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…

Of Karma Not Having Expiry Date

Nobody will believe me now but this exact thing happened to me in 2008. I had just gotten a job and still didn’t have a car. I was dirt poor and always broke. Got off the bus at Obalende on top of the bridge on my first day to the new office at Ikoyi and…

Of Religious High Horses & Great Falls

I saw that story online. I copied it and posted on my feeds. I originally had no thoughts about it. A man had sex with another woman while traveling, is as unremarkable a story as watching paint dry on a freshly painted wall. Plus Sammie Okoposo is one of the good ones. He faces his…

Of An Incident You Won’t Believe

This will be short and straight to the point. You know I don’t believe in supernatural balderdash in the way that Nollywood portrays it. I agree there are evil psychopaths in this world but their evil is very much man made. So back then I moved into a new place and as usual, I did…

Of You being the Ritual Killer

There’s been all this talk about ritual killings in the papers lately. The Nigerian culture is full of year end murders of innocent people for ritual purposes. It sadly cuts across all tribes and finds its way to city centres like Lagos. Port Harcourt has been in the news a lot for this followed by…

Of Surviving Twitter Drags 101

I write this as a 4-time veteran of Twitter dragging. If you don’t know what Twitter dragging is, then you probably don’t use the app anyway so you don’t need this post. A lot of young people or new users to the app, find this mob action very overwhelming and there are recorded instances where…