Endowed with natural resources, yet the continent falls within the negative quadrant when it comes to the fight against corruption. In spite of its natural riches, the continent is widely considered among the world’s most corrupt places, a factor that seems to be contributing to the inhibited development and mostly speeding the impoverishment of … Continue reading Corruption In Africa Part II
BLAME THE SCHOOL SYSTEM FOR THOSE LIES OUR TEACHERS TOLD US Blame the school system for those lies our teachers told us in the classroom. Good grades are not what life needs, in reality, good grades sometimes don’t take you up there but they condition your mind to one man’s idea. Blame the school system … Continue reading Blame The School System For Those Lies Our Teacher Told Us.
QUESTIONING THE ILLUSION OF BURYING THE DEAD IN SOME PART OF NIGERIA Why do people spend much money during funerals? Why do we honour people more when they are dead than when they were alive? We build houses, we re-paint the old house, we repair the Zinc, we build more rooms and repair the damaged … Continue reading Questioning The Illusion Of Burying The Dead In Some Part Of Nigeria
It is only passion, dream, aspiration and wit that makes life worth living. Even if you find your passion late in life, don’t let it go, pursue it with all your being. I have looked for many excuses to live in a world others made for me but, writing said no yesterday. It said no … Continue reading Understanding The Power In Your Writing
Africa have had leaders whose intentions were to better the living conditions of their citizens and develop the continent. Those were the leaders that never had interest in stealing from their citizens, those were the leaders in whose regimes the continent was competing with other continents when it comes to development. Gone away from Africa … Continue reading Corruption in Africa part I
MAY WE ALWAYS REMEMBER… The black cat came again. You know Grandpa told us last time that black cats especially, symbolise evil. When it came, it went towards the shrine. It looked at the tallest wooden goddess, then to the gods at the dark side of the shrine where grandpa usually sit and later to … Continue reading May We Always Remember…
THE MYSTERIES IN WRITING Sometimes you don’t even know how to explain what you have written. You look at yourself after reading what you have written and ask yourself if truly you were the one that wrote it. Sometimes you proffers solutions to some issues and problems and the other times, you leave those problems … Continue reading The Mysteries In Writing
WEARING MY FATHER’S THOUGHTS ABOUT TRADITION AND CULTURE OF MY PEOPLE. Growing up, I saw no shrine in my father’s compound. I saw no native doctor or any thing fetish in our family compound in Nkporo. But the worst of it all was that I didn’t see him in the church until his death in … Continue reading Wearing My Father’s Thoughts About Tradition And Cultures of My People.
IF TOMORROW NEVER COMES Tell mother how much I love her. Tell father that he is the best father the world has ever produced. He is a lion, a brave heart, a new wave of greatness in an African heart. Tell little Uche that his smile would last forever in my heart. We can’t answers … Continue reading If Tomorrow Never Comes
I HAVE GIVEN NOTHING TO THE WORLD YET I ran out of my self yesterday trying to be myself. My shadow watched me as I ran, it never followed me. It stood aloof looking at how desperate I was to myself. I tried to ran out of my body to the measurable deep down of … Continue reading I Have Given Nothing To The World Yet.
If you are a Nigerian and a skin-tight one as that, you should already know where this is headed towards; Victor AD’s “WEYTIN WE GAIN” which has received so much appreciation from most people as one song that reflects on their lives and mentality. Weytin We Gain is simply talking about the day-to-day hustling, bustling, … Continue reading WEYTIN WE GAIN (My advice to the youths)
WILL IGBO LANGUAGE SURVIVE TILL THE NEXT GENERATION? Will Igbo language still be relevant in the next generation? Will it still survive as a language in the next 50 years to come? Will people still speak this language or will they have a modernised one? WILL IGBO LANGUAGE SURVIVE TILL THE NEXT GENERATION? The gradual … Continue reading Will Igbo Language Survive Till The Next Generation?
IF I HAVE CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE AS A MOTHER Sometimes I always get myself into some thoughts I’ll rather avoid on a good day because some issues are better left behind than talking or writing about them. Some other times, I refrain myself from these thoughts, from putting them on a piece of paper for … Continue reading If I Have Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie As A Mother
WRITING IS A LIFE STYLE We write to taste life twice, in a moment and in retrospect. Anais Nin. A lifestyle is the typical way of life of an individual, group, or culture. Wikipedia states that lifestyle is the interests, opinions, behaviours, and behavioural orientations of an individual, group, or culture. The ability for you … Continue reading Writing Is A Lifestyle
There are a lot of credible write-ups that have been lost to time. Not because they could not be gotten but because the language in which they were written are not fancied by the present generation of readers who read majorly for forceful purposes such as examinations, interviews, seminars to mention but few. I have … Continue reading Baa Baa Baa Poem. An Expository.