Category: TW Opinion

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Eko At 50: My Lagos

Eko At 50: My Lagos

Ever had a Love-Hate relationship before? The kind where you really hate someone (or in my case something) but you can’t help but love it as well. Yea, that’s the type of relationship I have with my beloved city Lagos. The city of Lagos is the land of hope and dreams; there is something about...

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#ThrowBackThursday: A Thorny Issue

#ThrowBackThursday: A Thorny Issue

It seems that marriage that once used to be a solid institution has become a very shaky one. Today, divorce rates have hit the highest ever, and it is even made worse by the fact that couples who have been married for a short time are now getting divorced. When couples announce their engagements, the...

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The Business of Saying “I DO”

The Business of Saying “I DO”

When we think of weddings, a smile comes to our faces as we picture the blushing bride, vibrant aso-ebi colors and the 11th commandment –firewood cooked jollof rice. The trip down the aisle has undergone a metamorphosis over the years from the taboo elopement, to the canopy celebrations in family houses, to the full blown...

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When Will We Reach Our Breaking Point?

When Will We Reach Our Breaking Point?

Yesterday evening, I was in a Keke Marwa waiting for one more passenger to come in so we could be on our way to Powerline, Saabo. An old man entered the Keke Marwa, clutching a black nylon bag to his chest. He sat down slowly. I could tell he was tired. The driver told us...

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SCARF FACE: O ye of little Faith

Everyone knows the story of doubting Thomas, I believe (pun totally intended) And this has subsequently been used to describe any person who is always skeptical or slow to believe a fact. A part of that story that I strongly believe has always been neglected is that Thomas was only human and it was only...

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Scarf Face: The Other Woman

We all see her. With her classy style, throaty laugh and sashaying walk as she commands a room -whether real or within the imaginary four walls of our minds. She is always present and we have been taught to believe that her existence is the symbol of our sorrows. We have fought her in our...

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The Bad Joke That Is Donald Trump By Ope L. Akinyemi

Let’s be clear: Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump may be good at sitting in the boardroom of Trump Tower, but certainly not in the Oval office as President of the United States of America. Without mincing words, he is a bully, sexist and a very dangerous individual. Yet, he is leading in the polls. My...

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Linda Ikeji & The 600-Million Naira Question

  Hashtag #Goandmarry flooded social media this weekend when news of the Banana Island mansion acquired by celebrity blogger, Linda Ikeji, made headlines. The news spilled by the blogger’s younger sister, Laura, who was super excited by the new property acquisition, whose market value is rumored to be anywhere between 600 – 800 million naira....

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The Hulabaloo About ‘Child’ Marriage…….

  Faridah, aged 13 was married off some months ago….what sort of barbaric parents would allow such! The husband deserves to be jailed! Sameerah, aged 18 is newly wed to Rashid, aged 65…..that is purely disgusting! How can she marry someone old enough to be her father?? These are the sentiments that occupy most minds...

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The Rich Act Poor When It Is Convenient

  I came across a post on twitter this morning, which got me thinking about the way different classes of Nigerians live and behave with regards to one another. This post outlines the implications of a middle class Nigerian’s lifestyle on the lower class, with regards to shopping. Something to think about.. pic.twitter.com/UrDHilAblL — Chinwe...

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