On BBM, Gamecase and $100000 windfall

Morning people, You’re reading a blog post by a proud winner of $100,000. How do you feel? I’m sure you’re feeling really honored, aren’t you? I should be hyperventilating shey? lol.  I woke up this morning to find the good news in my mail. Apparently, all I needed to win was just my email address. My email address won me approximately 165 million, talk about a dope email address.

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osheey! Millonaire! 🙂

Microsoft Corporation World Lottery? Okay. Folks will just sit down in front of their laptop and decide to make their fellow human sad ehn. why? early in the morning? why? who did i offend? *sigh. I know its September and boys are looking for who to scam so they can travel to the village at the end of the year and oppress everyone, but hey, who falls for this sh*t anymore? You have to be creative now. if you really want to scam, get employed by MTN. I sincerely don’t understand what happens to all the airtime on my phone, and GLO too. Unless you can convince me that paying N3000 for 1gb is not a scam.

As predicted in my previous post (view here), barely a week after Apple’s event, RIM is making  BBM available on Android and iphone. The android version would be available on Saturday while the iPhone version will be available on Sunday. You can view details here. I really don’t care, but this has created a lot of buzz so I’ll just leave it out here -___-

Also, I just stumbled on Gamecase, a game controller for iOS7. According to Cnet, The Bluetooth device, which will allegedly have its own battery supply, has dual analog stick support, a directional pad, and four buttons situated below what looks like an on/off switch. On the back, the controller sports an impressive set of dual bumpers and triggers above rubberized grips for a controller layout that seems surprisingly capable when compared with the home console offerings of Microsoft and Sony. Dope yh? I haven’t even downloaded iOS 7. However, it seems the new trend is to post pictures of the new iOS on Instagram and Twitter . I’m not sure I understand the logic behind that.

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iOS 7! tension them 😦

A post was supposed to go up on Monday but a brother hasn’t been in the right state of mind. It took quite a struggle to write this tbh. Have a good day. Stay scheming.

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Aftermath Of Apple’s Event plus ‘Twitter Reactions’

The iPhone 5s and the iPhone 5c launched yesterday. I was going to just come here and write about the launch but I don’t see the point . Every blog, website, newspaper has probably written about that. If you don’t know about the new i Phones then I don’t understand you to be honest. Are you under a rock or something? How are yoy reading this right now? I can’t wrap my head around that. However, just because I’m nice, you can read about that here and here. Rather than write about what you should already know, I’m writing about reactions to the launch. It has been crazy.

Nokia teased Apple for Imitating Lumia With iPhone 5C:

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LOOL. My best reaction tbh

Moreover, there’s this complain that the iphone 5c is too cheap! *sigh* You folks are going to make these girls be like:

Random girl: Is that the iPhone 5s or iPhone 5c.

Me: iPhone 5c.

Random girl: mstchhhew…rubbish, You cant even buy 5s, shame on you.

*sigh am I buying the phone because of you. You folks are causin a ruckus with your opinions. I know most  Nigerians like to follow trends even if it’s going to bore a hole in their pockets. steady buying phones because of everything else but the actual features it provides. This world has ended, God hasn’t just notified us yet.

Also, the iPhone 5 owners have suddenly become obsolete since apple discontinued the production of the iPhone 5, though the price has suddenly increased on Amazon. From a Nigerian view point, if you have an iphone 5, you’re in the dark ages. I’m sorry bro. The S4 is still the smartphone of the year, if you have money and you want to splurge on something worthy, the S4 is the phone for you. Gospel truth brethren! However, as an apple fan boy, you can also get one of these new iPhones. but don’t break the bank, if you cant afford the iPhone 5s . Dont kill yourself, just buy the iPhone 5c and relax. Ya dig?  The iPhone 5s is just a little catch-up with very little innovation.

There are are also mixed reactions to the fingerprint scanner and people are linking it to the Illuminati, the Antichrist illuminati. Na wa, everything is Illuminati these days.

Personally, the worst reaction that I saw about the apple event is that someone said “When you can upgrade to iOS 7. Why buy another phone. Izzi just for Kpali?”. I find that very disturbing to be honest. It’s a new phone for Christ sake! Don’t you understand what a new phone means? new features! You can’t do fingerprint sensor if you only upgrade your ios, can you? The struggle to form tech savvy. nah, aint about that life. if you upgrade your iOS, is your phone suddenly going to have colors? Most of the features wont work effectively with your phone, that’s why its a new operating system. What is wrong with you people? it’s not like a laptop that you can just wipe your operating system and install windows 8 and you will be enjoying the full package. You can’t enjoy the new iOS on ‘lesser’ phones. Don’t piss me off.

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*sigh* btw the sensor can recognize multiple fingerprints

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Lol. I’m guessing the A stands for America

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I wonder how true this is

If you like this post, kindly share. I would normally do the whole twitter sharing but i’m working on borrowed time here and I have a meeting. Stop sharing only those posts about how wizkid woke up this morning or how Donjazzy bought a new toothbrush.  Subscribe to my blog, grab the rss feed, show some love…hehe…

Have a good day, Stay scheming.

On ASUU, Google Cloud Developer Challenge and Iphone 5s

The ASUU strike is now 70 days old. Last time there was an ASUU strike this long, lasted for 3 months actually, I resumed to find that three of my buddies had already changed schools. Imagine. They just left the country without taking a brother along. This life is just a pot of baked beans, no? just a pot? or a pot of boiling water? *sigh. Now, I’m wondering what’s in store for me this time lol.  I’m hoping the strike ends before November and if it doesn’t, they should just award my Bsc. and let me go. I’ll take my current CGPA and walk out of the gate with my head held high. A brother has plans you know. I don’t intend to grow white hair while waiting for ASUU and the FG to resolve issues.

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I should have just gone to Covenant 😥

There are pros though. I have time for my blog now and some other personal development stuff. I have been exercising too. Thanks to Sworkit.  I’ll probably write a post on how best to spend your ASUU strike. *fingers crossed*. Moreover, I’m thinking of buying out my domain. I have decided that If I posts at least two post per week till the end of September then I will, else, I will just leave it as it is. If the strike ends this month, that would definitely put paid to that, because I really won’t have time to come here and write stuff.

In more heartwarming news, The iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c are due tomorrow!!!! Can i get an hallelujah somebody?! Personally, I feel the S4 is still the phone of the year and there’s nothing Apple can do about that.  There’s a lot of buzz and leaks. There’s the  whole fingerprint sensor rumor and a new ios obviously, which is expected to be crazy. You can read on what to expect here and here. I also believe BBM for iOS will be launching tomorrow although no one has said anything about that yet.

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Rumored iPhone 5s. looking dope already ^_^

I am not exactly excited about BBm for iOS. I have no plans to download it,  if it is made available on the 5.1, 6.0. and the likes. I like the idea of not waking up to 20 broadcast messages on my phone of various random stuff that I’m not interested in. I plan to stick with my Whatsapp. I feel Whatsapp is bbm for ios already. The only thing wrong with Whatsapp is the last seen time stamp and that’s even trivial.  However, I know that a lot of people are excited about BBM on iOS. There’s no doubting that it’s going to be dope!

Also, the response to my double posts on Blackdistrikt was quite encouraging.  It is currently my third most viewed post. My most viewed post is actually one random stuff I wrote when i was feeling in-touch with my emotional side. View here. Till today, it is still getting hits even though I have read it again and I’m not sure why it’s getting all the attention. I’m really hoping to figure it out so I can apply the same ideology to my other posts lol.

Finally, there’s the Google cloud developer challenge with more than three million up for grabs. View here. I’m just putting this here so someone can see this and if they win they can say they read it on this blog first lol. Slim chance yh? I know but I have included it notwithstanding lol. There are still some things I’m trying to figure out about the challenge, I’ll probably do a little reading and write a full post about it.

Wish you all a very good week. Stay scheming.

Tainsville’s Spotlights: Interview with Blackdistrikt’s Founder, Yemi Kujore

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Hello, good people. Today, we will be sharing an exclusive interview with the Founder & Creative Director of Black Distrikt Clothing Co. I have known Yemi for a couple of years and He’s been a consistent player in the streetwear business. When he told me about his new collection (view here) , I knew I had to turn the spotlights on.

BlackDistrikt is a streetwear brand based on design, simplicity and attention to details. Its an embodiment of clothing, culture & lifestyle. We had to improvise to make this possible, but it will inspire you notwithstanding.

Q&A with Yemi Kujore of Blackdistrikt

Tainsville: Kindly introduce yourself…

Yemi: I’m ‘Yemi Kujore and I’m 20years old. I’m the Founder & Creative Director of Black Distrikt Clothing Co.

Tainsville: Tell us about your brand…

Yemi: Black Distrikt is an urban streetwear brand. It’s a combination of lifestyle, culture, art & clothing, but the idea is longevity instead of overnight blowout; to have an increasing number of friends that will stay true over the years.

Tainsville: Why did you decide to start your own streetwear brand? 

Yemi: I started out of the urge to create a brand that’ll stand the test of time, do something different that will inspire posterity & also contribute in taking the Nigerian streetwear fashion to a more competitive level.

Tainsville: How long have you been in the streetwear business? 

Yemi: I’ve been in the streetwear business for 3years. First year was spent with Easy Clothing Co. after which I created Black Distrikt and I’ve been there till date.

Tainsville: How did it all start for you?

Yemi: Basically, it started 5 years back. I used to cut stencils, dab acrylic paint onto the t-shirts and add effects with polymark. Did this for 2 years & met ‘Dekunle (Skinyblink) who showed me how to build a brand out of a hobby. Thus, Easy Clothing was given birth to.

Tainsville: What were your early days like? 

Yemi: Early days were cool because I’ve always loved the idea of entrepreneurship, so I just had to sell the idea to my family & friends and that was it. Since I started, they have all been 110% behind me.

Tainsville: What attracted your initial clients?

Yemi: Well, I’ll say ‘design and exclusivity’ (which is the core of streetwear). Our designs portray various aspects of the brand like the year the brand started, all the company’s logos in various forms & colours, and also the fact that all products are limited in quantity.

Tainsville: How did you come up with the initial capital?

ME: Honestly started off without a dime. Honestly! My cousin sent me blank shirts for free & had to sell the final products to pay my screen printer. Talk about hustle

Tainsville: How do you come up with ideas for your creations? 

Yemi: God inspires me to create stuff & also getting positive feedback from our family (customers). There’s also the saying that you’re only as good as your last collection. So I try to get better by the collection.

Tainsville: Do you have any mentors?

Yemi: Yeah! Definitely! ‘Dekunle Aina (Skinyblink), Jeremy Biggers (Stem & Thorn) & Bobby Kim (The Hundreds).

Tainsville: What has been your proudest moment so far?

ME: My proudest moment is always meeting a new friend through the brand. The feeling is priceless. It’s like you & your friend support the same soccer team or love the same brand of automobile & that’s all you guys just talk about. The truth is, like everyone else, I’m also just a fan of Black Distrikt.

Tainsville: How lucrative has Blackdistrikt been?

Yemi: Moderately lucrative. The truth is, the bigger the brand gets, the more lucrative the business is, because we’ll need to create more products to satisfy the needs of our family (customers).

Tainsville: What differentiates Blackdistrikt from other streetwear brans out there?

Yemi: We sell more than just tees or sweatshirts or hats. We sell a brand, its values, and its purpose. We sell a substantive story. This is what helps us stand out.

Tainsville: What challenges are you currently facing?

Yemi: Major challenge for us is manufacturing. It’s not that easy, in fact, it’s not easy at all because I really don’t like creating stuff below a certain standard, so I get to really research to find really good manufacturers locally or sometimes manufacture overseas.

Tainsville: How can prospective customers reach you?

Yemi: www.blackdistrikt.com * follow on twitter – @BlackDistrikt & Facebook – www.facebook.com/blackdistrikt * BBM – 220D8465

Tainsville: Lastly, what’s the future for Blackdistrikt?

Yemi: You can expect more unique products, collaborations with local brands & artists, pop-up stores. Just to mention a few.

Tainsville: Thank you for your time.

There you go! Lend your voice to a consistent player and his brand. Have a good day

Introducing: BlackDistrikt 2013 Collection!

BlackDistrikt , a streetwear brand based on design, simplicity and attention to details released their 2013 collection today. The designs include the 3-colour combo, cheetah print trend, typo tee and paint drip. Here are a few photos of models rocking the tees. Dope stuff! I’m definitely coping these. You should too!


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