How to Contact Kwesé TV Customer Care in Nigeria

The Kwesé TV Customer Care Staff delights their customers with unbeatable and timely customer care experience by resolving customer complaints in record time. Should you have any challenge with your Kwesé TV decoder or have any enquires about Kwesé TV services, do one of the following:


Nov 2018: Barely 13 months after commencing operations in Nigeria and without any prior notice to her Customers and dealers, Kwese TV scales down it Channels from 76 to 15.


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1. Visit www.Kwesé.com and chat a Customer Care representative. At peak hours when there are a lot of persons engaging them, the chat feature may be temporarily unavailable. One way to avoid been in this situation is not to leave renewing your decoder subscription till the last minute or rush hour, this advice is particularly important for football center owners who seem to wait until the last minute of a major match of interest before renewing their subscription.
2. Call the Nigerian Kwesé TV Customer Care Line on 012278885
3. Send a Mail to help@Kwesé.com. Copy valuechainsupportteam-nigeria@econetmedia.com
4. Contact us, Application Wheel Koncepts 07052193183 (Kwesé TV dealer), we are located at No. 58 Bode Thomas Surulere Lagos. We are always ready and happy to help.

5. Join the Kwese TV Nigeria Fans Facebook Group (A group created by Application Wheel Koncepts – Kwese TV dealer in Surulere, Lagos).

See how to Renew your Kwese TV Subscription on Quickteller.

With regards to renewing your Kwesé TV subscription, it is important to note that subscriptions are automatically renewed when you make renewal payment into your Decoder account before the end of the current subscription.

Also note that when you change your subscription plan e.g from One month payment to 1 week payment, there is need for you to contact a Kwesé Customer Care rep to apply the payment.

Thank you for choosing Kwesé TV, our promise is to connect you with the contents that you love anytime and everywhere. #KweséTV #BeyondTV.

See Frequently Asked Questions and answers.

If you have any questions or need to purchase a Kwesé decoder in Lagos Nigeria do not hesitate to contact us 07052193183. Submit your email in the subscription box on this page to be the first to get new posts/information about Kwesé TV and Join the Kwesé TV Nigeria Fans Facebook Group.

See how to renew your Kwese TV Subscription on Paga

Kwese TV decoder as a valuable Present and Christmas Gift

As you draw up  the list of items that will make up your Christmas hamper, consider Kwese TV deocder as a valuable Present/Christmas gift.

Gifts come in different colours, sizes, shapes and forms. For some individuals, the value attached to a gift is the relationship shared with the giver, for others, it’s the monetary, perceived value of the gift. This holiday season and beyond, consider Kwese TV decoder as a valuable present for you, your family and friends.  In gifting Kwese decoder to your family and loved ones, you’d be putting your family information, entertainment and entrepreneurial needs into perspective and leveraging Kwese to meet the identified needs.

If TV for you is about News and Entertainment, Kwese TV offers more – News, Entertainment, Entrepreneurship, Sports, Educational, Lifestyle contents. For corporate organisations, Entrepreneurs and parents, the question is, “wouldn’t you invest in a TV that makes you, your organization and family smart(er) and enterprising? Will you invest in a TV that is more than News and Entertainment?”

For infants and teenagers, Kwese TV offers eight Cartoon Channels including Kwese Kids, CbeeBies, Cartoon Network and Toonami. For families, Kwese Family, an exclusive channel programmed with the Family in mind, provides contents that enrich, promote and encourage family togetherness; Kwese TV contributes in no small measure to the bonding time that is necessary to building a tightly knit and loving family.

You will agree that entrepreneurial education is lacking in our society, one of the reasons we rank high as a consuming nation. The Nigerian youth and Entrepreneurs will do exploit if equipped with the required entrepreneurial expose and knowledge. Kwese TV is filling the entrepreneurial knowledge gap through Kwese Know and Kwese Inc Channels. Kwese Inc is fully dedicated to entrepreneurial content; programs include Shark Tank, the Profits and Hatched. These programs focus on Startups and provide insight on how to improve business processes, visibility and how to pitch to potential investors. Entrepreneurs, Business owners and leaders will do themselves and their organisations a lot of good watching Kwese Inc.

Before Kwese TV entry to Nigeria, I do not watch TV, with Kwese Inc, I now have need to watch TV and it feels great to know that I can watch my favorite content Anytime and Anywhere! – Particularly on my mobile phone. My core reasons for choosing Kwese over other Satellite TV in Nigeria are articulated above. Some of the individuals who have purchased Kwese decoder from my organization, Application Wheel Koncepts, had their own reasons, which includes amazing picture quality, availability of NBA TV and ESPN Channels. Individuals and entrepreneurs who are cult followers of Econet Group Chairman, Dr. Strive Masiyiwa also root for Kwese TV.

With over 70 premium channels and counting, Kwese TV decoder is a thoughtful holiday/Christmas gift to consider for you, your family and friends.

For enquires about Kwese TV, contact Application Wheel Koncepts on 07052193183. We are located at No. 58 Bode Thomas Street Surulere, Lagos.

Other Reasons why Kwese TV stands out includes

  • Set reminders for shows you don’t want to miss
  • 5 Free Channels when out of Subscription
  • Keep the kids safe with parental control
  • Record your favourite shows to watch later
  • Pause, rewind and fast forward in real time
  • High definition Channels
  • Flexible Payment option – 3 Months, 7 days and 3 days.
  • One subscription, Multiple Access! With an active subscription on your decoder, you can watch all Kwese TV Channels live on five devices – Mobile Phone and Laptop.

To Purchase Kwese decoder in Lagos Nigeria, Contact, Application Wheel Koncepts 07052193183

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  6. Purchase and Installation Cost for Kwesé Dish and Decoder

My Grouse with the Fathers and Charge to the Sons

Whispers of America, Gods own country….” shifted my focus to the average height chocolate skinned teenager soliloquizing in the bus. She continued “I will get the American Visa one day, my application may have been turned down, I will try again!” she ended her reflection with, “America, Gods own country”.

I have witnessed the young and old alike give testimonies of how God helped them secure Visa to escape the Nigerian Nightmare. On a daily basis, thousands of Nigerians are praying, fasting, wishing and hoping that one day they will obtain a Visa to their dream country. Sad as this development may seem, it is our reality, the Nigerian reality.

I will not dwell on how we got here or who is to blame. However, I am baffled how a Nation with over 180 million inhabitants manages more evil, greedy and selfish citizens than the good and sensible ones – our choices during elections and how we allow leaders divide us along ethnic and religious line buttresses this position.

For successive governments, free and qualitative education is too much luxury to bequeath the Nigerian child, stable electricity remains elusive to the Nigerian entrepreneur and citizens. I sometime ask myself, “What is the Nigerian dream?” You have an answer? What values and vision drives and bind us as a Nation? The absence of a Nigerian dream explains why foundational cracks of mistrust, ethnicity, and greed surfaced, thrives and continue to dwarf our growth. These narratives must change.

We must not toe the path of our fathers; successive leaders who hold back the development of this nation with the “National Cake theory”, “Chop I Chop formula”, “Padi Padi syndrome” and the “Man know Man policies”.

How do we chart a new course for our Nation? Should we expect a Messiah? Should we take on the traits of the long awaited Messiah? My charge to you, young Nigerian; you are the hope and lifeline of Nigeria.

Coincidentally, I am publishing this article on the 87th Posthumous Birthday of Chinua Achebe. Chinua Achebe put Nigeria on the world map for writing and his intellectual prowess. Like Chinua, we must put Nigeria on the world map for excellence. It is no surprise to see him honoured by Google – did you see the Google doodle today? (It’s pictured in the image posted with this article). It may also interest you to know that Chinua Achebe is one of the personalities whose indigenous names are recognized by the Microsoft Office Word dictionary.

The potentials and abilities of the Nigerian youth are never in doubt. As individuals and as a collective, we must begin to channel our talents, resources and intellect towards changing our narrative and moving this nation forward. Let us join hands to save Nigeria from ethnicity, religious extremism and corruption.

The black man (in my opinion) is catastrophically self-centered. We can change this mindset by contributing our quota to the nation’s development, knowing well that building a prosperous Nation is the best present we can gift the upcoming and unborn generation.

2019 is around the corner, ensure to be part of the electoral process and join to hold our leaders accountable and responsible for their representation.

To Nigerians living in the Diaspora; NEVER forget your roots. The developed nation you now call home was built by humans. Therefore, do not fail to contribute your quota to the making of a prosperous Nigeria.

I am positive that Nigeria will wake up from her slumber someday; the day you and I decide that we are the long awaited messiah of change and begin to do things right within our sphere of influence. LET’S DO IT. YES, WE CAN!

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers about Kwesé TV


Nov 2018: Barely 13 months after commencing operation in Nigeria and without any prior notice to her Customers and dealers, Kwese TV scales down it Channels from 76 to 15.


Dear Kwese TV prospective customer, we hope you’d find the frequently asked questions and answer provided here useful. If your question is not included in the questions treated below. Do not hesitate to contact us on 07052193183.

Since the launch of Kwesé TV in Nigeria on Friday, October 20, 2017 the product acceptance rate amongst Business leaders, entrepreneurs, Basketball lovers and ESPN Fans has been overwhelming. This is no surprise to us at Application Wheel Koncepts (Registered Kwesé TV dealer). With over 65 Channels, the premium content that Kwesé TV provides is priceless and unbeatable. We have compiled the reoccurring pre-sales questions we got from our first 50 Clients.

  1. What is Kwesé TV?

Kwesé TV is a pay-as-you-watch satellite TV service, offering over 65 channels of world-class entertainment. Kwese TV is operated by Econet Media, a subsidiary of Econet Wireless. They currently have presence in 13 African countries.

  1. What is the Meaning of Kwesé?

Kwesé is a Shona (Zimbabwe) word that means – “Anywhere”, “Everywhere

 

  1. How much does Kwesé Decoder Cost?

Kwesé Dish and Decoder Sells for NGN 10,960. Includes Installation Fee and One Month FREE subscription.

 

  1. What is the available Subscription Plan?

Monthly subscription fee is NGN 6275. 7 days subscription NGN 1850, 3 days subscription NGN 990.

 

  1. Do they show Live National Basketball Association (NBA) Games?

Yes! Kwesé Shows Live NBA Games on its NBA TV and ESPN Channels

 

  1. How many Channels do they have?

At the time of publishing this information, Kwesé TV has 67 Channels. See the Channel list here

 

  1. What Channels are available on Kwesé TV?

Kwesé currently has over 65 premium channels including Kwesé Prime, Kwesé Inc, three Kwesé movie channels, Kwesé Kids, Kwese Family, Revolt TV, three Trace music channels, NBA TV, Kwesé Sports 1, Kwesé Sports 2, AMC, Discovery, DreamWorks and many more channels never before seen in Africa. See the Channel list here

 

  1. How to renew Subscription?

Kwesé TV subscription can be renewed on www.quickteller.com and mypaga.com.  You can also contact us at Application Wheel Koncepts, we are located at No. 58 Bode Thomas, Surulere, Lagos. Call 070582193183

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  1. Does Kwese TV show live Premiership and Champions League games?

Not at the moment. Kwese TV has Free-to-Air (FTA) premiership rights, this allows it to Air one Live Star premiership game every weekend. However, it shows the replays and highlights of Premiership games. The same applies to Champions league. This is because their competitor currently holds exclusive rights to Premiership and Champions league games.

 

Kwese hold the rights for EFL (Carabao Cup), FA Cup, Copa del Rey, 2018 World Cup. Econet Media has a four-year deal with UEFA to broadcast the UEFA EURO 2020 finals – including preceding qualifiers. In addition to the 2020 Euro Championships, Kwesé Sports will also broadcast UEFA’s new tournament, The UEFA Nations League which kicks off in the 2018/2019 season

  1. Is Kwesé TV Signal, dealers and Installers available Nationwide?

Yes! Kwesé Signal is available across Nigeria

 

  1. How do I Watch the full bouquet on my Mobile?

To watch the full Channels on your mobile, you are required to have an active subscription on your Kwesé decoder. See step by step guide on how to watch Kwesé TV on your mobile app

 

  1. How to locate dealers across Nigeria?

To locate dealers around your location, visit Kwesé TV website –www.Kwesé.com. You can also contact us at Application Wheel Koncepts on 07052193183, we would be glad to refer a competent dealer within your location.

  1. Can I use my existing dish with Kwesé Decoder?

Yes. If you have an existing 90cm  Satellite dish.

  1. Where to Buy Kwesé Decoder in Lagos?

Contact us, Application Wheel Koncepts on 07052193183. Our office is located at No 58, Bode Thomas Street, Surulere, Lagos. You will find information of other Lagos dealers on the Kwesé website – www.Kwesé.com

  1. Does my decoder use a Smart Card?

No. You renew your subscription with your decoder AR Number. The number begins with 234000xxxxx. It is sent to you via email or SMS upon activation of your Kwesé Decoder.

 

  1. What does Pay as you Watch Mean?

Pay as you Watch means that you can choose between 30 days, 7 days and 3 days subscription plans. A typical example are football viewing centers who mostly prefer the 3 days subscription plan.

 

  1. How long does Kwese dish and decoder installation take?

Installation time varies between 1 – 2 hours.

 

  1. Does Kwesé TV have free Channels?

Yes. Kwesé TV has 5 free Channels. The Free Channels include:

  • Kwesé FREE Sport (KFS): the biggest sports channel in Africa, which shows live English Premier League, and NBA games.
  • Kwesé FREE Entertainment (KFE): A new general entertainment channel which will show latest premium shows. This goes live in January.
  • African News: the best African news channel.
  • NTA International
  • Flow TV.

 

  1. Kwesé TV Decoder Features?
  • Dimensions: 155mm(W) x 110mm(D) x 38.5mm(H)
  • HD capable
  • Dolby Digital compatible
  • PVR capable (own hard drive required)
  • Parental control
  • TV Guide
  • Catch Up function
  • Remote control included

Order your Kwese Kit today. Call 07052193183, or Visit our office at No. 58, Bode Thomas Street, Surulere, Lagos.

How to Watch Kwese TV channels on Mobile

You are here because you want to Watch Kwese TV on mobile? One of the high points of Kwese TV is that her subscribers with active subscription on their decoders can watch Kwese TV channels on Mobile, not just on one device but five devices – nothing beats that! Please note that this is only valid for individuals you have purchased the Kwese decoder and have active subscription.

Follow the procedure below to Watch Kwese TV on your mobile

Download the Kwesé TV app onto your smartphone or tablet from the iOS or Google play Store and you will be able to stream Kwesé’s full bouquet of over 65 premium channels on your smart device.

After downloading the app:

1.  Go to www.kwese.com or from your smart phone or tablet

2.  On the top left hand corner of the screen select your country from the drop down menu and select “Register

3.  On the registration screen select “Existing Subscriber

4.  Scroll down and enter  the mobile number used when you registered for your satellite TV subscription and the AR number -begins with “234000xxxxx”   that you received via email or SMS and select “Next”.

Note: You will need your decoder Account No to complete your registration. The Number begins with “234000…” Be sure to have your Account number on hand when going through the registration process.

The Account number would have been sent to you via email or SMS when you registered for you Kwesé TV account, or on any other Kwesé platform. If you do not have an AR number you can phone Kwese Call Centre on 014407312.

To purchase Kwese TV decoder in Surulere, Lagos Nigeria contact us at Application Wheel Koncepts on 07052193183. We are also available to answer any questions you have about Kwese TV.

We look forward to hearing from you.

How to Renew Kwese TV Subscription on Quickteller

Dear Kwese TV subscriber, I am happy to inform you that you can renew Kwese TV subscription on Quickteller platform.

Upon commencement of operations in Nigeria in June 2017, Kwese TV payment renewal was only available on www.mypaga.com. The Kwese TV management has kept their promise of enabling subscription on multiple platforms.

Follow the steps below to renew your Kwese Subscription on Quickteller.

  1. Sign up a user account on quickteller.com
  2. Log into your Quickteller account
  3. Use the search bar to Search for “Kwese TV” or Click on Pay Bills Icon to locate Kwese TV
  4. From the resulting display, choose your payment plan, enter your Decoder No (Starts with 234…..), Email and Mobile No. Then Click on CONTINUE button
  5. Confirm that the payment details is correct and Click on Pay button to make Payment
  6. Complete payment

Its that SIMPLE!

The Procedures in Pictures

 How to renew Kwese TV Subscription
Step 4 – choose your payment plan and provide other details
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Step 5 – Confirm that the payment details

For Lagos based subscribers, you can walk into Kwese Mega Dealer outlets (See address below) to renew your Kwese TV subscription.

KWEXEL COMMUNICATIONS LTD 279 Herbert Macaulay st Alago Meji Yaba Lagos
LOADS AND EFFORTS GLOBAL LIMITED 135 Ogunlana Drive Surulere
PAX COMMUNICATION LIMITED 79/81 Obafemi Awolowo Way, Ikeja, Lagos.
SOBIS COMMUNICATION Shop B270 Alaba Ojo Lagos
GIOCAH VENTURES 28, Ire-Akari Road, Isolo, Lagos-Nigeria

 

How to Renew Subscription on Paga

You are not Watching Kwese TV yet? What are you waiting for – Contact us for your Kwese Dish and Decoder. Call: 07052193183.

One Reason Every Nigerian Should Watch KWESÉ TV

When Kwesé TV became operational in Nigeria, the question many Nigerians asked was, “Why should I watch Kwesé TV?” As an intending Dealer at the time, I bought a decoder and had it installed at my office. Since then, I have been preaching the Goodnews that Kwesé TV represents and the Goodnews is spreading like wildfire. Everyday my team is busy installing Kwesé Dish and Decoder somewhere in Lagos, Nigeria.

With 66+ Channels comprising of 6 Movies Channels, 5 Music Channels, 8 Kiddies Channels, 8 Series Channels, 11 News & Business Channels, 10 Sport Channels, 10 Factual & Lifestyle and 6 Religious Channels – Kwesé TV is ideal for you.

Find a list of Kwesé TV Channels here

See below highlights on why you should choose Kwesé TV.

GIVEAWAYS – Whether you have an active subscription or not. Kwesé TV gifts her users 5 free channels at all times (Kwesé FREE TV Zone). They will always be FREE. The free channels include

  • Kwesé FREE Sport (KFS): the biggest sports channel in Africa, which shows live English Premier League, and NBA games.
  • Kwesé FREE Entertainment (KFE): A new general entertainment channel which will show latest premium shows. This goes live in January.
  • African News: the best African news channel.
  • NTA International
  • Flow TV.

All you need to do is buy a decoder to watch at least five Free Channels!

The dish and Decoder Costs only NGN 10,960 comes with 30 Days free subscription and includes FREE installation as Value Added Service.

To order for Kwesé Dish and Decoder in Surulere Lagos, call 07052193183 or Visit our office at No. 58 Bode Thomas Street, Surulere Lagos.

 

2018 WORLD CUP RIGHTS

Kwese TV holds rights for EFL CupKwesé Sports as an official broadcaster of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ and will broadcast all Nigeria’s games and ALL African countries who qualify for FREE and exclusively across Africa. Kwesé Sports will do this on Free to Air (FTA) and Pay TV – the first time a single broadcast has both rights.

Like Dr. Strive Masiyiwa, Chairman of Econet Group puts it, “Just imagine, from the richest homes on the continent to the poorest townships, everyone will be able to watch the Final FREE ON KWESÉ SPORT: Africa’s own TV network!”

Kwesé Sports will broadcast all the World Cup matches Live. You will need a Kwesé decoder if you want to see all. (Kwesé Free Sports has exclusive FTA rights to the FIFA World Cup (excl South Africa) and Kwesé Sports (pay TV) shares the rights with one other company).

The Chairman of Econet Group also assures that, “Kwesé Sports will also have a team of sports reporters in Russia, to follow and report on all the African teams. They will report on a daily basis on everything that happens in the camps of our boys!”

DECODER FEATURES

PVR Functionality – You Record Shows for future viewing, you can catch up your favorite programme by using the rewind and fast forward functionality of the Decoder.

Multiview – With an active subscription on your decoder, you can Watch Live programs on your Mobile through the Kwesé App and on the web – www.Kwesé.com.  Search Kwesé App on Google Playstore and Download it.

High Definition Capability – The Video and Sound Quality on Kwesé TV is A-Class. Most of the Channels are High Definition.

You can set reminders for your favourite shows and monitor what your kids watch with the parental control feature

PREMIUM & EXCLUSIVE CONTENT

From 2018, Kwesé Becomes the exclusive broadcaster for IAAF events and content in sub-Saharan Africa, these will feature across its free-to-air and pay TV channels.

The deal includes the next three IAAF World Championships (2019 IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar, 2021 IAAF World Championships in Eugene, Ore., USA and 2023 IAAF World Championships*) as well as the next three IAAF World Indoor Championships (2018 IAAF World Indoor Championships in Birmingham, UK, 2020* and 2022*)

They currently hold the rights to Air EPL on Free To Air (Currently show one Live game every weekend), EFL, FA Cup, Copa del Rey, the English Championship games, 2018 World Cup. Kwesé TV has a multi-year partnership with NBA and are official broadcasters of NBA in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Econet Media has signed a four-year deal with UEFA to broadcast the UEFA EURO 2020 finals as well as the preceding qualifiers in all Sub-Saharan African countries excluding South Africa. In addition to the 2020 Euro Championships, Kwesé Sports will also broadcast UEFA’s new tournament featuring the continent’s top ranking footballing nations in a new league format -The UEFA Nations League which kicks off in the 2018/2019 season

Kwesé TV airs exclusive Entrepreneurial contents through its 24/7 Entrepreneurship Channel Kwesé Inc – Channel 405

KWESÉ INC/ENTREPRENEURIAL CONTENT

The Chairman of the Econet Group, Dr Strive Masiyiwa, undoubtedly has a cult following amongst African Entrepreneurs – many of them are addicts of his Facebook page where he publishes valuable entrepreneurial insights on weekly basis. Dr. Strive never shy away from talking about his dream to see African Entrepreneurs build global businesses that will outlast them and create employment opportunities for Africans.

Kwesé TV boasts of a 24/7 Entrepreneurial Channel – Kwesé Inc (Channel 405), Some of their programming includes Shark Tank, The Profits, Start Up YouMake Me a Millionaire Inventor, Shift Africa, The Job, and Billion Dollar Buyer.

Kwesé TV through Kwesé Inc is investing in and supporting Africa’s entrepreneurs in a passionate and valuable way. Kwesé Inc is a favorite Channel for Business leaders and Entrepreneurs who want to gain valuable business insights and stay ahead of their competitors.

VALUE LOADED AND AFFORDABILITY

Kwesé TV is creating Job opportunities for many Nigerians, particularly their Installers called “Technites”. They commit time and resources to training their Installers to ensure they deliver great experience to their customers.

Given the premium content available on Kwesé TV, you will agree that the pricing is Fair and affordable. Need I remind you that 5 Channels are ALWAYS FREE. Nothing beats that.

FLEXIBLE PAYMENT OPTIONS (Pay as You Watch)

Kwesé TV Subscription options include One Month, Weekly and 3 days subscription plans. The payment flexibility is valuable to many individuals, especially Football viewing center owners.

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY

Kwesé TV is opened to dealership with individuals and organization who are interested in distributing the Product. Find out details on www.Kwesé.com

THE VISION AND THE FUTURE

Kwesé’s Vision is to “democratize” TV for Africans by ensuring that no African is denied Valuable content anywhere and at any time. They achieve this by providing premium content and making it available across platforms – Mobile, TV and on the Web.  Kwesé TV is committed to promoting Entrepreneurship and Sports in Africa.

My definition for Kwesé TV – “An African TV by Africans for Africans!”

To order for Kwesé Dish and Decoder in Surulere Lagos, call 07052193183 or Visit our office at No. 58 Bode Thomas Street, Surulere Lagos.

The best time to Buy your Kwese Decoder is Now – dont wait until we are out of stock.

Photo Credit: Dr. Strive Masiyiwa Facebook page.

 

A LEGACY OF MASS GRAVES

Can someone tell me “MASS GRAVE” is a movie and not reality? These scenes are well cut for a horror bestseller. A city turned into mass graves with millions of inhabitants buried alive. Some buried up to the knee, waist while others buried to their neck. I look on helplessly, unsure of what to do. Caught between rescuing the victims, staying safe from the executioners and finding out who these heartless humans are. As I entertain these thoughts, I feel uneasy, my feet heavy.

Face to face with the unmasked Marksmen, I am determined not to go down easily without giving a fight. This piece is one of my arsenals for survival, a cry to individuals, inhabitants and passerby’s who are yet to be buried alive, those half buried and half dead;  a bid to rally them to form an army. Can we fight? Can we escape the trap? Can we live wholly again and rescue those at the point of death?

Anger and sadness well up as I play back heart wrenching scenes. In February 2015 Professor Ahmed Mustapha Falaki a Professor of Agronomy and Director Institute of Agricultural Research (IAR) of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria and also former Country Director of the SASAKAWA Project in Nigeria lost his life in controversial circumstances to a Police Officer and mobs in Fala village of Tudun Wada LGA, Kano State. He was said to be mistaken for a Boko Haram Terrorist, even when he produced his ABU identity Card and Driver’s license for identification.

In another scene, an officer of Nigeria’s secret police, the State Security Service (SSS) was caught on tape at a public function polishing the shoes of Abdulrahman Dambazau, Nigeria’s Minister of Interior. An indication of the unfortunate abuse perpetuated by supposed leaders. One is not unawares that some politicians and men of authority unlawfully assign security personnel to their girlfriends and concubines who make them wash their undies and perform other unsavory tasks. These are men and women commissioned to maintain law and order in the society and charged to protect lives and properties.

On Friday, December 23, 2016 Grace Onaivi left her school, Kogi State University for Lokoja, the state Capital to celebrate the Christmas and New Year holidays with her family. She answered her father’s call about 5pm the same day assuring him of her safe arrival to Lokoja. Grace did not get home, her decomposing corpse was found on Thursday, December 29, 2016; legs, hands, eyes and mouth tied. Hindsight tells me that a properly trained and equipped police will have rescued her alive.

It’s an impossible task to outline the evils carried out on Nigerian soil on a daily basis. I dug into the history books to find out how we got here; a quest to know if we ever got it right in the past and attempt to identify where we derailed. My findings revealed that Nigeria never got it right from independence. My heart bleeds to know that the foundation of our nation stand on faulty and shaky grounds.

The leading actors have failed to salvage a dying Nation. A tale of one step forward, several steps backwards. Actors propelled by greed and self-centeredness instituted a culture of mass graves, they have not stopped digging. A situation that made it impossible for them to manage the events and circumstances that lead to the civil war.  At the wake of oil discovery, they moved to Oloibiri, Niger Delta, they began digging mass graves for the inhabitants. Today the Nation battles Marksmen tagged Fulani shepherds and cattle rustlers. At every turn, Mass Graves are being dug, citizens buried alive.

The life expectancy of Nigerians (Male 53.4, female 55.6) and every measure of economic stability of the Nigerian nation maintains a steady decline. Who will think that the exchange rate of the Naira to the Dollar was N1.00 to $1.53 in May, 1977 but today (2017) it is approximately N315 at official rate and N490 at the parallel market.  A trend that alludes to the success of the marksmen and their strong determination to make Nigeria a hell for the citizenry.

The Nigerian citizens have not fared better. They have largely fallen for the ploy of the con men, divided along religious, ethnic and political lines. Accepting a fate of poverty, injustice or at best swearing allegiance to the powers that be and joining them in the harvest of death.

We, Nigerians, are not oblivious of our problems. Evil men veiled as leaders will stop at nothing to divide and loot this country to nought.

Are there still sane Nigerians on the Nigerian soil? Where are you? Can we get elected leaders, our representatives to halt this pogrom? How many deaths are too many to get us to think, unite, resist and fight (if need be)? Must we wait for the next harvest of deaths? How many deaths are too many? 180 million?

To the government of the day, if the efforts put at silencing the Biafran agitators are committed to ensuring good governance at all levels, the agitation will have long died a natural death. I call on the Buhari administration to rethink the idea of tasking one man with three ministries – Power, Works and Housing.

My final advice to the Buhari administration is to commit to appointing qualified persons to occupy the available portfolios. What will it benefit our nation to have incompetents occupy critical government positions; individuals with questionable antecedents who have not shown themselves worthy in character, knowledge and ability? Should we sacrifice competence and merit for mediocrity on the grounds of tribal, ethnic and party affiliations?

My message to those sponsoring and nurturing a culture of bloodshed in Nigeria and attempting to create an artificial heaven and safe haven for themselves and members of their families; what goes around comes around. You will someday be visited by misfortune, die humiliating and excruciating death, here on earth and in the hereafter. The deaths you fertilize and catalyse will not go unrewarded. No solution and immunization has yet been found for cardiac arrest, mysterious and disastrous ‘gifts’ brought by Karma. You may laugh now but I can assure you it will last only last for a time.

I choose my fights carefully and remain undeterred by the obstacles placed on my path and those of fellow Nigerians. Armed by the truth, common sense and goodwill for the citizenry, I will not relent in my efforts to contribute to a better Nigeria and urge all well-meaning Nigerians to tow the same path.

I pray that the good hearted Nigerians triumph in the end. Evil may last for many years; the truth will overtake it someday. As long as we breathe, we must keep hope alive and commit to a better and prosperous Nigeria.

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INTRODUCING THE MEMOIR OF A JOB SEEKER

Sitting before the interview panel, Tobi glanced at the faces behind the oval conference table. He counted 7 faces. While trying to recall all the interview rules he practiced the night before, he wondered why seven people had to interview him for a graduate trainee position. More so, he was an undergraduate in his final year.

“Can we meet you?” requested the lead interviewer. Tobi began his response, “My name is Tobi, I am the last child of my family, and I am from Kabba in Kogi State. I like bread and beans with passion, I love burnt beans too…” his confidence began to melt when he read the faces of his interviewers, some struggling to keep a ‘serious’ look, others trying to conceal their amusement. It was his first interview. He will later find out that, “Can we meet you”, is an opportunity to market oneself.

I have worked with 3 organisations; Hyperlink Technologies Ltd, Globacom Nigeria (as Contract Staff) and Japaul Oil and Maritime Services Plc. In the course of my job search, I garnered firsthand interview experience which I’d now share with you. I’d be sharing the highs and lows, the fun, frustration and high spirit that characterize job search.

The Memoir of a Job Seeker series is meant to enlighten, inform, entertain and prepare you for the interviews you will attend in the near and distant future. The accounts are a mix of real life experience, research and fiction.

After submitting several job applications and not being invited for interviews, many applicants begin to worry. Some wonder if they are under a spell or a victim of bad luck. These job seekers lose sleep and weight in an attempt to figure out why they are not always lucky.

If you fit the description above, be assured that nothing is wrong with your personality. Your seeming lack of luck maybe as a result of salient factors, these factors will be addressed in the course of this series.

The Memoir of a job Seeker will be published monthly from February 2017 on www.olorunfemibabatunde.com. To get the series in your mail box, visit www.olorunfemibabatunde.com and submit your email with the subscribe box.

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TO REALIZE YOUR FULL POTENTIAL – RESIST THE ENEMY WITHIN

I have seen it all, what exactly is one living for? If not for my children…, once they grow up to fend for themselves, I’ll consider my assignment on earth done. I would have completed my course and be in good stead to bid the world farewell.

The mindset expressed above, is typical of the average Nigerian. To think that child tending is the primary reason for one’s existence is limiting. Parents are exceptionally proud whenever their children come top in class, there is nothing bad about this, but what if we help all children come top in their areas of strength, interest and aspiration? Beyond caring for your children, how about the other children? What if we shift focus from “Me, Myself, Mine & I” to “Us, Nigeria, We, fellow Humans”.

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation commits to combating poverty and malaria in Africa, the founders are not of Africa descent. Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook, recently revealed plans and commitments of Chan Zuckerberg initiative towards curing “all diseases in our children’s lifetime”. I agree that it is an ambitious plan but should humanity strive for less? Mark has also voted a sizable percentage of his wealth towards making the world a better place.

Beyond colonialist maneuvering and manipulations, our mindset as Nigerians has played a big role in dwarfing our potentials. Our frontline position in the comity of consuming nations and a choice dumping ground for all manner of inferior products is a testament to our limiting mindset. Over five decades, stable electricity has remained elusive to a nation who prides of intellectual giants in every field of human endeavor. I am not in doubt that we have the human and natural resources to surmount our many problems. What I find deficient is the will power.

To birth the Nigeria of our dreams, we must flee self-centered and selfish endeavours for daring goals that will leave our society better than we met it. We need to dream big as a nation and as individuals. Let’s begin to task our minds on how to solve our collective problems, including those of neighbouring African countries. It is not impossible for Nigeria to be the food basket of Africa. It is in reaching for the skies that we find our greatest strength and reach our full potentials.

What can your contribute to a better world, a better Nigeria? I suggest you start by patronizing made in Nigerian products. Also look inwards to question the motive behind the things you do. Is it all about you, your children and family?

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Some of the Beneficiaries of my computer training – Ijaloke Grammar School Emure Ekiti (NYSC 2010)

As for me, Olorunfemi Babatunde, I have a 10 years goal, to train at least One Million Nigerians in basic computing for free or at subsidized rate. The targeted beneficiaries are public school students. I trained 30 students in computing fundamentals for free during my National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) days at Ijaloke Grammar School, Emure, Emure-Ekiti, this was made possible by the support received from the Towns elite club, Ayodele Cephas, a computer training center owner who allowed me to use his facilities to train the students and the Principal of Ijaloke Grammar School whose support enabled me revive and re-equip the schools abandoned computer room.

In the near future, I will be reaching out to individuals and organisations to support “Project One Million” – computer training initiative targeted at One Million Nigerians who cannot afford computer education. You may consider sponsoring your relatives, church members, neighbours to be beneficiaries. Individuals and organisations willing to support this initiative can reach me on 08120252692 or via mirthfemi@gmail.com for further information.

Through my start up, Appswheel Wheel Koncepts (Appswheel), I am committed to supporting young Nigerians, Africans with their ICT needs – web designing, copy writing, digital marketing, ICT consulting– all at minimal fee (targeted beneficiaries are Youth Corps members and aspiring entrepreneurs). Individuals in this category should contact me on 08120252692, send an email to mirthfemi@gmail.com or meet me on Fridays, at an location in Bode Thomas Street, Surulere, Lagos. Please endeavor to schedule a meeting before visiting.

By reading this piece to this point, I am convinced that you can make a positive difference in our world. When our time is up, may it be said that we ran a generous race. Let’s connect @ www.olorunfemibabatunde.com, provide your email address in the subscription box to get future stories in your mailbox.