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|Sports / Re: Anthony Joshua Speaking Yoruba Language In Joyous Mood by MadamT(f): 10:10am On Dec 14, 2019|
My OP in this thread was actually my second post on NL in 2019. I generally prefer to read in guest mode than get involved.
Yes, best to ignore those with obvious “issues”.
Anyway, to all the good people who have quoted me, thanks. Pls, I’m not ignoring you, just haven’t been able to respond to every single post.
Happy weekend to all!
|Sports / Re: Anthony Joshua Speaking Yoruba Language In Joyous Mood by MadamT(f): 9:48am On Dec 14, 2019|
Thanks jare and for your other posts.
Well done to you and your boys on the completion of their NYSC. Higher and higher for them I pray.��
|Sports / Re: Anthony Joshua Speaking Yoruba Language In Joyous Mood by MadamT(f): 11:08pm On Dec 13, 2019|
It’s definitely possible. God bless.
|Sports / Re: Anthony Joshua Speaking Yoruba Language In Joyous Mood by MadamT(f): 11:05pm On Dec 13, 2019|
This is one of the reasons I rarely post here. The rudeness and childishness. It’s a shame really, cos people like me could maybe add some positive contributions here and there.
For the record, I don’t have any “pain”. Don’t project your life or the life of someone you know unto me.
You don’t know me. You don’t know my sons. Thank you.
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|Sports / Re: Anthony Joshua Speaking Yoruba Language In Joyous Mood by MadamT(f): 10:54pm On Dec 13, 2019|
Re your question: my advise, if asked, would be for to go for who you love and vice versa and who can commit to making the marriage work. There are inter-culture marriages that work ( I know a few), and there are some that don’t. It all depends on meeting the right person and both committing to making the marriage work.
|Sports / Re: Anthony Joshua Speaking Yoruba Language In Joyous Mood by MadamT(f): 10:43pm On Dec 13, 2019|
Blessings to you and yours too.
|Sports / Re: Anthony Joshua Speaking Yoruba Language In Joyous Mood by MadamT(f): 9:49am On Dec 13, 2019|
You are right!
My sons are same age group as Anthony Joshua. They’ve never stepped foot in Nigeria but understand and speak a bit of our language.
A lot us parents who migrated from Naija in the 70s and 80s imbibed a lot of our culture in our children. For example, even though my grown sons haven’t been to Nigeria, they know which “swallow” goes with what! They combine amala with ewedu and pounded yam with Egusi. My first son cooks some Naija food expertly. His English fiancée enjoys jollof rice and will tuck in with him to enjoy amala. All of these and more bodes well for my grandchildren as they won’t lose their heritage.
So, I always laugh when I read some posts here making ignorant assertions about “abroad” children. They may be British, American etc. by birth and nationality, but people shouldn’t dispute some of their Naija upbringing cos it is Nigerian people from Nigeria that birthed and brought them up!
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|Politics / Re: Igbos In Lagos Adopt "Back Home" Strategy. How True? by MadamT(f): 6:26am On Apr 12, 2019|
As an elder, I laugh when I hear some younger ones saying Living in Bondage was the first home video.
Nollywood did not start in the 90s.
In 1977, my friends, brothers and sisters went to the National Theatre to see “Bisi Daughter of The River”
The movie was directed by the late Joseph Abiodun Babajide, aka Jab Adu. He was famous for his role as "Bassey Okon" in the popular long running TV series "Village Headmaster" of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA).
Then, In 1978, we went to see Aiye at the National Theatre. Aiye, a Hubert Ogunde film was directed by Ola Balogun.
Alade Aromire was the first to produce a home video in 1988.
Jimi Odumosu produced Evil Encounter a horror film in 1980.
No doubt, Living in bondage was a hit and contributed hugely to the Nollywood boom.
But, honestly, younger ones should try to learn history or at least, when corrected wth facts, should take them onboard and not just keep arguing blindly. Open yourselves to learning and correction. Doing this doesn’t mean you are weak. It actually makes you the bigger person.
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|Business / Re: Diasporans Remit $22 Billion In 2017 by MadamT(f): 8:41am On Jun 02, 2018|
Just seeing your post.
Do you mean if you want to remit money from abroad or receive the money sent from abroad in Nigeria?
Can’t speak authoritatively about WU’ workings in Nigeria as I don’t live there. However, I believe that money sent via any Western Union abroad can be collected in any of their branches in Nigeria or banks.
I don’t use Western Union here anymore anyway. Many of us now use other reputable money transfer organisations as these ones offer services where our remitted money is transferred, within minutes, directly into recipients’ personal or business bank accounts.
|Business / Re: Diasporans Remit $22 Billion In 2017 by MadamT(f): 9:28am On Apr 24, 2018|
I’ve been remitting money for more than 30 years and have used various money transfer organisations over the years to remit money to Nigeria.
Not once, have I or any Nigerian abroad ever been asked to state our tribe before we can remit money home. If anyone knows any different, they can present the facts here.
When we go to Western Union or wherever you go to send your money, you present (or would have presented) your ID, usually a current passport. No Data is collected regarding tribe. You send money as a Nigerian, or whichever nationality you hold, - to Nigeria. That’s it. No data is collected from us here to do with tribe. We just send money to Nigeria that’s all. So no one should come and claim that one tribe is the most hardworking, therefore remits money the most!
|Politics / Re: Yorubas Are The Most Industrious,Richest & Educated Tribe in Nigeria & Africa by MadamT(f): 6:04pm On Apr 08, 2018|
Chic ke! More like mother-hen, according to my sons.�
But yes, I’m fine thanks. Trust you are also.
Sometimes when I read (mostly in guest mode), I see some people giving you are a hard time because you batter them with facts. Please never change. I for one enjoy reading your posts whenever I pass by NL. Yours, Totit’s, kn23h’s and many others who post on this thread. It’s a shame that too many uncouth kids run loose on this forum. Quite off-putting. Sometimes I read some posts and shake my head at the level some Nigerian youths seems to have denegerated to.
Anyway, don’t let me derail this nice thread.
Continuous kudos to all positive contributors.
|Politics / Re: Yorubas Are The Most Industrious,Richest & Educated Tribe in Nigeria & Africa by MadamT(f): 5:01pm On Apr 08, 2018|
Hello good positive people on this thread!
Just passing by NL and decided to pop in here to say hi.
Please ignore the trolls. They’ll love nothing more than to derail the thread which might then make it to be pulled.
A happy Sunday to you all. �
|Politics / Re: Non-Yoruba Indigenes In South West Regroup Under NYIEI by MadamT(f): 1:26pm On Dec 27, 2017|
In fairness, you made the original assertion therefore, the onus is on you to back up your claim.
|Politics / Re: Igbo Walka Walka: A Blessing Or A Curse? by MadamT(f): 10:13pm On Nov 06, 2017|
So, the “stat” is not really a stat then. Just someone’s personal opionion and observations.
Had a brief glance through the article. The Author stated in his disclaimer that his piece was just that- his own personal opinion. He even admitted towards the end that he has no true statistics to back up the figures.
So, really, you have no verifiable stats. Just personal opinions and assumptions.
Also, the claim that igbos remits the most into the foreign reserves is just a myth. There is no money transfer systems abroad which asks for our tribes when we do transactions. Even the original link you posted mentioned Nigerians[i][/i] repatriating money home. It never singled out a particular tribe as being the largest contributor.
Hope this fallacy can be put to rest now. But doubt it, knowing how some people here bandy opinions as facts!
|Politics / Re: Igbo Walka Walka: A Blessing Or A Curse? by MadamT(f): 11:30pm On Nov 05, 2017|
Any verifiable stats to back up some of your claims?
When those of us in diaspora remit money home, we are never asked our tribe. You send money home as a Nigerian or - to Nigeria, if you have naturalised in the county you live. So how can anyone state that igbos (or any particular tribe) contribute this and that amount into the foreign reserves? What verifiable stats were used to unequivocally back up the assertion?
You also said “Another source claim there is over 40% Igbos in the population of Nigerians in Diaspora”. Can you kindly post the link to the source with these statistics? The first link you attached didn't work when I tried to open it.
|Politics / Re: What I Have Learnt From Kanu And Ibo As A Yoruba by MadamT(f): 8:40am On Aug 31, 2017|
Au contraire, those are the type of questions that needs to be asked of that poster who keeps alleging deeds to so-called "Yoruba Muslims". Just curious to know who these "Yoruba Muslims" are and what are their alleged deeds?
Anyway, I'll leave you guys to do your thing. Was just passing by anyway.
|Politics / Re: What I Have Learnt From Kanu And Ibo As A Yoruba by MadamT(f): 8:30am On Aug 31, 2017|
Could you give an example of how the so-called "Yoruba Muslims" are doing what you claim? Who are these Muslim population and what exactly have they done or are doing to hold the entire Yourba down and/or be in cahoots with the north? Give names and factual evidence of these "Yoruba Muslims" and their alleged deeds.
|Politics / Re: Yorubas Are The Most Industrious,Richest & Educated Tribe in Nigeria & Africa by MadamT(f): 9:34pm On Aug 17, 2017|
Well done to all the contributors of this great thread.
Laudate et.al. God bless you all.
|Politics / Re: Yorubas Are The Most Industrious,Richest & Educated Tribe in Nigeria & Africa by MadamT(f): 9:33pm On Aug 17, 2017|
Been meaning to log in to hail this brilliant thread. Will do in a mo. But first, I'd like to comment on aspects of this post and the bolded.
It's a shame that our native language is seen as too 'loki'. It's been going on a long time though and seems to have gradually got worse since my time in Nigeria. I remember back in school in the 70s, when we got to Form 3 and were choosing our key subjects, those who chose one of the three main languages as part of their chosen subjects were usually sniggered at. Most students who, for example, chose Yoruba did so, not because they loved it but just to add numbers to their other chosen subjects
In class, we were penalised for "speaking vernacular". Some students who were not so good at speaking the English language would remain mute in class so as not to pay the fine or be laughed at by their peers.
I totally agree about the bolded. I think the lack of promotion of the Yoruba language (or any of the other native languages) stems from ignorance. The ignorant belief that English is superior to our indigenous languages and/or that we must only speak it to our kids so they can be fluent in it. Many don't know or believe that actually, children are born with the innate ability to learn and speak more than one human languages fluently.
Our Asians brothers here don't joke with their native tongue. All their children are spoken to and are taught to speak their language of origin. These children also speak English fluently.
Like you said, it's not that most Nigerians speak perfect, plum-in-the-mouth, queen's English anyway so why not perfect and promote the language native to us?
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|Politics / Re: Yorubas Are The Most Industrious,Richest & Educated Tribe in Nigeria & Africa by MadamT(f): 11:34am On Jul 16, 2017|
So, why don't you use the same method to find out "Afonjas' manufacturing list and what they produce"?
Even a mostly quiet observer like myself have noted the many many things posted here that Yorubas produce and manufacture, yet, to save face, some of you are still asking them to show you, when they have a million times already!
Anyway, I just logged on to say well done to one of my favourite posters on this board Laudate and all who have done a fantastic job with facts and figures to debunk many fallacies usually perpetuated by some Igbos on here. Well done all!
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|Business / Re: Dispora Nigerians Remit $18.97bn In 2016 – UN Report by MadamT(f): 11:08am On Jun 17, 2017|
"Desipherible logic" is not verifiable. I repeat no one can authoritatively state which tribe is more or less in the diaspora without accurate data to support the assertion. Anything else is just guesswork which anyone is free to hazard and believe if it makes them happy, I suppose.
|Business / Re: Dispora Nigerians Remit $18.97bn In 2016 – UN Report by MadamT(f): 10:23am On Jun 17, 2017|
Any concrete data to support this assertion?
When we remit money home (and I've been remitting money back to Nigeria for 30 years now), they don't ask for our state of origin. You send money as a Nigerian or as a citizen of that country if you have naturalised. So without verifiable data, no one can say for an absolute fact which tribe sends money home the most.
In terms of which tribe is far more in the diaspora. again without verifiable data, no one can authoritatively state which tribe is more than the other.
Based on guess work though, I'd say the Yorubas are more. I've lived abroad for 30 years and travelled extensively, so at least I can hazard some sort of guess.
Oh by the way, if your reply comes with insult, I will not respond. That's why I rarely post on Nairaland.
|Politics / Re: Anambra, 4th Largest State GDP In Nigeria by MadamT(f): 10:05am On May 25, 2017|
Ah, arguments lost based on facts and figures supplied by the guys from the SW. Now, some of the posters from the SE have started derailing the thread by posting pictures and comments unrelated to the actual topic. Hmm. Typical.
As mostly a guest reader here, I noticed that see this ploy happens a lot. Once a debate is lost, diversionary off-topic tactics will be deployed possibly to get the thread deleted and take the heat off them.
SW guys, stay on topic. Don't let them distract you!
|Politics / Re: No US Study Ever Said Igbos Are The Most Brilliant African Race by MadamT(f): 10:22am On Apr 17, 2017|
In the 15 Questions and Answers about the Nobel Prize in Literature: one of the questions asked was:
'Do you look at the nominee's particular work/book or collection of works during the nominee’s lifetime?'
Answer: The prize is always based on an overall assessment. It's a life's work that is rewarded, not individual books.
As an elder, glancing through this thread, I can't believe some are actually attempting to rubbish A Nobel Prize winner just because the person is not from their tribe!
|Politics / Re: We Are No Longer Comfortable Being Part Of Nigeria - Igbo Leaders. by MadamT(f): 12:14am On Feb 19, 2017|
I know. I saw it. Quite Embarrassing for him really. Gosh!
|Politics / Re: We Are No Longer Comfortable Being Part Of Nigeria - Igbo Leaders. by MadamT(f): 12:01am On Feb 19, 2017|
Thank you for your succinct answer as always. You are one of the very few posters whose posts I actually take time to read on the occasions I visit this section. Mature and intelligent.
Yea, it would be good to see clear facts and figures of how just one certain tribe developed Lagos. A claim I have seen bandied about here.
Hope the young man/woman who made the claim will come back and provide verifiable facts of how they developed Lagos?
Waiting but won't hold my breath...
|Politics / Re: Adebayo Ogunlesi: 7 Things You Should Know About Nigerian Appointed By Trump by MadamT(f): 10:02pm On Dec 03, 2016|
Funny. Look at you lecturing a woman, probably old enough to be your mother, about what the woman really is or isn't! What's that got to do with anything especially about someone you don't know in real life?!
I give up. Too many kids here. That's why I rarely post.
|Politics / Re: Adebayo Ogunlesi: 7 Things You Should Know About Nigerian Appointed By Trump by MadamT(f): 9:32pm On Dec 03, 2016|
I'm British and have been for nearly 30 years. I may be British on paper, have certain ideologies etc. but these don't make me any less a Nigerian. My children are in their mid to late twenties, born and bred in the U.K. and have never ever been to Nigeria (yet). However, they see themselves as Nigerians in many ways. If my kids (and many like them here in the U.K) identify with their Nigerian origin, how much more the man in question who was even born in Nigeria and had his early education there?
My brother is a naturalised American and has been for 38 Years. His grown up children are all Americans by birth and upbringing. None of them even have Nigerian passports. Yet, they all see themselves as Nigerians and identify strongly with the culture.
Because you put down British, American or whatever down on paper doesn't make yours or your parents' country of origin any less what it is.
Adebayo Ogunlesi is an American citizen on paper yes. But he is a Nigerian by origin and nothing can ever change that!
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|Politics / Re: Betty Anyanwu Akeredolu And Her 4 Children (Photos) by MadamT(f): 1:25am On Nov 28, 2016|
The thing tire me! That's why I prefer to read and silently observe than post. Too many kids just jiving without substance!
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|Politics / Re: Betty Anyanwu Akeredolu And Her 4 Children (Photos) by MadamT(f): 1:12am On Nov 28, 2016|
Please exchange the notes. Kindly list the names of the "many Yoruba royals that married non Yoruba".
Also, can you provide evidence of how Yoruba men place non Yoruba women above Yoruba women? You say you see it here in Nairaland daily in many threads. Please post just one of such threads. I'm an older woman who is not a regular poster here. Would be interesting to see such a thread.
|Crime / Re: Driver Connive With Others 2 Rob,Rape & Bury A Lady Alive In Abuja(shocking Pics by MadamT(f): 8:01pm On Oct 23, 2016|
Thanks for the warning.
As a mother, that Aluu4 video still haunts me whenever I remember it. I'll give this one a pass. May that young lady's soul rest in peace. Hope proper justice is served to her killers.
|Travel / Re: UK Officials Manhandle A Nigerian Today by MadamT(f): 6:42pm On Mar 10, 2016|
The British Transport Police issued statement over the incident.
IMO, statement did not address hitting the man with a baton. But I'm sure all will be thoroughly looked at in due course.
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