In recent days, the slang “Sapa” has been circulating and in use among Nigerian youth, most especially the students of tertiary institutions.
WHAT IS THE ORIGIN OF Sapa?
Confirming from various sources on the internet, Nigeria is said to be the capital of poverty as the economy of the country is not by any means in favour of the masses and the political leaders are not helping the situation as well, they are all after their own pockets.
In prior to this, the slang sapa was brought about by the youths and students due to the extreme poverty in Nigeria.
The slang gained it prominent in the late 2020 and continues the trend in the year 2021.
WHAT IS THE FULL MEANING OR WHAT DOES SAPA STANDS FOR?
According to Oladipo Michael, a grammarian and a cryptocurrency enthusiast, the full meaning of Sapa is
“Severe Attitudinal Poverty Axis”
WHAT IS THE DEFINITION OR MEANING OF Sapa?
Sapa is the state or period of extreme poverty. It is the period of being broke (without money).
Online Urban dictionary defines the slang Sapa as “a term used in Nigeria Pidgin English to describe a state of being extremely broke or poor, usually after spending extravagantly. Its synonym is called “Owu”.”
To different people, Sapa is being illustrated in different ways. Some people, referred to it as a spirit, state, while others referred to it as a season or period.
Sapa can come after anybody regardless of status. However, it is mostly found among tertiary institution students’ and Nigerian youths.
WHO STARTED THE SLANG “Sapa” IN NIGERIA?
The founding user of Sapa has not yet been identified but the bird app (Twitter), blue app (Facebook), and green app (WhatsApp) mark the beginning of the slang usage.
WHY DO STUDENTS’ AND YOUTH USE THE SLANG “Sapa”?
Numerous user of the slang are using it to catch cruise on social media while few use it to show their state of being broke.
WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF “Sapa” IN NIGERIA?
This is one of the major factors responsible for the extreme poverty in the country. The inability to get a good job with a favourable income leads to poverty in the country.
Illiteracy or Lack of adequate Education:
It is important to note that, education is the passport to the future, as people see it as a way to escape poverty. However, Most time a lot of people drop out of school not because they’re willing but because they lack the financial ability to further their education. This prevents a lot of individuals from getting good sources of income and decent jobs opportunities and this will result in sapa.
Nigeria is well known for clueless political leaders that don’t consider the masses in their decision-making. Hence, leaving the economy in a bad state with the products and services in an abrupt increase, peanut income, bad roads, poor educational and health sectors, bad roads, and many more.
Transparency.org defines corruption “as the abuse of entrusted power for private gain. Corruption erodes trust, weakens democracy, hampers economic development and further exacerbates inequality, poverty, social division, and the environmental crisis”. Hence, Corruption has become a cankerworm in Nigeria such that government revenue is shared among political office holders and their cronies, while the masses are left to wallow in poverty.
In conclusion, trying to please people or impress others can be one of the major causes of Sapa among youth and students, as they tend to spend more on their wants rather than their needs.
HOW TO PREVENTS OR AVIOD Sapa IN NIGERIA
Dear reader it is very easy to avoid sapa in Nigeria, if only you can follow these easy steps
Youth should learn vocational skills
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Do not spend more than your income
The fastest route to being broke or in poverty is to spend more than you are earning and this is usually caused by getting into an unhealthy completion with others. STAY AWAY FROM COMPETITION, MOVE AT YOUR OWN PACE!!!
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SUICIDE, WHY DO STUDENTS’ COMMIT SUICIDE? AND SOLUTIONS
The rate at which people are taking their own life is becoming alarming as it is seen as the best, safest and the easiest way to avoid (see finish) embarrassment. Hence, in this post, we shall be discussing the meaning of suicide, reasons and how to prevents it in our society.
WHAT IS SUICIDE?
The definition of suicide is a one time definition with no hidden meaning or in-depth except the general literary meaning which is the dictionary meaning.
Suicide is a word from Latin, which is suicidium.
Wikipedia defines is Suicide as “the act of taking one’s own life”. Hence, Suicide is the act of killing oneself or putting an end to one owns life.
HOW DO PEOPLE COMMIT SUICIDE?
Suicide can be committed through any means or anyways as long
as they want to end their life. It wouldn’t be ideal to give examples of ways in which people commits suicide but however, cases of suicide will be cited from various sources through our secondary data. Late Oshokoya Damilola, a final year student is an example of suicide case.
WHERE DO PEOPLE COMMIT SUICIDE?
Killing oneself or taking oneself life can occur anywhere and any time in the world, so far one is ending oneself life. “There are many factors attached to the reasons or why do people commits suicide”, which we shall discuss later in this post.
People who have the mindset of commiting suicide are the ones who always like to be by themselves, that is they are always lonely and brooding, they don’t associate with other people. However, the aforementioned cannot be 100% proved because our findings have also proved that commiting suicide can also be a sudden thought due to a sudden problem, suicide to them is like a escape root to avoid embarrassment or the consequences of whatsoever.
“Do not give up when you still have something to give, nothing is really over until the moment you stop trying”Helen keller
WHO recorded that over 700 000 people die annually as a result of suicide. For every case of suicide there are alot people who attempted it but didn’t succeed.
It has been noticed that suicide is the fourth leading cause of death in 15-19-year-olds. WHO included that 77% of global suicide cases occur in poverty wrecked country where 90 percent of the population cannot have three square meal.
REASONS OR WHY DO STUDENTS COMMIT SUICIDE?
It has been recorded by WHO that 77% of the global cases of suicide falls between the age of 15-19 and this are the age range of tertiary institution students (Colleges, Polytechnics, University ) and sometimes secondary school students graduate and admission seekers.
However, there are many factors associated to why students’ commit suicide in our society which we shall discuss below;
FEAR OF FAILURE
The word “FEAR” has sent many to unwanted places and it has done alot of harm as it plays a vital role in Suicide cases among students. It could be examination phobia, fear of result, fear of intimidation among peers in class. Fear has destroyed many promising young people. However, you can click here to read How I overcome fear in Tertiary Institution
When a student is engross by negative thinking there is tendency that such student or individual might not have the ability and capacity to comprehend the negativity of his or her mind, and as result of this, suicide attempt will start surfacing.
Hence, as a students and individual, always feel your mind with positive thought and not the other way round.
“I believe one of my strengths is my ability to keep negative thoughts out. I am an optimist.”John Wooden
Not sharing ones problem problem with friends might present itself like principle of individual differences but come to think of it, it better to share your problem with people, solution might come from any of them. As the popular saying goes;
“A shut mouth is a close Destiny”Anonymous
SUFFERING FROM DRUG ABUSE
A large percentage of those who die by suicide are suffering from drug abuse. In 30 percent of all suicides, alcoholism is a factor; the rate might be higher among those using illicit drugs.
Being lonely is not bad, but being too lonely is not good.
Victims of abuse often face isolation, depression, rejection and dejection in the school and society at large. Extreme pain, stress or anxiety with a feeling of hopelessness increases one’s risk of suicide.
CONTACT WITH PEOPLE WHO HAVE ATTEMPTED SUICIDE
Having contact with people who have attempted suicide plays vital role in the attempt. This might be true for those who have lost an intimate or family member to suicide. Findings have also shown in recent years about the level or the power of the media in “copycat” suicides.
HOW TO GUIDE OR PREVENT SUICIDES AMONG STUDENTS?
Before we go through the ways of preventing Suicide, have it in mind that most people who tried to take their own life are not psychotic, crazy, mad, insane or which ever name you call it in your language. The fact is that they are upset, grief-stricken, depressed, or despairing, but extreme distress and emotional pain are not necessarily signs of mental illness.
However, people with such really need help. Below are the ways we can prevent one taking is own life.
Social media as a powerful tool can be used to influence ones thought about suicide, programs on air that preaches against suicide will be helpful via radio, television, social media such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Giving lecture to student and individual on how to stop suicide can be very significant, reach out to student giving them hope and reason not give up themselves even I’m trying times.
“Every man on earth have his own problem not problem having it own man”
TEACHING ON HOW TO FACE THEIR FEAR:
Do not to run from your fear, but rather face it and raise your head above all obstacles. however, reach out to people with good experience of situation you are going through
NEVER TO BE AFRAID OF FAILURE:
Failure is not a bad thing it does not mean you should stop or you can’t do it. It simply means you have tried and no one is going to stop from trying again, except you.
Most things on earth are corrected through failure, just never give up on yourself.
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Dagizah – Networth, Biography and Career in 2021
Abubakar Abdullahi known as dagizah was born into the family of six in which he is the sixth, this shows that he’s the last born. Read Dagizah networth.
Dagizah – Networth, Biography and Career in 2021
Dagizah goes by the birth name Abubakar Abdullahi but to actualize his ambition he had to rename himself.
In this blog post, we shall take you on a journey through Dagizah biography, education, career and success story.
DAGIZAH EARLY LIFE AND BACKGROUND
Abubakar Abdullahi known as dagizah was born into the family of six in which he is the sixth, this shows that he’s the last born. He was born and raised in Abeokuta area of Ogun state, Nigeria.
According to him, he said his late mother was a food seller, while his father was a cleric. He said further, that growing up was hard but has a street boy he had to fend for himself.
DAGIZAH DATE OF BIRTH (DOB)
According to his main profile on Facebook, we were able to gather that, he was born on the May 7, 1996.
DAGIZAH EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
HOW DID DAGIZAH STARTED HIS MUSIC CAREER
In an interview with Vanguard news. He disclosed that, he was formally recognized as Bupato, a nicknamed that he carved for himself because of his love for football but as time goes on, Dagizah came into the scene.
“I came about Dagizah in a funny way when I was trying to create an email years ago and that was what came to my mind first. Ever since then, I have been going by the name, DAGIZAH”He said
He said further, that he developed interest and passion for/in football at a tender age, hence, he represented his school team during inter/intra school competition. In other to brace up his football skill, he joined a football team (SAMBA FC).
However, his stay at Samba F.C didn’t last long as he couldn’t meet up with the training fee required during every training session
“I didn’t get enough time because I couldn’t match up with those people who have money to pay”.DAIGIZAH
He acknowledged his elder brother as a strong, great and positive influence on his music career as he used to buy CDs of Usher and Saheed Osupa. Hence, he became a great fan of the two musical artist and from there his love began to grow for music.
I would say my lack of money to keep on training with that football club and my brother’s love for music rubbing off on me made my transition from football to music.
Inorder to keep up with music, he began to perform in school as a student of Federal College of Education, Abeokuta. This gave him the priviledge to perform alongside, Danny S the Ege crooner in 2018 and Zeenolisky in 2019 during the student Union week of Federal College of Education, Abeokuta.
The feat he has seen so far made Ibitoye Okedara aka (Chippy Muller) the CEO of Chippy Records to sign him t his record label in 2019. Ever since, DAGIZAH had been dropping jam upon jam.
His success in Chippy records marks the beginning of his limelight as he meets Abu Abel and Bankulli through the help of his record label (Chippy record) boss, Ibitoye Okedara. He described Bankulli as a legend and also referred to him as his “industry daddy”
Dagizah described his music style as a fusion of the “foreign sound” and our own indigenous sound.
He his of the opinion that anybody can become somebody in life.
“I want to show the world that a local boy can become a global star”.
DAGIZAH SINGLES AND E.P
Currently Dagizah has over 10 singles and collaboration to his credit, this includes;
and lot more…
However, Dagizah showed the world that he has something to offer with the release of his sophomore E.P titled “Zero Your Mind”
He described the E.P as a feel-good project to make people happy and serve as a “happy pill”
“I don’t usually feel happy when my music doesn’t go as far as I and my team had envisioned it to be”.
He advised, artist that, money shouldn’t be the primary reason for doing music but rather the zeal to pass the positive and right message across to fans.
DAGIZAH NETWORTH AND VALUE IN 2021
As at the moment of writing this, we haven’t get his actual networth but however, we shall update it as soon as possible.
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A Final year student commits suicide over carry over
A Final Year student identified as Oshokoya Damilola Ayomikun of the popular and prestigious University of Education in Ogun State, Tai Solarin. Allegedly committed suicide.
A Final Year student identified as Oshokoya Damilola Ayomikun of the popular and prestigious University of Education in Ogun State, Tai Solarin, who recently completed her final year examination, has allegedly committed suicide.
It was gathered by our news (Campusvibes) men on campus that Ayomikun, who was a student of Adult Education, died after taking a poisonous substance suspected to be Sniper.
However, details of the incident were still unclear as of the time of this report, the purpose of taking her own life is associated to a carry over, which resulted to extra year
The institution’s Students’ Union Government’s President, Rabiu Sodiq, in a statement shared online, confirmed the incident and advised students against taking their own life regardless of the situations they may find themselves in.
“Moments ago, we received very disheartening news about Miss Ayomikun Deborah (Graduate of Adult Education 2019/2020 set) who took her own life because of a possible extra year.
Dear TASUEDites, when you feel like giving up, just remember the reason you held on for so long. The person who commits suicide dies once but those he or she leaves behind die a thousand times while relieving those terrible moments.
We all need to come to the understanding that taking our own lives is not about us alone.
“Do we still need to ring the bell that some lives are attached to ours for survival and destiny fulfilment? What happens to all these people when we take our own lives?
“Suicide does not end the chances of life getting worse neither does it eliminate the possibility of it getting any better. When there is life, there is hope. Please stay strong at all times and speak to someone if the need arises.
Gradually, suicide is becoming the easiest way to escape pain and hardship, as every one see it as the shortest part. However, do not forget that suicide is a sin.
In conclusion, taking one’s life is never an option, as a popular adage says, when there’s life; there’s hope.
Helen kelller once said, Do not give up when you still have something to give, nothing is really over until the moment you stop trying