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National Disservice

Onyinye looks up as Peter makes an entrance into her bedroom. Dressed in an over-sized National Youth Service Corp khaki uniform, the matching beret turned backwards, he’s crooning P-Square’s latest song in a shrill falsetto. “Omalicha…what a beautiful Onyinye.” A weak smile temporarily brightens Onyinye’s downcast face. She had been afraid that despite the pleading … Continue reading National Disservice

Look at ME please: The challenge of self-promotion in a super-sized world.

Look at ME please: The challenge of self-promotion in a super-sized world.

I’m sure most of you heard the news in 2011 that the world’s population has surpassed 7,000,000,000 people. What this means, is that there are a lot of us walking around on planet earth. Not only are we competing for the necessities of life, we’re competing for the opportunity to display our talents to the … Continue reading Look at ME please: The challenge of self-promotion in a super-sized world.

In The Quest For A Nigerian Dream: A Must Read For Young Nigerians

In The Quest For A Nigerian Dream: A Must Read For Young Nigerians

During one of my many journeys around the internet, I came across the article below. The article is a bit dated but I feel the issues  it raises/addresses, are still  relevant in 2011 as they were when the article was written. I am one of those “Nigerians in Diaspora” (I don’t refer to myself as … Continue reading In The Quest For A Nigerian Dream: A Must Read For Young Nigerians