Thursday, December 31, 2009
ta ta 2009...... last post of the year
My favorite author and mentor is Paul Arden, he propagates finding the possibility, being the difference and looking beyond rules and limitations to achieve the greatest potential. He was one of my best discoveries of 2009. Every year since the beginning of time, a new discovery arises that shapes that year, that decade, that century or maybe even the way we live. 2009 was no different. We had beautiful music, we experienced spell bounding events and some individuals put themselves on the race to change history. We applaud all of these. In 2009, the CITY CRAWLER BLOG was born, to cater to people living in Abuja, people who intend to move here or people who are interested in the capital city for any purpose at all. So before I bore you with blab la bla, it’s the last day of 2009, so in city crawler style, we want to recognize what shaped 2009 for us and alert all those in our Radar for 2010 that we are watching. Enjoy
Abuja was previously considered dull and lifeless especially when it came to the entertainment scene and night life, but in 2009 it experienced an awakening of sorts that is quickly catching on. The capital became a hub for international and national workshops and conferences, and in 2009 major events both corporate and entertainment were held in Abuja for the first time. Some examples are the Faceoff Celebrity casket ball match in entertainment circuit and Etisalat’s 1 year anniversary in the corporate circuit. On the recreation/nightlife scene we saw the birth of lounges and clubs settling in comfortably Eden, Aqua, Cubana, A lounge with the most recent being terminal 5. Café 24 also opened to the public as the first 24 hours café in Abuja. We sure hope they live up to their name in 2010, well we are watching. Big ups to kiss fm which launched in September, 09 09 09 to be precise, and in a space of 4 short months have taken Abuja by storm and warmed their way into the hearts of Abuja people. And with recognizable voices like Dooshima and Gang we were able to quickly empathize with them.
On the foreign scene, Barack Obama was sworn in January and made history as the first African American to be sworn in as President of the United States. Michael Jackson passed in and a legend died. And for the first time since Big Brother Africa started, a Nigerian won the prize money after 90 days under our thorough scrutiny. Big ups Kevin, you are on our radar for 2010. Also on city crawler radar for 2010 is the Young Bright Minds(YBM) series, but I’m not giving this one away, wait and find out.
I did a lot of clubbing and networking and socializing in 2009, I don’t have any favorite place but I do have a soft spot for Eden VIP because they always play my favorite songs. Favorite party song of 2009 was ‘I got a feeling’ by the Black Eyed Pea and ‘free madness ‘ by terry g (yea sue me), later in the year Daneo’s ‘Party Hard’ came along, im gonna be rocking this in 2010. My best chill out song was birthday sex for no particular reason and a song I want to hear more of in 2010 is ‘today na today’ by omawunmi.
In 2010, look forward to more info, more ratings, more listings, more gossip, more news and more gists on all the socialites on our radar. This is my last post for 2009 people, see you in 2010.
#wisdom from the City Crawler – the ability to shape your own future lies in your own hand.