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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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Five Powerful Opinions Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Expressed On The Daily Show Interview

As with her interview with Hillary Clinton, when I finally watched Chimamanda’s Daily Show interview with Trevor Noah, I found it very delightful. Interesting, funny even, and very, very illuminating. Say what you will about Chimamanda Adichie, but she’s not wasteful with her opinions. And the world she aspires for ...

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EVERYTHING ABOUT YAHOO FRAUD WILL KILL YOU

I was finishing up a report when he walked into my office this evening, panic clearly written on his face. He was close to tears. His strides betrayed the distraughtness that wrung his soul. The distraughtness I’d come to recognize so well. I knew exactly what was wrong as soon ...

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Generational Curses, Foundational Curses

There is no Nigerian GO, pastor, priest, prophet, reverend, bishop, MOG that has not hammered on this. Telling you your poverty or your condition is because your great, great, great, great grandfather killed a virgin, and then backing it up with biblical quotations like Exodus 34:7 and Numbers 14:18 where ...

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Questioning Ryan Murphy’s Bid To Tell The Story About Harvey Weinstein’s Victims

It has been reported that prolific showrunner Ryan Murphy is mulling over the idea of a new show about Hollywood predators, tentatively called Consent—but is this really Murphy’s story to tell? The out gay showrunner is known for his loud, lurid ideas. He’s a hit-maker, and for the last decade, ...

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The #MetGala Story We Want Hollywood To Tell

So you remember that time when Twitter generated the possible motion picture storyline starring Rihanna and Lupita Nyong’o? Well, Twitter is sure starting to take this movie pitching career seriously. While most of the Catholic world is spouting butthurt indignation about cultural appropriation over the Met Gala’s 2018 theme, Heavenly ...

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How Taylor Swift’s Ridiculous Claim Of Kim Kardashian ‘Bullying’ Her Is Exploitative

Taylor Swift wants you to know that she’s the victim here, guys. Just hours after ending her nothingburger of a feud with fellow pop star Katy Perry, the one-time country singer addressed her ongoing strife with the Kardashian West clan. In the most recent volume of what feels like a ...

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Does Beyoncé Have To Do Everything Herself Around Here?

The U.S. unemployment rate rose slightly this weekend, as whoever was supposed to be operating a fan at Beyoncé’s second Coachella performance got themselves good and fired. Here’s video of the incident, provided by a very lucky human fan: Person who was supposed to man that fan is fired. #Beychella ...

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A JUSTIFICATION FOR BITTERNESS AND REVENGE

I have jokingly called myself Pacifist-in-chief of the Federal Republic of pacifists. I want peace, I mean, why shouldn’t I? But I’m afraid that perhaps I want it too much. I am even willing to accept that my desire for peace is idealistic and I’m beginning to think unrealistic, especially ...

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