|Dodo, the kid from outer space|
I have no doubt in my mind that the first word of some babies born in Nigeria (maybe even me too) was NEPA, as opposed to "Mama" or "Papa" or even "Landlord." Just as an aside, I wonder how many babies of tenants were actually fathered by the landlord. Will we ever know? Okay, I won't go there.
But, NEPA (National Electric Power Authority) was a necessary part of every child's vocabulary. Even though the name has been changed to PHCN, the effect is the same: erratic power supply. As a child, I joined everyone in calmly reprimanding
Truth be told, I didn't care if NEPA took light when they were showing "The Prince and the Pauper," or "The Lady and the Tramp" or "Gboromiro" or even "The Hunchback of Notre Dame." But, I was particularly furious and took it personal when NEPA decided to take light after patiently waiting for people to call in for DBN's (a.k.a Degue Broadcasting Network) Nite Shift, vote for the movies they wanted to watch, and then just as they were about to show the movie of the night (or worse still half-way through the movie), NEPA would strike. Can you imagine the horror, the frustration, the anger?
It was clear to me at that point, that nobody in their right mind would name their child, NEPA.
- Robin Hood
- The Lion King, Part 2
- Dodo, the kid from outer space
- Pingu (that annoying penguin)
- Teddy Ruxspin
- Super Ted
- Kidd Video
- All those Spanish and Brazilian telenovelas (No one but you, Maria de Los Angeles)
- Uncountable movies
Yes, I know that this is 2014 and I can find these movies, cartoons, TV shows on YouTube or even Netflix. But no amount of YouTube-ing can eradicate the personal beef I have for NEPA. Beef is real. It knows neither time nor space nor .... Okay, I'm just rambling now. In short sha, I am still beefing NEPA because they ruined the original movie/TV-watching experience for me on multiple occasions.
So, NEPA in Michael Jackson's famous words, "Have you seen my childhood?"
*eyes NEPA* I didn't think so. Mschewww!
What movies and TV shows did NEPA ruin for you? Share in the comments. It'll ease the pain. :D