tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8686769.post114345566586037992..comments2014-08-13T13:14:14.054+01:00Comments on naijablog: NTA maximalismJeremy[email protected]Blogger11125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8686769.post-27239839789986354072008-07-25T21:34:00.000+01:002008-07-25T21:34:00.000+01:00Just remember that you are a guest in Nigeria. Pl...Just remember that you are a guest in Nigeria. Please stop knocking our newscasters and NTA. You don't have to watch it, please find something else to do in your spare time.Chinyerehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13921666960662567919[email protected]tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8686769.post-1168464294705377552007-01-10T22:24:00.000+01:002007-01-10T22:24:00.000+01:00I think this guy needs to get a life.Obi from Lago...I think this guy needs to get a life.<BR/><BR/>Obi from Lagos <I>aka</I> Las GidiAnonymous[email protected]tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8686769.post-1143911975178549392006-04-01T18:19:00.000+01:002006-04-01T18:19:00.000+01:00Dude I enjoy your blog alot but you are just way t...Dude I enjoy your blog alot but you are just way too critical of every moves Nigerians make. Everything they do have to go down one way or the other to you! Please just accept Nigerians for Nigerians for once danm!Abbyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/08702317139609869703[email protected]tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8686769.post-1143548732221434712006-03-28T13:25:00.000+01:002006-03-28T13:25:00.000+01:00Jeremy na wa o!Jeremy na wa o!baba sala[email protected]tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8686769.post-1143515495524646272006-03-28T04:11:00.000+01:002006-03-28T04:11:00.000+01:00JEROOOO!!!! That wa stoo funny and on point. As a ...JEROOOO!!!! That wa stoo funny and on point. As a broadcaster myself I cringe watching NTA on line. I try to watch it every other week just to remind myself of what ways I would be most useful to my country. Let me not even start with my story on how D-1 and Kenny Ogungbe on AIT Jams sealed that fate. <BR/>As for the clothes, the point of Jeremy's criticism is that they are too bawdy and distracting. Can you imagine when I was young my mum and my aunts used to tune in to the evening news just to copy Ruth Benemisia-Opia and Siene Razak Lawal's BLOUSE... I was assigned to DRAW THOSE DARN BLOUSES FOR THEM...I mean dawg c'mon.Adaurehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11424139171966423687[email protected]tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8686769.post-1143504884127875622006-03-28T01:14:00.000+01:002006-03-28T01:14:00.000+01:00Well, they do not have to wear Western clothes, bu...Well, they do not have to wear Western clothes, but I remember some fashion commentary about Siene Allwell-Brown in the 80s when the commentator commended the fashion trends of the newscasters but drew the line with finality and utter disdain if not condescension at when she put shoulder pads in the conventional buba.<BR/><BR/>We have always had the agbada (Yoruba)/babanriga (big clothes in Hausa) as part of good fashion in Nigeria; but in the third republic, those flowing gowns began to look like parachute brakes for jet fighters and the Shagari caps rivalled the Lagos skyscrapers for height.<BR/><BR/>It might have been good fashion, but it also represented the political excess and the malaise of corruption of those times.<BR/><BR/>Just as <A HREF="http://akin.blog-city.com/alexis_powerpoints_were_her_shoulder_pads_.htm" REL="nofollow">Alexis</A> and her shoulder-pads in <A HTTP://EN.WIKIPEDIA.ORG/WIKI/DYNASTY_%28TV_SERIES%29” HREF="”" REL="nofollow">Dynasty</A>, the series, represented good fashion but also the advent of the siren the epitome of what was bad about feminism.<BR/><BR/>So also, with NTA, is it about just looking good or something deeper if not too sinister and subliminal to contemplate?Akinhttp://akin.blog-city.com[email protected]tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8686769.post-1143484898234380242006-03-27T19:41:00.000+01:002006-03-27T19:41:00.000+01:00The 'maximalism' of extravangant costumes. What d...The 'maximalism' of extravangant costumes. What do you want them to wear, Western clothes?<BR/><BR/>"To amuse myself, sometimes I imagine there is highly sophisticated intent behind them." A 'highly sophisticated intent' therefore, can only be an imagined one... Please.Anonymous[email protected]tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8686769.post-1143483704129889592006-03-27T19:21:00.000+01:002006-03-27T19:21:00.000+01:00I can only concur with Nkem, the world from the Ni...I can only concur with Nkem, the world from the Nigerian perspective does not necessarily have to agree with Northern hemispheric ideas.<BR/><BR/>Just as Australians could be quite apt to turning the world upside-down to highlight the prominence of Australia against the whole wide world.<BR/><BR/>Indeed, on closer scrutiny, it is not so much about landmass but population dispersal and migration as Nkem put it.<BR/><BR/>Until we view another shocking Katrina-like episode of other places as America got shown up last year, the world is as joined up as you want it to be.<BR/><BR/>I could very well remember how I thought in primary school that the boundaries of countries were like unique far-away planets, impossible to get to, I now know better, the only boundaries that exist are the ones we put up as we fail to realise our potential by not pursuing with vigour our deepest and wildest dreams.<BR/><BR/>From that, I can read one thing about the NTA map - Never Trammel Adventure.<BR/><BR/>As for the elocution lessons that produce those bizarre accents I would recommend electrocution - they'll speak once and never again.Akinhttp://akin.blog-city.com[email protected]tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8686769.post-1143467315506436992006-03-27T14:48:00.000+01:002006-03-27T14:48:00.000+01:00Actually, on closer scrutiny, NTA is just projecti...Actually, on closer scrutiny, NTA is just projecting the current state of affairs - human migratory routes and geopolitics. <BR/><BR/>Spain is melded to Morocco by way of African immigrants crossing the Straits of Gibraltar. Lesser used routes are between Tunisia and mainland Italy, and Sicily.<BR/><BR/>You also have Indonesia joining up with Australia. Even the best efforts of Aussie premier, John Howard, can't stop people from Indonesia canoeing their way to the Australian subcontinent.<BR/><BR/>As for Scotland disappearing, what wouldn't many Englishmen give to sink the country. No Scotland would mean no "Scottish Raj" in English life, media and politics (especially West Lothian question). The UK and Normandy become one to recreate the spoils of Hastings in 1066, William the Conqueror resurrected. But more contemporary is the French move the "Anglo-Saxon" social and economic model. Like I said before, NTA is ahead of its time. One day, all maps will be like this.Nkemhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16179240558587295386[email protected]tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8686769.post-1143463040458001922006-03-27T13:37:00.000+01:002006-03-27T13:37:00.000+01:00na wah o, u this man too dey yap naija, abeg leave...na wah o, u this man too dey yap naija, abeg leave our NTA news alone ; - )ijebumanhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/02468951019512270903[email protected]tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8686769.post-1143461331442586702006-03-27T13:08:00.000+01:002006-03-27T13:08:00.000+01:00I was just about to post a blog about upside down ...I was just about to post a blog about upside down maps. NTA is and has always been a pioneer. Hail to the chief!Nkemhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16179240558587295386[email protected]