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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ROUTINE MEDICAL CHECK UP

Early last week, I decided to follow my advice to my patients to do medical checks at least once a year. I decided against a nearby private medical centre because of the cost, and also because I wanted to have a feel of what public health care looks like in Lagos personally. I went to […]

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LIVING AS A MOUNTAIN GOAT

These days, I have but one aspiration, and that is to be like the Mountain Goat with little or no care in the world. I at some point even had fantasies of reincarnating as one before reincarnation buffs effectively burst my bubble in claiming I can only reincarnate in human form, either as a lesser […]

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BIAFRA STATE OF MIND

Apart from news of various pro-Biafra groups calling for a sit-at-home today, to commemorate the declaration of the sovereign state of Biafra fifty-one years ago, what is disheartening to me is news of the reaction by state governors of Nigeria’s Southeastern region, for it were better they said nothing, than for the only thing they […]

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THE MORNING AFTER, YNWA

One thing every Liverpool Fan has, as part of his armour right now, is the ability to get over hurt, easily for that matter. It didn’t just come to us overnight, rather we developed it laboriously, with great pain and anguish, over time. I think the only time we really hurt was in 2007 when […]

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AS MADUKOVICH’S COGITATIONS TURNS 5

What is the norm at an auspicious moment such as this, is celebration for reaching a milestone. Unfortunately, I’ve nothing to celebrate for having my blog hit the five year mark, and the reason is glaring. I started this blog with three blogposts in one day, and except for one day for the rest of […]

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