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WALKING AWAY (The B.O. Okoji Experiences: Episode 12)

The grass always seems greener on the other side of the lawn. It never usually is. It’s just a trick of the sunlight, most of the time. As a lawyer in my firm, I was hewn to be a hustler. I had worked and ‘waka-ed’ Vitamins A to Z in ...

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CHRONICLES OF THE TOUCHED: Golden Will

“Stand still, let me knot your tie,” I whisper to my five-year-old nephew, as I wind the swath of black silk into an intricate knot. Thankfully, he obliges and stops fidgeting, which is in itself a rare occurrence. Teddy is not usually so pliant, and on a good day, I’d ...

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Who Am I?

Who am I? Just three words. But it’s proven to be one of the most difficult questions to answer. It goes beyond your name or physical description. It entails a series of other questions. Questions like: Why was I born? How did I get here? What’s my purpose and goal? ...

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‘How To Get Away With Murder’ Takes On The Issue Of Gender Stereotypes

Hit TV series, How to Get Away with Murder, has never shied away from addressing weighty topics. And the 13th episode, Mama’s Here Now, was no exception, as HTGAWM took on the way ingrained ideas about gender can be used to justify acts of sexual violence – and silence victims. ...

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Chimamanda Adichie: ‘Mornings are dark, and I lie in bed, wrapped in fatigue. I cry often…’

‘I want to say that I am a strong Igbo woman, a strong Nigerian woman, a strong African woman, and we don’t do depression.’ – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Sometimes it begins with a pimple. A large shiny spot appears on my forehead. Or it begins with a feeling of heaviness, ...

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NEW YEAR THOUGHTS

Waaoh! – Nigerian version of Wow! It’s already twenty five days into the New Year. Time flies, surely. When a New Year dawns, we usher it in with pomp and pageantry, our hearts bursting at the seams with the hope that it will bring the joys that were elusive and ...

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Yaky Ink-spired: KILL THEORY, MY TAKE

I saw a movie once, Kill Theory is the name, and I can tell you the movie had a sobering effect on me. Plot: A guy goes on a climbing trip with his girlfriend and close friends (read BFFs) and they meet with a misfortune. After an accident leaves all ...

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STOP THAT NEW YEAR RESOLUTION!

To be honest, 2014 was a rough year for me, I am sure I am not alone with this. Thankfully, I did manage to improve on several areas of my life that helped create a more prosperous outlook for 2015. The truth is before you can shine, you have to ...

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The Things They Say: 214

It’s been five days since Kenny Badmus ‘broke the internet’ with his coming out post on Facebook. And in that time, there have been both love and hate reactions from different people with access to the internet. The brand expert has acknowledged them all and had something to say to ...

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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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