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OVER HIS DEAD BODY

My uncle was an obstinate widower. He had five daughters, whom he loved deeply, but not as much as he loved being an Edo man. He had no sons, and dreamt continually about the Edo son-in-laws he would have when his daughters got married. Each day, as his daughters grew ...

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End The Hate

My father is from Anambra State. My mother is from Taraba State. I was born in Adamawa State. I grew up in Plateau State. I schooled in Abuja and also schooled a bit in Maiduguri. I’m married to a man who is from Lagos and Edo states. Dadzie is a ...

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Chimamanda Adichie: ALL NIGERIANS MUST MATTER EQUALLY

I know the elections are way past, and the brouhaha surrounding Oba Akiola’s thoughtless remarks have died down. But I have been reading Chimamanda Adichie’s written response to the Oba, and I simply just had to share it. Most of y’all must have already read it. I’m not even sharing ...

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‘Why Can’t Nigerians Watch The Country’s Biggest Movie?’ – HOAYS Director Biyi Bandele

Half of a Yellow Sun, a movie adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie‘s bestselling novel is arguably Nigeria’s biggest production yet. It stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Thandie Newton, Genevieve Nnaji, Anika Noni Rose, Onyeka Onwenu and Zack Orji among others. Unfortunately, the Nigerian Film and Video Censors Board has halted the public ...

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GOODBYE TO THE PLACE YOU CAN NO LONGER CALL HOME

It is a hot day, the day you said goodbye to the place you can no longer call home. The earth is baking under a fierce sun. The air is laden with moisture. Everything looks limp, wilted, as weary as you feel. The bus is stuck in the traffic, a ...

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