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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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LAGOS DIARIES XXX

The proliferation of tatafo and amebo aboundeth in life, long past the school study halls. – The Songs Of Humanity, Chapter 5 Verse 16b. I was studying this rare, never-before-seen chapter that King James and his fellow scribes discarded from the Bible and stumbled into that line. And, by God, ...

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LAGOS DIARIES XXVII

Being a Good Samaritan can be an exhausting, thankless task, and yet, sometimes, be something that you wouldn’t be comfortable not doing. It’s especially more exasperating when the person Fate has thrust on you to babysit is a pampered JJC transitioning from Abuja to Lagos. I was on my way ...

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FROZEN

FOREWORD: Remember that friend of mine, Amara, who has a novel, Black Sparkle, which she debuted on Ankara Press? Remember how I raved about her work of fiction originally published on the blog, ideaniverse.me, which was the beginning of our acquaintanceship? Well, I asked for the necessary permissions, and now, ...

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EKO

They call it a jungle… I agree. Concrete trees blot out the sun Pocked boles block out the dawn Climbing people, a noisy lot Shaky roots and metal top. Lines snake between the trees Skies cry…these paths slide free Crevices aside, filthy rank moisture Where ‘squitoes find sluggish succor. Fierce ...

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LAGOS DIARIES XXVI

Today’s Lagos Diaries episode is a simple picture, the one below. LMAO! I can’t deal. I just can’t.

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FBI Is Thinking… (Episode 3)

Lagos. I will never forget the first time I went to Lagos. I have heard so much about the city: the good, the bad, the ugly and the scary; and when the opportunity came for me to visit Lagos, I couldn’t believe it. I was beside myself with joy, seized ...

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