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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.

Abuja Is For Jesus!

Some years ago in Abuja, I attended COZA. The service was going well. Good sermon, fantastic praise and worship – service was just perfect. So it happened that when the offering basket was going round (I had tucked in a very generous amount of my money into the envelope handed ...

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THERE IS NO SHAME IN LOVE

It has always lived in his eyes, dancing in the shadows and avoiding the light, afraid of being discovered. Yet I already knew it was there. But he didn’t know I knew. It sometimes escaped in between his words, galloping out in his sighs and laughter, then promptly disappearing, like ...

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FOR TOPE

We all called her Aunty Tope. In 2013, I rented a shop beside hers in one of the ‘modern’ markets in Lagos State. At that time, I was moving back and forth between Lagos and Abuja and needed storage for some of my things. The shop also served as a ...

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HOW GOD CREATED MILLENNIAL EARTH

Written by Sara K. Runnels and originally published on mcsweeneys.net GENESIS 1 1 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. #CreationGoals #EarthIsBae 2 Now the earth was formless and basic, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was lowkey hovering over ...

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OVER HIS DEAD BODY

My uncle was an obstinate widower. He had five daughters, whom he loved deeply, but not as much as he loved being an Edo man. He had no sons, and dreamt continually about the Edo son-in-laws he would have when his daughters got married. Each day, as his daughters grew ...

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‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’ 10 Years Later: The Good, Bad And ‘Blessings’ Of It All

Next month marks the 10-year anniversary and 14th season of one of the most successful — and candid and polarizing — reality TV shows ever: “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.” The series has made each member of the family a household name, spawned a half dozen spin-offs and documented big ...

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NNAMDI KANU IS NOT THE PROBLEM

Nnamdi Kanu is not the problem here and it amuses me that we keep railing on and on at him and his group. Kanu is a manifestation of a problem. He is filling in a lacuna, one created by years of our collective denial and dishonesty. He is what those ...

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Jude Idada on Angelina Jolie And The Movie ‘First They Killed My Father’

Yesterday at the Toronto International Film Festival, I saw a movie written and directed by Angelina Jolie – First They Killed My Father. It is an incredibly powerful and beautiful film. A film so sensitive and intimate, yet heart wrenching and provoking that it could only have been so brilliantly ...

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George R.R. Martin-Produced Series of Nnedi Okorafor’s ‘Who Fears Death’ Set At HBO

HBO is moving forward with Who Fears Death, an upcoming drama series in development that will be executive produced by author George R.R. Martin of Game of Thrones fame and former HBO President Michael Lombard. It was announced a couple of months ago that HBO was in the early stages ...

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WHAT A GIRL WANTS (Episode 2)

Now you have to understand that sexual harassment is not just an art mastered by the men folk alone. Animals have also gained mastery in that area. Lol. You don’t believe me? Okay. Get this then. I had a dog, of the Alsatian breed, Krystal. He was the most playful ...

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