Monday, June 29, 2009

BB camera dump

christmas 08.... seein fbb for the first time and as the big brother that i am allowed infact suppose to show him all that glitters isnt ns. :)

sometime late last yr.. a tanker was burning and we had to drive past it.. its funny how things are just like crazy.. its a jungle with mad ppl and loads of cash. u can quote me on that

this was this past wkend.. there was an unsual traffic here .. come to find out it was a body on the road. now it probably was a motorcycle accident or maybe the young man fell off a van/bus or any moving object pretty sad sha.. and no one could cover him.. Jungle i tell u

not a bad meal

lekan B.. Bowie in the house. thanks for stoppin by

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shobo at some pool party

smalls at the same pool party..

NS Weekend Pics and more

The NS shopping weekend was real cool.... thax to all that showed up; Hawa n d Funmi, belle, NS loves you guys well well... lol

Tony n Zara (congrats gal!!!)

Ms. Belle

Hawa n d crew

One of NS biggest fans... Nkechi 007

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


Peju’s Lounge
1724 Woodlawn Dr.
Baltimore, Md. 212144

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

small PSA

I may not be a good ppl person :( or maybe i am just really against bullshitting.. u know in a team where one person plays good cop and the other bad cop.. i usually end up being the bad cop... now i usually start of being the cool smiling one but at the point when i smell BS/arrogance then i flip one time usually bassey is there to either calm the situation down or take over.. but i am left all alone in naija so its me and my bad cop self..

well 2 things have happened in the paast 24hrs one i can share. the other storiess mehn..

so this morning i get a call on one of my super secret phone that no one knows. its a customer asking for store direction..i give him the addy and thats it. he calls back again i clarify the address and he is like ok. so i call the store guy and tell him expect a customer. u know keepin it simple stupid. (meanwhile i am workin partly from home today)

so the guy calls and says oh he really wanted to see me? i am thinkin ok.. what is this about... (first of not sure why anyone would want to see me. i am far from interesting and outside ns and maybe ns i am really boring and reserved.. long story.. )so i ask about what he is like business proposal..

now when anyone tells u that the first thing that comes up is BULLSHIT allert.. now the thing i believe about business is when one person comes to u about business. the first thing is exploitation or let be tone it down taking advantage.. u see they must be seein an opportunity to make some cheddar off u that maybe u r not seeing.. so tryin to still be the good cop i say no problem.. give me 30 plus mins. will be at the store..

then i say na let me just address this over the phone. so i call him back to hear him out.. well they are tryin to start a clothing line geared towards college kids.. they are launchin in aug.. they have a factory in New jersey producing it for them ( this is where i smile to myself)

so he is sayin the whole spiel. and i am like ok so where do u want ns to come in.. nutshell they want to carry the brand u know give us a lot of publicity and all... i am telling him cool but no thanks then he is like Y.. ( at this point i am just about to rip my shirt up :) ) i tell him NS has a vision and we are maintaining the direction. if he is interested in buyin wholesale we can talk but partnerin not at this time... so the dude is tryin to engage me in a back and forth and he is talkin about if i read his proposal blah blah blah.. (so i am losin it here at home sayin who the heck does this guy think he is.... u r just coming into the game.. not yet even producing talkin about capturing a bunch of unis and u really think ns needs u to survive" na big wa mehn..

so i cut the conversation short.. i am sure the guy will think i am a dick.. i kinda feel bad cuz at the end we all need guidance or advice when gettin into a new industry. infact ns is still pretty much a baby crawling and we look up to a lot of companies.. but shoot u have to stay humble and get ur approach right.. i think the dude just came off wrong and he had more bs to sell

when it comes to ns i am like a father with a pretty straight A daughter that just won the $1oomillion mega millions lottery and she is above 18..... do u get me now... there is absolutely no room for halfstepping

ns is protective and anti BS

update i call my store guy and the dude was checkin out the store and tees then askin funny questions regarding sales numbers and all.. :)

Monday, June 22, 2009

what men should never do




not a good look.. i see its becoming very common in our very superficial society.. just thinking i should throw in my 2 cents

and not that i am extendin this but

a woman

Should only dance on chairs

Should only dance on tables

Should only dance on the bar

when they are workin and tryin to get tipped .. otherwise everyone fall back

ns in this case not sure if we love u all oh :-)

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Making Sense

well this is a private thought i am sharing with u guys not yet sure why but maybe if i admit it to the world it will resonate more within me.

my life is beginning to make sense , i am understanding why i must maintain my issues with coventionality .

Some how some how it will all make sense and if not.... just pretend and it's suppose to make sense then if tha doesnt work... just believe it and tell them u read it here and it will make sense then.

not that i need to do this..

But much love to my parents,eyabs, bassey n bayo and everyone else inbtw for accepting and embracing my differences and stubborness it will all make sense.

Much love to all those that believe and still believe and are spreadin the ns love into new homes..

much love and ns will always love u more...... tippin hat off to us.. we will all celebrate soon.. very soon.


Friday, June 19, 2009

mark my words

ns is the truth.

I just heard some fantabulous good news but wont share it.. will wait for u to catch it on the tube..

much love to the believers.. without u ns will just be ns :)

much love...

ns loves u more..

its only goin to get better

understand we cant be stopped

a N&&&&&&& been focused since i said hi to twenty

introducin NS NBM&U

For orders call 07057538169 or email tell them i sent u :)

just to make sure u are all following me

We have Ns1463, Ns SP and now we got NS NBM&U

Ns will always love u more

Monday, June 15, 2009

More photos from the cookout that happened...

Pics courtesy of Ndubisi, thax men...

1463 tee, levels pass levels tee, 1463 tee, lagos legend tee

NS Koboko

ok i made this up

so once in a while i get carried away and decide to treat myself to a good meal cooked by none other than ur favorite chef :-). side story this is one of the reasons why ns came to be. not sayin i know how to cook but once in a while i get inspired. and run to the kitchen and spend hours gamblin on a meal that may or maynot come out well..but like a parent ur children can never be ugly... and yesterday i was indeed a proud parent..

the idea was to create my favorite burrito bowl from chipotle with double chicken and meat :)

beef, chicken, black pepper, tomatoes. corn, jalapenos, lettuce, didnt have cilantra used something else, cumin, lime, rice

beef well seasoned.. yummy


BREASTTTTTTTTTTTT ( i am stupid mehn lolol) well they are beast abi?

spiced with a bunch of things include nandos sauce

cookin the rice added lime juice for taste and some funny green leaves.. no clue picked them out on the streets ( i kid)

probably my favorite.. onions with green pepper added spice for flavoring

and here u have the complete meal. 2 plus hours from start..

lettuce, corn. tomato sauce, salsa sauce, beef and chicken

and i fed like a king

ns loves u more

Monday, June 8, 2009

welcome to the jungle

How I wish I can say they keep taunting me to take it back to the streets and mean it.. Now this street isn’t the fashion streets……. its rumble in the jungle type street. Its president bush when he saw sadam in detention (I can imagine he saw him) it’s the Republican Party when they realized a negro or a female might run the country.. lololol.. anyway get my drift somehow the general workforce in Nigeria lacks common sense..
Now I will give u 3 stories that have happened in the span of 2 months and one just got resolved today and the other yesterday. (06/09/09)
First is my carpenter.. now with this dude, there is a love hate relationship.. I never ask for much but neat work and u deliver when u say u will.. when u don’t, I take it personal and I think u should be penalized for everyday u don’t.. cuz business is all about that..
anyway when he eventually delivered my tables.. there were cracks all over the surface that he then glued down and painted over …. Now I am lookin at him like are u serious.. u will deliver a job that isn’t 100% and u expect to be paid ur money in full???.. now fast forwardin the story.. accordin to him the top layer of the table cracked/broke when he was transporting it from the supplier.. so I am sayin slow down .. u finished the body of the table then u decided to put a broken layer on it… ????? can u imagine that.. it’s like u ask to get ur windshield replaced.. u go to the shop and because one of the morons there cracked one while they were unloadin it they still install it in ur car and they don’t get why u r upset? Na wa o.. even the legs of the table move in different directions when u carry the table.. accordin to him it’s because he didn’t “permanent it”?well so the legs shouldn’t be stable? And now the latest thing he is up to now is one of the shelves wasn’t sprayed for insects. So now I have small creamish powder all inside? They don’t realize if u do something well once.. u enjoy the profit.. but when u go back to a job u lose profit and goodwill.
Then the printer who makes the shopping bags.. now this story is a little more heated. Now I was down to the last batch of shopping bags so I call the guy who has done all the other bags and say.. dude we need more bags pls organize it.. he agrees I deposit 60% in his acct and balance upon delivery.. this was April 15 and its tops a 2 wks job… well this is his initial story.. the bags were incorrectly done but he doesn’t want to deliver a substandard product. I am like makes sense I won’t even take crap from u .. so get it right and get it done…. Now I asked him what the balance was and he is like a ridiculous amount.. I am like what r u talkin about he says I asked him to do 400 bags.. I am like na mennnn. I asked for 250 like we always do . u will get the correct balance when the job is done.. so already the dude was tryin to play me…
then a few wks after I get another call and he is like the bags will be ready he names a day.. a few days pass and we are on another story.. sayin of O god. The printers messed the bags up again but no worries by Monday it will be sorted out.. so accordin to him now that’s 2*400 bags that were ruined and not only that 2 separate jobs.. and I am like wow.. this dude must really think I am a punk .. but I am maintainin thinkin a reasonable man will eventually deliver… then next thing was he wasn’t pickin my calls.. then the next I heard was his phone was stolen.. wks passed me and I am boiling thinkin.. the least he can do is call or come to the shop.. explain his situation, I will most likely get upset but I am a reasonable man.. well he doesn’t call. Now the guy was still goin to get jobs at my cousins place so randomly I call and he was there and I did the.. “now I will catch him dance and sped there.. ( I wasn’t too far away .. I get there and u should have seen him sink in the chair.. so I am like mr man so what is the problem now. No call nothing.. no bags .. a month has passed n u r playin me like this.. what’s even more annoyin isn’t the money already deposited .. the bags were worth more to me in the store than the cost .. I needed to be able to give customers the whole experience.. anyway sha a few yellin and I am tellin him he has lost any future business with me.. cuz this isn’t a good look.. my cousin gets in cuz he is the same way with her.. now the dudes’ mentality is he uses new customers money to finish old job but somehow accordin to him he is cash strapped now meanin my job isn’t goin anywhere.. and he needed to be advanced.. imagine that bs…. I gave u money to do my job. Somehow u messed up and now since u don’t have money( accordin to u) my job and customer will pay for it….. they are all the same… the resolution now is he brings them by Saturday.. but btw u and I.. I honestly don’t think so. So Saturday has passed no call I call him and he is like he promise Tuesday that they are workin on the bags.. storiesss mehn
Now the story of my tailor.. well this one I threatened and I took it personal.. I told him I quote “ I don’t have money oh.. but believe me I will spend money to find u and lock u up” this isn’t about money this is now principles and the balls u think u have to treat someone like this..” I swear to u I will spend money to make sure u r locked up” I am sure they were empty promises but these ppl turn u into monsters. U know it’s like u somehow thinkin hmm if I have a lion as a pet u know if I show it love and try to train it, it won’t one day kill me. We settle too much in this country.. and we are constantly fighting….. u will get charged exorbitantly to get things done right the first time but a more reasonable cost will cost u more in time and a few headaches if u r lucky.

So what’s the story with this one .. u know we have an NS linen.. so the tailor is in Ibadan.. now the linen isn’t on the top of my list of things to do eventho there are demands for it.. I just tell ppl my focus is now on t-shirts.. my in law was around and he needed to take some back with him this was sometime in April.. so I say ait no biggie I will try to see what I can do.. and being that the tailor is always callin me to see if I wanted to make more I asked him to come to lagos… anyway he comes we went to the market together.. I buy enough materials for 25 pieces 3 different sizes( side story the last order we did of 15pieces I believe were suppose to be of different sizes med, large and xl… they all came out the same size…. I realized it only at customers place L ) back to my story so he tells me 2 wks. He has ppl workin for him..
I say no p.. but pls make a trip next wk to at least give my in law the ones he needs.. the guy agrees..and I fall back and try to handle ns naija. So wks pass then I’d call him and most times he doesn’t pick up. When he does he pretends the phone isn’t clear and then I end up hangin up out of frustration.. so wks pass I eventually get thru he tells me he is in bayelsa …. What? I asked him for what he said work ??? first of all that’s like u r a pizza delivery guy in MD and somehow u head to ATL for a job and u def drove there.. I am sayin dude u had a job on ur hand unfinished and now u r runnin to get other ones.. he assures me his boys have been trained and they are workin on it… so days passed and when he gets back he tells me my job wasn’t touched that he has just 6 done… this is like 2wks ago meaning late may. anyway we make another plan that he should pls finish what he can and bring em to lagos.. now I had 5 ppl askin for the tops and I told them I’d get some last wkend.. storieeeeess. So I call the guy and he is sayin he is lookin for money to come to lagos … n I am like dude y didn’t u call me, I would have sorted that out.. at this point I just wanted my materials back and u kinda have to be calm to lure them back in otherwise he is gone forever.. plus I have no clue where he stays…. Fastword yesterday.. I call him and ask him so what’s the deal now. And he is tellin me he has decided to continue with the job and he has cut all the materials and he needs 2 more wks.. this is when I flip out and I made him promises of problems… I gave u the job mid April and now u r tellin me this nonsense
So the solution was for him to just go drop off what he has done at the house in IB and he will be sorted out his balance. now based on what he has done he owes me cuz the deposit I gave him covers a lot more than what he produced.. he initially claimed he had finished 12 pieces.. turns out he finished 6 cut 4 and 2 needs some work…. So that’s 12 pieces out of 25. Welcome to Nigeria oh…

Now one thing that is common thru out all the stories is lack of common sense and just some mentality that the customer isn’t king once u have the money and the job…

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

The day we didn’t throw a party.

may 31 09

So if this story were ever to be retold I’d maybe want Chris rock to narrate the story and I will stick to my stance that we didn’t throw a parri...

so how did it all start .. well imagine an inventor is like hmmm let me invent a wheel and then upon sharing it with his family the same wheel becomes a formula 1 race car in just minutes and then enters the championship race and then comes out on top… Do u get what it is I am sayin? all the inventor thot about what just a simple wheel but somehow it became larger than life !!!!

Well so that’s the story of the party that never happened . I am sure there will be different stories of how the party came about dependin on who u ask.. (placin hand on a bible and swearin I swear to tell the truth and the whole truth and nothing but the truth.. so help me god Imight add some jara or even skip out some things but u will get the gist.

So my bday was the 11th and I took my friends and male cousins out to eat.. now that was where the wahala started cuz the females in the family weren’t feelin that.. Rightfully so, so I said don’t worry we will do a small bbq end of the month and since my cousins bday was a week plus after mine.. we will do something together and then dedicate it to her since I had already celebrated mine with the guys.. so that was it oh. My plan was I’d get ribs and some meat and grill. U know something simple.. u know like a game night u and ur boys chillin . u runnin back and forth to check the grill to make sure the sausages don’t burn. That was the plan oh.. and for like a while it was ..
Then one day mummy yuppy comes to the house. And like play like play.. everything forkasibe.. or better everything explodes….. So Lola comes in and then she starts sayin na we can’t do that…that if we want to do this we should just do it well no need to half step.. so we are hearin her out and she is soundin convincing.. u know like u r tellin someone u think u will have a few kids and they are talkin u into buyin a school bus because that’s the only thing that makes sense… so now that u r sold on the school bus. What’s goin to happen now to ur kids???? U know to fill it up u better have more kids abi ??? lol well that’s what lola did.. she took the small idea and added gasoline to it… and me crackin up i am bbin lanre L and sayin his sister is a trip.

Yejide and I are laughin.. lara is like ok lolas is makin sense.. me I am like lara NOOOOOOOO Lola isn’t oh she is the one that will start the fight and say.. “u know and I spoke to both of em not to fight oh .. that why now!! .. they should be friends .. hmm I don’t have any hand in this oh”… lolol anyway so this is goin on and on .. and lanre and I are still chattin.. then somehow he sends lara a text saying I got a DJ… now imagine Lola has got u that school bus.. lanre just built a mansion now the deal is sealed u must to have plenty kids now.. cuz u know maybe the bus u can use if for charity or even business.. but this DJ now is like u having 25 rooms in ur house… hmm u gast to do it bigz(imagine jenifa sayin it). Bimbo L sends lara a text sayin she is good for a case of wine and a list of 14 plus ppl she is bringing along… now the thing is beyond me oh.. now Lola is still here talkin about how this has to be done.. and the parri was born abi… so that’s my story oh and somehow along the line .. lara added the theme is jeans and NS…… so that’s where ns became part of the plan… but u know what it was a lovely turn out each person held their own and we all were one big family and one big ns family…. Most of the ppl who came out were familiar faces most were NS customers and most importantly friends. So it was a good look . thank u all for coming we all appreciate it and NS loves u more…

NS production Starring
Lanre O.. na who do the drink oooooooooooooooo.. “ Lara 12 bottles of shaks or u mean 12 cases?
Lola mummy yuppy.. aka Mrs. Instigator .. aka ha it wont be enough . je ka shey parri
Lara … ms.this is what u and u and u are doing oya handle it ..Lola I got extraaaaaaaaaaaaas to be on the safe side.
Yejide.. Abuja isn’t like this o. and what should I really tell ppl is going on
Lanre L.. sms--- “ call this number .. I got a DJ, everything is bigger in lagos
Olumide.. how did this happen?
Bimbo L.. one case of wine and 15 guests
Hakeem- olumide o get ara e( u don’t know what u want).. and lanre someone has to address the dude man. He can’t just be runnin his mouth
Pls no one should feel left out oh… it was a great team effort and everyone made it happen..

Much love and ns loves u more.. we always do… i swear

Much love ns