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Kwese Cable Tv is now in Nigeria and has extremely unique qualities that would make you desire to have it over other cable televisions. A combo of Kwese’s satellite dish and decoder costs N10,960 (with free installation

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(ADVERT) SO, DID YOU MEET THAT SPECIAL PERSON OVER A DRINK? THEN THIS COMPETITION IS FOR YOU. £ 10,000 FOR GRABS…


Ihis is not a film trick, so don’t let it pass you by. The Mogford yearly competition for food and drink writing is here again and entries will be accepted between 26th October, 2017 and 3rd January, 2018. In essence, the closing date is 3rd January, 2018. (12 noon, GMT)

What you must do to clinch this mouthwatering prize

Your story (whether crime or intrigue) must be linked to food and drink, that is, food and drink must be at the heart of the tale (it could be about a chance meeting over a drink; a life-changing conversation over dinner or perhaps the details of a relationship explored through food or drink)
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Your story must be interesting to read for all Mogford hotel guests (So, if I were you, I would get story formats that are likely to be enjoyable by hotel guests.)

Your short story should have a maximum of 2,500 words. There is no minimum and the title is not included in the word count.

ELIGIBILITY and RULES

Must be 18 years above, any nationality, must be your work (no plagiarism), must be submitted in English, must be an unpublished story, must be saved in Microsoft Word format and submitted via Mogford online form on their website, your story must be double-spaced and the word-count noted at the top of the first page, your short story must have no name or address; personal details should only be entered on the form, once a story has been submitted, ammendments wont be allowed, so consider carefully before submitting your story.

ENTRY FEE

* £10 for each submitted short story; payment is via an online submission form.

RESULTS

* The Long List of 25 will be announced by 21st February 2018.
* The Short List of 4 will be contacted by 1st March 2018. They will be invited as Jeremy Mogford’s guests to the Mogford Party on Wednesday 21st March 2018 and hosted for the night in one of the Mogford hotels in Oxford. In addition, the short-listed candidates will attend a select dinner. All travel expenses will be met by Jeremy Mogford, including, where necessary, economy flights. The three runner-up entrants will receive £250 each.
* All shortlisted stories will be published on the Mogford Ltd. websites and will remain in the public domain for one year until the announcement of the 2019 Mogford Prize winning entry. The winning entry will remain on the Mogford Ltd. websites indefinitely.

ULTIMATE WINNER’S PRIZE

The results of the 2018 Mogford Prize will be announced at the Mogford Prize Party on Wednesday 21st March 2018 on their website the day afterwards.
The winning entry will receive £10,000 and an inscribed prize.
The winning entry will be read by an actor and uploaded to the StoryPlayer website.

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(ADVERT) WIN BIG IN THE ONGOING COMMON WEALTH SHORT STORY COMPETITION



Eligibility
Entrants must be citizens of a Commonwealth country
Entrants must be aged 18 years or over on 1 November 2017.
Your short fiction must be between 2000- 5000 words
One entry per writer
It must be an unpublished fiction.

Prize
There will be five winners, one from each region. One regional winner will be selected as the overall winner.
The overall winner of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize will receive £5,000 and the remaining four regional winners £2,500. If the winning short story is a translation into English, the translator will receive additional prize money.

Deadline- November 1st
NO entry fee

For more information on this competition, visit
http://www.commonwealthwriters.org/our-projects/the-short-story/

MOVIE REVIEW: ABURO MI (MY YOUNGER SISTER)



The movie “Aburo mi (My younger sister)” portrayed the wicked lifestyle of a lady Teniola (MERCY AIGBE). She only associated with the rich people and insulted the poor ones. Teniola always crushed anyone or anything that came her way, as well as anyone that had in his or her possession what she wanted. So, it happened that her younger sister Bunmi (TEMITOPE SOLAJO) fell in love with a supposed poor man Teniola once rejected- Tunji (KEHINDE ADAMS). Teniola found out that Tunji was extremely rich. So she wanted him and went as far as killing her younger sister to get him. But Teniola didn’t want Tunji’s love neither did she want to marry him, she wanted more. Are you curious to know what she wanted… Then, go watch the movie.


The stars in the movie include Mercy Aigbe, Ibrahim Jekeen, Kehinde Adams, Jumoke George and Tunde Usman.

It is an interesting story but then with bad sound. There was no clear movie direction; it was hard to tell whether days, weeks, months or years just passed. Especially the scene where Tunji approached Teniola first and the next or two scenes after, you see him already in a close relationship with Teniola’s sister.

Costume wise
• Just costume
Sound wise
• Very poor. A lot of times, the voices of the actors went off in most scenes.
Just thinking:
• So, Teniola beat Bunmi up mercilessly ( well one can tell from the way she entered the house and pounced on her) but there was no sign that Teniola beat her up at all when she reported her to their mum.

So, Tunji is wealthy, he said he has houses in abroad but he never said what he does for a living or if the wealth was bequeathed to him. He owns heaven and earth, yes, but what does he do for a living.


I think Bunmi’s facial expression should be that of shock, not this look
Can someone tell this dude that it is 30 billion naira that Davido said in his popular song, not 30 million naira


Confusing scene(s):
Overall rating for Aburo mi
• STRUCTURE: Good Beginning, Good Middle, Just Ending (Could have been better)
• SOUND: Terrible
• DIALOGUE: Good
• CHARACTERS: Familiar faces
• SCREEN PLAY: Good
• SHOTS: Bright shots
• LOCATION: Beautiful (Just few locations)
• REMARK: Regardless of the discrepancies recorded, it is one film people certainly need to watch.
• RATE: 5/10

SYNOPSIS TO THE MOVIE “ABURO MI (MY YOUNGER SISTER)”


SYNOPSIS TO THE MOVIE ABURO MI (MY YOUNGER SISTER)
RAFUI AFOLABI FILM PRODUCTION
CAST
MERCY AIGBE ACTED AS TENIOLA
IBRAHIM JEKEEN ACTED AS YOMI
KEHINDE ADAMS ACTED AS TUNJI
JUMOKE GEORGE ACTED AS MUM TENIOLA
TUNDE USMAN ACTED AS OKELE
TEMITOPE SOLAJO ACTED AS BUNMI
TAIWO ADEPEKO ACTED AS SEWA
KEMI APESIN ACTED AS CARO
OLASUKANMI AKANNI ACTED AS BABALAWO
RAFIU AFOLABI ACTED AS WALE
STORY: RAFIU AFOLABI
SCREEN PLAY: RAFIU AFOLABI
DELE MICHAEL
PRODUCER: RAFIU AFOLABI
DIRECTOR: IBRAHIM YEKINI
PLOT
Teniola (MERCY AIGBE) is with her boyfriend Yomi (IBRAHIM YEKINI). Yomi is unhappy because he is short of cash. His girlfriend- Teniola soothes him with inspirational words and prays for him as well. Teniola promises to still stick by Yomi in all situations. As they are both chatting, Teniola’s younger sister- Bunmi (TOPE SOLAJO) calls Yomi on his phone and asks him to connect her to her sister. Teniola gets mad at her younger sister for daring to call her
boyfriend’s phone. In anger she leaves Yomi’s house in order to go beat her up at home. She gets home and accuses Bunmi of attempting to snatch her boyfriend, beats her up and warns her never to call her boyfriend again

Teniola’s mum returns and scolds Teniola for beating her younger sister up. She warns Teniola not to ever touch her younger sister again. Teniola is not happy about the way her mum scolded her in her younger sister’s presence.
Teniola is with her friend Bimpe when a young guy Tunji (KEHINDE ADAMS) approaches her. Tunji tells her that he wants to be her friend, but Teniola insults him when he tells her that he is a carpenter.

After searching countlessly for a genuine girlfriend, Tunji finally sees Bunmi and they start dating oblivious that Bunmi and Teniola are sisters. Tunji tries to hide his shabby house from Bunmi, but Bunmi tells him that he loves him for who he is and not what he is and she promises to stick with him forever
Bunmi takes Tunji to their house for introduction. He is aghast when he sights Teniola. Teniola sees him and hurls insult on him, telling the sister to make proper investigations on him that he may be a criminal. Teniola’s mum pacifies Tunji and tells him not to be sad about Teniola’s comments that she is just pulling his leg. Bunmi also apologises to him.

Tunji invites Bunmi over to another house that is different from the one she knows; a very big house. Bunmi is given a special treatment. Meanwhile, Tunji is a wealthy guy but has been pretending to be poor in order to find the right girl that would truly love him. Tunji reveals his true identity to Bunmi believing that she is not the type of lady that is after just wealth. Bunmi tells Tunji that she genuinely loves him.

Bunmi tells her mum (JUMOKE GEORGE) and sister that Tunji is a wealthy person but has only being pretending in order to find true love. Bunmi shows her family the money Tunji gave her for wardrobe. Teniola is sad when she hears this.
Tunji and Bunmi have an outing. Meanwhile, Teniola stays in a hidden corner to peep.
Teniola calls Bunmi to her room in the night and tells her that she wants her boyfriend- Tunji and that Bunmi should leave him for her. She warns Bunmi not to tell anybody and threatens to harm her if she does otherwise.
Teniola’s gateman- Okele (TUNDE USMAN) wants to play jackpot worth 30 thousand naira so he gives his male friend N5000 first and promises to pay the money in bit till he is able to pay all

Bunmi after returning from an outing with Tunji meets only Teniola at home who again warns her to leave Tunji. Bunmi tells Teniola that she would get her mummy’s consent on the matter first, but her reply doesn’t go well with Teniola.
Bunmi tries telling her mum about Teniola’s ridiculous demand, but she is unable to voice out as Teniola kills her with some voodoos.

The family of Bunmi is mourning her death. Tunji rushes in after hearing about the death of Bunmi and also mourns with them. Okele- the gateman is at aghast as to what caused her death. He worries that the family may not remember to pay him his salary which is already due. Meanwhile, Okele’s friend comes around to demand for the balance of the jackpot money, but Okele is unable to pay. He tells Okele that he will lose his initial deposit

Tunji is still sad about Bunmi’s death. Teniola goes to visit him in his house to comfort him. She makes a pass at him, but he immediately sends her out.
Teniola is complaining to one of her friends that Tunji is difficult to get; her friend advices her to use voodoo on him.

Teniola’s boyfriend- Yomi tells his friends that Teniola is avoiding him. His friends advise him to call her again which he does. Teniola picks his call but speaks to him rudely after which she hangs up on him.

Teniola again goes to visit Tunji and this time uses voodoos on him with a handkerchief which works. She tries to force him to bed with him, but Bunmi’s spirit appears and Tunji falls asleep.

Bunmi appears to her mum in her sleep and tells her of her sister’s next evil plan to hurt Tunji. She pleads with her to safe Tunji. In her cries, Teniola walks in. Bunmi pleads with Teniola not to harm Tunji but she shuns him. Bunmi disappears and her mum wakes up. Teniola’s mum tells Teniola that she heard her Bunmi’s voice but she replies her that it is not real.


Teniola again uses a statue to invoke the spirit of Bunmi and repel it from appearing to her again

With the help of voodoos, Teniola finally is able to sleep with Tunji and get his sperm. She takes it to the herbalist (OLASUKANMI AKANNI ) for rituals, so that he can transfer Tunji’s wealth to Yomi.


Teniola burns the handkerchief she used in casting a spell on Tunji to quench the love charm he used on her. So that he can immediately hate her. She calls Tunji to confirm and his response shows that there is no love spell on him again
Teniola goes to see her boyfriend Yomi and pleads with him. Teniola explains to Yomi that she wants things to be better for him. Yomi is not fully convinced and likewise his friend. He believes Teniola is looking for a way to break his heart.

The herbalist hands over a necklace with Tunji’s transferred wealth to Teniola. He tells her no other eye must see it aside she and Yomi. She agrees to adhere to it
Teniola goes to visit Yomi and discovers he is already in a relationship with another lady who is pregnant also for him. She is aghast and tries to make trouble but Yomi drives her out.


Heartbroken Teniola goes to meet the herbalist in tears and tells him to deal with Yomi and his new girlfriend, but the herbalist tells her to go get the necklace first before night fall, if not, something drastic will happen to her. She immediately rushes home to get it. Meanwhile, Okeke the gateman is broke and he is looking for money to balance his friend. He goes into their room but doesn’t find money. He instead picks Teniola’s spiritual necklace and gives it to his friend- Wale to sell and use the money for the jackpot. Teniola gets home and discovers that the necklace is missing. She asks Okele about the whereabouts of the necklace not taking cognisance of her mum’s presence. Teniola runs out of time as Bunmi appears to her. She starts confessing and then goes bizarre.

I WANT TO SPEAK HAUSA TODAY (CLASS 15)


Do you have an Hausa friend or customer, and you feel like surprising them by speaking their language? Ogefash’s blog has got you covered. Put down a word, and we will translate it in Hausa for you. Today’s words…

HAPPY: FARIN CIKI; SEE: GAN-GANIN;
YOU:KU, KUNA, KA;
NEW WEEK: SABO MAKO;
THIS: WANNAN.

ENG: I AM HAPPY TO SEE YOU THIS NEW WEEK.
HAUSA: NI FARIN CIKI DA GANIN KA WANNAN SABON MAKO

CONFIRMED! WHY MOST NIGERIANS CAN’ T STOP SAYING/USING “OYA” “SEBI” IN THEIR SENTENCES



OYA AND SEBI ORIGINAL

So what are the popular sentences you know that Nigerians make/say with the words “oya” and “sebi”, oya (LOL, I am also guilty of this) drop it in the comment box and let us get your view. Also, what words should be used in place of “Oya” and “Sebi”

The popular sentences I know are…

“Oya, come here”.
“Sebi I told you not to go to that place”.
“Oya, bring it”.
“Sebi you promised to give me your phone so I can play a game”.
“Oya sit down now”
“Sebi you said”
“Oya give me now”
“Sebi you didnt give me what I asked for the other day”

I can go on and on with sentences a typical Nigerian makes adding the phrase “Oya and Sebi”.

No doubt, the Yoruba words “Oya” and “Sebi” are currently the most used words in Nigeria, especially in Lagos. These words are not only used/spoken by people who are from Yoruba ethnic group, they are also used/spoken by people from other ethnic groups in the country as well.

So, what is the meaning of “Oya”
Means “a call to quick action”. That is you should do something immediately without wasting time. Now or quickly should be used in place of “Oya”

So, what is the meaning of Sebi
May be, “Didnt I, Didn’t you”. Like a reminder of an what you promised to do. Didn’t you or Didn’t I, should be used in place of “Sebi”

Having defined “Oya and Sebi”, so, I have wondered why most Nigerians can’t compose a sentence without making use of those phrases. The below are the reasons I feel we cant do without them…

• The environment
• People are just used to saying those words
• When people at times do not know/ have an English word for what they want to say, they just end up using an ethnic language to fill up the missing word, hence the popular use of Oya and Sebi

ARTICLE BY OGEFASH’S STYL MEDIA HOUSE, PLEASE, NO PLAGIARISM, IF YOU MUST LIFT, PLEASE ACKNOWLEDGE!