….AND OTHER STORIES 2

Hello again!!!!
Remember my first  ” and other stories ” (if you haven’t read it, please check it out,you’d probably find it interesting) well I decided to continue with it, on a monthly basis perhaps, today I’m sharing my personal experiences and a few thoughts.

LESSONS I LEARNT FROM THE VOICE NIGERIA

So The Voice Nigeria came to an end last week Sunday, it was really interesting and I’m happy we have such talent in our country.
The voice also makes competitions like Project Fame Nigeria seem like such a mess, I enjoyed watching it and I learnt a few important life lessons from it, I thought I should share with you
Weird? I know… But here it goes

1)don’t save your best for last : I saw a lot of people at the blind auditions, not give it their best until the very last minute, some were saved, a lot weren’t.
I heard chike for the first time on the voice and in the first few seconds I knew every judge would turn thier sits for him, because he gave his best from the very beginning.

2) the race is not to the swift,nor the battle to the strong meaning   that races aren’t won by the swift or battles by the strong, and that food doesn’t go to the wise or wealth to the intelligent or favor to the experts; rather, time and chance rule them all( Ecclesiastes 9:11 , the bible is filled with so much wisdom) summary the best doesn’t always win.

3) Believe in the G factor: what is the G factor? The G factor is the God factor, there’s nothing that God places his hands on that fails. Have a little faith. Patrick another contestant was one of those save the best for the last people I talked about,he passed the blind auditions only by a stoke of luck God, he scaled through, during the battles he was at the point of getting evicted, but from his words I didn’t think he believed it was time for him to leave the competition,eventually he was in the competition till the finals. See how God works.

4)Network, connect with people, say yes to opportunities: I feel that that’s part of the reason Arese won, she had opened herself up to opportunities of working on Wakaa the Musical and some other project before The voice, I feel like that’s one of the things that made her win, I might be wrong, but it never hurts to meet new people, and to be open to opportunities.

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PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION IN LAGOS

These past few weeks have been a major pain in the ass as regards dealing with public transportation, I’m not even talking about being packed like sardines in a bus,when they decide to put five people in a sit meant for four, I’m used to that one.
The part I don’t understand is why conductors never like to give change or are always delaying giving change with the hope that you’d forget, last week one ran away with my change, it was only fifty naira o but it still pained me. Lol!
Another one is the pointless arguments between passengers and conductor,one time a passenger and conductor were arguing about whether there’d be more rich people in heaven or in hell😂..  You should have heard the conversation, I was weak.
Now that I think of it I’ve had a lot of funny public transportation experiences, they weren’t funny at the time though
There was a time a bus driver stopped in the middle of the road because he could not hold the “shit” again 😂.

Another time I entered a bus and their fuel finished on third mainland bridge… This particular one is still not funny to me, I was fuming with anger but it was pointless to even express it.

Please  tell me about your own public transportation experience.

MY STRAIGHT FACE GAME IS WEAK OR WHAT?

I pride myself in having a straight face game that is 100/100, but lately I think it has gotten really weak, the other day a woman in a bus asked to use my phone, is that even normal?, people are constantly asking me to pay their bus fare, I thought my street face was the don’t come near me, don’t talk to me face that I’ve heard won’t allow me  find a husband.
I was walking on the road one day,when a man walked towards me and pointed to my purse “give me 60 naira there” you should have heard his tone, almost as if he kept some money in my bag and was just asking for a fraction of it back, I ran 🏃🏃🏃
I also noticed I’ve been getting harrased more often in yaba, and if your straight face comes correct the number of supposed sellers that touch you reduces, you must look like you can land anybody a dirty slap in a moments notice, sadly I’m not giving that vibe anymore. I’m disappointed in my straight face game 😩

INSTAGRAM 419
Have you’ve heard about Instagram 419?
Those people who put up pictures of fine shoes, bags and clothes and ask you to pay before delivery, you pay, then they block you on every social platform. I’ve never been a victim of any of these scams, but I know a few people who have, I also taught 419 people have left Instagram , I haven’t been hearing much of such occurrence until my mom wanted to buy stuff on Instagram, the woman abi na man said she should pay before delivery as she’s in Benin and can’t trust the person she’s sending with the goods with her money, in our minds we said cool story and ignored her only for us to see a comment on one of her pictures a few days later from someone she had scammed of 30k who had to create a new Instagram account to get through to her because she had blocked her.
Moral of the story: Never pay before delivery

I have a lot of other stories but I think this is long enough so I’d move it into the next other stories.

I sincerely hope you enjoy reading this, please leave me comments, your thoughts and even suggestions on what to discuss next . Thank you

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7 thoughts on “….AND OTHER STORIES 2

  1. Hi Tonye,

    I watched clips of Arese’s performance on the Voice and I literally got goosebumps. Her voice deserves to have its own international passport. Indeed, opening one’s eyes & mind to opportunities pays off in the long run.

    Lol @ “because he could not hold the “shit” again” Ah, when Nature calls…

    I’m sure you’ve heard the slang “No dey look Uche face”, some people are immune to straight face, regardless if one’s SF game is strong or weak.

    Too much Lagos sense flows in my veins to fall for such scams.

    I enjoyed reading this. 🙂

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    1. She has a beautiful voice. Lol! Yes he sure did not glance Uches way 😂😂. SF game is a nice acronym .. Lol! I agree some people will just ignore your straight face. Lol! We all need Lagos Sense in our lives whether you live in Lagos, it’s important sense. Thank you Nedu, I enjoyed reading your comment as well😂😂😂.

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  2. My public transport experiences are too funny but I guess the one that has really stood out for me is when this lady slapped and beat the conductor for accusing her falsely of not paying. That conductor was a major problem though.

    I think we should all be mindful of paying before delivery but if I must buy stuff online it will be from those with websites and all.

    My straight face game is on point *flips hair* like people hardly approach me. Then you’ll see the ones that are more familiar with me asking me why I don’t smile.

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    1. Lol! I can’t believe it! That must have been awesome because I always think this conductors need beating. Same here,
      I must see my goods before i pay.
      I obviously need to fine tune my Straight face game. Thank you for your comments.

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  3. Tamunotonye, u’re a fantastic writer (as if I haven’t said it enough! ) Like you rightly said, the God factor is ever present in our lives.
    On networking and putting oneself out there, you can’t be more right.
    About your street face, try walking like a soldier instead of walking like a lady, it just might work!
    And now, online 419, that’s a serious one! How do you sift grain from shaft? You might just have to hold on tight to your money, so doing, you’ll definitely miss out on some things, but isn’t it better to be safe than be sorry?
    As per public transportation, I might not be able to say much, but I remember vividly that from be a young lady that it’s a mixed bag of so many things, the one I hated the most back then is have a man try to go so close to you that he’s rubbing your breast with his shoulder or have a man move so close to you in a standing position that you could almost feel his thing rubbing your behind! Most of all, the stench that comes with all these people who never deem it fit to observe simple hygiene, it makes me want to puke! I hope I touched on all the points you raised.

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