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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.

THE HOUSEWIVES’ TALE (Episode 71)

Nkaiso’s husband, Donatus, is still in custody. He has been transferred to the prison, and I hear that a case is being built against him. He was denied bail at the police station, and he’s looking forward to asking the court for bail on the day of his arraignment. Nkaiso, ...

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Life Is A Game Of Thrones

Life is truly a game of thrones. The one who fights against you is actually fighting for himself. The one who fights for you is actually fighting for himself. It is all a game of control for personal benefit. Think deeper. The world is not black or white. It is ...

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The Crown, The Queen And I

The first time I ever really heard about Queen Elizabeth and the British Royalty was when Princess Diana was at the peak of her infamy. The world loved Diana, and because Diana appeared to be living a life that defied the monarchy, the world was mostly on her side, and ...

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“But Who Have I Hurt If I Were Gay?” Chude Jideonwo’s Must Read Equality Speech

A speech by Chude Jideonwo One of the tragedies of human progress is this constant tug between two stubborn binaries: progressive and conservative. People often camp in front of their worldviews, either progressive or conservative and refuse to move from thence, ensconced comfortably in a space where they believe they ...

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BRIDE PRICE – CUSTOM OR CRIME?

Today is my colleague’s traditional wedding. Two days ago, he handed a list of items demanded of him to effect the marriage. I could feel the exasperation in his voice when he said, “Bros, you don see am na. See wetin dey want make I pay.” Among the numerous items ...

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WHAT THE VOICE NIGERIA SHOULD SERIOUSLY CONSIDER

The Voice Nigeria really should adopt the elimination process used by The Voice US in the live shows. The currently running Season 13 is the first The Voice edition that I’ve followed week after week, and in the process, I learned something about its live show eliminations that both surprised ...

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The Piece about Feminism And Disliking Taylor Swift

Originally published on independent.ie Kim Kardashian and Taylor Swift’s long-running feud was reignited last week, when Kim posted a throwback photo of herself with a nude waxwork of Swift. The waxwork was created last year for a highly controversial music video of Kanye West, Kim’s husband. The record and video ...

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Harry Potter fans are not happy with JK Rowling for defending Johnny Depp

JK Rowling released a statement a few days ago regarding the casting of Johnny Depp in the movie, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. ‘Harry Potter fans had legitimate questions and concerns about our choice to continue with Johnny Depp in the role,’ she acknowledges. The issue fans had ...

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Happy Birthday

“…BIRTHDAY!” “Huh?” I am slow to respond to the cheer of my colleague. Her name is Sarah and she is a member of the Human Resource department of the company I work for. So it isn’t a shock that she is the first to wish me well. “Happy birthday!” she ...

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THE BIG WORD

Last night I was alone with her. Face to face. Beautiful her. She spoke with practiced ease, and kept using the same word “defenestrate”. She used it in sentences. She used it alone. She said it in a whisper. She said it loudly. She said it as she told me ...

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