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July 19, 2019

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Thursday, July 18, 2019

July 18, 2019

The Art of saying NO!

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A friend of mine didn't have a browsing phone a while ago. His phone had been stolen so he was gifted a small Tecno phone with the double SIM card feature. After some months, he gathered some funds and got a Redmi Note 7 when he came to stay at my place. Yeah, you can check it out, its a beautiful phone. Anyway, the implication of him getting a new phone meant he didn't have use for the Tecno phone anymore. I was using an iPhone which obviously had  just one SIM port and I had three SIM cards, don't ask me what I was doing with three SIM cards, I just had three SIM cards.

So I jumped on the Techno phone without asking him, and put my other two SIMS, and he just watched me. He didn't say a word. I went on to use the phone for two weeks. Fast forward to when he was finally leaving, my best friend took the phone, removed the SIMs on the phone and just walked off. I begged and begged but he just said an emphatic NO! I escorted him off to the bus-stop hoping he'd give in to my puppy eyed pleas, but he stood his ground and I felt so bad. That same day, I took some money, and off to the market I went, and got a phone with a two SIM card feature. 

So, my friend is the villain, right? I mean, he didn't need the phone, obviously someone else needed it. So why not give me? Well, that statement up there reeks of entitlement. He is my best friend, yes, but he owes me nothing! I said it. Nothing!

A lot of businesses and relationships fail because of a certain person could not say no to a close one. Moreso, the individual who should have said no stands to loose more. He looses his rest of mind and resentment also builds in him. A brother begs his sibling for some building materials on credit, which logically, the sibling knows he can't pay back. But yet, he gives the materials on loan simply because he's family. He ends up not getting paid on the long run. His loss. And he begins to resent his brother for pulling a fast one on him. 

Or it could stem from something as petty as a girlfriend wearing her boyfriend's sweater when she came around to spend some time. He's boiling because its a special sweater given to him by his mum before she passed, and knowing girlfriends and their entitlement to their boyfriends things, he might never get his sweater again. But he keeps shut, because that is what is expected of a boyfriend. She takes the sweater, maybe promising to return it, but she never did return it. Resentment grows because he's missing his momma and he doesn't have a sweater to go back to for an imaginary hug. Little by little, he begins to pick faults with her and on the long run, a relationship ends just because he could not say no.

Or a scenario of boy likes girl, girl doesn't like boy. She doesn't want to say no because they have been friends for so long. So she dates him and shes unhappy. They ended up breaking up on a bad note, and resentment arises. Years of friendship gone because she could not say no.

First off, we need to tackle that demon called entitlement. The moment you understand that absolutely nobody in this world  owes you anything, and the things you get from anyone should be appreciated instead of expected, you find that you are on your way to emotional freedom. Cultural norms push most people to be 'yes men'. This is because people get scared of losing relationships. But the fact remains that anyone who roots for your well-being will stay no matter what. My friend collecting that phone did hurt me, but he needn't give me an explanation before collecting the phone from me, which he did by the way, because it was his in the first place. A favor is just that. A favour. The moment you are arm twisted to give anything, resentment builds on your part, and actually, scientists have found that resentment, sadness, anger, are possibly some of the causes of some crazy diseases like cancer.

Saying no, not only gives you peace of mind, but also helps the other person to stand on his/her feet and probably be understanding. If the brother had told his sibling that he couldn't sell on credit simply because the costs were too great, the sibling might get hurt and resent him later, but he'd later find a more financially friendly way to complete his house. Or if the boyfriend had stood his ground and collected his sweater, carefully explaining why, a caring and intelligent girlfriend will understand. If she doesn't, then good riddance, less toxicity in his life.  

The potentiality of these 'favors' doing you more harm than good, should be able to inform you on your decision making. You might be giving out something that will cost you, and you have absolutely no idea how you'd bear the cost. The best thing is to say no. People ask favors not to better your life but to better their own lives. Saying no will also build your confidence as well as give room for honesty. Over-committing will drain you like a weed in the desert on the long run. Be firm when saying no. This doesn't mean you should be a 'no man'. It just means you should know when to draw the line, and you will be on the path to elation. That's one secret successful business men wield. Relationships might end because you said no, mine didn't and he's still my best friend by the way, but you get to live with making the right decision for yourself. Emphasis on yourself.

Finally, I end with this quote."The world is brutal, self centered and everyone is concerned about his life. To carve a niche for yourself, you must learn to be 'unemotional' and non sentimental, tactical, without an entitlement mentality because no one owes you anything. The beginning of personal liberation is when you realize that no one owes you anything. If anyone does good to you, it is a privilege that should be appreciated and not expected."

You can use the comment box below and share your views on your experiences on saying yes when you should be saying no. Thanks for reading through.
July 18, 2019

Lion King Premieres Tonight

The Lion King
Mufasa and Simba
After much anticipation, Lion King premieres in cinemas tonight. The movie, whose first adaptation was produced in 1994, after 23 years is finally here again with a new look. The movie centers on a young cub who lost its father at an early age due to his 'disobedience'. Unbeknownst to Simba, other circumstances led to its father's death. Shouldering the guilt, he saunters off to a care-free life.

The casts,however are quite phenomenal. In the first adaptation, James Earl Jones
, who was most notably used as the voice of Darth Vader in the Star Wars franchise, was also the voice of Mufasa in the original movie. He has lent his voice, once again to the new movie as Mufasa. Other stars in the movie are Donald Glover as Simba, Beyonce Knowles as Nala, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar. 

Beyonce also curated and produced the tracks in the franchise, titled "The Lion King: The Gift". The album will be released on the 19th of July,  2019

The Trailer:
It’s almost time. See TONIGHT.


July 18, 2019

De Ligt is officially a Juventus Player

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Juventus have completed the €75 million (£68m/$84m) signing of centre-back Matthijs de Ligt from Ajax on a five-year contract.

De Ligt agreed personal terms with Juventus last week that will see the defender earn €12m (£11m/$13m) per season - €8m in basic salary with €4m in bonuses.

And the 19-year-old has now finalised his move to Juve, who have seen off competition from a host of Europe's top clubs, including Barcelona, Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain.

He arrived in Turin on Tuesday and underwent a medical on Wednesday ahead of the completion of his move.

For Juventus, De Ligt is the club's seventh signing of the transfer window as they look to win their first Champions League title since the 1995-96 season.

Adrien Rabiot, Aaron Ramsey and Gianluigi Buffon have been brought in on free transfers, while Luca Pellegrini was purchased from Roma, Merih Demiral arrived from Sassuolo, and Cristian Romero was signed from Genoa.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

July 17, 2019

Gospel Music: Alaabo Mi- Moyosore Agboola (Prod. Boadray)

"Alaabo Mi" by Moyosore Agboola is a song that gives Gods every needed credit for all his faithfulness unto mankind.

The song further dwells on how magnificent Gods unfading love and mercy over men can be.

"Omo alase" delivered exceptionally on this well laced instrumentation by "Boadray".

This song will definitely bless you. (This song is commemorating the birthday of this amazing music minister)

Listen and be blessed...

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July 17, 2019

Commuters outcry: 'Agbeors' charge Logistics vehicles unlawfully

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The emergence of oRide, Gokada, Uber, Bolt and other logistics company have reduced the strain of transportation issues in Lagos state. Most Lagosians on the mainland, preferably, would go for oRide or Gokada due to the ability of bikes to navigate through traffic jams which are characteristic in Lagos.

However, reports have been pouring out that some associations in Lagos generally known as agberos have been waylaying these riders to pay association dues, not bearing in mind that these companies have also paid taxes to the government thereby incurring losses by paying unnecessary dues.

Lagosians have, thereby, been making pleas to the state government for these associations to be scrapped or at the very least, these companies who are out to make life better for the citizens should be protected
Below is one of many, who was accosted by these association agents and was forced to pay a certain ticket fee.

  1. Lagos is definitely not ready for business. Agberos right now stopping oride, gokada and maxng bikes in Ojuelegba. They want the riders to pay N500 for a N100 ticket My trip has been canceled

July 17, 2019

(Free Beat) Rich Prince ft Barry Jhay - Akoredele Verse Challenge

Artiste should Stand a chance of winning 60k prize on AKOREDELE VERSE CHALLANGE

Interested artiste should download AKOREDELE: Richprince ft Barry Jhay with free verse and drop a verse on space put on the song

Post a video of your verse singing or rapping (studio recording or just vibe on the beat)

Post your entry with the hashtag #AKOREDELEVERSECHALLANGE
Follow and mention @iam_richprince @therealbarryjhay @richprince_fanpage..

Best video will be selected and reposted by @iam_richprince.

The entry with the highest like and comments will be chosen

1st will be given 40k
2nd will be given 20k

The challenge closes on the 30th of July and winner will be announced on @iam_richprince fanpage

Click below to download the song with free verse

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July 17, 2019

Wizkid's third baby mama Walks

Wizkid and Jada

Jada Pollock, Wizkid"s third baby mams alleged that star boy beats her up and she has left him for good.
On the 16th of july 2019 ,which marked the 29th birthday of wizkid popularly known as the African star boy. He and Jada had a relationship and she worked for his management also. 

"From today I and Ayo no longer work together. I've been in an abusive relationship with him for years covering for him time and time again. And I'm tired. Wiz continuously puts his hand on me, leaves me with bruises that I cover up from the world including my family and friends. It often feels like we are war in the same house. I have done all I can do to keep this all together but from today I let go. You can support someone as much as you can but at some point, you have to value yourself. I can't raise my son in this kind of environment," she wrote.

Pulse reached out to Wizkid's manager, Sunday Are for a statement and he declined to comment on the issue. Wizkid's second baby mama, Binta Diallo was among the early birds who commented on Jada's post on Instagram.

July 17, 2019

Arsenal agree deal for Versatile Brazilian

Everton playing for Gremio

Reports claim that Arsenal have agreed a deal worth of  €36 million for Gremio star Everton Soares. The Brazilian star came to limelight in the just concluded Copa America competition filling in for an injured Neymar, and becoming the tournament's top scorer award.

Everton winning the top scorer award in Copa America 2019

Arsenal have been rumoured to have agreed a deal for the star striker with Italian outfit Gremio and the club doctors will be flying to Brazil where he is taking a break after an illustrous Copa America campaign.  Arsenal's technical director, Edu, reportedly met with his agent, Gilmar Veloz and sealed the deal after negotiations.

The 23 year old left winger, whose market value as at May 28 was €20 million, will most likely leave Gremio for €25 million plus €11 million in add-ons.

July 17, 2019

De Ligt arrives in Turin: Juventus Confirms

            De Ligt arriving Turin

The Old Lady confirmed the arrival of the young, highly rated, defender in Turin. The 19 year old Ajax captain is reported to be completing his move to Juventus on a deal worth  75 million. With Andrea Barzagli leaving in the summer, they have replaced the 38-year-old with  the signing of three rising stars this summer.

Juventus announced his arrival in Turin with a series of videos:

De Ligt is expected to complete his medical on Wednesday and could still join the squad on their pre-season tour of Asia. Maurizio Sarri would sure be delighted with the signing of De Ligt as it is a solution to the problem of the aging defenders in the squad. The Bianconeri had signed Cristian Romero, 21, who will spend the 2019-20 season on loan at Genoa, and Merih Demiral, 21, who will most likely stay in the club and learn from both Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci. 
Sarriball depends on defenders who are good passers of the ball, and Matthijs excels in that aspect boasting a passing accuracy of 89.3 per cent last season, a stat most midfielders struggle to garner. He is also a good addition in terms of goals, scoring seven goals across all competitions, a high tally for a young defender.