Father forgive them for they were once bullied – Peju Akande

Bullying, according to Wikipedia’s definition is – the use of force, threat, or coercion to abuse, intimidate, or aggressively dominate others. The behaviour is often repeated and habitual. I can still recall several incidents of being bullied particularly when I…

Is a dead child better than a missing child? – Peju Akande

‘Soni is missing,’ so starts the novel my partner, Toni kan wrote in his fast selling crime story, The Carnivorous City. Toni’s book is fiction. In reality, people disappear every day, in this city, in this country; people just vanish…

Watch out, we are raising very Selfie-sh children – Peju Akande

Some years ago, the word selfie did not even exist. But all that has changed. Selfie is defined by Wikipedia, as ‘a self-portrait photograph, typically taken with a digital camera or camera phone held in the hand or supported by…

Almajiri is not just a northern problem – Peju Akande

A few years ago, photos of Muslim youths in Kaduna who had taken selfies with the bodies of massacred Shiites, their victims, as background, went viral on social media. You could see their glazed eyes, their yellowing teeth and rotten…

A fake country full of fake drugs – Peju Akande

Years back, when I was still nursing my son, I made it a point of duty to always buy his medicines at a registered pharmacy; cough syrups, multivitamins, pain relief syrups et al. Never mind the fact that there are…

If you want to lose weight, eat everything – Peju Akande

There’s a new craze in town – suddenly, Nigerians want to be slim and svelte and sexy! We are running in marathons, we are joining fitness clubs and showing off the number of steps we achieve per day…suddenly, nobody wants…

Some parents don’t have sense o – Peju Akande

I love children but I’ll never assume I am better at caring for them than their biological parents or guardians. Like our people say, you can’t love Ojo’s mother more than Ojo himself loves his mum. That said, I was…

Tale of the hunter and his evil nephew – Peju Akande

Growing up, I used to love tales by moonlight. Children of the 70s and 80s can relate to this. I loved stories about the cunning tortoise and how often his tricks had a way of catching up with him…in a…

Valentine’s Day is for sex, abi love? – Peju Akande

Like many of you, I happen to be on several WhatsApp groups; from old schools, previous work places to PTAs, the arts, to…name it. I’ve been co-opted into many of these groups without my say so. Friends just add my…

Bros, is what you eat killing you? – Peju Akande

This is one of those articles you read and immediately know the writer isn’t just in the mood for it. So I’ll start with a story. Weeks back, I checked my phone and was confronted with a post about a…

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