NEPA's timing

Nigeria Summer 2011 Blog

Written by: Olayemi Oyebode

July 5, 2011

During my early years in Nigeria, "NEPA ti mu ina" (Yoruba for "NEPA has taken light/power") was a common phrase in my house. NEPA is the organisation in Nigeria that governs the use of electricity. NEPA stood for National Electric Power Authority, but most Nigerians contend it stands for Never Expect Power Always. They decided to change their name to PHCN (Power Holding Company of Nigeria or Please Hold Candle Now), but most still know them as NEPA.

Anyways, I decided to sit down and watch my first tennis match since the days of Sampras. It was the men's Wimbledon final between Djokovic and Nadal. I was rooting for Djokovic to win. So it's Championship point, Djokovic is bouncing the ball and about to serve. THEN, POWER GOES OUT. I have never seen such awful timing.