20.10.2020. The day Nigerians at home and abroad watched helplessly as the blood of its youths was shed by the government supposed to protect them. The day the rickety, ineffective government officially crossed the line from incompetence to shameless brutality. The day they thought they had managed to snuff life out of the New Nigeria … Continue reading The Long Walk to Freedom
One of my all-time favourite poems is Niyi Osundare’s ‘Not my Business.’ I know poetry can appear dry and extremely abstract but I think this piece by Osundare is an exception. Have a read: They picked Akanni up one morningBeat him soft like clayAnd stuffed him down the bellyOf a waiting jeep.What business of mine … Continue reading Put your yam down and ask questions.
Reflecting on the tragic passing of Chadwick Boseman and watching the many YouTube videos of him speaking or others speaking about him, the one thread that stood out to me was just how much people were impacted by his role as King T'challa in Marvel's Black Panther. Personally, I didn't enjoy the movie - I … Continue reading On heroes and nobility: a tribute to Chadwick Boseman
If you clicked on this hoping for a 5 minutes church/pastor bashing session, I'm very happy to disappoint you. When the phrase spiritual blackmail comes up, it's easy to swivel our necks around the church hall looking at others and not ourselves. I've been a Christian for a few years now and I think I … Continue reading Say ‘NO’ to spiritual blackmail
What do you do when a change of guard looms and you are staring down the barrel of an unknown future? The book of Deuteronomy is sort of Moses’ last counselling session with the nation of Israel. He had led them for forty years and they were now on the verge of Jordan; Canaan was … Continue reading Transition in 3D