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Ogbanje Paradox by B'mac Art
21 Jun 2020
“Coming and going these several seasons, do stay out on the baobab tree” or “In vain your bangles cast charmed circles at my feet I am an Abiku, calling for the first and the repeated time”. The lines above are excerpts from John Pepper Clark and Wole Soyinka’s poems coincidentally titled “Abiku”. Both poems, as…
18 Mar 2020
From April 1, consumers in Nigeria should brace up to cough out more money to electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) who have wangled another tariff hike, no thanks to an industry watchdog habitually pandering...
Abiku
26 Jan 2020
“In vain your bangles cast Charmed circles at my feet; I am Àbíkú, calling for the first And the repeated time.” - Wole Soyinka (1965) They have existed from time immemorial, in Yorùbá culture and other major cultures in Nigeria and Africa in general. These are children who are born to die. They are called…
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The Yoruba have so many names for them. Too many names to fill two pages of this paper. The breed of people to whom these names and appellations are given is believed to be very special in Yoruba mythology.

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