Meet Waccoenny on Twoo
Check her profile
GOLDIE HARVEY’S DEATH: Death, Salvation, Heaven, Hell etc!!
Friends, after learning of the death of Nigerian music artiste, Goldie Harvey, I was surprised by the seemingly love folks had for her and the widespread mourning her death evoked, even beyond the shores of Nigeria. Shortly after, I read an article by Eseoghene Al-Faruq Ohwojeheri. Below is a full extract of his article and my commented reserve.
“Lest We Immortalize Nuisance…The “Goldie” Situation By Eseoghene Al-Faruq Ohwojeheri
Posted: February 18, 2013 - 19:36
By Eseoghene Al-Faruq Ohwojeheri
About ten years ago I lost a friend in an armed robbery incident. Obviously the armed robbers were not satisfied with robbing they needed to make a point by harming someone in the house and my friend’s mother was their target. As they swung the axe my friend who was the scholar of our class in secondary school protected his mother with his head….he died; no national award, no postmortem speech from the Governor and of course no celebrity burial; he was just another guy, the fact that he took a battle axe to his head for his mother was irrelevant
This and many more of it happens in a country wherein people get millions both in local and foreign currency for playing football; a country wherein comedians shake hands with the President and women who kiss strange men on camera in the name of acting take home National Award and an immoral youth who made fame singing about his private part is given special opportunity to interview the President in a desperate campaign strategy because the thinking is that the community is populated by zombies and bimbos who will vote in a PHD holder on the “honour” of a nuisance whose only relevance to society, apart from lewd music, is competition in air and space. Thus the question every sane Nigerian should be asking is when will this madness of underserved honour stop?
The death of the musician from Ekiti, Goldie Harvey, and the attempt to make it seem like we lost an icon is another and perhaps the worst of all these madness. I do not believe that death, which we will all face, should make you a hero except you died an honourable death. When people just drop dead we grieve and console the family not tell blatant lies as to who they were. This is why the statement of the Ekiti State Governor is worrisome. Mr. Kayode Fayemi is reported to have described Goldie as a “great daughter of Ekiti State” and one has to wonder upon what was this greatness achieved? Are people now great for singing meaningless songs with promiscuous suggestions or for taking and publishing suggestive photos of themselves?
Since when did we consider it greatness to appeal to the sexual cravings of perverts and run after men on camera in the name of a reality show that is far from reality? Since when did it become great achievement that a lady is even thought of as being a junkie in her life time? How can this be great?
In the past fathers will tell their children “don’t bring shame to this family” but nowadays shame and shamelessness is celebrated with such noise that you think the Devil himself is in charge of people’s life and even he has gone crazy.
Ironically, around the same period this unfortunate death occurred Governor Theodora Orji of Abia State was commending Mrs. Nwanyieze Prosper for winning the Purity Queen title for a lady who kept her virginity until her marriage; surprisingly some Nigerians criticized the Governor and even ‘accused’ him of giving her a car whereas Governor Kayode Fayemi was praised for describing Goldie as a “bright star” among other accolades including that she lived a “fulfilled life”. Indeed the world is upside down.
The problem with giving honour to people who did dishonourable acts is that people will definitely emulate them. The Dolly Parton’s of this world made it a fashion for women to expose their cleavage; years on women have lost their husbands to such exposure and homes have collapsed; the Dr. Dre’s of this world made being “gangster” a fashionable thing and years later the gangsters are increasing and we even have a gangster in the White House killing innocent people with Drones….Martin Luther’s dreams became a Nightmare. And this list goes on and on; for every irresponsible person you honour you make irresponsibility the “swag”, the same way for every man who dies for his mother you honour you make standing up against oppression and protecting the weak the in-thing….make your choice.
Lastly, we must clarify two issues. The first one is with regards to speaking “evil” about the dead while the second one is the “who are you to Judge” comedy.
Firstly, the dead has already met what he or she put forward hence there is no need to speak of its evil. What there is need to do however is to either call the living to an example to live by if the dead is worthy of emulation or to warn the living to stay away from a wasteful lifestyle like that of the dead who lived life as if death was never going to come and this is the real lesson here; life is short, if you live it like Goldie your death may come and meet you in that state; what will you tell your Creator? We cannot pretend this is not the lesson here; it will be one lie too many
Secondly, they ask us not to Judge and we say to them since we are in the spirit of not judging kindly don’t judge the location of your mouth so that you put your food in your nose. We say to them that in this spirit of not judging please cross the road without judging that a vehicle is close enough to knock you down; maybe when you are in the air you will realise your stupidity.
We do not Judge a person who has Faith that he or she will be in the hellfire, we do not Judge that the person’s bad is more than his/her good, we do not Judge if God will forgive a believer…..but we Judge that fornication and the promotion of it is EVIL, and that the one who represented evil dead does not make evil good.
Some others will say an adult can do what he or she likes and you don’t have to force your life on others. The question we have for this set of confused mentally colonized perverts is that this same justification is given to homosexuality and it will soon be given to incest so that if a grown up man and his grown up daughter say they fell in love and want to marry your kind will say well it’s their life, it does not affect me….can you see now that you are sick?
Conclusively, the lessons from this unfortunate incident can be summarized as thus;
1) Death can come at any time; be prepared to meet your Lord.
2) Fame and fortunes are but illusions, what matters is your relationship with your Creator.
3) The enjoyment of this world is fleeting; don’t let it deceive you.
4) Live a good life; one that does not involve promoting lewdness or any type of evil; death and Judgment is real and it is no respecter of status.
5) It was the honour given her musical mentors that led the lady to not just music but a meaningless form upon which her life ended so let’s ensure that we do not turn scum into icons because people will sure emulate them.
May God Almighty give the family fortitude to bear the lost and guide them aright.
Eseoghene Al-Faruq Ohwojeheri
Benin City” (END of quote)
Friends, barely one year ago, I expressed similar views after the death of Whitney Houston. Permit me to do same.
GOLDIE HARVEY’S DEATH: Death, Salvation, Heaven, Hell etc!!
Let me start by setting the record STRAIGHT with the following;
(1) I have no ability/intention of judging the dead! Not judging Goldie either.
(2) Goldie may have been SAVED in Christ Jesus, and thus may very well be having a R.I.P in the Bosom of the LORD!
(3) My thoughts below are not final, only but observations of recent events!
(4) I am not saying anything new, only echoing what the Holy Scriptures had revealed about God's STANDARD vis-a-vis SALVATION!
(5) I expect people to misconstrue my words to suit their preconceived bias or sentiments. Yet, I write not to PLEASE man!
(6) I pray all my readers will TRULY read in between the lines to understand that I have NOTHING, absolutely NOTHING against Goldie!
(7) Finally, I have reasons to "hope" that in her last moments, Goldie may have reconciled with the Lord Jesus, if so, she may just be with Him NOW.
(8) My views are STRICTLY from a Christian Biblical cum Theological perspective. Thus, I may not appeal to you if you have a contrawise theological views about issues of life, death, sin. Morality, salvation, hell, heaven and eternal life, as they all relate to the Redemptive work of Jesus Christ’s death on the cross o Calvary.
I was just having strong thoughts about Goldie’s death. (I wanna believe Goldie may have surrendered to Jesus before death, and thus Redeemed from the claws of hell/devil)
Let it be known, God isn't mocked, whatsoever a (wo)man sows (s)he shall reap... Vanity upon Vanity...
I respect the dead, have nothing personal against Goldie, but I refuse to let my sentiments and compassion for her becloud my spiritual discernment.I only wish she made peace with Christ before her death or else she may just have been another.... "Celebrity in a Hell of Eternity"!
In view of my theological perspectives about sin and morality, I believe Goldie certainly made wrong choices, as you can't serve God and mammon, you can't neglect Christ forever, you can't dine at the table of evil and be safe.
I will SHOUT it for all to know, I may sound "non-diplomatic", "crude" and "foolish", yet I won't stop saying, if Goldie or I don't have Jesus as our Lord while alive, we shall have to burn in HELL and suffer EVERLASTING CONDEMNATION and SECOND DEATH!
I don't say Rest in Peace to someone who didn't die in Christ, cos its just a waste of words! Goldie CAN'T R.I.P in death if she didn't have the Prince of PEACE as her Lord and Saviour, just like I (me writing) can't have eternal life after death if I never had Jesus the Eternal Life in me!
If my biological PARENT or adult child, friends or relations die without Jesus as their Lord and Saviour, I won't say R.I.P. to them, I won't!
Nobody, not me, not my pastor, not my friend, not even the Pope, just no one can R.I.P in the hereafter without having a saved relationship here and now with Jesus, the Prince of PEACE !
My heart wish is that, Goldie may have made peace with God through Christ Jesus before her death! God is no respecter of persons, we can't preach or pray her to Heaven with our tears, compassion or sentiments. I know ONLY but one WAY of TRUTH to having LIFE after death... Last time I checked, ONLY JESUS is the WAY, the TRUTH and the LIFE! I have genuine hopes Goldie may have reconciled with Jesus minutes before death!!! Much more, to everyone of us still alive, God has placed before us LIFE and DEATH... We Choose Christ Jesus and have LIFE in Heaven...we Reject Jesus and have DEATH in HELL!! #JustThinkingAloud,
I know folks will misconstrue, rebuke and judge me, but I believe ONE soul may just be exhorted unto righteousness. Hope I didn't offend your senses by my comment above. I'm sorry, I don't mind who I DISPLEASE in my resolve to PLEASE Jesus.
Its a shame many christians are making Salvation/Heaven look so cheap!!! You can't get it by social status, fame, tears! I see a heretical trend here, folks are gonna be swayed by the devil to think the LIES below are true:
*"it doesn't really matter, whatever sinful life you live. Your good sides may outweigh your bad, after your death, your loved ones can pray you to heaven.
*God can't possibly overlook your good WORKS, He can't throw you in Hell.
*Even without Salvation through Christ, you can PAY your way to Heaven by your works.
* After death, you can Rest In Peace even though you never had the Prince of Peace as your Lord and Saviour....."
And lots of other satanic sermons from the pit of hell. All these will provoke lukewarmness, secularism, syncretism, spiritual laxity and excuses for backslidden Christians to have "false hopes". I weep for such lies!
Goldie will be in Heaven only if she had Jesus as our Lord and Saviour. No other way but JESUS' WAY.
Her past ways of sins, vulgar music, sexual sins even on mass media channels and wrong choices CAN'T stop her from going to Heaven or having to R.I.P if she had been SAVED!
(I have strong hope this happened)
Goldie or anyone else will be SAFE in Heaven with Eternal life if they are "in Christ", cos once saved, Jesus makes you "HOLY, BLAMELESS and UNREPROACHABLE" Colossians.1:22. And who knows, Goldie may have gotten it right with God moments before death 9jus like the thief on the cross, who got saved just moments before death).
However, if not saved, your sin keeps you unholy with no opportunity of seeing God.
The emphasis here isn't on Goldie, its about setting the record straight! The ONLY WAY to Eternal Life and have a Rest in Peace afer death, is SALVATION in CHRIST JESUS – ONLY JESUS CAN SAVE.
For Heaven's sake, thousands of souls die every day, whether poor, young, blacks, white, commoners, destitutes, soldiers etc ,their fate is same with Goldie, same with you and I, no respect to status, race, fame, sex, background, etc. The STANDARD remains true, God is no RESPECTER of status, race, fame, sex, background, simple BELIEVE IN THE LORD JESUS AND YOU WILL BE SAVED!!!
WITHOUT HOLINESS NO MAN CAN SEE GOD!
(Note: this piece is not written because of the dead, its rather for us who are still alive. I'l beg that you don't see it as against the late diva. Verily, verily, if a dead person is already in Heaven no amount of bad-mouthing (from even me) can pull such into Hell, just like if a dead person is in Hell, no amount of preaching, tears, sentiments or prayers can pull such into Heaven)
When she walks away from you mad >> [ Follow her ]
When she stare's at your mouth [ Kiss her in head ]
When she pushes you or hit's you[ Grab her and don't let go ]
When she start's cursing at you [ Kiss her and tell her
you love her ]
When she's quiet [ Ask her what's wrong ]
When she ignores you [ Give her your attention ]
When she pulls away [ Pull her back ]
When you see her at her worst [ Tell her she's beautiful ]
When you see her start crying [Just hold her and don't
say a word ]
When you see her walking[ Sneak up and hug her waist
from behind ]
When she's scared [ Protect her]
When she lays her head on your shoulder [ Tilt her head
up and kiss her ]
When she steals ur favorite hat [ Let her keep it and
sleep with it for a night ]
When she teases you [ Tease her back and make her laugh ]
When she doesnt answer 4 a long time [ reassure her that everything is okay ]
When she look's at you with doubt [ Back yourself up ]
When she says that she likes U [ she really does more than you could understand]
When she grab's at your hands [ Hold her and play with
her fingers ]
When she tell's you a secret [ keep it safe and untold ]
When she looks at you in your eyes [ don't look away
until she does ]
When she misses you [ she's hurting inside ]
When you break her heart[ the pain never really goes
When she says its over [ she still wants you to be hers ]
Stay on the phone with her even if she's not saying anything.
When she's mad hug her tight and don't let go
When she says she's ok don't believe it, talk with her
because 10 yrs later she'll remind you
Call her at 12:00am on her birthday to tell her you love her
Call her before you sleep and after you wake up
Treat her like she's all that matters to you.
Tease her and let her tease you back
Stay up all night with her when she's sick
Watch her favorite movie with Her or her favourite show even if u think its stupid
Wen she s bored nd sad, hangout wit her. Knw she s important
kiss her in d pourin rain
wen she runs up at u crying, d first thin u say is 'whose ass am i kicking babe'
wen she repost dis she wants u to read it
dats wat tru luv is about
as usual d guys will cry over this post.. Lolz
Tunji lost his job after his wife gave birth to their second daughter. For 6 yrs he could not secure another job. The wife became the bread winner of their family. It was like hell.
One day, the wife came in & told her husband that there was a job interview somewhere. The husband went, but among the 126 applicants, all they needed was just only one person for the post of assistant general manager. Tunji was not hopeful of anything good coming from there, but his wife assured him that her uncle is a friend to the CEO of the company.
5 days after the interview, the CEO called Tunji to meet him in his private hotel room for his appointment letter. In a twinkle of an eye, he got there. With joy he opened the letter, 550k monthly to start with, 2 official cars, 5 bedroom duplex at ocean view. At the end of the letter was written, "Note that your appointment could be terminated anytime in case there is any misconduct.
Out of joy he picked up his phone & called his wife. To his surprise, his wife's phone rang right there in the hotel room. He looked toward the direction of the sound only to find his wife's bag somewhere at the corner of the room. What do you think he should do?
Pls Advice Mr Tunji.
What would you do if you were in this position?
LAMENTATIONS OF A FAITHFUL SERVING AIRCRAFT UNTIL DEATH
My name is MD 83
I was manufactured in 1990
Acquired by Alaska airline
For 12 years
I served my masters
With might and strength
And made them smile
To the banks
Until November 4, 2002
When I developed engine faults
And had to make emergency diversion
due to smoke in my cabin
Passengers disembarked alive.
On August 20, 2006
I was again evacuated after landing at the Long Beach, CA
due to smoke in my cabin
Passengers disembarked alive
Concerned about my air worthiness
Alaska Airline parked me
Until Sept. 11, 2008 for repairs
And shifted my burdens to Dana Air, Nigeria
On February, 2009
On the tropical shores of Africa
I hid not my state of health
On May 3, 2012
A Lagos station manager
Said I should be grounded for a check-up
That alarm was ignored
On May 11, 2012
I made an air return and emergency landing at MM2
Passengers disembarked alive
On May 25, 2012
Again, I made an air return and emergency landing due to engine failure
Passengers disembarked alive
And finally on June 3, 2012
I crashed in Iju, 5-6 nautical miles from touch down, killing all 153 passengers on board and 30 on ground
After 22 years
Of meritorious service
I wished my masters listened
And let me rest
Now I put tears
In the eyes of a nation
But come to think of it,
If Alaska Air
Considered me unfit
To fly Americans
Why should Dana Air
Consider me worthy
To fly Nigerians?
Bacause we live in Nigeria where corruption, nepotism, criminal negligence, negligence of duties, state sponsorship of terrorism, blatant theft of state property, murder of innocent souls, criminality, abuse of office, no regard to human life, illiteracy, greed, dishonesty has been seen has the order of the day...
Pleez I need urgent response.A married couple work in different cities, he works in Abuja, she in Lagos, he goes home every weekend. Both have facebook accounts. One day while bored at work he playfully creates a facebook account with a fake pix, he sends his wife a request & she adds him. They chat regularly over 1 month, she finds him very exciting & is always looking forward to chatting with him, she began to hate weekends cos he was never available to chat. they chatted about everything, recently their chats became very sexually explicit, she got turned on by d things he asked her to do, then one day he asks her to send a pix of her private part, she excitedly does that without hesitation , he then asks her to take other pix of her body parts & she did & sent all to him,now both arrange to meet in Nicon hotel Abj Rm 147 unfortunately 4 her,she came and saw her husband. If u are the husband what will u do?pls be sincere••• I need ur reply
We should say Merry Christmas but we are not your goverment, we are not in the business of deception. After almost ten hours of gathering your thoughts to speak on the bomb blasts that rocked the nation yesterday, you still fell short of your own very low standards. What did you intend to say when you said Bomb Blasts are a burden we must live with? Why do you bother to budget over a trillion for security if we must live the burden of insecurity? How come you are still a president? We do not blame you, we blame our older ones who were stupid enough to think that where you come from and your religion was all you needed to be a competent president.
They are crying now. We all cried yesterday on the darkest Christmas day of our short lives. While we cried and left Christmas postponed for another year, we watched as you danced your life away like there was no tomorrow. Is it true that all you care about is the fact that you are the president so whatever can happen should happen. Last night we prayed for you. We prayed that the white men should be able to make common sense so that we can budget for it and then you will have it in abundance. As it is, it is obvious sir that you are grossly lacking in common sense. If you weren’t, you would never come out to tell a mourning nation that it should get ready to live with the burden of destruction and insecurity. That was utterly insensitive and even the dumbest of our mates, fellow Nigerian children would never descend that low to an unprecedented level of cluelessness.
We understand this is not a sane country, if this was a sane country, your ilk will not be in a job. Your security chiefs, yourself and your cabinet would have been throwing resignation letters left right and centre. But then, here is a place where people are satisfied with just being in positions, that they are clueless about what to do in such positions does not matter.
Mr. President, Boko Haram defeated you in 2011. What plans are you making for 2012? Do you realise they have since improved while your security tactics remain stop and search? Do you realise they are far more coordinated than ever before? Have you thought of engaging more intelligence in curbing this menace instead of just mere brute? Yes, you have issues with concentrating for long, why not budget for a concentrator? That way you are conditioned to at least focus on being the president of Nigeria instead of our national chief chef? You are wondering where that came from? It came from cassava bread sir. You chose the menu for 2012 but we hope you realise that Boko Haram certainly has a menu.
Please Mr. President, they will look to attack again in the New Year, do what you have never done before, get your security chiefs to prevent that by all means. Contrary to your assertion, we are not prepared to live with the burden of bomb blasts. Get yourself to work and stop excusing your inability to deal with Boko Haram on the premise that they are a necessity. What is that? If you cannot lead and be a president, help yourself and resign. Please take your vice-president along. You are a twin set of incompetence.
This letter has been written with kind words, not because we are in the mood to be nice to you but because we are children and respect is a value we want to live with but our lack of it sometimes is a burden you must live with as long as you force us to live with your Boko Haram burden.
We wrote you a letter on subsidy yesterday but we figured it would be better to send this before you get our other letter. As long as your cluelessness reigns supreme in this country, we will always remind you of our angst and stake in this nation. It is not by force to live in Aso Rock. So if you must, do the right things, say the right things and learn to get the basic things right.
The Bomb Blasts darkened our Christmas but your response dampened our mood even further. This is not the way to lead a people. If you need help, we will nominate one of us to offer you words of wisdom for free. As it is, you look overwhelmed by the mere job of providing security for Nigeria let alone the other duties you swore to carry out for Nigeria.
Action point: Sack yourself sir, and take Arc. Namadi Sambo along. It is a good place to start.
Association of Conscious Nigerian Children (ACNC)
A doctor entered the hospital in hurry after being called for an urgent surgery. He answered the call asap, changed his clothes and went directly to the surgery block. He found the boy's father going and coming in the hall waiting for the doctor.
Once seeing him, the dad yelled:
"Why did you take all this time to come? Don't you know that my son's life is in danger? Don't you have the sense of responsibility?"
The doctor smiled and said:
"I am sorry, I wasn't in the hospital and I came the fastest I could after receiving the call...... And now, I wish you calm down so that I can do my work"
"Calm down?! What if your son was in this room right now, would you calm down? If your son dies now what will you do??" said the father angrily
The doctor smiled again and replied: "I will say Glory be to God&give thanks
"Giving advises when we're not concerned is so easy" Murmured the father.
The surgery took some hours after which the doctor came out happy,
Praise God, your son is saved!" And without waiting for the father's reply he carried on his way running "If you have any questions, ask the nurse, please!"
"Why is he so arrogant? He couldn't wait for some minutes so that I ask about my son's state" Commented the father when he saw the nurse minutes after the doctor left.
The nurse answered, tears coming down her face: "His son died yesterday in a road accident, he was in the burial when we called him for your son's surgery. And now that he saved your son's life, he left running to finish his son's burial."
Never think you have a bigger problem than the next person, never judge anyone by your own yardstick...because you never know how their life is & what they're going through
Life is a journey, one that is much better traveled with a companion by our side of course that companion can b just anyone on the other side of the street or the man on the other side of the bed. The companion can b a mother with good intentions or a child who is up to no good. Still, despite our best intentions, some of us will loose our companions along the way and the journey becomes unbearable. You see, human beings are designed for many things. But loneliness isnt one of them.
No finance no fiance
No finance no fiancee
No finance no romance
No money no honey. Dats how it works. ladies nd gentlemen, go get a gud finance to make a gud partner.
People rate u according 2 d standards u set 4urself