FIRST MARITAL SABBATICAL YEAR

I review everything in my life. From achievements to failures. If you’ve followed my posts, you’ll see a few examples of those. It was necessary for me to particularly review my married life every year, because I did nurse the fear that I might not have so much of a good one, hence once the […]

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BIBLE STORIES (48): JACOB RETURNS HOME TO ISAAC

After building an altar to YAHWEH in Bethel, Jacob and his entourage proceeded on their journey back home. Just before Ephrath “… Rachael travailed, and she had hard labour.” (Genesis 35:16). Rachael, despite assurances from the midwife that she will “… have this son also” (v.17), died after birthing her second son, but not before […]

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BABYLON

Before I embraced stoicism, worry over just about anything was second nature to me. Interestingly, I didn’t go looking for it like it was the solution to my challenges, rather I’d studied my situation and decided on the approach to respond, before I found that I shared the same approach and philosophy with stoics from […]

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WHY IT TOOK THIRTY YEARS TO BURY MY TOWNSMAN

So, I was in the homeland for the greater part of last week, and onto the weekend to attend an uncle’s funeral, representing myself and my family. I intend to write about an aspect of Igbo Funerals I’d neglected in my series on the subject, but for now I’ll like to share something else that […]

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LIVE FOREVER, RAS KIMONO

It’s been more than a week since the death of Ras Kimono was announced. His songs moulded much of my childhood, in the days when conscious music could top the chats, not only in Nigeria, but outside of it as well. Twas from “Brother Nnamdi“, who lived in the next house to ours, and was […]

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THE OLD BEGGAR WOMAN

When I was just a boy growing up in Akoka, of the eighties’ Lagos, I looked forward to the sonorous voice of the old beggar woman every Saturday morning. She would walk the long stretch that was my street then, starting from its beginning and disappearing at its end, off to where I never bothered […]

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