Randoms: 2 Naija Boys Stupid Nigga Moments, Mysterious River of Nachi, Alcohol sentenced to death, Jaiye Jaiye Video review

And so a Nigerian born gangster rapper based in the UK, Kayode Oshin decides to have a 'Nigga moment' and attempts to shoot a guy in a feud over drugs and money in Hounslow, West London but failed when the gun jammed. He still managed to fire a single bullet which injured the guy's brother in the neck. Now he gets away with it for the meantime but then does the dumbest thing - he proves he a 'real Nigga' and brags about the shooting in rap video on youtube! 


Kayode & Tahir in the video

And that's what gave investigators clues that led to his arrest.

I read the article and all I could just say was 'Ode!'

What in the world would make you think the gang culture and a criminal lifestyle was hip or cool?

One answer....Ignorance.

What is with all these yoruba boys committing heinous acts in the UK? The other day it was a muslim fundamentalist butchering an oyinbo soldier, now this.

The stupid boy was sentenced to 22 years in jail while his accomplice, Tahir Akinyele ( another stupid yoruba boy) bagged 14 years.


Kayode (mugshot)

Oh...and the two of them were currently serving sentences for stabbing incidents before.

Awon omokomo....mtchewww!


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Earlier in the week, the news was agog of a mysterious river in Nachi, a community in Udi Local Government of Enugu State, Nigeria. Report has it that people were turning the location into a pilgrimage centre because of the river's healing powers. 


'Pilgrims' in the water

The mysterious river was said to have been discovered by a Fulani cattle herdsman who said that he had just passed the bare location which all of a sudden moments later was flooded by water that wasn't there before. The strange occurrence aroused curiosity which led to the discovery that the water had healing powers.

A couple of old folks who had lived in the area for a long time decided to give historical accounts; whether they are true or not, one can't say but the second account seemed real: 

Speaking on the origin of the river, the traditional ruler of Nachi community, His Royal Highness, Igwe F.O Onuigbo, Obi II of Nachi, said that at his palace that the mystery River was older than him.He said “I used to pass through that area to attend school at Inyi-Achi in Oji River, in the early 40s. In those days, there is no water there, the only thing you see there is white sand. But once you get there and you are thirsty, all you need to do is to scratch the surface of the land and ask if for water, water will full your hand immediately if you are an upright person, but if you are evil, no water will come out. That has been the situation”.Another octogenarian, Chief Festus Ude said “later, we noticed that after some years, the water will form a stream there and would disappear in few weeks. If such happens, we will be fetching water there. However, women who are menstruating and evil people don’t go there. We never heard about healing power of the River until this recent appearance of the River.“The last time it appeared was in 1992, and at that time, it just formed a small stream, which later disappeared. It has never been as large as this. This is all I know, we have never known about its healing power, this is the first time we are hearing about healing, I don’t whether it is true, we equally heard it like you”.

Trust business people and traders to cash in on the opportunity. Before you know it, mammy markets have sprung up around the community; okada riders have turned the route to a fruitful one charging an arm and a leg to transport anyone to the place they no called 'River Jordan'. Photographers are not left out making good money. The location became a bustling business hub and while many came to be healed, others visited the scene for fun.


Okadas cash in on the opportunity


Booming business....keg sellers have a field day

Who said opportunity no dey where miracle dey happen? If Redeem Camp Conventions or Winners Shiloh gatherings can draw traders to leverage on the crowd, who says this modern day 'Pool of Bethesda' can't do the same?


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We apparently have not heard the last of Sharia in Northern Naija. Recently the Islamic form of justice has struck again in a rather amusing way in which thousands of bottles of beer where destroyed.


Hisbah officers in action
According to this excerpt:
In their latest move to put a stop to behaviour deemed 'immoral', the Police enforcing Islamic law in Kano state on Wednesday, destroyed 240,000 bottles of beer they had confiscated from trucks coming into the city.
According to AFP, the Sharia law enforcers called Hisbah, launched sweeping crackdowns in Kano since September, following a state government directive to cleanse the commercial state of “immoral” practices.
So, on Wednesday, a large bulldozer smashed the confiscated bottles to shouts of  “Allahu Ahkbar” (God is great) from supporters outside the Hisbah headquarters in Kano.Kegs containing more than 8,000 litres of a local alcoholic brew called burukutu and 320,000 cigarettes were also destroyed.
Kano’s Hisbah chief, Aminu Daurawa, at the bottle-breaking ceremony,  said he had the ardent hope this will bring an end to the consumption of such prohibited substances. We hope this measure will help restore the tarnished image of Kano,” said Daurawa.

“We hereby send warning to unrepentant offenders that Hisbah personnel will soon embark on an operation into every nook and cranny of the state to put an end to the sale and consumption of alcohol and all other intoxicants,” Daurawa said.

Am I the only one that finds this kind of funny? This people apparently have a lot of time on their hands. Are they aware they could get sued for destruction of property by owners of the beer brands? And how on earth will you suceed in totally riding an entire society of drinking beer?


Are those not Star bottles on the ground? I smell a lawsuit...

I'm not sure if declaring Jihad against bottles of alcohol will amount to anything except broken pieces of glass all over the place and more clean up work for people to do.


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We heard numerous times in the past of how the Nigerian government can be full of 'ghost workers' - which are fake staff that don't exist but whose names are being used to get additional renumeration by crooks in the ministries. And when the news hit that Delta State governor, Emmanuel Uduaghan, nominated a dead person for board appointment, I can't help but wonder if the 'ghost worker' thing was creeping up again. More shocking was the fact that the name had been sent even after the nominee, John Youmu, had passed on.
According to a report:

A prominent member of the Delta State House of Assembly said that the governor’s belated action was “evidence that Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan has lost focus.”  
Other legislators said that they were taken aback by the governor’s letter forwarded a letter with the names of nominees after he had inaugurated them, thereby violating the law. “Why did His Excellency send us names of nominees for state boards for screening and confirmation when the boards were inaugurated by the same governor some months ago?” one of the state lawmakers wondered. 
Several of the legislators wondered why none of the governor’s aides had warned him against inaugurating boards without first forwarding the names of their members to the state assembly for vetting and approval, as demanded by law.
The latest development, where a dead man’s name appeared on the governor’s list, caused consternation among Deltans who went to the state assembly to witness the screening and confirmation exercise. “Who come put dead man for board?” one of the spectators mused, speaking in pidgin language.

That is the question oh...who come close eye and common sense put dead body for appointment list?


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Toilicious asked me to do a brief review on the 'Jaiye Jaiye' video featuring Wizkid and Femi Kuti. I had been seeing the video play on TV a number of times but I always ignored it. 

You ask me why? 

Because there was no 'wow' factor in the video except for the end scene where the photo of late Afrobeat legend, Fela, blinked. That was the coolest aspect of the video because it says quite a lot and ties into the fact that some part of the song was a remix of one of Fela's popular songs. 


Best part of the video...!

It was a kind of relief to be seeing something other than female butt-cheeks flapping in front of the camera. From the beginning, Wizkid comes into a group of male dancers doing the popular Fela dance steps (Another Tribute to the Afrobeat legend). And after frolicking in the bush and on a bridge amongst foliage, he now appears in a club or rather the Afrika Shrine performing with Femi Kuti.


Doing the Fela dance step

I don't know why the director had to capture Femi Kuti at angles that looked like he was about to pass out. Those close-ups where not nice. And just when I thought video vixens weren't in the video, we see Afrike Shrine maidens doing what they know how to do best. But the director does a good job of not lingering on twerking behinds and only shows them very briefly. I'm suspecting because he didn't get a good angle in the shrine shot to focus well...lol.


Afrika Shrine vixens at work

Still, its an average and okay video that merges Wizkid's fans together with Femi and Fela fans would like. Though if you ask me about the lyrics, the disjointedness is obvious and its contents are forced - first Wizkid's singing about living the good life and thanking God for it all, then he switches to Fela's 'She go say I be lady oh'.
I was like 'Ehn?' with my mouth twisted in confusion.

Seriously...nothing spectacular about the video..except for that last shot with Fela's photo.



Is Wizzy endorsing Star Beer or using the name for his?

And in one of the scenes we see Wizkid dancing before crates of Star Lager Beer. My question would be this: Is he endorsing Star Beer or just leveraging on the fact that his label is called STAR boy? 

Just wondering ni oh!   

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And that about wraps up today's randoms from news through the week!


























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Toinlicious said...

Thanks for indulging with the review. I didn't even see the Fela picture. I wondered about the "living the good life" to "African woman" *sigh*