Posted by trae_z on 27th January 2005
2face Idibia might just have to swallow the words of his beloved slogan: “nothing dey happen!” Cos events of the past few weeks show that much has happened in his life. I’m sure you know by now that he was attacked by armed robbers on the 12th of January. For those who don’t know him 2face Idibia is Nigeria’s foremost R&B singer at the moment. Formerly of the group: The Plantashun Boiz, you are guaranteed to hear a 2face track playing in one house out of ten in any city you go to in Nigeria. “Proud to be African” a track he recorded along with Wyclef Jean, Faze and Sound Sultan can be heard on Wyclef’s new CD: “Welcome to Haiti. Creole 101”. He sure did tear up that track with his refrain. Infact the boy is talent personified. So you can guess how bad we all felt when we heard he’s been hospitalized as a result of the attack. Those robbers sure did mess up, they should have have gone for the money and left him unhurt. They couldn’t even respect his celebrity status! Anyway thank God he’s been discharged from the hospital and is steadily recovering. Naija na wah! We all gotta watch our back…me and my tripping over 2face sef!
Sha more happenings, also a robbery attack…according to the Police anyway. And unfortunately claiming the life of Youssoufou ‘Campos’ Samiou. The Benin’s Under 20 soccer team’s first choice keeper at the on going African Youth Championship. Police reports have it that he was killed by some men after he refused to handover his handset to them. He had sneaked away to the Beach to keep an appointment with a girl, in the evening of the same day he let in three goals as the Junior Squirrels of Benin Republic were spanked by Nigeria’s Flying Eagles. Earlier reports had it that he was killed by angry fans for his team’s poor performance. Similar to what happened to Columbia’s Andres Escobar in 1994. Talk about the devil…angry fans, thieves and tempting women…damn. R.I.P. man and good luck to our boys who are through to the final of the competition. Even though for sure most of our players are over 20. Age cheating and Africa! That’s another kettle of fish sha.
Yet another sad happening. Unilag (the University of Lagos) has been closed down. And do you know the reason why? I’ll tell you. Its cos some dumb students went on rampage and burnt down the Vice Chancellor and Dean of student’s affairs’ lodge among other school properties in the guise of a protest over their hostel fee increase, incessant power outage and the death of their Student Union President. I’m not too surprised though as it’s typical of Nigerian undergraduates (having been one myself…maybe I’m still one…how sad). It’s a case of cutting the nose to spite the face. Who looses? Everybody including the same students. If we all could think real hard and logically we would avoid most of life’s big mistakes. Well I guess to err is human/and Unilag students deserve to be flogged by Harry Truman/. Haha just tryna rhyme (winks).
Finally the last happening which luckily doesn’t leave me sadden. I was at my villa (slang for village) last week. I went with my folks to visit family members and run some things. And from my visit I sure was schooled about life in the village. It’s all about subsistence survival/farming there man; village life is just all ceremonies. People come home on the regular to bury their dead, marry, attend festivals and take titles. And the villagers hop from one place to another, getting free food and socializing in the process. And life goes on. Anyway just so that you’ll know, I’m from Anambra…yeah yeah the Obasanjo, Ngige, Chris Uba and Ogbeh shit. Makes you wanna kill them fools. Sha the state ain’t too bad despite the bad roads, and in my village the limited electricity, weak GSM connectivity (apologies to my voicemail victims) and water problems.
2face at the hospital after his attack.