SANWO IGBE E

SANWO IGBE E

I habitually chuckle each time I see Sanwo-Olu’s campaign poster while driving through 3rd Mainland Bridge in Lagos. The name triggers flurry of emotions and bittersweet memories experienced by a very young reporter in a…

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EKO AKETE

EKO AKETE

Ekó Ákètè, ilu ógbón, àromisá légbélégbé, the corporate headquarters of the happiest people on earth, and a home to the 20 million álàyé hustlers and the waka-pass. Someone said if Lagos were a person, he…

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ONE CHANCE

ONE CHANCE

Some were seated in the first class cabin and probably arrogant about it. Some were going on a trip to seal a billion-dollar deal. Some already built a mega business empire across different continents. Some…

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Gbe Bodi E

Gbe Bodi E

Few weeks ago, I was driving on Apapa-Oshodi expressway and stopped briefly under the Ilasamaja Bridge to pick a call. Suddenly, a Danfo bus pulled up beside me, the bus conductor jumped out and landed…

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THE LAGOS ANGELS (PART 2)

THE LAGOS ANGELS (PART 2)

Another encounter with an angel occurred in June 2018. The day a petrol tanker exploded into fireballs on Otedola Bridge around Alausa-Ikeja Lagos, and triggered one of the worst traffic situations in the history of…

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THE LAGOS ANGELS (PART 1)

THE LAGOS ANGELS (PART 1)

Twice in my life, I have seen angels. And on both occasions, they came directly from The Godfather to pull me out of serious jagbajantis. Interestingly, these angels were not in any celestial or white…

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LA-LA-LE SUNDAY

LA-LA-LE SUNDAY

I have been nocturnal for as long as I know myself. My energy level rises at night and I become strangely creative. The night pumps some adrenaline into my blood, blows up my sugar level…

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I REMEMBER

I REMEMBER

Today, I remember my childhood.. Growing up with my Granma in a little village called Ogbe. My dad had recently died and Mom lost it psychologically, so she hastily went back to school for a…

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Razz Is The New Cool

Razz Is The New Cool

It was a sunny Tuesday in Lagos, the temperature hitting over 40˚C, everywhere was steamy hot. I was driving to Ketu-Mile 12 area, sweating like an Agege goat that just escaped slaughter. My destination was…

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They’re back! Kennedy Darling, named to return to

They’re back! Kennedy Darling, named to return to

Black farmers in the US’s South— faced with continued failure their efforts to run successful farms their launched a lawsuit claiming that “white racism” is to blame for their inability to the produce crop yields and on……

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