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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.

A Book About Queer People Is Coming From Cassava Republic, And It’s Called “SHE CALLED ME WOMAN: NIGERIA’S QUEER WOMEN SPEAK”

‘These true stories are beautifully told, the pain and honesty and hope and joy in these accounts is strong like a song.’ – Stella Duffy Cassava Republic Press is proud to reveal the cover for She Called Me Woman: Nigeria’s Queer Women Speak, a ground-breaking collection of 25 first-hand narratives ...

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KINDRED SPIRITS

You know how sometimes you lock yourself up, turn off the lights and shut the blinds because you’re trying to hide the cracks? You know how some days you wake up with a loud hiss because you keep wondering what the hell you’re doing with your life? You know how ...

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THE HUSTLE OF A RAINBOW (Episode 9)

The last time you heard from me, I was in a relationship with Cici, happily in love and all. That was in faraway February. It was just another February past and I’m in a different relationship. I should fill you in on what happened shey? Oya grab your popcorn and ...

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#HowIResist Campaign 2

It is time to look inwards into the deplorable mess of cultural, religious and legal restrictions that we have tired ourselves in and open our hearts, minds and spirits to the joy, progress and advancement that truly equitable and fair laws can bring to a thirsty nation. That is not ...

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ALL SHE DID WAS LOOK LIKE A GUY!

As a Nigerian, I should not be shocked by some of the stories I hear. But on that day, when a good friend of mine shared with me an ordeal she went through some days back on account of her physical disposition, a sensitive chord was struck in me. I ...

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#HowIResist: A Campaign Dedicated to the Voices and Visibility of the Nigerian LGBT

In a collaborative effort, a number of LGBT young Nigerians came together to lend their voices to a campaign engineered to provide visibility to the Nigerian LGBT community. They are young professionals. They are people in relationships. They are individuals with struggles. They love. They live. And every day of ...

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A Timeline of Kim Cattrall and Sarah Jessica Parker’s feud as the ‘Sex And The City’ star lashes out at co-star following brother’s death

Kim Cattrall has hit out at Sarah Jessica Parker after her former co-star reached out after the death of Kim’s brother. Kim’s brother Chris passed away after going missing in Canada, with fans and friends offering their condolences. Sarah Jessica Parker was among these people, commenting on Kim’s Instagram: ‘Dearest ...

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Behold: The Reality Of Blue Ivy

In case you missed it, the Grammys were on last Monday. The award show is not so much about recognising talent, as recognising glamour, and then bowing down accordingly. Case in point: super power couple, Beyoncé Knowles Carter and her husband, Sean, also known as Jay Z. In 2017, it ...

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THE DADDY DIARIES (Entry 20)

“Having one child makes you a parent; having two makes you a referee.” – David Frost We are proud parents of another baby. This is old news really, not like people didn’t already know, but you know as it is in Nigeria, you’ve got to keep the pregnancy a secret ...

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“No one is going to believe me,” the woman who photobombed Beyoncé talks about her encounter with the singer

While visiting New York City this past weekend, a Shrewsbury resident ran into a famous face who she couldn’t place – a tall, thin man walking through the hallway of the Sheraton New York Times Square hotel. “‘You look familiar,’” Susan Monaghan told the Boston Globe she asked the man, ...

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