Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Hotunan bikin auren Sani Danja da Mansura Isah

Na ji murna in ga hotunan bikin auren Sani Danja da Mansura Isah a http://www.hausamovies.com/. Ga su nan.

Photos of the Sani Danja's and Mansura Isah's wedding at http://www.hausamovies.com/. Check them out here.

The following photo is of the couple with Sani Danja's 2Effects Empire partner (and prolific song writer and composer) Yakubu Muhammed.

Here are links to a couple of tabloidish articles about the wedding/relationship: Daily Triumph; Weekly Trust;

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

OD-ing on Airborn

Ok, this will be quick and filled with typos because I have to catch a bus in approximately twenty-three minutes. I'm terrified that I'm getting a summer cold/flu because my friend came to class on Monday coughing and sneezing. Normally, I'm laid back about that sort of thing. I don't want to get sick, but things happen. But because of this upcoming trip, I DO NOT want to get sick, so every time she would blow her nose I would wince and then feel terrible for wincing. So, I immediately went to a drug store and bought two things of generic Airborn, and ever since then I have been OD-ing on Airborn and multivitamins trying to fight it off. I woke up this morning with a scratchy throat and voice, and I am praying, in the name of Jesus, that he will bind that demon of summer cold. Bind it, Jesus! Amen. I'm starting to become paranoid and have been washing my hands more often than usual. Anyway, I now have twenty minutes before my bus leaves and I need to go find some water so I can take some more Airborn. Adieu to my twenties. Alas, Adieu.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Congratulations to Sani Danja and Mansura Isah

Congratulations ot Sani Danja and Mansura Isah on their recent marraige. I know I already posted this video a few months ago, but it is my favourite with the two of them (out of many to choose from).

2Shotz : Carry am go

My parents got back home from their trip to the U.S. to the news that armed robbers (seemingly the same two who held my mother at gunpoint last year) attempted to enter the house again, while they were gone. The dogs seem to have scared them off this time, so then they went down to the university chapel, where according to my dad "they shot up the chaplain's car and shot one woman in the hand after taking their money and cell phones." Thank God no one was killed, but it still makes me angry.

So, on that note, here is one of my favourites... May God punish them, and 2Shotz carry am go... {-;

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Dearest One

There is a distinct sense of Victorian melodrama or perhaps more... Nigerian video-film about this. The orphaned child (alternately girl and boy: a symbolic Esu perhaps?). The evil betraying uncle. The prescient father who knows his business associates will poison him... Rena should try his/her hand at a screenplay....

From: rena_konan01@yahoo.fr

Dearest one,

Permit me to inform you of my desire of going into business relationship with you. I am quite aware that my message will come to you as a surprise because it is indeed very strange for someone you have not met before to contact you in this regard.

I am Rena konan the only son of late Frederick Konan. [T-C: NOTE IT'S A BOY]

It is sad to say that my father passed away mysteriously in France during one of his business trips Abroad year 12th.Feb. 2004.Though his sudden death was linked or rather suspected to have been master-minded by an uncle of his who travelled with him at that time.But God knows the truth!

My mother died when I was just 4 years old,and since then my father took me so special.Before his death on Febuary 12 2004 he called the secretary who accompanied him to the hospital and told her that he had a sum of this money is USD 9.5 million American Dollars and the money is in a bank here in Abidjan the capital city. left in fixed / suspense account in one of the prime banks here in Abidjan,that he used my name as his only daughter [T-C: NOTE IT'S A GIRL] for the Next of Kin in depositing of the fund.

He also explained to me that it was because of this wealth that he was poisoned by his business associates. That I should seek for a foreign partner in a country of my choice where I will transfer this money and use it for investment purpose such as real estate or hotel management.

I want you to assist me in clearing this fund into your account overseas as a beneficiary of the fund,and also use it for an ivestment purpose.

I am just 20years old and high school certificate holder,really don't know what to do.Now I want an account overseas where I can transfer this funds. This is because I have suffered a lot of set backs as a result of incessant political crisis here in Ivory coast.The death of my father actually brought sorrow to my life.

Dearest one,I am in a sincere desire of your humble assistance in this regards Your suggestions and ideas will be highly regarded,so that I will know I'm going to come over to your country since the bank made me to understand that they can be able to make the transfer to any country of my choice.

Now permit me to ask these few questions:-

1. Can you honestly help me as your son [T-C: NOTE IT'S A BOY!]
2. Can I completely trust you?
3.To serve as a guardian of this fund since I am only 20years.
4. What percentage of the total amount in question will be good for you after the money is in your account?
5.To make arrangement for me to come over to your country to further my education and also to secure a resident permit in your country.

Besides, I'm corresponding with you from my country here in Cote D'Ivoire, West Africa and moreso there is great political war going on here in my country, that is the main reason why I contacted you to help me in getting me and my only inheritance out of this country so that I may not lose my life and the inheritance to war in this country, infact I'm facing difficulty at the moment in this country.

Furthermore, please indicate your options towards assisting me as I believe that this transaction would be concluded within seven (7)days you signify your interest to assist me. Anticipating to hear from you urgently.

Please,consider this and get back to me as soon as possible.

Thanks and God bless.

My sincere regards,Rena

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

My name is Ikechukwu

Ok, I'm posting this to post something. When I first saw this I thought it was the most annoying song ever. Now, I can't get enough of it. So funny. Prepare to get it stuck in your head... (And I really will try to post something more serious later). I'm in the middle of a never-ending translation of the chapter "Din, Dawla, Dunya" from Mohammed Arkoun's Islam, morale et politique, as well as preparing an article for publication... (Yay!) So very little blogging time these days. But I will post soon.

Monday, July 02, 2007

It's my birthday, I can fly if I want to...

I have two increasingly serious addictions. One is addiction to the internet; the other is wanton and careless addiction to travel. My pocketbook and study schedule are feeling the effects (although my frequent flier miles credit card is looking quite rosy), and I'm afraid the planet is feeling it worse.

But I'm turning 30 this month, and the thought of sitting at home in this dreary place (positive thoughts, positive thoughts) and studying my way through this particular birthday was very depressing. I'm rather morose about this birthday, and I need to be 1) with someone who has known and loved me for a long time, 2) in a place I love.

So, I'm going to New York a couple of weekends from now to be with my best friend in the world R., who has known me since we were 13 years old. And I will turn 30, and it won't be so bad.

And to lift my spirits, as I was googling photos of "planes" and "New York" for this entry, I was reminded that it was American Airlines (the cheap tickets that I bought) that plowed into the WTC that blue September day. Happy thoughts for a Happy birthday... {-;

Ok, let me not stray into melodrama. I will restrain what Helen Oyeyemi in her latest novel (The Opposite House) calls the "personal hysteric" and have a rip-roaring time (and get a lot of studying done between now and then...)