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My Greatest Reward on Hubpages!

  1. fierycj profile image80
    fierycjposted 8 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 image61
      candice5posted 8 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. fierycj profile image80
        fierycjposted 8 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 image53
      guidebabaposted 8 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. fierycj profile image80
        fierycjposted 8 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 image53
    Pamda Manposted 8 years ago

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

    1. fierycj profile image80
      fierycjposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      mighty nice of you, Pamda.

      1. Pamda Man profile image53
        Pamda Manposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Panda.

        1. fierycj profile image80
          fierycjposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          sorry. Stuck.

        2. darkside profile image79
          darksideposted 8 years agoin reply to this

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

          1. Pamda Man profile image53
            Pamda Manposted 8 years agoin reply to this

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

            1. fierycj profile image80
              fierycjposted 8 years agoin reply to this

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

              1. Pamda Man profile image53
                Pamda Manposted 8 years agoin reply to this

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

                1. fierycj profile image80
                  fierycjposted 8 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 8 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. fierycj profile image80
                fierycjposted 8 years agoin reply to this

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

  3. Pamda Man profile image53
    Pamda Manposted 8 years ago

    You changed your picture.

    1. fierycj profile image80
      fierycjposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      like it?

      1. Pamda Man profile image53
        Pamda Manposted 8 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. fierycj profile image80
          fierycjposted 8 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 image53
    Pamda Manposted 8 years ago

    Ian Damon Lampard.

    1. fierycj profile image80
      fierycjposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      so that means Panda Man or what?

      1. Pamda Man profile image53
        Pamda Manposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Another riddle of mine.

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    Ghost32posted 8 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. fierycj profile image80
      fierycjposted 8 years agoin reply to this

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

  6. Beth100 profile image83
    Beth100posted 8 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. fierycj profile image80
      fierycjposted 8 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 image82
    Lisa HWposted 8 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. fierycj profile image80
      fierycjposted 8 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!

 
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