HAVE YOU DOWNLOADED THE VTPASS APP?

No one finds paying bills a pretty fun thing to do. First off, you are letting your money go, which is not the same thing as making money. And then, to make it worse, you have to go to extents to settle these bills. Say, for instance, you want to pay for electricity bills or tv subscriptions. The bills won’t pay themselves, would they? No, you have to drive or walk all the way to an outlet, a store, somewhere to have yourself electricity or a nice TV time. Well, not anymore. At least, not for those who have become regular visitors to the one-stop online payment platform, VTpass. When it comes to the payment of bills, VTpass offers convenience at its best. Because just by logging on to www.vtpass.com, you get to settle ALL your everyday expenses and bills in just three easy steps- Log on, Select, Pay.

But, it’s just about to get even better. With the newly released VTpass mobile app on Google Play store, paying bills is going to become as fun as it can be. You would want to hear reasons, right? Well, there are very obvious reasons. And then, there are not so obvious reasons. The most reason is that you get to have your payment with you all the time. You don’t need to visit the site and you definitely don’t need to change location. Because from wherever and at whenever, you can pay your bills. Hence, you can actually get tasks done without even giving a thought to them.

And then, the new VTpass app is very user-friendly. Right from the graphic interface to the functionality, the mobile VTpass app is very friendly and easy to use. It’s almost as simple as smoothening your hair or tying your shoelace. Also, the app is clean and simple. The layout is without all bad organisation, pop-ups and noise the that come with apps of this nature. With a simple white and blue theme colour, and a smooth navigation, you are sure to feel safe with the app.

Most importantly, however, is the fact that it works. It works! It works!! It works!!! By downloading the VTpass mobile app, be ready to sit back and watch your bills get to the right quarters at the right time. You will get your service’s worth just when you need it.

So, when you do download the app, here are little tips on how to find way around.

So here is the cover image

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You have an option to log in if you have registered, register already or continue

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And then you can choose what payment you want to make

Go on to fill in your details. And if you want to send airtime or data to someone, all you have to do is to select the person’s contact from your phonebook. It’s that easy.

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And yes, if you do need to get in contact with us for any reason, all you need to do is to click on the ‘Help’ section, fill in your contacts and we will get through to you.

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So, what are you waiting for? Why not go on to download the VTpass app from Google Play store and start paying bills the easy way.

VTpass Profiles: The History of Website Development

Once, Bill Gates once said something about how “the internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow. Of course, the word ‘internet’ here does not refer to some abstract line of operations. It has more to do with the virtual constructions that parade its space. Now, these virtual constructions are what we call website development. These websites created across various planes and places come together to form the powerful force the internet is this day.

So, these websites make things happen literally. Like say, you want to check up on some information, you just have to go to www.google.com or wikipedia.com. Or you want to converse on social media, then you visit facebook.com; twitter.com etc. or you use their app. In fact, you also want to pay your bills without leaving home or work, then you can log on to www.vtpass.com. On vtpass.com, you get to pay your daily bills, electricity bills, tv subscriptions and data inclusive.

With these long row of opportunities provided by websites, you would want to know the long and enduring history of website developments. That is, how alphabets and codes have come all this way to make our lives better. Well, here is a briefing.

The internet was born in 1969. But at that time, there was no such thing as the internet. You could say not lots of people saw the need for it.

It was only twenty years later, that is in 1989, that the first website came about.

At that time, the websites were just raw HTML data whose servers were simple HTTP daemons. It took quite a lot of work to publish it on the net.

By 1994, the now popular websites got their place online. We had websites like Amazon, Yahoo, Netscape etc. Many common folks, as well as media personalities, still had issues understanding how it worked, especially the use of ‘at’ (@). The programming language used then was FTP. But from 1997-2000, PHP, a programming language purposely meant for developing websites walked in. By this time, about a million organisations and people were enlisted with the “wired world”. The whole idea of dot.coms started getting vibes. And more website builders like Drupal were released.

The wide and wild boon of the Wifi in 2002 further foregrounded the use of the internet.

And as more businesses demanded the use of the internet to manage enterprises, the internet evolved from a monologue to a dialogue. It became a two-way communication stream. Websites now had developers devoted to building them from the scratch. But these developers had the challenge of managing servers.

This challenge solved it slowly, the first step was the release of iPhone 1 in 2007. Now, people started to see the future in cloud computing. With the launch of Github.com in 2009 came a lot of decentralised environments and servers. Also, many website strata started upgrading their system. An example is Pantheon. And with the whole idea of Multi-Cloud Development being put together by them, there are no limitations to creating websites. And now over millions and millions of websites now live on the internet, providing information and solutions for the global space.

One such solution on the internet comes from the stable of VTpass. By logging on to www.vtpass.com, you get to pay for your Mtn, Airtel, 9mobile, Glo airtime and data with utmost convenience and speed. You can also pay your electricity bills and Dstv, Gotv or Startimes subscriptions. It only takes three taps- Log on, Select, Pay.

 

TESTIMONIALS FROM VTPASS CUSTOMERS

For us at VTpass, It’s been quite an experience serving our customers. The year 2017 earmarked a huge breakthrough for the organisation, as we underwent quite a lot of upgrades just so we can deliver better. And we did deliver better. But then, we can’t be better judges of our own selves. Rather, only the customers can give a better judgement of how best we serve them. So yes, we will be taking a perceptive look at the comments and testimonials of our customers. And this, we will do, via the various social media channel available.

Bur first, it would be good to reinstate just what we do for a service. Now, VTpass is an online payment platform that allows for convenience in the payment of bills and bidding for services. So that by simply logging on to www.vtpass.com, you can pay your daily bills in a jiffy and without the inconvenience of scathing for a physical store. So, say you need to pay your electricity bills or DSTV subscriptions, you can easily come on to www.vtpass.com. And then, you get through to it in just three easy steps:

Log on

Select

Pay

Every day, thousands of people go through the stable of VTpass to pay for their numerous bills and settle expenses. Because they trust that their bills will be paid and delivered with swift proactiveness. But again, we shouldn’t speak for them; we should let them speak for themselves.

Ugochukwu Nkwocha-

VTpass has always worked for me. I had an issue where I purchased PHED credit for a new prepaid meter that has not been activated. As a result, the token wasn’t sent. A few days later, I resolved the activation issue with PHEDC and contacted VTpass on a Sunday night and they responded immediately with the token. I was pleased that I didn’t lose my money – 

Ninite-

I am glad to be one of the visitors on this great website

Driverfinder-

I really think I will be back to your site

Diceview-

Your website is fantastic

In all truth, VTpass as a payment website has created utmost convenience and ease for as many people as need to pay bills regularly. If you have not joined in, then you are missing out. Pay your electricity bills, tv subscriptions, airtime and data the easy way through www.vtpass.com

A CHRISTMAS WITH VTPASS

It is that time of the year when we all want happiness in its fullness. Without a doubt, we want to be complete in every way. And we want to end the year in a beautiful, wholesome manner. And to make this happen, there are many offers on ground promising to give just that fullness the season demands. But you are looking for an offer that makes every moment of your Christmas worthwhile. Then, you go out there, not to a mall or on a shopping spree, but online at www.vtpass.com.

VTpass is an online payment platform that provides premium service in the payment of your everyday bills. So, you are looking to fix up your electricity bills during the holidays.  Then, VTpass got your back. Or you want to pay your tv subscriptions, airtime and data. So long as you log on to www.vtpass.com, we are right on it. Really, VTpass is your one-stop platform for an easy and fast life.

But more than all these, what has VTpass got to offer you this Christmas? Well, here are what we got in stock.

Convenience

As wonderful as a Christmas holiday might be, it can, in more ways than one, be very frustrating. This is because everyone is so bent on enjoying the season that no one seems to bother about the things that get a fix. Or let’s just put out plainly:

Everyone is busy out there on vacations and travel adventures so that bills can’t just get paid. What this means is that buying and paying for services become way too stressful and causes inconvenience.

Well, for you, there is a way to fix this. And this is simply by logging on to www.vtpass.com. With www.vtpass.com, you can pay all your everyday bills in the nick of time and that too, with utmost convenience.

Speed

Now, imagine being able to settle your bills in less than a minute. Yes?

This is what VTpass offers. With www.vtpass.com, you can pay your bills in just three steps. And by all three steps, all you got to do is click buttons and fill in some details:

  1. Log on to www.vtpass.com on your phone or laptop.

  2. Select what you want to pay for. E.g Airtel Airtime, GOTV subscription.

  3. Enter details like phone number or smart card number and pay.

It is this easy. Try your hands on it now.

Service

By logging on to www.vtpass.com, you get to buy and pay for nearly all your everyday service. It’s like having an online shop where you get to buy your services in a swoop and put them in a cart or trolley. And more than anything, you do not just get any wishy-washy service, you actually get your money’s worth. Here are the services we offer:

1. Airtime

Airtel-airtime

Glo airtime

9mobile airtime

MTN airtime

2. Data

Airtel Data

Glo Data

9mobile Data

Mtn Data

3. Electricity bills

Eko Electric

Abuja Electric

Port-Harcourt Electric

Kaduna Electric

Kano Electric

Jos Electric

4. Cable Tv subscriptions

GOTV subscription

DSTV subscription

Startimes subscription

5. Examination payments

Wassce scratch card

6. SMS payment

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Discount

It’s the Christmas season is all about sharing. And realising we all do need to do more of giving than sharing, VTpass now offers discounts on all data payments.

Earnings

Once again, in recognition of the reason for the season, VTpass offers everyone the opportunity to earn money, a passive income, even during the holiday period. You are wondering how this works? Well, it’s simply by partnering with VTpass. As an organisation, we have in place various workable systems that can help our customers make money even as they pay for services.

First, you can be a terminal agent who resells services and makes easy commissions from it. By implication, with your phone or laptop, you can help others pay their bills and get money directly for it. Also, you can put our affiliate link on your website or blog and earn commissions. You can also use our widget service as well as connect to our Application Programming Interface (API). And if you feel all these do not work for you, you can just refer a friend and get earnings for doing this.

Really, any which way, you stand to gain a lot by partnering with VTpass. You should log on to www.vtpass.com, register to get going on this.

You can click on this link to get more information- Partner with us.

Support

Besides the service delivery we offer, we also have a working support system to cater for all your minor hitches and complaints. So, you think you need support on some technical issues regarding your payments, maybe delays and all? Then, there is actually no need to even think. You just have to call our support centre. And any of our support agents will be available to attend to you.

You can also send an email to support@vtpass.com. Just as you can reach us on any of our social media pages by means of the following:

And gratefully, our support system works around the clock and even all through the holiday periods. So really, you can take a chill while we go on to work out your expenses.

 

So, you must agree this Christmas promises to be a lot more with www.vtpass.com at your beck and call. In fact, its’ going to be whole and satisfying. No need to hurry around to get by, no need to worry about payments and expenditures. With VTpass, there is actually nothing to worry about. So, go on and enjoy the warmth of Christmas and the great service of VTpass. But then, remember that Christmas is not just about rejoicing, it is also about reflecting.

From VTpass, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New year in advance.

TEN MOST TRENDY CHRISTMAS MOVIES FOR 2017

It’s near Christmas and expectations are soaring. As always, the buildup to Christmas, for most people, means the need to make more money and settle more bills. And yes, it can be quite cumbersome trying to jostle between the many things you have to do now. And this especially concerns settling bills and paying for expenses. Well, with www.vtpass.com, you have got one less thing to worry about. So, VTpass is an online payment platform and by logging in to www.vtpass.com, you get to pay your everyday bills. And this too in just three steps. You can pay your electricity bills, tv subscriptions, airtime and data right on the platform. Really, it’s an easy, convenient way to enjoy Christmas. So, talking about enjoying Christmas, one great way to do this is to watch Christmas movies.

But does this sound weird or overrated to you? Then you would want to know watching movies that talk about Christmas is like experiencing it. In fact, this is usually a norm for some families, gathering together to see Christmas movies. They give you the feeling of the season. Just as they inspire various ideas on how to spend the Christmas. And yes, the best time to watch is during the weekend. So, you are thinking of gazing at one or two movies, but don’t know which one to see? Well, here are the top ten trendy Christmas movies you can watch this weekend.

A Princess for Christmas (2011)

The plot centers around a lady with two kids to take care of and a whole lot of Christmas troubles. Well, this is just until she incidentally becomes a princess for Christmas in a far far away land.

A Christmas Carol (2009)

This wholesome Christmas story is based on a novel by Charles Dickens. It is centred on a theme that is as old as time: the ghost and spirit of Christmas. And of course, there is the old miser who hates Christmas and incurs the wrath of the spirit. This film is a must watch for any one who wants to have a taste of Christmas salted with the painful reality of life.

The Polar Express (2004)

The Polar Express is also based on a novel. And it is also an animation. But rather than concentrate on an old miserly man, it focuses on a sweet, young boy who believes so much in Christmas and takes an unguided journey to the Polar Express despite the myth clouding its existence. And does he find who he is looking for?

Dr. Seuss ‘How the Grinch stole Christmas’ (2000)

Christmas becomes meaner with the Grinch threatening to break the wits of everyone he comes across. But little Sue’s wits and guts is way too solid to be broken. And in a quite innocent way, she breaks the Grinch and finds his heart. Jim Carrey, who is the Grinch, takes on a whole new character here.

Bad Santa (2003, 2016)

Now in this film, Santa is the naughty one and he is nowhere near the nice list. And who is going to put him straight? Actually, this Santa might not be any kid’s favourite. But he sure gains the admiration of one messed up kid. And yes, Bad Santa 2 hit the block last year.

Love Actually (2003, 2017)

This is a Romcom that is compact with movie stars. We have the likes of Emma Thompson, Hugh Grant, Keila Knightley, Liam Nesson, Andrew Lincoln, Alan Rickman etc. It’s a wonder how they all manage to fit into one film. But at the end, it all seems to fit well. Maybe too well. And yes, these all too perfect combos featured their love stories for a second time in Love Actually 2. And this time, they come with red noses.

The Holiday (2006)

An interlinked story of two women who decide to change homes and lifestyle during the Christmas. It takes all their guts for them to adjust. But with the dudes they come across, they find peace in their swapped lives.

The Spirit of Christmas

Not all spirits are spirits. Some of them have souls, a life; some can love. The Spirit of Christmas unveils this sizzling truth the Christmas way.

Arthur Christmas

Christmas becomes a way too serious affair in this animated thriller with technological gadgets, and military elves replacing the good old jolly way of giving gifts. But despite the whole mechanical goings, a child is bound to be without a present. And somebody is set to prevent that from happening in the old traditional way.

Elf (2003)

We can’t fully talk Christmas movies without mentioning this. In this movie, Will Ferrell plays an overgrown elf who grows up in the North pole. And then, in his elfy green and yellow costume, he goes to look for his real father. His real father turns out to be some Wallstreet big boy. Of course, he cannot tolerate his newly found son’s disgusting childish elfish behaviour. But then, blood is thicker than water.

Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas

You up for some Tyler Perry’s melodrama and comedy. Then, A Madea Christmas will be just what you need this weekend.

Now, this is one more reason you need VTpass. With www.vtpass.com, you can get as much data as you need to stream these very amazing Christmas movies. This Christmas promises to be one of the best you have ever had. With a little smile and lots of VTpass, life can only get better.

SPEND YOUR HOLIDAY BY EARNING MORE

The holiday seasons are approaching. And for many, it is just the right time to spend freely and buy fun in the most way possible. Really, it’s easy to lose money during the holiday period. This is because, at the year’s end, more responsibilities arise just as the festivities give you more reason to buy things and celebrate. But you can do more with your holiday than spend more money. You can actually earn more money with VTpass. VTpass is an online payment platform that affords you the opportunity to pay for your daily services. With www.vtpass.com, you can make payment for your airtime, data, tv subscription and electricity bills.

But what’s more. You can also make money on the VTpass platform. VTpass offers a veritable system of earning a passive income for this holiday period. And here’s how.

Earn easy by partnering with us.
Join the VTPass.com Happy Earner Program and earn money online.
We have provided all the tools and resources you need to earn a commision with VTpass

There are 4 easy ways to Earn.

Join our Affiliate Programme

glo,easyshare, shareDo you have a website? Earn Happy by placing our affiliate banners on your website.
You can also share our affiliate links or embed our links in your Blog posts.

You get a commission on whatever was paid for through your affiliate links.

Get started today.

Set up in simple steps

1. Activate the affiliate feature
2. Generate an affiliate banner code
3. Place on your website and watch your earnings grow.

Then you can monitor, track progress and make changes to boost your earnings.

Place our Widgets on Your website

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Through our widget, people can pay for services directly on our website.

Embed the VTpass Happy Earners widget on your website and earn commissions on purchases made through the widget.

You can place on your website sidebar and you can also create a page for it.

Step:
1. Activate the widget feature
2. Generate a widget code
3. Place on your website (sidebar or page).

Promote the buy page on your website.

Seat and watch your earnings grow.

Become a Terminal Agent

Don’t have a website? No need to worry.

Become a terminal agent and resell our services in your area.

You can still earn on VTpass by activating the Terminal agent feature.

Suitable if you have a shop, a student or in locations where there are physical customers.

You deliver services to your customers and they pay you cash.

Sell VTpass services to your customers from your location and earn a commission for every purchase.

Step:
1. Activate the terminal agent feature
2. Top up your VTpass wallet for easy payment
3. Market your services in your location and start earning

Refer a Friend

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Simply share your referral link with your Friends & Family.

Earn a commission on any purchases they make for the next 30 days.

How to Start

1. Register on the website, www.vtpass.com

2. Log on to your account

3. Visit the earnings page/partner with us

So make sure to brighten your holiday with lots of love from your family and lots of money from VTpass.

A HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM VTPASS

VTpass wishes everyone who is privileged to sit around a table of roasted turkey or other sumptuous meal and say thanks a happy Thanksgiving. There is nothing worth thankful for than being alive and having your family and friends all around you. And what’s a Thanksgiving without sharing? Well, VTpass has made sharing, even more, fun and convenient through the online payment platform, www.vtpass.com. By logging on to www.vtpass.com, you can easily share airtime and data with your friend. You can even afford to pay their electricity bills, cable tv subscriptions and so much more without having to see them at all. Really, this is more than any plastic-wrapped turkey you can afford to give them.

Talking about roasted turkey; this week, Donald Trump performed the obligatory before-thanksgiving ceremony where he got to pardon a lucky turkey and spare him the burden of coming under the knife.

The turkey which weighs about 36 pounds was given official pardon while the rest are left to bend their neck to the Thanksgiving celebration. Honestly, except for the fact that it is practised by one of the world’s powerful nations, this tradition sounds quite bizarre but it has quite a formidable heritage supporting it. Something that truly deserves a telling over and over again.

It all started with Tad, the fine son of our good president, Abraham Lincoln. In 1863, a turkey had been brought to Lincoln’s home for Christmas dinner. But young Tad took a liking for the turkey and pleaded that its life should be spared. Following this, the tradition of keeping a turkey alive has somehow managed to slip into modern civilisation.

But at first, it was not quite a binding rule to spare these turkeys. In fact, dead and roasted turkeys were usually offered as gifts to presidents during the 1870s. A Rhode Island poultry farmer Horace Vose was very accountable in this regard. Called the poultry king, Vose’dead and roasted Thanksgiving and Christmas turkeys started with President Ulysses S. Grant and continued till he died in 1913. Even after his death, the “turkey gifts” were established as a customary practice and an emblem of goodness.

It was not until 1947 that the National Turkey Federation and the Poultry and Egg National Board gave live turkeys to the then President Harry Truman. Somehow, President Truman got pretty excited about this and photographed himself with the adorable turkey weighing 42 pounds before slapping it unto his Christmas plate. But already, the iconic image stuck out like a thumb in the minds of many.

President John Kennedy in 1963 took a cue from this and pardoned a turkey given him for a celebration. The president’s choice to offer clemency to the turkey might be slightly influenced by the sign that stuck around the turkey’s head which read, “Good eating, Mr President.” To this, Mr President simply replied, “We’ll just let this one grow.”

After Kennedy, this sparing a turkey’s life, it was pretty much becoming a campaign so that President Richard Nixon went on to send off the birds offered to him as gifts to the local petting zoo. Perhaps he didn’t feel right sending off the birds to a straightforward death in the presidential kitchen. President Ronald Reagan followed this trend, sending off Charlie, his birdie gifts to the Frying Pan petting zoo, but not without mentioning that the turkey had been pardoned.

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George Bush (C) pardons a turkey named Pumpkin

Well, George H. W. Bush on the 17th day of November 1989 came all out to declare the pardoning of turkeys. He said “let me assure you, and this fine tom turkey…he’s granted a presidential pardon as of right now.”

And true to Bush’s words, several lucky turkeys have received pardon every November at the hands of benevolent American presidents.

Wow, this is quite a story. It tells of the making of history by merely sharing and offering gifts. You too can make a good impression on your folks by sharing so much love with your family. And this you can do with www.vtpass.com. By logging on to www.vtpass.com, you can in three easy steps share airtime and data with anyone. Also, you can also share and pay those pending electricity bills, cable TV subscriptions and lots more with www.vtpass.com.

Hip-hop: The story and theory

Hip-hop is one genre of music that is generally the hype and glitz of any thriving urban city. Really, it is a unique blend of sounds that make the heart throb and makes the ear bounce. And if there is any one thing a music lover will tell you. It is that Hip-hop is life with a garnish of gyrational rhythms and beats. More so, Chuck-D, a prolific rapper, music producer, author and activist, made a profound revelation in an interview. He said, “Hip-hop is about being who you are”. Really, this statement inspires some inner thought and just about explains what Hip-hop is. And more than anything, it is on this axis that we have seen lots and lots of hip-hop releases that continue to blaze the trail.

hiphopIn fact, most people live and breathe hip-hop. They listen to it for as long as they can and through any such medium available. For one, most people prefer physical contacts with hip-hop artists, paying just about any amount to watch them perform on stage. But recently, the large influx of hip-hop influences has come from the online platform. So that through YouTube, SoundCloud, Spotify, Worldstarhiphop and other social networking sites, people get to download, listen to and share songs. Whatever the medium might be, VTpass, an online payment platform, grants easy and speedy access to the internet, hence, enabling you to connect to your favourite hip-hop jams. By logging on to www.vtpass.com, you get to buy your airtime and internet data in just three easy steps. Through www.vtpass.com, you can also make easy payment for your electricity bills, cable TV subscriptions and so on.

There is no need questioning the continuity of hip-hop or seeing an end to it. Because there is clearly no end. Hip-hop has seeped into our daily lives so that we might be nothing without the feverish and charismatic melodies. But then, it won’t be too out of place to find its beginning and give it a root? So then, what is the story of hip-hop, especially in Nigeria?

Generally, hip-hop started out as a culture in South Bronx, one of the five boroughs in New-york. Although it seems music is all there is to hip-hop, there are actually other facets of this culture. For one, deejaying, breakdancing, beatboxing, rapping and graffiti art are other aspects of HIP-HOP. As Ronald Savage, the son of Hip-hop movement would say,

Hip is the culture, Hop is the music.

This line of art and movement started with gangs and clubs like the Puerto Rican and the Ghetto Brothers. These groups organised street events to break the prejudices and boundaries amongst African-Americans. But then, it evolved over time into something beyond space and time. What has made hip-hop hippie and popular over the years is the successful combination of styles, techniques and expertise from all over the world? For one, DJ Kool Herc, in his time, developed the key DJ techniques presently used. In the early years, there was an equally rich blend of Jamaican and other African musical styles. Also, other genres of music like R&B, Jazz, funk and disco have all come together to form the unique sound of hip-hop.

Although at first, it seemed the whole gyrational culture was done by Africans for Africans, Hip-hop is now a revving artistry that belongs to the entire world.

THE NAME

Keith cowboyKeith “Cowboy” Wiggins, a member of Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, has been credited with coining the term in 1978 while teasing a friend who had just joined the US Army by scat singing the made-up words “hip/hop/hip/hop” in a way that mimicked the rhythmic cadence of marching soldiers. Cowboy later worked the “hip hop” cadence into his stage performance. The group frequently performed with disco artists who would refer to this new type of music by calling them “hip hoppers”. At first, people used it in derogatory ways but later, they associated it with the culture.

HIP HOP IN NIGERIA

In reaching the whole world, the hip-hop culture also spread its tentacles to Nigeria. How and when cannot be easily explained? But one thing is sure, Nigeria has always been an evolving site for music, culture and life. This is especially true in light of the music lovers and talented musicians that strive endlessly to make our indigenous tunes music in the ears of a global audience.

A research paper by Dr Yomi Olusegun Joseph does justice to the delineation of hip-hop as it goes down in Nigeria. He focuses primarily on the Yoruba tribe of Nigeria. Here is an excerpt:

The engagement of Yoruba youth in Nigerian hip hop (also known as Naija hip-hop or gbedu) may be seen as deconstructive, interrogating the normative drawing of sociality and citizenry in the adult-Nigerian space. But this deconstructive engagement also incorporates the primary desire of every hip-hop artist to construct individual ‘respect’ and relevance in the area of imaginative experimentations and entertainment, and ultimately to attain stardom.

This factor emphasizes a major difference between the ideological origins of hip-hop in the United States and Nigeria, for while it commenced as a channel of social criticism with a racial bent in the United States, it took off primarily as an entertainment outlet in Nigeria. It later became a youth channel of social criticism and transcultural group expression. Thus, the Yoruba contributions to Nigerian hip-hop necessarily embraced the marriage of local and Western imaginative resources to breed what often alarms the adult world as Kayeefı `: a bewildering mystery.

This notionally becomes the case because traditional culture and its pillars are reduced to recycled commodities in which the sacrosanct becomes tabooed, the communal becomes eroded, the ethical becomes outlawed and the ethnic becomes ‘postponed’.

Being Nigerian, in this regard, becomes an identity that shifts towards a feeling of being global and being a citizen, since the postmodern cultural mediation of the NHHN introduces new socio-cultural values that imaginatively ‘free’ youth from the limiting socio-political boundaries of the Nigerian nation-state and mono-ethnicity. In this manifestation, the Yoruba intervention in Nigerian hip hop becomes an exercise in artful transgression. One of the ways in which this exercise is carried out is through the relocation of familiar native folk songs, pithy sayings and proverbs from their customary habitats of ethnic veneration to a playful, postmodern arena of identity in which the customary is artistically and ethically ruptured.

olamide,hiphopThe elements of code-switching and code-mixing in this song (also common to songs by a number of Yoruba lead artists such as 9ice, D Banj, Olu Maintain, Lord of Ajasa, Weird MC, Sound Sultan, Jazzman Olofin, (the late) Dagrin, Olamide, eLDee, Davido, Bouqui, Sasha, Ara and Tiwa Savage) are statements of postcolonial ambivalence, a site which memorizes the past but insists on a transcultural identity in order to subvert the twin grand narratives of nativism and postcolonial national affiliation. 

It is instructive to note that the aesthetic and discursive experimentations of the Yoruba intervention in Nigerian hip-hop and the concentration of this activity in Lagos, the former capital city of Nigeria and Nigeria’s most cosmopolitan city, has evoked a youth culture with an amazing hybrid character. This hybridity negotiates a globalized reinvention of the Yoruba language and culture usable even by non-Yoruba hip-hop stars.

It must be noted that the mainstream language of Nigerian hip-hop is the Nigerian pidgin. However, since the Yoruba language enjoys the reputation of being largely de-ethnicized through an array of creative experimentations and transcultural social contraptions, Yoruba may well be seen as the indigenous-tongue ‘lingua franca’ of Nigerian hip-hop. This, however, does not mean that remarkable innovations do not occur in languages such as Igbo, Hausa, Efik, Idoma, and so on. Neither does it mean that Yoruba youths do not consume songs that are code-mixed and/or code-switched in English and non-Yoruba indigenous languages.

The fact, however, that most hip-hop activities and stars are based in Lagos has informed a development in which Yoruba enjoys the status of being the next most widespread and available language, coming close to Nigerian Pidgin and English. This naturally opens it up to a globalized imaginative stream of usages, which also cements youth solidarity within the Nigerian hip-hop cultural experience. Some notable non-Yoruba stars who have been known to use Yoruba in one creative form or the other include Ruggedman, Tuface, P Square, DJ Zeez, Terry G and Jesse Jagz.

Thematically, Yoruba-oriented hip hop casts itself within a geography of illimitable possibilities, ranging from the personal to the communal, from the private to the public, from the ethnic to the (inter)national, from the religious to the secular, from the subjective to the objective. Aesthetically, it explores arresting avenues of language use, proposes a synthetic relation with non-Yoruba cultures, epistemic temperaments, worldviews. It accommodates non-Yoruba participants within an arguable commonwealth of the linguistic, folkloric and philosophical hemisphere.

So this is quite an academic paper, one that is theoretical in nature. It goes a long way to show the kind of vibe that reels around the hip-hop world. Always stay on to your favourite hippie songs with www.vtpass.com. VTpass allows you convenience in paying for all and any of your everyday services. You can pay your electricity bills, DSTV, GOTV and STARTIMES subscriptions through www.vtpass.com. And you can also pay for your MTN, AIRTEL, GLO and 9MOBILE airtimes and data subscriptions on this online payment platform.

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NIGERIA VERSUS ARGENTINA FACE-OFF: HIGHLIGHTS

On the fourteenth of November, 2017, Nigeria played an international friendly against Argentina. Beating Argentina to a four-two, it was one unanticipated victory and a sweet one for Nigerians all over. Although many insisted that the absence of Leo Messi on the Argentinean side had a telling impact on the match, it was nonetheless a glorious day for the massive Nigerian supporters. Of course, for those who did not renew their cable TV subscription, it might be quite difficult to get the very best of this match. You can conveniently and quickly renew your TV subscriptions by logging on to www.vtpass.com. VTpass gives you easy online access to the payment of your everyday bills.

To relatively measure the victory of this past international friendly, it would be good to shed light on the past face-offs between Nigeria and Argentina. So, these are the highlights of the face-off between Nigeria and Argentina.

Ever Banega and Sergio Aguero scored two-goals for Argentina after 36 minutes.

Then, Kelechi Iheanacho struck back with a goal for Nigeria.

It was 2-2 after the first half. But seven minutes into the second-half, Alex Iwobi gave Nigeria two more goals. So, this brought it to a 4-2 victory.

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The Super Eagles Strike again

Also, you would want to know that prior to this time, Nigeria has lost most matches to Argentina. Here is a throwback to our previous face-offs:

25 Jun 1994 Argentina v Nigeria L 2-1 FIFA World Cup
10 Jan 1995 Nigeria v Argentina D 0-0 FIFA Confederations Cup
02 Jun 2002 Argentina v Nigeria L 1-0 FIFA World Cup
12 Jun 2010 Argentina v Nigeria L 1-0 FIFA World Cup
01 Jun 2011 Nigeria v Argentina W 4-1 International Friendly
06 Sep 2011 Argentina v Nigeria L 3-1 International Friendly
25 Jun 2014 Nigeria v Argentina L 2-3 FIFA World Cup
14 Nov 2017 Argentina v Nigeria W 2-4 International Friendly

 

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