Wednesday July 30th, 2014
Wednesday July 30th, 2014
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No rest for the living

  /   in Soul Kate 12:36 am   /   Comments

Sometimes you have one of those days when things get on top of you and you are at a loss what to do. You want to stop and say, am getting too old for this, but you know that as long as you are alive, you must work, get the dough, get going and make things work for you.

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Faith without works is dead

  /   in Soul Kate 10:32 pm   /   Comments

Again, while travelling to another destination within Nigeria, a conversation with a fine gentleman sitted next to me started after we were given a copy of a daily to peruse for the duration of the flight. The headline that caught our attention on the front page of the newspaper went thus: “67 million youths unemployed— Minister”.

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Prevention is better than cure

  /   in Soul Kate 12:55 am   /   Comments

The heading is one of the popular sayings that have been proven to be true, also: a stitch in time saves nine. It is by far easier and cheaper in the long run to be proactive and prevent certain events from happening in our personal lives than trying to find a solution when the worst has occurred.

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To love and die or be alive to love

  /   in Soul Kate 12:23 am   /   Comments

A friend sent me a link a few weeks back (www.ogorip.com). I was sceptical about opening it as I did not want to download any virus into my phone. I had to call her and ask what the link contained. She said to me: “Kate, open it, it is the kind of thing you would be interested in”.

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To love, die or be alive to love

  /   in Soul Kate 2:05 am   /   Comments

A friend sent me a link a few weeks back (www.ogorip.com). I was sceptical about opening it as I did not want to download any virus into my phone. I had to call her and ask what the link contained. She said to me: “Kate, open it, it is the kind of thing you would be interested in”.

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Journey to location

  /   in Soul Kate 12:05 am   /   Comments

I received a call that I was going to be on a movie set. I had not shot a film in the past one year . My script was emailed to me, I read it, studied my character, outlined my scenes and got ready to leave on March 20,2012, for my location which was in Enugu.

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Customer Service

  /   in Soul Kate 12:22 am   /   Comments

Xmas shopping in progress

When you pay for goods, you expect them to be of good quality.When you pay for services, you expect good service in return.

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Biting the hand that feeds

  /   in Soul Kate 12:11 am   /   Comments

Again, we have been shown how very little respect is given to a Nigerian simply because we do not stand up for ourselves and take the bull by the horn.

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A boarder’s life 2

  /   in Soul Kate 12:26 am   /   Comments

SCHOOL

A typical Monday would begin with a morning bell at 5am for the first one and a second time at 5:30am. The jostle for the bathroom would begin. You would even keep a space on the queue so you could take your turn once the person before you had finished having her shower.

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A boarder’s life

  /   in Soul Kate 12:09 am   /   Comments

“F rom North, South, East and West we come to FGGC Calabar. With honour and loyalty yield ourselves to thee, to mould and groom. Rolling land of pleasant memories, nursery ground of feminine graces; we adore and make the promise to shine for thee, FGGC”. That was our anthem in school, Federal Government Girls College, Calabar.

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Rolling back the years

  /   in Soul Kate 12:00 am   /   Comments

Getting ready to board my flight to the United Kingdom last week, I struck up a conversation with a comedian friend about the times when we were a lot younger, and some of the things I recalled prompted him to ask for my age which I told him. He did not believe me, but the names of things I mentioned and recalled proved that indeed, they were before his time.

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Adieu beautiful songbird

  /   in Soul Kate 12:06 am   /   Comments

“She was not more than three feet away from me the whole night. She was quite tired because we partied the whole night and that is how I would like to remember her”.

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That’s the way love goes…

  /   in Soul Kate 12:14 am   /   Comments

cartoon

L is for the way you look at me, O is for the only one I see, V is very, very extraordinary, E is even more than anyone that I adore and Love is all that I can give to you, Love is just for me and you, two in love can make it, take my heart but please don’t break it, Love was made for me and you. A song that I love goes that way and captures what true love is meant to exhibit.

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The past, present and future

  /   in Soul Kate 12:17 am   /   Comments

Cross-section of workers during a protest rally on the Murtala Muhammed Way in Yaba, Lagos.

The reverberation and the effects of the week long nationwide strike that took place a few weeks ago is still being felt all across the nation.

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Samsung samwrong

  /   in Soul Kate 12:28 am   /   Comments

For decades, advertisements have always been a way for individuals, corporate organisations to sell their ideas and products to the general public. The way an advert is packaged goes a long way and has an effect on the consumer. It will determine whether the product will be purchased or not.

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In the “Light” of subsidy

  /   in Soul Kate 12:00 am   /   Comments

January 9, 2012 was the day NLC/TUC carried out its promise to commence a nationwide strike against the removal of petrol subsidy which the Federal Government packaged as New Year gift for Nigerians.

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Pinocchio

  /   in Soul Kate 12:02 am   /   Comments

File photo:

A new year dawned on us with the announcement of increase in pump prices of petrol (PMS) from sixty five Naira(N65) to between N140 and N200! Wow! I was not the only one who wondered and said “wait a minute, were we not told April?”

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To toll or not be tolled

  /   in Soul Kate 12:00 am   /   Comments

The inevitable happened on December 18, seven days before Christmas, amidst the mad rushing around that is synonymous with this time of the year. Parents going to pick their wards returning from school, shoppers jostling about for last minute bargains, travellers heading to the airport and other sundry movements on the road.

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Gay no longer means to be happy

  /   in Soul Kate 12:00 am   /   Comments

The only constant thing in life is change, but whether it is good or bad, whether we choose to embrace or reject it is the question. With the passage of time, we have seen changes in the world around us that we never thought would happen.

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A merry or marred Xmas

  /   in Soul Kate 12:05 am   /   Comments

It read and it continued “Are you ready to pay between N35k-N70k to re-register your already registered car? Are you ready to be ripped off by an executive cartel who seeks only to line their pockets with proceeds of the new license plate scam? Remember the Red Reflector sticker scam that the FRSC illegally enforced till it was scrapped?

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Necessary Evils

  /   in Soul Kate 2:09 am   /   Comments

They are in our homes and in the work place. We complain incessantly about them but we still keep them on. We feel somewhat helpless without them but with each day, they remain with us, we curse, shout and swear. They are our nannies, cooks and drivers.

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Health – not just a state of mind

  /   in Soul Kate 12:53 am   /   Comments

File photo: A community health practitioners at work

Indeed, the saying that health is wealth is not an understatement. When you lead a very busy and hectic lifestyle, you tend to take a lot of things for granted, like our complete physical and mental well being. With each passing day, we wake up and get ready to face the daily grind of our different professions, family life etc.

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A Precarious crown

  /   in Soul Kate 1:48 am   /   Comments

The world is a stage and everyone is an actor. When the light comes on, that is your opportunity to play a character, become someone else for a time limit and prove your mettle as you convince the audience that you are the character you portray. At the end of your performance, you take a bow and are either booed or applauded for doing a shoddy or great job.

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Taking A Stand

  /   in Soul Kate 12:15 am   /   Comments

Never one to back down from a challenge or be told that I cannot accomplish nor do something or behave a certain way because of my status as a “celeb” in the society, the moment presented itself where I had to prove to myself that what people perceive I am or the trappings of my lifestyle did not define my persona and I was impressed with my reaction.

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Stockholm Syndrome

  /   in Soul Kate 12:05 am   /   Comments

Abiarape

I love watching crime, thrillers and court- room or legal-based movies. It is quite intriguing for me to see how the perpetrator of a particular crime could get away with it due to lack of sufficient evidence, how the detectives arrive at a conclusion that leads to the capture of a criminal, or the thrill of the chase when the killer tries to escape from the police.

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Baba Suwe gate

  /   in Soul Kate 12:34 am   /   Comments

Baba  Suwe

I have refrained from participating in the drug scandal saga that unfolded in the past two weeks, involving a fellow actor who has brought joy to many homes through his work on television, the Yoruba movie. It was with disappointment that not a few of us received the news of his arrest by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

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Vehicular and two wheeler madness in Lagos

  /   in Soul Kate 12:23 am   /   Comments

Driving to and fro from my different locations for the past one week and I pondered why some people who drive( be it drivers or the car owner) behave like mad people who have no idea of what it takes to be on the road.

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And the Camel’s back broke

  /   in Soul Kate 12:41 am   /   Comments

I woke up on Sunday morning and as I performed my morning rituals, I contemplated my country, Nigeria and the attendant hardships that face the common man. I looked in the mirror as I brushed my teeth with water I bought from the store as I cannot drink my tap water and wondered what next lay in store for us. We face an onslaught of negative policies that make us groan more from the weight of the load.

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Airborne tales

  /   in Soul Kate 12:21 am   /   Comments

Okada Air, Sosoliso Air line, Kabo Air, ADC Airlines, Bellview Airlines, Nigerian Airways; these were just a few of our local carriers in years past.

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Independence blues

  /   in Soul Kate 6:05 pm   /   Comments

Here we go again, another October 1st… . It brings to the fore our yearnings for a nation worth its salt, blessed with abundant human and natural resources to re-assess itself and see if it is where it should be. Well are we? Methinks not! It is not about declaring a public holiday; it is about the next step, where do we go from here?

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Love Thy Neighbour….

  /   in Soul Kate 12:31 am   /   Comments

Who are the people in your neighbourhood? They are the people that we meet when we are walking down the street; they are the people that we meet each day.

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Power and money…

  /   in Soul Kate 12:03 am   /   Comments

When I was approached to write this article, I did not think I could do it. My first attempt to write anything was at the behest of my sister’s friend, Nonye, to write for a free paper Wakapedia. I wrote on fitness. I was asked to come up with a name for this column and I hooked up with two good friends: Folake and Funke.

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