Nw playing: Majek Fashek – Send down the rain

*skips into playbookutunu and drags Wana’s moinmoin*

*Gathers everybody around*

Hello earthlings, how the go dey go? Shey you people are enjoying the rains 🙂 already some of you have taken leave from office and are playing “send down the rain”, so I should assume that “e dey go well”.

Before we proceed, let us take our opening prayers. Wana please take the floor.

Wana: Sango, orishirishi god wey still dey chop my moinmoin dey form Chuck Norris, we are gathered once again in your beloved shrine to hear the words of wisdom from one of the immortals that escaped detention at 8 Harvey road. As he speaks, let my moinmon that he took not make him talk any sane thing.

*all murmur*

Calm down, I’m sure he has missed today’s medication, let me tell @Cumical’s doctor to come and examine him. *dials 911* checks phone only to find “SOS”. Well I tried… Moving on.

So as e dey go, today’s post is about talents. Who can tell us what a talent is?

@Rinolee: Me! Me!! Me!!

Okay tell us

@Rinolee: A talent is a noun which means a special natural ability. Example a talent for drawing, a talent for taking bribe, a talent for making announcement when your popularity is fading and etc.

Wait, is etc also a talent?

@Rinolee: you always put ‘etc’ after every thing, so I wanted to show you that I’m a fast learner and I can learn anything 🙂

*sigh* who else can tell us what a talent is?

@Kemmiiii: Me! Me!!

Okay, doctor tell us…

@Kemmiiii: a capacity for achievement or success; ability. Like some people have the talent to sleep for days, others have the talent to read for days and etc.

You too? Etc? *sigh*

Who else? Saka? Any hope? *adjusts trosis*

@Sirkastiq: *brings out blackberry*A talent is any of the various ancient units of weight, as a unit of Palestine and Syria equal to 3000 shekels, or a unit of Greece equal to 6000 drachmas. 🙂

Chickens, drama? Well *sigh*

For the purpose of this service, we will define talent as a natural ability to do something successfully, one is usually born with this talent.

So who can give us examples of talented people and what they are good at?

@Kriskentos: Tiger Woods. He is good at ‘swinging’

@IamMrBB: Lionel Messi. He’s good at being merciless to soccer opponents.

@Krimchoco: Wana. He is talented at making orgasmic moin-moin. 😐

You are all correct. And one thing you people should note is that talent is innate. *see grammar* For the benefit of those who refused to attend english class and decided to answer Mazi’s Q&A, “talent no be wetin dem dey use quarrel do, talent dey for ya body, e no dey e hard you to do”. Kpakam!

Any questions?

@Cumical: Great one, how then can one get talents.

Good one. Your talents from from childhood. They are a product of both your environment and your psychology *big grammar again*. For example, some people are very talented when it comes to handling machines, others when it comes to matters of the opposite sex and so on. Good? Next question.

@Drewbaba: Why do we need to be talented?

Good question! Now have you heard of Vic O? Yes, the rapper and singer? Now he has ‘talent’ but then you cannot compare him to the likes of Mode Nine or can you? No. So first, you should be talented so you won’t be used as a bad example, and you can make money from your talents?

Any more questions?

@xoAfro: This is my first time in your class, I must admit that the level of learning in this shrine is quite commendable. Now my question is, if someone is ambidextrous, is he talented? Now I don’t mean the literal definition, I mean if I can piss someone off and smile, does it count as a talent? 😐

Well that’s hard to say but if you are ambidextrous, its a rare talent, in fact we call that a gift. But if you can piss someone off and still keep a yellow face, you’re a boss. #Endofstory next question?

@Vicotvs: What if someone has talents and refuses to use am. Like me now, I get talented and I am not using all of am, I just want do sing music and do film. So I can do work with Don Jezzy, Jey Z them.

Mbok Vic O, you are very talented by the virtue of being a human being, otherwise, you should just go and sell your studio gear and drop and give the money into charity, mbok not your girlfriend o.

@Raytallab: so what then is the essence of being talented?

Well, let’s take a look at a very popular story about talents then

A man who won the visa lottery and was preparing to travel entrusts his possessions to his servants, Okon, Bolaji, Emeka. He distributes his wealth among three servants, apportioned to them on the basis of their abilities. To the Okon he gave five talents, to the Emeka two talents, and to Bolaji one talent.

Okon and Emeka quickly set to work with their master’s money but Bolaji did not invest his master’s money at all. He went to meet Femi who told him that money grows on trees that he should farm with the money; he then dug a hole in the ground and buried his master’s money, hoping that his money would grow.

When the master returned, Okon and Emeka eagerly met their master, apparently delighted in the opportunity to multiply their master’s money and were commended as “good and faithful servants”; both were rewarded with increased responsibilities in their master’s service and were adequately rewarded.

Buy Bolaji’s matter was a very different matter. He came to his master with only the talent his master had originally entrusted to him. He did not increase his master’s money at all. In fact, if this were to take place today, that money would likely be worthless, due to inflation especially if the master came back on the 1st of January 2012. Bolaji instead, told his master that he was a harsh and cruel man, a man who was demanding, and who expected gain where he had not labored and this is why he was afraid to take a risk with any kind of investment. The master rebuked this slave for being evil and lazy. He took his talent from him, gave it to the Okon, and sent him back to Ota farm.

So what does this tell us?

1, It does not matter how much talent you have, use the one you have and make sure you get profit! Do not give excuses. A south african man lost his two legs yet he’s going to be competing in the olympics. You have two legs what are you waiting for? Banana?

2. Learn to make choices. You ‘debe’ or you no ‘debe’ there must be a result, why not ‘debe’ and wait for the result?

3. Not everybody has the same talents. Everybody cannot be as cunning as Anenih *sorry Farouk*

4. Some talents are easier to determine than others. Some are easy to spot, like a child who starts playing a violin or any instrument at a young age, while some are hidden and need us to put in some effort to bring them out to limelight. Eg. Messi and Ronaldo respectively.

5. You won’t just wait for your talent to tell you, I am here! You have to find it through trial and error; trying out different areas to see which ones might come naturally or can be done easily; trying them repeatedly, for some talents may only develop through hard work like Saka when he got the recipe for his zobo imperial; get advice from others, people often see our strengths and weaknesses better than we do.

6. Use your talents wisely. Don’t hide your talents, it will determine how far and well you’d go. Ask those that have used theirs

7. Talent is never enough, you must put in time, work and possibly money, before you can start earning profit from your talents. You gats smart if not bus go leave you march!!

**C’est fini**

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