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What Is ‘Good’ Music?

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I have lost count of how many times I’ve heard septuagenarians say they miss the days of ‘good’ music.’ This isn’t just a Nigerian thing. So many people of advanced age sit in circles and talk about how ‘children of nowadays’ have ‘ruined’ music. Just like in every artform, people experiment and come up with…

Our Best Friend’s Wedding: A Review

OUR BEST FRIEND’S WEDDING S1E1 : Wifey New Year

I have gist for you guys. So there is this fine yellow boy, I think you’ve seen him before in one or two videos, he’s an artist I think, no not the one who sings ye yaga yeye. Another one, bearded almost tall. His speech patterns suggest a breeding outdoors from Africa or its 53…

Let Kids Be Kids!

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Today is Saturday. Like every other time, Awele’s mummy is dressing her up. They will be attending a party in the neighbourhood. Awele is standing with pride in her killer heels, giggling, watching mummy do what she knows how to do best. Mummy is ripping off her shorts with a blade. Awele will soon be…

Lessons Learned Playing Tetris

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I recently discovered an app that allows you play Tetris in the retro way we were all accustomed to as children: “brick game” style. While I was playing the game I discovered that it had become overly difficult to reach a high score of a thousand feet, easily surpassed by my younger self. At first,…

Let Skales’ Album Speak For Itself

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The year is 2008 and I’m watching Skales perform for the first time at the Future Awards pre-awards conference in Lagos. The hall is disappointingly small, but Skales’ still-going, swagger-laced performance creates an illusion of space. He raps eloquently and confidently, an artiste sure of himself. Just fresh from winning the Zain Tru Search competition…

Grandfather Clock

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Seated so elegantly at that corner of my living room… I see An ancient piece Touched all over with dust studs And smeared through with a peculiar tint A faded shade of youth   I hear Its beating whisper A tick now, a tock in close distance A repeated chain of similar notes A one…

To All The Mums Out There

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  mum – /mʌm/ (British) Noun (informal): hero, angel, fan All the mums out there who quit their respectable jobs back home to come be nurses and care workers down here so we could have a “better life” Thank you. All the mums out there who never told us they were single mums but kept…

Rounds Week 12: On Banning Tribal Marks, Banning Laptops, Repealing Obamacare, Appointing Ministers, and more.

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*everyone loses their shit* *mad heauxs throwing they underwear on stage* Suicide hotlines in Nigeria pic.twitter.com/R7xBE4xNOZ — Hausa Chocolate (@H_L_MA) March 19, 2017 *** Today we’re gonna tell you about: Dino Melaye Bill Passer and first of his name. Hero, Veteran, Legend.   Nana Akufo-Addo 5th President of the 4th Republic of Ghana. Also an…

The Hard Road To Forgiveness

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The road to divorce was long and hard. I must have died a thousand deaths along the way. The first time was when he confessed to me what he had done. In tears, he told me his horrible secret and broke my heart. He destroyed my trust and became a monster in my eyes. At…

Our Love Is Nuts

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Our love is a hell of a ride, Yet, it is our pride. The reality of our love are gallows, Therein lies the peril to our souls. Our love is a plight, Though, it’s our shelter for the rainy nights, But we keep standing in the rain, For we know it is our bane. Our…