Timanfaya (fire mountain) National Park in Lanzarote, Canary island
Labels: Lanzarote, Travels
Poor Obj, since leaving power, its been one scandal or the other. Even Nollywood couldn't make up the current one doing the rounds. It takes a lot to shock me, but i'm stunned at the 'allegations' made by Obj's son - Gbenga ObasanjoEither Gbenga Obasanjo has completely lost the plot or there is some crazy shit happening in that family..Meanwhile who knew we had 'armchair psychologists' in naija, check out their anaylsis of the whole affairRecommended reading42 years ago (January 15 1966), Nigeria's first attempt at democracy ended with the violent overthrow of the government of Sir Tafawa Balewa. Six months later, there was another coup carried out by mainly Northern soldiers. These two events eventually led to the Nigerian civil warcheck out Nowa Omoigui's excellent article on the events of 1966 Northern Nigerian Military Counter-Rebellion July, 1966 I'm outta here...Out of the UK that is, till the end of the monthwe're off to sunny Lanzarote..
Labels: Obasanjo, Recommended articles, Recommended reading
Hideously White BBC
According to the Daily Mail the BBC is more "hideously white" than ever, after it was revealed that the number of black executives has dropped to the lowest in years. The BBC is planning to "fast-track" young ethnic staff to senior positions, which has led to accusations of positive discrimination.
This is such a bad idea, any black person working at the beeb unlucky enough to be "fast-tracked" into a senior position will find themselves hated by those below them and patronised by senior management.
This is another example of 'political correctness' gone mad. All ethnic minorities want, is a level playing field, we don't need to be patronised and fast-tracked into positions, so senior management can hit their ethnic quotas.
If the bbc feels guilty about ignoring ethnic minorities it should start with it's tv schedules. There are hardly any black shows (Crimewatch does not count ; - )) on the main BBC channels.
Chris Rock rocks the house
"Is America ready for a black president? Is America ready for a woman president? We should be - we've just had a retarded one" - Chris Rock At the Hammersmith Apollo
One of my favourite stand up comedians, Chris Rock performed at the Hammersmith Apollo last night. It was one hell of a show, haven't laughed so hard in a long time.
If you're a fan of black stand up comedy, you should definitely go see him. Most shows are sold out but they might add some more dates due to demand.
Labels: chris rock, concert, Random Musings