Yahoo of the gaps

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 napoli

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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Emdee Tiamiyu BBC interview

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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OAU student. Okoli Ahinze killed by angry students

Okoli Ahinze: OAU as Citadel of Shishi

Last week, Okoli Ahinze, a 500-level Civil Engineering student at Obafemi Awolowo University, my alma mata, was beaten to death by a mob of students.…
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homophobia in Africa

A Nuanced Understanding of Homophobia in Africa

Two weeks ago, the Ugandan parliament passed one of the harshest anti-LGBTQI laws in the world. And almost immediately, Karine Jean-Pierre, the White House press…
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Burna Boy and Fela

Burna Boy’s Lame Imitation of Fela’s Activism

Bearing zoot in one hand and a microphone in the other, Fela would gyrate about the stage, performing lengthy songs in those peculiar sounds that have come…
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Soji Olaniyi

Soji Olaniyi: An Icon of Fatherly Imperative

I struggled in deciding whether or not to write this. For many reasons. For one, I do not like making others feel sorry for me.…
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New Naira Notes

Nigerians are not Good People

Over and over, circumstances have proven that the everyday Nigerian has Machiavellian tendencies. He is an opportunist and he manipulates others to get what he…
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