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Avarice, the Art and FM Radio

There was once a time when you could be sure that the music you hear on radio represented the best on and off the music charts. A time when radio stations actually paid musicians to play their...

Of Facebook Exit

Reminiscing about Facebook, I see a colony...no, a virtual continent of lunatics, a lot of them sent there by psychiatrists as part of their therapy; a lot more actually believing every day...

Social Media

Social Media: the power to SHARE and invite people to like, brilliant and very profitable ideas and information , you have no intention of using.

Flash Sale for Charity - Somber City

I think these people are doing a fantastic job, exposing contemporary Nigerian literature to the world, and they should be financially supported by whatever means.Labors of love, such as this, are...

Writing Yoruba

I consider myself fortunate to be able to do my thinking in Yoruba and to be able to write them out in English. Living in immersion, I believe makes this somewhat easier to do. In my contiguous...

The Bata Dancer

He goes away in search of self, but he again finds love.

Yomi Bello, scriptwriter at a moribund theatre, leaves for a new town to temporarily teach English in a private school. More...

Library Aid

This is a project which I am part of and care so much about. I am always deeply pained whenever I visit any public library in my country. Nigeria. Books are outdated and the equipment in...

Olajumoke - In The Lair Of The Monster

Angelique Kidjo is a very soulful singer. Out of all her work, the hit song “Agolo” from her AYE album quite stands out to me. Much of the Yoruba lyrics is like a love song - a ballad about the...

King Chameleon and more West African Folktales

King Chameleon and more West African Folktales is a selection of folklore believed to have originated from West Africa and the people who live in the region. West Africa is home to several scores...

The Kini-Kini Bird and more Yoruba Folktales

The Kini-Kini Bird and more Yoruba Folktales is a selection of folklore thought to have originated from the Yoruba people. The Yoruba are native to the western part of Nigeria. A few centuries...

The Foo-Foo Tree and more Efik Folktales

The Foo-Foo Tree and more Efik Folktales is a selection of folklore thought to have originated from the Efik people . The Efik are native to South East Nigeria even though they were said to have...

The State of the Storyteller's Tale


“..picture an evening scene in a native village. The sun is nearing the western horizon, seeming to fall like a huge ball behind the distant hills, the air is cool, and a solemn...

Nigerius- II

The people wanted blood and gruesome punishment.
Those who hailed the ascendance of Emperor Tiberius Buarius Ravilla to the throne wanted the heads of the nobles, whom they had convinced...

Nigerius - I

It is today twenty-one days after Tiberius Buarius Ravilla was crowned the new Emperor. It had been an event filled with great pomp and ceremony. The previous emperor Pompilius Jonatus Vespasianus...

The Money- eating Goddess

"He was collecting his winner’s cheque at Baba Ijebu Lottery Limited when he espied amongst the motley press crews, a lady so fascinating in beauty that he could not take his eyes off her. She was...

Common Tally Voo !

I aim to visit France this year if I am able to magically hustle up the bread. I have never been to that country and I have a feeling that I am not going to like it; but that is where my heart...

The Interrogation

This is a "protest" story I wrote in 2006 in London. It is as usual a surrealistic satire , one which marked an important turning point in my literary pursuits-a resolute farewell to literary...

The Essential Wisdom of Following Your Heart and Dream

Life is more about the journey through, and not the destination; this is what Paulo Coelho’s novel, The Alchemist appears to say, in an admirable way. However, this was nearly an annoying book to...

The Lagoon People - a true story

In the far distance a bonfire thick with black smoke from the incinerating rubber tyres. Behind it, half-clad caricatures wildly gesticulate their defiance of the advancing line of policemen....

The nakedness of a man faced with the absurd

I have just finished reading The Stranger a novel by Albert Camus , borrowed from the rich collection of my dear sister Mimie Oshodin. I actually thought it was a silly little book ; nay a nasty...

Nigeria's football-government election

On February 14 2015 an important football match will be taking place between Chelsea and Arsenal ... hey scratch that, I mean Nigerians will vote between General Buhari and Dr. Jonathan for...

The Loneliness of the Long Distance Writer

.I published this online to a listserve on Feb 24 1999 with title 'How To Commit Hara-Kiri On The Internet'.I just rediscovered the essay and sort of like it enough to share once more.......

The Calamitous Downfall of Baba Ijebu

Book Summary : Denge - A novel
He was just another unemployed youth, fed up with his failures and even contemplating suicide. But Denrele Gabriel miraculously wins the grand lottery prize...

Denge's Last Stand ?

They could hear the whack-whack sound of the helicopter as it circled overhead. He could also hear the occasional whoosh and scream of the fighter jets. Much nearer was the grinding sound of the...

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Now the day is over,
Night is drawing nigh;
Shadows of the evening
Steal across the sky.

The Prime Writer - advertisement for myself

It often occurs to me that if I hadn’t become a writer, I could have become an itinerant preacher or a terrorist. Since I could remember, I and the world have been engaged in a crisis of distrust...

Creepers

My small colony of giant African land snails already laying eggs and also making an awful amount of poop. Don't be deceived, they are all hiding , clinging to the underside of the tank cover and...

The presidential pilgrimage

Haba this kain pilgrimage na wa sha. It even permits you to be abusing your enemies from far away. :D

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Soul Sacrifice - (Immortal Invisible God Only Wise -hymn)

To all life Thou givest, to both great and small;
In all life Thou livest, the true life of all;
We blossom and flourish as leaves on the tree,
And wither and perish, but nought...

Fridge Connect

New fridge suddenly decides it prefers to be a freezer, Consequently a dozen cracked frozen eggs. Now, hard frozen eggs are never as table-ready as hard boiled eggs. Any quick recipe for frozen...

Soul sacrifice

http://bible.us/gal5.22-26.amp But the fruit of the [Holy] Spirit [the work which His presence within accomplishes] is love, joy (gladness), peace,...

Soul sacrifice

http://bible.us/gal6.3-5.niv If anyone thinks they are something when they are not, they deceive themselves. Each one should test their own actions....

My son's online mag

This stuff is yet new but I love the creativity behind it. Go guys !!
http://achilleshills.tumblr.com/

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Hanging out with the heavies this morning at the Government College Ibadan 85th anniversary and annual general meeting (AGM). Always a pleasure to visit annually. Picture with Hon. Justice Zai...

Some more relevant stuff they never teach you in school

Who discovered the source of the River Niger?
..... what about River Benue ?
He! he! he! I am sure you will know those ones.

Alright who discovered how to make banga soup ?...

I love my country

On such a day when you are nearly late for an urgent business appointment, and you pick up your phone to be directed , and then the Road Marshall arrests your ass for using your phone while...

Soul sacrifice

http://bible.us/psa23.4-6.amp Yes, though I walk through the [deep, sunless] valley of the shadow of death, I will fear or dread no evil, for You are...

I - an engineer

I haven't practised (Structural) Engineering in more than a decade and even so I seem to have run up a great deal of practising fees debt with the engineers' registration council.
To pay or...

The cockroaches

I have always believed that the cockroach is about the only creature in this world with no other purpose than to annoy and to destroy. But ever so often one runs into a person , who after they...

Soul sacrifice

http://bible.us/psa73.25-26.niv Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is...

Spare the rod and destroy the child

99% of the people who are most vocal against corporal punishment have never had any children of their own and have no hope to have any. I got whacked as a kid; that is why I understand that the...

Someone please tell the President

Someone please tell him I am available if he is shopping for replacement. Erm.... obviously I will need to give my present employers one day notice. Thanks

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Texas on Ebola

Dear God..... no!!
http://edition.cnn.com/2014/10/12/health/ebola/index.html

The Social Media Characteristics of Wealth - an idle observation

WEALTH does not suggest itself as your FRIEND merely because you have mutual friends. It does smile on you merely because of your vigorous COMMENTs on its STATUS. And it certainly does POKE you...

Dis one na gobe

See what I found on the internet. Dis one na gobe (ooops !)

Soul sacrifice

http://bible.us/jas3.13-17.amp Who is there among you who is wise and intelligent? Then let him by his noble living show forth his [good] works with...

Soul sacrifice

If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all...

Denge first lap completed

Two sittings of approximately three hours each estimated to completion of the first draft of my farcical short novel DENGE. I had previously reckoned a September completion but alas Money sent me...

Soul sacrifice

http://bible.us/1jn4.8-20.niv Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. ... No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another,...

Soul sacrifice

http://bible.us/1jn4.8-20.niv Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. ... No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another,...

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