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|TV/Movies / Re: Introducing High School Movies In Nollywood! by Tunmi(f): 5:48pm On May 18|
This is a really great idea. I'd love to contribute any way I can: firstname.lastname@example.org
I would recommend starting with a web series.
|Investment / Re: A New Thread On How To "Invest In Nigeria Movie And Music Industry" by Tunmi(f): 4:59pm On May 18|
I'm interested as well. Nollywood is one of our greatest exports and I'm interested in investing
|Investment / Re: My Money... by Tunmi(f): 4:57pm On May 18|
Well what field are you interested in an what field are you most knowledgeable about?
|Investment / Re: Investors Needed In A Start Up Manufacturing Company by Tunmi(f): 4:56pm On May 18|
Natural cosmetics, I am impressed. Is there a website perchance?
|Music/Radio / Re: MI ABAGA - Chairman (Video) by Tunmi(f): 3:19am On May 14|
The song is weak, and I like MI. The video...seriously though. If you truly wanted to show "Chairman" life, head to the affluent part of Naija because they one wey I see na so-so disappointment. And warrahel with the white chicks.
MI fall my hand o...make I go back to Undisputed. Not good, MI try again.
|Religion / Re: What Are Your Views On Supernatural Occurrences? by Tunmi(f): 4:03am On May 01|
I love this thread. And thanks to those who kept debunking these "supernatural" nonsense. You would think with all these juju and whatnot Naija would be the #1 nation in the world. At least electricity would be constant na.
|Politics / Re: Nigeria Saves N4.2trn On Manufactured-Goods Importation In 2012 - Aganga by Tunmi(f): 9:55pm On Apr 28|
Well done on the analysis and it is so spot on. Nigerians have been fooled too many times by the FG and they really are just concerned with "how will this affect my daily life"
People like you who can correctly interpret news as it relates to the average Nigerian are very valuable.
|Politics / Re: Sani Abacha was honest & one of Nigeria's best ever leaders. by Tunmi(f): 2:25pm On Apr 26|
People seem to be okay with vilifying Abacha. Honestly if the guy was so horrible then why is Nigeria still horrible after all these "better leaders"
|TV/Movies / Re: New Movie: “Confusion Na Wa!" by Tunmi(f): 3:06pm On Jan 15|
I like the trailer and I like the poster. I really am impressed with this. I'm not a fan of Ali Nuhu's but I'm willing to watch this.
That the story has pretty normal professions, no 'big man' or politician, there is a civil servant for one, is impressive to me
|TV/Movies / Re: Bride's War (A Nollywood Movie) - My Review by Tunmi(f): 6:59pm On Jan 13|
Me I no know o. I think he got away with it
|Celebrities / Re: Ngozi Nwosu Is Still Sick by Tunmi(f): 5:34am On Dec 17, 2012|
Naija and their issue with religion sef.
|TV/Movies / Re: Bride's War (A Nollywood Movie) - My Review by Tunmi(f): 7:33am On Nov 19, 2012|
Your analysis was spot on! Yvonne Okoro carried this film. I was wary of that scene where the husband is pulling the luggage and she's shouting at him because it seemed like a distance to walk and I was worried it would be a waste of film, but somehow her interaction with John Dumelo and her overall character made that my favorite scene.
And of course the word molestation is only mentioned twice or thrice and everyone keeps referring it to her "incident". msscchhhewwww
I expected to see Ini Edo's character going to the psychologist because her character needed that. Naija still has some work to do understanding molestation victims, for one they would not go hug their husband and the lawyer (Tonto Dike) definitely should have okay'd it with Ini's character before telling her husband she was Molested. It may sound weird but Ini's character was the one Molested, she was the one who suffered the trauma (or as Chike Ike said 'chioma' or 'drama') so the revelation of the assault should be determined by the victim.
And the mother-in-law, god punish that character (not the actor). 'Men cheat, it is our job to clean up after them' Your FADA!
Tonto Dike's character was knowledgeable about the law which is pretty rare for nollywood.
The camera work, the editing, the songs, the technical aspect of this film was great. The details in the script and the film (like the Oxygen mask you mentioned and the nurse/doctor relationship) could be improved.
Oh could you send me the songs you were able to rip, all of them? pretty please? email@example.com
|Politics / Re: What Are You Doing To Improve Nigeria? by Tunmi(f): 8:40pm On Oct 29, 2012|
volunteer somewhere whether with a NGO or a school or some charitable organizations, write screenplays, intern with historians and archaeologists and hold down a steady job.
|Politics / Re: Fashola, Obi Disagree On Geo-political Zones, Constitutional Amendment by Tunmi(f): 5:05am On Oct 19, 2012|
I want to ask, what is the benefit of these zones? In the US, the zones merely have historical value and a sense of pride: New England, the South, the West. It's more of society's value on them. With Nigeria's zones, is it just society's value or is there monetary value as well? Is money allocated to a zone or to zones?
|Music/Radio / Re: Hilarious Reactions To Tonto Dikeh's Songs by Tunmi(f): 3:13am On Oct 18, 2012|
If she had sang the autotune part with her voice, it would not have been bad. The rap part was actually not bad, it was definitely better than most of the pop 'raps' out there.
|Music/Radio / Re: What Rick Ross’ “hold Me Back” Video Tells The World About Nigerians by Tunmi(f): 4:25am On Sep 21, 2012|
Does anyone know where this video was shot? which areas?
|Music/Radio / Re: Rick Ross – Hold Me Back (Nigeria Version) - Video by Tunmi(f): 4:07am On Sep 21, 2012|
Does anyone know where this video was shot? which areas?
|Music/Radio / Re: Rick Ross – Hold Me Back (Nigeria Version) - Video by Tunmi(f): 8:00am On Sep 19, 2012|
ogugua88:lmao I can't completely blame Davido. I blame the people for letting the fire in the subsidy protest die (and we had our celebs come out in full force too). I do blame the likes of Davido, the current crop of artists (can I even call them that) who don't realize the impact of what they are doing.
|Music/Radio / Re: Rick Ross – Hold Me Back (Nigeria Version) - Video by Tunmi(f): 7:30am On Sep 19, 2012|
ogugua88: ^^^ I tire o. The kain verbal lashing I don get for Facebook over this matter. One guy was asking why Rick Ross didn't film in Abuja or Obudu Cattle Ranch. CAN YOU IMAGINE?Na for twitter I dey explain am to people. Abeg refer them to me, I go explain, I get their time today. Dem think say the BellaNaija dem dey watch abi dem Nollywood film dem see na in be de ogbonge Naija ehn?
the guy is not lying. It's like Alcoholics Anonymous, the first step is admitting that you have a problem. Accept it and acknowledge it, then we can fix it
|Music/Radio / Re: Rick Ross – Hold Me Back (Nigeria Version) - Video by Tunmi(f): 6:17am On Sep 19, 2012|
I like the video because not enough people show that side of Naija, of Lagos even. I know we have had artists singing about what the video represents: Eedris Abdulkareem, Sound Sultan, Fela (and I am dissociating the video from the song), but something about the way the video was done is different. It showed people living in a way many Nigerians do not want to acknowledge. If Eedris had done this video, I don't think it would have caused such an uproar. And I am glad it did, I really am. Hopefully, it inspires people to actually want a change for once and not sit down and just watch.
|Music/Radio / Re: Rick Ross – Hold Me Back (Nigeria Version) - Video by Tunmi(f): 5:50am On Sep 19, 2012|
The video was the truth. I have not seen a more realistic display of Nigeria, of Lagos than in that video. If the problem was not there, Rick Ross would have nothing to film. There is no lie in that video, that is how many Nigerians live.
|Health / Re: Lagos To Ban Smoking In Public Places by Tunmi(f): 7:46pm On Sep 18, 2012|
Now this I don't mind. This makes more sense than the "no smoking in your own car" law. This is a good step.
Evil Brain: They should definitely ban smoking public places. The smoke harms innocent third parties, sometimes even more than the smokers themselves. People who work in bars and beer parlors shouldn't have to risk getting cancer just to make a living.I agree, we do need harsher sentences for drunk drivers and the "prison for one way" law really needs to be revised.
|Violent/Disgusting Non-Celebrity Crimes / Re: A Student Of TASUED Wunmi Adebayo Killed By Armed Robbers by Tunmi(f): 11:31pm On Sep 11, 2012|
Sometimes Nigerians are just a bit too much. I don't even know why the report just HAD to include that she was coming from a male friend's house? That has nothing to do with anything unless the police conduct an investigation. This woman fought back, and I applaud her for it. May her soul rest in peace but I wholeheartedly agree, I really wish we had some homo.s.exual robbers so these men could now tell us how to deal with r-ape.
|Celebrities / Re: Bimbo Akintola- "I Can Be 70 & Still Be Single If I Don't Meet The Right Man'' by Tunmi(f): 2:23pm On Sep 05, 2012|
You guys need to read the entire article, she explains further on the "ideal man"
What is the quality of your ideal man?
|Sports / Re: Olympics Canoeing: Akinyemi Crashes Out by Tunmi(f): 1:25pm On Jul 30, 2012|
I am proud of him for doing something different. Hopefully, this can inspire Nigerians to participate or compete in other sports.
|Politics / Re: Lagos Doctors Views by Tunmi(f): 8:07am On May 20, 2012|
Is there no official document because so far, on both the doctors and the govt, it's a matter of he-said, she-said. Where are photocopies of the letters and the cheques (for salary) with personal information blanked out of course. There seems to be no tangible proof.
|Politics / Re: Lamentation Of A Teacher by Tunmi(f): 1:39am On May 19, 2012|
Who are the people responsible for this. If you can provide names, I can try to find them on twitter or facebook or somehow contact them for answers.
|Politics / Re: Lagos Doctors Views by Tunmi(f): 1:38am On May 19, 2012|
Mynd_44: Excuse me sir/madam, you said you received a thank you from the parents of the child you helped deliver right? My question is this you doctors walk around saying things like you save human lives and a lot of people will be dead if not for your efforts(statement which we don't doubt) but do you doctors also double as accountants? How do you know how much is in the government accounts? Do you realise that because of the significance of your job, your minimum wage is almost ten times that of the civil service? The country is in shambles in case you don't know and the state also has to build roads, schools and maintain security(incase we forget, the state government also pay some money to each policeman in the state). You are already highly paid and people hold you in high regard but still you want more. What more can the government and the people do for you? Give you the entire budget or what? Please think about it and see if you are being fair or not
I take this response as directed to the doctors. The Lagos govt is the one that wants to provide a subsidized or free health care to its citizens. Therefore it is the responsibility of the government to be the accountants and uphold their agreements. The doctors should not have to care how much the Lagos govt has in their account, the doctors are the ones being scouted by the Lagos Govt not the other way around.
The state already had its responsibilities before having its own doctors okay. If the state does not have enough money, it should not have signed the CONMESS agreement and it should have let the doctors go their way. But it did not do that. The government can pay what it owes the doctors, what it owes them according to CONMESS not what the govt decides to pay them willy-nilly.
And for a broke govt, that was quite an expensive birthday celebration for a former governor.
|Politics / Lagos Doctors Views by Tunmi(f): 8:52pm On May 18, 2012|
Here are some sources that share the views of some Lagos Doctors who are striking. If anyone finds any more sources, please post them along with the source:
Dr. D, an NMA spokesperson said; “Bola Ahmed Tinubu was part of the government team that signed an agreement with Lagos doctors last year, Fashola should honor the agreement. FYI, Lagos judicial workers earn more than Federal judicial workers. Fashola must be a Governor of all not a group”
Dr. IN, a Lagos state doctor has this to say: “The consolidated medical salary scale (CONMESS) was the salary structure designed by the Federal Government four years ago with the aim of providing a uniform salary scale for doctors irrespective of the state, kind of hospital and area of specialization with an annual increment denoting years of experience. Most states in the country immediately began paying CONMESS in full. Two years after this, the medical guild wrote several letters to the Lagos Government to remind them of CONMESS as they were yet to be paid. The governor then SIGNED an agreement that he would commence payment in 2011 with arrears being owed. The Federal Government made it clear that if CONMESS was paid, doctors would ignore the poor work conditions, work extended hours like they have been accustomed to (but this time they would be happy doing it) and they wouldn’t have to leave the country to work abroad. More people would be encouraged to train as doctors and the health of the people would be secured! Instead, tax was increased, CONMESS was not paid, work conditions were not improved, doctors’ lives were lost to stress related illnesses and medical hazards and call rooms were not provided for doctors on call. When Governor Fashola was reminded in January, he simply said the President couldn’t dictate how much he would pay doctors in his state and the tax increase was necessary so the doctors should get used to it! He said he couldn’t afford to pay CONMESS (but he could plan the most expensive birthday party in the World for Alhaji Tinubu). We then embarked on a legal 3-day warning strike with prior notice to sensitize the people and remind the government of the signed agreement. On resumption, all doctors were given individual query letters (for a joint action!), another one was issued, and then letters were issued for “call to panel / impending dismissal from duty”. A week later, armored tanks were brought to all Lagos General Hospitals and Teaching Hospital Lasuth, Ikeja with doctors walked out of their clinics while seeing patients. The Med guild immediately called for an indefinite strike and the Lagos state government was sued for breach of agreement and victimization of doctors. Fake pay slips were published in the papers some weeks ago claiming doctors were being paid as much as 900,000 whereas a medical professor of 20 years has never been paid as much as 500,000. A Neurosurgeon (brain surgeon) consultant still collects 171,000 as basic salary (excluding allowances). Be informed we have only about 20 in Nigeria (Two of them with Lagos state, they trained in America and they have both been sacked!) and these are doctors who work round the clock due to the number of head injuries daily as a result of road traffic accidents. 3 days ago, we were issued sack letters and 97 doctors (not 373 like you heard) were employed as Locum doctors (doctors paid per hour). These locum doctors need residents and consultants to put them through. It takes years of experience to perform a caesarian section on a woman or a brain surgery (especially bore hole to relieve increased brain pressure or blood in the brain) or an appendectomy or treat a sick child or even to help a mentally ill patient. The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has made it clear that the newly appointed doctors should not & would not accept the job offer and that all doctors across the nation would join in the strike against victimization on Friday after the ongoing professional exams. The issue is now beyond CONMESS struggle – the government is aiming to devour the medical and dental profession. Be informed that doctors are not slaves, our Hippocratic oath explains that we owe an obligation to our patients and they owe an obligation to us and our services must be paid for.”
Dr. OF, a doctor working outside Lagos says: “Where I work, I have not gone on leave for 5 years because of the patients. No time to see my parents or siblings, attend burial of friends and relatives and weddings of close friends. I have lost many friends who think that I’m only pretending to be busy meanwhile I see patients every other day that can only be equated to church sessions. Many people cannot sit near a HIV positive patient, but these are the people, whose blood I put hands in everyday during surgery, and their blood splashes into my eyes, mouth and face yet I endure because I won’t abandon them to die. I risk my own life and my family’s life every day to care for others. What I get as hazard allowance monthly is only N5000!!! If I ask my employer to keep an agreement to help me feed my family, is that too much to ask?”
Dr. B, a Nigerian medical doctor practicing in the US says; “Nigerians need to change their mindset, doctors have lost it all in Naija, from money to respect. The respect and pay of registered nurses (RN) in the US is unthinkable let alone doctors. In many instances you will have to downplay being a doctor because of the attention you get”
Dr. OO had this to say: “We live in a tribal society: ethnic tribes, religious tribes and in this case professional tribe, so I understand why non-doctors would find the fact that doctors should ever have a reason to go on strike repulsive and why doctors would find the lack of understanding from the general populace unbelievable. Like all polarized debates, people are leaning towards their gut instinct, which is hardly objective, but emotionally driven. The doctors’ association needs to get off the emotional debate because trust me statements such as “oh, I work too hard and earn so little” is never going to come out tops against sentiments like “my dad died yesterday because doctors were on strike.” Looking at it in this manner, it becomes easier to understand why we are losing what Dr. F calls the “PR war” and why we are likely to lose future ones. As a doctor, I know first-hand what it is like to treat patients without light, giving injection drugs in the dark, putting myself at the risk of needle stick injuries far from the watching eyes of the public. I do it because, like the public, I care about your dad not dying even though I know you would never ask if a needle pricked me last night. I remember a particular incidence. We had an emergency, an unconscious pregnant woman with a blood pressure 280/220mmhg (severe hypertension) who was almost at term. She was unbooked and my call was almost over but I was available. Her husband had just 200 Naira on him. We had to operate on her within the next hour with no blood, no money and no drugs. But guess what? We did! That was the first time I had a needle stick injury because NEPA/PHCN was at their norm. Minutes later the air was filled with the cry of a pretty baby girl in the arms of a doting grandmother and father. In the background were the moans of a slowly rousing mother and then there was me with a pensive look on my face while awaiting the results of my HIV test. I was okay. Even though, I had worked overtime and had to be up to make work in the morning which was now 2 hours away, there was no complain, no feeling of accomplishment because in my “tribe” I was not unique. It is the story of 788 and thousands of other people I share a proud profession with. I got a gracious thank you from the family, a thankful smile from the now recuperating mother and a smiling appreciation from my parents when I narrated it to them. So to the “court of public opinion” we don’t just measure remunerations in cash only, we do in kind as well. I am sure I am a thousand “thank you” richer and a million “smiles” wealthier because of the job I do. Now all we are asking is that the LASG should match our generosity with trustworthiness and our patience with understanding.”
Dr. K summarizes the doctor’s plight in these words: “Back in the days the next to a nation’s president was the surgeon General…what do we have now? Back in the days doctors used to get accommodation for free or for cheaper prices now doctors are being evicted from the shams they call quarters. Back then you would never want to travel to America after medical school because you were entitled to a car and good pay but now doctors go to even Ghana where circumstances are better for doctors. Back then we had functioning hospitals but now we cancel surgeries week-in week-out because there are no sterile materials, no dependable power supply…”
Dr. T warns: “A government not sensitive to the health of its citizenry is like a walking corpse. Worse of all is the senseless approach to employ rookie doctors to fill in for consultants. I sympathize with the poor people of Lagos state, I pray for the doctors who have always left their families to take care of us despite the harsh conditions, I would advise Governor Fashola to have a rethink and reinstate the sacked doctors.”
|Nairaland / General / Re: Call To Creative Guys by Tunmi(f): 8:28pm On Mar 11, 2012|
If you still need people, I'm in.
|Politics / Re: Igp Asked Nigerians To Report Poilce Through Sms by Tunmi(f): 6:01am On Feb 15, 2012|
I like this initiative so far. Let's have people reporting those men in uniform who abuse their authority at the roadblocks, with any and every identification possible.
|Celebrities / Re: 2face Idibia Proposes To Annie Macauley by Tunmi(f): 2:39am On Feb 15, 2012|
I am just glad Tuface is finally getting married, if that will keep him monogamous. STDs and HIV are real, and I hope they all get tested; 2face, Annie, the women he has been with and the ones expecting his baby. This is some drama, and why hasn't Nolly made a movie out of this. This is one they should make Part 1 through 10.
But if had been Annie who had slept around like these, many would be quick to insult her. 2face na be real ashewo o, and I really hope Annie knows what she is doing.
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