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Nairaland / General / Re: First Nigerian To Experience Space: Stella Felix, 17 by sholao(m): 12:33pm On Sep 22, 2006
Does it matter whether she is going into space, or is just experiencing zero gravity?

The fact that she is willing to identify herself as Nigerian is bold enough, afterall wether you like it or not, the first thing that comes across when a lot of people here in Britain hear the word Nigerian is fraud, and many people do not want to associte with you.

I get it a lot, now with what I'm doing, and don't feel at ease mentioning money for that reason.

Be happy for her, or is it the jealosy in many that would rather say something negative!

Enjoy the trip my sister!

Shola Ogunlokun
I want to fly a hang glider across the UK
TV/Movies / Re: Big Brother Nigeria by sholao(m): 11:20pm On Mar 23, 2006
I've never been a fan of BB, not here in the UK or anywhere else. I was going to take a look, but not going to give $20 for that priviledge, what are they doing with the money from sponsors? If they can allow us to see the show free, where are they going to get $100,000 from? I'm not sure that figure is correct anyway!
Dating And Meet-up Zone / Re: When Your Online Friend Asks for Money or Gifts by sholao(m): 5:03pm On Aug 19, 2005
@timmy 'nijabeggers.net ' I think you've just given someone a new business plan! grin

It good that I don't use messaging software, so haven't experienced this personally.
Dating And Meet-up Zone / Re: When Your Online Friend Asks for Money or Gifts by sholao(m): 3:39pm On Aug 18, 2005

How do you determine who really needs help? Afterall there are many in Nigeria who don't have jobs, and would really love the chance of joining the rat race in a place like the UK.
Dating And Meet-up Zone / Re: When Your Online Friend Asks for Money or Gifts by sholao(m): 11:19am On Aug 18, 2005
I won't say that is begging, but I would really like to know the purpose of meeting up, as anyone willing to send money from Nigeria to someone in London is either a very good friend you have known for a while and finacially sound or someone dogy and upto something!
Forum Games / Re: Nigerian Slangs by sholao(m): 5:55pm On Aug 16, 2005
You guys are craking me up!

Some of these slangs I need to know otherwise when i visit everyone will know I'm a

JJC- Johnny just come

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Nairaland / General / Re: Shola on a mission by sholao(m): 10:33am On Aug 16, 2005
Thanks guys for your warm welcome, I will definately stay safe though in life nothing is guaranteed.

I'm out to enjoy myself so will be listening to my elders.

Will keep you up to date with progress.
Webmasters / Re: What Motivated You To Start Your Blog? by sholao(m): 10:28am On Aug 16, 2005
If I do succeed (which is what i'm hoping for), then it will be the first time anyone has flown a hang glider over that distance.
Nairaland / General / Re: Shola on a mission by sholao(m): 10:06pm On Aug 15, 2005
Seun, I haven't been called Mr Ogunlokun in a long time!

Shola is much preferable.

The idea of flying a hang glider came from my desire to fly, unfortunately my eyesight does not meet the standard to fly a private plane, so I looked at other options, and I came up with micro-lights which I would meet the requirements of. I decided to go for hang gliders because they are much smaller, and you don't need a hangar or a large garage to store them in.

Obviously people think that it is dangerous, but that is the reason why I have to go through the training I'm going through now to learn how to be safe and avoid accidents.

I have meet people who have been in the sport for over 25 yrs, and am learning from their experience.

Cycling? I've already had my adventures with bicycles in Nigeria. I bought one on a friday and on the same day started a 3 day journey from Kaduna to Bida. Eventually I rode it from Kaduna-Bida, Bida-Ilorin and Ilorin-Ibadan.

So now its time to fly.
Nairaland / General / Shola on a mission by sholao(m): 9:22pm On Aug 15, 2005
I'd just like to introduce myself, I'm Shola Ogunlokun, currently living in London, UK and my mission at the moment is to get myself in a position to fly a hang glider across the UK.

There are 3 objectives:

1. It has been my ambition to learn to fly an aircraft, this is my chosen one.
2. I want to travel across the UK and meet the local people along the way (not just the metropolitan people in the cities), so hope to spend each night of my journey with a local family.
3. I want to encourage other afro-carribeam peolpe to pursue their dreams no matter what hurdles might be on the way.

Full details are at http://shola.ogunlokun.com
Webmasters / Re: What Motivated You To Start Your Blog? by sholao(m): 4:35pm On Aug 15, 2005
My blog The MB challenge was created to chart my progress as go about what I call 'One man's challenge of a lifetime'.

In Jan 2005 I decided that I would like to fly a hang glider across the UK from the most southern point to the most northern point, meeting the locals along the way. The only problem being I've never flown a hang glider in my life!

I have since then started another blog just to rant about home technology (it is infectious isn't it).

I hope I'm not disqualified from the forum because I'm not based in Nigeria.

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