Monday, 29 February 2016

Is Telepathy Real...Can Thoughts Travel From one Brain to Another?

Is Telepathy real? Is telepathy possible? Can we, normal human beings communicate through our minds, via thought exchanges alone, without any device? Webster online dictionary defines telepathy as- "the supposed communication of thoughts and ideas by means other than the known senses." I am sure a great number of the people reading this have watched X-Men the movie, and know of the character, Professor X in the movie, and how he communicates with people through telepathy. But according to the movie, he is a mutant, and 'mutants' don't exist in the real world. So, the question still stands- Can normal human beings communicate through thoughts alone?

Sunday, 28 February 2016

Some Nigerians Kick Against Rv. King's Death Sentence

A Nigerian Pastor, Rev. King (General Overseer of Christian Praying Assembly Church) was sentenced to death for killing one of his members in 2006. Rev. Chukwuemeka Ezeugo (A.K.A Rev. King) accused some of his church members of fornication, and went ahead to pour petrol on them and set them ablaze. The victims were 6 in number; 5 were able to escape with major burns, but one Ann Uzoh lost her life in the sad ordeal.

Saturday, 27 February 2016

World Peace Is Impossible

Let me ask you a question, for as long have you have been alive, has there ever been a time you turned on CNN or Al Jazeera and you heard only good news? The answer would definitely be NO! There is always some sort of conflict for the cable news networks to report, cos really, world peace is anti-natural to the human race- a world cannot exist without balance, which means, there would always be good, just as there will be bad. World peace can never be achieved in the world. I can't even call world peace a dream, cos sometimes, dreams come true.

Friday, 26 February 2016

13 Successful Hollywood Actors of Nigerian Descent

Being the most populous nation in Africa, with over 180 million people and counting, it shouldn't be a surprise to have Nigerians making it big all over the world. I guess the land can't contain us. Although some of the actors I am going to be listing below have never been to Nigeria before, all of them are of Nigerian descent. we go. Below is a list of 13 successful Hollywood actors of Nigerian descent.

13. Carmen Ejogo
I remember being in secondary school, and instantly falling in love with her sweet British accent when I saw her in Metro (1997), with Eddie Murphy...little did I know at the time that she had Nigerian blood in her. Carmen Ejogo was born in London to a Nigerian father, and a Scottish mother. She started out getting small roles in TV back in London in the early 90s, before making it in Hollywood before the end of that decade. Her most notable movies are- Metro (1997), Sparkle (2012), Selma (2014), and the yet to be released and highly anticipated Alien Covenant (2017).

12. Hakeem Kae-Kazim
A lot of people would be surprised with this one, cos even I was surprised when his name came up when I started the research for this article. Well, I didn't know his name, but I knew the face. Hakeem Kae-Kazim has played in a host of American TV series like- Lost, 24, and Law & Order. He has also appeared in a couple of successful box office movies like; X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007), Hotel Rwanda (2004), and The Fourth Kind (2009).

Hakeem was born in Lagos on the independence day of 1962. His parents emigrated to London the following year with baby Hakeem. So, even though he was born in Nigeria to 'Egba' parents, he grew up in London, where he was classically trained at the highly regarded Bristol Old Vic (Theater and Acting School).

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Top 10 Richest Nigerian Musicians Under 40 (2016)

The criteria used to compile this list is, 1- the amount these musicians charge for shows, and 2- the gravity of the endorsement deals they have. We won't be using net worth's that are made up in someone's living room in this article, cos really, all those net worth's flying around are false. Also, Youtube views count for little. You get about an average of $1 from every thousand views of your video on Youtube (from third party Advertising). Which means you get around $1,000 if your video is viewed a million times. So, really, this is chicken change compared to what these artists make from shows. With that out of the way, take a walk with me.  Below is the list of the top 10 richest Nigerian musicians under 40.

10. Iyanya
Ever since he dropped Kukere, Iyanya has been unstoppable. He charges 3 million Naira per show in Nigeria. He mostly records party songs, which puts him in high demand for shows. His hit songs include- Kukere, Applaudise, Flavour, Mr. Oreo, Gift feat. Don Jazzy, Lekwa Ukwu, Sexy Mama feat. Wizkid, etc. He has endorsement deals with Zinox Computers, and MTN.

9.  Flavour
He charges 3 million Naira for Nigerian shows, and around 15k euros for european shows. He sings mostly love songs and this helps him get a lot of exclusive performances for the rich and famous. This also helps him get International shows, within and outside Africa. His hi songs include- Ada Ada, Chinny Baby, Ololufe, Wiser, Nwa Baby (Ashawo Remix), Oyi Remix feat. Tiwa Savage.

His endorsement deals include deals with Onga Seasoning, and GLO Nigeria.

Monday, 22 February 2016

7 Popular Wrestlers Who Committed Suicide

I have known that most creative people are suicidal, but it was shocking to me when I discovered that a lot pro-wrestlers are also suicidal. A lot of them think of killing themselves, and sadly, some give into the urge. Before I discovered that most part of wrestling is acting, I really saw them as athletes, but I now know better...They really are skilled actors who can fight.

 I am thinking maybe the burden of knowing you are selling a lie to the world is the cause of most wrestlers mental illness, which later lead to them committing suicide. Most of the wrestlers who tragically killed themselves had drug problems.

Below is a list of to popular wrestlers who committed suicide.

 Chris Von Erich
The youngest of the Von Erich boys; Chris committed suicide in 1991. If you grew up in the 80s and watched a lot of television like me, you would definitely know about the Von Erich family. There father, Fritz Von Erich was a wrestler in the 50s/60s, and his sons took after him in the 80s to become big professional wrestlers. Their real surname was Adkisson, but they adopted the Von Erich last name for wrestling.

Chris was the smallest of the Von Erich brothers (Chris, Mike, David, Jerry, and Kevin), and was asthmatic. His bones were not strong and he would often break them while performing wrestling maneuvers. This and other issues led him to a life of drugs. Chris Von Erich shot himself in the head on September 12, 1991, three weeks before his 22nd birthday.

Sunday, 21 February 2016

The Agege Bread Seller Story is Not Entirely Fake

A couple of weeks ago, Olajumoke Orisaguna made headlines for mistakenly walking into the photo-shoot of UK-Nigerian rapper, Tinie Tempah's photo-shoot, and becoming a celebrity overnight. People have alleged that the whole thing was staged by professional photographer, TY Bello, who handled the photo-shoot. But the truth is...It wasn't totally cooked up.

Saturday, 20 February 2016

Are Religious Countries More Likely to be Poor?

I have pondered on this all my life, but I think about this more these days. Are religious countries more likely to be poor? Why do we have the most churches, the biggest churches, and the most prolific pastors in the world in our dear country, Nigeria, and yet a large portion of our population languish in poverty? While a country like France which has majorly atheists citizens is so beautiful and well developed, with inhabitants living way above poverty level. Why? Is it that 'God' prefers to bless the non-religious people, living the religious people to suffer? I know a lot of religious people that follow all the doctrines in the Bible, and yet are as poor as church rats. But the richest man in the world, Bill Gates an Atheist? Why?

Friday, 19 February 2016

10 Reasons Why You Must Get Rich

From time immemorial, people have always overlooked the importance of money, till they desperately need MONEY. Yea, money might not be everything in this world, but it sure is a very vital element in this life we live in. A woman might confess love to a man and tell him she loves him with all her heart, but let the man's funds run a bit low, and see the nagging side of her come out. Whichever way we look at it, from whichever angle we look at it, money is very important in life, and that is why I feel everyone should strive to get a lot of it and get rich. Yea, I am sounding very materialistic and vain right now, right? Please sit back and read this 10 reasons why I feel EVERYONE MUST GET RICH.

10. Money Equals Value
Yup! What is that paper you have in your wallet if it doesn't have value? It would just be any other paper you can throw in the thrash. But because it has value, it can get you things, and be used as an exchange for what you want. So, look at it this way...The more money you have, the more value you have, because paper-money really is an exchange for value. i.e, you get paid for the amount of service you can render at your job. So, the more valuable you are, the more money you would earn, and vice versa. Bill Gates is the richest man in the world, and think about how valuable that man and his head of ideas is to this world. Do you want to be valuable or...worthless? Do you want to be that nice guy everyone likes because he is 'nice,' but they overlook when serious matters come up because you are GOOD-for-nothing?

Saturday, 13 February 2016

List of Other Oil Producing Nations with Falling Currencies Apart from Nigeria

Since the end of of 2014, the price of crude oil in the global market has been on a free fall, and so has our Naira. A lot of people have the misconception that it is only Nigeria that is suffering this issue of currency fall, which is really a problem of most oil producing nations the world over. Granted, Naira going from a Dollar for 200 Naira to a Dollar for 308 Naira conversation rate in less than a year is a bad economic sign for the country, but this has been foreseen by economists who always advised against dependent on one source of export. 70% of our foreign exchange comes from crude oil sale, so what do you expect when the price of that commodity keeps falling in the international market? It is not rocket science. Even the almighty Saudi Arabia is in fear for its currency right now with the continuing fall in oil prices.

"Jan 7...The Saudi Arabian riyal hit a record low against the dollar in the forwards market on Thursday as sliding oil prices caused some international banks and funds to bet the kingdom may eventually be pushed into devaluing its currency...The central bank, which serves as the kingdom's sovereign wealth fund, has been running down its foreign assets at an annual rate of over $100 billion to cover a huge state budget deficit as oil revenues shrink." (Article on )

Friday, 12 February 2016

How Agege Bread Hawker (Jumoke Orisaguna) Turned to a Sought After Model Overnight

I have always believed that nothing is impossible. Also, I have the belief that truth is actually stranger than fiction. Even with that belief, my mind is still boggled by the story of this Agege bread seller who's life became transformed in a matter of weeks after accidentally walking into an ongoing photo shoot. Before I go on, for those that don't live in Lagos- Agege Bread is a actually a special type of bread sold in Lagos, which is known for its very soft and heavy nature.

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

10 Nigerian Female Celebrities That are Still Single

One thing always has to give in the quest for greatness. Some people put love on the hold, some put marriage out of the way entirely, until maybe later in life. The bitter truth is if you want to give your all to your craft, your relationships (both intimate and non-intimate) will surfer one way or the other. Whether it is missing your Mom's birthday because of a movie premier, or not seeing your partner for several days because you are in the studio trying to finish your debut album. The ladies I am going to be listing today gave their profession top priority, and although they are still single in their 30s and 40s, they are doing great in their individual careers.

Below is my list of 10 single Nigerian female celebrities. Some have been married before, some have kids, but all of them are single right now. 

Seyi Shay
This 30 year old singer is surely giving Tiwa Savage a run for her money. She has given her whole time to her music career right now and must likely has no time for a serious relationship. She dropped her debut album, Seyi or Shay late last year, and had hits such as Crazy (feat. Wizkid), Right Now, and Murda (feat. Patoranking and Shaydee).

Agbani Darego
She made history in 2001 as the first native of Sub-Saharan Africa to win the Miss World beauty contest. She was just 17 at the time. She has gone on to be a successful model. At 33, she is doing very well for herself. 

Sunday, 7 February 2016

I Believe All Women are Either Lesbians or Bisexual

Yea, I strongly believe all women are either lesbians or bisexual. I have had this notion for a while now but my doubts were cleared when news broke out last year about a research at the University of Essex in Britain, where 345 women were engaged in a research to test their sexuality. They were shown videos of naked women, and a very high percentage (74%) of them who claimed to be straight got aroused. You can go here to read more on that for better understanding- Essex Experiment.

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