Thursday, April 24, 2008

Breaking News: Kiyosaki Becomes A Blogger!

Robert KiyosakiATTENTION: For those of you seeking to read the summary of the full story of SECOND CHANCE, EL CUERPO DEL DESEO Telenovela, visit the new site map at: New MEGA TELENOVELA BLOG. I have been recently bombarded by deluge of requests by close to 50 letters daily, from SECOND CHANCE telenovela fans, asking for where to find the full story.

Now, here is the breaking news: I was quite amused to see the 'footprints' of my multi-millionaire mentor, Robert Kiyosaki, author of that famos book- "Rich Dad, Poor Dad" on my blog yesterday.

When I investigated further, I found out that he just started a personal blog last week Wednesday, 16th April 2008, with a tale of his two fabled Rich and Poor Dads.

"ROBERT has left a new comment on your post "So Long, Story-Story dot Com": Good Day,I,ve search for those who read RICHDAD books, I saw that you already did and I Thank you for that. I would like invite you to read some of my posts about my current views..Thank you."

This is a great opportunity to those of you who long for practical ideas for financial success, (not the kind of Forex lectures without treasures, being peddled by some internet predators out here in Nigeria).

There are 6,200 blogger fans of the RICH DAD POOR DAD on blogspot and I guessed he is rapidly networking with them with his new Rich DaD blog. I am happy to be one of the first contacts he networked with. That was obviously because, we run a very successful telenovela blog here, thanks to you all telenovela fans out there.

In 2004 I, along with my husband launched a RICH DAD CLUB in Opebi, Ikeja, in the heart of Lagos. After reading his liberating book, I began to practice the principles therein. The mistake many 'dreamers' made is that Nigeria and African local economies are far different from American setting, what Robert Kiyosaki preached has no direct bearing in our epileptic economy.

You can only creatively appropriate his principles to local situations here, like the stock market. There are no real estate system here to apply his formular. Some of our founding members in the RICH DAD CLUB, have progressed in their lives to other nations and even gone ahead to set up similar clubs in Muscat in Oman, and Dubai in UAE.

After the Holy Bible, the two other book that greatly influenced my life radically are: George Clason's "THE RICHEST MAN IN BABYLON" and Robert's "RICH DAD, POOR DAD" both of which I read in 2001. I had set a target of 10 years then to attain the explosive income envisaged by Kiyosaki. Seven years down the line, Kiyosaki connected with me through my blog, and I still have 3 years to Countdown. I am not doing badly at alllll!

The Lesson I learned from this is that, as the American Economy enters into a slow recession, many venture capitalists and dot Com investors would seek an outlet through emerging Asian and African markets like Nigeria. This smart investor is reaching out to network. Google latest quarterly Q1 revenue of over U$D 5 BILLON Dollars defied the recessionary American economy because of offshore earnings.

It is a pleasure ride to own a website or blog in this season. That is how to position oneself for the great oppotunities abounding in the current American economic tribulation. Internet entreprenurship (not Yahoo-Yahoo scam letters), can lift Nigeria out of her economic famine.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

So Long, Story-Story dot Com

telenovela trafficThis morning, I said a final good bye to our secondary blog - STORY-STORY dot Com website, by way of permanently redirecting all traffic of fans and curious visitors from there to our new mega telenovela blog.

With over 72,000 visitors in five months and 486,794 page views, it was natural to feel nostalgic, after all, it was like a baby nurtured to maturity and had to leave the warm bosom of her parents, for a distant sojourn in a higher college.

That Blog hosted only one telenovela story out of our five telenovela stories, and that story was the SECOND CHANCE (El Cuerpo del Deseo). In 4 months since November, the blog commanded the undulating web waves. Hitting page 1, number 1, out of 22.6 million search results (SERPS) in Google, bringing awesome traffic of visitors to read the refreshing stories of 're-incarnated' Don Pedro Donoso.

It was quite painful to break with all our advertisers on that blog, but we had to do it in order to re-position the blog for greater social goals, as we move to a professionally branded telenovela mega site (still under construction by my husband).

I thank the CNN, Wall Street Journal WSJ, BBC, New York Times NYT, AP, and so many other numerous 3rd party advertisers that syndicated news content and other adverts through the blog. I assure you that when we would have fully re-positioned the blog, there shall be a future fruitful and mutually beneficial relationship between us.

I got a big good news from one of the big mobile phone operators yesterday who have assured us of their commitment as sponsor of part of our activities on the new mega site, whenever it is ready. That means telenovela fans can begin to enjoy free gifts of mobile phones when they win any of our competitions that would be staged on the new mega telenovela website.

Another good news... in fact two great news! A great fan of this telenovela blog has started a new telenovela blog, called People's Telenovela dot TV, and she has translated over 50 episodes of "La Heredera" (The Heiress), where the 'Romeo and Juliet' of Telenovela tube (Sergio Basanez and Silvia Navarro - Paloma & Diego)starred. I was to have posted the story in December 2006, but was carried off after two snippets, by another entertainment wave in another direction.

On our new website, I also, with the help of some well-wishers, would start "NUNCA TE DIRE ADIOS" (I'll Never Say Goodbye), for your reading pleasures... This is a tip of the novelatainment iceberg coming for you in the next days and months.

Thank you all. Happy Novelatainment!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Welcome "Miss Telenovela" Photo Pageant!

One Cool Sunday Morning in July last year (2007), I conducted a 3-day stardom election on this blog between Jennifer Lopez and Beyonce Knowles. The poll held for three days and J.Lo won, with 256 to 231 votes by telenovela fans on this blog.

487 voters in 3 days! That was splendid and indicative of the yearnings of fans on this blog for something similar to that here. J.Lo has since then given birth to a set of bouncing twins, and Beyonce has walked to the altar with her long-time heartthrob, famed rapper Jay-Z.

To you female fans out there, we are about to showcase you to the world! I want to expose your 'photogenic talents' (as my husband would call it), to one million pairs of eyes visiting our new teleovela love stories blog on a monthly basis.

I am introducing "MISS TELENOVELA" PHOTO PAGEANT on our newly improved mega telenovela website soon. Our partners in this drive have started looking for corporate sponsors to award the ultimate monthly winner, cash and gift prizes worth over 70,000 Naira (Over 600 Dollars).

Visitors and fans would vote on the most beautiful decent portrait sent in, by anyone who enters the photo pageant. I believe, if in 3 days we had almost 500 voters, we would get thousands, if not tens of thousands of voters for the month-long Miss Telenovela Photo Pageant. Every month we would repeat the competition for fresh faces.

From the month of May, which is just some 10 days away, when the new website would be unveiled to the internet public, we would begin to receive your portraits and post them on the new site for fans to vote on the best photo. We would publish the rules of free participation that would guide the competition soon. We would also set cookies that would drastically prevent fraudsters who may want to vote more than once for any of the bevy of ladies that would be participating in the competition.

I consider this as my little contribution to push our hidden talents unto a global scale as this competition would be one of its kind in the world, not just in Africa. To you 'girls' out there, giggle and be ready to be "Picked Up" for good.

Meanwhile, we have re-positioned the summaries of the Second Chance telenovela. Go to: full story of Second Chance, El Cuerpo del Deseo our new mega telenovela website to read it there.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Here Comes A Telenovela Copyright Trouble!

Just before we move to a new server, I received a letter (pasted below) from a fan of our telenovela blog here. I first thought that it was an April Fool's scam, until I scrutinized it closely. please, read on:

Pius D.S.P Akor wrote:

Dear Philomena Ojikutu,

Application For A Permission Letter.

My name is Pius D.S.P Akor.

I am from Kaduna stete(sic). I got the summary of
El Cuerpo Del Deseo ( Second Chance ) from

I have printed it out for sale.

I am writing to you ma, to permitt me to sell it. I am just a
young boy of (20) years old who is trying to make things well for himself.

I shall be gratefull if my permission is granted.

Pls. ma, do send me the permission letter with your letterhead, for
proper documentation.


Yours sincerely
Pius D.S.P Akor

Pls. ma, I rely on you now, do help me for the sake of GOD below is my no 08029087976

Thank you Ma.

This is how I celebrate my own April Fool's Day- Bombarded with pleas by a disingenuous fan to legitimize his crave to monetize my telenovela labor.

If you were in my position, what would you do? Grant him express permission?

The permission was not really the big thing in that letter above from Mr. Akor. If you, like me, could read between the lines, It is clear that with or without the so-called 'permission', Akor is bent on making money off-line with my works (telenovela narative as watched on TV), and that of our dear friend, Tessie Karuiki from Kenya.

He has already "... printed it out for sale"! He justified his action on the platter of age and necessity.

I am not going to stop him, first because, copyright/anti-piracy laws are very loose in this part of the world.

Secondly, I have seen many of my telenovela works (like Second Chance, (El Cuerpo del Deseo), The Gardener’s Daughter (La Hija de Jardinero), Esmeralda, and Catalina y Sebastian) printed and sold without my 'permission' at so many places in Lagos Megacity, Oshodi, Ikeja et al. If I couldn't stop them in Lagos, where I live, far less would I be able to stop them in Kaduna or Kano.

Thirdly, it is not really my work alone, what of Tessie? You would need her permission too.

Fourthly, The original work belongs to Telemundo and Televisa. All I did was to narrate the daily episodes "as I watched or read them" elsewhere with my own passion, and in my own personal and unique style. I cannot lay claim to the original story.

Fifthly, I have earned tens of thousands of Dollars from telenovela blogging over the past three years, (by God's grace, I am a 5-figure blogger). Struggling to prevent a youngster from a Naira spin-off at local level would be ridiculous (like chasing a mosquito with a sledge hammer).

Sixthly, I along with my husband, have begun to train a new army of student youths and teachers in monetized blogging and optimization skills (in collaboration with some high-profile international secondary schools), beginning from this 2nd term holiday (April 2008).

We are doing this to checkmate and liberate the unemployed youth (like Akor), from the scourge of scam emails a.k.a "Yahoo-Yahoo Boys", and also lift Nigeria's internet profile up, from the shameful label of an internet scammers haven.

We are redirecting the negative youth energies and exuberance from these web vices. We believe that once the Nigerian youth rediscovers the value of positive intellect in a global economy, our country's future is secured.

We are starting a Google crusade to create a large army of trained, motivated and remunerated Search Engine students, through this Monetized Blogging and Optimization program. Instead of email scams and internet fraud being perpetrated by our unemployed youths, we are raising a passionate army of “Google Boys and Girls” that would bring sanity and glory to the internet profile of Nigeria.

Instead of tango with the Akors of this world, we are redoubling our zeal to show the youth that: because the world is shrinking and global borders are disappearing, the internet is the only medium where someone without a lot of money but savvy writing and optimization skills can leverage huge incomes to live a dream lifestyle.

. A quarter of the world population of 6 Billion people are already online seeking for unique services and ready to pay a global price at a global currency for those services.

We are showing them that 1.5 Billion internet users are searching for information, 80 billion times monthly, for services and products that meet their dire needs, and in the process paying $25 Billion Dollars monthly, for those services and products!

We are training them to acquire internet entrepreneurial skills honed to provide a part of those numerous services through, showcasing their talents and acquired blogging and optimization skills.

We are empowering them to contribute their quota to the growth of the global economy, which has unbelievably grown by the momentum of the internet, particularly in the last 15 years, creating awesome opportunities for the average person to showcase their skills and legitimately earn great incomes.

Finally, we are encouraging them that in the global market for positive intellect, Nigerian youths have an indelible place, and there is still a huge and noble vacuum for them to fill up.

This is why I am neither infuriated nor enraged by the blatant requests of Akor. I only felt compassion for the 'lost generation', (mind you, not 'wasted' as Prof. Soyinka imputes), which Akor symbolizes in Nigeria. We must find this generation from the wilderness of intellectual craftiness and liberate to bring them home from mental prodigality, to rebuild Nigeria and Africa, after the order of the lofty dreams of our forbears.

If you want to reply to this piece. please visit the: Telenovela Forum to do so, as this blog is being moved from this server, any moment from now. Share your opinion and advise for Akor.