Fellow Nigerians, please let’s leave politics for this week and discuss my primary constituency, showbiz. I’m always happy to see young people break barriers of poverty through creativity. This is why I have invested materially and otherwise in our talented youths since 1989 when Sir Shina Peters broke record charts with his monster album, Ace. I doubt if any other album has recorded such monumental success. Read more
This is one of the most difficult articles I have ever written.
I now believe that the universe sought me out some months ago for an assignment, to bear witness and to testify in the unfolding events surrounding the life and death of Rashidi Yekini! But why me? Read more
‘From crisis to sustainable development’, a World Bank publication in 1989 asserts that “underlying the litany of Africa’s development is the crisis of governance; by governance is meant the exercise of political powers to manage the affairs of the nation’s affairs. It thus becomes imperative that the main problem confronting the growth and development of Nigeria is governance and that is due largely because those charged with the responsibilities of the country have failed to manage it for the good of the people. Read more
Today I really had so much to think about. A lot of issues came up and I had to face the truth as bitter as it was. Getting to know what people think about you is a very revealing process and it becomes quite scary when people actually criticize you. We smile and giggle when people shower us with praises and laud our efforts but trust me, criticisms are a bitter pill to swallow. Read more
That provoking title evokes the dusty memory of adultery of one of evangelical overlords. The notorious king Herod. Herod was the insatiable philandering king. He stole the wife of his brother. The wife of Philip. I suspect a secret consent. Herodias the un-heroically smitten woman had her greatest desire. She became thequeen. Her first act of evil was to consort with her daughter and had John the Baptist murdered. Read more
The people who count to us are ordinary men who do extra ordinary things for ordinary people.
The people who count to us are the nurses and doctors who render selfless for our well being.
The people who count to us are the dustbin men who clean the street and gutters to give us healthy life. Read more
Here’s an old joke that goes: Good girls say, “No;” bad girls ask, “When?”
It’s the classic dichotomy for the male psyche — madonna vs. whore, Mary Ann vs. Ginger, housewife vs. ho, homebody vs. party girl. Which of the two is better? Read more
A lot of people have voiced concerns over the Sovereign National Conference debate. You are either on the side of those calling for it to be convened or you are on the side of those condemning it. Those that are in support believes it is the only way of saving Nigeria from an eventual collapse, Read more
You could hear a pin drop on the Assembly ground as the principal hollered “Are you deaf? Who ordered the students to boycott their meals? “I did sir” responded Joshua. “Then you must be punished for this. I will make you a scapegoat and teach you a lesson you will never forget.” The principal growled. Read more
The modern world is becoming smaller, highly integrated and technologically more advanced. It is also becoming highly fragmented, less peaceful and unsafe for both present and future generations. Read more
I had on this faithful day decided to send invitations to thirty nine of the contacts in my blackberry messenger asking them to join the #20millionyouthsfor2015 movement so that we can collectively take back governance from our self centered elites who would stop at nothing to milk the nation dry. I tried to explain certain reasons why it is necessary to participate in the process that will bring about the much needed change we desire, but the response I got from those that cared to reply was so shocking that I began to imagine if those responses came from people that are educated and enlightened. Read more