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Walt Shakes(@Walt_Shakes) is an award-winning Nigerian writer, poet and veteran blogger. He is a lover of the written word. the faint whiff of nature, the flashing vista of movies, the warmth of companionship and the happy sound of laughter.

Jude Idada on Angelina Jolie And The Movie ‘First They Killed My Father’

Yesterday at the Toronto International Film Festival, I saw a movie written and directed by Angelina Jolie – First They Killed My Father. It is an incredibly powerful and beautiful film. A film so sensitive and intimate, yet heart wrenching and provoking that it could only have been so brilliantly ...

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George R.R. Martin-Produced Series of Nnedi Okorafor’s ‘Who Fears Death’ Set At HBO

HBO is moving forward with Who Fears Death, an upcoming drama series in development that will be executive produced by author George R.R. Martin of Game of Thrones fame and former HBO President Michael Lombard. It was announced a couple of months ago that HBO was in the early stages ...

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WHAT A GIRL WANTS (Episode 2)

Now you have to understand that sexual harassment is not just an art mastered by the men folk alone. Animals have also gained mastery in that area. Lol. You don’t believe me? Okay. Get this then. I had a dog, of the Alsatian breed, Krystal. He was the most playful ...

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THE NIGERIAN ARMY: SO MANY HUMANS, SO LITTLE HUMANITY

I just watched a horrible video capturing the humiliation of some alleged IPOB members by members of the Nigerian army. Inasmuch as the video is appalling and showed soldiers of the Nigerian army meting out inhuman punishments in their (usual) invidious selves, the video should surprise Nigerians little. It cannot ...

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The Things They Say…About Being True To Yourself

“When I see people living fully who they are, who are honestly who they are, who believe what they believe and stand by it, I know that that’s right. “And when I see people who are trying to be something they’re not, or not speaking their whole truth, I feel ...

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“I don’t need to be liked.” Angelina Jolie reflects on her public image and divorce as she talks about her children being her ‘best friends’

She’s been surrounded by her six children amid her messy divorce from Brad Pitt. And Angelina Jolie has revealed that her brood are the best friends she could ever ask for in a candid interview with the New York Times. The 42-year-old single mother reflected on the hardships she has ...

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TWO WIDOWS AND A HUSBAND

No matter what they said, he would not hear of it. His mind was made up, this Uncle of mine. He was tall and broad-shouldered with a voice that boomed. I can never remember a time when his head wasn’t shaved smooth. His wife was actually my blood relation, not ...

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MY SISTER AND THE DRAGON (Episode 4)

Previously on MY SISTER AND THE DRAGON… * The King in the North rose, heavily clad and draped with his usual leather and furs. “This isn’t about living in harmony. This is about living,” his deep voice boomed across the pit as he walked to face Cersei. “The same thing is ...

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Here is why Sharon Osbourne’s comments about Kim Kardashian’s nude selfies are so problematic

If you follow celebrity news, then you’ve probably already heard about Sharon Osbourne’s recent (and questionable) criticism of Kim Kardashian. For those just catching up, here are the basics: In a recent interview with The Telegraph, The Talk co-host slammed Kim for some of the revealing pictures she posts online. ...

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I Sometimes Wonder About Love

I sometimes wonder about love… Not the physical kind that flutters away with a warm, passionate night. The other kind… That deep rush of emotions that sates you and then overwhelms you, that makes you more alive than you’ve ever been, all the while threatening to kill you if it’s ...

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