Friday, 24 April 2009

Great Rules That Will Help You Remain Poor All Your Life

I know a lot of people, including myself, that could make good use of these rules and not implement them. For the benefits of the readers of this blog, read through and don't be another statistic at workshops, conferences, dialogues and summits on poverty in Africa.

1. Never wake up early: Keep stretching and turning in bed until you get too hungry to continue dozing. If there are no bedbugs, why hurry to get up.

2. Never plan how to spend your money: Whenever you get money, start spending it right away and when it is finished, try to count and recall how you spent it.

3. Don't think of saving until you have real big money: How can you save when there are huge demands? Those telling you to save are not sympathetic to your burning needs.

4. Don't engage in activities usually reserved for the "uneducated": How can you, a graduate, engage in petty trade or home- based production? That is for people who never went to school.

5. Don't think of starting a business until an angel comes from heaven and gives you capital: How do they expect you to invest before you get millions of shillings? Even though more than half the businesses in your town were started with a few hundred shillings, you as a smart person can only start with millions.

6. Complain about everything except your own attitude: Blame the system, the government and the banks that refuse to lend you money. They are all bad and do not want you to get rich.

7. Spend more than you earn: To achieve this, buy consumer products in credit and keep borrowing from friends and employer.

8. Compete in dressing: Make sure you wear the latest clothes among all the workers in your office. Whenever your neighbour buys a new phone, get one that is more expensive.

9. Get yourself a nice second- hand car that costs more than three times your annual gross pay: That will surely keep you in debt long enough to hinder the implementation of any good plans that could make you accumulate capital.

10. Give your children everything they ask for since you are such a loving parent: They should not struggle for anything because you do not want them to suffer. That way, they will grow up lazy and hence poor enough to ensure they cannot help you in your old age.

If you diligently implement these 10 great rules, you will not fail to invite poverty in great measures to your homestead. That way, all important leaders, from East or West, will spend a lot of hours thinking about you, planning how to uplift your daily expenses above one dollar. Isn't it nice to be the subject of concern of all those leaders and scholars?

Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Most Beautiful

According to a poll by Vanity Fair, Angelina Jolie, mother of six, is the most beautiful woman in the world. With 58% of the vote, Jolie far surpassed all others--model Gisele Bundchen came in second with only 9 percent of the vote. Jolie was also number one in Australia's version of the Most Beautiful People List. I got this from

Yeah right, I always wonder why on this lists where the sexiest and most beautiful, there are no Africans or hardly any blacks. Okay, in my opinion and many will agree, the most beautiful woman is Genevieve Nnaji

Friday, 3 April 2009

Because I Got High...What a Pothead for a Role Model

Many youths in Africa are trying hard to break into musical stardom...some have succeeded while others are still in that category referred to as "upcoming". While we may seem to copy from the stars in US, Europe, below is a perfect example of celebrity life. I even wonder why this guy is not charged before a court of law for seeming to endorse a drug habit/addiction.It is also scary that young people look at such a guy as a role model or admire him and his ways. Paying taxes is a obligation that any citizen abide with...though in Africa, most of it ends in the fatsos' pockets and bank accounts and not where it is meant to go!

Despite recent reports that the rapper is so broke that his 2008 Lincoln Navigator was repossessed to pay back taxes, Method Man — insists his cash flow is just fine. In fact, he says, his penchant for marijuana is to blame for the mishap.

Citing the Wu Tang member for being $52,503 in arrears on his personal income taxes, the state Department of Taxation showed up at the Staten Island native’s home at 6 a.m. March 19 with “four NYPD cops and the repo team,” Meth told us. “I knew why they were there. It wasn’t like ‘Oh my God! Noo!! Don’t take it!’ like it is on that TV show [Operation Repo]. I was half-dressed, and it was so early that I just said, ‘Okay, you’re taking the truck. ... Aight.’”

The back story, according to the rapper, is simple.

“Myself, I’m a pothead,” he said on the set of a video shoot for his new album, Blackout 2, with Redman. “It’s no secret. Everyone knows that. I go on the road and forget everything else. Sure, [the tax department] sent letters to my house saying, ‘We need this money.’ They started sending them in 2002.

Here it is, 2009, and I never paid this s— because I don’t think like that!”

“I could have easily just written them a check for whatever amount, but no — I waited until they knocked on this door and were like, ‘We got your truck and we outta here,’ ” he laughed.

“Now I’m thinking we’ve gotta get our truck back, which means I have to get all my paperwork together,” the rapper continued. “That means days of going through mail, ’cause I got mail like woah.

"I’ve found checks from 2005 that have never been opened yet. And we’re talking a significant amount of money! But I never opened [the tax department’s] letters ... so this is how the tax man came to Meth’s house and took his truck. Not because I was broke! I got plenty of money!”

When we referenced the famous Afroman song “Because I Got High,” Method Man just laughed.

“Exactly!” he said. “Because I got high, I forgot to pay. It was stupid. I’m an idiot for that.”

Source: New York Daily News