My Greatest Reward on Hubpages!

Jump to Last Post 1-7 of 7 discussions (29 posts)
  1. profile image0
    fierycjposted 9 years ago

    As a lot of people here should know - I'm from the Heart of Africa, Nigeria, for all y'all who dont know. And I'm one of the very proud ones. I tell you, you're hardly find a Nigerian that's proud to be Nigerian that I am. No friggin' kidding! And you may also have noticed how I've laboured ceaselessly, quarried with the so called 'high and mighty' here on hubpages, because they clearly have a shitty impression about Nigeria. I dont blame it on anyone, though, not really. Except of course for the fact, that smart people ought to find things out for themselves. There is such a thing as 'bad press' - and to say that Nigeria has taken the worst blows of it all is a gross understatement. I blame CNN, I blame BBC.
    Moving on, Just this morning I got the greatest reward I've ever received on hubpages - and it made my stay on hubpages worthwhile, since I've pretty much taken it for granted that I wont be getting rich from hubpages anytime soon. I woke up to find a comment left on one of my hubs (pardon me, here, dont mean to break any forum rule) on Nigerian Music Videos. A hubber had watched the nigerian music videos posted in it, and just as I had hoped, the music videos helped change her impressions about Nigeria. An impression that the press had long marred ceaselessly. I'm glad needless to say. This here leaves me fulfilled than nothing else ever could in hubpages. No one regards Nigerians anymore, anywhere. Nigeria - the Giant of the black race. The Heart of Africa.

    1. candice5 profile image59
      candice5posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      It is a shame that people stereo type a particular, race for any reason, A few Scammers give Nigeria a bad name, same as a few families in Palermo give Sicily a bad name.

      1. profile image0
        fierycjposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Sicily's a good example. I've got an Italian friend. And everybody wants him to talk like a Wise Guy.

    2. guidebaba profile image56
      guidebabaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I have learnt and heard about Nigeria through Magazines, Newspaper and Electronic Media. From what they cover up, My impression on Nigeria is not too good. But would definitely like to learn more about Nigeria if you can publish some really useful information in form of Hubs.

      Ray

      1. profile image0
        fierycjposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        I've published hubs on under Travel, Tourism in Nigeria. I've published a hub on The Nigeria Movie Industry. I've also published a hub on Nigerian Music Videos. Been working hard to change people's perception on Nigeria. If I succeed, then that's my Greatest Reward.

  2. Pamda Man profile image50
    Pamda Manposted 9 years ago

    I don't have an impression on Nigeria. I have a friend from Nigeria. And, good to hear that.

    1. profile image0
      fierycjposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      mighty nice of you, Pamda.

      1. Pamda Man profile image50
        Pamda Manposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Panda.

        1. profile image0
          fierycjposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          sorry. Stuck.

        2. darkside profile image79
          darksideposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          I'm curious as to why you have Pamda Man as your profile name then.

          1. Pamda Man profile image50
            Pamda Manposted 9 years agoin reply to this

            For the nth time, you could learn a lot from my profile. Thanks. smile

            1. profile image0
              fierycjposted 9 years agoin reply to this

              Bet you felt bummed when you realized you spelt your name wrong, huh. Lol.

              1. Pamda Man profile image50
                Pamda Manposted 9 years agoin reply to this

                Oh, now you are trying to intimidate me, are you?

                1. profile image0
                  fierycjposted 9 years agoin reply to this

                  jeez, why does everybody feel threatened by me. smile i'm harmless. Lol. Hey, I might intimidate the rest, but not a cute ol' panda. How could I? Lol.

            2. darkside profile image79
              darksideposted 9 years agoin reply to this

              Okay, I've read as far as "I typed my name wrong".

              You didn't realise that immediately after you tried to sign in? You didn't feel the urge to register a new profile?

              Am I allowed to ask that? Or will you feel intimidated?

              1. profile image0
                fierycjposted 9 years agoin reply to this

                Ha ha ha ha. You crack me up, Darkside. Lol.

  3. Pamda Man profile image50
    Pamda Manposted 9 years ago

    You changed your picture.

    1. profile image0
      fierycjposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      like it?

      1. Pamda Man profile image50
        Pamda Manposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Yea, it's better than the old one. Human torch...

        You should read poems by Langston Hughes. I based my poem The Panda Speaks of Rivers on one of his poems.

        1. profile image0
          fierycjposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          You based a poem on a poem. Wow. Hey, what's the dealio with you and Pandas, anyway?

  4. Pamda Man profile image50
    Pamda Manposted 9 years ago

    Ian Damon Lampard.

    1. profile image0
      fierycjposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      so that means Panda Man or what?

      1. Pamda Man profile image50
        Pamda Manposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Another riddle of mine.

  5. profile image0
    Ghost32posted 9 years ago

    OK, CJ, you got me fair and square.  My wife and I've seen quite a few of the Nigerian scams in the mail, and her stepdad actually sucked himself into one despite our warnings.  But he's not a nice fellow, so it served him right.

    I've never stereotyped Nigeria because of that, and I've never been stereotyped myself--well, unless you count the folks who get their hackles up when I tell 'em I'm a life member of the National Rifle Association and like firearms, stuff like that.  So  I won't pretend to know what it's like.

    But I will hop out of the Forums for a bit and actually go read a few of your Hubs.  Can't play the music right now; wife is  sleeping about 8 feet away and I don't dare disturb her rest, but other than that....

    1. profile image0
      fierycjposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Good man, Ghost. Dont be waking your wife now - would strongly advice against that. smile

  6. Beth100 profile image73
    Beth100posted 9 years ago

    FieryCJ,

    It was a beautiful to read what you wrote first thing this morning.  It is not too often that we hear or read about true gratitude.  I have many friends and many of them are from around the world, including a wonderful man from Nigeria.  He has a heart of gold and never hesitates to give of himself.  He sets an example that many follow, including me.

    Have a wonderful weekend! smile

    1. profile image0
      fierycjposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, Beth. Appreciate the vote of confidence. Now help spread the message. Lol. Have a great weekend too. smile

  7. Lisa HW profile image63
    Lisa HWposted 9 years ago

    lol   lol   lol

    This cracks me up.  I don't know how "Panda Man" can stand just leaving a typo and going with it.   smile  Especially one that involves the third letter he must have entered on HubPages.  Oh well, guess everyone isn't a perfectionist - but it's been driving me crazy to see the whole "Pamda/Panda" thing.   lol   (Pamda,  lol  for the few Hubs you have, you may want to consider transferring them to an account that doesn't have a misspelling in the name.)

    1. profile image0
      fierycjposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Ha ha ha. That stuff kills me too. I mean, panda/pamda man is weird. Have you read his bio? Madman stuff. No friggin' kidding!

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)