MrBeast is not the Problem, African Leaders are

YouTube sensation, MrBeast, often ruffles feathers every time he posts videos of his philanthropy. Whether it’s paying for medical procedures for people who cannot afford…
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The Default Irrationalising of ‘Yahoo of the Gaps’ for Young Men

I live in a country where my mere existence as a young man attracts a stereotype from the police and other uniformed personnel. I have…
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Victor Osimhen vs. Napoli: A Case Study in Selective Outrage & Cognitive Dissonance

A few days ago, I came across a video on X, formerly Twitter. The caption described it as a racist TikTok video posted by Italian…
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Why Peter Obi Must Condemn IPOB

The prospects of an Igbo presidency have always been met with sceptic pessimism. Sometimes, it’s hard to argue when doubters present facts based on the…
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Sokoto Blasphemy: We Need to Decide if Nigeria is a Democracy or Fascist Theocracy

Maybe I’m just a nostalgist who romanticizes his childhood. But I do not recall religion being this extreme growing up in the 90s. I heard…
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Nigerian First ladies - Oluremi Tinubu, Aisha Buhari, Patience Jonathan

Let’s Revisit the Debate on the Role of Nigeria’s First Lady

On the first of June, three days after Bola Ahmed Tinubu was sworn-in as president, social media did not take very kindly to a viral…
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Tinubu signs student loan bill into law

Student Loan or Loan Shark?

I’ve had just one experience with loans. It’s something I look back at with awe and dread. You know one of those how-did-I-survive-that experiences. It…
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An Epilogue on Buhari’s Achievements

It’s difficult to defend Buhari, whether as an ardent fan or spectator. How he quickly morphed from a celebrated disruptor in the watershed 2015 general…
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Emdee Tiamiyu Spoke the Uncomfortable Truth About Japa

Thumbing through Instagram yesterday, I came across a post from Instablog 9ja, a popular entertainment account known for tabloid sensationalism. The first slide of the…
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Banning International Transactions on Naira Cards has Fuelled the Bureau De Change Industrial Complex

Perhaps there’s no greater evidence of how the US dollar signals socioeconomic status than the frequency with which it appears in Afrobeats lyrics and videos.…
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