Grandfather (Niels Arestrup ) on the farm, found the horses, and took care of them. They were later found by the Army, as Emile was riding Joey, they were taken from them and used to pull Artillery

A German soldier taking care of the horses pays special attention to them, but at the end Joey’s friend Topthorn dies, Joey later runs away to no man’s land running away from being attacked , finding himself between the trenches of the British and the German’s. He was wrapped around with barbed wires and was later rescued by a German and a British Soldier coming out of their trenches, they flip a coin deciding who gets him; the British Soldier Colin got Joey.

Albert went blind in the war due to the gas that was released in the trench of the opposition in the war, he learns that a miracle horse survived the war, as the horse was about to get shot due to the injuries it incurred, Albert makes the owl noise he used to raise Joey, the noise catches Joey’s attention and he runs to Albert, and he gets to keep the horse after explaining that, the horse was his by telling of the markings on the horse

In keeping Joey, Albert had to win in biding Joey out of an auction because, only officers’ horses were transported back home while the rest are auctioned off. The soldiers gathered up money to help Albert, but someone already out bids them to 100 pounds, Emile’s Grandfather.

Albert begs for him but Emile’s Grandfather says it’s all he has left of Emile, as they leave , Joey runs back to Albert,  as he sees this, he returns the horse back to Albert, saying its what Emile would have wanted.
Albert returns home with the horse………



                   My thoughts
It’s a story about a horse “Joey” been handed around to different kinds of people, doing different kinds of jobs, in different of places, and finally finding his second but first true and official owner.

Steven Spielberg directed a great story, not a great movie; it was just a horse that just happened to move or to be moved by someone or itself. Joey had different owners, but destiny got him back to his true owner.

               Virtues of the movie
There are different ways to be brave
You can be brave enough to refuse to be proud about the good you have done in life like Ted Narracott

Or You can Fly over war without looking down it will be called “being brave”….any how you choose to be brave but don’t judge any man on not being brave, everyone has their own way of displaying the act of bravery..

Saturday

Parents you Never Knew





It supported you, she encouraged you and he stood by you, and you never knew, they played the parts your parents could not and never play they………..

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Sunday

The Act of Famzing

                          The Act of Famzing



Walking up to a girl is hard, so methods are created to ease the approach. Punch lines are developed like, “What is GOD doing right now? He probably must be sleeping; I wonder why he would let a precious gem like you out of his sight tonight? Some girls would trip for that kind of approach, but most girls have had enough.

The boys have done their research and they found a style that seems to work, “Famzing”. It’s the act of approaching chicks in a manner one would approach an old friend. It makes whoever that is approached to immediately feel comfortable. One does not have to bother about subjects to bring up during the conversation, because the girl that caught the “famzing virus” will also be bringing up stuffs.

There was this chick that caught my eyes; I was tired of the regular approach, what is your name? What are you into? Or what do you really like doing? The regular blah, blah, blah, got me sick. So I took to famzing. Did it work? Oh Yeah! She did the talking must times, I just have to ask some questions, and I don’t have to bother myself how to keep her interested.
Famzing doesn’t let anyone really know anything about each other, I learnt her name when someone called her from a distance, and she learnt mine when she wanted to store my phone number. The peril of famzing is that you end up knowing little or nothing of each other.
We always talked about life situations and happenings, and it’s our different contribution that kept the discussions lively, we both had different views of life. 
We got closer with each time we met, I found out that she was the kind of girl I would like to put the ring on her index finger, as I was about to ask out her after about 5 months of famzing, at that particular moment in time, another topic came up, and she was talking about how hard working guys are meant to be, and I decided to ask her, do you think am hardworking?
The whole world came to a pause for me with her direct answer, I don’t know you and I don’t know anything about you!!! Why didn’t I see this coming? Why did I let this famzing thingy go too far?
In all I lost her, as I was planning on using the valentine atmosphere, different things came up in our lives we had to move to different ends of the world.
 Famzing makes people just friends, instead of more than friends if not handled well. The girl or even guy will not have anything to think about you (the real you), learn and know how to drop the famzing act, six months people use to court, I used it to Famz! Well she’s in town for Valentine at least we have that to share before we go our separate ways.



 (* True Story of A Dear Friend*)



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