Hamilton wins 4th Title, Cristiano Ronaldo is FIFA’s best and England Under 17 team win World Cup

Yes I know it’s been a while, please forgive me.

Lewis Hamilton’s 9th place finish at the Mexican Grand Prix on Sunday 29th October, 2017 handed him his 4th Championship title with two races to spare. Despite a horrible start at the Gran Premio De Mexico which saw him get a punctured tyre from title rival Sebastian Vettel and dropping to last in the race just at the first lap, Lewis pushed through against all odds knowing fully well he needed to come in 5th or better if Vettel won in Mexico to assure him of a 4th title. End of the race saw Vettel come in 5th and Hamilton 9th which means the latter need not appear for the final 2 races of the season as his place in the history books was been sealed. Hamilton has now emerged as the greatest British Formula 1 driver ever winning one title more than Sir Jackie Stewart and he’s just 32 years old. A knighthood in the offing for Messr Hamilton? He sure deserves it.

Lewis Hamilton needs 3 more titles to level with all-time great Michael Schumacher who has 7 and 4 to seal his name as the best to ever do it. Would challenges from Sebastian Vettel or even Hamilton’s Mercedes team mate Valteri Bottas be brushed aside easily? Only time will tell.

Cristiano Ronaldo was crowned best player in the world by FIFA with perennial rival, Lionel Messi coming second and P.S.G new recruit Neymar Junior nicking the third position. Ronaldo winning was a no-brainer to say the least because his achievements with Real Madrid during the course of the year were always going to guarantee him the top prize. He was instrumental to Real Madrid retaining the UEFA Champions league trophy and also winning the Spanish La Liga. He also won the Spanish Super Cup (though he was red carded in the first leg) where Real beat Barcelona 5-1 on aggregate to confirm their domestic superiority.  He was part of the team that denied his former team (Manchester United) from winning the UEFA Super Cup though he came in as an 80th minute substitute.  He has always led the scoring for Real Madrid and has been part of the squad that has helped coach Zinedine Zidane (was also named coach of the year) win 6 out of 8 trophies on offer since the French man took over the reins in 2016.


I hope Ronaldo wins the Balon D’or and levels with Messi on 5 apiece and I think it is high time they stopped considering both of them for the title. Shout out to Olivier Giroud on winning the Puskas award for best goal, because Arsenal fans no go gree me hear word now. The FIFA XI comprised of Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus), Marcelo (Real Madrid), Leonardo Bonucci (formerly of Juventus, now reps AC Milan), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Dani Alves (played for Juventus at the time but now with P.S.G),  Andreas Iniesta (Barcelona), Luka Modric (Real Madrid), Toni Kroos (Real Madrid), Neymar Junior (ex-Barcelona now plays for PSG), Lionel Messi (Barcelona) and best player in the World Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid).

The English U-17 football team capped a remarkable year for England winning the World Cup in India beating Spain 5-2 in the final.


Earlier on in the year they were runners-up in the UEFA U-17 Euro tourney, won the UEFA U-19 Euro Cup, surprisingly triumphed at the FIFA U-20 World Cup, placed 3rd at UEFA U-21 Euro tournament, prevailed at the Toulon competition before adding the U-17 World Cup to their list of achievements in 2017. One can only pray for the senior male and female teams to emulate them.


Thank you for your time guys and may the rest of the year favour us. Happy New Month in Advance………………………… BLESS!!!


The transfiguration of Prestige Assurance Plc


Sometimes in 1952, all the way from Mumbai, India came a bright idea, a service of note, a people oriented business strategy that today became a giant in the Insurance Industry. Starting off as a branch of The New India Assurance Company Limited, Mumbai; Prestige Assurance was incorporated as a Limited Liability company on 6th January 1970 and licensed to write all classes of non-life insurance in Nigeria… They haven’t looked back since then. With offices at strategic points all over the country, Prestige Assurance has over the decades serviced all spheres of the country, boasting of shareholders’ funds in excess of 6.2 billion Naira as at 31st December 2016, a viable, dependable and reliable General Insurance service provider, one of the largest in the art of quality service provision and prompt claims payment, we present the evergreen brand of unique excellence… Prestige Assurance Plc.

Every brand listens to the voice of evolution, the best of companies are those that understand time and its peculiarities, in this age of information technology and scientific advancement, Prestige Assurance has evolved into a vogue group and is going digital! Interaction with clients and prospects aren’t limited to the old fashioned courtesy calls and visits anymore, now we trend with you, analyse selfies together, discuss hot topics and even share stuffs online as freebies to our esteemed online audience, hey! You have to follow us to know what’s up with us, hello Twitter, we’re active like never before, hey Instagram, what’s trending today? When you see us fly by in your emails, just holla at us, Facebook community, we got loads in stock for you and make sure you stop by at some premium blogs to read about our products as we examine each weekly… This will be fun.

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The Crush

Ok this has to be the strangest crush story ever. I mean how do you admire someone from a distance for about 28 years and you probably only said hello once (which she initiated)? It would have been better if it was a celebrity crush but hey you went to Primary School with this girl.

This is the story of a very shy guy who had his eyes on a stunner back in his Primary school days. Itunu was (still is according to the guy) a drop dead gorgeous girl, chocolate skinned and slim and in Falz the Bahd Guy’s voice *I like that chocolate skin with caramel topping*. So he saw this beautiful girl everyday and three times on Friday for 5 years and no hello or high or even lie that she had a stain on her uniform the whole time. Jeez I am livid as I write this but hey there’s always a weird story out there (pardon my English).

The girl gained admission into Secondary School from Primary 5 leaving the young lad a year earlier than anticipated and to make matters worse his mum had told him he was going to a boarding school so there was no chance of a reunion. Then one of those days while on his way home he was fortunate to see her again, oh I forgot to mention her Secondary School and the Primary School share boundaries and I wonder why he never even went over to her school to say hello. Ok back to the gist, so he was lucky to have seen her again and he still did not say hello until she walked up to him and said AO how are you. Can you imagine ?

As if that was not enough, he didn’t see her for years and should have been grateful for stumbling into her when she came to his University with her younger brother to pay for her brother’s school fees and yes you guessed right he didn’t man up to say hello. I thought it was meant to be third time the charm?

The story isn’t interesting to me sef anymore and you why? He saw her again in church one Sunday (15th May, 2016) and you need not guess anymore he didn’t say hello, as a matter of fact he left before service was over for no reason and the dude still had the effontery to say she was still looking as stunning as ever and that he did not see a ring on her finger (yea that finger).



Juventus Versus Barcelona: Champions League Final

Hi guys, it’s been a long minute. The Champions League wraps up today with 2 of the best teams (Juventus Versus Barcelona) of this season’s competition coming up against each other in the final holding in Berlin, Germany.

I am no Barcelona fan but I must confess (like I always do) their style of play is one I admire very much and whenever I get to watch them play I am never disappointed. Its safe to say they play the best brand of football and they hardly ever have bad days. They don’t have the best defence in the World but who cares about defending when you have Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez playing upfront for you? These 3 players have scored 120 goals amongst themselves in all competitions and that’s way more more than what a lot of teams in Europe’s Top 5 leagues have scored. Do I have to say more about the tremendous 3 or MSN (Messi, Suarez and Neymar) as they are now called? I digress. This Barcelona team have been amongst the favourites to win the UEFA Champions League (UCL) since 2008 and their domestic dominance though I hate to admit ever since showed they always deserved the favourite tag. Barca won the 2014/2015 league title ahead of perennial rivals Real Madrid and also picked up the Copa Del Rey trophy beating Atletic Bilbao in the final. They have won the Champions four times already (1992, 2006, 2009 and 2011) and Juventus stand between their chance of a fifth trophy.

Juventus on the other hand, have no fantastic aura around their game play but have managed to be the dominant team in Italy for four straight years (2011 – 2015). They hardly buy big and I must say they have just started adding finesse to their game with players like Arturo Vidal, Paul Pogba, Carlos Tevez and one of the best Italian players ever Andre Pirlo in the recent set up. Juve cannot be compared to Barcelona in terms of flair but they stand a chance and beating last season’s winners enroute to the final makes them strong contenders. The Old Lady of Turin as Juventus is known  also added the 2015 Coppa Italia to their cabinet. With just 2 Champions League trophies (1985 and 1996) won, it shows that Barca have more of an edge. Juventus was last in a UCL 12 years ago (2003) and it was just before the final against their Italian rivals A.C Milan at my beloved Man Utd’s home ground of Old Trafford I fell in love with them, thanks to Pavel Nedved and Edgar Davids (two fighters on the pitch).

Barcelona might have the best team on paper but Juventus would be no push overs and if you ask me I will tell you without stuttering that Juventus would be crowned Champions at the end of the day. Yea I am usually with the underdogs except if the underdog plays against MANCHESTER UNITED. Juventus have arguably the best goalkeeper (Buffon) of the last decade in their corner and a better defence (Though Giorgio Chiellini has been ruled out of this game) than Barca but like I stated earlier Barcelona doesn’t need a stellar performance from their defence to win a game, the MSN with the support cast of Iniesta, Busquets and Rakitic will open up any locked defense on their day.

Its going to be a long night for Juve’s defenders but I trust them to pull through, a lot of people won’t agree with me but I know it’s going to be the Old Lady’s night. Both teams are chasing a treble having won their domestic league and cup trophies which makes the contest more interesting.

Players to Watch Out For (Barcelona)

  • Andreas Iniesta (My favourite Barca player)
  • Lionel Messi
  • Luis Suarez
  • Neymar
  • Ivan Rakitic
  • Javier Mascherano

Players to Watch Out For (Juventus)

  • Gianluigi Buffon
  • Paul Pogba
  • Andre Pirlo (Gets better like fine wine)
  • Carlos Tevez
  • Arturo Vidal
  • Claudio Marchiso

My Prediction

Like I said before, I fancy Juventus for this and it would be a slim margin. 1-0 maybe 2-1 in favour of Juventus.


Italy won the World Cup of 2006 hosted by Germany at the Berlin Stadium, its at this same Berlin Stadium this final would be holding and that’s has informed my decision to swing Juventus’ way. Only time can tell how the clock ticks. I am going to be watching this game with my people from the Naija Pundits group (The Best Chat Group Ever) just after sweating it out on a football pitch ourselves. A post should come up afterwards.


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Basketball : Best 10 There Was, Best 10 There Is

Oh you never thought I liked basketball? I did, still do. I am 6ft 3 inches for crying out loud so I guess it’s natural I love the sport. Just clowning jare I am sure not all tall people like basketball. Moving on , Basketball is one of the few sports I am allowed to be a slut. As in I change teams at will and this occurs whenever my favourite player retires or trade teams. For instance I have supported every team Shaquille O’neal has played in and now I support the Oklahoma City Thunder because of Kevin Durant. Before I became a fan of Shaquille Oneal’s Orlando Magic I used to be a fan of the Houston Rockets and I am sure you all know it’s because of the Nigerian born Hakeem ‘The Dream’ Olajuwon. I became a Shaquille O’neal fan thanks to Dozman and Big Yomz, remember them? Yea the peeps that got me addicted to the Manchester United religion. I heard them brag about and saw them watch this huge man (320lbs and 7ft 1inch).

So I followed Shaq all through his playing career from Orlando Magic to LA Lakers to Miami Heat to Phoenix Suns to Cleveland Cavaliers up until he retired at the Boston Celtics winning 3 NBA titles with LA Lakers and 1 with Miami Heat making a total of 4 NBA championship rings. Why do I like Shaq Diesel? Nothing special, he’s usually if not always the biggest player on the court, that alone is a THRILL. There have been many great players of this beautiful sport which was made popular in the United States and some of them are; Michael ‘His Royal Airness’ Jordan whom many regarded as the greatest of all times, Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson, Larry Bird, Hakeem Olajuwon, Wilt ‘The Stilt Chamberlain (never saw a clip of him but heard stories) etc but I will like to share my own best ten to have graced the sport and my best 10 currently playing. Find below my list :

Best Ten There Was:

10. Doyin Ogun

9. Scottie Pippen

8. John Stockton

7. Karl ‘The Mailman’ Malone

6. Anfernee ‘Penny’ Hardaway

5. Hakeem Olajuwon

4. Magic Johnson

3. Larry Bird

2. Michael Jordan

1. Do I still need to mention his name? Okay o, it’s Shaquille O’neal

I saw majority of these players play, it was just Larry Bird and Magic Johnson I hardly got to see much of. And yes you read the number 10 name right. My big bro was a monster and he represented the University of Ife at the NUGA games and the West African Universities Basketball games winning all shades of medals. I saw him play well and the basketball rims inside LUTH can attest to how mean he was to them. Hell of a player he was. I know I will get sticks for this list but I could be lynched for the next list.
Find below my best 10 currently playing the game:

Best Ten There Is:

10. Tim Duncan (San Antonio Spurs)

9. Dirk Nowitzki (Dallas Mavericks)

8. Pau Gasol (LA Lakers)

7. Kevin Garnet (Brooklyn Nets)

6. Amare Stoudemire (New York Knicks)

5. Dwight Howard (Houston Rockets)

4. Dwayne Wade (Miami Heat)

3. Russell Westbrook (Oklahoma City Thunder)

2. Lebron James (Miami Heat)

1. Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder)

There you have. Yes Kevin Durant is the best player in the NBA. No Kobe? Yea no Kobe Bryant. You don’t feud with my best ever player (Shaquille) and get away with it. After Shaq left the LA Lakers (where himself and Kobe were team mates) they met 11 times and Shaq holds the bragging rights of 7 victories to Kobe’s 4. Though Kobe out scored Shaq in every meeting *covers face*. I think the beef has been squashed and I also read some where about Shaq stating Kobe deserved to be the NBA’s MVP in 2007 or was it 2008? Can’t remember and I am too lazy to research.

Feel free to criticize these lists. Ar5ena1 how market nah? I told a friend before the game against Liverpool on Saturday that I don’t care anymore if my beloved Man Utd doesn’t make it to the UCL or Europa league next season as long as Assnal ends up trophyless this season. Slap the two of us no go win this season. #Okbye

Thanks for your time people. Stay blessed and have a fabulous week ahead.

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Australian Open Final 2013

Tennis is a wonderful sport and I have been a follower thanks to my late dad. Though I think his favourite sport was ping pong because I actually saw him play that. ‘Think’ being the key word. The game of lawn tennis as it is popularly called is a no contact sport which explains why it isn’t my favourite sport. I am not gay because I know that’s what some y’all be thinking (so why does he like contact sports?).  I love team sports, take a look at football or basketball for example. They work together for one good which is winning. Tennis is all about winning too but when you are injured you retire or that’s the end till you are fit again. We your fans won’t have to wait in the case of football or basketball and other team sports I know about. You just get replaced and we move on.

Back to the topic, I have just only ever seen one tennis game from beginning to end before. It was the matchup between Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic in the January 2011 Australian Open final (30/01/2011). GOD forgive me I was meant to be in church on that day, I had had my bath and was waiting for my senior bro and his wife to get ready. By the way my bro is a massive fan of every sport, I mean all sports. Who the hell likes cricket? Well he does and knows everything about cricket. I cited cricket because it’s the worst sport ever hahahahahahahaha. Sorry my cricket fans though, just being honest. Anyways whilst my bro was having his bath the game had started. Before they were both ready eventually Djokovic had won the first 6-4. Something just told me Djokovic would deal with Murray sharply in straight sets so I skipped church and stayed back to finish the game. I wasn’t shocked at all. He (Djokovic) claimed victory winning two more sets 6-2, 6-3. Easy Peasy. Who the hell is Murray? Even Roger Federer (The greatest of all times) sef chop straight sets from Djoko in the semifinal, shior. Though Murray always had a better head to head against the Fed Express, But Djokovic was having none of that jor.  Okay my point with all this story is that a 90minute sport (football specifically) is simply the best.

Roger Federer used to be my best player and I still support him though (Nadal fans your boy can’t catch the Fed Express). Novak Djokovic is meeting Andy Murray again in the Australian Open final on Sunday (27/01/2013) after they beat both beat tough opponents in the semifinals. They both beat David Ferrer and Roger Federer respectively. Who am I placing my bets on? Djokovic ofcourse. Why? He is the best. What if he loses? O lose noni…… lmao




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