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I hear that there are some who aren’t affected by the recession. I also hear that there are some who are making money from it. Must be nice. As for me, I’m an employed human being – I work for someone who pays my salary. And they haven’t deemed it fit to increase my salary according…

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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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Walking into The Jazzhole is a reprieve from the Lagos heat. The familiar warmth emanating from the piercing staccato of John Coltrane or Brymo’s angst filled croon wafting through the speakers are telltale signs that you have arrived. The books and vinyl records – some browned with age and pregnant with history – sit thigh…

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Dear Tunji, I’m so sorry for you to go through this. There’s no easy way to say this so I’ll spit it out or rather write it out. I imagine you have one of those confused smiles on right now. God, I really wish it hadn’t come this. I’m in love with a woman. It…

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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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In line with our goal to encourage open and honest expression among the youth of today, part of what we do is churn out content that is not only unique and engaging for our readers, but also relevant in helping them think about – and understand – social issues. To do this (again), we have…

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This is not a defensive piece. It’s not an attempt at milking the “not ALL men are scum” card. It’s definitely not a response to S’ article. What it is, however, is a chance to speak, alongside the voices of all the ‘unscummy’ men out there who cannot declare that they are immune to the…

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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…