Showing posts with label Tribute. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tribute. Show all posts

Sunday, 15 December 2013

"We steal because you never stoned US for It" - Governor Rotimi Amaechi quoted. (Video)

At a tribute event held in Lagos for late Nelson Mandela, Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, said Nigerians have not shown enough aggression or resistance against stealing, crime and corruption by political leaders. He said that political office holders steal public fund because citizens have not confronted or stoned them (including himself) for the act.
In his word, he said "If you see a thief and you allow him to thief, what do you do?...You have stoned nobody that's why we are stealing." He continued by saying "If you don't take your destiny into your hands, we will go and other leaders will come and they will continue to steal".
Watch the video after the cut:

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

"A giant of history" - A must watch President Obama's rousing tribute to Nelson Mandela. (Video)

wow....what a speech!
To read the speech script, click HERE

American rapper 'The Game' honours Nelson Mandela with a huge tattoo (Photos)

American rapper, The Game, has inked some art on his skin in tribute to the late great Nelson Mandela whose passing has dealt the world a heavy blow. The rapper inked himself and captioned it:
“The finished “Nelson Mandela” lookin out of the prison bars by @NikkoHurtado done on my side. 7 hour sitting…. Few more hours to tie in the tats around it & we solid. #NelsonMandela #RIP #Legend #Leader #Freedom #Peace #Equality #Tattoos #SouthAfrica”
See more pix after the cut:

"A giant of history" - President Obama's rousing tribute to Nelson Mandela. (Read full speech)

Barack Obama today paid an emotional tribute to Nelson Mandela, calling the late South African leader a 'giant of history'. Mr Obama opened his speech by thanking Mandela's family, then continued: 'To the people of South Africa - people of every race and walk of life - the world thanks you for sharing Nelson Mandela with us. 'His struggle was your struggle. His triumph was your triumph. Your dignity and hope found expression in his life, and your freedom, your democracy is his cherished legacy.'

He continued: 'Mandela taught us the power of action, but also ideas; the importance of reason and arguments; the need to study not only those you agree with, but those who you don't.' Referring to the anti-apartheid icon's friendship with his own prison warders, the President said: 'It took a man like Madiba to free not just the prisoner, but the gaoler as well.'

He also spoke out against the dictators from countries such as Zimbabwe and China who pay lip service to Mandela's legacy while repressing their own people, saying: 'There are too many of us who happily embrace Madiba's legacy of racial reconciliation, but passionately resist even modest reforms that would challenge chronic poverty and growing inequality.

'There are too many leaders who claim solidarity with Madiba's struggle for freedom, but do not tolerate dissent from their own people. And there are too many of us who stand on the sidelines, comfortable in complacency or cynicism when our voices must be heard.'

Mr Obama concluded: 'We will never see the likes of Nelson Mandela again. But let me say to the young people of Africa, and young people around the world - you can make his life's work your own.'

Read the full speech after the cut:

Fans diss Hon. Patrick Obahiagbon calling him a 'political prostitute' after he pays tribute to Nelson Mandela.

The chief of staff to Edo State governor, Hon. Patrick Obahiagbon, was called a political prostitute by a Nigerian after he paid tribute to late Nelson Mandela. It all happened when he tweeted a quote about courage by Nelson Mandela; and a fan asked him if it was the type of courage he displayed when 'Edo Widow' was being insulted by the state governor Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.
Hon Patrick Obahiagbon who happened to be at the scene of the incident didn't react to the news when it went viral, but he was quick to shield himself from the blames when someone attacked him via twitter, saying standing at the scene didn't make him guilty.
In honour of Nelson Mandela, Hon Patrick Obahiagbon tweeted:

Saturday, 7 December 2013

'My First Black President' Awesome Tribute to Nelson Mandela by 11-years-old girl. (Video)

This is absolutely incredible and it gives goose pimples. 11 years old South African poet, Bothlale Boikanyo, who won South Africa Got Talent 2012 performed this breathtaking poem in one of her presentation. With all the craziness of Africa, watching this little piece of talent perform, makes me proud to be African! 

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Fast & Furious team release touching YouTube tribute video to Paul Walker (Video)

Since the tragic and heartbreaking death of actor Paul Walker, i have been trying hard not to read or write about it because each time i see headlines with his name written on it, i choke and tears filled up my eyes. And to think he survived the accident but was burnt to death is even worse to swallow. 

If you are an american film addict like me, you would understand what it means to put yourself in an actor's character. In Fast and Furious, he was my favorite character and i so love putting myself in his shoes in all of his scenes. His smile was always contagious and even though i never met him in real life, i loved his person. In some of his random/caught off guard interviews, one would understand he is a real and down to earth person who never failed to smile with his eyes. I never met him and i'm so heartbroken over his death, i just can't imagine what his friends, family, girlfriend and daughter must have been going through. I so wish he cheated death in real life just like he did in his movies. May the soul of this wonderful angel who unknowingly touched so many lives rest in peace!

Meanwhile, i almost died yesterday but thanks to the giver of life, i'm still here and by his grace, i'm gonna be here for a very long time.
Watch Paul's tribute video from the crew of Fast and Furious after the cut: