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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…

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Are Nigerians really who or what others say we are? All over the world, Nigerians are considered to be the most unscrupulous people any right thinking man is expected to do business with. We have been labeled thieves, scammers, practitioners of the dreaded advance fee fraud (419) and the rest. One of the questions I…

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Fola just had a baby after 5 years of waiting, she wants to do everything right and she has decided that she would practice exclusive breast feeding. From experienced people’s observation, the baby has oka (a pulsating ‘space’ in the head of a new born) and so they brewed herbs and made concoction for this…

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I tried loving all the men in my life. Father’s face was like the map of Nigeria, rugged and cracked with many distinctive contractions that reminded one of an earthquake. He always came back from work looking tired and had saggy eyes, he was the first to leave and was the last to come back…

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In this episode, Onome makes an interesting proposal to Charles. Jade’s business proposal gets turned down by a government official and Charles goes on a date with Shayo. MUSIC Atta Lenell Otigba – Rescue (http://www.attaotigba.com) Tomi Owo – Ile (https://soundcloud.com/tomiowo)

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How selfless can parents be? I have seen many Nigerian women hit the road before the crack of dawn, stuffed in jalopy vehicles travelling long distances, to purchase loads of goods for sale. Some parents have plied every trade you can think of. Despite the discomfort, hazards and risks, they do this to spare the…

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Charles, Kemi and Jade are at the hospital waiting for news on Promise and they bump into one of the ladies on Charles’ list. Charles gets another surprise at work when his boss asks him to join a meeting with Onome. MUSIC Atta Lenell Otigba – Rescue (http://www.attaotigba.com) Tommy Maverick – Riverbank (https://soundcloud.com/tommy_maverick) Gray Jones…

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Dear Adeola, Our government has decided we’ll be the lab rats for the execution of their idea of national integration. They tell us the system is faulty, that the idea behind the NYSC is good, but it simply needs to be reformed. Yet, they make us do it anyway. While their children graduate from those…

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Charles panics after visiting his mom, buys a ring on a whim and recruits his two girlfriends, Jade and Kemi to help him find his lucky bride. Promise throws a new year’s eve party and offers Charles support upon learning of his decision to get married. MUSIC Atta Lenell Otigba – Rescue (www.attaotigba.com) Odunsi –…

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I come to you under no pretense of peace, so let me just get straight into this rant that you unknowingly requested for. Yes, I read souls in my spare time. Today, I’m coming for YOU. Yes you (abi na us) religious folk, who lack control, not to mention human decency (others will argue logic)…

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*** The Presidents In Nigeria… Buhari goes on vacation In this economy sha   In Gambia Jammeh quits, flees Run forest, run   In Zimbabwe Mugabe’s death prophesy Originator of prophesy jailed   In America President-elect Donald Trump sworn in “Deal with it” ***   Guyssss, Just 5 Days To Go Now #OBFW #REDTV #ComingSoon #OurBestFriendsWedding…

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I went to a supermarket on a Sunday morning to buy some groceries. While putting my items away in the boot of my car, one marketer who was distributing fliers said “Good morning, please give this to Oga or Madam.” I was shocked. I replied, “Oga or Madam? I don’t understand.” He apologized and explained how…