Nigerian literature predates Nigeria’s independence. As far back as 1789 Olaudah Equiano, a former Igbo slave published his account of his life in bondage and in freedom. There were many other literary offerings right into the twentieth century, including those inspired by competitions organized by the colonial government. Then in 1952 Amos Tutola’s fantastic magical … Continue reading Nigerian literature at fifty: A coat of many colours
As Nigerians witness another era of political transition in the country and celebration of yet another independent lets not forget in a haste were we’ve been and were will are coming from but at this junction what comes to mind is which way Nigeria, where are will going the road which we are heading towards … Continue reading Nigeria’s Defining Moment
A Pointer newspaper reporter made an erroneous mistake by likening himself to a pen-pusher. This means that he would just scribble words on paper to please a particular reading audience, just for the sake of his personal survival. I would have said that all reporters are pen-pushers, but I would be making a terrible mistake myself.
An altered (without my permission – rant for another day on my blog) version of this was posted on Bella Naija on 9.17.2010. I have decided thus to share the original piece in all its glory with the NS family. Enjoy! “I’ve been quite occupied with a number of I-refuse-to-grow-up-and-live-the-real-life time-consuming activities but the other … Continue reading How To Really Lose A Guy in 10 Days
(one of my published articles on NEXT) Kids are, for the most part, wannabes. While growing up, I observed older people around me with zeal, wondering when I would be ripe enough to play a role in the seemingly interesting later scenes of the drama called life. My Dad was (and is still) my hero. … Continue reading Beard Burdens
As writers description is one art we need to cultivate and colours are a great tool to use for description, i just thought to play with colours and ended up putting this write-up together. Have a pleasant read. Sweet vibrant colours that’s what I will coat the woman in, the Pale Pink which dots … Continue reading Coat The Woman In Colours…
What would you do when the one you love is with another? A number of possible actions come to mind. If you are a guy, you could decide to walk up to that girl who has stolen your heart and let her know upfront that you love her and want her badly. The thought reminds … Continue reading When The One You Love Is With Another
You remember the first time you had that ‘butterflies in your tummy’ feeling? The one that turned into a full ‘butterflies winter flight to warmer regions’ (do butterflies do that?!) when he kissed you. And it escalated to ‘I cannot breathe because the butterflies just swarmed to my heart’ when he held you? You can never forget the giddy sensation of your times together. Nor the moment you discovered the difference between having sex and making love. What of the time you started planning for forever? And then he broke your heart!
A view on single-hood and finding the right partner in modern Nigeria .
I’ve been feeling the need to write something snarky on the topic of boy meets girl lately. In the past weeks, I’ve come across different articles on said topic– some hilarious, some witty, some frivolously silly, and some depressing. I’ve had one too many conversations with these persons and those persons on same said topic … Continue reading Boy Meets Girl – Learn Your Punctuation
I believe that in this life we live, there must be closes and lanes and roads and streets that are paved for us or we must pave in order to actually exist. There is the Kindergarten close, the primary school avenue, the junior and senior secondary school lanes and the campus way. Some choose not … Continue reading The Nysc Road
One particular Sunday ago, I bought a calendar almanac from my Catholic church. I never planned to, I sort of did it on impulse. It was an almanac of the martyrs of the early church. It vividly displayed the many ways the early disciples of the Lord died: Stephen was stoned; Peter was crucified on … Continue reading My Concept Of Death
“People with high self-esteem feel terrific about themselves.” Your self-esteem is probably the most important part of your personality. It dictates your performance in almost everything you do. The amount of self-esteem you have determines your levels of vitality, enthusiasm and attraction. To be your best and to feel amazing, you should always be in … Continue reading Your Personality