Friday, December 31, 2010

I'm thankful...

God has been faithful through the 365 days of the year 2010.
Through trials, challenges, pains, worrries, lack, joy, successes, abundance, provision, sound health, peace...
Even when we chose to be unfaithful, our unfaithfulness will not cause the faithfulness of God to be without effect.
In all things I give thanks

Im thankful for...
the gift of life
My mother, sisters and brother(their spouses and kids)
Sound health and peace
Protection and safety in different circumstances even at gun point
Wisdom, knowledge and understanding
My job and all the people I work with
Journey mercies in and out of town
Goodnews from far and near
The enablement to acheive the things that seem impossible
The lessons learnt from the mistakes I made in 2010
The wonderful people I met in 2010, for new and old friends
The opportunities to give(time, ideas, myself, money, etc)
The readers of this blog
My twitter tweeps and friends on facebook
The grace to witness the last day of 2010
A great 2011
so much more to thank God for

See you all in 2011
Be Expectant!
God Bless you.


Sent from my BlackBerry wireless device from MTN

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

Wishing everyone the very best of Christmas.
Beyond the food, gifts, the parties remember the the greatest gift that was given to us, Jesus Christ, who is the reason for the season.

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace - Isaiah 9:6
No Christmas without Christ.
Have a happy holiday.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Don't Give Up on 2010...

Hello people, it’s the 17th of December, 2010. 8 Days to Christmas and 15 Days to the New Year, 2011.

2010 has been a great year with ups and downs, accomplishments, achievements, victories, disappointments, challenges and a year of great opportunities.

I had a couple of things I planned to achieve in 2010. Some accomplished, while some are yet to be achieved, but I'm not giving up on them yet. I believe some of the goals can still be attained in the 15 days left.

What have you planned to do in 2010? Don’t carry it over. It is still possible and this may be in the form of: approval for that project, funds release, moving into that new house/ apartment, writing that exam, buying that new car, acquiring that skill, writing that story, reading that book, visiting that friend, applying for that job, making that phone call, signing up for that course, paying that debt, making that neighbour smile, helping the needy, .....

Procrastination is the hallmark of failure.

Are you faced with an opposition, a setback on goals, targets, dreams, achievements and you have told yourself 2010 is gone and have decided to wait till 2011, maybe it has something better to offer.

If you wait till 2011, remember it will also come with its own challenges.

I believe it takes a 'second' to change a situation.

Don’t quit yet, a big break is coming your way.

Season’s Greetings...NBB

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Moi at The Experience

Yours truly at The Experience Lagos 2010

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Experience Lagos 2010

Its here again, the 5th Edition of The Experience concert happening live at the Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos, Nigeria on the 3rd of December 2010, 7pm.
The Experience is an interdenominational gospel concert featuring some of the best known musical talents. It has become the world's largest gospel music concert and the largest musical event in Africa. The Experience is convened and hosted by Pastor Paul Adefarasin of The House on The Rock and endorsed by 15 frontline churches and christain organisations in Nigeria.

The concert has featured different artists such as Don Moen, Kirk Franklin, Ron Kenoly, Cece Winans, Israel Houghton, Donnie McClurkin, Kurt Carr, Bebe Winans, Tye Tribbett, Lionel Petersen, and a lot of indigenous gospel artistes .

I have witnessed two editions of The Experience. The first being the maiden editon in 2006. I was an undergraduate at that time and I travelled down to Lagos with a couple of friends.
My second Experience was in 2009 (4th Edition), having missed the 2nd and 3rd Editions.

This year's event will feature artistes like Don Moen, Panan Percy Paul, Papa San, Phil Driscol, Mary Mary, Micah Stampley, Judy Jacobs, Mike Aremu, Isreal Houghton, Sammy Okposo, Fred Hammond, Chevelle Franklyn, Ron Kenoly and the Chosen Tresure Choir.

You can imagine 11 hours of worship, live music and prayers in a concert with over 500,000 people in attendance and its all for FREE.
This year, I'm involved in the event in the electronic media team for live updates, live blogging, Facebook updates, twitter, i-reporting, etc.
I'll be tweeting live at the event so you can follow me @ http//
You can also follow the event on Facebook and twitter (#TE2010)

Over 500,000 Voices. Live Music. One Sound. One God.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Blog Anniversary

366 days ago, I posted the very first article on this blog. I'm very grateful to God, the giver of life for the opportunity he has given me to share my thoughts through My Writing.
I started this blog after reading some blogs. I was inspired by the depth of their creativity, passion, uniqueness, and style.
Alot has happened in the course of the year....from career, relationships, life commitments but its been the best year so far. I started with updating every week and this went for a few months until, career and other life commitment placed more demand on my time.
This blog was nominated for the Nigerian Blog Award, The Best New Blog Category.

God is my main inspiration. These blogs/bloggers have also inspired me....

The creative mischief of Vera and her talk show - Verastically speaking
The inspiring articles by Jaycee- Light her lamp
The motivation from Le Dynamique Professeur
The Style and creativity of Good Nigerian Girl
The lovely stories written by Myne Whitman
I appreciate their consistency.

Ive also been touched by the following bloggers too.
1Hmusick A young finish passionate about blogging, Leggy, Skryb, Fabulola, NakedSha's poetry, FabladyH, YNC, Harry ..and the list goes on and on...

I specially thank my sister Bolanle for believing in me....
Deola helping me with some of my articles....
Lafunky for all the encouragements...

I have also met alot of people I can call my brothers, sisters and friends through this blog, twitter and Facebook

I appreciate my readers, followers, fellow bloggers, and my twitter family.Thanks for always stopping bye to read my blog.
Love you all.


Friday, October 1, 2010

Are We There Yet?

On a cold saturday morning in the City of aquatic splendour, all hearts were filled with high hopes and excitement. The long awaited freedom was just a few hours away and the people were ready to embrace it. They believed it was all they needed to be free, to live their lives and have the oppurtunity to run the affairs of their nation by them selves and practically have their own future in their hands. It was meant to be freedom from slavery, dictatorship and every form of neocolonialism.

They embarked on a journey to the land of freedom and they believed the abundance of resources in their land and their ability to till the God-given fertile soil to produce the best of crops will sustain them and fasttrack growth and development.

Through the years, they had problems of leadership. The elected and the military dictators.
The diversity of culture, religion and tribes among them posed a lot of
challenges especially in leadership.
Their boat has been rocked by many storms which would have rendered them a failed state.
Religious and civil crises were not far fetched.

After Five decades, they seem not to have arrived their promised land yet, are they making any progress? when will they get there? These are questions they will find difficult to answer. Not even their leaders can answer any of these questions.
This reminds me of the biblical story of the Israelites. They journeyed for 40 years. A journey that was supposed to be for 40 days.

Oh God of Creation.....
Direct Our Noble Cause....
Guide Our Leaders Right.....
Help Our Youths to Know the Truth....
This is our Golden Jubilee...
We might not be there yet, but were are definitely on the path.
We are not yet where we want but we are not where we used to be
The progress might be slow and discouraging.
The good news is if we don't give up we will get to the promised land very soon.

God Bless Nigeria

Happy Independence Anniversary
Happy Golden Jubilee

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Carry Me!

She crawls toward me
with a wide smile on her face
moving briskly with her hands on the floor
She stops at my feet, looks up at me and smiles again
Then she throws her hands open wide
Her expresssions and actions saying it all Carry Me!

Knowing what she wanted
I reached out
lifting her off the ground
I felt the satisfaction, the joy of being lifted.

Much more for the cuddle that comes with carring her
the warmth of the embrace
and the sense of safety that comes from being held

Throw all your worry on him, because he cares for you. - 1Pe 5:7

Have you ever faced any situation where you felt the need to be carried, embraced or held?
We all have cares and worries.
Just like a little child, throw your hands open
God's hands are open wide always ready for us
We only need to make that effort of releasing ourself

Sunday, August 15, 2010

3rd Time...My Testimony

Hello readers,
My last post was 35 days ago. I had no intention of staying off blog ville but I've been busy with work. I just pop-in once in a while to read other other blogs coupled with the fact that I also had a writer's block hence, I have a couple of unfinished posts.
I blogged about a similar experience a few months back. This is the 3rd episode of such...
Each new day is God's Gift to you what you do with it is your Gift to God
This is my testimony.....
My day started early like every other day and I had a report from work I had to finish as it was due later in the day.
5 am: I started this report and needed to finish complete a particular a drawing. It was taking so much of my time so I decided to finish it when I get to work. up at work.
6:35 : I was getting late. Though I was through with all the necessary stuff and before I set out I called a colleague to know where the staff bus was at that time to avoid waiting at the busstop unnecessarily.
The call gave me a relief. I still had 15 minutes to get to my bus stop.
At about 6:45 I set out only to waited at the gate of the house. I was barely through receiving a call when I noticed a motor bike on the adjacent street. Within 20 seconds I saw the same motor bike a few meters away from me.
Two men were on the bike. The rider and the other guy left nothing for suspicion. He was well dressed, wearing a red guinea kaftan and also wore a cap. He was just drawing the gun when I noticed it and all I did was to take a flight back through the gates into the house. Surprised by my reaction, they took off. I'm sure they never anticipated my action. I waited for a few minutes to be sure they were gone. Going out again was not easy but I had to go to work. so I summoned courage.

I could have been hurt, my laptop (no data backup), phones, important documents, ATM cards, IDs, cash would have been lost.
I thank God as I asked myself a few questions:

What if he ran after me?
What if he shot the gun?
what if i did not see then coming?
what if the gate was locked?
What if what if?
The only answer I got was my need to give thanks to God for my sparing life and property.
I took me a few hours to get back to myself.
I was in shock all day and cant remember how I was able to do some work in the office.
The next morning, on my way to work, I was very cautious but I told myself I did not save myself the previous day so He who has kept me will not forsake me.

I pray it does not happen again. but I hold on to the fact that God is faithful.

Its good to be back :)


Sunday, July 11, 2010

I believe there is More

This is a song that I love so much. God has been so good. He has been Faithful, gracious, merciful, kind. I'm not an ingrate but I believe he can do much more than I can think or imagine. Find the lyrics below, be blessed!

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us - Ehp 3:20

You have been good to me
You have been gracious
You have been faithful
Meeting my needs
Lord, it's so plain to see
You have been good to me
I have been given so much I can't even
Begin to thank You

And still I believe there is more
I believe there is more
I believe
So open my hands to receive
All that Your love has in store
Lord, I believe

Everything I have done
All that I've said and sung
Lifting Your story giving You glory
That's just the beginning
Father, I know there is more
Power to heal and restore
Miracles wonders blessings unnumbered
Love never-ending


Exceeding abundantly
More than our minds can imagine
Love overflowing
You are bestowing
Day after day after day

(Verse 1)

(Chorus 2x)

Lord, I believe
Lord, I believe
Lord, I believe

lyrics by Lyricsmode

Friday, July 9, 2010

When Money Fails...

In my walk in life I found out that money is limited.
Yet we can do all we can all in a bid to get the money that cant even afford the things that are most important to us.
People do all sort to make this money.
They kill, they steal, they manipulate, they trade their values. Its very pathetic.
Sadly enough when they get this money, the only things they can afford are just physical things, cars, houses, properties, just name it.
Sure they can pay for all those.

My question is this. How much can you pay for your life, health, love, safety, good relationships, joy, happiness, wisdom, peace etc?
You can pay for health care but it can't guarantee your health
you can pay for education but it can't buy you wisdom or knowledge.
You can pay for security services but it won't guarantee you safety.
I have seen rich men who would give all they had just to have a sound health.

If only we had the right values

Money can fail.
Remember the recession, so many rich people became poor in no time.
Money failed

Now don't get me wrong. I'm not saying money is bad
You need money to do alot of things in life, you have to pay your bills, feed, buy some good things in life,
But loving money and holding it so dearly as if it can solve all our problems and satisfy all our needs.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The E72's 5 Mega Pixel

As an hobby, I love taking photographs and I have found the E72 very handy.
Especially with the quality of images you can get from a 5 Mega Pixel on a phone. This is another great feature of the E72.
Here are some of the pictures taken with the E72
Churchgate & Afribank Building

Eko Court


A veiw from Eko Hotels

Eko Hotel New Expo Centre

An areal veiw on Victoria Island


Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Navigation with the E72

One great feature I have enjoyed in the Nokia E72 is the GPS + Nokia Maps. Its a free Global Navigation system
I have been navigation with the phone and realise you cant miss your way with it.
You can search for streets, roads and location. 
It can assist you in driving to a particular location by determining the best route to your destination.
The interesting part is if you decide to drive or walk using another route it automatically gives you an alternative route to your destination.

When driving with the map, it shows your speed, the time it will take to reach your destination,  the total distance and the distance to the next turn.

 It also shows the name of the street you are on and the street you are heading to.

Red circle dot showing present location

Map showing longitude and latitude

Friday, June 11, 2010


A few weeks back, I was introduced to the WOMworld/Nokia program that allows you to have a two-week trial of some selected Nokia mobile phone by a blogger friend of mine. So I got the phone delivered this week.

The package was sent through  DHL 

Still unwrapped

Removed DHL seal
Still with a wrapper

Just the box

Showing everything out of the box

E72 in my hand

First webpage launched

The BH 804 bluetooth Headset... 

E72 connected to USB

I'm loving the E72 so far. It has got great features and I will be doing a review of these features:

  • Compact QWERTY keyboard
  • Navigation system via Nokia Maps + GPS
  • Great performance,   4GB of memory card, Wifi, 3G
  • Excellent and long-lasting battery performance
  • Optical Navi Key™ 
  • High-quality images and video using the 5 megapixel digital camera
These are just some of the major features.

UPDATE: Thanks for the nomination and voting for my blog at the Nigerian Blog awards. It was an awesome experience.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

...Dump site to Fame

I'm always inspired by stories of change. I watched a feature story on this particular guy who a few weeks back would not believe  he would be seen all over the world (BBC, YouTube, etc)and even have the opportunity to travel or even shoot his music video in  London.

Eric Obuh had been a scavenger and all he did was to source for scraps and sell them at the dump yard just to make a living. Along side he was a musician and also used the little money he got from the dump yard to support his music.
 ...every bit of scrap he finds brings him one step closer to his dream of launching his music career- BBC

His life had a new turn when he was featured on the controversial BBC documentary,  "Welcome to Lagos" in the first episode he was one of the major characters and he shared his experience on the dump yard. He also had the opportunity to share his music with  millions of people around the world. A rare opportunity many artists who have been in music for years do not have.

I  would be right if I say his story can be tagged "the dump site to fame". Its a story of change.
The documentary brought him to limelight and he is no more a scavenger. Although he was denied a UK visa for a concert on the 31st of May he still has hope of traveling sometimes in June.

PS:  I was not a fan of the Welcome to Lagos documentary. I believe there are better stories of Lagos which could be told, not just the slums, the dump sites or the shanties. This documentary could just be the single story of Lagos that would be told to people around the world.
If you have a story of change to share please foward it to i'll be glad to feature it on this blog. 

Voting for the Nigerian Blog awards is on till 6th of June. This blog was nominated for the Best New Blog category. Pls click here to vote. Thanks



Friday, May 28, 2010

This Blog has been Nominated!


This is my shortest post. I have been busy with work. My gratitude goes to those that  nominated this blog for the Best New Blog Category . I appreciate you. I will need  your votes for the voting stage which starts May 31st. If you have enjoyed reading any post on this blog, please spread the news and encourage others to vote. Thank you.
With loads of Love.

You can vote at   from 31st of May


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