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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Peter Obi Ipob

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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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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Buhari's achievements

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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Ekweremadu's imprisonment

Ekweremadu’s Imprisonment and Failure of the Big Man Syndrome

Ours is a society where money answereth all things; a society where no one is immune to what I call the big man syndrome. It…
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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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Prophet Ayodele 2023 prophecies

2023 Election Prophecies are Snake Oil

Unlike generic new year prophecies, most of these prophets have been exposed for their failed election-related prophecies. In an article published in the Nation on…
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Muhammadu Buhari's failure

A Nomological Network of Cumulative Evidence of Buhari’s Failure

This article was first published in Punch Newspapers on the 27th of July, 2022
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