Monthly Archives: July 2014

Purple and Gold

Today will be a good day. I felt it as soon as I woke up, the sheepish smile on my face expanding when I realized that ma’ami was still asleep. She would have woken me up with slaps and insults to go fetch water otherwise. It is part of...

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Legacies passed down to us

One of the things that has endeared me to the heart of this country is the morals with which we grew up in. My mum is a Yoruba woman and as most of you know Yoruba people are synonymous with what?…. (Don’t chorus PARTY yet) I meant RESPECT, although...

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ISAAC OLOWOLAFE Jr. ON THE SPOTLIGHT

  There are untold stories of Nigerians making history and impacting positively to improve human condition in the Diaspora and here is one of such stories. Olowolafe is only 28 years old, but he has already distinguished himself in the world of of business and also as a philanthropist....

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THE NEW NIGERIAN DANCE SYNDROME

  It is amazing how new dance moves always emerge in Nigeria and even Africa as a whole. I have tried to get answers but I still do not get how these dances get their names. I took time to ponder on this topic after I got to know...

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10 GREAT THINGS ABOUT NIGERIA

The Naija Spirit: When things go wrong, there is one thing Nigerians know how to do. As the saying goes, we do turn lemons into lemonade through our ingenious and inspired sense of humour. This Naija spirit ignites a positive light wherever and whenever we go; a spirit that...

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THE POTENTIAL THAT LIES WITHIN NIGERIA

  Whenever Nigeria is talked about in economic terms, it is mostly around the statistic that 69% of its residents live below the poverty line i.e. live on less than $2/day. This is despite the fact that Nigeria is a resource-rich country with Africa’s largest oil deposits, and has...

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THROUGH MY EYES

  Looking at the world through my eyes, I see a people, who wake up early enough to fend for themselves, Through my eyes I take an unflinching honest look at the society of today, the place I was born to meet. I wasn’t born in the 60s or...

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Running to Change

  I was born black and growing up was fast. I grew up to realize I was gradually hating everything around me, my skin colour, my place of birth, my back ground, my environment, my Government and my country. I needed a miracle, I believed in a change, but...

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