Tag: Nigeria

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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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*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…

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The relationship between Nigerians and their government has never been particularly rosy. Probably the only time in its history when Nigerians had a healthy relationship with the government was between 1960 to 1963. Since then it’s all gone to shit. Nigeria begun her fourth stint with democracy on the 29th of May 1999. But 30…

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My name is Iluna and I’m a runner. I run to catch the bus every morning… I’m always running late for meetings and running late to church… I run away from awkward conversations and confrontational situations. On a few occasions, I would run on the Lekki-Ikoyi link bridge with the rest of the fit fam…

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Democracy. Government by the people, of the people and for the people. It is this particular brand of democracy that the majority of Africa has not really enjoyed for the past 6 decades and ‘’tis why we find ourselves in this particular predicament; still living in societies with erratic electric supply, constant violence, desensitized to…

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I was at the studio a few days back when we started talking about rap music and why so few rappers excel in the Nigerian music industry. It all started when one of the sound engineers asked rhetorically, “who rap help sef?” He pointed out that many of the singers in the industry today started…

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I am going to start this article with a bold claim: being born a woman in Nigeria is a grave crime; therefore, every Nigerian woman is considered and treated like a criminal. The first crime the Nigerian woman commits is to be born in the first place and society never lets her forget that. As…

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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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NEW: Watch Episode 7 of Our Best Friend’s Wedding – Safe Space: https://t.co/BOniHzJraY Please watch, comment and share. #OBFW #SafeSpace pic.twitter.com/AIGOJzN2F5 — The Naked Convos (@TheNakedConvos) March 9, 2017 The Headlines Baba Returns Anything can happen. Say what say what? Sai Buhari (Ke)men are scum What happens in the big brother house… Stays in our…

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My office holds an end of the year party every year and being the busy body that I am I always get to be part of the organizing committee. 2016 wasn’t any different. The party was, of course, out of this world (if I do say so myself). The party ended around 9.30pm and as…

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I’m about to leave home for work in the morning. Wife stands at the bedroom door with hands akimbo. I ga enye m ego ofe? (Won’t you give me money for soup?) I rummage through my pocket and office bag, searching for cash. I hand her a few Naira notes. She stares at it, shaking…

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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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I didn’t think that I will live to see a time when jollof rice would dominate and become the people’s choice. Back in the day when all was good and fine, fried rice was a celebrated dish – much more celebrated than jollof rice. And because of the carefulness, skill and time that goes into…