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Religion, Ritual and Togetherness

Religion, Ritual and Togetherness
“Are you Muslim or Christian?”, she asked me right after the usual where-are-you-from and what-are-you-doing-in-Nigeria. We were eating lunch side by side at a roadside buka in Abeokuta, opposite what I would later find out was the Alake’s royal palace. The question came out…

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THE NIGERIAN POLITICIAN, THE NIGERIAN MUSICIAN

As cynical as this statement might sound, the truth entrenched in it cannot be carelessly jettisoned: you cannot separate a Nigerian politician from a Nigerian musician. Both are annoyingly similar in their exterior and interior complexities, suffer from a relentless case of chronic Logorrhea; blabbering inexorably about their meaningless one-sided…

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Who Knows The Gravediggers? 

Who Knows The Gravediggers? 
In my community there is a committee for every rite of passage. It’s how we program life, how we get through it. One day you are on the committee, the next you are in need of it.My aunt died last week. Although it was sudden and tragic, it…

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JOURNEY TO KOLUAMA
























JOURNEY TO KOLUAMA
Koluama villageis a local community in Southern Ijaw local government areaof Bayelsa State in Nigeria. The main occupation is fishing.2012 was a year I would not forget in my professional career. I packed my bag and travelled down to Bayelsa state, the Southern part of Nigeria, for a documentary…

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