I sit in one of the dives On Fifty-second Street Uncertain and afraid As the clever hopes expire Of a low dishonest decade:
With a wry smile, before I delve into this admonition, as I like to refer to my essays as, let me define juju. Juju or ju-ju is a spiritual belief system incorporating objects, such as amulets, and spells used in… Read More ›
By the time many of us would be reading this, essay it would be the last 48 hours of the year 2019 or the first 48 hours of 2020. For me it is not so much about 2020 but about… Read More ›
Kolanut needs no introduction, fish needs no tutoring to swim…this is our Nigeria
So there was this Hausa man who want to see a Yoruba native witch doctor (babalawo), of the native doctor he requested a voodoo that would give him power to eat in a restaurant without paying his bills, the native… Read More ›
The Fowl on a journey inside the basket does not know where it will end.
The kangaroo, and the chameleon set out to visit the turtle, after days in the forest trekking, they were almost at the turtle’s home, when the lion roared, they did not see the lion, but heard the roar, both kangaroo… Read More ›
By next week it would be December, the month of Christmas, better put the last month of the year, so just some 30 plus days to the year 2020 and again we will be wishing ourselves the best of the… Read More ›
A coup is a curious thing. Those who make the coup never admit that they have made the coup. They claim that they are restoring democracy or that they are taking extraordinary means to establish the conditions – eventually –… Read More ›
In 2017, Issa Shivji delivered the Harold Wolpe Memorial Lecture at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. Issa, who taught at the University of Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) for decades, reflected on the idea of revolutionary intellectuals. He… Read More ›
To the thinking man, the world is a comedy; to the feeling man, it’s a tragedy. I think all the time–Ken Saro Wiwa.
I know from experience that criticisms, even apparently destructive criticisms, are helpful to government—Lateef Jakande, former governor of Lagos state