The Nomination

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It was on a beautiful cold morning. Nah, make that three beautiful cold mornings. The weather was breezy and the sky azure…

Biko who send me story? *smiles*

About a week ago I got a shocker from a wonderful mind and blogger, Sheedart. I was still in that state of mild electrocution when I got another zap by a very revered blogger, Topazo. Recently, Zika shocked me the most! (I’m a secret admirer of her art, don’t tell nobody).

Senor Joe’s Blog was nominated for Lobsters Award!

Oh shoot! I made the mistake again! I mean SJB was nominated for Liebster Blog Award.


Dumbfounded is just a little close to how I felt. It got me “flowing” like Divine Oduduru.

I was like…


I never expe-rred it!

“…God gave it to me!  I’m grateful to Him…. although the wind was very muwsssh!”

I could go on and write a piece just to tell all what these people do with their respective arts, but it won’t make them more awesome than they already are. Besides, I fear the blogger ma’am, Sheedart–who strikes me as a romantic *coughs*–could be prone to beet-red kinda blushing. I’m sometimes allergic to red. 🙂

Thanks for the nomination. Thanks for the honour!

The basic rules are as follows:

*Acknowledge the person(s) that nominated you.

*Answer the questions asked by the blogger(s) who nominated you.

I’ve got three sets of questions to answer here (this should qualify me to at least have triplets twins with bae in the future, right?), but the spirits told me there will be similar questions.

*Nominate other blogs with less than 200 followers.

The third rule is quite simple, but I won’t follow it to the letter. Matter of fact I won’t follow it at all!

*Ask the bloggers you have nominated eleven (11) questions.

*Let your nominees know you have nominated them.

*Add the Liebster award badge to your blog.

Here are the questions and my answers. The madams go first.

Sheedart’s questions:

When and why did you start blogging?

SJB would have been in existence for two years in the next three weeks. Yeah, it all started on the 19th day of January 2013.

I started blogging because facebook (then) wouldn’t allow me express myself satisfactorily; I was always exceeding the word/character limit. I wrote a couple of facebook notes just before I “PORTed” to wordpress dot com.

What inspires your writing?

Anything and everything! A school of thought believes that means nothing though, I disagree. You get the drift.

What or who could stop you from blogging ever again?

Busy life schedules could be a threat, but I won’t give in very easily.

Would you rather read a book or watch a movie?

Assuming that they carry the same weight, a movie I shall watch! After all, a movie is a book in motion/on screen.

What is your most awesome/proud moment? Share if you will.

Quite a difficult one with the ranking. A moment involved helping someone out of a dire strait. I’ll write about it someday, perhaps.

If you had the opportunity to choose the country to be born in, would you still choose Nigeria? If not which will you choose and why?

Who does this?! Sheedart, you seriously asked the obvious? Without being hypocritical, following the crowd or embracing BS, I won’t. I’ll choose Iraq or Pakistan because I’m a rational human being! Seriously now, Iceland sounds cool in my ears. It’s my choice ‘cuz I love ice :). I think you know the exact reason actually.

If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be?

I’ll effect a change towards achieving equality among all, to a very great extent but not absolutely. Absolute equality is also a problem.

Where do you see yourself in ten years?

Now I feel like I’m in a job interview session *straight face*. I’m not clairvoyant or psychic so it’s kinda hard to be precise here… but I know where I wanna be, God helping me. I wanna be already well-placed in my career; a very good son to Ma’ and Da’; a responsible husband to my wife and father of my twins and erm… never mind. I wanna be lots of good things beneficial to those around me.

What is the first thing that would likely attract you to a potential friend?

You want the truth or the near-truth? Character and all the abstract stuffs can’t be assessed quickly, good looks can. If the dude is good looking or the babe is…you know, Joe is more inclined to bond quickly. Judge me and call me names my pastor won’t like o, I just told you the truth.

What do you think of the blogger who nominated you?

One of the attracting things about her is her style of writing. She writes freely. Sheedart is quite a liberal and funny ma’am too; her blog reeks of these. Thanks for nominating SJB, I really appreciate it.

Zika’s questions:

What inspired your writing?

Methinks we’ve addressed this. 🙂

What do you think about writing as a way of expression?

It’s one of the best free gifts ever! It’s that mighty voice in prints (often deeper than spoken words because more time is invested), even when the individual behind the pen or idea ordinarily wouldn’t be very articulate through some other means.

Which is your favourite kind of music?

I’ve got quite a handful, depending on the version of me in question. Pop/Soul. Other stuffs that make me wanna dance real hard too.

If you could change one moment in time, which would it be?

Adam shouldn’t have eaten that apple! I’d gladly go back in time to that moment and murder a serpent. I’ll try not to make any apple juice.

What makes you happy?


Sir Topazo’s questions:

What made you start writing?

The yearning to let out my thoughts, imaginations… and share the fun.

Who is your favourite author?

Really, I think I’m too adventurous to have something like favourite or best. I love a lot of different stuffs.

Early bird or night owl?

Both. Praying for a moderately long life span.

E-books or paperbacks?


Mountain or Beach?

My acrophobia has a PhD! Beach it is.

What project are you working on?

It’s a matter national security. I’ll have to kill you if I tell you.

What are your plans for your writing in 2015?

This is fast becoming a cliché, but in my case I mean it. I don’t really see myself as writer (I believe it takes more than having a blog and writing stuffs on it to be one). However, I enjoy blogging with its attendant fun and therapy. I’ve got no big plan, besides trying to update often.

Favourite relaxation spot?

As of this moment my bedroom has no rival. There are lots of relaxations that can be done in that space of mine.

Share something embarrassing about yourself.

I found a way to evade this :). Will I share something embarrassing about myself? I’m not sure I will. So you wanted to know if I snore or lick my thumb? LOL

Favourite colour?

The fiftieth shade of grey. 🙂

White and blue are perpetually in fisticuffs on that. I hope one wins soon.

What do you fear most in the whole wide world?

Ojuju! Yes, Ojuju Calabar :). I kid.

The idea of leaving when I’ve actually not started or achieved my purpose scares me shitless.

Topazo didn’t ask me of my opinion about him regarding blogging, but I’ll visit it anyway. Who’s suing?

I think he is one of the very versatile bloggers I’ve come across. He chose prose over poetry in a question about his choice between the two, but I think he should’ve just packed the two, look Amity straight in the eye and say “I’m walking away”. He should force it out in Craig’s voice if he could. Thanks for the nomination Doc.

I finally get to nominate! Here:


Here are my questions. Feel free, no negative marking please.

  1. Who inspired you to start blogging?
  2. What inspires your writing?
  3. If you were asked to choose a song for a loved one (boyfriend, girlfriend, fiancée, spouse, etc.), which one would you choose to pour out your emotions aptly?
  4. What’s your take about love?
  5. What’s your dream travel destination?
  6. What is the first thing that would likely attract you to a potential friend?
  7. Poetry or prose and why?
  8. In one word, how would you describe your first kiss (I believe you’ve had one)?
  9. If you had one wish, what will you wish for?
  10. What do you do for leisure?
  11. Are you sincere in all the above ten (10) questions? 🙂

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14 thoughts on “The Nomination

    Heedriz Depearl said:
    December 28, 2014 at 4:54 pm

    Well deserved paapi, well deserved.

    BTW, you snore?! Yuck! :p
    And what’s with this twins business?! Lmao!

    Yes, thanks for the nomination. *covers-face*

    Liked by 1 person

      Adewoyin Joseph responded:
      December 28, 2014 at 8:12 pm

      Nah! You should un-yuck like right now! I don’t make noise in my sleep.

      I’ve got a thing for twinnies… and diastema.

      You deserve the nomination bruvv… “you’ve got a black man’s blood in you” :).

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    Yemie said:
    December 28, 2014 at 5:28 pm

    This was a total crack-up Joe, it’s so like you to make ‘monkey business’ outta just ’bout anything and everything, but hey, who’s hating?! You would otherwise not be Joe if this beautiful aspect of you remained in ‘remission’ would ya?! LMAO!

    Where are ma manners though?! #clears throat# Thank you soooo much for this Jojo, am totally bowled over and deeply humbled too! May the Good Lord honour thee in a way only He can and may all of thy dreams, aspirations and wishes come to absolute, total fruition in accordance to the Perfect Will of the Good Lord for thee IJN, Amen!

    With these answers, I get to learn more ’bout you and I say ‘interressant’! Nice one babycakes; keep on soaring! Mwah! LOL


      Adewoyin Joseph responded:
      December 28, 2014 at 8:50 pm

      LOL. Even Shiloh’s regular “attendees” would envy me with this “stwong” prayer.

      Amen and amen mon amie.

      Interressant you too! 🙂


    topazo said:
    December 29, 2014 at 12:45 am

    Kai,,,Senor Joe…I was just grinning all the way as I read this….awesome post!
    it is nice to know more about you…and for the answer that had no question that you supplied…I am sorry to inform you that you have been disqualified for doing oversabi…what we call ITK (I too Know)lol
    thanks man…I appreciate your kind words…


      Adewoyin Joseph responded:
      December 29, 2014 at 4:23 am

      Nooooo! Don’t do this to me! Okay I snore, whistle, sing and practice taekwondo in my sleep, we good now? LOL

      Don’t be sorry Doc, ‘cuz I’m not sorry to tell you this: I decline your disqualification! 🙂

      You deserve every line, really.


    damstylee said:
    December 30, 2014 at 5:35 am

    Oh my… wow!… I never ‘expe-rred’ this…

    I am most honored Mr Joseph and I’ll do my best to answer your questions asap…

    But really, Ojuju -______-


      Adewoyin Joseph responded:
      December 30, 2014 at 7:02 am

      *smiles* Ojuju is a very bad sonthin o!

      Chief, it is more of what you deserve than honour. I know you shall write the truth and nothing but the truth, so help you God. 🙂


    sheedart said:
    December 30, 2014 at 6:02 am

    Aww Señor. I really didn’t mean to electrocute you..Hehe.. U deserve d nominations despite ur numerous disappearing acts. You always come back with some refreshing freshness #uhn?
    It was nice reading your answers to d questions. I can now scream at your bride in church => ‘I hope you like Iceland miss, b4 u say I Do’..Lol…


      Adewoyin Joseph responded:
      December 30, 2014 at 7:26 am

      Worry not, I won’t be mean ‘cuz you electrocuted me, I elect to be cute. 🙂 Didn’t mean to be deliberately nimble-toed ma’am, but sometimes it can’t be helped. Thanks… for the refreshing freshness. 🙂

      [mimicking bae] “I don’t! I’d rather have ice in my tea than live on it…”

      She probably has a nicer place in mind.

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    sheedart said:
    December 30, 2014 at 6:05 am

    Oh. And thanks for the too kind words… Moi? Wonderful Mind? Hehe..amem.


    favrytt said:
    December 30, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    Oh, you never experred it. Isn’t art just beautiful? You can go on and on expressing yourself. Oh well, here’s to many more nominations. The Nigerian Blog Awards. Yes? No? Cheers man!


      Adewoyin Joseph responded:
      December 30, 2014 at 6:46 pm

      The freedom to express is just bliss! NBA sounds cool, hopefully Joe’s gon’ improve on the double.

      First time dropping a comment here, thanks a bunch Favrytt.


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