Let me first start by saying that I have watched the ‘Oga at the top’ clip and it is quite hilarious. And then, let me advice those who have not watched the clip to go and watch it. But in case you still haven’t watched it, I shall give you a very brief summary.
Mr Shem Obafaiye, the Lagos state commandant of the civil defence corps was a guest on channels TV Sunrise Daily, a few days ago and was asked a simple question by the male presenter of the segment: “what is the website of NSCDC?” He didn’t know. He tried to bluff his way out of it by mentioning that his Oga at the top had not given him permission to say it. His exact words were ‘the website of NSCDC, I cannot categorically tell you one now. The one that we are going to make use of is going to remain known by my ‘Oga at the top.’ After several convincing attempts by the obviously amused Channels Presenters, Mr Shem was persuaded to give up the website address and he finally said ‘It is www.nscdc’ he pauses and mutters and said ‘Yes so’ and then coughs and adds ‘that’s all.’ It was embarrassingly obvious that Mr Shem didn’t know and was merely giving excuses to cover-up his ignorance on national TV. Instead of him to confess that he didn’t know or couldn’t remember which would have caused him lesser embarrassment, he feigned excuses which exposed his complete ignorance and incompetency! Since then, the clip has gone viral on every social network from BB to twitter to face book to YouTube! Cheeky Nigerians have even gone ahead to produce musical clips from it (there are even different styles of a very hilarious ‘my oga at the top’ musical remix – some on guitar etc – about his goof on YouTube), beautiful T-shirts imprinted with the words ‘my oga at the top’ etc.