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Na God go punish that Fela – Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

When Fela Anikulapo-Kuti died on August 2, 1997, one holier-than-thou friend became outraged that I was mentioned in The Guardian’s front page report of the passing as one of the notable apostles of the Afrobeat legend. I shut the poor…

My sister, there is poverty and then there is bad parenting- Peju Akande

I saw the story in the Punch newspapers, headlined- Lagos pastor arrested for allegedly raping nine year old. As a mother of many daughters, it irks me every time I see headlines like this. Upon reading, I discovered the rape had…

Abeg shift, it’s still a man’s world-Abiodun Kuforiji Nkwocha

The women decorate it, spice it up and give it to the men on a platter of their dignity. A man can do whatever he wants and get away with it. The woman that does it with him will be…

No be only man dey beat woman o – Viola Okolie

Recently, I developed a television series binge watching habit. I have no particular preference to speak of, but once I latch onto a series, I want to start from the first season and run through all the episodes, extras, tell…

Wait o, why are people bleaching so much? – Abiodun Kuforiji Nkwocha

My friend went for a high school reunion. When she entered into the venue, as you would expect it was all kinds of exclamations. “Geegee baby! So this is you????” But one of the ladies blurted out something in all…

That girl selling bread is not just selling bread o-Peju Akande

‘Era bredi gbo na!’ She calls out every morning between the hours of 6  and 7am except on Sundays. ‘Buy freshly baked bread’ is what she is saying and as she calls out, her persuasions conjure melting butter in bread…

When the devil gets on your case, only God can help you – Peju Akande

I’ve heard people deride others about the existence of the devil. Yes, I mean the red being with horns and a dragon’s tail. Old folks will tell you not to eat with this two faced liar and if you must,…

America is not flowing with milk and honey – Abiodun Kuforiji Nkwocha

He leaned close to me and stretched out his phone. I looked at it. It was a picture of a young man wearing only tight pants flexing huge biceps and flashing a smile. “My boy… the one wey dey Florida.”…

Death and Life – Abiodun Kuforiji Nkwocha

My husband and I dragged my luggage downstairs from my hotel room. This was 27th June 2015. We had finished the Farafina 2015 workshop and leaving the hotel was bittersweet. Bitter because the 10days were too short and sweet because…

My people, let’s talk about TRAMADOL – Emeka Nwolisa

Wahala dey oh. There has always been substance abuse one way or the other in the country. Different agents have been uppermost at different times. Cannabis with its different monikers like igbo, grass and hemp was the main one for…

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