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Walt Shakes(@Walt_Shakes) is an award-winning Nigerian writer, poet and veteran blogger. He is a lover of the written word. the faint whiff of nature, the flashing vista of movies, the warmth of companionship and the happy sound of laughter.

MY PREDICTIONS FOR THE 77th GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS

The Golden Globe nominations are out, and by God, the categories are looking very packed and beautiful. There are so many people I’m rooting for, and I want to try my hand at making an award prediction. Of course, these predictions are subjective. So yeah, there’s that. First of all, ...

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I AM NOT THE WHITE MAN IN A HOLLYWOOD MOVIE

It is an eruption of a racket that jerks me to wakefulness. A violent banging around of things that lasts seconds, two or three of those seconds stretching even after I’d woken up. For a few breathless moments, I lie in bed, first trying to recollect myself, to know who ...

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HUNTER’S GAME IS COMING TO THE SCREEN

Hi guys! Some of you probably remember Hunter’s Game written by Ogechi Nwobia on her blog in 2016. Well, we’ve got exciting news. Ogechi is taking Hunter’s Game to screen! Hunter’s Game is being made into a series, but for now, a pilot is set to be released and it ...

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WHO WANTS BIG D**K?

There comes a time in every parent’s life (I imagine) when (s)he is confronted by the reality that the outside world has contributed to his child’s education with knowledge he doesn’t care for. There are all these kids in my compound, grandchildren and extra grandchildren of my landlady. Families who ...

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Where Is He Now?

Against the hauntingly beautiful soundtrack of Nilu’s Are You With Me, in an episode of Grey’s Anatomy Season 14, April Kepner – the only doctor in Grey-Sloan Memorial Hospital who is a Bible-believing Christian – could be heard saying the following words: _____ “Eloi, Eloi, lama sabaachthani?” That’s what Jesus ...

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Surviving A World With People Like R. Kelly

I watched the ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ series yesterday. All six episodes of them. And I am traumatized. I dreamt about the man. I went to pee in the night twice and returned to continue dreaming about him, right into this morning. That guy is a soul snatcher. Ever wondered why ...

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I Expected Better From Brad Pitt And Angelina Jolie Than A Bitter Divorce Battle

It was supposed to be the love story of the new millennium — up there with Romeo and Juliet. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were the caring, sharing, rainbow family that was going to last forever and ever. Except they didn’t. Somewhere down the line, this relationship buckled, fractured and ...

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TRADITION AND THAT THING AROUND YOUR NECK

Many years ago, when I was still in secondary school, we were watching a Nollywood movie—my family and I. So, in the fashion most common to Nollywood movies, the girl got pregnant. To a child that has no knowledge of the science behind conception, it would have seemed as though ...

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SIX MINUTES OF INSECURITY

“Why do you feel this way?” “You think he may be competition?” “Do you think you are not good enough?” “Have you suddenly developed inferiority complex?” “Is that jealousy in you?” “Or is it that you do not want to be left…again?” These questions ran through my mind, but I ...

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Beyond The Powers of The Yoruba Demon

He called me repeatedly through the night. And I didn’t take his calls. My phone was on silent, so I didn’t hear it ringing. When I woke up, I saw the missed calls, all thirteen of them. Concern crept on me. Why would he have been calling so incessantly, this ...

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