Tag: Africa

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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…

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Terdoh: Ladies and Gentlemen! Sirkastiq: HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Terdoh: OMG!! Sirkastiq: We’ve done this shit the past 52 weeks… Terdoh: Well apart from that week where Tee was under the weather, PS: “weather” is not code for babe with a fat ass Sirkastiq: Thanks for clarifying that…there was also that period we had to have…

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2016 has been a good year for the Nigerian music industry, perhaps some parameters short of being a great one, especially as the industry continues to struggle to define itself and build concrete and lasting structures. The year started with so many controversies and you will be forgiven if you thought that the artistes had…

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Christmas day is nearly here! I am more than excited. Christmas is my favourite time of the year. Why? The decorations, the food, and the weather. Yes, the weather. I love how harmattan is so cold and dry, but there has been no harmattan this year, and it is breaking my heart.  Initially, everyone thought…

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Terdoh: Good morning people! Sirkastiq: It’s almost Christmas. God is good. Terdoh: The tailors really came out this week with the numerous story-telling threads on Twitter. Sirkastiq: But we chose to duck and weave through that shit. Terdoh: This week’s episode is very Africa-centered. Sirkastiq: There’s enough bat-shit crazy going on around our borders apparently.…

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Dear Nigerian Hospitals, I am tired of you and everything you come with. Let’s start with my wonderful Nigerian doctors. I’m not going to bother visiting Google to check the exact words that are in the oath you swear when you’re inducted because I don’t want to. But whatever it is, I know it should…

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Picture this. It’s the first Friday of the month and, as usual, there’s mad traffic across Lagos. Humans stream out of BRTs at Ikorodu Bus Park, as pews get filled by religious faithfuls in camps from Berger to Mowe. Colleagues chill  in clubs, waiting out traffic as their office assistants and tea girls snack on…

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Last week, TNC published the anthology Lights Out: Resurrection, which features a crop of African authors of horror and dark speculative fiction, edited by Wole Talabi. It features a story by Nerine Dorman who is an active figure in the South African horror fiction scene. Today, we present a conversation between them on their writing, African horror fiction,…

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Throughout the ages, societies in successive generations have wrestled with the ideas of innocence and guilt. Over time, brutal trial procedures evolved. First came the trials by ordeal, which almost always proved one culpable notwithstanding that the individual did not commit the offence he/she was accused of. In amending this position, the leaders of each era added…

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Terdoh: Buhari. Wyd?? Sirkastiq: LMAO! No…whaYOUdoing??? No good morning? Ahn ahn? You know better. Terdoh: *deep sigh* Good morning folks. Sirkastiq: Smh. Evidence that you have no respect for your people. Terdoh: Ah well, I could be President. Sirkastiq: As if the world has not heard enough outlandish shit from would-be presidents. Terdoh: Looking your…

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Respect was intended to be a two way street on Nigeria close, just off Africa Avenue, by Life Bus-stop; on one was side was the adult-to-children lane, and the other, the children-to-adult lane. Unfortunately, it turns out that the urban and regional planning office of Life didn’t get the memo and the adult-to-children lane of…

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Walking along the streets of Makoko was like walking on any typical Lagos road. Riders perched on the seats of their bikes or tricycles and called out to potential passengers. The occasional bread hawker advertised her wares with a sonorous voice. Passers-by, not wanting to be left out of the circus, walked briskly almost as…