The Award Season Is Here

Nigerian_Blog_Awards_websiteThe Nigerian Blog Awards 2014 Is On! And someone needs the help of KDians to get nominated.

Not me o. lol. Kito Diaries is too controversial for such mainstream awards. Maybe, I’m wrong…I don’t know.

But this post is about a KD reader whose blog is in the running for nominations. The blog name is kuwda.blogspot.com. And it’s a literary blog that majorly details the actual lives of three biological brothers and their half-sibling, and all the drama they get up to in their family.

So here’s a humble request for y’all to take out a minute of your busy schedules to nominate kuwda.blogspot.com for BEST NEW BLOG.

It’s pretty simple and straightforward but here is how it’s done:

1) Simply click on this direct link – http://nigerianblogawards.com/nominate2014.php

2) Kindly read through the instructions.

3) Fill your name, email address (functioning email and one you can easily access) and answer to the panelist question – either yes or No, that’s your decision

4) Write kuwda.blogspot.com in the box in front of ‘Best new blog’. DO NOT include http:// or www.—for example, enter kuwda.blogspot.com, not http://kuwda.blogspot.com or http://www.kuwda.blogspot.com or http://www.kuwda.blogspot.com.com.

5) Then click on ‘Submit notification’

6) Finally and most important, please do refer back to you email inbox to confirm nomination via the link that will be sent to you. Without this confirmation, all steps will be invalid.

Thank you so much. Please remember to spell the url correctly. It’s kuwda.blogspot.com.

Out Of The Closet: The Lagosian Male Scandalized By The Internet

singles 26I got wind of the ‘breaking news’ from a friend of mine. He told me to go to Google and type in the search words ‘gay hair stylist in Lagos’, and that I’d find a scandal brewing in the blogosphere. I did, and sure enough, splashed all over the Google result lists were such cliché headlines like ‘SHOCKING! Meet the first Openly GAY Male Hair Stylist in Lagos.’

As I clicked on each report, hoping to get varying versions of the story, to better understand it, I came to realize the dominance of the ‘copy and paste’ characteristic of the Nigerian blogosphere. Snippets of the report on one blog go thus:

‘…a blog reader called my attention that I should go and do my aproko parole on Stanley Igho’s Facebook profile. As at when I visited it, he had no privacy settings whatsoever so anybody can breeze in freely…

‘…I just hope he knows the implication of what he is doing, by openly revealing his sexuality…

‘…he’s an adult, so his choices, nobody should form holier than thou here o…’

These words were more or less the same on every blog I clicked open. Apparently, all the bloggers were told by their blog readers to go and do their aproko paroles on this Stanley Igho’s Facebook profile, and they simply breezed in, screen-grabbing photos as they went. Continue reading

Photo Of The Day: Everybody Loves Dennis

kd 7A Kitodiariesian sent me the above screengrab of a chat he had with a friend. LOL @ ‘Please stand behind me in the queue.’

This would be the best time to add that Dennis Macaulay’s birthday post scored the highest number of comments here on KD. Plus the updates on that day (September 3) fetched KD its highest number of views at 2001, topping the last highest stat of 1526, garnered by the ‘Help Catch this Thief’ update much earlier updated on the blog. (Yea, people really wanted to nab that guy. lol)