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#LightUpNigeria vs. #NigerianGrammar Exposes The Problem With Nigerians

19 February 2010 by Oo

#NigerianGrammar Trending on Twitter

Why does #NigerianGrammar succeed while #LightUpNigeria fails to trend on Twitter? 

Although LightUpNigeria is for a VERY serious cause, had a long and great campaign plan and quite a strong campaign base, (it had the full support of heavy weight Nigerian Twitterers like  Ebuka Bigbrother, Eldee made a Video, Bella wrote a post your humble guy even wrote a full blog post in support of the LightUpNigeria campaign all this was in addition to the campaign through the  26,000 member strong group on Facebook, the attention of CNN and other campaigners)

Guess what, IT NEVER trended!

Now fast forward to Wednesday and we had #NigerianGrammar trending. Now don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong in funny stuff trending on Twitter (Kathy Perry’s Vagina was once a trending topic) but here is the problem:

Why do we Nigerians find it much easier to rally around frivolous things than something that affects us greatly?

The examples are everywhere!

  • Our president was missing and everyone was more interested in why Ayegbeni was selected to play in the Nations cup.
  • My Facebook status is filled with comments when I crack a stupid joke or say United for Life! but all my Facebook friends disappear when I try speaking of any important topic that concerns Nigeria(ns)
  • it is more interesting to talk about Wengers transfer policy that to discuss the the implication of having Goodluck Jonathan as the sole Administrator of Nigeria.

I know I might be accused of being too serious but when can we be serious? I participated in both the #LightUpNigeria and #NigerianGrammar campaigns and found the latter fun while it lasted but realised what I am talking about when the excitement died down.

Nigerians, we better get our priorities right or things will never change for the better.

Notes:

  • Thanks to my man, and Twitter addict Henry ‘4eyedMonk’ Okelue for tipping me off that #NigerianGrammar was trending.
  • When you see mistakes in my writing just understand it is NigerianGrammar at work but still point it out 🙂
  • I salute the most dogged LightUpNigeria campaigner i know, Moses ‘Mos_Hygh’ Nasamu.
  • Amara ‘bubusn’ Nwankpa, thanks for starting an awesome movement!

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#LightUpNigeria vs. #NigerianGrammar Exposes The Problem With Nigerians

19 February 2010 by Oo

#NigerianGrammar Trending on Twitter

Why does #NigerianGrammar succeed while #LightUpNigeria fails to trend on Twitter? 

Although LightUpNigeria is for a VERY serious cause, had a long and great campaign plan and quite a strong campaign base, (it had the full support of heavy weight Nigerian Twitterers like  Ebuka Bigbrother, Eldee made a Video, Bella wrote a post your humble guy even wrote a full blog post in support of the LightUpNigeria campaign all this was in addition to the campaign through the  26,000 member strong group on Facebook, the attention of CNN and other campaigners)

Guess what, IT NEVER trended!

Now fast forward to Wednesday and we had #NigerianGrammar trending. Now don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong in funny stuff trending on Twitter (Kathy Perry’s Vagina was once a trending topic) but here is the problem:

Why do we Nigerians find it much easier to rally around frivolous things than something that affects us greatly?

The examples are everywhere!

  • Our president was missing and everyone was more interested in why Ayegbeni was selected to play in the Nations cup.
  • My Facebook status is filled with comments when I crack a stupid joke or say United for Life! but all my Facebook friends disappear when I try speaking of any important topic that concerns Nigeria(ns)
  • it is more interesting to talk about Wengers transfer policy that to discuss the the implication of having Goodluck Jonathan as the sole Administrator of Nigeria.

I know I might be accused of being too serious but when can we be serious? I participated in both the #LightUpNigeria and #NigerianGrammar campaigns and found the latter fun while it lasted but realised what I am talking about when the excitement died down.

Nigerians, we better get our priorities right or things will never change for the better.

Notes:

  • Thanks to my man, and Twitter addict Henry ‘4eyedMonk’ Okelue for tipping me off that #NigerianGrammar was trending.
  • When you see mistakes in my writing just understand it is NigerianGrammar at work but still point it out 🙂
  • I salute the most dogged LightUpNigeria campaigner i know, Moses ‘Mos_Hygh’ Nasamu.
  • Amara ‘bubusn’ Nwankpa, thanks for starting an awesome movement!

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#LightUpNigeria: If only there was light in Nigeria…

19 July 2009 by Oo

If only there was light in Nigeria…    light-up-nigeria

  • Food will not be expensive because we would be able to preserve it; the citizens will look healthy. It is shameful that once you look healthy the question comes… “You go Jand?”
  • Population will be under control because the only activity when a man and woman are in the house will not be aerobics…
  • People will be too busy watching ‘Prison Break, Lost, and 24 to go out and rob”
  • The cost of fuel will not be so high because demand for fuel and diesel will be low.
  • Malaria will be reduced drastically because the fan will be on to blow the mosquitoes away, not to mention the unnecessary rashes babies have to deal with.
  • The hospitals won’t deliver babies and do operations by candle light sometimes.
  • We won’t have dark alleys, and people will be able to drive from Benin to Lagos at 3am without fear because it would not be dark.
  • The GSM companies will have no excuse to rip us off with the reason that running generators makes everything expensive
  • Nigeria would be a huge manufacturing country. We have the market to consume any output
  • We would be able to partake in the internet economy; like above we have the capacity to consume our own demand. Yup, the economy won’t be based on only oil
  • The children of Nigeria will wake up to the chirping of birds and not the sound of generators
  • We would be the giants of Africa!

Only if there was light

Dear God,

#LightUpNigeria.

Join the revolution

Please share this note with all your friends… If possible, use the same format to write what you think would be …if only there was light in Nigeria. We have to bring the attention of the world to the situation we are havinig to deal with in Nigeria….strheq52km

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#LightUpNigeria: If only there was light in Nigeria…

19 July 2009 by Oo

If only there was light in Nigeria…    light-up-nigeria

  • Food will not be expensive because we would be able to preserve it; the citizens will look healthy. It is shameful that once you look healthy the question comes… “You go Jand?”
  • Population will be under control because the only activity when a man and woman are in the house will not be aerobics…
  • People will be too busy watching ‘Prison Break, Lost, and 24 to go out and rob”
  • The cost of fuel will not be so high because demand for fuel and diesel will be low.
  • Malaria will be reduced drastically because the fan will be on to blow the mosquitoes away, not to mention the unnecessary rashes babies have to deal with.
  • The hospitals won’t deliver babies and do operations by candle light sometimes.
  • We won’t have dark alleys, and people will be able to drive from Benin to Lagos at 3am without fear because it would not be dark.
  • The GSM companies will have no excuse to rip us off with the reason that running generators makes everything expensive
  • Nigeria would be a huge manufacturing country. We have the market to consume any output
  • We would be able to partake in the internet economy; like above we have the capacity to consume our own demand. Yup, the economy won’t be based on only oil
  • The children of Nigeria will wake up to the chirping of birds and not the sound of generators
  • We would be the giants of Africa!

Only if there was light

Dear God,

#LightUpNigeria.

Join the revolution

Please share this note with all your friends… If possible, use the same format to write what you think would be …if only there was light in Nigeria. We have to bring the attention of the world to the situation we are havinig to deal with in Nigeria….strheq52km

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