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LAGOS DIARIES XXXVII

When you have lived in Lagos long enough to be bruised by those ugly aspects they don’t include in the commercials that tout the city as the Centre of Excellence, there is a great possibility you’d have acquired battle scars along the way – scars that come in the form ...

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Charlie Sheen says there are other Hollywood stars who are HIV-positive but keeping it secret

Charlie Sheen says he knows of other Hollywood actors who are secretly living with HIV. The former Two and a Half Men star opened up about his HIV status last year, in a bid to end a “cycle” of blackmail, extortion and tabloid rumours. The actor said he had paid ...

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BOOK REVIEW: The Carnivorous City

When Igoni Barret wrote BlackAss, he set the bar high for any writer looking to depict the city of Lagos in a story. In BlackAss, Lagos throbbed, hummed and sparkled in every line you read. The story about the Lagosian who woke up one morning and found himself wearing a ...

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie refuses to apologise for trans women comments

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has said she has nothing to apologise for over her remarks about trans women, and that she has always thought trans women are women. Speaking on Channel 4 news earlier this month, Adichie was asked if “trans women are women,” and responded: “…trans women are trans women.” ...

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DOWN LOW (EPISODE 11)

Previously on Down-Low… * Ronke stared at her cousin Amina, her heart heavy with sympathy, her tongue weighed down with millions of comforting words to ease the pain Amina was undoubtedly feeling as she sat across from her in Ronke’s living room, sullenly glaring at a blank space on the ...

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SOMEBODY GO PAY

Sometimes I can’t believe some Nigerians. Especially the ones in uniform. I cannot believe the audacity, the privilege these Nigerians exert over other people’s hustle. So, minutes ago, I was at Oshodi waiting for the bus that would go my way. A few metres away from me was this woman ...

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Clarifies

On her Facebook page this morning, Chimamanda attempted a clarification of her remarks that set off a controversy on transgender issues over the weekend. Read and share your thought: Because I have been the subject of much hostility for standing up for LGBTQ rights in Nigeria, I found myself being ...

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Fashion Police: The 2017 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards

Hello boys and girls, the AMVCAs was held just last weekend and your boy has been busy reviewing photos from the event, trying to see what I missed from watching the show.  So I have compiled the SLAY, NO WAY and the JUST PASS. Feel free to disagree with me ...

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Draws Heat For Her Comments About Trans Women

Feminist author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has found herself at the center of a controversy over gender identity after comments she made about transgender women during an interview, which can be viewed in the clip below, recently went viral. Speaking earlier this week with the U.K.’s Channel 4, Adichie, who is ...

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Together we sat Under a leaking roof Misery, I and a broken heart * Two moons and a quarter Through the clanging of bells And the period of the sleigh We sat Quietly And the world watched While it raged outside, within And my heart bled out Slowly * Then ...

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