One of the things that upsets me about life is negativity especially from people you may refer to as 'your people'. I'm talking about the negative attitude of our fellow Nigerians to the rise of entertainment and social initiatives. Constantly there is an undertone of "Ah! Now everyone wants to sing", "Scheww so now anyone can be a model", "Everyone wants to start an organization". It upsets me because I would expect encouragement from people. No I'm not referring to criticism. Criticism is constructive and can be productive. Negativity on the other hand is just hateful and blinded. I refuse to call it 'hating' because I feel like the word has been misused. We're always on about how 'The youth are the future' and when the youth decide to follow their dreams, the tale becomes that we follow a 'herd-mentality'. So what if there is a rise of musicians in Nigeria? Isn't that a good thing? The fact that young people are being inspired by others to follow their own hearts does not necessarily mean they are copying/duplicating other artistes. It can mean that they finally REALISE that they CAN do it. And Personally, that excites me....
That being said, I introduce an initiative of my friend Ada Umoefia, a future architect. She has a wonderful idea of rebuiding Nigeria, one sector at a time. It's called 'WeBuilt:Nigeria'.
The idea I found most interesting is rebuilding the market stalls in Nigeria using pre-farbicated pieces such that as we are used to IKEA ways of cutting pieces together, it wouls be easy to put together the pieces of a Market Stall, that can be easily folded away.This table is called the 'CarryGo' Table. Amazing idea..Truly amazing... Here's Ada demonstrating the 'Carry Go' Table 'Click here'
|Ada in her WeBuilt Shirt|
|CarryGo Table Version 1|
|CarryGo Table Version 2|
|Ada demonstrates setting up a CarryGo Table|
Impressive? I know. Who are we kidding? This is unbelievable. Imagine the increased safety with these where there are no rusty tetanus-infected nails sticking out of market tables. Think about the security a vendor has with taking his/her portable stall at the end of the market day. You know what? Just go to Webuilt.org to find out more about this and how you can help. You definitely want to be a part of this amazing idea. She's looking for volunteers to participate in this activity. The volunteers even get free 'WeBuilt' Shirts. Yay! I'm hoping I can be a part of the execution because there's nothing that gets me going more that philantropy; a concept I hope to fully support in the Nigerian workplace when I go back. In the spirit of support, My friends and I threw on WeBuilt shirts...
Let's look past the uncertainty and support young people with ideas for Nigeria whether innovative or conventional. We have one goal.... at the end of it all, let's boast the WeBuilt:Nigeria.
|Spotted: Miss Lohi in a Dione Mauve Dress|
|Just cuz I wanted to show off my new pants! Love them....|
|Some conservative variation of the Dutty Wine...lol. Spot the Dione Mauve 'Oma' Brooch|
|Gravity can't keep me down|
|This can totally be a Watch Commercial...|
|See No Evil, Speak No Evil|
On another note, It's Ash Wednesday Today. If you can, go and GET BRANDED with the cross of your forehead. Can't wait. I love it when people stare at me walking around. I look at them like yeah #iRepChristianity.
My Complete look...Basket Purse, Blazer, Dione Mauve Brooch, Oxfords et al!
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Have a beautiful rest of the week people! Be Positive!