By The Numbers

Our in-house columnists and external contributors share their thoughts on a subject using numbered lists.

If You Have These 15 Childhood Memories Then You Street Cred As An Ajepako Is 100%

1. The official neighbourhood ‘baiday’ party that every Ajekpako attended One Fanta, One Coke, One Sprite, One Ginger Ale. Plus popcorn (aka guguru), groundnut and chin-chin. BUT NO CAKE! 2. All the games Ajekpako kids got to enjoy  Confam! 3. When it is 4 p.m. and you hear ‘War Start’ in the neighbourhood I cannot…

13 Things People Who Grew Up In ‘Face-Me-I-Face-You’ Compounds Can Relate With

In the heart of different cities in Nigeria, lies certain aggregation of houses known as ‘Face-Me-I-Face-You’. The life over there is on a whole-noda-level, I tell you. So for those that had the ‘luxury’ of growing up in such quarters, these are some of the things they can understand perfectly: 1. The struggle to bathe…

Melania Trump’s Speech: Why Lawyers Make Better Speakers and Five Tips to Improve Your Advocacy Skills

Recently, half of Quicken Loans Arena emptied shortly after Melania’s speech, midway into the Republic national convention. I felt that her speech wasn’t as captivating as Michelle Obama’s was in 2012. I went on social media to see who else shared my sentiments. It didn’t take long to find one. A Facebook friend, Mr. H,…