During a crisis in an episode of ‘The Fixer’, an international TV series about the fictional American President Grant, his Chief of Staff Cyrus Beene is shown in a contemplative mood...
Is ‘coming home’ the answer to the xenophobia question?
The videographer moves a little closer, zooms in, there’s flash of silver, it looks like a metal trash can. It’s being raised high into the air then and smashed down on something, repeatedly.
Lagos Jazz Festival 2017 partners two charities
Lagos International Jazz Festival 2017 has selected Sesor and Downs Syndrome Foundations as official charity partners for this year’s 505050JAZZ Lagos@50 Special Edition of Lagos International Jazz Festival. Inspiro Productions-inspired festival said both charities ....
Sam Ukala to speak at writers’ workshop in Abraka
Professor Sam Ukala will next Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at Hall A, Delta State University, Site 3, Abraka, at 12:noon, mentor students interested in creativity, with Dr. Sunny Awhefeada, Head of the University’s Department of English and literary Studies as chief host.
Nigerians are still happy, this is a problem
The World Happiness Report (WHR) is out and it turns out Nigerians still seem quite happy.
Passport to nowhere
His name, Sunny Deriko; a lanky handsome black boy with a tongue made of razor blade. He had so much flare and was as significant as a radio. He was my elder brother’s friend and he was also responsible...
The ‘Returnee’ narrative is rooted in the idea of success, and it’s wrong
Success has many parents, failure is an orphan.” Growing up, this was an adage I heard a lot and it’s one that has resonated with me. Everyone wants to be associated with success.
Lagos NIPR endorses Isale Eko for Lagos@50 celebration
The Lagos State Chapter of Nigerian Institute of Public Relations, last Thursday, announced its endorsement and staging of Isale Eko, a satirical stage play designed to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Lagos State.
No, Big Brother is not immoral or corrosive, it’s showing us a slice of life
Another day, another pseudo, moral panic over who or what is corrupting the moral fabric of the nation. Instead of the usual culprits like social media, tattoos and piercings, it’s the turn of Big Brother Nigeria, now in its 5th week.
The practice of not being God
I have always been fascinated with the idea of religious practices, customs and traditions that have been used to give people a guideline or template for how best to live their lives in the face of mystery and challenge.