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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.

THE OTHER SIDE OF HEALING

Growing up, some of us had things we kept in locked boxes. Things we pushed far away into the darkest parts of our minds. Hoping they’d never see the light. Some of us never healed from them. We still have trust issues. Some of us never talked about them. I ...

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Eleven Ways To Love Yourself More This New Year

1. Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself: It’s really easy to focus on your flaws, imperfections, pimples, and other things you hate about yourself. But harping so much on negative traits never got anybody anywhere. This year, try not to be so hard on yourself. Accept yourself the way you ...

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Happy New Year!

A fresh new year is once again upon us. A brand new year to start afresh, to start strong, and yet another chance to do everything we want to do this year. It is our hope that our stories will change this year, more of our dreams will come true, ...

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THE HUSTLE OF A RAINBOW (Episode 7)

Have you ever been in love a second time? Have you ever been overwhelmed by a crushing feeling of affection towards someone? Have you ever just wanted to spend eternity looking into someone’s eyes? Have you ever seen eyes that hold galaxies – eyes that unraveled all of time and ...

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Merry Christmas with Love from MyMindSnaps

Christmas is the season for peace, joy and fellowship with family and friends. May the yuletide spirit fill your heart and home with an abundance of mercy, contentment, laughter and harmony. Merry Christmas, guys.

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The Wedding Party Is The Best Nigerian Film Ever

Let me say it again. The Wedding Party is the best Nigerian film ever! Heck, it’s on my list of my top five films of 2016. When the film hit the cinemas and rave reviews instantly began springing up all over Instagram, I felt a mild curiosity. The curiosity turned ...

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“We Got Married For Us.” Bisi Alimi Speaks On His Wedding, His Activism, And The Nigerian LGBT

FOREWORD: Nigerian LGBT rights activist, Bisi Alimi, being the first man to give face to the LGBT identity on national television, remains pivotal to any conversation for the rights and dignities of non-heterosexual and gender-queer persons in Nigeria. In November, Mr Alimi, surrounded by friends and family, got married to ...

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IMPRESSIONS

1. I came to like football as a careful choice, unlike many of my friends for whom the sport was a natural favorite. Growing up, the sport that came to me naturally was basketball. Of course, there was wrestling from TV that I tried out with my younger sibling; that ...

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‘Sex just can’t be that good’: MP Denise Roche’s response to homophobic rant wins Quote of the Year Award

A New Zealand MP’s response to a church leader’s homophobic rant has been named Quote of the Year. Auckland church leader Brian Tamaki shocked many with an outburst last month linking gay sex to earthquakes – one day before a fatal earthquake struck the country, killing two people. In a ...

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TIERs SYMPOSIUM: Reuben Abati In The Den Of A Sensitive Community

REUBEN ABATI’S OUTING Like all events Nigerian, the TIERs symposium on “Human Rights, Sexuality and the Law” kicked off an hour late. I arrived early with my friend, Emmanuel, and we sat in the back, waiting and gossiping about nothing really. At about a few minutes past 11 a.m., the ...

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