Wednesday, February 13, 2013

I know I do not frequent these parts of the internet as I used to. Nonetheless, this video (and the ones that follow) demands a mention as they very deftly portray contemporary Nigerian life.

The creators of this content @nnamdiarea and @ourownarea manage to serve some bitter pills but with an abundance of comedy. As the main character sang in the 1964 Mary Poppins film "Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down" so also has the @ourownarea team successfully helped myself and probably others digest certain Nigerian realities. Although these videos are at least a year old, they deserve a good watching.

See for yourself -

Goodluck Jonathan Converses With Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg


A Nigerian exorcism

A Nigerian Carjacking (when fuel is more expensive than "rozay" [sic] at the clubs, what can one expect?)

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Sunday, February 10, 2013


The Super Eagles of Nigeria won the gold medal at the 2013 African Cup of Nations on Sunday, February 10th. It took the team 19 years to hoist the gold cup since the last time it held the trophy.

Congratulations to coach, Stephen Keshi, who made discipline a key aspect of his coaching tactic.

Congratulations are equally in order for the players, all of whom displayed exemplary skill on the field. They gave many of us Nigeria-lovers and observers something other than the negative to focus on over the last few weeks.

I grew up rooting for this team and I have now got my children and husband doing the same. With continued effort, I am sure there will be many more times for us to do that again.

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