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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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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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Who Killed Mr. Edom? (Suspect 3)

SUSPECT THREE: Raliyat stepped into a room and owned it. Bamshak was in awe. In the Students’ Affairs Office, Raliyat commandeered an empty office used as storage space for students’ logbooks and both police officers stood on either side of the phone as ringing filled the room. “Hallo!” Mrs Atete’s ...

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Who Killed Mr. Edom? (Suspect 2)

SUSPECT TWO: The name of the security officer who had found the murder victim was Halima, and the first impression Raliyat had of her was she had poor personal hygiene. Her dress was rumpled and unwashed, the pashmina around her neck was browner than it was black, and she had ...

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Who Killed Mr. Edom?

SUSPECT ONE: Mr. Edom stumbled through the night, so drunk he could almost hear the eleven bottles of Star lager he’d downed swishing in his belly. He had just been dropped off at N Hostel by a law student he’d been with to Daka Tsalle – one of the very ...

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THE EXISTENCE OF FUNKE BROWN (Episode Two)

The Merriam Webster dictionary defines love as a feeling of strong or constant affection for a person. While I agree with this definition, a part of me can’t help but think it’s impossible for it to be constant. I mean, if love is constant, then why do people who love ...

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THE EXISTENCE OF FUNKE BROWN

LIFE! The oxford dictionary basically defines life as the period between the birth and death of a living thing. I don’t agree with this. Sure, the bosses at Oxford got it right, but I prefer to think of life as two aspects of human existence – what you get and ...

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DOWN LOW (EPISODE 10)

Previously on DOWN-LOW… * “I know you are judging me right now…” Martin whispered, after relaying the details of the night before to Siji. “I am not judging you,” Siji said, his lips pursed and his gaze narrowed. “Then what’s with the look on your face?” Martin asked. Siji sighed and ...

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BOOK REVIEW: After They Left

In this debut novel, Edify Yakusak establishes herself as a word artist, painting her story with a wide brush of vivid descriptions. The city of Jos comes alive on the pages of this book as she takes us through a tale of sorrow, pain, anguish and despair. She chronicles the ...

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How We Followed The Brangelina Saga

DISCLAIMER: The following is not to be taken seriously. Things have obviously been exaggerated for comical effect. IT’S ALL BANTZ. We will not be held responsible for whatever offense you take if you carry on reading.  Once upon a time, there lived a powerful Hollywood couple. Their names were ...

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