1 MORE DAY TO GO!



1 MORE DAY TO GO!
for the Lagos Malta Guinness Maltavator Challenge

Get Ready To Fuel Your Greatness on the 17th of February 2018 in Lagos. Be a part of the Maltavator Challenge Activation @ the National Stadium Surulere.
Get your sports wear and trainers ready… it’s going to be a blast!
Time: 7am

ADVERT REVIEW: MR CHEF SEASONING… “LOOK AT HIS FACE!”


HAHAHA, YOU JUST HAVE TO LOVE THIS ADVERT. GOT ME LAUGHING ALL THROUGH!
THE BOY NAMED OLA MADE IT LOOK LIKE A REAL HOME VIDEO; HE SHOULD TRY GOING INTO THE MOVIE INDUSTRY.

CLICK TO WATCH THE ADVERT HERE

At the beginning of the advert, a youth corper by name Ola is with his family on the the dining table all set to eat. Ola patiently waits for his mum to serve him. When his mum finally brings his food, he collects it from her and thanks her with so much joy.

As Ola is about to put his cutlery into use, he hears his name but he doesn’t see the person calling his name. He suddenly feels someone is out there to collect his mum’s sumptuous meal from him, so he tries to hide it under the table.

Moments later Ola is awoken by his friend’s call who is also a youth corper, and then he realizes that he has been dreaming of his mum’s food. Ola gets mad at his friend for waking him up at the moment he was about to eat his mum’s sumptuous food. Perceiving an aroma around him, Ola thinks it is still from his mum’s kitchen, but his friend laughs and tells him that the aroma is from one caterer by name- Mama Ngozi who apparently uses the same seasoning “Mr Chef” with Ola’s mum, hence the reason he is dreaming about his mum’s food.

The two corpers rush to the caterer’s home to have a taste of her sumptuous meal. Ola feels like he is home away from home since it is the same seasoning his mum uses.

This advert is self explanatory though the language used is pidgin. Look at Ola’s face, his expression is so hilarious!

Just wondering

Why the woman served the younger sibling first

A great advert though…
Duration: 30 seconds (Half a minute)

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DUSTY MANUSCRIPT? MAKE IT CLEAN NOW AND STAND A CHANCE TO WIN BIG FROM GTBANK (1M NAIRA AND MORE!)


A writing contest for Nigerian writers who want to get published.

Only a small fraction of writers get the chance to publish their works, either because they abandon it at some point or do not have a publisher to get it out.
This is why GTBank has taken up the Dusty Manuscript initiative to empower Nigerian writers. The idea is to get writers to tell and sell their stories across the globe because it’s high time to dust off those manuscripts and get them published.

The Dusty Manuscript Contest features a two-day book writing and marketing boot-camp for the top 25 long-listed authors. To be selected, writers are required to submit novels that depict Crime and Romance in an innovative way that sheds light on the Nigerian culture.
Entries will be judged by top authors and will be based on writing prowess, interpretation and style of writing, level of interest to the general public on the subject matter, potential commercial success of the book among other criteria.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Word count: 25,000 to 35,000 words
Genre: adult fiction
Written language: English
The manuscript must be unpublished (never been printed in any form – anthology, magazine, newspaper, or online, with the exception of personal blogs and personal websites. )
Participants should have at least one parent born in Nigeria who holds citizenship of the same.
All entries must be submitted via the GTBank portal with an overview and synopsis of the manuscript, and a brief author biography.
One entry per person

NOTE: No entry fee is required

Formatting Guidelines for Manuscript

Submitted as a PDF or Word file (.doc and .docx)
Twelve-point font, double-spaced
All pages should be numbered and should contain the manuscript title.
Author’s name should not be present anywhere on the manuscript.

PRIZES/OPPORTUNITIES

First Place: N1,000,000 + publishing contract with Kachifo Ltd
Second Place: N500,000 + publishing contract with Kachifo Ltd
Third Place: N250,000 + publishing contract with Kachifo Ltd
The remaining shortlisted books with the exception of the top 3 will get their books e-published by OkadaBooks.
Top 25 shortlisted authors receive a two-day bootcamp training on writing, marketing and branding.

TIMELINE

Submission date; February 5th – March 15, 2018
Submission portal closes at 12:00 a.m. midnight (CST) on March 15, 2018.
The long-list will be announced in May 2018
Bootcamp and announcement of shortlist will be announced in May 2018
Announcement of Top three will be announced in June 2018

To submit your story, kindly visit http://csr.gtbank.com/dustymanuscript

OGEFASH’S MODEL OF THE WEEK (… SAYS NIGERIA IS INHABITED BY …)


Lagos state indigene Ahmed Oluwadara Abimbola never had any nick name since childhood till now. She is fondly called ‘Darah’. Born on the 26th of November, she is currently a 400 level student of the Obafemi Awolowo University. Darah loves to read, go see movies, listen to jazz music and do lots of fashion sketches. She is a terrific fashion designer.

Turn Offs: Bad breathe (definitely), bullying, mediocrity, disorganisation.

Likes: creativity and aesthetics, simplicity.

Favourites:
Movie:Great Gatsby
Music: Overwhelming – John Bellion
Actor: Zainab Balogun
Musician: Nina Simone/Adele

Best drink: Coca Cola
Best Food : I’m a foodie, any tasty meal goes
Best Place: Home

Wishes For Nigeria
Nigeria is a blessed nation, governed and inhibited by humans short of perfection. Though perfection is arguably unattainable, I really hope that every Nigerian awakens to the fact that our individual actions count. A positive change or action in your own little space goes a long way in affecting Nigeria as a whole. Be the change you want to see!

President For One day
Uhmmm… That’s a tricky one. But a one day rule can’t fix damages of decades. But I could see to it that a certain amount be allocated to certain states who have been owing their workers salaries for months. I will put the necessary checks and sanctions in place. (That too can’t be achieved in one day)

I WANT TO SPEAK HAUSA TODAY (CLASS 55



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…

ENG/HAUSA- BED/ GADO; COME/ZO; QUICKLY/ DA SAURI
ENG: COME TO BED QUICKLY
HAUSA: ZO GADO DA SAURI