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A of a girl twerking on a moving motorcycle went viral recently. In the same , the girl was also seen dancing in a swimming pool and in the middle of the road. Apparently, the girl was participating in the ‘Bum Bum’ challenge by to promote his new song of the same title. Whoever emerges winner of the challenge would walk away with over one million naira.

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Little wonder that so many youths, and even the elderly ones, have caught the bug and have been showing their twerking skills in odd places, including in some dangerous situations. Since this challenge took off, many viewers have been inundated with ‘twerkers’ twerking their backsides in a car trunk in Turkey; in the middle of the road in the US and even in Nigeria, in toilets and other funny places.

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The ‘Kiki’ challenge started by Canadian singer, Drake, for his song, In my Feelings, claimed many lives across the world. The challenge involved a person dancing to the song while a car moved along. In the course of filming the challenge, so many people were knocked down and the police had to issue a warning to people not to take part in the trend. However, with the current ‘Bum Bum’ challenge, it is evident that many youths have taken things to the extreme and should be cautioned.

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In a chat with Sunday Scoop, gospel singer, Nathaniel Bassey, who started the halleluyah challenge, stated that people were always drawn to what they liked. He said, “The social media is just like a marketplace. People gravitate towards whatever pleases them. The halleluyah challenge was started as a way of praising God for all He has done for us. Expectedly, those who share similar views partook in the challenge and it went viral. A lot of miracles were recorded in the course of that challenge. As a gospel artiste, anything I do has to glorify God.

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As for the Bum Bum challenge, I don’t know about it and I wouldn’t want to comment on it because I don’t know the motive behind it. I can only speak for myself.” In a similar vein, singer, Orezi, said such challenges were done mainly to get attention. Orezi added, “As far as I am concerned, all those challenges are just a way of seeking publicity. As the challenge goes viral, it also means that more people would be listening to the song, downloading it or buying online, as well as watching the video on YouTube and other streaming platforms. All this means more money for the artiste. At the end of the day, what is given to the winner of the challenge will be a tiny fraction compared to how much was generated. It is simply a smart strategy.”

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“As entertainers, it is very important for us to regularly engage our fans, and such challenge is one way of doing that. However, I also know that artistes have so much influence on people out there, especially the younger ones; so, we have to be careful with the kind of messages we pass across to them. Personally, I prefer doing things that are intellectually stimulating and these are what I do with some of my songs,” he added.

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Preaching caution before partaking in such trends, actor, John Okafor, aka Mr Ibu, said, “It is a general belief that too much of everything is bad. There is nothing bad in participating in a trend but it shouldn’t be at the expense of your life.” Comedian, MC Acapella, also advised that people should always strike a in whatever they do. He said, “Sometimes, our youths get carried away and focus on distractions instead of the real things. There are so many serious issues in this country that affect youths which nobody is talking about, yet you will see these same youths expending energy on mundane things. It is more worthwhile to stand up for a cause that would benefit people, no matter how small.”

Abass Sulaiman Adegoke, well known as Adegoke is a student of Federal Polytechnic Ede studying Civil Engineering, He is a media enthusiast, loves traveling, and has a special interest in personal development.

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THROWBACK TO SOME LEGENDARY CHILDHOOD GAMES… IF YOU DIDN’T DO ANY, YOUR CHILDHOOD WAS BORING

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Children want to grow up fast and do what adults do but ironically, adults want to be children again. With the struggles that comes with being a grown up, every once in a while, people find an escape, merely by reflecting on childhood memories. Anyone who grew up in Nigeria, probably had the best childhood in the world. Here are 6 childhood games that would have definitely made you love your childhood the more….

 

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Fire on the mountain: 

 

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Kids are arranged into two circles, one with one more member than the other. When a signal is given, they begin to run in opposite directions singing “fire on the mountain, run, run, run” until a whistle signalling – “fire is up!” is blown. Then each player tries to get a partner from the other circle.

 

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After the scramble, the player without a partner is penalised to do certain stunts or made to squat in the centre of the circle. The removal process continues until one pair is left and the pair are crowned the winners.  The name for this game varies across Nigerian cultures.

 

Tinko Tinko

 

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Girls especially loved this one. It involves two partners facing each other, while the theme song is sang by both as the game goes on. With hands held half way up, they begin the game which involves interchanging of hands front and back and slamming of hands by both partners. In this game, a lot of clapping happens in this game.

 

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Who Is In The Garden: 

 

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Here, the children make a big circle, starting with singing “form a big circle”. After that, the anchor then stays in the middle and runs in the circle singing, “ Who is in the garden a little fine boy/ girl (depending on the sex of the child) can I come and see him/ her, then everybody then responds “No” “No” “No”, then the anchor someone else and says “follow me”. This cycle is repeated until the last person remains, then others go in hiding while the last person goes searching for them.

 

Police and thief: 

 

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This was like Nigerian kids replicating action blockbursters. In this game, there are the good guys (police) and the bad guys (thieves) but the stolen object is imagined. The kids then divide themselves into two groups, then the police group will try to find and catch those people playing thieves.

 

Ten Ten:

 

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In playing this game, girls stand facing each other and clap their hands as they move their legs to a rhythm. The goal of each girl during this game is to ensure that she does not raise the same leg directly facing the other girl – which means it is no problem for a girl to raise a left leg when the other girl raises a right leg. The moment a girl raises the wrong leg, the other girl scores a point.

 

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Boju-Boju:

 

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 This is the Nigerian version of hide and seek. Every other person goes into hiding and the person seeking will start by singing the song, ‘boju boju o…’ and after singing, he starts to chase and anyone he/she catches will be the next to seek. Every seeker starts his/her chase by sing the song.

 

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Davido, Burna Boy, Falz demand justice for Kolade Johnson.

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Nigerian have called on President Muhammadu Buhari to put an end to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), in seeking justice for Kolade Johnson.

Kolade was allegedly shot dead by a member of a police team, while he was watching a Premier League fixture between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur in Lagos on Sunday.

Speaking on the development, the Lagos Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bala Elkana, in a statement said suspects have been arrested and investigation begun into the matter.

Johnson’s death has since sparked widespread criticism from Nigerians and celebrities with a renewed call on the Federal Government to end the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (F-SARS) unit of the police.

Here are reactions gathered by DAILY POST:

@ “Rip Kolade Johnson, All this nonsense must stop ! F*cked up my week up ! End SARS ASAP!! Rest In Peace Angel, God is alive !

@ “An innocent person dying because of the recklessness of an organization that only exists because of lack of value. They do not care at all! I’m actually fed up, I’m tired.

“Buhari please let someone pay for this. They can’t keep doing this to your people and getting away with it.”

@Banky W “This post is for our leaders: Buhari,Osinbajo, Akinwunmi Ambode, Sanwo-Olu… Dear Sirs, Kolade Johnson, an innocent, young citizen of Nigeria is dead. He was the only son of a widow, a husband and father.

“ His only crime was being in the right place at the wrong time watching a football match when SARS operatives who allegedly came to arrest someone, started shooting sporadically.

“Kolade is not the first innocent victim of reckless behaviour by SARS operatives, and he will almost certainly not be the last. It is sickening, frustrating, and unfair.

“We are tired of hearing about victims of police brutality, but never hearing about the criminal, reckless police officers being brought to justice.

“ We are tired of screaming and tweeting End SARS while our innocent young people are being extorted, bullied, maimed and killed by the very same officers who are meant to protect them.

“And we are tired of our leaders remaining silent, incident after incident.
We’re going to track down Kolade’s family, pray with them and raise money to assist them through this terrible tragedy.

“We hope that our leaders will use this opportunity to actually show that they care about our lives and wellbeing, by tracking down the reckless officers responsible for this murder and bringing them to justice for their vicious crime.

“We will not let this go. Kolade was innocent and did not deserve to die. Kolade could have been anyone of us. Please show us that you care about us. Please.”

@Falz “So called police killing young people, abruptly ending our dreams and ambitions. How many more lives are we going to lose?

“What’s the difference between these SARS guys and armed robbers / assasins ?

This administration is the most insensitive ever in our history. So we voted another 4 years of this bullshit?

@Burna Boy “This May be too much for some of you pto understand but until we are really ready to fight SARS and the powers that be I’m not talking about any aimless protest or marching. I mean really fight, nobody should include me in any hashtags. Until then let’s continue to pray that our turn to die at the hands of SARS never comes.”

@ Timi Dakolo “Another day another senseless killing yet no one is held accountable Another innocent Nigerian gunned down, a promising life snatched for no reason.

“To them it is fine as long as e no reach their house.senseless killings,End SARS.

“With all due respect Nigeria police, Show us a picture of them and let people that were there identify them as the officers that committed the crime.”

Source: Daily Post

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