Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Hiya,

So I'm a huge fan of the keto lifestyle. I've been on and off it for a while now. It basically is a Low carb, high fat lifestyle. That means no rice, potatoes, yams, garri etc while you eat a lot of healthy fats like coconut oil,  butter (not margarine) real butters like Kerrygold, Lurpark, Presidente etc.

I love cooking so I enjoy the process of trying out new things. I've always craved these breakfast muffins but never really gotten round to making them. So this morning I decided I was going to make them and I have to admit they were absolutely amazing. I had 3 and I can't wait to have them for  breakfast tomorrow.




Ingredients
5 eggs
Full cream
Spinach
Seasoning ( I used a brand called Adobo & dry pepper)
Bacon
Pork sausage
Spring onion, onion, green pepper, yellow pepper
Half a tomatoe

Directions
1. Fry the bacon and then brown the pork sausage and mash. Chop the bacon into little pieces. Set aside
2. Stir fry the vegetables (these Vegas actually have carbs in them so use as little as possible)
3. Stir fry the spinach too.
4. Combine all above
5. Whisk the eggs together and add to the sausage/veg/bacon mixture
6. Add some cream and grate some cheese in there.
7. get your muffin tray and put the mixture in.
8. Dice your tomatoes in little cubes and place one in each tray. You could also use whole cherry tomatoes but they are solo expensive.
9. Oven should be preheated, bake at 170 degrees for about 20 - 30 mins.

Serve as desired. Store by putting in a ziplock bag and keeping in the fridge.

It tasted amazing - pop them into the microwave whenever you want to have them.
Total carb content of the entire batch - less than 6g. For each muffin 6g 0.5g carb. The beautiful thing about this is you could probably try with different veggies - cabbages, cauliflower, zucchini etc.

PS: a cup of garri contains about 75g of carbohydrate lool!



Sunday, 6 November 2016

Hey guys,

In this episode, Zibby talks about legendary Nigerian activist and educator, Mrs Olufunmilayo Ransome Kuti.  A Lenin Peace Prize winner, she was the mother of Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti. Mrs Kuti was the first Nigerian fermale to drive a car, and was a prominent activist who was part of the group who negotiated for Nigeria's independence. She fought for Nigerian women to have the riht to vote and forced a king to abdicate his throne due to excessive taxing of women.                             Nigerian Footballer Kanu Nwankwo and his achievements are discussed. Kanu is the most decorated African Footballer of all time. The Kanu Heart Foundation has given a new lease on life to thoudands all over Africa. The Kanu Nwankwo Soccer Academy in Canada is also letting young people live out their dreams and building them up or a career in football.                                                                       


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Sunday, 30 October 2016

Hello everyone,

In this episode, Zibby talks about Nigerians making giant strides in areas as diverse as medicine and IT, as well as charity work. Tom Ilube, was this past week listed as the most influential black man in the UK. Nigerian doctor in the US, Dr A perfformed ground breaking surgery delivering a baby twice. It's coronation month in the ancient city of Benin, as we delve into the Benin Kingdom.  Let's see how well our contestant this week, Radio Show Host KO does :)


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Friday, 28 October 2016

So there's been a lot of speculation about why Beyoncé will not be seen with Kim, and why their kids will never have a play date. So after a lot of research, I drew up a list of the reasons why.

1. She finds it hard to forget Kim's rise to fame - that famous tape. ( It's okay- we can't either)

2.  She finds the Kardashian clan depraved and without morals (I mean they were pleased to allow an under aged child (Kyle) date a full grown man - child ( Tyga)

3. She is not letting her man (Jay Z) hang out with known man stealers. Just ask Chyna, Amber and Lamar's ex wife.

4. She doesn't want Blue To have a distorted image of beauty.

5. She is a famously private person and doesn't need to unknowingly make an appearance on their reality TV shows.

6. She is still reeling from Kanye attacking a very young Taylor Swift - making her look really bad. (We know how much Bee loves her image)

7. She is worried about her conversations with the Karadshian-Wests being leaked onto social media. (Poor Taylor Swift- again)

8. She remembers how Kim put up controversial posts after an awards show, which led to John Legend apologising and issuing a disclaimer.

9. She is worried that when Kanye runs out of people to attack, he will turn to her family. ( Bee was right, it's happening now - Kanye attacking Jay on stage)

10. She is worried about the paparazzi craze and sensitive security info being leaked ( It's happened - the Paris heist)

Okay we said 10 but there are a lot more

11. She and Jay both know Kanye is obsessed with her - you know how obsession could potentially lead to serious crimes like stalking and even murder.

12.  She's not about to let her mama- given curves be tainted by Kim's doctor mounded curves.

13. She really can't remember what Kim does for a living. After all these years, it might be awkward to ask.

14. She doesn't want to see random videos of Blue on snapchat.

15. She knows Solange can't stand Kim, she can't risk another elevator bout.

16. Her man Jay is from the street. He can't trust Kanye who ditched Damon Dash in 5 seconds. ( that's fine, we wouldn't trust him too)

17. Did we mention the tape? Okay that's worth at least 3 reasons.

18. The tape

19. The tape

20. She can't stand how Kim looks like she is about to drool when she talks. Eeeeew! ( We hate it too)

Okay the final Straw - Did Kanye really crop Beyonce's soulmate Solange out of a picture only so Kim could be in it? Uh, Heeeel Nooo!

Saturday, 22 October 2016

Hello everyone,

In this episode, Zibby talks about the Chibok girls who have regained their freedom. She also talks about Ken Saro Wiwa and his fight for human and environmental rights for his people, the Ogoni region of Rivers state. King Sunny Ade makes an appearance as a vital topic on Naija 101 - where you can learn about Nigeria. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is mentioned as she has been signed up to face of Boots No 7 range. Nigerian journalists are also mentioned with their contribution to society. Let's see how well our contestant this week, Radio Show Host Kofi Bartels does :)


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Sunday, 16 October 2016

Hello everyone.
In this episode, Zibby talks about the healthcare from all over the world and the massive influence that Nigerian doctors have worldwide. From being doctors to American Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to Bennet Omalu who discovered CTE and had a major hollywood movie after him. The Nigerian Passport Quiz aka ITK corner
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Sunday, 9 October 2016


Hey guys,
this is episode 2 of Nigeria Untold. Zibby talks about the link between Game Of Thrones and Things Fall Apart, Chimamanda Adichie , a new game show is introduced in this episode - The Nigerian Passport Quiz aka ITK corner
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Saturday, 1 October 2016

Happy independence day!
I'm so pleased to introduce you to my new podcast, Nigeria Untold!
I'ts a show about highlighting the positive Nigeria the world never shows you.
This is the launch episode, please subscribe for new episodes every Sunday,at 6pm.

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Tuesday, 27 September 2016

It's still a few more days till the new podcast is launched (1st October)
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Friday, 23 September 2016

I'm bursting with joy right now.
I'm so excited and it's finally the right time to share this.
I've been planning a spin-off podcast from my parent show, Yhe ZIBBY Show but somehow it's being very difficult. Finding the right time, resources and everything has been absolutely crazy.
Finally I've decided to make time for myself and my passions and yes, it is here finally!
A brand new podcast called "Nigeria, Untold"

Sadly over the last 10 maybe 15 years or so, Nigeria has been represented terribly in the world media. And the world seems to have forgotten the amazing Nigerians who have done so much for themselves and the society in so many ways.

This show is about Nigeria and Nigerians. The great nation which I call home. The Nation that has given me so many amazing people to look up to. People who have paved the way for us. It's time to make them proud, like our anthem says "the labour of our heroes past shall never be in vain".

We will shove it in the worlds face that Nigeria and Nigerians are great.

Nigeria, Untold launches on Saturday 1st October, 2016. It is a weekly podcast and will be broadcast every Sunday after the launch.

Please join the countdown and support Nigeria, Untold by spreading the word to your family. Friends and even your haters.

Thank you for your continued support.
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Saturday, 17 September 2016

Nkechi glanced at her watch quickly before turning her attention back to the huge stack of photocopies she had to complete before the end of the work day. She had basically been at her desk since 8am with nothing to do. There had been no electricity and the heat in her corner of the cramped office had been unbearable. She had fanned herself incessantly with an old magazine she had found on the bus, heading to work that morning. It was a foreign magazine which was a few years old, but she didn't mind. She let herself get lost in the magic of the glossy pages and in her minds eye, she could see herself on the pages. It had made her smile and even while the other passengers had shrieked at the driver's sudden braking, she remained oblivious.

She cursed under her breath, as she adjusted the fan to directly face her. NEPA couldn't have brought back power at a worse time. That fan was so old it creaked and squeaked as the blades moved. It blew a gust of hot, dusty air directly into her face. She sneezed and cursed her boss, Mr Kayode. He had an excellent AC in his office and a rechargeable standing fan, so it was okay for him to stay in there and do what ever it was he did. She had heard from the office gossip mill that the AC in the general office had not worked in years, although funds had been released for a replacement. The mill had further claimed that the money had been used to pay Mr Kayode's tailor for 15 new outfits, to accommodate his rapidly growing waistline.

It was a shame that NEPA could not even provide steady power in a government office, she thought as she shook her head. She had gone into her boss's office to tell him she was leaving at exactly 4:55pm, when the power had been restored. He had ordered her, with a smirk way to do the massive stack of photocopies before NEPA struck again. She decided it would be a waste to argue, as Mr Kayode seemed like he had been at the bottle again. She perceived the harsh smell of the brandy and spotted the bottle at the edge of the desk. She nodded in affirmation and left the office.

She sighed softly to herself. The work day was over, yet she was stuck here for at least another hour. She sighed again. These photocopies could have waited till the next day. Now she would miss her regular bus, with the grumpy driver who seemed to always be angry at the world. With bloodshot eyes, He would always shout and curse other drivers, pedestrians, passengers and and even his young conductor. The conductor was the total opposite of the driver. He seemed to be in good spirits all the time and had a permanent smile on his face, exposing his crooked yellow teeth. He wore the same camouflage T-shirt everyday she had taken the bus, since she resumed work in the city just three months ago. Even when he got teased or insulted by the driver or passengers, he would laugh as if he were being told a joke by an old friend.she wondered why the conductor wore those plastic beads around his waste all the time, clearly visible as he never wore a belt.....
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PS: This is an excerpt from a book I'm currently writing. I'll keep putting up more parts of it from time to time. I hope you enjoy it. Feedback is always appreciated.

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Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Ever heard a name and you had to turn around to take a glance? It happens a lot. Sometimes the source of the name is sought, or other times the bearer of that name. There are different reasons why this happens. Some names sound very pretty and exotic, while others make you wonder what were you thinking?

The truth is sometimes it's quite difficult to get an adequate name for a child, I mean how are we certain that the child could possibly carry that name? Imagine if a child was named Jesus, wouldn't there be immense responsibility on that child to try to be Christ like? And have some amazing super human qualities? Or what if some one was named Lucifer, would there always be some sort of negative and recoiling effect people would have just seeing that person or mentioning his name?

Sometimes you hear a name and you immediately think wow, what a beautiful name. And other times, it's aww poor child or maybe an outright laugh. (Don't judge me, we have all done it) while reading Ken Saro Wiwa's "A Forest Of Flowers", there is a story about a man who is so disillusioned with the world, he decides to name his child "If God Na Man People No For Chop". The Priest in charge of christening out rightly refuses to name the child this and after a lot of back and forth, they reach a compromise and the child is named "If God Na Man".

Early this year in the UK, a judge restricted a woman from naming her child "Cyanide" saying that the name could cause the child a lot of pain and suffering in future. I guess it could, I mean imagine being named after a dangerous poison which had been used for centuries to kill people. I have a relative called Endurance, which I rank as one of the worst names in the world. That name in my opinion symbolises pain, suffering and basically nothing good. The word endure is only used when people are going through difficult times. I guess the problem of choosing a name is a worldwide problem.

There are also people and traditions that believe a child's name has a huge impact on the way they turn out. They say certain names have a powerful effect while others have a negative and detrimental affect. I know of some people who have changed their names or surname sin adulthood as they say the names had negative effects. It's funny because 2 of such people who I know personally who changed their names were actually very intelligent and seemed to be doing quite well in their endeavours. And I also know of some who have very positive names and well, their traits are a total opposite of their names.

Humans are not the only group who need to properly named. Even pets need adequate names. I remember as kids, we made sure all our dogs were named in a pattern - the last letter of their names had to be a Y. Sometimes people want a girl name for a pet animal, while others prefer a more mean name for a fiercer animal.

Even establishments like businesses, churches and schools also need to be named with a lot of thought. On the church scene, there seems to be a competition to see who can name their church the most ridiculous title. Some leave a bad taste while others are just ridiculous. At least to others.

But is it possible that after some time, a ridiculous name is likely to be accepted?

What are the criteria you would use to name a child? Would you consider changing your name if it had some sort of negative undertone? Do you believe the name of a person had an effect on how they turn out?

Are you a 100% satisfied with your name?

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Monday, 22 August 2016

Hey guys!

This is a new episode of The Zibby Show Podcast.

On this episode of The Zibby Show podcast, it's all about the Olympics!
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Thursday, 11 August 2016

No Longer At Ease is a book written by Chinua Achebe. I first read Arrow of God many years ago, maybe when I was 10 and I remember the frustration I felt that I had a torn copy with missing pages, which did not contain the end. I kept thinking about it for years till I found a complete version but weirdly enough, I didn't remember much about the 2nd time I read it.

I found a lovely website which had an e copy of the book and I could not wait to read it again. I finally read it a few days ago and let's say this time I devoured it word by word.

Obi Okonkwo is a young man, about 25 years old who moved from his village secondary school, straight to university in England thanks to a scholarship fund by his community, Umofia. If Umofia sounds familiar, it is. Okonkwo, the major character from Achebe's earlier novel "Things Fall Apart" hails from Umofia and is in fact Obi's grandfather. Obi's father is Nwoye, Okonkwo's first son whom he had disowned for following the ways of the white man. I love how  Achebe takes us back subtly to "Things Fall Apart", without actually delving into much detail.

Obi is struggling to adapt to a Nigeria he does not recognise, one newly filled with corruption and people of questionable character. Growing up in a very protective bubble from his rather protective and almost overzealous Christian father, Obi finds it hard to integrate into the new corruption he finds engulfing Nigeria. He falls in love with a rather independent and unapologetic Clara, who unfortunately is deemed unsuitable by his family and community, as she is an osu.

Obi finds himself torn between love and duty - to his family, his country and to himself. It is a battle which sadly, seems to consume Obi. Some important issues picked up on are listed below;

1. Obi's father became a Christian & rejected his own father Okonkwo and the ways of their ancestors deeming them as barbaric. He however has not fully let go of the ways of his fathers, as he rejects Clara, showing that he is still a slave to tradition.

2. Obi is under immense pressure. As a young graduate who has studied abroad, he is expected to behave and look a certain way, pay for his siblings fees and basically take care of the family and community. This pressure is still mounted on individuals even 50+ years later, in African societies. Obi is fighting a battle with who he is and who is is expected to be, as everyone has different expectations of him.

3. Poverty is a recurring theme in this book. Obi's parents in the village are struggling to make ends meet, starving and poor. The villagers who offered him the "scholarship" are all poor. In fact, Obi who is living the Nigerian dream- studying in the UK and working for the government as a senior civil servant- is actually quite poor. Evidence of his poverty is shown by his old friend Joseph bringing drinks for the mourners who come to visit Obi as he knows Obi can not afford it.

4. There is the attitude of the colonial Europeans in Africa who seem to love only a certain part of Africa. People like Obi's boss, Mr Green love the uneducated Africans who need, seek and crave their approval. However these same men hate the educated and enlightened African as they are a threat to their pseudo sense of superiority. This has not changed.

I really loved watching Obi's struggles, not because I am mean but because it shows he is human.
I loved how Okonkwo's shadow looms over Obi and his father Isaac (Nwoye) though it doesn't overshadow them, and their characters are explored. Okonkwo is a massive character that I inadvertently kept trying to compare Isaac (Nwoye) and Obi to him.

I kept trying to imagine how Okonkwo would have reacted if he was in certain scenes in this book. I believe Obi's explosive reaction at the meeting when the President quizzes him about his plans to marry an osu bride would definitely have made Okonkwo proud. However the Obi who seems defeated and resigned to fate reminds me of Unoka, Okonkwo's father.


And what exactly was the verdict in Obi's case at the end? We can only guess, as only one person knows the answer to that question and sadly, he can't tell us any more. We can only imagine.

Have you read this book? What did you think of it? I would love to read your views. Please drop your comments or tweet me @ZibbyJ


Tuesday, 26 July 2016

I have to say, there have been a lot of amazing movies over the years. And there have been a lot of well, not so great movies too which somehow have developed cult followings. When I was younger, I was a massive TV buff. I would watch everything.

These days sadly I barely watch TV. I just can't find the extra time. I watch TV series off the internet but when it come to movies, it barely happens. Whenever I get an offer to go see a movie at the cinema, I always find a way to wriggle out of it. I have seen maybe 7 or 8 new movies start to finish in almost 2 years.

It seems to me however, that Hollywood has been doing a lot of recycling these days. Old movies are being resurrected, under the guise of sequels & remakes. Some of the biggest movies from the last few years were all movies previously known and LOVED.

Movies like Mad Max, or more recently Independence Day have been resurrected after over 20 years. Might be a gimmick to get the older folks who saw those movies back then, to want to see them now and get the younger ones to see it too. Not exactly wrong.

But is the audience being exploited? Are the older ones sort of tricked into watching this movies as a ploy to get them to get some pieces of their lives back via memories? Are people enjoying the movies because they were already accepted? Is it more difficult for newer movies to gather followings these days, due to a lot more competition between the cinema and maybe social media? Are the younger ones unknowingly forced to accept these movies to bridge that generational gap?

Or are the studios, producers and scriptwriters just generally lazier?

Might be with regards to the focus on the environment, Hollywood has decided to save resources and just recycle. Cheaper, Easier and a lot more Money.



Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Are there times when you should NOT be a Good Samaritan? Or your brother's keeper? Is it ever justified to not offer help?

Sometime last year on my way back from the salon, I got one of the hairdressers to flag down a random Cab for me. Cabbie asked for N1000 fare which was rather expensive. I was in a massive hurry with a headache so I didn't bother to bargain. Few minutes into the car ride, car starts showing signs of having some problems. And no, I didn't ask if it was the battery (Lol)

Cabbie came down and fiddled with the engines and stuff. After a few minutes he comes back in and we continue on our journey. He starts telling me about how he spent so much money at the mechanic's and how he got the car on higher purchase. It was a rather banged up car and I was amazed at how much he was paying for it. I felt sorry for him really.

When we got to my house, I decided to give him N2,000 instead of the previously agreed N1000 as it was pretty obvious he needed some help. He was so excited and yanked me a lot. I told him it was fine and he asked for my phone number. I gave it to him and got his. I wasn't bothered about him having my phone number as I decided I was going to call him if I needed a cabbie. I decided as I walked into my house that I would call him later in the week ( was a Saturday) and give him N5,000 to assist him.

Barely an hour later, my phone rang. It was the cabbie. And he goes "Sister, the problem with my car started again after I dropped you". I'm thinking err, okay - since I couldn't really understand why he was telling me that. And then he asked me for more money so he can repair the car. I was stunned for a few seconds.

I asked him if he was joking. I reminded him that I didn't know him, paid him double his rather expensive fair barely an hour ago And he's calling me to ask for more money? I couldn't even believe it. I told him look Mr I have no money to give you, and Oga cabbie asked me " how he would manage"! I told him to manage the way he had been doing. At this point I realised this greedy and unappreciative man probably thought I had a money tree somewhere.

I was amazed. I had plans of offering this stranger financial assistance later in the week, but his impatience totally put me off. Some people don't realise that everyone has their own problems, heck I have mine, i just choose not to bore everyone else with mine. I think that cabbie figured all he had to do was get as much money as he could from me. That 45 minute wait after he dropped me off and called me must have seemed like eternity.

After that incident, I realised I needed to avoid listening to sob stories. I remember in secondary school, my friend Belema would always chide me as I would give out my daily pocket money to someone who didn't have any and I would have no money for the tuck shop or that special after school ice cream LOL! I didn't have anymore than anyone else, I just thought someone else needed it more than I did.

I must admit, I still listen to the stories. Sometimes I still offer help. Sometimes I don't. I've learned to apply wisdom to rendering help and assistance. Sometimes I don't. But I've understood that it's okay to sometimes refrain from offering.

Ecclesiastes 3 sums it up - to everything there is a season.

It's awesome to be a Good Samaritan. It's also pretty good to look the other way. Sometimes 😀

Thursday, 30 June 2016

I woke up to the very sad news of the passing of Captain Elechi Amadi, my favourite writer in the world. After the initial disbelief, I was numb with shock as I realised it was true. It's still a bit hard for me to gather my thoughts at the moment.

I had read Elechi Amadi's Concubine probably before I was 8 years old. I have always loved to read and got no greater joy than reading African literature. I remember my elder brother and his friends talking about the book, and trying to figure out who got the answers right in a test they had written. I laughed when I realised they'd all gotten the answer wrong when I told them the right answer - which I remember was Ahurole. I'll never forget the shocked expressions when they realised I was right and they were all wrong.

That book was so amazing and I don't know anyone who ever read it and didn't fall in love with it.

In 2006, I was surfing the web, trying to find out as much as I could about Elechi Amadi and I found his website. There was an email address listed on there, so I sent an email asking if I could speak with him. He graciously responded to my email and even included his phone number. I was overjoyed. I actually made my dad print out that email for me just because I wanted a hard copy of it. I called him and he was very nice. He told me that when ever I was in Port Harcourt, I should inform him and that's I had an invitation to come to his home at notice. I couldn't even believe it! This legendary writer had just given me an open invite to his home!

Captain Elechi Amadi


Took almost 2 years before I was able to take up that offer. I was in Port Harcourt, and I called him to ask if it was okay to pay him that visit. He said it was okay and he sent me directions to his home at Aluu. Of course, my mum was my designated driver so we set off on a Sunday. Took a bit to find it but he was still so patient on the phone, giving descriptions and finally we got there.

I was so nervous, like I was walking into the home of a legend. A man I had admired forever, whom my parents had admired, whom millions of people looked up to. And little me, was an invited guest to his personal home. He looked so tall, so brave but once I saw his kind smile, I knew I was going to be just fine.

He welcomed us in, offered us drinks ( I barely touched mine cos I was so engrossed with looking at him, listening to him, absorbing as much of his aura as I could) He was so lovely. It was so easy to speak with him. He answered all my questions, he gave me a lot of info. I told him I was a writer and was inspired by him. He gave me a lot of tips, ideas and encouragement. And then he gave me one of the best gifts I've ever received, He gave me a copy of his book "Sunset In Biafra". He autographed it personally and wrote a message "To Ngozi, who has made us really proud". When I saw what he had written, i got a bit teary. But I couldn't imagine what I had done to make him proud, but maybe he saw something I didn't see at the time.

His introduced us to his wife, Dr Piriye Amadi and we had a conversation about Fmr President Obasanjo's positive role in the civil war. After a while, it was time to leave. He said I was welcome to his home at any time, and told me about some writing classes he had held. I was so happy and I was basically floating on air. I told everyone about it, in fact I was floating through the skies with joy.

In 2014, I called him up again because I wanted to interview him. We spoke about it and because I got swamped with so many things, I never really had the chance to push for it and possibly get it done. I thought about paying him another visit last year, and again somehow I never got round to doing it. I feel terrible today because I procrastinated and lost a chance to speak with and meet this amazing man again.

Captain Elechi Amadi was a man who was known for his integrity, his honesty and dignity, all the years of service in the Rivers State government and in his community.

Captain Elechi Amadi - a teacher, a poet, a soldier, a father, a hero, a survivor, an inspiration - a legend.

Thank you for everything.

As we say in Ikwerre; "Lekwaru Anya".

Friday, 24 June 2016

It's a very kinky world out there. While some people find culinary pleasure in eating exotic meals in fancy restaurants, a company has taken the food market to An crated level. This company is opening a coffee house where in addition to coffee, 5 minute blow jobs are also on the menu.

For a whopping 60 Swiss Francs (it's hard to convert this to Naira, thanks to fluctuating exchange rates) Customers get a tasty coffe and the extra fellatio treat. According to the company in charge of this very interesting concept, the idea was taken from Thailand which I like to call " Sex capital of the world". Little wonder a large percentage of the world's perverts love that city.

If this sounds like your thing, well grab your passports, pack your bags and have a very pleasurable holiday.

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Thursday, 23 June 2016

Is any one else tired of all those text messages from the banks and the crazy deductions? I definitely am. Every time I do a transaction or a text comes through, I'm thinking "dang, I just lost some money. Okay so it's not a large amount, It's rather small. But guess what? Those small amounts add up to a lot of money! And I've decided I'm going to save those little amounts which will add up and give me big savings.

In my home, my dad calls me "Dutch girl" as I'm VERY careful with my money. Not tight- just very careful :) I don't see any reason why money that I can save for myself should be gotten by my bank.  I've come up with a few tips that can help your save money from going into your bank's pockets.

1. Do you really need those SMS alerts for transactions? If you have a smartphone, tablet or PCs with regular internet access, NO. Chances are you have an active data subscription or access to wifi at home or at work. Subscribe for email alerts instead - they are free. You should get an email once a transaction Indonesia on your account.

I have more than 1 personal account. A few actually. I was shocked at how much I was spending on those messages coming from different banks to my phone. For each bank, I have 2  personal accounts (savings & current) multiply that by a few different banks ( no money laundering, I promise) business accounts with 2 different banks and dom accounts with 2 different banks.  I opened those accounts not because I have a lot of money, but just for convenience.

2. Sending money online to a different bank includes some charges. I hate those charges. I don't see why I need to pay for a transaction that takes little effort. Those charges range from N70 - N100 per transaction depending on your bank. 5 transactions monthly cost N500 with one of my banks. So if I need to send money to someone, I ask if they have an account with any of my banks. Chances are they might or know someone who does. Simple

3. Cash machines are a source of irritation. The queues, the heat, security concerns and worst of all  rude and impatient people - gosh! Definitely not something that should be done too often. And then include the N65 per withdrawal. Some cash machines are designed to extort, giving just N10,000 and still charging N65. I think people should be allowed to withdraw up to N100,000 at once and pay just once. Cash machines in the UK allow you to take up to £300 about that in Euros too in other European countries. Like most services in Nigeria, it is designed to rip citizens off.

Use cash points at your bank branches. There is no charge for that. Take out as much as you need for a couple of weeks to avoid all that cash machine hassle. To avoid the queues at the cash points, you could use the fast track system inside your bank to avoid queues and get as much as you want. Some banks have a limit. Find that out.

4. Let's talk about that stamp duty. I don't understand it, probably never will. I don't even care to understand it. Zibby is NOT paying for that N50. Apparently this stamp duty does not apply on transactions done via savings accounts. So if i need to do a transfer online, I transfer from my current to my savings (no charge) and then from my savings to the other account I'm sending to.
It's just N50 but it's my N50 and it deserves to be in my account.

5. Do you really need a card for all the accounts you have? The answer is NO. First you have to pay for the card, and then the ridiculous card maintenance fee. If it gets missing, you need to pay for a new one. Seems like Nigerian banks keep taking and give nothing back. You can have a card for one, maybe 2 depending on how many acts you have. You don't even need cheque books. Open a savings account and get your online banking. Transfer to your bank account that has a card or use a withdrawal slip in the banking hall that's free.

I've saved myself between N7,000 - N8,000 monthly combined from all my accounts. Depending on how many accounts you use and amount of transactions, you could save either more or less.  Save the money and treat yourself, or maybe even someone else. It is your money after all.

Let me know how much you are able to save.

Zibby :)



Monday, 9 May 2016

I'm still in shock at how much venom and hate people in this country are filled with. Everyday on social media, i cringe and wonder about how we got here and how on earth we can ever move past this.
I'm amazed at how people hate each other based on ethnic/religious differences. It is disgusting really. While social media has allowed these hateful beings share their horrible thoughts, it also happens on the streets.

My colleague Enoh from Nigeria Info @Enigmacity had told me about a trip she had taken taken to The Gambia which is about 95% Muslim. Christians & Muslims live together with no division, eat together, celebrate the religious feast together and call every one Brother or sister. She did a post on Facebook warning against division among Nigerians, and the responses from some Nigerians on Facebook was particularly sad.

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 These human beings Paschal Nwankwo, James Kanu & Nelson Omoagbo showed their hearts by attacking and relentlessly raining abuses on Enoh for days! Infact i decided not to add more screen grabs as some of those posts were too horrible and graphic to read again.

The truth is these people are not aliens, they didn't fall off some space ship somewhere. They are the people we live in the same homes with, we work with them, we sit beside them in church, heck they are husbands, fathers and even teachers.

What Hope does Nigeria really have when people think this sort of divisiveness is acceptable?


Ignore the typos - @ZibbyJ





Friday, 29 April 2016


It's no secret that times are hard. In fact they have always been and always will be - at least for some.
So a well paying source of livelihood is absolutely necessary. While some may go the route of working very hard and still not having enough, some may choose an alternate route to financial success and power. This alternate route if well planned, executed and maintained, will lead to endless luxury and possibly enough money to ensure that their generations may never need to work a day in their lives.

Being a fake pastor is def one of the many routes to financial success and power. Of course you need a guideline on how to do this. Some have tried at this and failed because they lacked a mentor to teach them the way to go about it.

Are you one of those people? Worry no more, i have a solution. After carefully studying, observation and research of these successful fake pastors, i have decided to publish a manual to help all aspiring fake pastors. Unlike the established fake pastors, i do not require payment for this "secret". It's free and will continue to be free for a long time.


I'll make it short and easy as i know fake pastors are not very book smart, they lack the patience to read and disguise their acts and are in a hurry.

Let"s get you to be a fake pastor right away.

1. Invest in a good suit - not "coat", a really good suit. Borrow if you can. You must be single or pretend to be. A nice female audience will come calling.

2. Hire a good hypeman who will be part of your act. He must be someone whom you "saved" and of course a good actor. He will also act as your assistant, bodyguard, recruiter marketer.

3. Reach out to the "massees". Those who are struggling seriously. You are probably poorer than them but of course, with your suit they will never even think of it. They'll want to be like you. This class are the best donors in the forms of offerings and tithes.

4. Scare tactics are essential. Just remind them of those witches who migrated from the village in the form of mosquitoes to bite them. Fear is a good tool for mind control.

5. Get your hypeman to arrange for a few miracles. Good thing is people will do anything for money, so invest in a few arrangee miracles - a few healings or maybe a job. Fruit of the womb is also very popular. These people must be as vague as possible when they give their testimonies.

6. Spread the word. All the arrangee people with the testimonies have to do is tell their fellow market women in the market, or people at the park or maybe even a crowded bus. That's the best way to get your name and miracles out there.

7. While you do all this, you have to give something back to the congregation. It can be N200 recharge cards, money, food, cheap phones, etc but you have to give something. Control is very easy when money is placed on the table.

8. Come up with a catch phrase. It doesn't matter how ridiculous it sounds, get your congregation to scream it every few minutes- it will catch on.

9. You must be a good story teller. You can learn the skills from those Aunties on tales by moonlight. Share interesting stories of miracles you have performed in Kafanchan, Panya or even Jupiter. It doesn't really matter where, when, how and who. They will believe it.

10. Once your congregation starts growing as it obviously will if you follow these steps, your recruiters must hook you up with a politician, millionaire or a celebrity desperate for a miracle.

Bonus tip: Every business has to expand for it to grow. Get your church online and get your recruiters to swarm social media Also expand your services into selling of merchandise before consultation with members - Holy Salt, Annointed Soaps, Spiritual brooms etc. Be creative with the merchandise and the titles.

If you can do this you are on your way to success! Of course there is a chance you might face that mythical lake of fire, but hey who cares about the after life.
Enjoy your life on earth :)

Ignore the typos - @ZibbyJ

Monday, 11 April 2016


Hey guys!

This is a new episode of The Zibby Show Podcast.

On this episode of The Zibby Show podcast, Zibby is joined by Enigma as they talk about the power of a collaboration. Was the Drake and Wizkid collaboration on Drake's song "One Piece" a worthy one or a deal breaker?
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Special guest: Nigeria Info OAP Enigma (twitter @enigmacity)

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Sunday, 6 March 2016


Hey guys!

This is a new episode of The Zibby Show Podcast.



Zibby has a chat with Nigerian R & B SuperGroup Styl Plus. Shifi and Zeal spill all the juicy details we have been dying to know all these years - the music, the break up and more

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Special guest: Nigerian R & B group Styl Plus  (twitter @Styl_Plus, @Shifikovie (Shifi)

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Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Yayyy!!

Great News guys!

I have been nominated for a Nigeria Broadcasters Merit Award for Best Radio Presenter (Night Cruise) Yay!!

I need your votes to win. ah, all those sleepless nights sure are paying off big time. However i have to say, I couldn'thave come this far without your support.

To vote for me, please SMS "NBMA (space) 105009 to 33811. You can vote as much as you can. 
You can also vote online via the website www.nigerianbroadcastersmeritawards.com

Plus you could spread the word to your family, friends, loved ones - even your enemies- and get them to listen to my show and vote as well.


PS: I'm on the Cool Over Night Lounge, Mondays through to Saturdays, 1am - 5am on Cool FM PH 95.9. You can also listen on  the website coolfm.ng/ph or via Tune In app on your mobile device. And don't forget to listen to my podcasts on my website, youtube and itunes.

Thank you so much.

Zibby

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Friday, 29 January 2016

#WhereIsVictorSilas #WhereIsVictorSilas 

Victor Silas,  Marine Engr (30 years old)



Victor Silas aged 30 is a marine engineer employed by Q n Q Control Services. On the 25th day of July 2015, Victor headed to Bonny to work on a ship NT Abiola


On getting to Bonny, he was told by the operations manager of QnQ Control Systems, Mr Watiemie Dokubo to take a speed boat to meet the ship......that was the last time Victor was seen or heard from again. 

When Victor's parents did not hear from him after 3 days, his father Elder Silas went to the company office in Port Harcourt to enquire about his whereabouts. 
Mr Dokubo, the operation's manager told Victor's father that he had not heard from Victor and he was trying to make contact.


 Victor's family reported the matter to the police and ever since then it's been a wild goose chase. The police told Victor's family to keep the matter quiet and the family were forced to oblige as they were worried about his safety. The case was also reported to Zone 6 Calabar. 


The police have done virtually nothing to find Victor and his company Q & Q Control Services have basically ignored the family. It's crazy that an almost 6'5 healthy young man will vanish into thin air while on official duty, and nothing has been done to help find him. 



 ''Please help us ask the Nigerian Police and especially his company Q & Q Control Services where Victor Silas is. Mr Watieme Dokubo (operations mgr) and Mr Bobmanuel Omubo (director) Where is Victor Silas? #WhereIsVictorSilas 


 Please if any one has any info that can help us find Victor Silas, please call his elder brother Ubong Silas on 08101360445. This info can be given anonymously, if required.


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