Most Nigerians, without blinking, will tell you right away who or what an ‘ovasabi’ is. For the uninitiated, kindly let me fill you in. Ovasabi is a derogatory Nigerian pidgin phrase referring to someone who claims to know it all.
Let’s dig deeper
Ovasabi is a reflection of the weird and restless mind. The blog is indeed a chronicle of events and desires of the author. Most of the posts are real events the author had, or may still be experiencing. The posts have creatively presented, in a story form with fictitious names, live experiences with real people involved.
In order to capture the weird desire and essence of the author’s tenacity for gathering knowledge and information through interacting with his Nigerian environment, he has aptly named the blog OVASABI. The name reflects the desire to know it all. A trait that is deeply entrenched in the DNA of our modern-day generation growing up in an environment and molded to certain psychological conformity. Despite equipped with knowledge and skills, the author claims his generation is nothing but a wasted one because the system would not utilize their acquired skills.
As a result, they are left with only one option, and that is to forage for new and more sophisticated skills in order to survive within their unfriendly environment – an environment where basic necessities are not provided by the government. Some of the youths, unfortunately, as a result, succumb to the dark side of internet fraud.
It is this same environment the author currently portrays in his blog, OVASABI. Enjoy reading his witty, sarcastic, and sometimes unconventional reportage as he takes you through a journey of life in the streets of Lagos State. His personal experiences give you a rare glimpse of the good, the bad an,d the ugly side of surviving in Nigeria.
OVASABI brings into one space, the author’s personal experiences, news, do-it-yourself features, tech info and futuristics. These are the basics that drive, the author, a modern-day Mr. Know-it-all, surviving in one of the harshest terrains in the world.
In this blog, the author intends to keep the reads short, sweet, and simple spiced with a dash of sarcastic humor.
I am Anthony Adams Garland. Welcome to my world.