Wednesday, August 19, 2015

It was more than tears...

Seriously I did not want to cry. I wanted to be strong.

I was dying inside... I was breaking inside but on the outside I was trying to show everyone that I was strong... The more I faked boldness, the more lonely and empty i felt.

I was hurting but no one cared.  Family seem not to care, they said nothing to me… I was meaningless to them. Maybe they see me as a troublesome boy, I didn’t know.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

In my darkest hours…

In that moment where nothing makes sense, that moment where all you hear is your heart beating…
I close my eyes and begin to imagine.
Wait, imagine or dream? I don’t really know the difference right now.

I see my casket lowered into the ground… When did I die?

Friday, July 31, 2015

In the lonely hour...

I was so alone... So I decided to talk a walk.

Everywhere was dark, it was about 10pm. I walked for 10 minutes and then I sat beside the road.

As I watch  the cars pass by... I wonder if the woman that will someday be my wife is inside one of them...

I also wonder if she is in this country... Is She in South Africa? Jamaica? America? China?, Togo? where?

Friday, July 24, 2015

BREAKING NEWS: NASA Just Confirmed the Discovery of Another Earth

Today, NASA announced that scientists have found an Earth-like planet, Kepler-452b about 1,400 light years away from us. This new Earth-twin exists at such a distance from a star Kepler 452, where water could exist. This discovery (and more) is a result of about analysis of four years’ data from the Kepler Space Telescope which has been looking for Earth-like planets orbiting other stars similar to our Sun.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Prankster showers Sepp Blatter with fake dollar bills at Fifa press conference

Earlier today...

The Fifa president Sepp Blatter walked out of a press conference after being showered with fake dollar bills by the British comedian Lee Nelson.
Nelson, whose real name is Simon Brodkin, illegally gained entry to the Fifaheadquarters in Zurich and poured dozens of fake banknotes over the stage around where Blatter was seated after announcing himself as a North Korean World Cup delegate.

Chief of Army staff doing press ups with other soldiers

This picture has surfaced of the Chief of Army  staff Major General Tukur Buratai  sweating it out with other soldiers on training

PHOTOS: Buhari meets Obama at the White House

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Faster Than Google Chrome? Nigerian Teenagers Create New Web Browser

Two Nigerian brothers have proven that they hold wisdom far beyond their years. At 13- and 15 years old, Anesi and Osine Ikhianosime have created a faster mobile web browsing experience that rivals Google Chrome.
Hailing from Lagos, these brothers pinpointed a common problem. Although browsers like Google Chrome work on high-end smart phones, these applications often slow down on low-end phones commonly found in the developing world. Using their love for coding and technology, the dynamic duo created Crocodile Browser Lite.

Nigerian Student In Japan Solves 30-Year-Old Maths Equation

A Nigerian student has broken a 30-year-old maths equation and achieved the highest grades at a university in Japan for 50 years.

Ufot Ekong, who studied at Tokai University in Tokyo, achieved a first class degree in electrical engineering and scored the best marks at the university since 1965, the Flotilla Magazine reported.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Bill Gates reveals his biggest regret in life

He has more money than anyone in the world, yet even Bill Gates suffers from regrets like ordinary people.
The former Microsoft founder who has a personal fortune of $79 billion has admitted his biggest regret in life is not ever learning a second language.
During Reddit’s Ask Me Anything online chat session, the billionaire confessed to feeling “pretty stupid” for not being able to match the language skills of others, including Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg’s ability to speak fluent Mandarin.
“I feel pretty stupid that I don’t know any foreign languages,” Mr Gates wrote.

4 Movies Every Entrepreneur Should Watch

As I look back on my entrepreneurial life, I find it interesting to think about the information that has influenced my entrepreneurial framework. I’ve found that much of my knowledge about entrepreneurship has been formed by books that I have read over the years. However, upon some reflection, it occurs to me that certain films have also made a significant impression on me, directly impacting and shaping my business philosophy.
The following four films fall into this category, and I believe that all entrepreneurs can find something of value to take from them:

3 unique trends shaping Nigeria’s startup ecosystem

In April last year, it was announced that Nigeria’s economy had overtaken South Africa’s, making it the biggest on the continent. This coincided with some notable happenings in the tech space. For one, arguably one of the largest pan-African startup initiatives, Demo Africa 2014, was hosted in Lagos for the first time. Microsoft Ventures also announced that it’s expanding its mission to facilitate startups to include the West African country last month. Not to mention the massive rounds of investments that went to Nigeria tech companies — only seconded by South Africa.
To learn more about what makes this environment so special, Ventureburn recently chatted to the Nigerian accelerator 440′s founders about what trends are shaping the startup ecosystem.

How a Nigerian Internet Start-up Grew Revenue from $250 to $1 Million in 3 Years

In 2008 Abasiama Idaresit returned to Nigeria, after studying for a degree in Information Systems & Management at the London School of Economics. He had one thing in mind: to see how the Internet could help transform the business landscape in Nigeria. That, in fact, was the focus of his dissertation -- the impact of technology on small businesses.
"I've always loved the Internet; wanted to see it change a lot of things in Africa -- marketing, operations..." he tells me, at his office in Lagos.
He started peddling his dreams. Without success. "For the first eight months I didn't make a dime," he recalls. "People literally chased me out of their offices."

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Wife-Beater? Tiwa Savage and Tunji Billz Marriage Allegedly Heading For The Rocks!

Rumors of a strain in the 5-month wedding between Tiwa Savage and Tunji ‘Tee Billz’ Balogun surfaced this week, and it seems there’s a lot more wrong in the union.

The Wanted singer had reportedly fired Tee Billz as her manager, and now a new report alleges that Tee-Billz beats his wife.

According to blogger Kemi Filani, Tee Billz has been beating Tiwa Savage even before they got married.

She wrote,

Their marriage is barely five months old (they got married in Dubai in May) but Tiwa can’t hold it in anymore…she’s tired of putting up with Tunji…..he beats her, cheats on her etc…so many incredible stories i can’t even put here…but she’s finally ready to call it quit and it all revolves around her money.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Meet the twenty 20 years old Nigerian Entrepreneur who is set to restructure Nollywood.

In a country where young people are hardly given big chances, it is very unusual to see a 20-year-old ditch a good job in pursuit of building his enterprise. His name is John Nelson Kalu, a 100 level student at the University of Lagos Akoka.  But there is more to him that you will imagine, this twenty years old is working on a project that he believes will re-shape the Nigerian entertainment Industry.  John Nelson Kalu, a very talented graphic and technologist is currently working with broad mead ventures, also known as the design studio but to ensure that he achieves his aim, he is already making plans to quit the company and start on his own. This is a rare courage from 20 years old. Let me spare you the suspense, below is a heart to heart chat with the young and very elegant John Nelson Kalu. John Nelson Kalu speaks passionately about his plans. This is definitely someone to watch out for!

Mfon Abel Ekene:Nice to meet you John
John Nelson Kalu:Yes, sir. Good morning
Mfon: So tell me about you and what you do
JNK:Am a graphic designer and a technologist and also an aspiring entrepreneur.
Mfon:Hmm, so what have been doing so far as a graphic designer, technologist and aspiring entrepreneur?
JNK: Well, presently I work with broad mead ventures, also known as the design studio. I think am just starting on my own.
Mfon: Can you explain what you mean by 'I think am just starting on my own.'
JNK: It necessitates the fact that very soon my work at my present place of work, broad mead will be over. It is just like resigning from where you work and starting a business of your own.
Mfon: Oh! Can you talk about this your new start up?
JNK: It is about building a cartoon show for Nollywood, more like home video but basically for kids. Cartoons come in many genres and command a diverse viewing audience so this one is basically a home movie for the kids.
Mfon: Wow! Have you made any move already?
JNK: I have already approached a cartoon company. Presently, we are holding serious discussion about it. Cartoon is a big part of the entertainment industry for kids so the media company is happy.
Mfon: That is good. You look so young, how old are you and what is your level of education?
JNK: Am 20.*laugh*
Mfon: Huh?
JNK: Yes, 20. 100 level in university of Lagos state.
Mfon: At such a young age, considering our society, how are you coping with the challenges that come your way on this mission, like when people try to doubt?
JNK: It probably goes without saying but you do need to have at least a little drawing talent. You don't have to be the reincarnation of Leonardo Davinci to draw cartoon characters. Most cartoon characters can be broken down into simple shapes, which are fairly easy to draw. Creativity has to be a strength.  It’s best to have characters that are easy to draw over and over again. And you will want to write a script that invites the viewer into the world your cartoon, and also getting to speak with competent cartoonist that can speak life into these cartoons.
Mfon: Are making any effort to reach out to people or co-operate bodies for support on this?
JNK: Of course! I have a presentation to do on Sunday. But I want to put a pilot out first so people can get to see how real it is and also know it’s worth the investment.
Mfon:What impact are you hoping to make with this start up? How do you see it changing the live of Nigerians especially the kids?
JNK:Very good question. One thing, kids will stop watching ungodly programs on TV. I am not discriminating. I mean the program our kids watch should have positive impact in their lives and not the other way round. My perspective has a lot of intuitive appeal in this era. Our content are going to be very distinct one that impact greatness into this kids and Characters that’s highly worthy of emulation. Every parent wants their children to model positive a character that can inspirethem to want to become their very best.. Our content will not contradict that.
Mfon: You are very Confident about this. What gives you such confident?
JNK: Creative and innovation.
Mfon: Where do you hope to be in five years’ time?
JNK: To be globally recognized.
Mfon: On a personal level, what kind of person is John Nelson Kalu?
JNK: A nerd.. Very reserved, calm and collective.. I just love to figure things out a lot.
Mfon: And hopefully you will figure this out to the end
JNK:ahhahah. Yeah. Serious thought is been put to Zirock. Oh, the name is zirock of the company.
Mfon: Thanks for your time.

JNK: My pleasure. I hope to talk to you some other time. Thank you, Mfon.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Egypt Military announces they have found treatment of aids and hepatitis C

Egypt's military claims its engineers have made an "unprecedented" scientific breakthrough by developing a device that can detect AIDs and hepatitis C infections without the need to take blood samples.

 The Armed Forces and the Ministry of Health formed a research team to prepare for the application of an aids and hepatitis C treatment starting June 30 in military hospitals, head of the military engineering department Taher Abdallah said in a press conference on Sunday.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Don Jazzy’s kindness and Wande Coal’s humility.
The fracas between Don Jazzy and Wande Coal is currently enjoying top trend on twitter, while so many fans are taking this so called quarrel too serious, I believe that these two respected folks will probably settle their differences soon over a bottle of beer.

Some fellow on twitter are already dedicating some tweets to infuriate the hate between these two. It keeps one wondering if it is a crime to have misunderstanding once in a while. As long as there is human blood and hormones, there is bound to be misunderstanding.  After misunderstanding comes settlement. There are two qualities that these two men possess that should bring them together again as best of friends. apart from talent, these was the same quality that brought them together, kindness and humility.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Five Reasons Why Mandela Must Not Die…

After many weeks of tension over the health of African living legend, Nelson Mandela, attention over his health has dropped after his return from hospital. #MfonList takes a look at top five reasons why the great icon, Nelson Mandela must not die; perhaps these factors have slight role in his lengthy life span so far.

1.       He is loved In Africa and beyond: Nelson Mandela has achieved something many African leaders and even global leaders have failed to achieve, that is, winning the love of majority of his people. It is very difficult in Africa, for up to 50% of the population of a country to sing the praise of it’s leader in office or out of office. Usually, the people who sing the praise of leaders are those directly benefiting from such leader, or those with tribal link with such Leader. This is something the great Icon has surpassed. He has not just won the love of majority of South Africans; he has crossed the boundary, into all Africa and even beyond to the international community! This is rare!  And many years after he left office, the love never ran out, it seems it goes stronger day after day! Many will go out of their way to pray for the well being of this great man.

Friday, October 11, 2013

D’banj: I’d love to marry Genevieve!

Singer, Dapo Oyebanji, aka D’banj, finally opened up on his love life in a rare meeting with journalists in Lagos on Wednesday.

The self-styled Kokomaster was clearly in his elements as he talked at length, amid occasional bouts of laughter, about his career and other issues that were important to him. One of the subjects was about his rumoured relationship with Nollywood actress, Genevieve Nnaji.

Judging by the manner in which the actress’ name kept popping off his lips, it was obvious that D’banj had a very soft spot for her.
Aware that the grapevine had bristled with the rumour that he was romantically involved with Genevieve, ever since she appeared in the 2010 video of his hit song, ‘Fall in Love’, the singer said the actress had played a role in his success.

 “Apart from the fact that she is my friend, she has been a part of my success. There is no way you are going to tell my story that Genevieve’s name will not come up because she featured in my biggest song of all time, Fall in Love. So if E True Story comes to Nigeria to interview me, she will definitely be called upon to tell my story,” he said.

As if to confirm that there was more to his relationship with the actress than he had always admitted, D’banj added, “I would love to have Genevieve as my wife.  We never can tell what God plans for us in the future. I have studied her and I realised that anyone that has her as his woman has found himself a treasure. Just like the Bible says, any man who finds a wife, finds a good thing.”

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Agriculture Can Make You Have Your Own Private Jet – Jonathan Tells Young Farmers

President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria while addressing the 19th Nigerian Economic Summit, on Tuesday, encouraged youths of the nation to participate in the agricultural sector which can help them become private jet owners.
The President commended the youth who are now shifting away from the mindset that agriculture is a “simple poverty-alleviation programme” and encouraged them “to begin to think that agriculture can make you have your own private jet.”
The economic summit, which provides an opportunity to discuss issues with a view to providing practical solutions, is organised by the Nigerian Economic Summit Group, National Planning Commission and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.