Monday, 23 April 2012

ANTONYMS OF A MIRAGE/GIVEAWAY WINNER

So our very own amazing blogger; @tilola aka Atilola Moronfolu just got her first book published so it’s yay time. It is a collection of poetry, prose and drama illustrating the real life experiences of different people. Her posts are always fresh and creative and this book is no less. She’s a Business Consultant, Writer, Editor, Publisher and an amazing girlfriend lol (hey, gutter people, not mine of course!) She’s also super-woman (yea, you can quote me)
Watch the trailer below


 
A preview from ‘In My Pocket’

‘Goshe – A short form of Shokolokobangoshe

Scenario 2
Mummy Bobo: Olowo ori mi (owner of my head), how was that favourite food of yours that I made for you? I am sure you enjoyed it. I have come to tell you about Bobo, your son. He is about to write his SSCE exams. The other day, I heard my senior wife bragging to her cousin that kola, her son, made all his papers two years ago because he is hardworking and brilliant. She then said she is sure Bobo will do the opposite and fail woefully. Olowo ori mi, please, don't let my enemies laugh at me. I know you can help me get the exam questions on the eve of every exam paper. This is the only way Bobo will be able to prove her wrong and shut her mouth forever. Daddy Bobo, you always say you love me more than my senior wife and if you really mean that, you will not let her have the last laugh over me.
Chief Goshe: Woman! Woman!! Woman!!! I have always warned you about this Bobo of a boy, but you will never listen to me. You spoil him too much; I hope he won't be the source of your downfall in future. Anyway, I will give you what you request, after which he will go to the UK to start his foundation course. You better warn your son to buckle up now, because there is no way I will fly over to meet David Cameron to organize exam papers by the time he gets to the UK. A word is enough for the wise. For now, the exam questions are not a problem. I have the education sector IN MY POCKET!
Scenario 3
Oloyinbo: (Getting up from his two minutes prostration, which Chief Goshe acknowledged by massaging his head with the sole of his left foot, he then starts hailing loudly) Baba Goshe, Baba mi, you will live long, your enemies will not see their children. Anyone that says it will not be well with you, it won't be well with them too. Baba mi, the time has come. I need your help seriously. It’s time for the councilor election for the local constituencies. As I told you last year, I intend to contest and since I have adopted you as my political father, who else will I run to but you? Baba Goshe, don't worry about my credentials. The minimum requirement is the SSCE result and I have already sorted that out with some boys and now have my results. All I need now is your backing and support. Baba mi, I am in your hand now o.
Chief Goshe: Oloyinbo, my nephew, see your mango head like that of my father. You want to run for councillor, hmm? I thought you were joking when you mentioned it last year. I hope you know the implications of what you are doing? The politics of our time is not for the lily-livered at all. You have to be on your toes at all times. Be ready to make friends and enemies, be ready to do anything to protect your political career and even your life from political detractors. It’s a dog eat dog world and make sure you are ready for all the consequences. You should have just accepted the business I offered to set up for you, but you youths of nowadays have been bitten by the get-rich-quick bug. Since you insist, I will help you. I will take you to a meeting tomorrow, where you will meet some powerful people. But know this one thing; you must not, in turn, bite the fingers of these powerful people, including mine, when you win. You will have to dance to their tunes. Otherwise, the ground will have no choice but to reject you. After tomorrow, your victory is a done deal. Even if you don't contest, you have won! It’s a done deal, I have the electoral system IN MY POCKET!
Scenario 4
Sisi Peperempe: (After a steamy sex session) Honey boy, cookie crumble, sweetie, darling, sugar! I need your assistance o. You remember my youngest brother, Dodoyo, he's in Anti-graft commission’s custody. He was arrested last week (Kissing his fat filled pot belly). They said he posed as a minister and defrauded some companies. You know the story of my family and how Dodoyo and I had to see ourselves through life by all means possible. He's the only family I have. We have gone through so much and he doesn't deserve jail time or to lose all he has worked for. (Pouting her lips, with permanent red lipstick on) Baby boo, you must help Dodoyo or else ehn...

Chief Goshe: Sisi Peperempe! C'mon, rest your little head. Why are you worrying yourself over nothing? I am disappointed in the way you keep worrying and emphasizing on this issue. After the three years of us playing this 'love game', you still worry about these little things. Before you start your rants again, don't worry I forgive you. I guarantee you that it is settled. Give me a maximum of two days, Dodoyo will get out of custody and all his frozen assets will be returned. Plus the anti-graft commission, plus the person that created the anti-graft commission, I have them all IN MY POCKET!

Scenario 5
Mr. Sinwonje: (Smacking his stomach during a meal of Suya and bottles of Lager beer at a popular elite club in Abuja) Chief Goshe, what are you going to do about this latest development now? I think Mr. President is serious about this power thing this time around o. If those Japanese people dare sign that contract of the electricity overhaul in this country, that line of business is over for me o, and you know that means you will also lose your regular cut. Hmm, Goshe, this is not good news at all. That is my major income-generating business and I use it to keep body and soul, Princess and Priscilla together. Imagine that this whole country, Nigeria, will not need generators or diesels to make their life easier. This is serious disaster. I will do anything to make it fail….

Read the rest of this and a lot more in your copy of Antonyms of a Mirage.

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Oh, and i'm giving out a copy of this amazing book. All you have to do is be a follower of this blog and leave a comment in the comment section with your email address. Shikena 

UPDATE: I used the True Random Number Generator to select and The winner of Antonyms of a Mirage is  Cee. Congratulations girl. Don't worry guys, i will be doing more give-away so you still stand a chance of winning. Thanks for participating.

19 comments:

  1. Aww thanks.

    @ Dayo: yay! Thank God for that

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  2. Wow! am sure going to loveee this book...addresses the issues in today nigeria. weldone @lola.

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  3. from the excerpts.. looks like an interesting book!

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  4. Do they sell it via Amazon or Barnes $ Noble...seems interesting, I love books like this.lol

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  5. Newest follower, and i hope you come visit me back :-))
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  6. ghen-ghen, this seems really interesting.
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  7. this book will really make a nice read. will try and get one for moi self soon.

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  8. hey u...wts up..will be back to read this..battery LOw bt just wanna tell u my old blog is no longer existent and tot u shd say Hi.ff u again.appreciated ur ff the oda time and dedicated the blog to u and d oda guys...
    l8r toin!!!
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  9. hi,i like d style and passion of your blog,dat is y am alwyz reading yr piece.pls do follow me back,i write on political isue and anytin else nice.bravo 2 d author of d book,how i wish mal.nasir elrufa'i and zainab usman would have a copy of d bok 2 her publicite it.

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  10. Yay!! just recently started following @ilola's blog and i love they way she writes. Really looking forward to the rest of the book :)!

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    If you are in Nigeria, abeg, just wait till next month, lol.

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  12. looks like a great book
    i really like your blog its so funny
    i am now following
    and my email is missmide@gmail.com

    www.midecoker.blogspot.com

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  13. May, thanks for dropping by & following. I'm following yours too :)

    SugarSpring, good to have you back

    Sadiq, I'll check out yours in a minute. Thanks for visiting my blog & following x

    Congrats Cee, you're a winner! Yay!

    Thanks Kellz

    Mide, thanks for liking my ramblings:) & following. More give-away coming soon

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  14. Book as a prize is a book-lovers delight!

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  15. OMG!!! i won!!! *grining from ear to ear* thank you soo much. You've made my day big time!! plenty hugs and kisses.

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