NB Weekly 13 - Lifestyle Porn: Nigerians Faking It To Make It


siteadmin

Administrator
Our obsession with what is commonly known as lifestyle porn is not a new thing. It is the way of movie stars and celebrities; however, thanks to social media today - everyone can be a star in their own show, fake or real. Before social media hit our shores, we had Ovation, City People and other magazines in Nigeria. Read more in this weeks NB Weekly 13.

Download Your Free Copy Now

nbweekly-lifestyle-porn-nigeria.png

Download Your Free Copy Now

The weekly also contains the top news headlines and discussion points of the week, as well as, selected job vacancies, articles on health, lifestyle and money.

Download Your Free Copy Now
 

Attachments

  • nbweekly-13-out-now.pdf
    1.3 MB · Views: 228
I have observed that modern day Nigerians struggling to copy the lifestyles of the whites as they see it on the mass media screens, has created a serious economic tension that continues to 'tighten' the already tight economy with inflation. At least in Lagos and a few other cities I have been to, it has become a problem disguised as 'modern' lifestyle. People want to wear expensive foreign clothes, use expensive foreign cosmetics and accessories, put on weave on and wigs that cost some women a whole month's salary or more (if they ever worked for it), eat exotic snacks and food that tear the economic pocket and so on. And now this attitude has been brought into even our native choices and lifestyle. Some people would buy 'aso-ebi' and accessories costing several thousands of naira for just one event, not mentioning how expensive our modern weddings have become. No one would ask the couple how they would survive thereafter (especially the Igbo or Niger delta groom who coughed out almost one million for bride price!). And of course they want to pose for the famous camera and social media handles to show them off far and wide. I have seen that so many items have become increasingly expensive over the years (including food) largely because of insane competition, lack of foresight and planning, and the high taste of socialites who are passing off these behaviours to their spoilt children. It's as if such people think expensive living is the best legacy they can give to their children. These people put their children in insanely expensive schools also, and are running helter shelter to pay school fees sometimes under neck breaking stress. Why promote an abusive lifestyle that cannot sustain itself? A lot of celebrities around the world, not just here in this country, are now learning the hard way that money and fame does not answer some essential needs of life, and the abuse hits them painfully in the face. I know there are Nigerians who are still right thinking in this country thank God. It pays to think and live objectively, be true to one's self, and plan your resources.
 
L

LequteMan

Guest
Spot on, @omolola f. akinyemi We have many plastic people walking the streets of Nigeria, and it isn't helping her in the least.

The western world brings with it a lot of advantages- global exposure and important info, but we (Nigeria and Africa) seem to be more enamored to the vices - corruption and increased greed.

What do you think is the way out of this quagmire?
 

Babatunde idowu

New Member
Smile

One
I have observed that modern day Nigerians struggling to copy the lifestyles of the whites as they see it on the mass media screens, has created a serious economic tension that continues to 'tighten' the already tight economy with inflation. At least in Lagos and a few other cities I have been to, it has become a problem disguised as 'modern' lifestyle. People want to wear expensive foreign clothes, use expensive foreign cosmetics and accessories, put on weave on and wigs that cost some women a whole month's salary or more (if they ever worked for it), eat exotic snacks and food that tear the economic pocket and so on. And now this attitude has been brought into even our native choices and lifestyle. Some people would buy 'aso-ebi' and accessories costing several thousands of naira for just one event, not mentioning how expensive our modern weddings have become. No one would ask the couple how they would survive thereafter (especially the Igbo or Niger delta groom who coughed out almost one million for bride price!). And of course they want to pose for the famous camera and social media handles to show them off far and wide. I have seen that so many items have become increasingly expensive over the years (including food) largely because of insane competition, lack of foresight and planning, and the high taste of socialites who are passing off these behaviours to their spoilt children. It's as if such people think expensive living is the best legacy they can give to their children. These people put their children in insanely expensive schools also, and are running helter shelter to pay school fees sometimes under neck breaking stress. Why promote an abusive lifestyle that cannot sustain itself? A lot of celebrities around the world, not just here in this country, are now learning the hard way that money and fame does not answer some essential needs of life, and the abuse hits them painfully in the face. I know there are Nigerians who are still right thinking in this country thank God. It pays to think and live objectively, be true to one's self, and plan your resources.
One need to be truthful of his or herself what ever the situation may be
 
Last edited by a moderator:

ese

Moderator
Curators
Inferiority and insecurity complex for you, which basically explains the need to put others down to feel better with yourself and why they feel attacked by something said that has absolutely nothing to do with them. Sadly, this is the everyday life of many Nigerians minus me:) From politicians to pastors to the average celebs and hungry nigerians
 

Heetz Lekzih

New Member
Fake life is harmful

Someone needs to be real

Who is last week edition winner?

Anyway, Adekunle Gold have said it all:

Stop living fake life

Ororo no be crude oil

Pussy cat no be tiger

Monkey "yato si" (is different from) chimpanzee

Work o Work o
 
Last edited by a moderator:

France1234

New Member
But come to think of it, every struggle on earth is to keep life rolling. Do you blame those who fake life?

Nigeria leaders are to be blamed for not providing basic amenities for the populace.

that's why faking pays in Nigeria.
 
Last edited by a moderator:
Top