Saturday, June 09, 2007

The Sign of 7

After I was tagged by R with 7 earthly things which has since gone round the web a bit, I thought of another form of 7. There are 7 categories too. Here goes…


7 people I must meet: Mandela, Michael Jordan, Ellen Degeneris, Oprah, Chinua Achebe, Jamie Foxx, Maya Rudolph

7 places I must visit: The Great Wall of China, Cairo, Jerusalem, Malaysia, Stockholm, New York, Berlin

7 films I can watch over and over again: Shawshank Redemption; They call me Trinity; The Good the Bad & The Ugly; The Sounds of Music; Bugsy Malone; Full Metal Jacket; The Pianist

7 best friends through childhood: Rasheed “Rash Boots” Thanni, Wole Adojutelegan, Akin Olusanya, Alfred Adebare, Wole Dosunmu, Segun Idowu, Bimbo ‘Bad News’ Oladipo

7 All-time favourite singers: Sting, Vanessa Williams, Gloria Estafan, Dido, Ebenezer Obey, Nat King Cole, Harry Belafonte

7 most influential people through the childhood years: My mother, my sisters-Funmi & Bande, Gabriel Okon, The Nigerian Television Authority (Sorry), My brothers Sola & Jinta

7 All-time TV programmes- CI 5-The Professionals, Mission Impossible, Martin (The comedy starring Martin Lawrence), Saturday Night Live, In Living Colour, Mud Squad, Lenny Henry in pieces


Tagging everyone reading…

13 comments:

~Mimi~ said...

VOTE FOR MIMI!!!!!!!!!!!!! laspapi, u just have to!!

p.s i cant do this meme just yet, since you said you have tagged everyone reading..i have something else on my mind...(trying not to sound like a frog)

Nilla said...

I love sting too.

Will do the tag soon :-)

Idemili said...

Noooooo! Why did I read?!

Waffarian said...

Laspapi, get in touch, did you see my mail? Need your opinion, a.s.a.p!

laspapi said...

ok, ~mimi~, you have my vote. Take honey and rest the voice. rooting for you.

@ nilla- He sings great songs. Expecting to see the tag.

@ idemili- you're tagged, girl!

@ waffy- wharrraaappen?

Omosewa said...

I cannot believe i didnt make the must be met list, lolol:D I think Ellen is really cool, funny chic. Jamie Foxx has a nice swagger, even though i'll never kiss him even if i'm paid to, God forgive me:D I havent finished shawshank redemption, but i read the book. Heard the pianist was really good. What's the full name for Bande, maybe i'll steal it, i heard a new one this weekend "Bowofade", love it. I've never seen Saturday night live, i dont know why. Very nice, i'll try to come up with mine later.

dupe said...

The shawshank redemption is a powerful movie. It speaks about holding unto who you are regardless of what the world around would have you believe. Many people conform too easily. Tim Robbins was in prison for many years but he was not a ciminal and refused to become a prisoner.

It also reminds me of the story of a baby elephant chained to a pole. As it grew older it became conditions that the scope of its movement could only be limited to the length of the rope. When eventually the rope was removed, the now grown elephant made no attempt to venture beyond the scope of the rope.

R said...

Gloria Estefan, eh? Interessant.

Will do this, some time.

laspapi said...

omosewa, you know you're on my list. All these people are after you.
Shawshank Redemption, The Pianist...Great, great movies. Bande is "Olubande", my older sister... Never heard it before or after, either.

@ Dupe- I like your analogy. I heard a story of gnats locked up in a jam jar. They could only jump as far as the lid. When the cover was finally removed, they'd been conditioned to jump only so far.

@ r- Do it!

Uzo said...

Now i am off to do this....FInally a meme..I remember CI5...wow....

laspapi said...

good girl, uzo, and your poetry is amazing. It would stand anywhere.

Mona said...

me likey very muchy

R said...

Laspapi - Done it! Well, ish ish. Seriously, I couldn't come up with some sevens. But the one's I could come up with, I did.