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Guestbook & Feedback / Re: ITS GOOD TO BE BACK.
« on: April 22, 2016, 10:53:01 PM »

*Yikes!* when did all this tonon asiri happen?

@admin: It was great bumping into you, can't believe it's been nearly three years already. Time flies.

@Muhsin: "interesting" because we don't along, ko? Hehe, I've been following your career from the very

beginning, thanks to Gogannaka. I also read your blog by the way and I enjoy your articles on kannywood.

Nice to see you like them now  ;)

@Husnaa: I'm blushing! :-[

@DanBorno: Hello! How's the family?

Would love to hear from the others as well: Amira, Mudacris, DanKauye, BakanGizo, Hafsa etc.

I'm in touch with Ihsan, actually. Will nudge her along.

Here's to many fruitful discussions, inshaAllah.


Guestbook & Feedback / Re: ITS GOOD TO BE BACK.
« on: April 22, 2016, 10:31:34 PM »
Oh the years are rolling backwards. I am remembering the good old days when K online used to be such a vital part of my day when I was studying for a phd. The nostalgia!  I am so glad to be back and take up my other name husnaa. My facebook name is naa roo. The naa came from husnaa and the roo came from my surname farouk. i took the rou and made it roo.  My professional name or official office name is Asma T. Ibrahim though and my maiden name is Asma Ibrahim BB Farouk. Lol I feel like a chameleon with so many names.

Salaam Husnaa,

It's great to be in touch again. I understand what you mean by keeping up with Twitter, I feel the same

about Facebook. I enjoyed our Facebook convos way back then, but somehow I can't keep up with Facebook!

Don't even remember what my password is. Hehe.

Multiple online usernames are necessary, right? otherwise it'll be easy to google us....

chit-chat / Re: Home Coming
« on: April 22, 2016, 10:10:24 PM »

Salaam Mlbash aka abokin fada na.

It really has been ages!

A reunion is certainly in order.


chit-chat / Re: We are all jealous
« on: April 22, 2016, 10:01:19 PM »

A professor at BUK once told us a similar, however far more upsetting story of one of his friends and his wife. She praised an Indian actor in his presence. That became the genesis of their eventual breakup. How unfortunate!

My word of caution here is: husbands should equally understand that their wives are also humans with feelings and all that. Don't only think that you are allowed to add another wife (for Muslims), and that's a licence to extol other women in front of your wife. You can do that but in discretion and, preferably, in her absence. Doing otherwise is sincerely speaking insensitive and inconsiderate.

It's said that what's good for the goose is good for the gander. So, let's be human, careful and considerate.


You are so right Muhsin!

It's so important to be considerate of your spouse's feelings.

You know our men sometimes like to paint their wives as crazy and jealous,

but they won't consider what behavior of theirs is driving the woman crazy.


General Board / Re: From Heart to Heart: Hearken
« on: April 22, 2016, 09:49:18 PM »
I find Ese and Yunusa's story particularly infuriating because the truth is as clear as

night and day yet, the loudest voices totally ignore it, fueling the media propaganda.

It's obvious that Ese and Yunusa were two silly teenagers in love that decided to elope in fear of how their

immediate community would react if they found out they were together.

Ese clearly knew what she was doing, in fact, it was on her insistence that Yunusa took her. If you read the

letter she wrote, you'll see he initially refused to run away with her and went to Kano alone. She was hurt

by this and kept writing to him so he returned to take her.

Judging from the letter also, you'll see that Ese was exposed to a lot of men at her parents' food kiosk and

apparently, nearly four-five men were interested in having a relationship with her. So even if it wasn't

 Yunusa, Ese would have eloped with one of the others.

Her parents need to ask themselves why such a vulnerable young girl was exposed to so many men at

such a young age (that's if she's really 13, not 17 as they claim).

Did they not notice at all? Or did they turn a blind eye because her flirtation brought customers to the kiosk?

I understand their pain, I mean no parent would be happy if their teenager runs away to marry a man of a

different religion. However, they need to stop heaping all the blame on Yunusa. If they have a problem

with their daughter being a Muslim, they should face her squarely and drop the 'brainwashed, kidnapped

and forcefully converted' act because it is clearly a lie. They simply used the "forcefully converted to Islam"

angle to score cheap publicity points and the media jumped on it!

It's a shame really how easily the truth is manipulated in Nigerian journalism.

I have very little respect such journalists.

« on: April 22, 2016, 06:47:48 PM »
Marriage and Divorce in Kano and by extension the entire area.

Kwankwaso broke the jinx and married off hundreds of divorcees but has Government at various northern States adopted a lasting solution to these growing number of divorce?
I wonder how many of those married off by KWankwaso are still together? That would be the litmus test of the success of that marriage project. Maybe Ill get my sister to look into this. She works at social welfare kano. Or if anyone is cahoots with Daurawa,  can he get us feedback?


I'm also curious. I hope they're keeping track and documenting, if for nothing, then for the sake of anthropology.

I'm actually not a fan of the 'marrying off divorcees' trend that the northern state governors seem to be so keen on for several reasons.

For starters, it sends the wrong signal to young women.

I understand where the states are coming from, however by assuming that a woman has to be 100%

dependent on a man to have a 'good' life, we are promoting a population of young women that will

become intellectually lazy because hey 'I just have to find a man to marry me and I'll be comfortable.'

This is harmful for literacy among women because instead of these girls to go school or develop a skill,

they'd rather focus on finding a ready made husband that can afford them the kind of luxury they dream

of. They'd jump from man to man looking for wealth, hereby undermining education and the very institute

of marriage.

Marrying off divorcees is just putting a bandage on a deep, deep infected wound. You're only making

poverty worse by teaching women to be codependent. If you empower these women and teach them to

fend for themselves (I mean REAL empowerment through job opportunities and skills acquisition and not

 buying them keken dinky and injin Niqa!), then you have alleviated poverty for a whole generation.

As the saying goes; give the man a fish and you feed him for a day. But teach the man to fish and you

 feed him for a lifetime.

My other issue is that these men are getting the wives for next to nothing!

One major reasons why divorce is so rampant is because getting married in the north is so easy! That's

what promotes the auri-saki mentality. Ask an Igbo man or an Okrika man what it takes to marry a woman

where they're from and you'll understand why people from these cultures cherish matrimony.

I'm not against a state run matchmaking service, in fact it has worked for many societies in the developed

world. I have a problem with it being used as a poverty alleviation program because I feel it undermines

marriage and there are better ways to empower women.

chit-chat / Re: How are you feeling today?
« on: April 22, 2016, 05:36:37 PM »
Hmm all sorts. I dreamt this morning that my sister gave me a brand new LV bag. I dont know why I had that dream. So weird really.

Isn't that an awesome dream?

If she's giving out LV bags for free please ask her to make it two...


Salaam everyone!

It's great to see KanoOnline becoming livelier.

I for one always checked from time to time, especially for home grown recipes in the cooking section and the occasional karin mangana.

I think the world is moving away from text based information towards bite sized (twitter), pictorials (Instagram, Pinterest) and videos (YouTube, Periscope).

I don't know much about coding, but maybe if the kano online can incorporate some of these elements, it might approve to the new generation of youth.

The homepage can be made into a sort of hub or dashboard with scrolling photos and headlines of the hottest topics, quote of the day, selected photos etc.

Advertising KanoOnline and also, opening the site to advertisers who want to reach a certain audience.

Having an event page for Kano/Arewa based events. KanoOnline should start covering events and giving organizers room to advertise. Sort of like a Kano Social Calendar.

A help page to teach people how to embed multimedia into their posts.

That's all I have for now.

Thanks for reviving the place. Looking forward to hearing from fellow members.  :)

« on: June 10, 2010, 08:18:05 PM »

it is confirmed without any iota of doubt that kanoonline best reader
of the year and future award winner of best writer is found maltreating
his girlfriend simply because she is so fat.  after contacting him, he
claimed that she doesnt take his advice seriously, as he insists she
engages in wanke wanke, shara, long jump, takwando and other bodily
exercises to reduce her weight.

when asked why did he picked her in the first instance, he boldly replied
that it was a mistaken of identity as he met her at the middle of the
night in one of the social gatherings at layin abedi.

hehehehehe! Dan Borno you are hilarious! This kind physical activity nko? Is he a boyfriend or a slave driver?

« on: June 10, 2010, 08:12:37 PM »

You enh? Za musaka kafar wando daya da ke, beware!

Ah Ahn! Bros, Are we quarelling?  8) 8)

DanBorno I'm still waiting for the restaurant name o. Don;t want to miss my chance when I'm in KD.

If they're good I'll plug them for free..  8)  8)  8) complementary PR services

Literature / Re: What are you reading today?
« on: June 10, 2010, 08:04:51 PM »

i read things fall apart in my first yr uni, i cant remember wat its all about, time has passed n alot has happened d memory just got displaced smhow.

ive been eyeing some wole soyinkas at d bookshop but i was told his books r hard to understand, is it true? hav u read any?

I think you should give Wole Soyinka a try. I recommend The Lion and the Jewel. it's so engaging! It's the story of a

young girl Sidi who is pretty much the belle of the village and her search for love. Her two most prominent suitors are

Lakunle, the village headmaster and Baroka, the chief of the village. The play is Amazing! Hands down the best African play I

have ever read. We had to perform it for an Arts Festival in High School and I tell you, that story is timeless. I auditioned for

Sidi but apparently I wasn't feisty enough (Hehe!). I had to settle for Sadiku, Baroka's first wife. It was good fun  8)

For Chinua Achebe I absolutely love Anthills of the Savannah! It was a very good read. I think it was his first book where he

had a female protagonist and I tell you he did a good job. Both splendid writers 8)

Literature / Re: What are you reading today?
« on: June 10, 2010, 07:51:24 PM »

Wole Soyinka is fake (to me). I wouldn't even enjoy his book.
Actually he is one person that i am happy not liking  ::)
I think he's just too arrogant,thinking that his literal abilities make him a demi-god.

You don't have to make it any clear (by saying to you, in particular), GGNK; Soyinaka is, to many, even among literary students, no more than fake. He doesn't even deserve the Nobel Prize he's awarded. Everyone knows Chinua Achebe, the realistic author of the Things Fall Apart, deserves the accolade more than him; and any African who penned any text then, thats 1986.

That was a long argument, thus let me leave it for now.

Now now Gogannaka and Muhsin I can assure you there is absolutely nothing fake about Wole Soyinka's work! Sure

you might not agree with him as a person. In fact, I'm really disappointed at the fact that he's carved himself a niche

as some sort of political detractor. But no matter how much you hate his political stance, you cannot deny the fact

that Wole Soyinka is a FANTASTIC playwright.

Hehehe! It's so funny how you already hate his work without even reading it.

Muhsin, you can't compare Soyinka with Achebe because their writing styles are completely different. Achebe is a novelist

and Soyinka is a playwright. It's like comparing apples and oranges. I personally find Soyinka's work easier to relate to

than Achebe's work which is at times incredibly misogynistic.

The process of the Nobel Prize selection is based on nominations from the creme de la creme of the literary society.

There's a price given even every year to one, two or even three people so it's not like they were competing for the

 price or anything. It's just something that happened to be awarded to Soyinka. There was no law that said "Only one

Nigerian must be chosen, who shall it be?" They pick from a pool of writers all over the world! What makes you think

Achebe doesn't receive any accolade? Have you checked out the list of his awards and accomplishments? I say they're

both EXCELLENT writers, unique in their separate fields. We shouldn't judge a book by its cover author.

chit-chat / Re: On The Couch
« on: June 10, 2010, 07:02:50 PM »

Sex n d City 2 is coming to lag this month, cant wait!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hehe! Ummu Tameem, Guess what? I watched it last weeeeeeek! You should have seen how my friend and I hustled

to get pre-sale tickets one month early. I don't know what we were expecting...

Truth is it was mediocre at best. Honestly I wish they didn't make movies for this TV show! They took a fantastic series

and turned it into silly movies. Its like they took the worst episode from the series, made it 2 hours long and shot it in

Morocco which we're meant to believe is Abu Dhabi *yawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwn* Dont even get me started on the

cheesy "Muslim women are oppressed" stereotype. And Oh, Liza Minelli. What a WRECK! I give it 2.5 stars out of 5!

On the good side Aidan returns! Smith Jerrod returns! Now those 2 are worth watching it for  8) 8) 8)

Not to talk of the clothes...... :)

chit-chat / Re: All Hausa film Fans convo...
« on: March 14, 2010, 06:48:57 AM »

Ibro Bayanin Naira

Ibro has always been funny, but this is by far the funniest song he has done

Listen to the lyrics - hilarious!

Most, if not all, of the songs were composed/written and recorded by Sadi Sidi Sharifai. Ibro only features in videos. Even in this one you can see Sadi recording the song in the studio.

Hehehehe, Bakan Gizo! Ban da damar maganar Hausa films, ko?

Having watched Hausa movies for a considerably long period of time, I am well aware that

that most actors (apart from Danja and some exceptions) do not write their own lyrics nor

sing their own songs. I think Yakubu Muhammad is the most sought after lyricist for the

mainstream movies. However, to my knowledge, Ibro does write many of his songs. He just

doesn’t vsing the songs and that’s where Sadi Sidi Sharifai comes in. He’s Ibro’s singing

voice but  the content is Ibro. The one song that I’m 100% sure Ibro wasn’t involved in is

Sankarau, that’s the one released when he was in prison (Which is also hilarious, by the

way). So yes, I’m aware he doesn;t sing it, but it’s still an Ibro song and besides, I was only

pointing out how hilarious it is, Ibro or non-Ibro.

« on: March 14, 2010, 06:25:37 AM »
breakfast gossip

just confirmed the address of the restaurant as follows:
No. 103A, Aliyu Akilu Street, Off Buhari Way, Kaduna.
Bakangizo, confirm if the dishes are presentable please.

sunanta kenan?

Nice!!! Will definitely check it out when next I'm in Kaduna!

What's the restaurant's name and what kind of cuisine does it serve?

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