ARE YOU TIME CONSCIOUS?

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Have you ever wondered how the word Time came into being?

It gives us a run for our money because it waits for no one.

As soon as it’s morning and the cock crows, it’s a mandatory fact

For you to get up from the bed to go on with the duty for the day.

For those in Lagos, Nigeria, they know the value of time because

Seconds missed can cause you to miss your Bus to the Office

And once you Miss your bus then you are doomed to be stuck in the traffic.

To some people TIME IS UNFAIR because it TICKS SUPER-FAST IN THEIR EYES.

To others TIME IS FAIR because they have made the best use of it.

Those that think TIME is UNFAIR tend to forget that TIME WAITS for NO ONE, if you make the best use of your time it would give you the profit, because as far as I know the CLOCK IS TICKING, Ticking from Seconds to Minute from Minute to Hours from Hours to Day from Days to Weeks from Weeks to Month from Months to Years.. so on and on it Ticks and it can’t be stopped, It can’t be stored.

DSCF5674Some have got the Good things of life because they have made the Best use of their time; We have all got the same 24hours in a day.

Wait a minute! Who told you that:-

You must shut down all work for the day as soon as its 5pm? Or should I say who told you that you must go to sleep as soon as it’s 8pm? Or should I say which law stipulates that you must wake up at 7am?DSCF5673

Sure you would say your body needs rest after a long day’s job; sure you need rest because it’s good for the body but that is actually the difference between you and the time conscious people.

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Ordeal Of a FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER (TRUE LIFE STORY)

Wahabi oluwafemi StephenSaturdays! That one word is a word that can bring both excitement and anxiety to a photographer. For a photographer that loves his job, Saturdays end up being the busiest of all days. It comes with a lot of beautiful moments to capture: weddings, birthdays or even beautiful events and sceneries that are not necessarily a product of organized orchestrations.
For me as a photographer, I am always excited any time I am presented with opportunities to use my photography skills to keep memories alive. Being a part of the preservation of such great moments and memories will always leave a smile on my face; I can’t explain why I feel such overwhelming excitement but….wait a minute! This post is not supposed to be about Saturdays. I need to get to the issue of today before I get too far into enjoying the digression.
This post is going to be focusing on a specific Saturday and the events that came with it; events I could not capture with a camera but which remain registered in my mind and might just be there for quite a while.
At the early hours Saturday, 6th of December 2014, I was returning from a venue where I had gone to do a stage setup. I didn’t drive there, so I had to wait at Nyanya bus stop to get a vehicle that would take me home from there. After waiting for a while and the vehicle was not forthcoming, I decided I should seize that opportunity and take snapshots of that scenery for my blog.
There I was at the Nyanya Bustop Innocently taking shot of great moment and scenery of the Area at that time and I was so happy doing it, but before I could say JACK ROBINSON, a man walked upto and the following conversation took place
Strange man: who are you mr man?
Me: Sir, I am a freelance photographer, just capturing great moment of the area.
Strange man: let me see the pictures, and can you identify yourself?
Me: Sir, I actually forgot my ID card at home, but I have some pictures on my tablet that’s shows my identity.
I was about to show him my pictures when another person shouted from a distance, OGA NA THEM THEY SNAP PICTURE GO SHOW BOKO-HARAM, SO THEM GO FIT KNOW WHERE TO BOMB (meaning: Sir, this are the people that use to snap picture for boko-haram , by doing that they know where to bomb at every particular time)DSCF2037
In one minute I was surrounded by different people of the park, they all have this fierce look on their faces, just staring at me,

They already  have this hatred for anything or person’s that have connection with boko-haram, not even listening to what I have to say one of them gave me a Slap that throws me off balance, there and then it dawn on me that I was in a rough situation, A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH, They collected all my belongings, (Camera, Mobile phone, Ipad), I couldn’t call anyone, I was just there so helpless and all I was hearing in the background is “HE IS A BOKO HARAM MEMBER” “HE IS SNAPPING THIS PLACE TO GO AND SHOW BOKO-HARAM SO THEY WOULD COME AND BOMB HERE AGAIN” “WHAT IS SO BEAUTIFUL ABOUT THIS PLACE THAT YOU DECIDED TO SNAP”I wasn’t with my ID card to show my Identity due to rush hour to meet up with my appointment,
One of them came to me, precisely the person that slapped me earlier and the following conversation took place;
Strange man 2 : Which state are you from
Me: Lagos state.
Strange man 2: As you see me so, I have been to jail before because I snapped pictures like this, so you are also going to jail today.
To cut the long story short, the whole ranting lasted for close to an hour before two Army officers came to the rescue, they took me from the Angry mob, who are blood thirsty because I could see it in their faces
The ending of the whole story is that I was finally set free to go after much questioning that I answer fluently without hesitation.
My ordeal with this angry mob wasn’t funny at all, because it was after they set me free, that it dawn on me that I was actually FACE TO FACE with death, because in this our country Nigeria, some innocent souls have lost their live in situation like this, I don’t really want to start mentioning names but I feel I would mention that of the ALUU 4, The four innocent student of University of Port Harcourt lynched broad day like in Aluu community of River State in the year 2012, it was after they were killed that they now found out that they were four innocent student killed without even allowing them to speak out there mind.
The irony of the whole story now is that, this is 2years running they haven’t gotten justice yet, though their case is still in court, I still honor them with a minute silence, but what about those who have no one to fight for their course, I feel this is the time to speak out in our own little way to change our mentality towards situations like this.
We go to develop countries and we shoot great pictures of scenes and location we have visited, we are all so excited about this that we even flaunt it on our BBM as our Dp on your facebook wall, Instagram etc. showing it to how friends, why can’t we do the same to our Great country Nigeria?
Bringing out the beauty of our country should be our utmost priority because the image the outside world have about our country Nigeria are scenes of Guns, Bomb Blast, Dead bodies all round disaster, IF WE DON’T DO IT, WHO WOULD DO IT?
Lets us Market our country to the outside world, because looking at it vividly all we do for those developed countries without being paid is simply marketing, showing their good serene environment and relaxation spot, but does’ that mean they don’t have crisis in their country? (I would leave you to answer that question yourself) ….
I am here still hail and healthy but with pains on my cheek, but that is not stopping me from speaking out, LETS STOP EVERY FORM OF MOB ATTACK …. (HEAR HIS OWN SIDE OF THE STORY) #stopMOBattack, #hearHIMorHERout #MARKETyourCOUNTRY #marketNIGERIA #beautifulNIGERIA

SCRIBBLED Thought (TWO)

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A wise man once sat in the audience and cracked a joke. All laughed like crazy. After a moment he

cracked the same joke again and a little less people laughed this time. He cracked the same joke again and again, when there was no laughter in the crowd, he smiled and said: “When you can’t laugh on the same joke again and again, then why do you keep crying over the same issue over and over again?” Forget the past and move on. All things in life are temporary. If the going is smooth, enjoy it, cos it will not last forever. If the going is rough, don’t worry, it won’t last forever either. Worrying does not take away tomorrow’s troubles; it takes away today’s peace. Often when we lose hope and think this is the end, GOD smiles from above and says, “Relax, it’s just a bend, not the end

Sunrise ..

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I always feel this INNER PEACE when i wait for the right moment to capture sun rise and sun set ..  Its lovely

Scribbled Thought 1

Wahabi Oluwafemi

To the ladies ….
Your pastor would tell you, IF YOU WANT TO GET MARRIED TO A MAN, ask him this question,
1. What is your vision in life?
2. Where are you going in life?
3. What are your plans for the future? Etc etc
I mean no disrespect to the men of God but I think I have my own opinion, because as for me I want to go everywhere.
Because when a lady ask me where I am going, this is going to be my answer.
“I AM GOING TO HEAVEN”
Your guess is as right as mine, you are thinking what is this guy really talking about.
We wake up every morning to work to earn money, at the end of the day we are all going to die one day, because the human want is insatiable, they would always want more till the time of death.
I want to ask you this question,
WHAT ARE YOU LIVING FOR OR EVEN WORKING FOR?
As for me
1. I want to enjoy life.
2. Having multiple source of income to be able to fend for myself, my immediate family, parents, siblings and the less privilege.
That is what I want to live for because that is the cycle of life, we work to have money and we use the money to buy things for ourselves and to make the world a better place for ourselves.
This is my own personal opinion, you mustn’t follow me on this one, and if any lady want to JOURNEY WITH ME IN LIFE PLEASE YOU SHOULD TAKE NOTE OF THIS, I JUST WANT TO ENJOY LIFE.