Saturday, 23 July 2016

THE ENCOUNTER: THE STREET LIFE

For some time, my opinion about life on the streets; as we Nigerians call it, has been very diverse but now I think I'm cleared and I see clearly.
Life is not easy for so many, although for some of us who see privilege we forget to acknowledge the beauty in out solitude and peace of mind that we find in our ability to be loved and cared for.
Recently I met someone who I'll call 'a friend' and to many this is quite dangerous and irresponsible but to say the least, she's a prostitute.
She happens to also be a student , educated and in the sciences and pretty close to my course, a medical profession. But when we began speaking, I realised she's everything and more that many people are not. Ever seen a prostitute so charming in their approach to words or in the their simple and point approach to things? . Some may be in the game for selfish reason, but in her words. "Its how I survive".
I began to listen; wondering in my mind what do you mean as she continued speaking to me : I have no pride - especially about the things that I do, but this is how I survive , I sleep with people for money to get paid and that way I can take care of myself, pay my bills and walk in " that" class.

"#Kindness. You should continue to sow happiness and love regardless of what people throw at you, it is kindness. People trying to put you down, hurt your confidence, hate on you, are dealing with issues themselves. They are guilty of what they accuse you of, some carry deep seated inferiority complex, Some have been abused, some are just mentally unstable. Are you going through any of these? So why behave like them? I have learnt to show empathy to such people because only kindness (love) can heal hate."- Adebola Williams

Friday, 22 July 2016

SPAR Gifts Outstanding Pupils At School’s Graduation Ceremony In Calabar



In line with its quest to give to its host communities, SPAR Hypermarket has presented Gift Vouchers to Outstanding Pupils of the Access Group of Schools Calabar, Cross River State.

The Hypermarket was present at the 16th Graduation ceremony of the School where a total of 15 Pupils comprising of Best Pupil in different school subjects and the Best overall Pupil were recognized and gifted amidst celebration and fanfare.

The Headmistress, Mrs. Christiana Igiri as well as the managing Director of Access group of schools, Chief Mrs. Folashade Gab- Umoden were full of praise for SPAR for their overwhelming support.

For their outstanding performances SPAR handed 15 SPAR gift cards worth 5,000 Naira to the best graduating students in each subject while the overall best student, Miss Precious Martins went away with a 10,000 Naira SPAR gift card.

The gift cards were handed over to the pupils by SPAR representatives, Mr. Chuks Ubah and Mr. Emmanuel Isangediok.

MEET NIGERIA'S UPCOMING ARTISTE EMINO


Nnaemeka Emino Frank
“Frank Nnaemeka Jr. is a Singer, songwriter, multi- instrumentalist and dancer going by the stage name, EMINO. He was born on the 3rd of May 1993 to parents who are strict disciplinarians. He is the first son of the family and blessed with a sensational and titillating voice coupled with graceful personality and a humble confidence that has informed comments about him being a refreshing introduction into the Nigerian music scene. Emino is a Fine and Applied Arts student graduate of Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma Edo State.

With his blend of R&B/ Pop musical disposition, Emino started writing musical lyrics touching on wide range of topics, at a very tender age. He was groomed in the church choir (coincidentally pastored by his Dad) learning to play the keyboard at 8 before foraying into the exciting world of the guitar and set of drums. Emino thereafter started taking solo renditions at the age of 15. The vibrant and multi-talented artiste has admitted that singers that have influenced his style of music include: Lionel Richie, Lauryn Hill, Usher, P Square, Tuface Idibia and the British singer, Adele.

Emino is managed by The Extraordinaires’ Nation Limited (TEN)
More photos after the cut

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