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How Bridgerton Became My Most Favorite Show Of 2020

I just want to preface this review by saying: “Dear Future Husband, if our honeymoon isn’t going to have all the sex that Simon and Daphne were having in Bridgerton after their wedding, then don’t bother proposing.” Because, WTF! Those two were fucking everywhere – during picnics, in the rain, ...

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A Story About The Nigerian Police Brutality

Below is a story of terror and sadness, of the Nigerian Police and the power they wield over the average Nigerians. Below is a story of an experience Jude Idada had on a night in Lagos. * They stopped me. These men, dressed in black T-shirts, some with jackets on, ...

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Understanding Shylock’s Hatred In ‘The Merchant of Venice’

Oftentimes, whenever the story breaks of another (straight) woman lamenting her discovery that her husband is gay, I hear gay men say things like: “Well, that’s what you deserve, for being part of a society that has refused to let us live.” Recently re-watching the 2004 movie adaptation of The ...

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TORMENTS AND PLEASURES

You know what they say about the past? They say let it go and forgive yourself. But there is nothing in this past that seems like there is a need for forgiveness. I’d rather live it all over again. I used to know a Sam. Sam had that smile that ...

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The Trauma From A Given Sunday

The last time that I went to church, because I wanted to, and not because I was attending some friend’s Thanksgiving or going at the behest of a friend, was in 2014. The Sunday after that Tuesday (January 14) that the Same-sex Marriage Prohibition bill was signed into law. To ...

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I AM NOT THE WHITE MAN IN A HOLLYWOOD MOVIE

It is an eruption of a racket that jerks me to wakefulness. A violent banging around of things that lasts seconds, two or three of those seconds stretching even after I’d woken up. For a few breathless moments, I lie in bed, first trying to recollect myself, to know who ...

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WHO WANTS BIG D**K?

There comes a time in every parent’s life (I imagine) when (s)he is confronted by the reality that the outside world has contributed to his child’s education with knowledge he doesn’t care for. There are all these kids in my compound, grandchildren and extra grandchildren of my landlady. Families who ...

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Where Is He Now?

Against the hauntingly beautiful soundtrack of Nilu’s Are You With Me, in an episode of Grey’s Anatomy Season 14, April Kepner – the only doctor in Grey-Sloan Memorial Hospital who is a Bible-believing Christian – could be heard saying the following words: _____ “Eloi, Eloi, lama sabaachthani?” That’s what Jesus ...

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Beyond The Powers of The Yoruba Demon

He called me repeatedly through the night. And I didn’t take his calls. My phone was on silent, so I didn’t hear it ringing. When I woke up, I saw the missed calls, all thirteen of them. Concern crept on me. Why would he have been calling so incessantly, this ...

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The Conscienceless Nigerian

And we spoke. Lowly me. And him, the scion of a nouveau riche family in Nigeria. “I was supposed to hit Naija yesterday but had to postpone it until next week.” “Why?” “I forgot to take my anti-malaria treatment and popsie insisted I take it before I come.” “Really? Me, ...

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