Monday, July 28, 2008

For the record

I am not beefing Bella Adenuga oh! I have NO beef with her. That post wasn't about comparing myself with Bella Adenuga for any personal reason [I hardly know her!] but about looking for the differences between the rich and the poor. And the truth is that when it comes down to it, there isn't much difference between the two or three-that is if you add the middle class to it. We all are made of the same fabric. What makes the difference is the financial success one group has that is obviously missing in the other.
Bella Adenuga was just em, what's it called, the prototype of the rich while I am a prototype of an individual who also wants to enjoy some level of financial success.

You see a vendor holding out a paper that reads : Stella dies for love!
You buy the paper because you want to know what it is all about. You're wondering how she died for love, how it killed her. You rush to page 22 and hope to see an obituary announcement but instead you find an interview. You read through the interview and find a question asked by the interviewer:

"So Stella, it seems you are a hopeless romantic..."

And our Stella replies:
"Oh yes, I will not deny it. I can die for love."

And then it suddenly occurs to you that you were just duped of a 100 naira by a Paper all because you saw a catchy line that appealed to your curiosity. The media knows catchy lines work.

I could have titled the post : Bill Gates farts. Oprah picks her nose. Tyra Banks has pimples too. Etc...

Isn't all that much more catchy than : "Why is Bella Adenuga rich and I am not?" or "Difference between the rich and the poor" or "I want to make money!" or...

Still I apologise to anyone that was hurt on her behalf. I have NO BEEF with her. As a matter of fact, I admire all she stands for [I won't mind standing on that platform too]. In future I will try to use more normal titles. In the event that I do not succeed in trying...blame it on the media streak. We gotta sell!

Bottom line: We all shit. The difference is one does so in a diamond plated toilet, the other in a floral tiled one and the other in a pit latrine.

Enough of the shit talk already. Enjoy a great week ahead...

23 comments:

LG said...

FURSSTTTT

LG said...

Now i dont get it,*scratches head* eju-baby was bella complaining???
abegi jare, make una lef me hand.

Just for record: i she-it in a gold plate toilet too,lollllll

cheers

OluwaDee said...

"We all shit. The difference is one does so in a diamond plated toilet, the other in a floral tiled one and the other in a pit latrine. "

U r so right.

archiwiz said...

LOL.....LOL...Now who felt you were beefing her joo?

Catchy headlines are a major part of what sells papers, and yours was a very true statement. Everybody plops...The major difference is where.


I won't go into the hows as I am somewhat a master at grossing people out...but just think of plopping...spraying...dumping...ok I'm done... :)

wellsbaba said...

eju its not only u dat has bin in a mess bcos of catchy headlines oo,I now ow u feel lol..u'll alwas want2make a reply if u ever enter such shit!...lol...."all men shit!its just in different places".....hmmm,not good enuf...lol

Aphrodite said...

I get your point babe. But one question, do we still have the middle class in this country?!!

Poverty too much jare.:(

tankojjetty said...

thing is ejura...u were making a point...
the sensational title just drew the wrong crowd...
those that are critics of themselves and never want to be realistic...
ur post hurt them more than it did bella (if she's smart enough to get the gist)...
nice one

SOLOMONSYDELLE said...

na wa, na so so shitty shitty talk. Go get some more at www.solomonsydelle.com. We are talking about pooping stunts...

kay-shawn said...

Hey, who was this person who doesn't understand first class journalism giving you grief?

bumight said...

i just read the anonymous comments, u dont need to explain yourself. the title got my attention and that of a lot of people. that's what a good advert does!

Standtall said...

Mi-Lady it was so clear that you were just making a statement. Did anyone take it otherwise? Well, may God help us discern things the right way.

Forget those newspaper/magazine captions. I have spoken often about this with friends, colleagues and boss. I don’t fancy their headings any more. Take PM for example, they are the only newspaper wiv so bad bad titles and bad bad news. And our pple kuku like stuff like that, so they buy, they always buy.

fantasy queen said...

lol' more like 250 naira...in the case of city people, abi are we talking about sun newspaper? with headlines like 'YOUR FATHER' atiku says to obasanjo. then we have a reply the next day 'NO'...obasanjo replies to atiku, you dont talk to elders that way.bla bla bla.

lemme go check out where to shit, hope its an adenuga plated toilet. lol'

ibiluv said...

its good u sent in a post to state -u gat no beef-but reading the post........how cum some people had issues with it?


its a simple post!

Iwalewa McDaniels said...

I don't get it, why would anyone be hurt on her behalf? I think most people understood it for what it was. All I could think of when I read this was: "here pple go with drama". I think Bella's money should have bought her some good education enough for her to get the point and I don't think even she will be upset.

LG said...

just checking up on u gal,
hope u r o.k

princesa said...

If they dont get it,abeg forget them jare!

But wait o, did they scare you from posting again??

NigerianDramaQueen said...

The spice of good journalism/writing is catchy headlines. The downside to good journalism, is that it will attract critics. Dont take it personally!

wellsbaba said...

ehn ehn eju wassup?where u bin?abi bella dun send kidnappers to get u bcos u talk sey she too dey shit?!

tobenna said...

Big deal, you can compare yourself to anybody you like.
That post sounded like you were ranting though...
talk to me....
What is the problem?
Babay, I will buy you a house, car, diamonds, anything you want, just name it and claim it. Is my name not "Okoro Man"?

Beulah! said...

Nice one!!!, ...Nigerian Newspapers are terrible with it!, always trying to sell their papers by tricking people with their mouth-watering captions...oga ju!

Sienne said...

jealouszzzzzie

Topsy said...

Funny! Bella actually saw this and she just laughed her head off. As everyone knows it was just and attention grabbing header!
Good writing Ejura, don't mind uneducated people!

Anonymous said...

You made a few good points there. I did a search on the topic and barely found any specific details on other websites, but then happy to be here, seriously, appreciate that.

- Lucas