Feb 19, 2009


Roll back the tapes of your life.Pause it at the scenes when you were 13-years-old and then 15. Probably,you were in your late Primary or early Junior Secondary class.What was on your mind then? Definately,not sex,pregnancy or becoming a Papa 'Bomboy' or Mama 'Bomgirl' at such tender age.You just couldn't imagine it happening.

Two British teens who ought to still be tucked right under their parent's Aprons, pulled a very crazy one just before Valentine's day, when 15-year -old Chantelle Stedman delivered a baby girl weighing 7lb 30z christened Maisie Roxanne.It was most shocking when a baby faced 13 year-old Alfie Patten, who had barely come out of nappies admitted to being the father.

Chantelle smartly summed up the whole drama in these words:'We know we made a mistake but I wouldn't change it now.We will be good,loving parents.I'll be a great mum and Alfie will be a great dad' Did I hear you chuckle?

I want to look at this from a more sober perspective,far from the raging controversy the incident generated:A couple gets legally married.Two..three..four...five...six.. years into marriage,no issue(s).There is tension in the home.Fervent prayers,fastings and night vigils embarked upon seems unanswered.At the begining of every ovulatory period,hopes are raised only to be dashed with menstral flows.Ageing encroaches very fast.But, here you have two teenegers who barely knew the implications of that one act of unprotected sexual bliss, becoming the proud owners of a baby.Same baby that so many married couples have done everything humanely possible to have.You just never know with the ways of God.
The one lesson I think we should re-learn from this British kiddie's drama is that 'anything is possible'.Keep the faith...

Feb 15, 2009


The pretty lady on the knitted green beret has tagged me with the Honest Scrap Award.This is sounding to me like a Nobel Prize,Grammy and an Oscar award rolled into one.

I am highly delighted on this my first ever award on Blogsville.YNC,I can't thank you well enough for this recognition.

I will return to comply with the rules.Thanks once more.

Feb 14, 2009


I have been following the very tragic circumstances of Jade Goody,the 27-year old reality TV star who has put up a very brave battle against a ravaging cervical cancer since August last year.

Now the Doctors have told her that she has got only just few more months to live.

While the rest of us are celebrating Valentine's day, Jade is just marking time waiting to die.A special Valentine's day treat planned by her boyfriend,Jack Tweed has to be cancelled as Jade is too ill to even eat.

Jade has two young sons- Bobby Jack,five years old and Freddie who is four.She is planning to do one last thing before she dies - get married to her boyfriend.Even in the face of imminent death,she continues to film her reality TV show Jade:The next chapter.

On this Valentine's day,please spare a second to say a prayer for Jade.

Feb 11, 2009


Who could have ever guessed that this couple who sat glued to each other,to the admiration and even envy of others present at the Beverly Hills Hilton pre-Grammy party, will in the next minute let tempers down to punching each other and the lady ending up with swellings and bruises in her face with bite marks on her arms and fingers while their relationship and musical careers are in jeopardy.A jail term is even been mentioned. This thing called love?
The unfortunate incident involving 20-year-old Robyn Fenty popularly called Rihanna and 19-year old boyfriend,Chris Brown needs no re-telling.Now everybody is talking.See what one minute of madness could turn into? I blame Chris for all this.I only hope that things still get to be the same again for this young couple.

Feb 10, 2009


Oluchi..back in september last year hanging on
Alive and kicking..Oluchi and her mom recently
A two-year old British girl of Nigerian parentage whose struggle for survival after she fell into a swimming pool where she spent about twenty minutes under water,was ruled as hopeless and impossible has stunned the medical world with her complete recovery and back to normal life form.

Last September,little Oluchi Nwaubani,now 3 accidentally fell into a family friend's swimming pool in Bromley,Kent,London where she was submerged for close to 20 minutes before help could reach her.By then she was as good as dead haven been starved of oxygen for so long.It takes about six minutes for the human brain to die,if it lacks oxygen and the heart only about ten minutes to stop working.

Oluchi's father,Junior Nwaubani who is a prison officer in London takes over the amazing story from here:

'For days afterwards all we were being told was that our daughter had virtually no chance of survival.Doctors were telling us she was never going to pull through because she had been under water for too long.If by miracle she did survive,she would be severely disabled and would have to be looked after all her life.

'Oluchi did not breath for three days after falling into the pool and before hand doctors had discussed with us the likelihood that she won't survive.They told us it might be better to turn off her life supporting machine but my wife and I are both Christians and we just prayed to God that she would pull through..The doctors said there was a faint pulse so we clung onto that.'

According to Oluchi's mum,Mrs Tayo Nwaubani,the immense support they received from friends and family members helped to see them through those tough times.She specifically mentioned members of the Cornerstone Christian Centre,Bromley who prayed for Oluchi and other well wishers who sent in text messages from 'far away as America and Germany.'