How To Be A True Football Fan


Football fans are some of the most interesting people in the world. They are witty, hilarious and more often than not would go the extra mile to support their teams. It’s not surprising, really. The beautiful game is the biggest sport in the world, it attracts the largest number of supporters, it’s a global business that rakes in millions of pounds on a regular. Therefore, its fans are allowed to be extra. I used to watch football occasionally when I was a kid – whenever Nigeria played. However, I became more interested in the game in the late 90s. I also started supporting Manchester United in 2005. In the almost 13 years I have considered myself a sold out fan of the sport, I have observed a couple of characteristics that define the typical football fan.

5 Subtle Lessons You Can Learn From Social Media



Since social media became a phenomenon, people have explored it for various uses. In the virtual community, there are really no rules. Yes, even though most platforms provide the option of reporting toxic posts, more often than not, bad conduct goes unpunished. I am active on social media. I hardly have a choice because of the nature of my job which demands the use of the platform. However, even I am tempted to take a break from it sometimes. The reason – social media can be overwhelming. The cacophony of opinions, the controversies, dirty fights and fake life…it can all be a bit too much for a more introverted personality like mine.

The KFC Example Of How To Say Sorry


At first, they were a tad too cheeky about it, and most of their customers weren’t particularly thrilled. Then, they did it right. Offered a simple, what-appeared-to-be-a-heartfelt-apology with a twist of genius copy; and since then, not only has their target audience become more accepting of their apology, they have further propagated the gospel of KFC by eulogising the brilliance of the ad.

Like Black Panther, Live Up To Your Hype


For many months, depending on which side of the divide they fell, movie buffs anticipated the premiere of Marvel Cinematic Universe’s latest instalment – Black Panther with either bated breaths or wry cynicism. Each expectant audience had good reasons for their stance. The mostly Black cast movie had been the subject of discourse for many months. And when it finally hit cinemas penultimate weekend, no one wanted to risk waiting until movie spoilers ruined the personal experience of seeing firsthand.

Vera’s Valentine Surprise


Vera knew Dan would propose on Valentine’s day. He had done a bad job of hiding it. He had been distant lately and hadn’t even shown up for their routine Friday dinner date. And there had been that one time he had left her apartment hurriedly just as she came home unusually early from work.

She wanted to confront him about it the next time they saw each other but changed her mind when she stumbled on the quaint diamond ring in his drawer. After seven years of dating, Dan was finally going to propose!

Award Shows And The More Important Applause


The 2018 Grammy Awards which held last Sunda revolved around one man – Bruno Mars.

Mars won in all the categories in which he was nominated, and this has raised a few questions.

Not a few expected rapper, Jay-Z to cart home a couple of statuettes out of the eight nominations he received for his personal and socially conscious latest album 4:44. This was not to be.

What We Should Be Doing About Trump’s “Shithole” Remark

Verbal shots have been fired at some third world countries, not for the first time. But, perhaps for a first by a sitting president of one of the countries regarded as a superpower, and tempers are flaring. The countries at the end of the scathing comments have been reacting, and the African Union have demanded an apology. Even though the man at the center of the brouhaha, Donald Trump has denied making such unflattering remarks, no one can put it past him. For a man who’s infamous for his lack of tact, he appears to have outdone himself with this one.

In This Quest For Relevance


It’s the start of a new year, and more than ever before, everyone is pumped to put their best foot forward, strive for success, attain new heights and be relevant in the scheme of things. People are on a high at this time, there’s that push that comes from wanting to achieve the goals set for the year. The memories of the unaccomplished resolutions from the previous year are all too fresh in the memory, and many swear that the present one will be nothing like the last. So we attack the year with fresh zeal and a consuming passion to right the wrongs of the previous, be on top of our game career-wise and generally make sure we are many steps ahead three hundred and something days later.