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Mark Anthony Osuchukwu writes: The use of social media to better your talent or skills.

I want to say something that may help a person or two this afternoon.

Listen, in anything you want to do, follow your conviction. Listen to that voice that speaks to you when you’re walking alone in the dark.

Never ever stop doing what you are doing because people reject you.

Few years ago, I began to write officially apart from the primary school and secondary school scribbles.

I added few writers on Facebook here and began to follow them and learn from them.

I was published first by Augustine Ogwo who’s blog became home for me that year. He encouraged me and gave me lots of ideas and how to go about this writing thingy.

I continued doing what I felt was the best until one day Chambers Umezulike wrote a piece that was published by Ynaija and I loved the website and everything.

I ran to his inbox and asked him how he got his work published there. He generously gave me their mail and I sent an article that very day.

I woke up and saw a mail that read: “sorry, your writing is below the standard of our site. Send elsewhere'”

I wanted to die.

I didn’t that day. They scattered my life for me.

I cried and continued writing.

Last year, I sent them and article and they published. I sent again, they published.

They didn’t tell me that my writing has gotten to the standard of their site. At least to resurrect that which was killed years back.

I nor talk.

This year, when Biafra people celebrated the victory of Trump in Rivers state, I sent them an article I titled: “A wedding in America and the reception in Nigeria”

They loved it, people who read it marveled at the sheer creativity I flaunted in the title.

This year again, I wrote against Joy Isi and they published it.

That went viral. 😏

I left them for a while and was published by Pulse, Yabaleft and Linda Ikeji.

The open letter to Tecno and Joro were feats I love to think about.

The shares, the mails(Both curses and praises) were worth my while.

Last week, in the heat of my letter to Joro, I got a mail from Ynaija asking ME to be their writer/blogger.

They said; “we have a vacancy and we thought of which writer to give the gig and your name came up in the meeting”

It was an emotional moment for me.

I cried. 😊

The same people that said my writing wasn’t good enough are the ones in need of me.

Actually I think it was terrible that year.
😊

I knew I have grown.

I accepted the offer and anything you see on Ynaija’s Anger tracker Blog is written by yours sincerely Mark Anthony Osuchukwu!

Dear young writer, don’t compete with anybody. Just write. Write some more and keep writing.

Nobody cares about you until they need a service you offer.

Don’t do cliques!

Be your own soldier.

Like Hymar will always tell me: “Marksman, na jungle we dey! win some, lose some and soldier on”

Understand this.

Another thing. Never expect things to go your way or work as you planned. You’ll end up disappointed.

I was speaking with Onyeka last weekend and I complained about things not working out as I planned.

He laughed and told me: “nothing works as planned. Just relax, it will be fine”

We are cursed with hope. We have hope smeared on our lips like lip gloss.

Sometimes, its only what keeps us going.

Never say never.

Have a blissful week.

Mr banks!

Whatch his interview on POSHMARILYN TV with OMALIVING Show.

Go through this link https://youtu.be/qMsAi6_UhAA

Stay inspired!!!

Marilyn Oma Anona writes: Let the Igbos present a PRESIDENTIAL candidate not candidates.

Marilyn Oma Anona

I would have said; “Read patiently” but I will say “REASON PATIENTLY!”

At the end of the day… The agitation and quest for fair play all boils down to one thing!!!

And that one thing is; “THE MANTLE OF LEADERSHIP!”

Some people, some ethnic groups feel cheated and that ethnic group is IGBO!

The north has led the nation for over 3 decades!

The SW west took over from the military in 1999 and handed over to the SS (GEJ)…
The SE is missing and feels cheated and marginalised!

And even though some people may want to deny it… This is the main reason for the agitation and when most are talking “RESTRUCTURING” they mean this!

But because they are not brave to speak, they hide behind others to scream #restructuring

We are Nigerians…
Nigeria is ours!
We have to make it work!

And for this to happen…

Something new has to be done!

Maybe this great country called Nigeria will do better when the IGBO man is given the mantle of leadership.

Maybe this great Nation called Nigeria will be more united, developed when the Igbo man becomes the leader.

I say this because where a man’s wealth lies is where his interest lies! (IGBO PROVERB) and I think the Bible also mentioned it. Anyways, I used to hear it from my late mother.

Of all the ethnic groups in Nigeria, the IGBOS have the most at stake.
Even a baby knows this and it should not be a subject for debate.

A proper and truthful survey of all the investments in all parts of the country irrespective of ethnicity will point to one ethnic group… IGBO!

Abuja
Lagos
Portharcourt
Kano
Kaduna
Jos
Ibadan
Calabar

Even unimaginable hinter lands have been developed by the Igbos not minding that originally that is not their root.

In my thinking, this is a sign that with an Igbo man of credibility in power, the unity,peace, understanding that was once associated with Nigeria will be restored.
The Igbo man does not think of his locality alone…
Many of us frown that the Igbo man does not think home…
But looking at the bigger and broader picture, it means with an Igbo man as the leader of this beautiful nation, Nigeria will be developed as a nation without any special preference for a particular region or state etc because of positions!

Don’t you think so?

Remember in 2007, the Minister for FCT,Mallam Nasir el-Rufai said IGBOS have acquired about 73 percent of landed property in Abuja. He said the IGBOS should adopt Abuja as their 6th state.
He explained that this is why the Igbos appear to have been the worst victims of the demolition exercise in the territory.
He said 68 percent of the land allocations in the FCT belong to the 19 Northern states, but in actual land ownership, 73 percent belong to the Igbos with the most aggressive in land ownership belonging to the indigenes of Anambra State, while Ebonyi is the least.

This is the same for all states in Nigeria.

The economy of the nation cannot thrive without the Igbo man.
The IGBOS hold nothing back when they go to a place to reside.
The IGBOS are the least clannish in Nigeria.

The resuscitation and beautification of the nation Nigeria may actually lie in the hand of the IGBO man.

He has the highest at stake in Nigeria. He will strive for unity, love, peace and progress.

Let the IGBOS produce a presidential candidate.
A presidential candidate not presidential candidates.

#omalivingshow

Fashion: POSH STYLE PERSONALITIES, 7 women that will inspire your fashion style.

After a long break, posh style personality is back and it features 7 great women with great sense of fashion and style.
These seven women are not just women who are doing well in their respective fields, but women who are try to always look good despite busy schedules.

Fashion is not shallow as most people think. Fashion is a way to express and introduce your self without having to say a word.

1. Nkiru Umeh known as @angelnikky on Instagram, is a nollywood actor and beauty entrepreneur.
Nkiru who is also a wife and mother knows the importance of looking good and no matter how busy and tight her schedule is, tries her best to look very good.
Her style is classy and unique. She keeps her traditional position as an Igbo woman in mind while dressing up and she emerges for events looking like a queen.

Nkiru Umeh

2. Folashade Samuels known as @mamajazzz on Instagram is a fashion entrepreneur and socialite based in the federal capital territory.
Her job reflects on her. You don’t get surprised getting to know she is a fashion expert. She gets eyes turning whenever she enters into any gathering. It’s one thing to have a great fashion sense, it’s another thing to be classy and unique. Folashade Samuels reminds us of the queen of England with her sense of style.
She is worth emulating.

Folashade Samuels

3. Ozinna Anumudu known as @ozinna on Instagram is fashion entrepreneur and the founder of the brand management consultancy called THE STYLE CONCIERGE and ozinna.com.
Her style of fashion is very easy yet very posh. Uniqueness drives her. She pulls off anything and comes out looking really great.

4. Marilyn Oma Anona known as @omalivingshow on Instagram is the next on our list. She is a media and social entrepreneur.
A TV talk show host who goes beyond the TV to make real impact in the society. Despite having such tight schedules, Marilyn knows that looking good is compulsory. She has a timeless sense of style. She is also very versatile and unique. She is not a fan of trends.

Marilyn Oma Anona

5. Nkiru Nwosu known as @lindisparkus on Instagram is a Lagos based fashion designer.She is the owner of fast growing fashion line known as CUTTIES AND SPARKUS.
she is known for always turning heads with her perfect figure and the right clothes.
She is also very versatile with her choices and ensemble.

Nkiru Nwosu

6. Cassey Bassey known as @casseybassey on Instagram is an Instagram sensation when it comes to style and great photos to showcase style.
Cassandra is a personal style blogger and stylist. She has great love for fashion and it is so glaring. She is a personal shopper and a chef.

Cassey Bassey

7. Evanny Isioma Patrick known as @evanny_patrick on Instagram is the brand ambassador of a beauty salon here in Abuja. She is also a civil servant.
Evanny is a great lover of fashion and loves to look good.

Evanny Patrick

These 7 women will turn heads at any event. Check them out on Instagram and get some style inspiration.

Stay inspired.

Salau Abimbola Geraldine writes: A poem on jungle justice.

Geraldine Salau

This poem is about jungle justice.
It’s really becoming a menace in the society.
It’s surprising that people stand and watch while a life is taken.
I hope we can all be human again.

A minute
Blissful silence at dawn,
Evening clouds harried,
Holding sway lissome days,
Clad in rivulets of blood,
Dreams in a minute distorted,
Beneath thorns and spikes
Fettered feet, mangled hands in trepidation,
Lone voice buried beneath,
Brazened in depth rings,
Admist cheering of forestrangers ,
Silent whispers sinking with gusto!

Salau Abimbola Geraldine
Award winning Poet
University of Ilorin, Nigeria.

THE CAMPAIGN AGAINST JUNGLE JUSTICE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT.

The campaign against jungle justice and sexual assault led by Marilyn Anona

Holidays over!!!
The Campaign against jungle justice is still on.
A woman shared a story of how she was almost beaten up because of 400 Naira somewhere in Abuja.
This is a woman that owns choice cars and lives in one of the high brow areas of Abuja. She tried to explain that there was no way she could have taken 400 Naira.
My goodness!!!
400 Naira.
Instead, the angry people around her didn’t want to hear. Until God showed up.
The woman who said she was looking for her 400 Naira saw the same 400 Naira in her purse.
Imagine that!
Before the money was found, they had said all sorts to her. Things like, you must have been stealing to keep this your skin and buy these expensive clothes you are wearing. Your cup is full today and we will disgrace you.
Imagine that kind of emotional torture.
People are angry for no reason. Some are even angry at the air and that’s one of the reasons why jungle justice is on the increase.
Many innocent people have died or fallen victim to jungle justice.
Let’s leave the ones who you claim deserve what happened to them.
What about the innocent people that have galled victim to jungle justice?
Jungle justice is unacceptable.
It’s getting worse by the day.
If care is not taken, it will get to a point where people start getting mobbed and lynched because of arguments and different views on issues.

CAMPAIGN AGAINST JUNGLE JUSTICE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT.

People should be responsible.
People should be concerned.

Nonchalance is not a mark of responsibility.

Nonchalance has helped to increase #junglejustice.

It doesn’t concern me…
Therefore, you just chill and watch someone mobbed and lynched!

Most times, the victim is innocent.

There was an incident in Lagos. A woman raised an alarm that her sales boy had stolen her 100,000 Naira.

Trust angry Nigerians…
They descended on this boy without even bothering to ask questions!

They beat him mercilessly and were on the verge of setting him ablaze.

While the beating was ongoing, the woman and some people were inside the shop and this woman suddenly exclaimed; “ewoooooo see the money here!”

The money was there all along but in her hastiness, she didn’t see it but concluded that a guy who had worked with her for months without stealing had stolen the money and foolish to remain in the shop.

Then another drama started…
The angry mob, again descended on the woman!

Do you see the irrationality in jungle justice?

Let’s say the money was not seen at that time…
What becomes of that innocent boy?

Many innocent people have died as a result of this barbaric practice.
It must STOP!!!

A bill should be brought up to make it a duty for persons to ensure that no jungle justice is done near them, so in essence when someone is lynched somewhere, people in that vicinity will be held accountable.
This I think will reduce these acts of barbarism considerably.

#saynotojunglejustice
#notojunglejustice
#campaignagainstjunglejustice
#omalivingshowcampaignsagainstjunglejustice
#omalivingshow

Marilyn Oma Anona writes: The journey to success is a process, don’t be fooled.

Marilyn Oma Anona
Host and producer of Omaliving Show

People should stop deceiving people and tell them the reality on ground.
Stop making life and it’s processes seem like a bed of roses and conveniently omitting the part that tells them know that ROSES have thorns too.

Some of this MOTIVATIONAL speakers are experts at ruining lives with the type of lies they tell.

Tell people the truth!

Let them understand that the process and journey to true success is a very tough one.

Stop telling them or making them believe that becoming an entrepreneur is the only thing they need to do to succeed.
Tell them the bitter truth of the tough processes involved beyond the start up capital.

I am a different kind of speaker and won’t tell you things to make you unnecessarily excited.

I will tell you about the good, the bad and the ugly!

Tell people the truth…
That is the real empowerment!
That is the real motivation!
That is the real inspiration!
MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKERS please stop lying to people.
Stop!
Let them know that LIFE IS NOT A BED OF ROSES.
Of course I know by just looking at your shoes and wristwatch but many of my age mates are not as deep.

I have been on this journey as an entrepreneur in a male dominated industry that is not so straight forward like buying and selling for some time now.

It requires patience and a long time for you to even talk of breaking even.

It requires a strong labour force made up of very passionate people.

It’s an industry that thrives on nepotism and not merit.
As such, if you don’t know A or B, you will toil and sweat even with a good product.

Ideas, talents are not even enough.

We live in a society made up of predators and people who do not support growth.

We live in a society where corporate sponsorship is a not easy to come by despite how valuable your product or idea is.

We live in a society where people only want to latch on to something that is already grown, established and popular.

Nobody supports growth.

Being an enterpreneur in this part of the world is difficult.

Motivational speakers need to let people know this.

There is a lot of work and it is not bread and butter.

Stop lying and damaging the brains of our youths.
You encourage the get rich quick syndrome.
Stop.

#omalivingshow

POSHMARILYN POETRY AND POEMS: Hopeful yet Helpless by Abimbola Geraldine Salau.

Abimbola Salau

I wrote this poem thinking about the state of society.Its really heart wrenching to see people struggle and go through all forms of humiliation just to provide daily needs.The poverty rate in Nigeria is so appalling.These individuals need help.For the Love of mankind…

POEM
‘hopeful yet helpless’
In abject poverty and squalor,
They live in immense horror,
You see them from dawn to dusk,
Faces covered in a mask,
The common man who feeds from dirt-bread crust,
The man made from dust,

From sunrise to sunset;they toil,
Tilling the soil,
Praying for rain,
Not reminiscing the pain,
They are of high spirit,even in this difficulty
But who will we find faulty?
Is it those who feed till they are bloated?
While we are starved and repressed,
Is it those converged in the assembly?
While we cry with lips cracked dry!

Alas!
It is that time,
No sooner we believe their lies,
Heads and feet in lines,
You see them with bags and bags,
But here-after we return to our rags,
Hopeful yet helpless!
Again I say! Who will we find faulty?
We need an emancipation of our minds,
An overhaul of our spirit,
In our bodies,souls and hearts,
Then and only then will we be free from these bounds.

By:Salau Abimbola Geraldine.