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Sent From My BlackBerry – Independence Day Edition



Happy Independence Day to everyone!

Independence Day every year for me is like a time machine — it takes me all the way back to a time gone past. All those nostalgic feelings wash over me the moment the clock slides past midnight on the first of October, like it did a few minutes ago. [Oh, and by the way, we’re being serious today :|. Today is supposed to be solemn and sober (so no funnies).]

See ehn, we’re Nigerians. If you stay in Lagos, you probably spent some quality time in traffic yesterday; Or slept with your Generator set on. Or if you were out last night, you were accosted by the Police for ‘something for the boys’. We’d be living in denial if we say there is nothing wrong with our beloved country. But I’m one of those people who haven’t stopped beliveing in the country (Crazy right? I also believe in true love and Madam Koi-koi).

So for just one day, just once every year my heart swells with a hope that rivals that of the founding fathers that despite how bleak our future may seem we’ll be just okay.


I’ve been watching too many Obama speeches lately, see how I just went off on a tangent. I was supposed to be talking about Nostalgia and connect it back to Sent From My BlackBerry oh.

Oh well… I’ll be talking about these guys (amongst many others):











You see, a lot of people have said many different things about Nigerian music. Some have said it is still utter crap, while others have said we haven’t made any real progress; that the big record deals are not such a big deal. That for every Mo’hits/G.O.O.D Music record deal, there was a Majek Fashek/Interscope record deal. I happen to think differently, we have come a very long way. Take 2face for instance, he started from here:

and ended up here:



Isn’t that progress? If that isn’t, then I don’t know what is! I’m sure everytime 2face sees pictures and videos from back then he cringes. I know I cringe on his behalf everytime!

At this point, I’d like to take a break and say that it breaks my heart to unearth such sordid details from the pasts of these kind people. Truly heartbreaking stuff *sigh*


A lot people might have forgotten that D’banj sang Tongolo oh:


Notice how his shirts never stayed buttoned and Don Jazzy’s voice was still soprano? Did anyone spot Dr Sid for a micro second back there? And that oversized ‘plate-number T-shirt? NOOO X_X.

Now he’s somewhere here:

M.I went from this:


and this:

Peep Jagz and Ice Prince at 1:37 And Djinee at 2:08 — I guarantee, you will not recognize them at first glance.

to this:

And the class prize for most improved goes to… *drum roll*

The humble  twins in the corner.

They went from this:

The opening note is a classic ‘in your face’ to the ‘haters’

Now they’re here:

9ice went from this:

to this:

to this:

Where did the Love go?

In that wise, my wingman (EFA, who I think is a great rapper, by the way) and I started here:


I’m the one holding the Phone, he’s the one with the Microphone. What can I say, I’d been writing Sent From My BlackBerry posts since Lord knows when 🙂

And we ended up here:

*insert your Ghen-ghen sound here* No we did not pose for the picture. It was a totally random shot by our dear friend, Kofo

Anyway, my point is this: instead of being sad over how bad it is in Nigeria

Just smile like EFA…

or you can smile like EBA…

Anyway!!! If you have nowhere to go, my neighbors are throwing a party for their son:

Everything is already set-up:

 Oh yeah and if you’re looking for embarassing pictures of me *drum roll* You will never find them!!! Unless of course EFA snitches on me (as he always does)


  1. Jay

    October 1, 2011 at 7:49 am

    Hilarious! Just what the doctor ordered for a rainy Independence Morning

  2. chipsy

    October 1, 2011 at 7:55 am

    lmao nice

  3. summer

    October 1, 2011 at 7:55 am


    LMAO! Jibola!!!

  4. aah

    October 1, 2011 at 8:15 am

    This put a huge smile on my face 🙂

  5. bisola

    October 1, 2011 at 8:29 am

    OMD!!! jibola l where have you been?! omg ive missed youuuuuuuu!!!!!!

  6. faith

    October 1, 2011 at 8:45 am

    Hahahahahhaha ℓ‎oℓ‎​​​[email protected] EBa!….laf wan finish Me here o…..happy independence day ♍γ̲̣̣̥ ppl…xoxoxoxoxox


    October 1, 2011 at 8:57 am

    money does some small wonders sha, c d way pple’s lives changed….lol!!!

  8. dahlia voka

    October 1, 2011 at 8:59 am

    Thats great, i think nigerian music is the best RNB in Africa or pop music

  9. keri

    October 1, 2011 at 9:03 am

    hahahhahahaha lol. good job Jibola!

  10. OK

    October 1, 2011 at 10:02 am

    rotflmao!……really good, jibola!

  11. enwongo cleopas

    October 1, 2011 at 10:40 am

    i enjoyed reading this honestly. Just cool.

  12. Jay

    October 1, 2011 at 11:51 am

    Hahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahhaahahhaaaha This is too funny! MY POOR HEART!!!

  13. Theodora

    October 1, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    you are just too much…. lolz

  14. 9jamom

    October 1, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    I die! This was much needed humour to break the solemn mood I was in regarding Naija’s progress! Bravo!

  15. Bims

    October 1, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    circumcision party/celebration LWKMD…wow, thats sth. at least sha we go get “take-away”abi?

  16. Nami

    October 1, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    Man I love this website, you are too much jare. Anyways sha Happy Independence.

  17. cxv

    October 1, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    Lmao!!! congratulations on your circumcision, celebrate with durex rental services. hahhahahahahaha!

  18. ennovY

    October 1, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    LWKM..Happy Independence to all my lovely people..have fun, pray and keep the hope alive…Naija4Life 😀

  19. Ginika (Gee)

    October 1, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    Jibola… I aff finished my ‘bytes’ watching these videos

  20. Pizzazz

    October 1, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    NOICE! I got my friends laughing along!

  21. gina A

    October 1, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    Wat were u tinking wen u wrote dis,its very funny & interesting.thanks 4 putting a smile on ma beautful face dis first oct.haaaaaaaahaaaaaahaaaaaaaa

  22. Faffy

    October 2, 2011 at 9:08 am

    Lol. love it. Always makes me smile

  23. nwando

    October 2, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    This Jibola will not kill me for my daddy! Lwtmb!! Two thumbs up dude!

  24. ese

    October 2, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    what a hilarious post

  25. flo

    October 3, 2011 at 8:22 am

    LWKMD This is really funny n creative too. Kudos
    P.S. Listen to ur fav radio stations on ur blackberry using jandus radio app itz dis easy visit and like our FB page and ff on twitter @jandusradio

  26. cathy

    October 3, 2011 at 2:09 pm


  27. Bimbo S

    October 3, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    LOL I thought we were being serious here? Haha! Good One! 🙂

  28. Jade

    October 3, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    i dun die, u r hilarious!!!!

  29. iTawa

    October 3, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    LWKM4H oooooooooo…literally lol @ work!

  30. Nneka

    October 3, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    Dead @ the Circumcision invitation .LOL

  31. [email protected] ideas

    October 4, 2011 at 6:56 am

    looking forward for more celebration shows of independence day. cooooool post.

  32. miss peo

    October 4, 2011 at 8:17 am

    this jibola ehn lmpho

  33. teajay

    October 4, 2011 at 9:08 am

    hv always admire pple like u dat even in d simplest way puts hard tins in a diff light..kudos…den d picture tin…all tru bt dat ur pic..really fun

  34. jess

    October 4, 2011 at 9:12 am

    nice shot of you and EFA (and don’t lie, you posed for the photo)…. and back to my comment, you, Jibs , need serious help. I’m getting worried.

  35. ije

    October 4, 2011 at 9:25 am


  36. Natoday?

    October 4, 2011 at 9:47 am

    heartily congratulations from me to Aliyu on his …..chei!
    poor boy, what a pain to celebrate.
    Jibola, u r gem!

  37. pynk

    October 4, 2011 at 9:57 am

    lol @ circumcision party and Durex rentals!

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