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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 DADDY DIARIES (Entry 17)

“Making a child laugh is all fun and games, until they beg you to do it over and over again while you lose your freaking mind.” I like to think I’m a pretty hands-on dad. Yes, I really love to think so. I mean, have you seen me with my ...

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HUMAN

I do not know how to live I do not know how to exist as a person All I do well is sleep and be alone I am mesmerized at the people Who are able to live each day with such aplomb Able to find joy and peace in the ...

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THE HUSTLE OF A RAINBOW (Episode 6)

It seems to me that every attractive and possible match for me is in a relationship. Are they high? They dinnor know that I am single or what? Anyway, I am here for one reason and one reason alone: Pussy. *Drops mic* LMAO, I’m just kidding. I’m here to sell ...

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Lights, Camera, Action!!!

FOREWORD: Let me just start by stating that the writer of this fantastic piece of creativity will be going to hell for what he did here. Dear writer, both me and my madam are looking at you. (lol) * Writer’s Word: All characters are purely fictional, any resemblance to any ...

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“People Learn To Live With Loss.” Jowhor Ile Speaks On His Book ‘And After Many Days’, On Writing And On Life

I first heard of Jowhor Ile when Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie mentioned his name in an interview and said we should look out for his debut novel. I mean, an endorsement from Adichie is not something to be taken lightly. So I immediately went on the hunt for the novel. It ...

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A SNAPSHOT LOOK AT ALL THE WAYS 2016 GAVE US LIFE

The Headies drama between music stars Olamide and Don Jazzy on the very first day of 2016 had to be the sign that we were going to be in for a rollercoaster year of drama, upsets, highs and lows. And as it was, the fastest year anyone has ever lived ...

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Of TIERs, Reuben Abati And All That Angst

Let me get this out of the way from the onset so we are clear. I don’t like Mr. Reuben Abati. Over the past five years, I have come to view him as a rather unpleasant human being. A man who proselytized and moralized about government but came into office ...

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THE EXISTENCE OF FUNKE BROWN (Episode Two)

The Merriam Webster dictionary defines love as a feeling of strong or constant affection for a person. While I agree with this definition, a part of me can’t help but think it’s impossible for it to be constant. I mean, if love is constant, then why do people who love ...

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Reuben Abati, TIERs and the Nigerian LGBT

The Initiative for Equal Rights (TIERs) in partnership with YNaija.com has announced the speakers at the 2016 Human Rights discussion conference themed: Human Rights, Sexuality and the Law. The conference, which will take place on December 14, 2016 at Four Points by Sheraton, Victoria Island, Lagos, will be an earnest ...

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‘My Books Of The Year.’ – Franklyne Ikediasor

2016 has been a great year for Nigerian literature and by extension African literature, and I am both personally excited for all that happened and looking forward to an even bigger 2017. As is customary with me at the end of each year, I will be sharing the best books ...

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