In the spirit of the new year, we run through several celebrity patterns we want left behind in 2014.
We love our Nigerian celebrities.
Between tales of their personal lives and photos of their latest acquisitions, they manage to keep us entertained both on and off stage.
Moreover, in the last decade, Nigerian entertainers have managed to put the country and entire continent on the map in ways that no other sector has quite achieved.
However in the midst of all this, there are several things we'd rather they didn't get up to. So, in the spirit of the New Year and all the fresh starts that come with it, here are 5 things we wish Nigerian celebrities will stop in 2015.
Showing off wads of cash on social media: Not only is this all manners of crass, its also very unsafe. In a country where robberies and con men are a harsh reality, this is the quickest way to draw unnecessary attention to one's self. Save the stack of cash for your account officer, they're the ones whose business it is to know just how many bundles of money you can fit in a room.
Social media cat-fights: People it's a new year. If you have a problem with a colleague, pick up the phone and call or better yet show up at one of their events and upstage them, now won't that make quite the headline!
Lip syncing/lacklustre stage performances: In a world where technology now makes it possible for dead artistes to perform live on stage to a roomful of people - a la Micheal Jackson's performance at the 2014 Billboard Awards, it's insulting and disturbing that many of our living artistes choose not to make the effort to give a good show at events. Guys, devote some thought and effort to your stage craft, its the least you can do.
Lateness to events: We understand that this is a national problem really but you can lead the change, you hold that much influence. Let's make 2015 a punctual year.
Bad styling: Its not called SHOW business for thing. Being a celebrity is a full-time job, people look up to you and yearn to be like you when they grow up, so please give them something to actually look up to. Loose the jeans-hanging-so-low-you-can-see-the-entire-boxer-shorts, over the top make-up and all things tasteless.