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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.

MEN WILL NOT ALWAYS BE MEN

I was having a conversation with a few friends about sexual harassment, sexual violation, the rape culture and issues of abuse. We talked about cat-calling and those unwarranted touches that start at very tender ages especially for the girl child, and a young man who was there with us said, ...

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THAT ONE NA FIGHT?

“Shey your mouth don dey big pass your head abi? Na me you dey talk to like that?” “Say who you be? Wetin you fit do? Abeg gettout joor!” The brawl was a typical scenario on Boderin Street. Pedestrian traffic slowed down to watch halitosis-laden oral missiles fly between Braimoh ...

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The Offshore Diaries (Entry 4)

Life here reads like Ecclesiastes 3 in the bible. There’s a time for everything. A time to come onboard and a time to go home. A time to come on shift and a time to close. A time to eat and a time to sleep. A time for tea breaks ...

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ON PAEDOPHILIA AND RELATED MATTERS

“I tell you, if you need a girl who hasn’t yet been corrupted by the ‘runs girl’ mentality, you will have to keep an eye on senior secondary school girls. Once the girl you like finishes WASSCE and NECO exams, propose to her. These young ones are very loyal and ...

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Feud: Bette And Joan – They Really Could Have Been Friends

Joan Crawford: “Bette, here’s what I really hope from this picture when all is said and done. I hope I’ve made a new friend.” Bette Davis: “Me too.” This was the exchange between two great Hollywood actresses on the first day of the one film they were only ever going ...

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THINKING ABOUT RELIGION: The Question Of The Eden Tree

Dear Kunle, Three days ago, from the balcony of my house, I watched a little girl strolling down the street. She was thin and dark-skinned and wore a pink long-sleeved shirt over blue jeans, both shaggy. Her head of black hair swayed as she walked. Perhaps her mother had sent ...

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THE PROBLEM WE HAVE WITH UNDERSTANDING SEX

There is something fundamentally wrong – and using the word ‘wrong’ here doesn’t even describe it – but yes, there is something so deeply wrong with the way we groom both girls and boys to initiate/see sex. I followed a thread on twitter recently and it was sad to see ...

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The Offshore Diaries (Entry 3)

Getting out here is usually by one of two means. Boat rides or helicopters. Helicopters are majorly used for those of us who are drilling deep sea except the location is really close to shore. “Where exactly are you guys?” some ask – to which I reply, “Middle of nowhere.” ...

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Lady Gaga Gives Fans First Look At ‘A Star Is Born’

Lady Gaga has released the first image from the remake of A Star is Born. The singer took to Instagram to reveal the promotional picture of her and Bradley Cooper. The film was announced last year when the singer revealed on Twitter that she’d be starring in the film with ...

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DOWN LOW (EPISODE 12)

Previously on Down Low… * Martin woke with a start to find Ayo regarding him with an unreadable expression from his perch on an armchair across from the L-shaped couch in Siji and Ayo’s living room that had served as Martin’s bed for the night. Martin stared at Ayo immobile, ...

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