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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.

Compound Matters (EPISODE I)

The cock crowed, signaling the dawn of another day. I stretched out on my mattress, glad to be alive, yet reluctant to wake up. Five more minutes, I said to myself. Five turned to twenty.  Today was going to be a busy day and I was not looking forward to ...

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Ije: The Journey to hit DVD soon!

“Finally!” was what I first hollered when I heard that Ije was coming out on DVD. Considering how much of a fan I am of the movie, it is surprising that I wasn’t among the masses that thronged to the cinemas to watch it when it was released last year. ...

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Some Hollywood Music Stars: Then and Now

Before all the pomp and glitter, before the hit tracks and electrifying stage presence, before the public baying their names and the photogs flashing their lenses in their faces, these music stars were once cutesy teenagers and adorable kids who may or may not have known how bright their stars ...

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Double standards

Against Ladies: An unmarried guy at 30 = (No rush, there’s still time); An unmarried girl at 30 = (What the hell is wrong with her…) A guy who sleeps around = (Congrats! He’s da man); A girl who sleeps around = (Mscheew! What a whore!) A polygamous man = ...

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Jesus Is NOT Coming Soon

It was 6.00 in the evening. The program on T.V was captivating and it was the most interesting series ever to grace the screen. I half lay and half sat on the couch, making loops with the smoke from my half smoked Cuban cigar. Sipping my glass of cold Amarula. ...

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In the spirit of clearing the air, Stella Damasus Speaks Out: “I Have Not Joined the Bandwagon of Movie Stars in Music.”

In recent times, some of Nigeria’s most renowned movie stars including Tonto Dike, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Steph-Nora Okeke-Falana, Genevieve Nnaji, Jim Iyke, Nkem Owoh and Patience Ozokwor, have delved into the Nigerian music industry. One of Nigeria’s big screen sweethearts, Stella Damasus, who is also involved in music, has officially released ...

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Keri Hilson In Nigeria

First, it was the Williams sisters, and a while before that, it was Rick Ross, coming here to shoot a video. Whoever said the world is a global village sure knew what he was saying, seeing as the margins between nations keep shrinking. Back to the point, the R&B singer, ...

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Wow. Talk about sexual…er…celebrity harrassment

Out of control fans!!! Rihanna getting molested by a crazed fan who is determined to take a picture with her. On one hand, I think Riri should have karate-chopped the girl in her neck. On the other hand, wouldn’t it have just been easier for Riri to have TAKEN THE ...

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Life’s Too Short

10th grade As I sat there in English class, I stared at the girl next to me. She was my so called “best friend”. I stared at her long, silky hair, and wished she was mine. But she didn’t notice me like that, and I knew it. After class, she ...

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Obama is president…and Americans are offing themselves. Tsk tsk…

Henry Hamilton, an American from Florida, was found dead shortly after the US election day, with the words ‘Fuck Obama!’ written on his will and two empty prescription bottles near his body. He had warned his partner weeks ago that if Obama got reelected, he wouldn’t be around. And it ...

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