Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Gbenga Osowe: E Go Done For Belle

by Jonas Dogara
Tunde na one of my personal padi when I been dey for university, and I like the guy wella wella. If anybody sick, na Tunde go carry the matter for head; if you no dey class, na Tunde go do photocopy of him note for you and the guy writing fine no be small. E be like say na computer dey type one kind wicked font for him note.

But as people wey get sense dey talk, nobody dey perfect. E get something dey wey spoil Tunde - him no sabi cook! And instead of him to try improve, na so so excuse e go dey nack you. If Tunde cook any food for you, even if na ordinary white rice, comma must dey inside. E no go gree listen to you sef, if you wan talk. Anything wey you complain about, the guy get something to take answer you. If na salt too much and you complain, my guy go tell you say make you use mouth wey no get salt chop am or make you comot the salt for your mind and chop the food. Tell Tunde say salt no reach and e go tell you say make you lick salt and chop the food. The one wey the guy dey do wey dey pain me pass na if him cook food wey no done. When you complain, the answer wey this crase boy go give you na ‘chop am like that, e go done for belle’!

You fit dey wonder sey wetin konsign you about Tunde, wey make I dey yarn plenty. The thing be say, na the same problem wey Tunde get na him Nigeria get. The way wey Tunde dey take reason say e go done for belle na im oyinbo people dey call ‘mediocrity’. Instead wey we go do as things go better, we dey belleful with the attitude of ‘chop (or manage) am like that; e go better after’. 

Na that yeye behaviour dey make us no dey start preparation on time (for sports competition), and when competition wan start, we go begin spend money like say we dey pluck am for tree. See the Olympics wey just finish some weeks ago na. We been dey think say e go done for belle, but by the time e happen, dem clear our doubt! Even wooden medal sef, we no fit take come back (if not for the Paralympians wey comot shame for our eyes). But nothing go change o! Nobody go answer question for how we manage spend plenty money for nothing... and when time reach for next Olympics we go start another ‘e go done for belle’ preparation.

Na dis same mediocrity make ‘small sickness’ catch our President wife sick and dem carry her go obodo oyinbo, sake of say our own hospital for here no ‘done’ reach to treat Her Excellency. Make we no forget how long late President Yar’adua stay for hospital abroad before e die o, and plenty other Naija people wey we sabi wey no dey near our hospitals. For those of us wey pocket no reach to go outside Naija, no wahala, we go manage am like that.

I no wan talk about our schools whether na primary, secondary or even the higher institutions. Na there this ‘e go done for belle’ behaviour ‘done’ pass. Teacher for primary school no go teach pikin wetin e suppose know, e go say e go know am later. The pikin go reach secondary school and the teacher for there go say e suppose don sabi the thing. Na so the pikin go carry ‘undone’ knowledge go university. When e comot for there, companies go talk say ‘Nigerian graduates are not well baked’! Baked ko, fried ni! Like say no be all of us get the fault.

Abeg my people, this na time to begin rearrange the way we dey think. Anything wey we wan do, make we dey do am well, sake of say if e no done, na all of us go suffer am.

Make I go check the food wey I put for fire before e go ‘over-done’ because I no fit say make e ‘undone’ for belle later.

My name na Osowe Oluwagbenga
@gbengaosowe for Twitter


  1. E go done for belle; until dem go give sombodi stone chop because e go done for belle naim we dey so!

    1. E go done, e go done, na im make person chop food come get running stomach. God go dey help us

  2. See this people o! U nor know say belle get ogbonge stove wey dey carry heat work like say na open fire? Shior, instead of you guys to dey commend Jonathan and Sanusi, u dey take style wire am! Be careful o! Make I nor put u for belle...

    1. Have mercy, boss! I no been know say you get that kind belle-tic stove o! If you say make we commend Oga Presido and CBN Governor, we go find extra Titles Nigeriana for dem o. Anything you say, oga!

    2. Uncle Olumide. No vex for your little boy abeg. I just say make I talk am as e do me for body. Thank you sir

  3. We thank God say Jonas don get colleague wey dey write for pidgin. I like the article o. Na very very nice concept. Make bro Jonathan give me Oil well sef, make the thing go done for my pwn belle too

    1. No be only oil well you go get. We go give you oyel field!

    2. Sagay, which of the oil, Palm Oil, SoyaBean Oil, Cottonseed Oil, etc. Na for this modern age u still wan dey use well abi. Change ur request to Oil TAp, Oil Pump and we would answer you. U hear? Oga Jonas, no be so?

    3. Gbenga you too make sense. Oya Sagay, choose!

  4. Hahahahahah. Laff wan kee me die. This your story come make me remember one of my friend for university wey go drink stream water wey no clean. When i remind am say the water no clean, the guy carry alum lick come say the allow go go mix with the water for him belle then make am clean. All done don for belle be that na.

    1. Na so e dey be at times. Hope say the guy still dey alive. Him belle go done become Alum factory now ba?

  5. I'm a notorious pidgin gaffe artist, so I'll just say: Una well done o!

    1. you be oyinbo boy alias the walking dictionary so we understand.

  6. Korrekt one no be small! See as @gbengaosowe wind us from tunde to our magana. We go eat food wey no doen until our belle burst one day.Na then we go realise say belle-bacteria dey sleep sometimes. @abusidiqu which kain friend be that? Lol!

    1. I dey pray make e no reach the belle bacteria level sha

  7. magnificent publish, very informative. I wonder why the other experts of this sector do not notice this.
    You should proceed your writing. I'm confident, you've
    a huge readers' base already!

    Feel free to visit my web page :: coffee machines

  8. Keep thiѕ goіng please, great job!

    Here is my wеb page :: payday loans

  9. I am actually grateful to the owner of this website who
    has shared this fantastic article at at this time.

    Visit my weblog Recommended Resource Site

  10. Great website you have here but I was curious if you knew of any
    community forums that cover the same topics talked about in this article?
    I'd really like to be a part of community where I can get feed-back from other knowledgeable people that share the same interest. If you have any suggestions, please let me know. Thanks!

    My webpage - nice Clothing

  11. Thank you for any other informative site. The place else could I
    am getting that type of info written in such an ideal means?
    I've a project that I am just now running on, and I have been at the glance out for such information.

    Look into my blog:

  12. Wοnderful gοods from you, man. Ι haѵe understanԁ уour stuff preѵious
    to and you агe just too fantastiс.
    І really like what you've acquired here, really like what you're stating and
    the waу in which you saу it. You make it еntertainіng аnd you still caгe fοг to keep it smart.
    I can not wаit to геad far more from yоu.
    This is really a tremendous web sitе.

    Feel freе to suгf to my weblog ... Same Day Payday Loans

  13. Howdy! This is the third time visiting now and I just wanted
    to say I truley relish looking at your website. I decided to bookmark it at digg.

    com with the title: Blogger: Not Freshly Squeezed and your URL:
    I hope this is fine with you, I'm making an attempt to give your terrific blog a bit more coverage. Be back shortly.

    Also visit my web-site; caa auto insurance

  14. Have you ever thought about writing an e-book or guest authoring on other sites?
    I have a blog based upon on the same information you
    discuss and would love to have you share some
    stories/information. I know my viewers would enjoy your work.
    If you are even remotely interested, feel free to shoot me an email.

    Feel free to surf to my blog - just click the following document

  15. Hello are using Wordpress for your blog
    platform? I'm new to the blog world but I'm trying to get started and set up my own.
    Do you need any html coding expertise to make your own blog?
    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    Here is my weblog; similar internet page

  16. First of all I want to say awesome blog! I had a quick question that I'd like to ask if you don't mind.
    I was interested to find out how you center yourself
    and clear your thoughts before writing. I've had a tough time clearing my thoughts in getting my thoughts out. I truly do enjoy writing but it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes are usually lost simply just trying to figure out how to begin. Any ideas or hints? Thanks!

    Also visit my web site: cheap link building

  17. Hey there would you mind sharing which blog platform you're using? I'm going to start my own blog in the near future but I'm having a tough time deciding between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal. The reason I ask is because your layout seems different then most blogs and I'm looking for
    something completely unique. P.S Apologies for being off-topic but
    I had to ask!

    Have a look at my blog: just click the next article

  18. Hi there! I could have sworn I've been to this website before but after reading through some of the post I realized it's new to me.
    Nonetheless, I'm definitely happy I found it and I'll be bookmarking and checking back frequently!

    Also visit my web page Read Alot more

  19. Good day I am so delighted I found your webpage, I really found you
    by mistake, while I was browsing on Digg for something else, Nonetheless I am here now and would just like to say
    many thanks for a fantastic post and a all round interesting blog (I also
    love the theme/design), I don’t have time to browse it
    all at the minute but I have book-marked it and also included your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read a great deal more, Please
    do keep up the fantastic work.

    Look into my blog :: just click the following webpage

  20. Hi there! Do you use Twitter? I'd like to follow you if that would be ok. I'm absolutely enjoying your blog and look forward to new posts.

    Feel free to surf to my site - link building packages

  21. We absolutely love your blog and find most of your
    post's to be exactly I'm looking for. can you offer guest
    writers to write content available for you? I wouldn't mind creating a post or elaborating on a few of the subjects you write related to here. Again, awesome web site!

    Also visit my blog click the next webpage

  22. Searching I noticed your blog book-marked as: Blogger:
    Not Freshly Squeezed. I'm assuming you book marked it yourself and wanted to ask if social book-marking gets you a bunch of traffic? I've been contemplating doing some social bookmarking for a few of my sites but
    wasn't sure if it would produce any positive results. Thank you.

    Stop by my web-site;

  23. Sweet blog! I found it while searching on Yahoo News.
    Do you have any suggestions on how to get listed in Yahoo News?
    I've been trying for a while but I never seem to get there! Many thanks

    Also visit my blog: take a look at the site here

  24. Do you have a spam problem on this blog; I also
    am a blogger, and I was wondering your situation; many of us have developed some nice practices and
    we are looking to exchange techniques with others, please
    shoot me an e-mail if interested.

    Look into my web page :: resource for this article

  25. My spouse and I stumbled over here by a different page and thought I might as well
    check things out. I like what I see so i am just
    following you. Look forward to checking out your web page again.

    my web page buy auto insurance

  26. We stumbled over here from a different website and thought I should
    check things out. I like what I see so now i'm following you. Look forward to going over your web page repeatedly.

    Feel free to visit my web page - compare auto insurance rates by state

  27. Hi would you mind sharing which blog platform you're working with? I'm
    looking to start my own blog soon but I'm having a hard time making a decision between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal. The reason I ask is because your layout seems different then most blogs and I'm looking for something unique.

    P.S My apologies for being off-topic but I had to ask!

    Feel free to surf to my blog ...

  28. Hi there. I'm sorry to hassle you but I ran across your website and noticed you happen to be using the exact same template as me. The only issue is on my blog, I'm struggling to get the design and style looking like yours.
    Would you mind e-mailing me at: so I can get this
    figured out. By the way I've bookmarked your web site: and will be visiting frequently. Thankyou!

    My webpage ... click this link now

  29. Have you ever thought about adding a little bit more than just your articles?
    I mean, what you say is important and everything. But think of if you added some great images or videos to give your
    posts more, "pop"! Your content is excellent but with images and clips, this site
    could undeniably be one of the greatest in its niche.
    Amazing blog!

    Here is my page; cheap auto insurance in ohio

  30. Hmm it seems like your website ate my first comment (it was super long) so I guess I'll just sum it up what I submitted and say, I'm thoroughly enjoying your blog.
    I too am an aspiring blog blogger but I'm still new to everything. Do you have any tips and hints for first-time blog writers? I'd certainly appreciate it.

    Also visit my web blog: Read the Full Write-up

  31. Hi just stumbled upon your website from Bing
    after I entered in, "Blogger: Not Freshly Squeezed" or perhaps something similar (can't quite remember exactly). In any case, I'm
    grateful I found it because your subject material is exactly what I'm searching for (writing a college paper) and I hope you don't mind if
    I collect some material from here and I will of course credit
    you as the source. Appreciate it.

    Look at my site auto insurance michigan ()

  32. Do you have a spam problem on this blog; I also am a blogger,
    and I was wanting to know your situation; many of us have developed some nice procedures and we are looking to swap solutions with others, why not
    shoot me an e-mail if interested.

    my website - visit the up coming post

  33. Write more, thats all I have to say. Literally, it seems as
    though you relied on the video to make your point.

    You clearly know what youre talking about, why throw away your
    intelligence on just posting videos to your weblog when you could be
    giving us something enlightening to read?

    Also visit my page; click the next site **

  34. Good day! I know this is somewhat off topic but I was wondering which blog platform are
    you using for this website? I'm getting fed up of Wordpress because I've had issues
    with hackers and I'm looking at alternatives for another platform. I would be great if you could point me in the direction of a good platform.

    My blog post - Full Record

  35. Heya! I'm at work browsing your blog from my new apple iphone! Just wanted to say I love reading through your blog and look forward to all your posts! Keep up the outstanding work!

    my weblog ... responsive auto insurance - -

  36. Woah! I'm really loving the template/theme of this blog. It's simple,
    yet effective. A lot of times it's challenging to get that "perfect balance" between user friendliness and visual appearance. I must say you've done a fantastic job with this.
    In addition, the blog loads extremely fast for me on Opera.
    Outstanding Blog!, more at Suggested Website!

  37. Hey there! This post couldn't be written any better! Reading this post reminds me of my old room mate! He always kept chatting about this. I will forward this article to him. Pretty sure he will have a good read. Many thanks for sharing!

    Here is my web page: Suggested Webpage

  38. Hello there! This is kind of off topic but I need some
    guidance from an established blog. Is it difficult to
    set up your own blog? I'm not very techincal but I can figure things out pretty fast. I'm thinking about creating my own but I'm not sure where to begin. Do you have any tips or suggestions? Many thanks

    Here is my blog post ... over here - -

  39. I am curious to find out what blog system you're working with? I'm experiencing some minor security problems with my latest website
    and I would like to find something more safe. Do you have
    any recommendations?

    My web site; link building seo company

  40. Hi there! This is my first visit to your blog! We are a team of volunteers
    and starting a new initiative in a community in the same niche.
    Your blog provided us valuable information to work on.
    You have done a wonderful job!

    my page: cheap auto insurance in virginia :: :

  41. Have you ever considered writing an e-book or guest authoring on other sites?
    I have a blog centered on the same information you discuss and would love to
    have you share some stories/information. I know my readers would appreciate your work.
    If you are even remotely interested, feel free
    to shoot me an email.

    Check out my web site :: link building seo company

  42. I'm wondering which blogging and site-building platform you are using? I'm new to blogging and have been thinking about using the Live journal platform.
    Do you consider this is a good foundation to start with?
    I would be very grateful if I could ask you some questions through e-mail so I can learn a bit more before getting started.
    When you have some free time, please make sure to contact me at: franziskaburris@gmx.
    net. Thanks a lot

    Check out my blog post go to my blog []

  43. I'm starting a new internet blog directory and was wondering if I can submit your website? I'm hoping to grow my
    directory slowly by hand so that it maintains high quality.
    I will make sure and put your blog in the best category
    and I'll also use, "Blogger: Not Freshly Squeezed" as your anchor text. Please be sure to let me know if this is alright with you by contacting me at: Thank you

    Take a look at my web page best link building services