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Africa Calls For Me

Africa Calls For Me
I was not born in Nigeria. But, I lived there for all my adolescent years, and I spent a good part of that time trying to leave. What I do not get now is why.It is common for many African children, and children in other post-colonial countries, to view…

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Oyo Tattoo Inc

Oyo Tattoo Inc
Two of the world’s biggest religions are not exactly in support of tattoos for various reasons. That is not why we are here. Their reasons make sense according to the adherents of both faiths. I’m sorry, that is not why we are here.Well, if religions…

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 Keni Mani Explained Through GSM.

 Keni Mani Explained Through GSM.
Many movies and cultures have villains and for the Yoruba culture, the ultimate villain or bad guy is what is locally referred to as “keni mani”. I do not know of a word to translate it but it generally means someone who has something and does not want…

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Handling Nigeria’s stereotypes

Handling Nigeria’s stereotypes
It was one of those days where I had to make a choice between two types of commercial vehicles to board: the 14-seater danfo or the 27-seater LT buses that normally run the Oshodi/Mile2/CMS route. Not an easy choice on any given day considering the notoriety of both…

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