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Valentine's Day Celebration - The real thing about Valentine's Day

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The real thing about Valentine's Day
Written by Niran Adedokun - Punch, Nigeria.

Niran Adedokun
Next Sunday is February 14. That day in which the world celebrates the memory of St Valentine, that day in which Nigerians show the world their bent to accept foreign ideas without reservation and surpass the initiator of such ideas in the execution of same. You have to take your hat off to Nigerians when commemoration allows for frolicking.

That is why on every Valentine's Day, something happens that makes the previous year's celebration insignificant. Things seem a bit drab this year though, apparently because of the downturn in the economy. Corporate entities, hurting from the sting of a near prostrate economy have bigger fish to fry this season than feed the indulgences of youths and delinquent adults who have twisted the import of an otherwise sombre event in the celebration of true affection for humanity.

So, this is an unusual year. At least from what I have witnessed of St Valentines days in the past one decade. By now, the air would have been filled with promotions of programmes targeted at ensuring that men and women have their fill of revelries and are modestly safe at savouring their indulgences.

For instance, a couple of years back, a federal university collaborated with one of the biggest banks in the country to "reduce" the incidence of HIV infections during that year's St Valentine's Day celebration. They planned an event and made condoms available to students of the institution in abundance such that they could sow their wild oats without the fear of any negative harvests.

That was a totally new one. I could not resist taking a quick reverie back to my days in the university; I came back with no memory of any elaborate celebration of St Valentine's Day. But things changed progressively. Youths began to get more daring and adventurous towards St Valentine's Day, they organised activities and gained sponsorships from corporates. To catch the attention of the youth, more and more brands struggle to key in to the Valentine opportunity year in, year out. This is a season that you cannot but notice.

Supreme sacrifice to watch the beautiful game

Writtenby Adokiye Amiesimaka - Nigeria. 

Adokiye Amiesimaka 
Football aka soccer is internationally acclaimed as the beautiful game, the king of sport, with the largest and widest fan base all over the world. In Nigeria, it is even credited with having the greatest unifying potential. Since it became an international sport over a hundred years ago more passionate fans have been attracted to football stadiums to savour the game’s delightful experience on a weekly basis than to any other sport event. Tragically, there have been too many ‘spectator incidents’ from every part of the world that have been the antithesis of joy.

While football’s most famous quote attributed to Bill Shankly (Liverpool FC Manager, 1959-1974) – “Football is not a matter of life and death … it’s much more important than that” may have been edited down and interpreted out of context, the fact remains that no other sport has had more venue tragedies than football.

Over the years, several factors like hooliganism, poor stadium construction, inefficient entry and exit protocol, unprofessional law enforcement response, etc. have been responsible for turning many stadiums into arenas of death and destruction.
Chris Valentine has done well to document many of such unpleasant events, but let me highlight the most devastating ones among them.

At the National Stadium, Katmandu, Nepal, on March 12, 1988, at least 93 people were killed and 100 more were injured when fans attempted to flee from a hailstorm inside the stadium. Ice pellets rained down on the 30,000 fans watching a match between Nepalese and Bangladeshi teams. Witnesses said screaming spectators rushed to the stadium’s eight exits but found only one open. Police and hospital sources in the city confirmed more than 70 people, including two police officers, were trampled to death or suffocated. Government television reported 73 persons were killed, and witnesses said 20 other bodies were later retrieved by relatives.

Bag ladies beware!.

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Bola was at her friend's father's 80th birthday party last Saturday night. It was a huge party in the banquet hall of a major hotel. Hundreds of people were milling around, the music was far too loud and there was much food, drink and festivity.

The master of ceremonies announced a special dance for the celebrant's children and their friends. Bola is usually very careful with her handbag "discretely" placed it under the draped table by her seat, assuming that no one was watching. Her secure world changed in an instant.

What was stolen?
Bola's handbag and all its contents were stolen including her Passport: she had recently returned from a trip abroad and had not changed her handbag. Other items included an ostrich skin wallet with cash sums of N16,000, $610 and £400, three bank debit cards linked to her current accounts, one credit card, an iphone 6 and a blackberry, both without password protection, her Driving Licence, Vehicle Insurance Card, Tax ID Card, car keys, house and office keys, a bank statement addressed to her home address, company photo ID card with the company address, mini Canon digital camera with hundreds of photos from her recent holiday, iPad mini, reading glasses, Versace sunglasses, make up bag, pocket diary and address book, and two phone chargers.

2011+ Bob Marley's Remembrance day: Reggae fans mark Bob Marley's 29th year remembrance

11th May, 2011: REGGAE fans all over the world celebrated the legendary Reggae musician, Bob Nesta Marley who died on 11th May 1981. From Trenchtown and Kingston in Jamaica, the country of his birth to Johannesburg and Ethiopia where he wished to be buried, reggae lovers came out in mass to remember the man whose music started the Rastafaria movement all over the world. Music stations played his song all through the Remembrance Day and also in joints and dance clubs, songs by the late Bob Marley and the Wailers blasted from loudspeakers.
In the United States where the locals still call it Marley Fest, the official title of this classic reggae event is disturbingly long and the Bob Marley Movements 17th Annual Caribbean Festival and Food Drive was held. But as Bob Marley would say, "One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain."
Marley's sons Stephen, Damian, Kymani and Julian carried on his peaceful legacy with performances at this event. Reggae acts Shaggy, Capleton, Spragga Benz and Tarrus Riley will also take the stage, as did Deerfield Beach-based roots-reggae group the Resolvers, Miami reggae act Jahfé and Naples pop group Vega Under Fire.

Location: The event held at the Bayfront Park, 301 N. Biscayne Blvd in Miami.

Watch Bob Marley's Video:
- Buffalo Soldier
-No woman, No cry
- Three Little Birds
- One Love

Bob Marley Qoutes:
Culled from:
Bob Marley: Word Smith and Messenger
"People want to listen to a message, word from Jah. This could be passed through me or anybody. I am not a leader... The word of the songs, not the person, is what attracts people." Bob Marley's Quote
Bob Marley quote most times come from stories related by an individual and speaks to his or her past or present experiences while at the same time reflecting their dreams and aspirations for the future.
Therefore Bob Marley quotes serve as one way of examining his thoughts, beliefs and general outlook on life.
Bob Marley’s Quotations can come from a variety of sources as communication can take place in through any medium once a message is transmitted and understood. Therefore Bob Marley’s music, interviews and writings for instance can serve as sources of quotations.
In the this case we are examining some of the most famous quotes of Bob Marley the man who “had so much things to say” during his lifetime and even posthumously, that his body of work compiled over a twenty year period, still speaks to us about life, love and eternal struggles.

"The first thing you must know about me is that I always stand what I stand for. Good? The second thing you must know about yourself listening to me is that words are tricky. So when you know what me a stand for, when me explain a thing to you, you must never try to look 'pon it in a different way from what me a stand for."

1 "Every man gotta right to decide his own destiny."
This is Marley steadfastly adhering to the philosophy speaking to self determination of which one of the greatest Pan Africanist Marcus Mosiah Garvey spoke about.
Marley realized that the doctrine of inferiority was one that served to limit the potential and outlook of People of African descent.

2 "Facts an' facts, an' t'ings an t'ings: dem's all a lotta fockin' bullshit. Hear me! Dere is no truth but de one truth, an' that is the truth of Jah Rastafari."

3 "I don't stand for the black man's side; I don’t stand for the white man's side. I stand for God's side."
In light of the fact that Marley was being marketed as a rock star to an international audience, it is not surprising that he would hold such a sentiment.
Songs like Zimbabwe and Africa Unite prove beyond the shadow of a doubt that he was very much aware of the status and struggle of people of African descent.
However it can be assumed that his Rastafarian faith with a doctrine of love combined with increased spirituality and the need to be marketable to a “one love” audience provided the necessary middle ground that Bob the artist needed.

4 "Don´t forget your history nor your destiny."

5 "In the abundance of water, the fool is thirsty."

6 "The harder the battle the sweet of jah victory."

7 "Open your eyes & look within, are you satisfied with the life you living."

8 "In this great future you can’t forget your past."

9 "If you get down and quarrel everyday, you're saying prayers to the devil, I say."

10 "Just can't live that negative way...make way for the positive day!"
11 "Life and Jah are one in the same. Jah is the gift of existence. I am in some way eternal, I will never be duplicated. The singularity of every man and woman is Jah's gift. What we struggle to make of it is our sole gift to Jah. The process of what that struggle becomes, in time, the Truth."

12 "Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don't complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don't bury your thoughts; put your vision to reality. Wake Up and Live!"
13 "Until the philosophy which hold one race superior and another inferior is finally discredited and abandoned...WAR! So that is prophecy, and everyone knows that is truth. And it came out of the mouth of Rastafari."
This is one of Bob Marley quotes come from Ras Tafari or His Imperial Majesty; however Bob with his lyrical genius immortalized them by putting these sentiments, originally delivered by H.I.M as a speech, to music.
14 "The first thing you must know about me is that I always stand what I stand for. Good? The second thing you must know about yourself listening to me is that words are tricky. So when you know what me a stand for, when me explain a thing to you, you must never try to look 'pon it in a different way from what me a stand for."
15 "Emancipate yourself from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds..."

16 "The good times of today, are the sad thoughts of tomorrow."

17 "You can fool some people sometimes, but you can't fool all the people all the time."
18 "Don't gain the world and lose your soul, wisdom is better than silver or gold..."
19 "When the race gets hard to run. It means you just can't take the pace."
20 "The more people smoke herb, the more Babylon fall." Bob Marley quote on herbs.
21 "Rise O fallen fighters, rise and take your stance again, He who fight and run away, Live to fight another day"

22 "The power of philosophy floats through my head, Light like a feather, Heavy as Led"

23 "Rastafari not a culture, it's a reality."

24 "The only truth is Rastafari."

25 "My music will go on forever. Maybe it's a fool say that, but when me know facts me can say facts. My music will go on forever."
 Bob Marley Quotes Still Relevant
The fact of the matter is that although Bob Marley has made his transition over 24 years ago, Bob Marley’s quotes still reflect in current life, economic and political situations. Bob Marley’s quotes are by no means archaic references but still speak with a great amount of relevance to the human condition and possible solutions for a future that hoped for but did not live to see.
"Open your eyes and look within, are you satisfied with the life you are living? We know where we are going, we know where we are from."
–Bob Marley’s quote from Exodus.
 Bob Marley and Africa :
Marley Music Was Not Only Admired But Was The Source Of Inspiration For Many African Musicians.
Bob Marley Birthday Celebration:
On February 4th 2005 over 200,000 people flocked to Addis Ababa Ethiopia to celebrate the birthday of the late great Bob Marley.
The celebration was held under the theme “Africa Unite” and was organized by Bob Marley Foundation, African Union and UNICEF. This year marked the 60th birthday for one of the world’s greatest musicians.
The program is a part of the Bob Marley Foundations attempts at trying to reconnect with Africa, thus the next birthday celebration is slated to be in another African country in 2006. This year’s celebration speaks to a major philosophical thrust on the part of Bob Marley, which is Pan-Africanism.
Read More>>> Bob Marley and Africa
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