This is the year to not “gree” for anybody, and to do that, you have to stand with your ten toes on business as Young Jonn did for Uloma. It might be a bit difficult at first, but for a long time now, Nollywood’s been inspiring us with badass female characters who stand their ground. Last month, “Wrath and Revenge’s” Binta Bula joined the list with a masterclass on standing on business, and we took notes. 

Not all business is good business

Standing on business is a long-term thing, and Binta knows this. She had a number of chances to call out her husband’s police escort, ASP Miriam, for her ridiculous rudeness. But sometimes, it’s best to just smile and act a fool when people start moving insane around you. 

Where there’s a will, there’s a way

No mountain‘s too big, no pothole’s too deep. If you want something bad enough you’ll find a way to get it. Even if that includes making planes fall from the sky and stealing a mother and her child, like Binta did to get hers.


If you want something done well, do it yourself

Binta’s husband, Nuhu, found out about the blackmailer first, and instead of the fool to figure out how to fight them, he was going to just give in? For Binta, taking matters into her hands meant kidnapping the family of her blackmailer. But hopefully, for you, it would mean something more legal.

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Go low like the 2023 fuel and dollar rates

Some people will try to make your life a living hell in any way possible. No gree for them. Depending on the type of heat they bring to your doorstep, you can ignore them or take a page from Binta Bula’s book. If they threaten to expose your deepest darkest secrets, kidnap their wife and newborn child. Play Lagbaja’s “Konko Below” in your head and go as low as your opps go. 

Move in silence

If you search “moving in silence” in the dictionary, you just might find a picture of Binta Bula. She’ll never say a word of her plans to anyone, but you’ll always see the results. Be like Binta today.

The only shit you’re allowed to take is yours 

Don’t let people turn you into LAWMA and dump their rubbish on your head. Be like Binta and call them out for the trash they are today.

Bad bitches come first

You’re a bad bitch, so you always win, like Binta after she dealt with the people who killed her father. The people you love can come a close second, even if they’re foolish like Nuhu.



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