Have Space, Will Advertise

_ Tabloid newspapers and magazines around the world have a distinctive feature; sensationalized headlines and sleazy celebrity news stories. In Nigeria, they are no different. However, in addition to their use of extremely bad English, a noticeable trend in our tabloid magazines and newspapers is a growing penchant for a peculiar brand of classified advertisements … Continue reading Have Space, Will Advertise

Of Kith and Kin: Free Worshipers

Of Kith and Kin: Free Worshipers

“Mummy, shey we be Christian abi Muslim?” Ibrahim asked his mother. Nkiru, Ibrahim’s mother’s sister, let out a short, spontaneous burst of laughter. “Abi o. Ask your Mama.” Ibrahim’s mother, possessor of the sharpest wit in her father’s house, and a temperament that suffered no fools, promptly answered: “Go ask your Papa.” Ibrahim’s mother – or … Continue reading Of Kith and Kin: Free Worshipers

WRITITUDE: The Behavior of a Story and the Attitude of a Writer

There are certain behaviors that are expected from good stories, and there are attitudes that good writers should exhibit. Aside from the good attitudes of arrogance, pride and superiority, a good writer should also exhibit some other lesser qualities.  A story on its part should exhibit good home training qualities like disobedience, stubbornness and intolerance, … Continue reading WRITITUDE: The Behavior of a Story and the Attitude of a Writer