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Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

“Our love is hot” for Nigerian pop singer Tiwa Savage

Love is a theme used so regularly in many Nigerian pop songs. Many of them sound alike in the ears, and I’ve learnt not to expect too much. Yet, listening to and watching Tiwa Savage’s latest music video “Ife Wa Gbona” (translates: “Our love is hot”) has kept me murmuring: indeed love is a good

Monday, October 8th, 2012

Chinua Achebe reflects on Biafra, but for whom?

It is a long time already since the Biafran War (1967-1970) to write a memoir, and it makes me wonder how affective Chinua Achebe’s narrative in The Guardian is to his audience. Achebe’s new book, There Was...

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

Makoko: This sea shall be uprooted

I Dreams brought us here and we arrived With no enthusiasm for things stirring – Currents, currencies – concurrently drift us Into adamance, but we learnt before to be. Lagos: the Nigerian coastal city is shriveled up...