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…

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…

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…

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…

The evil Boko Haram did is just beginning to manifest – Peju Akande

I live in an area that is steadily getting quite populated by many young people from the North. It wasn’t always so. Many of our new neighbours serve as gatemen, shoemakers, okada riders et al. I have also come to…

Sister, why exactly did you kill your husband? – Peju Akande

Wasn’t it the English playwright, William Congreve who coined the expression so oft used – “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned?” I wonder if he spoke those words from his own personal experiences as he was known to…

Can these boobs rise again after 40? – Peju Akande

Can old boobs rise again? That was the question we were discussing that night in Lekki. Wait a minute, I’m not talking about the Modupe Ozolua type of boobs or the silicon filled Dr. 90210 types. I’m talking of the…

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