Do I begin by tendering an apology for my absence from my duty post in over a month? I have been AWOL and I hope I will not be court marshalled. Please forgive me.
What's in a name? Would a rose still smell as sweet if it is called by any other name?
Names are very important. They are like identity tags, they are confessional statements telling of hopes of a preferred future, they tell of the depth of parental love and the circumstances surrounding ones birth, for some people, even believe that ones personality or character can be determined from ones name.
In almost all African cultures, much consideration is usually given in naming children.
Many African names carry great meaning. I know that Yoruba names carry great meanings. That's why for the life of me, I can't understand the new trend for misspelling names by young people these days.
Why would someone named Adeoluwa ( The Crown of God), prefer to spell their name as 'Hardayholowar', Ololade is now spelt as 'Hololarday'.
Can someone help me understand the rationale for this absurd attitude. To me, this alternative mode of spelling Yoruba names robs the name of its meaning and very 'razz'. I say 'razz' because in trying to pronounce the the names as they are spelt forces one to emphasize the wrong syllables. When Adeoluwa is spelt as 'Hardayholowar', the vowel sound 'a' is wrongly emphasized by the unnecessary addition of the 'h' sound which is wrong and it encourages what is known as the 'mother tongue influence' in diction.
I hope this fad would pass over quickly. Our Yoruba names are lovely and bestow much grace on the bearer. Misspelling them makes rubbish of that grace.
Tuesday, 14 October 2014
Monday, 1 September 2014
our laughter will be
This is our month of laughter!!!
Everyday of this new month we will all have brand new reasons to laugh in Jesus name.
Oya, type in your 'Amen', if you agree with me.
Sunday, 17 August 2014
Evil always tries to overcome good. The devil employs a myriad of strategies in trying to conquer humanity but 'we are not ignorant of his devices' - 2Cor 2:11(KJV).
In Ephesians 6:11, we are charged to:
Put on the whole armour of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. - KJV
Saturday, 16 August 2014
Some of the things I read in the news just glides off my mind. I tend to take them as stuff that happen to other people, until someone close to me shares a similar experience.
About a month ago, I read in the papers, a sad story of a successful business woman who was brutally murdered in her home by her young boyfriend, who then ran off with her money and other belongings. The story was so moving that I began to wonder at the price some women pay for love and acceptance.
Sunday, 10 August 2014
Yay people, It is the month of August - our month of Extravagant Praise!!!
To be honest, when I first heard, in church, that it is our month of Extravagant Praise, my initial reaction was - "huh"? My mind went straight to my 2014 goals and how I've been yet to accomplish much of my set objectives this year.
But guess what?
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But guess what?
Wednesday, 6 August 2014
Hello peeps, hope you are feeling cool but not too cold eh?
There has been so much information going around these days about what to do and what not to do to stay alive. Someone was telling me about an email she received on the dangers of women using soap to wash their privates and while we were discussing, she got two more emails about other health warnings. We then began to list all the don't do this don't do that emails we have received or heard about, I'm telling you it was a pretty long list and if one was to follow every advice life would be pretty miserable indeed.
Tuesday, 5 August 2014
Hi y'all, hope you're enjoying the cool weather we are having lately. This is my favorite season of the year, so if you are one of those people that cant stand the cold, please bear with us, your sunshine will be back soon.
I absolutely do not like anything gory and I guess that's why I've steered clear of any discussions about the Ebola Virus Disease that is currently affecting parts of Africa and now Nigeria :( .