“I submit that an individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for law.” — … Continue reading THE BITTER TRUTHS; A WALK INTO FIRDAUS’ CONTROVERSY
I would not have expected and even thought to experience a point in time like this in my dear loving country, Nigeria. I remembered when I was told stories by my dad about my country that she indeed suffered (of course no country would thrive if she never at any point experienced scourge), and even … Continue reading TO WHOM MUCH IS GIVEN, MUCH IS REALLY EXPECTED
Her clothes were torn; what did she do to deserve this cruelty? She was gang raped by six men in a bus; her boyfriend was understandably absent as a rod was used to force him to snore. All her struggle was in vain, her bites could not stop these supposed men, her tears and screams … Continue reading RAPE CULTURE: SMALL TALK, SORE THOUGHTS
I remember Usman even today. His memory lingers like a pale veil hovering in my subconscious. Sometimes I even seem to hear his voice ululating in my mind. The throaty clatter of his words used to make me laugh. I remember when I first met him. He had been quarreling with mama Useni, over the … Continue reading FULANI BOY
Is it that they chose this path to decide always often humans by the colour of their pigmentation? Judging people by their prevailing circumstances, against the content of their character just because one is a Negroid or less offensively a Black, is inability to recognize, accept and celebrate the differences of that person. This is pitiful!!! I tend … Continue reading RACISM: A SETBACK TO HUMAN EXISTENCE
“I will practice what preach or change my speech”. Those were the words that came gushing from his mouth or at least when translated from vernacular, it was the end result. He stood there with his fellow mechanics gourmandizing a bowl of fufu and giving no regard for his digestive system. From his tone, I could tell he was … Continue reading I CAN’T HEAR A WORD YOU SAY
In Nigeria it is a known culture that the police frequently arrive at every crime scene hours after the event has assumed a past status. The force would embark on her appalling customary duty, rounding up any and as many people within arm’s length and tag them as crime suspects, and as usual, kick off the fruitless investigation, majorly interrogating innocent citizens who had no connection to the crime.
One thing remains scientifically unproven, i.e. that breast cancer has a linkage with breast augmentations. Well, truth needs be told, and very quickly too. For breast implant, the likes of Silicone usage and Saline implants are very common; but did you know that Silicone implants are radio-obscure, so they cast a shadow on x-rays obscuring the breast tissue that lies behind them?
Yeah! after several leap years of colonial rule by Brother Britain, we eventually collected our independence in 1960. About 2160 days later the whole country was thrown into a scream-shout-siren atmosphere. We were running in stew, utter confusion, and knowledgeable ignorance of what had happened. Quickly, I brought out my Camon C8 which my babe … Continue reading VOTE MEYOU FOR PRESIDENT: Nigeria’s Long Awaited Messiah.
Amidst the tintinnabulation of door bolts and keys opening up to surface a new farming morning, was a sharp-pitched voice waking up the entire household, dragging us from the comforting arms of Morpheus. That was my Father’s. Popularly called ‘Ekpen’ (which translated to mean ‘The lion’) in Bini Language amongst his peers usually when they … Continue reading 1984; A TRUE LIFE STORY