Nollywood founder Chris Obi-Rapu hugs Anambra as movie hub – Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

It was quite remarkable meeting with Chris Obi-Rapu, the director of the epoch-making movie Living in Bondage, in the office of Anambra State Commissioner of Information and Public Enlightenment, C. Don Adinuba, in Awka. Obi-Rapu had come in from the…

Lagos Big Boys are Government-Approved Billionaires -Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

Every wannabe from any remote village comes to Lagos to become an instant billionaire. The ambitious upstart may eventually get rich but he almost always ends up lost in Lagos like the lead character, Rabato Sabato, in Tony Kan’s Lagos…

A Nigerian banker is a glorified beggar – Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

A Nigerian banker is,  inspite of all the fine suits and ties,  a glorified “maiguard”. The great pity is that the banker is guarding not even human beings but ordinary paper called money! That’s one of the first lessons I learnt…

It takes a macho man to marry many wives- Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

It’s hip to be macho. Only macho men have the constitutional right to marry many wives. You can quote me on that. The macho man is a wise man. It takes great wisdom to accommodate many women. Let’s get into…

Oga, if you are a picture, nobody will look at you! – Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

What makes Lagos tick is the art of insults. Anywhere you go to you are greeted with insults. In Mushin the other day one fine girl told a man in black suit: “If you are a picture, nobody will look…

Soaring Anambra women of Southern California -Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

It was a splendid day of style, culture and panache. The recent Anambra State Women Association of Southern California’s (ASWA-SC) 10th anniversary celebration which held on Saturday, June 9, at the Grand Event Center, in Long Beach, California was a…

Women beware: the World Cup is here – Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

The real deal is here. Nothing compares to the FIFA World Cup. Even expired players beg to play! Forget all the noise about European club football. I was at the celebrated Suya Spot on Akerele Street, Surulere, Lagos, the other…

“The day I met the man who killed Samuel Doe,” – Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

“I Used To Go To Babalawo,” – General Prince Yormie Johnson Let’s do a fast rewind to the gory video scene of the killing of then President Samuel Doe of Liberia. There was the beer-guzzling Prince Yormie Johnson sitting in…

The Sweetest Love Letter, Ever – Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

My Sweetie Sisi Eko: I hope you are swimming in the ocean of good health. If so, doxology! You are the only sugar in my tea, the sum of all my arithmetic, and above all else, the only coat in…

Chimamanda all over – Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

In my book Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is the quintessential global voice in this day and age. She transcends literature to dominate multi-dimensional universal discourse. For instance, her recent encounter with Hillary Rodham Clinton on priming “wife” over all her intimidating…

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