Sunday, 21 October 2012

The Tontoh Dikeh Effect


Who is Tonto Dikeh ?! For the past 2 years, to be specific that name seems to make it's way towards my eardrum, but quickly bounces off , because to be frank; the reports about her are always for all the wrong reasons.

Yeah it's that simple if you don't like someone, you can pro-gramme your mind to tune off, whenever gist flies about about that person.
But things got a little ermmm nah.... thinz got absolutely crazy on twitter last week.

Tontoh is a very controversial nollywood actress, who absolutely gives no f**k about what anyone thinks. I saw a preview of her movie 2 weeks ago while i was having a haircut, and it was unbearable ! She kept screaming in every scene of the preview i saw.

I wonder !
   So.... she then decides to add singing to the her repertoire. What the HELL ! I thought people will ignore her and just focus on something else interesting just like i did. For pete sake if you don't like her then why do you follow her on twitter ?!

And then on that day she tweets the link and people still go ahead and download the 2 tracks. Why waste your bandwidth ?

I heard her songs got 3 million downloads in two days regardless of the insults from her fans/ haters.
 The highest for any song in the whole West Africa.At that point i became interested in making this a case study. 

  • The whole Tontoh charade is basically motivated by branding. She is no Genevieve or Omotola who brand themselves by being posh and all that, so she decides to command attention by being controversial.... in every sense, and i repeat in every sense.

  • Some 3 million or 2.5 million people obviously don't know what they want, so what ever gets serve to them... they take, which makes it easier for people to make money. Do you disagree with me ? well please prove me wrong, because i can bet Tontoh made a kill off the number of downloads of just this 2 songs

Even Chukwudi Norris is vexed with her !

I haven't and will not listen to the song, i am more interested in the person who suggested the idea for her to sing.

 But if she came up with that idea by herself .... then she is not as stupid as people think.There's nothing like negative publicity.

Lets see how it all plays out. All eyes will be on her for a while, ofcourse she will make magazines sell and command huge amounts for any movies role offered to her. Social media is truly an INCREDIBLE tool, use it wisely. 

Monday, 1 October 2012

45 Life Lessons, written by a 90 year old

I come from the eastern part of Nigeria, and our people have this popular quote. It goes like this; What an old man sees while sitting down, a teenager can't see even when he/she climbs a tree.That's why i decided to share the life thoughts of a 90yrs old man, which goes as follows:

1. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.
2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
3. Life is too short not to enjoy it.
4. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and family will.
5. Don’t buy stuff you don’t need.
6. You don’t have to win every argument. Stay true to yourself.
7. Cry with someone. It’s more healing than crying alone.
8. It’s OK to get angry with God. He can take it.
9. Save for things that matter.
10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
11. Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present.
12. It’s OK to let your children see you cry.
13. Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn’t be in it.
15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye… But don’t worry; God never blinks.
16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
17. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful.  Clutter weighs you down in many ways.
18. Whatever doesn’t kill you really does make you stronger.
19. It’s never too late to be happy.  But it’s all up to you and no one else.
20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don’t take no for an answer.
21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don’t save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
22. Overprepare, then go with the flow.
23. Be eccentric now. Don’t wait for old age to wear purple.
24. The most important sex organ is the brain.
25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.
26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words, ‘In five years, will this matter?’
27. Always choose Life.
28. Forgive but don’t forget.
29. What other people think of you is none of your business.
30. Time heals almost everything. Give Time time.
31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
32. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
33. Believe in miracles.
34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn’t do.
35. Don’t audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
36. Growing old beats the alternative — dying young.
37. Your children get only one childhood.
38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d
grab ours back.
41. Envy is a waste of time. Accept what you already have, not what you think you need.
42. The best is yet to come…
43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
44. Yield.
45. Life isn’t tied with a bow, but it’s still a gift.