Spammer, Oya do 10,000 Frog Jumps and Slap Yourself!

What I imagine a spammer looks like in person.
Bushy tail and Beady eyes included!

Lately (and by lately, I mean in the last couple of months), there has been a spike in the amount of spam comments I receive daily.  I have no idea why this has happened or what is going on, but I know I am not alone.  I suspect this is specific to Blogger though, because Wordpress is awesome has an array of better spam-combating techniques.

OFFICIAL VIDEO: Jid-Vocals - Praiznified Featuring Jennifer and Phil-O

Last month, Jid-Vocals released the official music video for his single, Praiznified.  Here's the press release, followed by the video:

Jid-Vocals Unveils Tracklist in Anticipation of Debut Album Release

Last week, I got an email from Jid-Vocals, a Nigerian gospel artiste based in Ukraine, informing me of his upcoming album release.  My initial reaction was joy.

Why?  Because not every artiste makes it to that stage.  If you have noticed in the last few years, a lot of artistes (Christian and secular alike) release singles.  In fact, nowadays, it is so common for Nigerian artistes to release singles and make them free.  But how many of them get as far as releasing albums? To take it further, how many of them release albums with original music (not just re-singing popular praise and worship songs).  Not many.  So, it is something to be celebrated.  

The press release that came with the news will follow shortly.  Meanwhile, please pay attention in particular to the anticipated release date.  If you are not familiar with Jid-Vocal's music, please check out his songs featured on this blog.  I especially recommend Kabio'osi and The King's Party.

And now, the press release:

Just Keep Walking

Let us not become weary in doing good, 
for at the proper time we will reap a harvest 
if we do not give up.

Galatians 6: 9 (NIV)

March is quickly drawing to a close.  In fact, next week Monday is the last day of March (Relentless, why did you have to remind me? *groan*)  Well, why's that important? Because it officially marks the end of the first quarter of the year.

Yes, as soon as March ends, the first three months of the year are gone.

If you're like me, you're evaluating your decisions this year.

What have I done with the past three months?

Who's Afraid of Tilapia Fish?

Tilapia fish in its raw, ready-to-be-cooked form

If you live in Nigeria, the chances that you have touched, eaten or at least seen raw fish (of any species) is very high.  But for whatever reason, the same is not always true here in the US.  Some people don't even know what a real chicken looks like, so maybe asking about fish is really pushing it. I guess it's possible that people are so used to seeing filleted fish or already cooked fish (fried catfish anyone?) that they don't make the connection between raw and cooked food.  But that's just speculation.