Friday, January 20, 2012

My president sings!

I went crazy when I saw this on the news today. I was so surprised.... Obama sings pretty well! At least that's what it sounds like after listening to those few lines. I wonder how long he practiced that. Cause when he came to Detroit in 2008 and sang a line from Aretha Franklin's "Chain of Fools," he didn't sound too hot. Hehehehe.......After he gets out of office, he could make a killing making music... LOL! Depending on how the election goes, that will either be next January, or January 2017. I'm rooting for his second term. Not because of his singing though, lol.....

Monday, January 9, 2012

Nigeria Not At Rest

I remember last year when Egypt was in upheaval to get Mubarak to leave office. My mom was amazed at the way change was taking place, but was convinced that the same could never happen in Nigeria. "Nigerians love their lives too much," she said. They would never take to the streets and risk their lives in protest of the government. I mean, life is already unstable enough in the country, and its not uncommon for people to die at the drop of a hat, sometimes doing things as simple as going to the market.

But looking at what is happening now, I really question my mom's position. I'm not talking about the senseless killings of Boko Haram and the Muslim-Christian madness that's going on in the north. I'm talking about the protests against the sudden removal of the fuel subsidy. People are taking to the streets all across the country. Boys are not smiling, as they say. Could this really be the start of widespread change in Nigeria?  Things are certainly coming to a climax, and something's gotta give. Vanguard Newspaper is a great resource to know whats happening. May I suggest a brilliant article that I just read titled UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES OF N141+ FUEL —1 by Dele Sobowale.
I encourage all my young Naija peeps to keep up and watch what's going on. This just might be history in the making. And don't forget to pray for Nigeria: for peace; for stability; for change.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Vote for Ebere Okezie

Please take a second to vote for my bro, Ebere Okezie, who's applying for this scholarship essay competition. (Click below)

A year and a half ago,  we met Ebere when he came to Detroit from Houston to participate in a youth talent competition sponsored by the Assemblies of God. He competed in the rap portion and did very well. In that short week, he stayed with my family because his parents are friends with my parents and my sisters and I took to him like a brother. They made so many inside jokes that they still laugh about today.
Ebere and my sisters (one of whom is also named Ebere - the one to his right, lol)

Now he's in his second year at Baylor University in Texas, he's applied to an essay scholarship and he needs your vote to win. Please click on his picture to the right to read the essay and vote for him. Thanks!

Monday, January 2, 2012


My sisters and I on New Years Eve at my church
My people, HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! I thank God for the blessing of seeing a new year. There are many people who didn't make it o! Yesterday I talked on the phone with my uncle and my grandma, calling us from Naija to wish us Happy New year, and also saying happy birthday to my sister, a new year's baby. She's the one in the purple dress in the pic above.  She's 18! Oh my goodness, I still remember the day she was being born. My dad took us to one of our family friend's house and we watched Free Willy and slid down the carpet stairs on our bottoms for fun.... Man! Those were the days.... Anyways, the girl is a senior in high school and applying to colleges and what not. Wow! Time flies...

I love talking to my grandma though. She's my mom's mom and my only living grandparent. I always feel special when she calls me Ijeoma, the name she gave me. Ijeoma means "good journey" and she said they gave me that name because my mother's journey to marry my dad was a good one, me being the result; I was her first grandchild. :) Yesterday when I talked to her she told me that they're praying for us, like always and that for me in particular, she's praying for marriage, since that's the next thing a woman of my age would want... Lol... Got to love grandma. I just said amen. Hehehehe.... We'll see what God brings in 2012, and I'll leave that at that!

I think this is the year when we'll finally be going to Naija, mainly for my grandfather's burial, but it will be really good to see all my family. I'm expecting some great things this year, by God's grace. I hope you are too!