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Flirtation, Climate and Alcohol: Part 2

In Part 1 of this series, I analyzed the social behaviour in Europe and made a link to weather and…

THROWBACK THURSDAY: FELA ANIKULAPO KUTI

Fela Kuti (born October 15, 1938 – August 2, 1997) as a Nigerian multi-instrumentalist musician and composer, pioneer of Afrobeat…

QUESTIONS FOR EVERY NIGERIAN BY OSI ASIKA

How stupid we are! We keep scratching at the scab of our civil war. A war that could have, should…

Emotional Slavery

I have a friend who may be the most beautiful person I know. So much I feel slightly uncomfortable talking…

THROWBACK THURSDAY: ALHAJI AHMADU BELLO

  Al-Haji Sir Ahmadu Bello (June 12, 1910 – January 15, 1966) was a great Nigerian politician. He was an…

The Curious Case of Wale

By Shafik Mahama On a hot summer day in 2010, I took the Tube from Winchmore hill to Hyde Park…

CUSTODIAN READING LIST

This story of how a woman recovered from her divorce, got into online dating and discovered Love and herself is…

THROWBACK THURSDAY: KEN SARO-WIWA

Ken Saro-Wiwa, born Kenule Benson Tsaro-Wiwa on the 10th of October 1941, the eldest son of a prominent family in Ogoni,…

CUSTODIAN REVIEW: Half of a Yellow Sun

After what felt like years Half of a Yellow Sun finally premiered in the UK last night (available in cinemas…

CUSTODIAN INTERVIEW: DR SID

Dr Sid was recently in England on Tour. Whilst here, he willingly spoke to us on a number of topics…

Flirtation, Climate and Alcohol: Part 1

Flirtation is a fundamental aspect of human interaction! As much as puritanical cultures like some aspects of ours in Nigeria…

CUSTODIAN EDITORIAL: DEATH BY JOB APPLICATION

BY AYOADE BAMGBOYE “The applicants lost their lives through their impatience.” Those were the words of Interior minister Abba Moro…

THROWBACK THURSDAY: NNAMDI AZIKIWE

  Benjamin Nnamdi Azikiwe was born on November 16, 1904, in Zungeru, Northern Nigeria where he learnt Hausa language at his…

Introducing… MNEK

1) MNEK is a British/Nigerian singer and producer. 2) His government name is Uzoechi Osisioma Emenike. His stage name, an…

LETTER TO MY MOTHER: FEYIKEWA ANIMASHAUN

Dear Mother, To the woman who gave me more than life Perfumed in selflessness and determination Walks with the confidence…