Thursday, November 09, 2006


Diamond has been running a series of thanksgiving post on her blog for sometime now and I have been reading the comments on the post and they have been inspiring also a lot of the comments also gave me reason to be thankful to God for life,my family and friends.Reading the posts made me remember one of my best songs way back titled "Yahweh is for Us" by Maranatha Singers ... I hope am right.I have been trying to get the CD,so if anyone knows the song,please share...I just realised that I still remember the lyrics of the song are

"Sing a song of victory
Shout aloud on to our God
Who is like the living God
Yahweh is for us
Tell of all his faithfulness
Our lives has been restored
Halleluyah we'r blessed
Yahweh is for us "lets praise him"

He hears! he hears every faithful prayer
He sees! he watching with tender care
he knows! He knows every pain we bear
From the highest heavens his mercies flow to the end of the earth his people know
Yahweh is for us!!!

Cant remember the whole second verse.

Well in short I thank God for what he has done,has been doing,is doing right now and for what he has in stock for me as well.


Adonai-Jehovah -- The Lord our Sovereign
El-Elyon -- The Lord Most High
El-Olam -- The Everlasting God
El-Shaddai -- The God Who is Sufficient for the Needs of His People
Jehovah-Elohim -- The Eternal Creator
Jehovah-Jireh -- The Lord our Provider
Jehovah-Nissi -- The Lord our Banner
Jehovah-Ropheka -- The Lord our Healer
Jehovah-Shalom -- The Lord our Peace
Jehovah-Tsidkenu -- The Lord our Righteousness
Jehovah-Mekaddishkem -- The Lord our Sanctifier
Jehovah-Sabaoth -- The Lord of Hosts
Jehovah-Shammah -- The Lord is Present
Jehovah-Rohi -- The Lord our Shepherd
Jehovah-Hoseenu -- The Lord our Maker
Jehovah-Eloheenu -- The Lord our God

Maryland and DC here I come this weekend to attend a wedding.The wedding is going to be on Sunday so will be comng back on monday.

Some jokes for some good laffs

For all y'all that use your relatives to lie when trying to get off work.
This was a conversation between an employee and his boss.

"Do you believe in life after death?" the boss asked one of his employees.

"Yes, Sir." the new recruit replied.

"Well, then, that makes everything just fine," the boss went on. "After you left early yesterday to go to your grandmother's funeral, she stopped in to see you

A man and his ever-nagging wife went on vacation to Jerusalem. While

they were there, the wife passed away. The undertaker told the husband,

"You can have her shipped home for $5,000, or you can bury her here, in

the Holy Land, for $150." The man thought about it and told him he

would just have her shipped home.

The undertaker asked, "Why would you spend $5,000 to ship your wife

home, when it would be wonderful to be buried here and you would spend

only $150?"

The man replied, "Long ago a man died here, was buried here, and three

days later he rose from the dead. I just can't take that chance."




No, it’s not a political rally, neither is it a Refugee Camp nor did it happen in Rwanda .It is very much a “Nigerian Thing”.
It's a picture of applicants scrambling to write an Employment Test @ Fototek Plaza, Opebi Ikeja,Lagos,Nigeria.
This was "INTERCONTINENTAL BANK TEST SOME WEEKS BACK IN IKEJA" a friend just sent the picture to me o.Said police had to disperse the mammoth crowd with teargas!

If this is true then "Nigeria We Hail Thee"

Have a nice weekend y'all!!!


This is a sad news cos this is one of the remaining old skool male singers.Had his dads Eddie Levert's albums back then and he did a lot of songs with Bebe and Cece Winnans as well.He was a part of the popular R&B group LSG(Levert,Sweat and Gill) consisiting of Him,Keith Sweat and Johnny Gill.
You can read the story HERE


At Friday, November 10, 2006 3:33:00 AM, Blogger Beautifully Human said...

God is indeed good and those hebrew names sum it all up pretty well.
NB, where would we be without you and your jokes? the 'life after death' one got me cracking up here!!
Man, the sight of that crowd would have been enough to put me off applying for that job,o! Teargas ke! Only in Naija...

At Friday, November 10, 2006 4:59:00 AM, Blogger TaureanMinx said...

Wow, I would have gone home but then some people really need a job, I mean so do I but im not so pressed that I'd join that crowd. Wow! Have fun at the wedding, maybe you will take shots and update your photoblog hint hint.

At Friday, November 10, 2006 5:25:00 AM, Blogger Eagle's Nest!!! said...

Yea! There's much to thank God for, so a big Amen to the lyric!

Funny jokes you put up there - Thumbs up!

Employment issues in Naija - That is the sorry state of the country. We can only hope that God would cause mental revolution in the country. Amen.

At Friday, November 10, 2006 7:48:00 AM, Blogger Smoothvibes said...

Boy.. that ogbono!

Say wat? We have that many jobless graduates in one city? And that's just for this INTERCONTINENTAL BANK....

At Friday, November 10, 2006 10:17:00 AM, Blogger The Life of a Stranger called me said...

There is so much to thank God for - I thank God for naijaBloke - The Lord has been using you to spread cheer to blogville and Im thankful for that.

Hope you have a great time at the wedding - and you will finally find your favour. Remain Blessed.

At Friday, November 10, 2006 10:56:00 AM, Blogger zaiprincesa said...

DAYUM!lol..ok, i dont mean to laugh at the situation, but DAYMN!!...Ok, that crowd canno possibly be there for ONE Job Fair???..
God Dey oh...Looking at that picture makes me realize that Im Soo Thankful For my life...the Good and the Bad and Everything and Everyone in it. Have a blessed weekend.

At Friday, November 10, 2006 11:39:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That holy land joke was wicked men....Hey see naija peeps oh reminds me of the front of American embassy! lol

At Friday, November 10, 2006 1:35:00 PM, Blogger Daddy's Girl said...

The second verse of that song is a bit tricky, but I remember it was something like:

All the idols of this age
Come from the world of lies
Nothing in their wooden hearts
Yahweh is for us
They cannot meet our needs
They cannot hear our cries
Only Yahweh intervenes
Yahweh is for us.

I'm sure I got some of that wrong, but it was something like that. But I think the song was by Panam Percy Paul. Or maybe he dubbed it from the Maranatha singers...

That your ogbono soup and iyan looks good o, and I don't even like ogbono sef.

Nice post... perfect for the weekend. Enjoy the wedding.

At Friday, November 10, 2006 2:20:00 PM, Blogger NaijaBloke said...

@Beautifully Human .. thx jere and the crowd .."God I thank u for my JOB o!!!

@Joel ..Thx for dropping by and i am with u on that Amen ..

@Smoothvibes ..Yes we do is scary.Try to imagine how many Graduates all the Universities in Naija churns out every year.

@TLOASCM ..thx a bunch for that prayer and I recieve it in jesus name

@Zaiprincesa ..yeah it is scary and yes it is enuff to be thankful for

@Babe .. thatz naija for u o ..

Daddy's gurl... u got the lyrics right was came back to me as I was reading what u wrote .. and it was Maranatha Singers cos I had the Cassette back then in Naija..Do u know where I can get the CD or smth?..and that Ogbono just finished 2 days ago ..but am preparing another one soon,so u r invited ..

At Friday, November 10, 2006 2:22:00 PM, Blogger NaijaBloke said...

@daddy's Gurl ..I think the correct Lines r

All the idols of this age
Come from a world of lies
Nothing in their wooden hearts
Yahweh is for us
They cannot meet our needs
They cannot hear our plights
Until Yahweh intervenes
Yahweh is for us

Thx for that

At Friday, November 10, 2006 4:38:00 PM, Blogger ABBEY said...

dang that crowd is amazing...who knows maybe they're just looking to hire 10 ppl oh!!

enjoy ur wedding and keep giving thanks. ur comment to the doctor experience thing got me cracking up and reminded me of my own similar encounter with a naija doc!

At Friday, November 10, 2006 10:37:00 PM, Blogger Tutsy said...

What the hell kind of job is that? i really want to know what position the testing was for? CEO OR COO? 'Cuz that is the only position i can think of that would motivate people to stand out there in the scorching sun, probably dehydrated, piled together like sardines.

Kai!!! that is pure its finest, if may add. Mehn! it hurts to see people in situations like that. Wish there were more opportunities in that country. If i may ask, how many where hired out of the multitude that applied?

At Saturday, November 11, 2006 12:55:00 AM, Blogger Cherub (former Bijouxoxo) said...

NB, who gave u the mouth to tell me to update my blog, ehn? Since when? Anyways, uncle i've updated o even upon my tired state. When are u going to invite me to one of ur parties? Na u dey enjoy o, MD today, NJ tomorrow all in the name of Owanbe. If u like come back gistless, u're gonna be in serious yawa. That pix of ur ogbonna had me salivating badly, u sure say na u cook am sha? Good job, i'm proud of u. As for the job exam, that's just plain sad. Why use teargas on them? If they turn to miscreants now, na wahala. At least, they're tryna get a job. You and ur jokes, eh. Using family to lie, that's classic. My mum once had this secretary. If it's not her mum that's dead today, it's her grandmum or dad. She forgot she once told my mum that her grandmum died, she was going to use that line again. Anyways, enjoy urself and have a blessed weekend.

At Saturday, November 11, 2006 9:03:00 AM, Blogger Calabar Gal said...

Lordy!! That ur Ogbono has me salivating already!! It looks good!!

I got the picture of that mammoth crowd sent to my mailbox too. It really makes me Thank God for all I've got. There was another picture of pair of slippers outside a mosque locked with a mighty padlock!! Pilgrimage to Self has the picture on her page.

Have fun and enjoy ur parties.

At Saturday, November 11, 2006 11:07:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dang! you're making me crave some poundo now....!
that pic of the crowd makes me feel sad...eyah... all for a job'

God truly is Good... ain't he?!

At Saturday, November 11, 2006 11:08:00 AM, Anonymous azuka said...

What a crowd!

Those butt cheeks almost made me puke :(.

Have a nice wedding!

At Saturday, November 11, 2006 2:32:00 PM, Blogger Vickii said...

I think it's such a great idea to stop everyonce in a while to stop and remember all the things you're thankful for rather than count all the things you want but you don't have ... and people like you and Diamond and London Buki and helping me do that so thanks!

I like the way you blog aboutlots of different stuff all on one post, it's like getting a buy one, get six free post!

That pounded yam and soup looks yum, if I'm ever your side of the world will you cook for me?

Great post and have an amazing weekend!

At Saturday, November 11, 2006 9:17:00 PM, Blogger Biodun said...

Yeah about Gerald's death, may his soul rest in peace. I loved that song too, if u get it let me know please. God's names r beautiful! Have fun @ the wedding n bring gist, lol

At Sunday, November 12, 2006 10:19:00 AM, Anonymous naijagal said...

thanks for stopping by my blog
yeah gerald levert's passing was so sad

At Sunday, November 12, 2006 10:50:00 AM, Blogger Through these eyes said...

Nice post. Are those real butt cheeks?

At Sunday, November 12, 2006 12:58:00 PM, Blogger Jaycee said...

Ah Ah....abeg...I need some Ogbono soupe right now...I yearn for pounded yam jare, its been a while and that picture isn't doing any good to my stomach!

At Sunday, November 12, 2006 9:03:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL.....I just remembered that me and my friends danced to that song in children's church....i can just see us now with our chicken legs and hideous gloves.

At Monday, November 13, 2006 1:31:00 AM, Anonymous Angie said...

When i see the pic of the crowd for the job test i m thankful to God for my job(even if i complain daily).
hmm that ur ogbono and pounded yam is wat animals did u use to ganish the soup??

At Monday, November 13, 2006 8:05:00 AM, Blogger TaureanMinx said...

May his soul rest in peace. I loved that one song where he sang 'I made to love you...'.

At Monday, November 13, 2006 8:25:00 AM, Blogger Mari said...

Hmmm... thats picture of your ogbono is looking real good even though thats one soup I dont eat.
Funny jokes there...I have a friend who needs to see that excuse joke. I hope his boss has caught up with him by now coz once the football season is on, there's always a family emergency.
I agree with Bijouxoxo, you always have some party or wedding to attend each weekend. Dont forget to show us some pictures sha. Have a great week!

At Monday, November 13, 2006 10:05:00 AM, Blogger LondonBuki said...

Why am I just reading this? I cannot wait to have my broadband up and running at home oh!

You finally updated!

God is good to us no matter what we are going through... we have good things in our lives.

May GL's soul rest in peace...

Take care dear, I will be back, I am at an internet cafe...

How was the wedding?

At Monday, November 13, 2006 2:46:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

May gerald's soul rest in peace... i never really got to know his music... but it's always sad cos tons of people seem to be dying these days!

ur ogbono is lookin luvly.. haven't had that in almost a year... i'm on that achi soup tip(my favorite.. that and ofe owerri then that calabar soup edikang iko.. lol.. i kno Calabargal is gonna tell me how wrong my spelling is!)

lmao@the man who is not willing to take a chance on his wife rising from the dead... lmao!... hehe the man who's dead grandma came to visit reminds me of some tshirt i saw when i went 2 niagara falls a few months ago... it said " i used up all my sick days so i called in dead"... jokes is that?!?! have a great week sunshine!

At Monday, November 13, 2006 4:29:00 PM, Blogger Teva said...

LOL, naija bloke, you come dey deny say no be u give me SBS (Short blog symdrome) Lie say no be comedy half hour wey you dey stick for the bottom of your blog them make am look long...LOL. my bad man!
thanks for reminding us of how important it is to give thanks...and that gratitude is a great attitude!

At Monday, November 13, 2006 4:42:00 PM, Blogger RJ said...

Is that crowd real? If it is then thats ridiculous....the unemployment rate needs to be dealt with fast.

God! that food looked good...:)

At Tuesday, November 14, 2006 4:51:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

mehn!1 i am just hearing that Gerard levert passed away(am so current)..i am sad..i really like his song "made to love you"n i plan on dancing to it at my wedding..
lol @ the intercontinental bank test..that picture is a classic..but see wetin niger don turn to..using tear gas to disperse job applocant.. a da o(e go better)
That picture of the ogbono and iyan(pounded yam|)just made me hungry and damn am at work

At Thursday, November 16, 2006 11:21:00 AM, Blogger Ms. May said...

Na you dey talk sey make I update my blog? Abeg, sharrap! Look who's talking. And keep in mind that you get what you ask for...LOL.

At Thursday, November 16, 2006 5:35:00 PM, Blogger zaiprincesa said...

lol...look at the pot calling the kettle black....You have a nice weekend also.

At Thursday, November 16, 2006 5:46:00 PM, Blogger Vera Ezimora said...

How many positions does fototek have???

And lemme just warn u now, NaijaBloke...the next time you start writing a song, you better know all the verses o!

Damn, that poundo and ogbonno soup is lookin mighty good! Why did u paste it here? Is that ur way of flirting with me? Alright NaijaBloke! I will go out with u! Sheesh. You didn't have 2 tell the whole world of our poundo/ogbonno moment. That was special, baby!

At Tuesday, November 21, 2006 5:24:00 PM, Blogger Onada said...

OMG that joke about the guy who's wife dies in the holy land is HILARIOUS!!

At Wednesday, November 29, 2006 1:28:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since Panam Percy was mentioned here, please does anyone know some old songs of his? I can't remember the title but one was something like "we are looking for the true Nigerian", and another "Jesus is the rock, he will never fail" and "Ordinary love" which went like " make we learn to love, no be ordinary love. Like Jesus say, say make you come to me." I have been searching for these to no avail. Please if anyone recognizes any of these songs, please let me know on here as I will be checking back. Naijabloke, I love your blog! I will have to bookmark so I can visit more. That soup makes my mouth water and makes me homesick.

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At Wednesday, July 08, 2009 9:21:00 AM, Blogger Boslak said...

naijabloke, I stumbled on your blog while DESPERATELY looking for the lyrics of the song you posted. After typing in different word combis in google, somehow, your blog came up as an option. Mehn, many thanks. But do you know the title of the track so I can fish it out from Maranatha singers' archive.

I know this is a response to an old post but...who knows...?

At Tuesday, December 14, 2010 12:22:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My add-on

All the idols of this age
Come from a world of lie
Nothing in them wouldn't hurt
Yahweh is for us
They can not see our needs
They can not hear our cries
Only Yahweh intervenes
Yahweh is for us

I'm also looking for the CD. On it we have also "we place thee, on the highest place" and several nice praise songs, the king of praise that shifts you with no protocol straight to the throne. I lost my own and have been looking for it since then

At Friday, February 25, 2011 8:55:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The song Yahweh is for us can be heard at this website Enjoy!

At Sunday, March 10, 2013 11:31:00 PM, Blogger Alissa said...

I didn't know that they were by Panam Percy, but we had the tape "Nigeria, I Love You" that we listened to a lot growing up. I also have been looking for those songs!
The only other one I can remember though is "Living in the City"
If I find anything else or go home so I can look at the tape I'll post here again.


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