Photo me bad – Peju Akande

My people have a popular saying: ko si ireje ni nu foto, meaning, there’s no cheating in a photograph.  They are wrong. There’s always plenty of cheating going on in all of those photographs of huge models on billboards, who…

Cougars on the loose – Peju Akande

I stopped at a restaurant at GRA Ikeja to buy Nsala and poundo yam. As I took a seat one of the male waiters approached. He came in measured steps holding a tablet to take my order. He couldn’t be…

Have you ever been stood up? – Peju Akande

I don’t mean the altar kind of “stood up” o. Those who go that far are the meanest of the lot. I am talking about the I-have-taken-a- bath-powdered- my- face- donned- on- my- best- dress- and waiting- for- you- at-…

Are you showing kindness? – Peju Akande

I’ve often heard people say – be kind. Because… In a relationship, the one thing that will keep it going when all else fails is…kindness; in life, the one thing that may determine how far up the ladder of success…

I can’t keep her and her pregnancy, I’m also pregnant – Peju Akande

It is no longer news that rape cases are on the increase. Neither is it news that fathers and caregivers and many times, close family members or friends have often been fingered as culprits in these rape cases. Many times…

It no longer takes a village to train a child o-Peju Akande

Growing up, I often heard people say, “It takes a whole village to raise a child.” What this simply means is that every adult within the circumference of a growing child is duty bound to teach the child the acceptable…

Beware, con artists are on the prowl – Peju Akande

Every day I get inundàted by security alerts forwarded to me on Whatsapp, warning of the new ways robbers are devising to rob people. There are security alerts on kidnappings and even Boko Haram. These alerts are forgetting to warn…

Why we no longer give alms to street beggars in Lagos – Peju Akande

If you’ve ever been in one of those long traffic jams in Lagos, you must have seen these women who carry twin babies while begging for alms. It seems they are forever having babies. They are mostly at the Maryland…

How do we save our kids from evil men and women?– Peju Akande

I met a pretty little girl of about six years old over the weekend and in the space of 30 minutes, she had told me everything I needed to know about her. She told me, without being queried, what her…

Do you know the difference between a maid and a house girl? – Peju Akande

This last Easter celebration when friends and family gathered over food and old gists, I came across a set of presentable young women. No, they didn’t have weaves or false lashes or loud make-up. They were well groomed, spoke good…

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