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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.

‘I Am HIV Positive And Happy.’ – Binyavanga Wainaina

Yesterday, December 1, was World AIDS Day, and so, all around the world, there was a great focus on the conversation surrounding HIV/AIDS. Part of that conversation was stirred on twitter when Kenyan author, Binyavanga Wainaina, tweeted his HIV status. ‘I am HIV Positive and happy,’ he tweeted, prompting a ...

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President Obama Issues Final ‘World AIDS Day’ Proclamation

President Obama has issued his final proclamation for World AIDS Day. Check on it below: WORLD AIDS DAY, 2016 – – – – – – – BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Thirty-five years ago the first documented cases of AIDS brought about an era ...

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In Commemoration of World AIDS Day, US Donates $400m, Urges Nigerian Government To Invest In Health

In the spirit of the celebration of the World Aids Day, the United States on November 30 advised the Nigerian government to get committed to providing quality healthcare services to its people. The U.S Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Stuart Symington, said this while addressing Newsmen and Stakeholders at the embassy. ...

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THE HUSTLE OF A RAINBOW (Episode 5)

Let me tell you about Simi now. Simi was the first girl to break my heart. I can’t even make up a pseudonym for her, that’s how much she hurt me. Oyesimisola is her name. She is as beautiful as a light summer rain in London. But she was no ...

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The Biggest Myths About HIV and AIDS Busted

The myths around HIV and AIDS pose a huge danger to our health, and they spread as fast as the virus itself. Chances are you will find some surprises in what follows: Myth: You Can Only Protect Yourself From Getting HIV By Wearing A Condom. Busted: This was true until ...

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Slowly…

Slowly, Our flame dwindled to embers Slowly Our embers became cold ash. Slowly, The love songs became mute, Slowly Hummed by lips of singing shadows bitter silence of another cold night Slowly, You became a familiar stranger Slowly, Transforming from the one that I knew to someone that I don’t. ...

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THE HUSTLE OF A RAINBOW (Episode 4)

As a member of the LGBTQIA – and all the other orishirishi (all sorts of) letters – community, if you are out even to a few people, you’ll be asked these two questions: When did you turn gay? And how did you turn gay? It also comes in other forms ...

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Previously On Facebook IV

Hopefully, the entire movie production surrounding this book will be done right.

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When It Comes To Love…

When it comes to love We have no say, no sense of mind There are no straight lines No rules No laid down guidelines We just love Many times without being loved in return We can’t help it Fools in love Isn’t that our slogan? We don’t think for once ...

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Kanye West goes on another meltdown over Beyoncé and Jay Z, Fans react on twitter

Concern is growing for the mental well-being of Kanye West after the rapper went on his most unhinged rant yet on stage in Sacramento on the night of November 19. Fans who turned out to see the rapper in concert Saturday night in Sacramento got an earful but, unfortunately, it ...

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