Of Why M.I Is The Very Guy

There’s something about the mix of melody in the spoken word and this is a classic example that it is possible.

The Today I Knew I Was Done

So the electricity went off at midnight yesterday. As soon as the outage lasted more than 10 minutes and the estate generator did not come on, I knew we were back to the normal nonsense. You see, over the last 9 months the power supply situation in the estate has become increasingly worse. We started…

Of Fireboy’s Hoe Phase

So Fireboy has released his ‘PLAYBOY’ album. Let’s first score him high for sticking to the theme. With tracks like Ashawo, he plays right into the essence of the playboy concept. I can’t wait for touchy people to say he is encouraging promiscuity and the Men-A-Scum movement to have a few things itching their genitals…

Of Beyoncé Being Beyoncé

The moment you download the album on iTunes, go straight to Track 10 – MOVE, the track that should have been the lead single to this entire project where Tems and the incomparable Ms. Grace Jones lend credibility to Beyoncé’s latest attempt at Afro-Caribbean groove. As soon as I got to the track I knew…

Of Waje’s Re-Emergence

‘The songs are driven primarily by uptempo beats heavy on the bass and, for the first time, sacrificing deep meaningful lyrics or vocal maneuvers that she has been known for in the past. I mean, there is “Fanta Baby, Coca-Cola Baby” as part of the very catchy ‘RARA’ track that is reminiscent of the ‘dance out’ songs used by couples at every Lagos wedding’

Of Sean Dampte and His London Owambe

I stumbled on a new artiste called Sean Dampte just in time for this rainy Friday in Lagos. His first album is called “Lagos Friday London Monday”, a very apt description of the feels in the entire album. With copious references to Yoruba Boys in London and the migration of the Lagos Owambe vibe all…

Of Surviving As A Blogger

So, inevitably I keep getting asked by people for tips on blogging. I’m sure I’ve given some thoughts about this in an earlier blog post, in passing, but with more and more people asking me the same question, I think I should devote a full blog post to this issue. Blogging will bring attention, deal…

Of Keeping Business Convos Business

Before I started my online T-shirt design business, I used to wonder why online vendors were so rude. They would respond with one line replies containing barely enough information to address your concern and will almost always act like you’re a nuisance for even asking. Meanwhile they never put the right pricing information on the…

Of Fitness for Office

Societies are defined by what is deemed acceptable and what is not. What people will be outraged about often dictates the limits of human behavior that will thrive and in turn dictate the standards to which government officials are held. A few years ago, there was a fuel scarcity in France because the tanker drivers…

Of Stereotyping Every Young Nigerian

I look like a middle aged father of 4 that can afford the car he is driving. However, there is no single day I have gone to Ajah or Ikeja or Palms Shopping Mall in Lagos that a batch of drunk policemen have not stopped my car. I say drunk because they smell heavily doused…