Tuesday, March 30, 2010
I'm thinking about starting up a Nigerian one. At the moment, the idea is not so ambitious. It could grow...or it could die prematurely. I just think it would be great to google "gast" and find the meaning somewhere on the internets.
I really out of the loop (is that the phrase) on Nigerian internet slang so I'll need help. You can hit us up on twitter or email with suggestions.
Example format => word/phrase - e no too poss
meaning - it is not possible
example - yaradua is alive? E no too poss
So are you ready to help?
Sunday, March 28, 2010
I'm surprised Aboyeji wrote the last post in response to Sugabelly's post, because I don't think the Indian guy and the Obongomail ad are related at all. Elected office and advertising are two very different spheres with two very different purposes.
I am about to raise another perspective with regards Sugabelly's last post here. Like seriously, it is not that I disagree with her. It is just that I think there is a small caveat on her admonition to Nigerian companies
So here is the story.
I just received word from one of my many spies in Canada`s capital that Carleton`s Nigerian Student Association just elected by a slim vote, close friend and colleague of mine from CIC, Nikhlesh Vashwani, as its Public Relation`s Officer.
But why is the election of some random dude into some Canadian university's Nigerian Student's association news? Afterall, it's not like its some American Ivy school or something. It's not even Canadian Ivy.
Well, it is because it is a real Nigerian Obama moment that raises serious questions about expectations of how a Nigerian should look.
As it turns out, Nikhlesh Vashwani is an Indo-Nigerian. He likely looks nothing like other people that have previously occupied his position...
Friday, March 26, 2010
Yes Boss, MI with the Flow Boss,
No more, yes Boss, No boss,
No Boss so long you scope us
While you eat green like Locust
So us masses live low cost
Hunger Poverty choke us
You say there is a new plan for us
There is no light, how you gonna show us,
He just upstaged Drake in my mind :)
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Well meet ObongoMail.
Yeah. They really never learn.
Advertising 101: Your consumers or potential consumers MUST be able to IDENTIFY with the models using the product in the ad in some key way. This will then enable them to envision themselves IN PLACE of the model using the product.
How many Nigerians do you know that look like this?
I am so sick of Nigerian companies that feel the need to market their products and services using White people. Newsflash!!! Nigeria is 99.9% black. Unless perhaps they are really targeting the five white people in Nigeria. If that is the case I apologize for calling them out, but as long as what they wrote there is market to MILLIONS in Nigeria, then it is only logical to assume that they are talking about Nigerians since the only group of people that number up to even one million in Nigeria are actual Nigerians.
So excuse me while I feel the intense desire to capture the owner of Obongo mail and bongo his or her head.
Goodness, it is not hard. This is the FIRST thing they teach you in business school. It is freaking common sense. This is like trying to market horseshoes to a horse using a crocodile as your demonstration model. I am sick of all these STUPID Nigerian companies that are so in love with Caucasians and think that they are so much better than Nigerians that they feel the need to appeal as much as possible to Caucasian sensibilities when the net worth of all the Caucasians in Nigeria combined can't even make any kind of significant dent in Nigeria's GNI.
There is nothing inherently wrong with Caucasians but there IS something wrong with stupid Nigerians and the companies they own not valuing their fellow Nigerians enough to even have the decency to market us a good or service using models that actually look like us.
How can you expect me to use ObongoMail which you claim is for Nigerians when you don't even have the common courtesy to employ a Nigerian model so that I can actually envision myself using your service? Like seriously, who the hell do these companies think they're marketing their stuff to?
Call it whatever you want, if you are a Nigerian company or if you are a company targeting Nigerians and you cannot respect Nigerians enough to use Nigerian (or at the very least Black) models in your marketing campaigns targeting Nigerians then I don't care if you have the best widget in the world that you are selling, if you are a Nigerian company and you cannot be proudly Nigerian then you will not see a kobo of my money. Nigerians are just as good as caucasians, and if you can employ a caucasian model to market in America or Europe then you sure as hell can employ a Nigerian model to market to Nigerians. Otherwise you can keep your bloody service and Nigerians will pay someone who respects us.
Nonsense and Ingredient
*This post was done from my phone so excuse me if this comes out iffy. Necessary edits will be done when i get close to a computer.
Sunday, March 14, 2010
In today's episode of YSFW:
- It was probably research. Nobody searches for weird pr0n to get off. You do it for research.
- He/she is very pretentious. All mac users are.
- He/she is not Igbo because Igbo people can't use computers.
Friday, March 5, 2010
I won't lie SuperSport was my shit when I was in Nigeria. Soccer all day? I was in there like swimwear. Sometimes I wish FSC was half as good as SuperSport, it would make my weekends just perfect.
Anyway, word on the street is that some SuperSport folk were kidnapped. 3 of them Nigerian and the other a South African. Being Nosa, I didn't read the rest of the news report and assumed Peterside Idah was one of them. I mean, what are the odds? If 3 Nigerians from SuperSport are kidnapped, one of them has to be Nigerian. Who wouldn't kidnap Peterside if they had the chance? Ignore his Arsenal/Nigeria bias (I know it's hard, just try), Peterside is like King Obvious. So the score is 1-0 at half time, what does Peterside recommend they do? They need to score a goal to equalize the game and maybe another to win it (probably not verbatim). Seriously? You get paid all that money to say that BS. I could do that...infact I'll do it for free.
Dear God, I hate Peterside.
You think I'm the only one who thinks he's clueless?
Read this comment on this article
Peterside has no clue. No UAE player failed the MRI rather those players recieved straight red cards in the Under-16 AYC before voming to Nigeria for the World Cup......dang. Similarly, he's failed as analyst on TV, media officer of the Super Eagles and clearly showed that he lack basic communication skill. He should focus on his church and seek another career away from the media-related profession
It's like he took the words out of my mouth.
Enough of my rant.
...[the kidnappers] demand that the federal government send more oil-industry funds to Nigeria’s southern region, which remains poor despite five decades of oil production.-SOURCE
You kidnapped two cameramen and two no-name journalists to get attention?
Kidnapping? You are doing it wrong.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010