‘No matter how full you are, there would always be space,’ Lord Lugard (1800)…lol. I don’t know for sure if the above quote is real, or a figment of my fertile imagination. All I know is that something like it rings a bell within me! It stems from a meeting I once had with a … Continue reading THE VACUUM by TOFARATI IGE
I can remember how as a kid, I and my siblings and friends would be so happy whenever our parents left us alone in the house. It was usually ‘mad’ fun having the whole house to ourselves (and the maid) in those days. It was always our chance to pratice all we had been planning … Continue reading We May Be Uncivilised, But We’re Not Gay!
Dear Mad Nigerians, I am not one to jump on bandwagons, but in this case, I would have to go against one of my unwritten rules, and copy the likes of the ex-President of this great nation; the sitting President and a former Senator of the Federal Republic (I believe you know the people I’m … Continue reading Must Read: Open Letter To All Mad Nigerians!
#Dear Artiste, Firstly, I must congratulate you on the recent successes that “ya’ll” have achieved in the industry in the recent past. Many of you have become staple names in many homes across Nigeria, Africa and indeed the world. Now, hold on a minute! Isn’t that just mind blowing? Who would have thought that Nigerian … Continue reading #dearArtiste…Letter From Me To You
Apparently, this is not news. Sense eloped from our music industry years ago. Gone are the days when musicians were appreciated and lauded for their inspiring and motivating lyrics. The times have disappeared when Pastors and Imams could borrow from the song books of our artistes and infuse in their sermons. Nowadays, a man cannot … Continue reading Music 101: Vulgarity Sells, But Sense Sells More!
Three weeks later, Dayo was seated in the reception area of the governor’s private house. Even though the air conditioner was on full blast, his palms were sweaty. The governor was known to be a no nonsense moralist, and since it was his first time of meeting the governor, he was scared out of … Continue reading Costly Mistake (part Two)
Trends are quick to catch on in Nigeria. Once somebody does a thing and it’s successful or gets a favourable response, a lot of people tend to follow suit. It happens with business, religion, politics, even child bearing. It also happened in the music industry. Sometime ago, the music business wasn’t as attractive as it … Continue reading Baby Daddy Syndrome (BDS)
At the beginning, if it was possible for Dayo to cut out his heart and give it to Ifeoma, if only to win her love, then he’d have done it without hesitating. He did everything possible. He took advice from magazines; from friends, and even radio and TV presenters, and at last, his prayers had … Continue reading Costly Mistake (part One)
As Sharon walked into the lobby of the lecture theatre, arrogance oozed out of every pore of her being as if she had dipped herself in a pool of it before coming to school. She didn’t bother to greet any of her colleagues who stood chatting in different groups around the room. She brought out … Continue reading Shakara Ologe Ni – Fake Life
Despite all you’ve heard, or been taught, the truth is that all men are not equal. I will base my arguments on three incidents that happened recently. The first incident happened on Monday, 15th April 2013. A bomb went off close to the finish line at the Boston Marathon in the United States of America, … Continue reading All Men Are Not Equal
I dropped the habit of making new year resolutions a long time ago. It really was fun, and I must admit that the beginning of a new year infuses me with giddy feelings, but then, if I can’t implement resolutions in August, what gives me the belief that I will see to its logical … Continue reading This Year, I’m Doing Me!
I call her meat-pie, My cutie pie, Honey’s so fly, Honey’s a superstar. I look in her eyes, I see stars, Like I’m an alien in Mars, She’s sweet like a chocolate called Mars, Baby, if you’re maths, I’ll pass. For you, I’ll act, But not a waka pass, I’ll be the star, In … Continue reading Meat-pie And Other Poems
I’m sure that LOVE must be the most popular word in the world! Who doesn’t talk about love? Who isn’t interested in love? Love sells! When you are talking about love, it is guaranteed that you will have an audience. Of course, there are different kinds of love; or should I say love is used … Continue reading Love Sells!
THE FOLLOWING POEMS ARE ALL CULLED FROM MY BOOK, ORIKI (PRAISE POETRY) CHURCH BUSINESS The Lord says to tell you, that you’ll be great, and everybody will know your name, but you must pray, ‘cos enemies are laying prey, on your way, and we have to do something without delay We’ll fast and pray, for … Continue reading Excerpts From Oriki (Praise Poetry)
There are two ways to catch a woman’s attention! If you want to be a ladies’ man, you’ve either got to be rich, or be a darn good liar! I know so many girls reading this would be like, what? But yes, sister, that’s the truth, and you know it. Girls love to be told … Continue reading Why Do Girls Love Lies?