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A Memoir From The Past

Good day blog fam!

I have been fighting insomnia for about four months now, this morning as I rolled

awake on my lonely bed listening to Classic 97.3 FM a lot ran through my mind; but this peculiar one stuck and struck.

Have you ever frolicked with the idea of re-living your growing up days? Remembering those days got me startled.

From TV programs to Music, Books, Places & sports I had a great recall of events from my past.

Here's a list of a few stuff I recalled and reminisced about:

TV
-Things fall apart on NTA
-Behind the Cloud & the Nosa character
-Adventure of teddy Roxbury
-Moonlighting
-Pigeon street
-Fraggle Rock
-Sesame Street
-Sunday Rendezvous
-Tele Match
-Cock Crow at dawn
-Kidi vision 101
-Voltron


BOOKS
-Chike and the river
-Eze goes to school
-The Drummer Boy


PLACES
-Book Shop house Lagos Island
-Batta (opposite Apogbon-CMS)
-National Theater
-Sheraton Hotel
-Mile 12 market
-The Old & sane festac town
-Western avenue, Surulere.


MUSIC
-Alex Zitto (tickle me)
-Mike Okri (Rhumba)
-Evi Edna Ogoli (Rirovera, look before you cross)
-The Peacocks (Edequansa)
-New Edition, Keith Sweat, Milli Vanili, Michael Jackson, Phil Collins.


BEVERAGE
-Crush
-Tandi guranda
-Limca
-Dr Pepper
Then Lagos & Nigeria was less of a hustling cradle, here we are today all just socked in the quagmire of survival..... Hmm, now I just remembered The famous Anenih. We were all taunted only by his thought, but today Nigeria can boast of far more deadly criminals than Anenih.

On a lighter mood here on the blog, I'll love you to share with us what your favorite past has been, Anything.... Absolutely anything! Just share it, hope to find more of those I missed out from my list and hope to learn what my generation never saw. Happy Workers' Days!



Nuff'Shared
Ace Bentley


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Comments

  1. Anonymous5/01/2013

    Happy Workers Day Ace. Have You Seen a Doctor about that insomia?
    What helps me is gyming at night. I work out so much that when I get home, I am too exhausted to stay awake. Without hitting the gym at night, I can't sleep too.

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    1. I don't av gym o... Doctors will only prescribe drug, am too young to depend on drugs to sleep!

      I just feel it's a phase, my mind is working faster than my body!

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    2. Anonymous5/01/2013

      Ace Darling, you don't need to own a gym, go register in one and attend in the evenings. it will help you greatly.

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  2. Wao, well done Ace, u made me remember Tales by moonlight and playing outside in the moon at my bush village. God is good o. See me now a city babe.
    #NuffSaid

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    1. Hahahahhahahaa!

      #CityBabe #Jenifa, lolz

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  3. Anonymous5/01/2013

    @Ace, abeg dash me dat Iphone o, it's my dream phone anytime.

    Sesame street is it!!!
    I also remember running around naked and refusing to be worn anything. Lolz.

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    1. Anonymous5/01/2013

      No not iphone. My dream fone is Samsung Galaxy. I remember the days of Sagem and Nokia 3310.

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  4. Anonymous5/01/2013

    LOL I tell u,deadlier criminals dan anenih o,did u grow up in festac?he tormented us on this badagry express way bt now the torment us 4rm aso rock.we must b 4rm same generation,I remember all dese clearly.feeling seriously nostalgic,I do miss my childhood,wen coke was still N5,wen Mr.biggs was d only famous eatery,wen we wud buy baba dudu n lick on d street while trekking home 4rm schl.I loved tandi,I loved fraggle rock,I truly miss it.now all 1do is think of driving in dis hellish lagos n i'll b almost depressed cos of d traffic i no i'll face.am glad we av 2day 2rest though.even power situation is worse now.:(

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  5. Anwuli5/01/2013

    Hmnnnnn! Great times....what worries me the most is what our children are being exposed to....Happy workers day

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  6. I rememba havin 2 wake up early So as not 2 miss ma sch bus. I rememba cukin in tin tomatoes and bournvita cans. Undone beans n rice. I rememba hw fun it ws 2 hv a bday party. I rememba hw my one naira offerin had 2 b kept safe. I rememba hw I luvd d boat rides 2 ma village 4 christmas. I rememba hw ma dad tuk me 4 beach parties n we actually got 2 swim. I rememba bereton montessori I luvd ma sch. I rememba hw much fun it ws 2 b a child.

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    1. Wow! I remember the beach now, #barbeach way back, t'was fun!

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  7. Shayor5/01/2013

    Tandi guarana, Walls ice cream, Oyakaka, planta, cadbury's choclate spread, Nescao, chocomilo, I can go on n on! Fraggle rock, tele match was my favorite saturday morning show, Voltron, WWF, tales by moonlight. I loved b.day parties too, I remember our my uncle used to warn us not to come back home if we don't win dancing competitions..lol! But wt I hated most was sunday evenings when I go and weave my hair, I hated weaving my hair, it was always a moment of torture. I'd start crying from 5pm, na even d cry dey remind d househelp say its time to go and make hair! I mumu gan!

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    1. +1000. I had almost same experience and yes the worst was having to make my hair I hated it en. My neck used 2 be very stiff after making my hair lol. I also enjoyed the beach too and ojuju calabar in lagos coversface# lol. I mumu myself sha

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    2. @Shayor, I can almost guess how hold you are. We dey the same page.

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    3. creamberry5/01/2013

      @shayor,I remember the hair wahala gan ni o,haba how could I have forgotten,to make my matter worse, was that my mum would always want me to do shuku or kiko style,(very painful)again the most dreaded female teacher in my school then,is the only person that makes my hair+my very thick-texture hair and iron comb to comb my hair..as soon as I clocked 8yrs peren I quickly asked that my hair be cut down abeg..I cannot come and die..you need to see me rocking my hair now as sisi concern...lol,Happy workers day y'all,Aunty Eya no workers meal?

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    4. dem never born me for this una time o

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  8. Remember lockedup in the house after school,playing super mario on my cega,ridding bmx bicycle on the streets during holidays,playing hide and seek,mama and papa game,swell,change ur style etc.
    Remember going to the video house to rent vhs videos,watching commando,bruce lee,jamina,Tufan,hercules,conan the babarian,remember watching wrestling hogan and warrior were my favourites.
    Remember going to Area1 zoological garden to see the monkeys and ostrich,going to swim with my friends at area11 river and comeback to a serious thrashing.
    Remember my crushes then Betty,Theodora,Sandra etc who were all members of the children choir,and I remember joining altar servers to impress them.
    Remember using my tfare to buy Tosco and digestive at school,then having to trek home from school.
    Remember going to Apo legislative quaters to chyke those senators kids,and having dogs sent after us.
    Hmmmmm I can go on and on,but lemme stop here.

    ~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA3310

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    1. @Bona, you are a complete Abuja breed. I played super mario on "family com" that small game console. Now you made me remember films like "Hard way & the only way" "Nirgin Snake girl" "Living in bondage" "Journey to hell" Wow! #MyCrushes... Nelly, Jasmine! Funny how time flies.

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    2. Jazmyn5/01/2013

      chai Bona, you too yeye abeg. Laughter can't kill me today o.

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    3. Anonymous5/01/2013

      Lolzzzz Bona I yaff kill peron here o!
      Btwn I ccalled dat game "Suwe" o, lol!!!!

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    4. Man_Eater5/01/2013

      Lwkmd Bonario. U rlly are an Abj brought and here I thot I was d one dt has stayed in abj d longest. This is my 23rd year here *covers face.
      So Area 11 has river sef? Hahahaha. I remember area1 zoological garden, it used to be called Julie Useni park. Do u remember d amusement park at zone 1, and children's day march past at Old parade ground in Area 10. Omg! Good old days

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    5. Yep @man eater,I remember the zone1 amusement park verywell,we pay #20 for every game,my favourite was riding d car,missed father monkey. Children's day celebration at old parade ground. Could recall riding my bmx bicycle to airport road,to welcome Pope John Paul when he visited Nigeria. Abuja is nolonger fun,missed those lifeband stands that were everywhere then.
      Then Stella Maris and Regina Pacis had the most beautiful girls.
      Represented my school then on ETF quiz network. I automatically became a celeb,coz I always appeared on NTA. Going to UTC to play game. It was fun then,I so loved Nigeria.
      Could recall telling my mum I'll marry Benita Okogie,dat girl that sang Osemudiame.

      ~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA3310

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  9. I sleep daily nothing earlier than 2am so sad!! Ehen wt respect to d post I miss playing mummy and daddy and saying "kani", miss cooking leaves, rice and beans with loads of match sticks for my doll to eat, I miss conversing in a pretty weird Lang with my sister that we both don't understand, I miss playing catcher, suwe, dancing saki bobo, etc.I miss watchn robin hood cos I had a huge crush on him,watching cadbury brekfast TV, fresh prince of bel air.Eating pako biscuit and licking 1naira ice cream .I miss listening to my uncle play "everyday ple by arrested development" every morning...In all I miss the days where I would wake up and all I think about was have breakfast, play with with friends and watch TV.

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    1. Anonymous5/01/2013

      The part of speaking in strange languages with your sister got me rotfl!
      I did that too. Hmmm, silly things children do.
      I also remember I and my siblings stoning each other morsels of eba at the dining, during lunch.
      ...pj

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  10. Anonymous5/01/2013

    Lool!I remember those days of voltron,danger mouse,tales by moonlight,speakout on nta,sunday indian film on rstv,renta ghost,and most of all my white and black tv that had four legs!hahahahahahaha!ice cream wit different colouring tied in white nylon,and ice water toooo!

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    1. hot ginger5/01/2013

      yeah, ice cream tied in bread bags and sold for 1 naira.

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    2. Anonymous5/01/2013

      Dat ice cream eh? We called it 'Condense' yes a pure water in santana nylon!

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  11. Anonymous5/01/2013

    Yes o, going to video club to rent movies!!! Planta the planta, singing songs from adverts even if U were singing rubbish, riding BMX bicycle on the streets freely.
    The sanity, the many bday parties to attend.....Its a rare occurrence nowadays.
    Going on family picnics, using 5naira to buy oki biscuit, not one o.
    And I read novels so much I thot I was going to write one smday, I devoured them....Enid Blytons everything, Famous five, Malory Towers, one week one trouble, double trouble, was it Iheoma comes to stay??
    Thanks Ace....lovely post!

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    1. Wow! You made me remember how I used to save every kobo I had then to buy Enid Blytons,especially st. Clares and Malory towers. I had the whole series!

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  12. Shayor5/01/2013

    Wow! I remembered more, my best story book was 'without a silver spoon'..and I had a crush tooo! Jide Ojo!!!! Only God knows wia he is now, der r so many Jide Ojo's on facebook #coversface#. I envy dos of u dt were allowed 2 paly outside, we neva saw d outside of our house except we were going 2 sch, or church or salon, all thanks to d tall black gate! I hated dt gate! Chai but childhood was fun sha! #hulk, hulk, hulk Hogan, with your big biebie, and your fat muscleeeeeeee!# lol

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  13. Anonymous5/01/2013

    Can we still remember those funny advert songs like breakfast time is planta time!planta,omo superclean omo!sunlight soap takes cr of d family,choco choco milo etc

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    1. Wow! You got me soaked in memories...

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    2. Anonymous5/02/2013

      alilili..limca...

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  14. I remember being trashed almost frequently by my mother for being too stubborn and troublesome. This my last girl that looks so much like me, is also very troublesome and because I understand her more than they understood me, I try my best not to use that cane frequently.
    Happy Workers Day Fam!!!

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  15. This post has made my day, I just couldn't help but laugh out loud. I remember ofio, eyin alangba, ekanu gowan, kunu, kuli kuli, tandigorana, orobo mirinda, pako biscuit, common entrance book, 1st aid book, eze goes to school, ali and simbi, I remember socks, clean uniform n nail inspection at assembly, playing suwe and ten ten, change ur style, all those r born in may stand up stand up, playing x and o, I remember the election campaign songs on tv and street campaign wem MKO was campaigning, I remember water parrks, out wooden caged black n white tv dat we had to hit a few times to get good pictures and I remember checkmate, speak out, tales by moonlight, behind d clouds, I hated wen my dad seats to watch n listen ti news n no 1 dares seats in d sitting room.
    I remember chatting with my crush who was our neighbour in front of d gate n I was forming big girl n didn't run inside wen I saw my dad, d man beat d living dat light in out of me in front of my crush, I felt like d floor shld open up n swallow me. It took me 2 months of avoiding this guy to finally say hello from far coz I dear fear popsy.
    Ladies fashion of those days, long lycra skirts with slits at either one or both sides or d back. I had them in 3 different colours.
    I can go on n on....

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    1. Anonymous5/01/2013

      Lizzzy its like we grew up together o!!!! I can so relate eh,long lycra skirt eh I wear am tire, akwoche" cloth too, akpola shoe, going to lagos island with my aunt to watch Eyo! Choi!!!

      Playing"who stole d meat frm d cuking pot" lol,doing "Oga lap me" in Molue cos I've spent my T fare,going to Centre every Friday,gathering to watch a classmate fight after skol was so much fun eh! Watching Tales by Moon light by 6:30 every sunday,watching the soaps"The rich also cry-Ruth n Rachel!,No one but U,...
      Oga Ace tanks for dis post sha!

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    2. Shayor5/01/2013

      *rme* @ Oga lap me! Dt was kinda risky ooooo! That's y I'd keep saying dt tho I didn't like d aspect of my childhood dt we were locked indoors, I would still lock up my kids. I can't imagine my kids telling a random guy in a 'molue' dt Oga lap me!....not cool

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    3. @Lizzy, you got crushed infront of ur crush! *rme

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    4. Lol I defo did Ace, I'm still embarassed sef.

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    5. Anonymous5/02/2013

      @lizzy UGO C UGO.. that book almost gave me hunch back..lol..

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    6. Haa anon 11.20 u can remember things o, now dat u mentioned I remember Ugo C Ugo...if u didn't have d book teacher go punish u or use pankere cane on u..lol

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  16. I remember watching black and white TV, the confusion and excitement when I saw colour TV. I remember crying whenever I came second in class #Truth.
    I remember counting days to Christmas like the world is going to end.

    I remember being unable to say the sound /r/ correctly. I used to say; I am lunning in place of I am running. Lol

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  17. Awwww..Ace sorry about ur insomnia I also find it difficult sleeping burr used to it now..I believe ur body would ask for the sleep when neccessary and try to relax and free ur mind.. As for the memories I always do this hen like I close my eyes and just remininsce like I imagine all dose days I take myself to any lovely time I had and I savour those memories and take myself to those happy places have been lol..helps me forget and relax and tandi gurana,I rem tales by moonlight,suwe,baba dudu,eyin alangba,Secondary sch days..waoohh loly blue band,planta,Nasco biscuits waohhhh..this post has just made my day..Ace you go t a very good head on your shoulders kudos..Aunty eya how u dey?? I hail ohhh www.aomosale.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. ****Mufasa Said5/01/2013

    Best of all was cartoons! I loved TV like I could forge a career out of it! Jimbo, Dodo the kid from outta space, ovid Video, I hated tera Hawks but I still watched it, sledge hammer ETC! I tot cartoons were 4 life! Chike and the River was my best book, Second chance was good too and queens premier made me feel like a guru in english. Soo many memories
    Meanwhile, horrilicks shld help wt. Ur sleep issues

    ****Mufasa Said

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  19. Anonymous5/01/2013

    OMG I love dis post..
    Made me remember my good ol' childhood!
    I had d best time growing up!lol
    From nightmares due to..
    Living in bondage'..Andyyyyyyy iwe bue m..!
    Can't remember d name of dis 'musical igbo movie' dey sang 'unu afugo ije muna love ooo..unu afugo jerry..something like sha!
    Ayamatanga...
    Witch doctor of d living dead
    Nneka d pretty serpent!
    We loved watching telematch d most!
    'Fragle rock'..
    'Isaura'
    D rich also cry'
    Indian movies..
    Going 2 Sheraton or Eko hotels on bdays, easter, xmas hols.
    Stuffing our faces wif the breakfast buffet..lol
    Going 2 Frankids in festac 2 ride d spinning 2cup and boat, ice cream and popcorn every sunday.
    Buying Okin biscuit, caprisonne, baba dudu b4 going in2 skool.
    Going on holiday 2 d UK and US and bringing pics wen skool resumes 2 show-off! Buhahahahaha
    Going 4 parties wearing Patra- shredded-bumshorts,body-hug, monkey jackets and boots(same as my 5 sisters) and dancing (flexing till ur back hits d ground and butterflying till u drop) to Patra and 'wata bam bam'. I also loved blacky's 'can I hav a dance, Rosie' lmao
    Oh d memories r sweet.
    Hated siesta and after skool lessons.
    Loved saturday morning cartoons. Power rangers and robocop.
    Playing husband and wife.
    Roadtrip to d village!
    D list goes on...
    Lmao
    Billie jean

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    1. Wow! Billie of life,where went u all dis while?
      Av missed u like a preggo did her period.
      Lib readers will be surprised u had such wonderful childhood. Lolz

      ~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA3310

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    2. Aaaah! Patra... Remembering that was legendary, thanks Billie jean!

      We share quite a lot from the past, I nor know of UK and US own ooh!

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  20. Awww ace u just made my day! I remember teaching n floging all my dolls in d name of being a teacher, I remember I hated home lesson so much! Then this text book that says ' up I go, I go up' yes I remember q

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    1. creamberry5/01/2013

      Abi o,my blue rigid plastic doll I call baby,I flogged the hell out of it one day,after looking for it for so long.

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  21. Shayor5/01/2013

    Yes ooo! Those dolls, I flogged d living daylight out of dem... I rmbr our I always got detention for being naughty, at somepoint, my teacher, Miss Ross discovered I preferred detention 2 class and wld make me go for lunch 1hr after oda kids had gone! Choi naughty days, der was dis oyo prince with tribal marks in my class, I rmbr goin 2 d boys seat to spit on him *covers face* I don't pray for my kids 2 be as naughty as I was.

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  22. Johnson5/01/2013

    I remember watching black & white TV (covered with Lucozade Nylon) in my neighbor house through the window. That make everything look yellow! I remember my favorite cow-boy film – Jam Blocker, Penal Robert, Micheal London, Longrin! I remember Sunday rice and stew - I loved Sundays. I remember birthday parties with hot bowl of rice in a tray and everyone sitted round waiting to devour the food. Survival of the fittest! I remember flying kite made from news paper, broom stick, black thread, and eba…

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    1. Johnson5/01/2013

      I remember brake-dancing, John Player Gold-leaf dancing competition. I remember copying lyrics from Lionel Richie in preparation for the next love letter and writing those love letters starting with address “From the Street of Love”.
      I remember the following TV programs: I-SPY, SAMDOKA…
      I remember the following musical groups - LAKESIDE, DYNASTY, SHALAMA...

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  23. Anonymous5/01/2013

    Wow! Ace, you are gud! I love this post. I remember going 2 school in a cashew smeared uniform n buying Akara wit #1. running around the whole neighbourhood barefooted. Hiding behind d oil bean tree in my school to bite my nails so it would be neat for inspection in the assembly by our gamemaster. D day I wanted 2 jump over the gutter in front of my yard in Ajegunle n fell into d smelly gutter face down n had 2 be carried back into d house. D day I locked d door n still hid 2 've a taste of my Aunt's Whisky n quickly dropped d bottle n ran out to d street when I felt d burning sensation down my throat (poor me, I thought it was sweet as 7up). D day I was sleeping wit my grandma in d village n ceiling collapsed on us. Saying d Lords Prayer this way 'OUR FADA, LOOK AT IN 'AEVEN, ADAOBI THY NAME, THY KINKONKOM..." Playing horse n rider wit our house boys n gals. D day I cried my eyes out cos I took 3rd position in school (it had always been 1st frm pry1 to 6). Sitting infront of d black n white TV d whole day watching Tom n Jerry (my love 4 dat cartoon even now is unimaginable, bt I hated superman). My hatred 4 School then had no equal even though I was d best student in school. Buying a full plate of rice, macaroni, beans n meat wit just #30. Playing moonlit games, watching tales by moonlight every sunday by 6pm on NTA. my favourite Musician was Oliver De Coque. I loved dancing Awilo locomba wit oda kids. I could go on n on! I was very mischievous as a kid, n now a grown up, I luv mischievous kids (nt bad ones o). What I miss most abt my growing up is my innocence, I knew nothing! Nw looking at this generation... *SMH* God 've Mercy!

    VALENTINE

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  24. Anonymous5/01/2013

    Wot a nice write up! Rmber having my bath outside, later, graduated to bathing in bathrom n running inside still naked!
    Most importantly, i rmber my dad(rip) paying us by d number of grey hair we were- (my brother n i) able to pull out, infact i dread saturdays, we took turns pulling d grey hair while he slept n @ d end he paid wt 5k or 10k.
    Rember, feyinkogbon, sesame street, willy willy don die, infact, d list is endless.
    EIS

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  25. Anonymous5/01/2013

    Wow! Ace, you are gud! I love this post. I remember going 2 school in a cashew smeared uniform n buying Akara wit #1. running around the whole neighbourhood barefooted. Hiding behind d oil bean tree in my school to bite my nails so it would be neat for inspection in the assembly by our gamemaster. D day I wanted 2 jump over the gutter in front of my yard in Ajegunle n fell into d smelly gutter face down n had 2 be carried back into d house. D day I locked d door n still hid 2 've a taste of my Aunt's Whisky n quickly dropped d bottle n ran out to d street when I felt d burning sensation down my throat (poor me, I thought it was sweet as 7up). D day I was sleeping wit my grandma in d village n ceiling collapsed on us. Saying d Lords Prayer this way 'OUR FADA, LOOK AT IN 'AEVEN, ADAOBI THY NAME, THY KINKONKOM..." Playing horse n rider wit our house boys n gals. D day I cried my eyes out cos I took 3rd position in school (it had always been 1st frm pry1 to 6). Sitting infront of d black n white TV d whole day watching Tom n Jerry (my love 4 dat cartoon even now is unimaginable, bt I hated superman). My hatred 4 School then had no equal even though I was d best student in school. Buying a full plate of rice, macaroni, beans n meat wit just #30. Playing moonlit games, watching tales by moonlight every sunday by 6pm on NTA. my favourite Musician was Oliver De Coque. I loved dancing Awilo locomba wit oda kids. I could go on n on! I was very mischievous as a kid, n now a grown up, I luv mischievous kids (nt bad ones o). What I miss most abt my growing up is my innocence, I knew nothing! Nw looking at this generation... *SMH* God 've Mercy!

    VALENTINE

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  26. Anonymous5/01/2013

    @Johnson, u need to c me rolling on d floor with laughter.

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  27. I remember using paper to make a ship and once d rain is over! I will run and put d paper ship in d water, them it will float away, I remember my best time was when one bird was passing in d sky and all d kids will run out n sing' one song like this! Hmmmm can't remember but its like begging the. Bird to give us white finger

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    1. Anonymous5/01/2013

      Tolo tolo give me white finger. Lol.

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    2. @anon 5:23 so true I remember now

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    3. No it ws shekeleke gimme wyt wyt finga.

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  28. Anonymous5/01/2013

    Where is Ahdaisy hiding? Come share what you remember biko.

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    1. #Things of the spirit.... Thou shall not remember the past!

      Seriously, I guess Ahdaisy is busy, she informed earlier in her comment that she's reading for exams, I hope it's not an exam on the holy ghost (HGT 101) lolz!

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  29. Anonymous5/01/2013

    @Ahdaisy, r u vexing with the poster? Why r u absent here naa??

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  30. Shayor5/01/2013

    Ace u r a cow!!! Lolz @ HGT101...

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  31. Anonymous5/01/2013

    Good old days! I miss Okin shortcake biscuit, Tele match, Fast man, Pacesetter novels, my fav was Ebvu my love, Inter house sport esp the match past. Ace, thanks for this reminiscence. Sparkle.

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  32. Anonymous5/01/2013

    All dis posts got me cracking. I remember stealing n reading my older cousins ikyebe super n that lolly mag. I was a very curious spoilt child#coveringface#

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    1. Wow...

      #IkebeSuper & Lolly, my older ones read those!

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  33. Anonymous5/01/2013

    who remembers this biscuit with animal shape in the middle, i remember eating round the biscuit and leaving the shape for later, i also remember buying 1 naira groundnut, buying 5 naira bread, 12 naira bread lol, watching children of the world, tales by moonlight, i remember playing outside at night when dere was no light, adults telling us story,peeping through neighbours window, parents warning us not to eat in neighbours house,ur friend telling on u when u fight,giving each other fabu stories of babangida gave us money, i take my own build house u take your own spend finish.....good old days wen nothing was complicated

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  34. Anonymous5/02/2013

    •I miss the days we count our plaited hair (rich, poor, beggar, thief) till the last strand to see what we'd be in the future! Lol

    •Those days wen boys used to
    use d paint bucketcover as tire & their daddy's hanger as d steering

    •Those days when rubber band
    was stock exchange

    •Those days when eleganza pen
    was the best and those pens we were lied to that would show us the answer in exams! They wouldn't write if the option wasn't correct! Lmao

    •The days wen we used to drink
    water from the tap.. even suck out the water if it's not coming out

    •The days when NTA will show rainbow color for 30 mins then national anthem before they
    resume program @ 4pm

    • The days where basket sandals,cortina­ and Bata sandals were the best

    •Days when we all sing sandalili sandalili songs, dstv has come, no
    more old fun

    •Remember also, NTA on Sundays, mirro­r in the sun, new masquerade. ...wonderful memories!!!

    •If we got in trouble, our siblings would sing, 'I'll tell mummy for you, den den den' lool!

    •When naija movies made sense, Blood Money, Rattle Snake (Ahanna), Witches (eku kuleku kuleku leku).

    •When dungari's jumpsuit reigned!

    •when we went to school,lined up & the the headmistress & teachers inspect our nails & uniform & then we match to our classrooms

    • The days of Trebor,
    Iced Coloured water tied in nylon
    we called it "lolly", Goody-Goody and Yale Biscuit. X_X

    •The days of Mallam Ilya's Passport, Agbo, Edet lives in
    Calabar.

    •Chei, I remember those days
    when one naira na money,when
    groundnut was 5 kobo. & choco milo sweet was 5 kobo

    • Days of messing game, 'Who is in the garden?'

    •Days when we used to build
    houses with sand, play tinko tinko, ten ten, skipping, stop!
    I'm really proud to have
    experienced all this.

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  35. Man_Eater5/02/2013

    @bonario Omg! I'm laughing so hard. I remember that Pope's visit, at least u had a bicycle. We trekked from my school to Papal ground along kubwa express. Lol
    The amusement park in Zone has been left to rot, I loved d horses best and used to ride, was too scared of d cars. I remember entering d mary-go-round that took as as high as d sky and was spinning so fast, wen I came down I started vomitting all d icecream I licked, lol, my sisters still rib me about it.

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  36. Anonymous5/02/2013

    @Ace, This post is my new laughter inducer. When I need to laugh, I just visit the blog and run straight to THIS POST OOOOOO.

    #Nuff Said

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  37. yosola5/02/2013

    *sad face* all my aunties and uncles. i did not meet some of these things o but at least i watched Tales by moonlight and have faint memories from telematch and allo allo, and my brother liked voltron. lolll

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    1. Yosola Snr5/03/2013

      Lol. Yosola Junior, are you Adeyosola or Omoyosola?

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  38. I remember the days of the soap "the third eye" with Olu Jacobs and his very interlligent daughter, "animal games" on NTA because I used to be one of the kids, I hated Sunday evenings cos I remember being forced to go and make my hair by a woman who had a bad BO, I remember going to Ikoyi hotel and Ikoyi club for parties, and to buy suya (the best suya so far then).

    My best advert on TV then was the coca cola advert "I am the future of the world". Sooo many memories. Thank you ACE.

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  39. Anonymous6/15/2014

    Chocomilo
    Eleyin Pastor
    Ika Gowon
    Baba Dudu
    Bazooka chewing gum
    Gogo
    Checkmate
    Secrets of the Sands
    Basset and Company
    New Masquerade
    New Village Headmaster
    Dempsey and Makepeace
    Terrahawks
    Rentaghost
    Thundersub
    Voltron
    Tire and Hanger
    Bertha
    Jumbo
    Top Cat
    SpeedRacer
    Ring Ring do your thing
    WWF Wrestling
    Third Eye
    Superman 1-3
    E.T
    The Little Prince
    Never Ending Story

    My childhood was s blast

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