Monday, June 21, 2010

If Isioma Uwueche is your girl...

...then get her abeg! Ah ah! The babe's plagiarism no get part 2 o...shiooooo. Na im I just dey denge and pose jejely with awon babes, I come tok say make I check my blackberry to see which latest emails I don gather. Na so one very lovely blogger (thank you sooo much, girl) emailed me and told me how she'd been perusing the web and saw this note on FaceBook. Wondered if I was the owner of the profile, but noticed that names and some details about the note had been changed. I come click on the link and saw the very marriage note that I just posted a couple of weeks ago, complete with name changes and all. I was like WTF?
It's one thing to copy my damn note without referencing/sourcing it...and another thing to copy the note and then try to modify details like you wrote it. Like, are you kidding me?
I don't consider myself to be an acclaimed writer or anything, and have no problem with people copying and pasting stuff that I write AS LONG AS you source it back to me.
So, I was going to jejely message her on some WTF levels but felt extra vexed that she actually went to great lengths to change details. So I'm finna call her ass out on here AND message her. Girl, if you are reading this note...take your time o! Before I show you say Khaki no be leather. Na so 419 dey start....nonsense and jagjagbantis.
So, I'm finna repost the note and highlight the changes that she made. Yeyerism to the highest degree!

Isioma Uwuechue: What can a gurl do? Life goes on my dear.....

Everyday you log onto FaceBook and what do you see waiting for you on your homepage?

Lisa has gone from being in a relationship to engaged’
Ann is now married’
Okon just put a ring on it'

If your homepage ain't giving you the gist, you are straight up hearing it from the horse’s mouth when the Lisa actually updates her status via her Blackberry for Facebook with ‘OMG, I’m engaged’. Or Anita is updating her status from her honeymoon, talking about ‘Chilling in Morocco with hubby, I’m so blessed and lucky to have him’.
Every So, you’re like crushed! I’m taking a FaceBook break because this oppression is too much but, you learn the hard way that you can run, but you can’t hide…for the very next day, your homegirl is calling to give you the 'latest gist'… ‘Omo, guess who don engage themselves ooo’. If your home girl ain't calling you, you're feeling the oppression every Sunday at church, when the Pastor stays announcing the latest engaged couples, and urging y'all to congratulate them, and pray for them. And if church isn't doing the work, all the millions of wedding websites that are circulating the internet, definitely hit home.

It doesn't help that you dated Amuohia for 6 years, and then he broke up with you on some 'baby, it's not you...it's me' and then turned around to quickly move on with some other chick, and propose to her after only 8 months of dating. You're like Okporoko nwoke madu! What did I do wrong? I cooked for him, cleaned for him, provided a listening ear, performed those thingy in bed, and played the wifey material role like I was supposed to, so what did she do differently, that I didn't? Chineke! He always told you that you were 'wifey', and a 'keeper'...but I guess actions speak louder than words. You're actually pissed off by the unfairness of the whole situation...after all you groomed him, primed him, prepped him and introduced him to your family and friends…only for him to pull the ‘it’s not you, it’s me’…and 8 months down the line, you stumble across his wedding website and you’re like what??? Imagine! Another babe dey enjoy the result of your hard work. Kai!
Matter of fact, it seems like all of a sudden you're hearing a whole bunch of those 'they dated for 8 months, and he proposed' type of stories, and you can't help thinking about all the men whom you dated for 2 +years, and they ain't say peep about marriage. But when you think harder, you realize that all of them are married, so it definitely wasn't them with the problem now. Could it be you? things that make you go hmmm...

You're kinda hoping that this marriage fever will pass, and all man will begin to hear word again but who dash monkey banana? Marriage season is here to stay, and somehow you've been left on the sidelines looking at those million wedding websites, FaceBook status updates, and feeling those random twinges of self pity because it seems like everyone else in the world is getting married, but YOU.
‘What’s wrong with me', you ask. ‘Why can’t I meet a correct bobo too?' I’m smart, educated (2 degrees and counting), pretty, can cook a mean isi-ewu and generally throw down in the kitchen, can cook it up in the bedroom as well, and come to think of it, all those ex-boyfriends of mine always complimented me and said that I was 'wifey material’.
You just can't seem to meet a decent bro. The dating scene is wack and the 'market' is very dry and drab looking. All the guys that you've met recently all seem to praise your greatness and tell you how awesome you are, and how you’re wifey material…but…they aren't looking for anything too serious, and just wanna be friends with benefits.
You're tired of playing these guessing games with men...he likes me, he likes me not. You just want some permanence o jare! Someone to call your own, so that you kwa can oppress other single ladies on FaceBook. Ah ah, e easy?
It doesn't help that all your married friends craftily tell you how men see their future wives, and instantly know that she's the one/after a few months of dating, they know that she is wifey, sooo you're definitely thinking that something is wrong with you.

You’re thinking ‘chai…30 dey approach ooo’ (since the memo went out, that 30 is the cut off age after which if you’re still not married, you should go and jump off a bridge). Your ‘juniors’ don marry and born pikin since. In fact, dem dey on their 3rd pikin now sef. Your mates dey rock matching aso-ebi with their husbands in church and/or weddings.
You officially hate going to weddings because all the boo'ed up women seem to clutch their boyfriends possessively while marking their territory, the married women seem to be very smug about their status, and when it’s time to catch the bouquet, your married friends give you that pitying smile and the nudge like ‘girl, abeg, try go catch the bouquet na’.
Everyone is asking ‘oh baby, why you dey single sef?...you need to put yourself out there, go out more, market yourself,be more social’…but they don’t know that if you do any more putting of self out there, na to run naked for street, remain.
You even start dreading running into your Aunts, because the subject of marriage always comes up and they give you all these suggestions, like you never try all d nkoroh joints my pekin. And let's not talk about your parents...

What’s a girl to do?

Do you continue to feel sorry for yourself? Maybe even drive by a couple of bridges n flyovers on your 29th birthday to determine which one you will jump off when 30 nack and ring no kukuma dey for hand?
Do you hang up all your mini skirts, shaba n abortion belts, in exchange for more Mary Amaka looking outfits, because ‘well behaved women and wifey material don’t hit the club no more’.
Do you join the church and become an usher, because rumor has it that all the good and God fearing single men full ground for church.
Do you hold off on buying that house that you’ve been eyeing or that Bentley, because your mother told you that men are intimidated by successful women?
I mean…girl, what are you going to do? Put your life on hold waiting for marriage to happen? Worry your pretty head about things that you can't control?
Truth of the matter is...you realize that you might get married, and you might not. It's all a game of fate + luck. So in the case of the latter, what's a girl gonna do? Hop off that bridge because life without marriage is a life not worth living?
But one day, like a bright shining light...it hits you and you jump up from your workshop in corporate Aba, feeling energized and ready to take on the world (your coworkers are alarmed but they will be fine). The light bulb goes off in your head and you suddenly know that you must continue to live life to the fullest and not worry about things that you can’t control. The dating scene is wack, and you're probably not going to meet a man at the wedding that you plan to attend next weekend, but so what?
The 'good' men are MIA (the women in Naija claim that the men are in Jand, the women in Jand say the men are in Yankee, everyone abroad thinks that they are in Isuikwuato, and the women in Isuikwuato give you the blank stare, and say that there are no men)…so really, where are those men hiding? Well, until that magical secret hiding place is discovered, you decide that you’re going to have fun with your girls (single or married), you're going to buy that Bentley... life is short, abi? You're going to travel more and experience more of life. You decide that you're not going to put your life on hold and worry your pretty head over the fact that there's no bling bling on your ring finger.
You say to yourself 'I'm not married yet, but so what?'. Life goes on.

The end.

I mean, I don't know if this is how they do it in Isikuwato but abeg next time source it back to my blog because as I type the blogpost finish, na energy wey I carry to write am. Abi you don see me the Ngulumu?

A word is enough for the wise.

The end.

PS:- Real blog post coming soon. :-p

53 comments:

Omosi T said...

Ndo o.

48 said...

Lol, you kno what they say about imitation...be flattered:D

Kate said...

Um..plaigiarism is NOT ok!!

Mwajim Al said...

wow! is all I can say.

Anonymous said...

This tin still dey amaxe me sha!! Lol! I mean if the heffa had left it in its orginial state persin fit tok sey okay maybe she forget put link...smh!!
--RepOne

blackrubies said...

4 reals! Chai thats bs. Oh
Please this is not enough, send her a message with the link of this post.
And give her the definition of plagariasm.
what rubbish 419 oshi!

Fabulo-la said...

whoa. I de fear small now...


Ndo o babes

leggy said...

na wa oh.
i dont know why anyone would do that.
hopefully, noone is doing that to me

neefemi said...

that is some major fuckery and she needs to be dealt with. that is rubbish. Sorry

mizchif said...

LMAO @ Ngulumu.

And no this is not a case of imitation = flattery. This is a clear cut case of THIEVERY! Of the highest degree kwa.
If she felt like sharing what she felt was a good post, all she had to do was copy and paste the link of the blog, or at least after copying and pasting the WHOLE POST (minus her 5 or 10 minor alterations) she shd have said where it came from.

Nice Anon said...

Not a smart move by the babe. Ah ah! Nne you are a celeb o! If pipo dey thief your work e mean sey you dey do something right.

PS: make una leave Isikwato alone na my papa villa be dat o! I bet that isn't how they do it there. lol

lahlah said...

lmao, that's the web for you anyone can do nonsense with it, but at least you even know of this incident, what about the other billion + readers anyone can just copy and paste now

Ms. Royal Reigns said...

This is no "Imitation is the best form of flattery" bullshit. This is straight up copy-copy. Plagarism. Chick done lost her ever living mind. But she wasn't smart, either cause she chose to copy, modify and paste a post from a popular Naija blog. Someone was bound to figure it out & contact you about it. And that's exactly what happened. She needs to be exposed!

Mamuje said...

A smart reader should know that the title doesnt justify the contents. She said 'gurl'...she should be flogged!

Ada said...

wow!!! na wa oh

SHE said...

What?!

Shameless plagiarism!

So her FB friends will think she's such a brilliant writer?

Lara said...

Hav to satrt doing back ground check, for any note i ready now...the chick no try at all.

Nutty J. said...

For her mind...she be sharp 'gurl'.

See levels oooo...

isha said...

Dang men! At least be consoled - it means she really loved your write-up. But really tho, that's just plain wrong. Can't believe someone'll stoop so low. Hiss.

Fragilelooks said...

atleast she would have taken the original and cited you. changing stuff is really bad.

histreasure said...
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histreasure said...

na serious thievery o.. that wasnt nice at all, that's the internet for you, tho on the flip side, it shows the world is smaller still..try and be flattered still, means u r good!!

ndo eh

Dayarinya said...

Yeyerism. I just wither for the girl. No shame at all!

Formerly stealth reader said...

lmao! chei, this thing surprised me a whole lot. i wonder what she was thinking as she was copying and pasting and changing details! wonderz shall never end lol
well as they say ....immitation is the highest form of flattery lol
seriously, i was angry for you o and my first thought was "someone need arrange the babe ooo lol

Ms.O said...

OHH EMM GEEE!!! Like WHAT THE EFFERRY!!!Wow!!! WOW!

Afrocentric said...

She's probably recoiling in her seat of shame with pure embarrassment right now.

Reverence said...

oh wow

Myne Whitman said...

And she'll be receiving accolades on her writing style from friends on FB. Pschewww...


There is a post on Bookaholic to discuss this issue. Some people sef!

Jaycee said...

LOLLLLLLLLL....wow, insult and ingredients. Na wa o...she changed the names and evrrrything. Lol.

LucidLilith said...

WTF....Jeez...this plagiarism thing is getting around fast. Where is her blog so I can give her a good talking to..ye ye..

Sisi Yemmie said...

FUCKERY! LOL

Azazel said...

SMh Plagiarism is not cool @ all

miss.fab said...

What? This is just ridiculous

Deez said...

The only thing that made me laugh more than this entry are the tags you used: 419, plagiarism, Tiff Tiff.

Shawty has sticky fingers. Not cool at all. Ah ahn! Kilode? Always give credit where due and do not claim wetin you no create. Sidenote: I wonder if the babe is hot lol.

blogoratti said...

Plagiarism at it's best...SMH.

Anonymous said...

"I mean, I don't know if this is how they do it in Isikuwato but abeg next time source it back to my blog because as I type the blogpost finish, na energy wey I carry to write am. Abi you don see me the Ngulumu?"

I could have died at this point! LOL! Called her OUT!

she would have been caught out in the end, becuase if that is not your usual writing style, then it is not possible to maintain it.

x

Ifeoma-adiagwuagwu said...

Haba, she no come do well o. Upon say she use some Igbo terms. Nne, Isioma, kedu kwa nu ife na eme gi?

Third World Profashional said...

lmaaoo!!! OhmydayzII I don laaugh die! Damn girl!

Beulah! said...

Mba oh, u r kidding me!... Chai!see dubbing, na wa ooo!!!...she sef no fit write her own version??..o di egwu. It is well.

justdoyin said...

waoh! that's bad...very baaaaad...

9jaPhoenix said...

God! Why? Why do people do this things nau???

Favoured Girl said...

Wow. Now, that's just wrong.

rethots said...

Hmmm, interesting (though, finished not reading the plaigarised stuff).

However, guess what? As long as 'tis plaigarised, it can never 'feel' like the original. Hence, it can't have the 'great' impact.

Anonymous said...

nna she needs to be panelbeated. i go masaka her for when i catch am, i know her. j/k but this is real funny lmao. biko don't mind the ewu

2cute4u said...

Mscheeeew, ndo o... eweliwe!
Aleast she copied from you, that means she considers you the bomb, lol..
I can get how annoying it is..
Jump and pass, I'm sure she's gotten the message..

Andrea said...

"Before I show you say Khaki no be leather. Na so 419 dey start....nonsense and jagjagbantis".lol...real nigerian woman talk. you too funny

The experiences of an achiever....... said...

#sonotcool Isioma Uwueche needs to be slapped some..ha ha..going to fcbk her..Mgbeke no let these small frys vex u jare.

Tatababe said...

That's some messed up move, like she had to have really thought it out before acting. Not cool at all, sorry ehn.

akabagucci said...

Haha.. na wah o... make every borry come arrange spy police for Facebook be that o...

Olufunke said...

Na wa o!
The girl no try at all!!!!!
This one pass Plagarirism!

I am sure Isioma dey shame where she dey now.

Anyway, how are you doing? I enjoyed going the post. You try. How is your job going?
Cheers!

SOLOMONSYDELLE said...

You have to do everything within your power to stop the plagiariser oh.

Kpele dear

Chi Chi said...

www.notyouraveragenaijagirl.blogspot.com New Naija Blog!!!!

Ope Adebayo said...

Post stealing cow!