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Even Mark Zukerberg Knows that Nigerians Are Happy People

  You’ll have to adopt my imagination to see the image painted to the world in this picture. “Nigerians are a bunch of talented, ambitious and lovable people”. O Yes!, we are happy and the world should know that. Right now, Mark Zuckerberg is feeling that and also when he flies across the Atlantic on … Continue reading Even Mark Zukerberg Knows that Nigerians Are Happy People

The Mumuness Of Whatsappers

So, we’ve welcomed whatsapp in Nigeria, but then, does that mean that we’ve welcomed trouble? I hate it when people blame Nigerians for awkward actions, I hate sentences such as ‘Nigerians are so backward’, ‘Nigerian youths are so foolish’. In fact, I have always been very optimistic about what the future holds for our dear … Continue reading The Mumuness Of Whatsappers

Social Media and the paradox of giving

Oh my! What a day in a nerd’s life. Sunday, that coveted day for rest. Wishful thinking for a young hustler. Against my wish, I had two table-spoon of Benylin cough syrup last night to rid me of the biting cough. Its effect I knew beforehand so the drowsy feeling, slowness and hunger that have … Continue reading Social Media and the paradox of giving

If You Must Maintain the Mystery

If You Must Maintain the Mystery

There is a certain allure that mystery brings to an object, lifting it and enhancing its illusory. To be demystified is a not a very friendly affair. It does not encourage awe. That is why there is no much excitement in a 10 year old marriage. That is why your siblings are never great in … Continue reading If You Must Maintain the Mystery

Social Media and the future of books in Nigeria – Myne Whitman

Social Media and the future of books in Nigeria – Myne Whitman

First Published in the Vanguard Newspapers, Sunday May 15, 2011. As the Nigerian International Book Fair began in Lagos, Nigerian born but United States of America based writer and book promoter discusses how the new forms of social media can help to drive the future of book culture, market and promotion. The Nigerian International Book … Continue reading Social Media and the future of books in Nigeria – Myne Whitman

The New Media And The Nigerian Citizen Journalist

The New Media And The Nigerian Citizen Journalist

When in May, there were reports in the media that the Inspector General of Police, Hafiz Ringim had purportedly banned the use of mobile phones with cameras and other recording devices; there had been a public outcry against it. Nigerians at the time publicly criticized the move as an attempt to prevent them from monitoring … Continue reading The New Media And The Nigerian Citizen Journalist