by Adedoja Tosin
One of the things I’ve come to appreciate about life is the ability to make choices based strictly on events of the past, present in anticipation for a better future. This seems to be the case in the current Nigerian situation as we have come face to face with yet another decision making moment for the betterment of our national lives. For the first time in a long while there is an opposition party posing a very great threat to the incumbent party which has been at the elms of affairs for 16years in this new democratic dispensation. Posters and jingle sponsored by politicians have been brandished in the nooks and crannies of this country in the last few months like never before and the ultimate aim is to canvass for votes from the voting populace.
Ever since the advent of mobile devices as the new millennium dawned upon us in Nigeria, I have been opportune to use different kinds of phones. As the market improved with new models also did my taste change. Blackberry, Nokia, Panasonic, Samsung, Sony Ericson and Tecno – I have used most of it.
Black is beautiful.
Not everyone agrees to this. In fact most people wouldn’t. They’d rather believe the alternative that black is ugly, intolerable and nothing to be associated with. Tonto Dike, popular Nollywood actress asserted in an interview: “If you do not like your skin colour, you can change it.” She isn’t alone on this one. She is one out of the millions of Nigerian women that believe that bleaching their skin, or toning as they prefer to call it these days, is gege (the cool thing).