I think our kids are dulling o, do you? – Peju Akande

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

Don’t trust all these alagbo people – Peju Akande

Have you ever drank or even tasted these unhealthy looking herbal concoctions sold as the cure all for every ailment under the sun? I have, to my greatest embarrassment! Uh huh. I was at the petrol station, staring hard at…

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-…

Our daughters and their big bums – Peju Akande

No, this isn’t about Video Vixens whose only claim to fame are their gyrating bums that often fill up the screens when we watch music videos. This is more about our young daughters who are not even aware of what…

Why do women love makeup? – Peju Akande

A few weeks back, I received on WhatsApp, before and after images of several women who have been transformed from plain Janes into smouldering cover girls simply via the deft hands of a creative makeup artist. Their blemishes having been…

All eyes on you, Davido! – Peju Akande

I watched All Eyez On Me, the Tupac Shakur story, over the weekend and after it all, I was saddened that a bright light was snuffed out, so cheaply, so easily, too soon. Tupac died at age 25 and yet…

Let me tell you about the day I got robbed in traffic – Peju Akande

I’ve been robbed in traffic. And many years after, I still live in trauma from that nasty experience. It doesn’t help that since then, I have seen other people being robbed in traffic. Now, when I see, do I wind…

What makes women change their names? – Peju Akande

The rate at which people change their names these days is baffling. I was browsing through the newspapers the other day and saw three pages of print dedicated to name changes. Haba! Now, this happens virtually every week in one…

Nigerians love ‘associations’ too much – Peju Akande

Nigerians love ‘associations’, no be lie. Virtually every artisan belongs to one association or the other, in fact, every Nigerian is a member of one association, ethnic, school, profession, even neighbourhood, anything at all. And it’s not a bad thing…

Keeping malice can be good o, but…- Peju Akande

We’ve all kept malice at some point or another. Where two or more are gathered… malice will creep in; so long as you have a relationship with another person, be it sexual or not – as humans, we will get…

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