Friday, 5 June 2009

9ja to the Core(1)

Greetings from the motherland...it was a highly successful trip and I'm glad everything went according to plan...
The weddings,birthdays and various parties was worth my ticket fare...lol
Well I really don't know where to start from, but I'll start from somewhere...
Lagos
Lagos was a pleasant surprise!!!no joke on that! I'll start from the airport...on previous occasions that I've landed at MM airport, the stale smell emanating from every corner would have made an able bodied man pass out...but to my delight...this was not so, instead it was cool breeze(air conditioner)...there and then, I knew I was in for a good time in Naija!!!
I was meant to meet up with Stand Tall(I apologise sis I will call you) and Rethot(He disappeared into thing air!!!)...But ended up failing to do so...Next time I'm in lag...I will plan it better...
Let me just put it this way...Lagos is more beautiful than I've seen it in ages...what ever strategy Fashola is using is working like dope!!!I kid you not...
I wasn't opportune to hitch a ride on the BRT bus but I plan to do that the next time I'm in town!
Now the NEPA(electricity) story is another matter entirely and who ever is behind the epileptic electricity in naija will soon be having major seizures just like NEPA!!!( I am not cursing I am only making a statement...it's only a matter of time...God pass them)...it is crazy...one minute there's light the next second...it is darkness...
I honestly believe there's a syndicate behind this and they are making mad money on generator business...Generator is now a permanent fixture in most homes and I know this ought not to be...but why?
Okay enough of that...
On the last Friday of the month...I headed straight to motherland to watch one of my favourite artistes perform...I am talking of no other fella than LAGBAJA himself...I don't know why but I have nothing but total respect for this gentleman...he is just plain ol' wonderful and I love the fact that he practices what he preaches...he is a leader in the true sense of it...why do I say this...
I noticed that while performing, he kept encouraging other upcoming saxophonists to come out and show their stuff...now that is a true characteristic of a leader...a leader replicates himself and is not afraid to share the limelight with others...when Ego of the memorable "konko below" decided to go solo...there was nothing I didn't here from bad belles and bad mouthers!!! ranging from...she had a quarrel with lagbaja to ooo Lagbaja "toasted" her and when she refused, he decided to sack her! haba...children of Adam...why?
Well she was right there at motherland too...funny enough, I was there at her last performance in motherland and trust me it was a case of a leader releasing his mentor to fly high too...And many of the famous singers and comedians actually cut their teeth in motherland! Yes o...I remember basket mouth performing and sound sultan too...check out lagbaja's gragra on you tube and see the very young basket mouth...back in the days...he's the guy the lady with corn in a bag was posing for!!!:-)
Well this is already a long post...I better stop here and justify my earnings for the day by getting back to work sharpishly!

18 comments:

Adaeze said...

your trip sounded great.
I can't wait to go in a month.
Tips for Lagos?

NoLimit said...

1.You need to sort out mobilility in lagos...cab fare can be killing especially if it is not part of your budget in the first place.
2.Enjoy yourself and take your camera along!!!...

chayoma said...

Sounds exciting.
When will Mama Nigeria see her pikin oh!
The Pictures of Lagos are living proof that Fashola is a God-sent!

If only some of this pixie dust will touch NEPA!

bArOquE said...

you see your life? you just pop in, pop out...you no try, we dey vex..anyway, glad you had fun, that's how its done...hope you got some *wink*

Funms-the rebirth said...

glad u had fun.....now i feel so encouraged to go back home...... Lagos sounds so much better esp the airport

rethots said...

Hmmm, NoLimit you, shey you know you need visa to come visiting next time?

@Funms, in that case we shall consider giving a single-entry 2week visa. Of which you cannot go farther than 2km from the AIRPORT.

NoLimit said...

@Chayoma...Seriously NEPA peops are in a world of their own and I have a strong feeling it is way beyond their control...seriously some people are behind the power outage...it's only a matter of time before God exposes their sorry behind!!!

@Baroque...;-)...The time flew by so fast it was unbelievable...I really wanted to take that flight to PH for serious Nkwobi but you know how this things are...man proposes...God disposes!!!
Biko make "una" no vex o!

@Funms...Seriously you should if you want to...great holiday it was for me...

@ Rethot...Leave that matter! na we get 9ja!!!You can't start threatening us jo...it is our fatherland too and we have as much access to every nook and cranny as you do!!!
Visa ko...visor ni!!!

BSNC said...

Seems like you had for in naija. yea i know it was basket mouth gragra video, he gave the girl red card..lol

justdoyin said...

looks like u really had FUN...n I'm so glad u r confirming live n direct that all the new lagos pix we've been seeing around are for real; A/C in the Airport? super!

akaBaGucci said...

Sounds like you had a quite a lot of fun!

Good Naija Girl said...

Air conditioning at MM? I wonder if they have generators so that when NEPA misbehaves the AC isn't affected.

I'm so glad you had a wonderful time!

tobenna said...

Glad to hear you had fun in Naija, NL. Come back again and holla at us. Na only Standtall and rethots?
Ah ah.
Since you took your camera along, care to share some anonymous pictures?

Vera Ezimora said...

All these stories of Naija, I'm tired of hearing them. I wanna go to darn it!

StandTall-The Activist said...

did I not beg that you should let me meet you whne you visit?

I am not happy o....

NoLimit said...

@BSNC...lol...and he was so slim and skinny in the video too
@JD...I sure did have fun...loads of it...I can't even lie!Yes o...the new Lagos is tech...I just pray we are able to manage/maintain it...you know our maintenance culture in Naij is almost non-existent...
@DB...Yes I had fun...MARD fun!
'GNG...I have a feeling they weren't even relying on NEPA in the first place...either that or they have a special direct line from NEPA cos the light didn't blink even once through out my entire "stay" at the airport...
@Tobenna...awww I sure will...I'll try as much as possible to post some anonymous pix but errrmm.well lemme think abt it...
@Vera...But it's easy dear...just get a ticket and hop on the next available flight!!!:-)...I think we should all plan a blogville holiday to naija!I think it'll be great fun!!!
thank you all for stopping by...

NoLimit said...

@Stand Tall...Please forgive me!!!
I really apologise...please!!! I am sooo sorry!!!

Miss FlyHigh - LondonsNaijaQueen said...

that light issue is just to mad!!! my bf was telling they have had no light for 1 months so they have been using the gen since!!! and it is exspensive!! they must be making serious money oo

StandTall-The Activist said...

I no vex again o but wld have loved to see you