PASSION OF ST. ICE

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Reminiscing about growing up several images spring forth, but one of my most unforgettable memories would be of my episode with music. 

Music then meant The Notorius B.I.G, 2pac and Boys2men, Heavy D, K.C & jojo, the refreshing sound from the plantashun boys and before that Majek Fashek etc. 

We where inseparable then Me and Tega a.k.a St Ice; young, energetic and filled to the brim and bursting over with the love of music. 

From the get go I have always been drawn to music and in that respect I guess i was like most other people, but with Tega and Sweet I found fellows who could actually sing, spurred with visions of stardom and to be involved for once with something bigger than myself i joined the ‘SHINESTARS’ that was the crew then and everything was music.

St. Ice was the motivator, I remember the long walks to the studio to record with all the cash we had and hours spent rehearsing. As a boy I learnt through him what it meant to have a dream and to be inspired.

I was never good at it though but I brought my creativity with me as always and was able to do a thing or too; that was years ago. My man St. Ice on the other hand has kept true to the game to this day, with so much passion. He’s one of the most hard working people I know, a true diamond in the rough. 

These are a few of his songs, be a part of history and download, you wouldn’t regret it! 

Enjoy, play, share, till we go worldwide. 

 

1. (punish me mp3) http://kiwi6.com/file/qa298ssqgv  

 

2. Saintice_this song http://www1.datafilehost.com/d/1ea9f01c 

 

3. ( saintice)_ I love u. http://www1.datafilehost.com/d/faebd038

 

video premier coming up soon…

THE WICKED

Nigeria amongst nations is plagued with the unfortunate curse of evil, myopic, glutinous and unproductive leaders, who steal public funds for stealing sake not because they have any plan in the grand scheme of things but simply to exist in luxury for the rest of their lives while the rest of us sigh and drink our tears.

We have great and mighty politicians and their wives, governors and legislators patronising hospitals all over the world while we are stuck in clinics that smell worse than morgues, people are executed daily in our courts for engaging in robbery and kidnapping when they are forced to survive on less than a dollar a day.

People cannot demand service from Government because local government funds are trapped in the capitals while Governors appoint their cronies to run things because they seek to hold unto power at all cost and are afraid of conducting elections due to the fact that they know people would not support their hand picked aspirants; so the dividends of democracy are hijacked and squandered by them alone.

Up north politicians pay lip service to the boko haram menace, they clamour for amnesty because new offices would be created. They are most unwilling to condemn their activities instead they draw parallels with the Niger Delta insurgents, one of them went as far as the BBC to say the terrorists need to be compensated. Its no news that financial aid comes from some political office holders to fuel the mass murder of Nigerians.

There others who play politics with our collective security and point accusing fingers at the president as if in his 2 years in power he really has successfully impoverished the whole north. They blame the activities of a band of disgruntled virgin seeking jihadists on others instead of them to preach peace and change the mindset of these people with their influential positions.

Well since I cannot fight, I’ve decided to pray by this scripture; Job 20:4»29–

Knowest thou not this of old, since man was placed upon earth, that the triumphing of the wicked is short, and the joy of the hypocrite but for a moment? 

Though his excellency mount up to the heavens, and his head reach unto the clouds; yet he shall perish for ever like his own dung: they which have seen him shall say, where is he?

He shall fly away as a dream and shall not be found: yea, he shall be chased away as a vision of the night. The eye also which saw him shall see him no more; neither shall his place any more behold him.

His children shall seek to pleas the poor, and his hands shall restore their goods. His bones are full of the sin of his youth, which shall lie down with him in the dust. Though wickedness be sweet in his mouth, though he hide it under his tongue; though he spare it and forsake it not; but keep it still within his mouth:

Yet his meat in his bowels is turned, it is the gall of asps within him. He hath swallowed down riches and he shall vomit them up again: God shall cast them out of his belly.

He shall suck the poison of asps: the vipers tongue shall slay him. He shall not see the rivers, the floods, the brooks of honey and butter. That which he laboured for shall he restore, and shall not swallow it down: according to his substance shall the restitution be, and he shall not rejoice therein.

Because he hath oppressed and hath forsaken the poor; because he hath violently taken away a house which he builded not; surely he shall not feel quietness in his belly, he shall not save of that which he desired.

There shall none of his meat be left; therefore shall no man look for his goods. In the fulness of his sufficiency he shall be in straits: every hand of the wicked shall come upon him. When he is about to fill his belly, God shall cast the fury of his wrath upon him, and shall rain it upon him while he is eating.

He shall flee from the iron weapon, and the bow of steel shall strike him though. It is drawn, and cometh out of the body; yea, the glittering sword cometh out of his gall: terrors are upon him. 

All darkness shall be hid in his secret places: a fire not blown shall consume him; it shall go ill with him that is left in his tabernacle. The heaven shall reveal his iniquity; and the earth shall rise up against him.

The increase of his house shall depart, and his goods shall flow away in the day of his wrath. This is the portion of a wicked man from God, and the heritage appointed unto him by God. 

2013, the road to Lawschool

FROM MY NUMBER 1 SUPPORTER

TORI

What’s up Martian(s) and Earthling(s)? Is anybody there?
It’s Tori baby.
Calm your titties people, I know you missed me, I missed me too. *throws handkerchief into the crowd* wipe your tears, and let’s get on with the post.
Who am I kidding? I’m probably the only one reading this. I haven’t written in so long I’m not sure I have readers anymore. But allow me indulge in my brief delusion will you? Thanks.
Let’s start by catching up. I’m in Law School now, in the Bwari campus, getting a further education and shit normal people do. By November I shall transcend this unlearned realm to the realm only the learned people walk. Stop hating, eez not easy 😀
When the lectures aren’t boring me stupid, the drama that goes on in this school keeps me entertained. But I shall not get into all that, snitches may be hiding in…

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MESSIAH COMPLEX

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From birth the average Nigerian child would have been taught to always be careful, to be respectful of elders and to above all avoid trouble. ‘Do not fight’ our mothers would scream, we got flogged in school for engaging in fisticuffs or for being rude to seniors and teachers, even the school cleaners and gatemen.

In 2007 I was 21, I remember my mother forcing me and my brothers to stay at home because the ballot snatchers where prowling the streets and gun shots could be heard just outside the windows.
In church we were told to wait for God’s time. Give what belongs to caesar to caesar the pastor screamed, turn the other cheek when slapped. We read stories of people like Isaac Adaka Boro, Dele Giwa and Ken Saro Wiwa; people who had dared to speak in the face of tyranny and where squashed mercilessly.

So of course we learnt our place in society, to be seen not heard, we are to cheer but not sneer. We’ve all watched wide eyed as politicians in our neighbourhoods got themselves jeeps so their tires do not get stuck in the muddy dirt roads, we watched as several motions for salary increment for legislators were made and heard the resounding ‘Ayes!’ as they were passed, we watch their impunity silently as we pray for change.
We scurry off when the high and mighty ply the road with their siren blaring entourages and why not? There are only a handful of Nigerians that are not yet recipients of hot slaps from army or police officers. We cow in silence and hope that one day it would be our turn, we pray that our friends enter power so we can at least sneak into the system and do our own; abi no be padi padi government we de run?

We all watch and pray in Nigeria when we should be demanding service from our representatives and public servants, yes SERVANTS, from the president down. Years of military rule should be blamed for this current state of affairs where we now fear those that should be subservient to us and carry our burden with the e go better mentality. The international community is even in awe of our ability to take so much in silence.

Most of us hope and pray for a messiah like Cromwell or Jerry Rawlings even Mao, someone to purge the nation and cleanse the system of all the rogues, bandits and looters running things. I personally believe that things are way better than they were in the military era, although today’s corruption is staggering and putrid I still look to the future when people of my generation with hopefully a more progressive mindset would be at the helm of affairs.
There are others though who look to the past. They now look at the military era with warm nostalgia in their watery eyes, they denounce angrily the saying that the worst democracy is better than the best dictatorship, like the children of Israel in the wilderness craving the grains of Egypt. When a new bomb goes off in Borno they wail and say this couldn’t have happened in Babangidas’ time and they wish Obasanjo was still in power to replicate the Odi massacre all over the north.

Many of these people are now clamouring for Buhari, they say he’s the man. He’s the only one we know that is not corrupt they pontificate. I look at them and wonder what they’re saying, and I’m left with no choice but to conclude that they’re are collectively suffering from the Stockholm syndrome.

Now I have nothing against Buhari as a person, I’m not aligned with any political party for that matter but what do we need another ex-general for? I wasn’t born when they seized power but I read stories of how the late Sani Abacha announced the end of Shagari’s government over allegations of wanton, unbridled corruption and how some of the coup plotters insisted on Buhari to lead the new military government alongside Idiagbon.

A lot of Nigerians were happy at the time because they expected a democracy to yield automatic results and when it did not they applauded Buhari and co who only destroyed a nascent, weak and unstable system without a concrete plan on how to revive the economy but went about instead with whips and executed a few peripheral projects that never stood the test of time. It’s quite puzzling that a country barely over a decade out of the bondage of military rule are proposing General number two, its pitiable indeed.

Many would say he was disciplined because army officers employed corporal punishment on sanitation day and on people who refused to queue up and other such trivial nonsense. I have been in Lagos since January, when I used a BRT bus I remember we queued up and were orderly because we knew more buses would come, these days its rare to find queues at filling stations and in most of Nigeria nobody needs a soldier to flog him line because people, mindsets and things have changed naturally.

As an elder statesman I honestly believe Buhari should be actively involved in the process of brokering peace in the north, but the old man obviously still feels cheated out of power and wants it back at all cost and has without consideration for the volatile state of the country made pronouncements that are incendiary to the polity surely because all this is a game and the name is power, we are the puns, when the bombs go off I’m very sure they call it collateral damage.

I applauded the APC when they came around, this country needs a vibrant opposition but it would be a sad day indeed if Buhari emerges the flag bearer, it would be an indictment of us as a people. What this country needs is a futuristic leader, a man of this generation not a relic from the past. We need 21st century leadership, don’t believe anyone that tells you our generation is lost or that there’s no one with the requisite integrity to lift us up from this quagmire of corruption we are trapped in, there are a lot of Nigerians that can do the job, we just exist in an unfortunate reality where idiotic self-serving crooks ride horses while princes walk barefoot.

The above notwithstanding, we shouldn’t look to the past for the solution, messiahs only come from the future.