They say death is a memory, but I have no memory of my death. Only the stuttering of my lisping tongue remain as memento of the time when I visited the doors of death. My name is Oluwafemi and I am a stutterer. However, I was not born with my lisp. No child is. I … More A Memory of Death
Femi Kuti sings… “one day the people will rise, and say to the suffering goodbye” that day is today, that time is now. The Nigerian government has broken its social contract with the Nigerian people and now, it’s our turn to withdraw our obligations to obey… If it ends in chaos, it ends in chaos. … More ALL THE POWER TO THE PEOPLE!
The concept of criminal responsibility relates to liability for the commission of an offence under the law. Criminal responsibility questions whether or not an accused person intended the consequences of their actions or whether an accused person, as at the time of committing the alleged offence, had the mental capacity to truly differentiate between right … More Criminal responsibility in Nigeria: The Devil did it!
As a national government acting through your agencies and sector regulators, there’s nothing more delightful to you than watching your lazy citizens hustle hard to build their businesses, make your economy attractive to potential investors and then when their respective sectors start to boom, BOOM! you hit them with sucker-punches in the form of odious regulations and enforcement… … More How to kill a business in Nigeria: Advisory opinion for the Nigerian Government
Recently, against the backdrop of the whole Twitter brouhaha on reviews, mentorship, the laziness of young writers, and gatekeeping, I read an essay in Brittle Paper written by Tendai Huchu detailing his love affair with Sarah Ladipo Manyika, how her book in dependence shaped his writing and how you don’t need to have a personal … More Thoughts: On Writing, Mentorship and the “Laziness” of Young Writers.
The great Nigerian philosopher; Alhaji Abass Akande Obesere, the Omo Rapala 1 once postulated thus: “ Egungun be careful na express you dey go, moto go jam you, e don happen, I don tell am, moto don jam am… “ In his disambiguation of this profound piece of knowledge, Alhaji Obesere explained that this saying … More “Sanusi be careful na express you dey go…” | Punocracy
en·e·my | \ ˈe-nə-mē/. Enemies. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the word enemy as: one that is antagonistic to another especially: one seeking to injure, overthrow, or confound an opponent something harmful or deadly alcohol was his greatest enemy a. a military adversary b. a hostile unit or force Now, everyone has enemies. Real or perceived. … More Enemies within my Phone
“…For when a man is powerful, HE IS POWERFUL and not just for his contributions to politicking and lawmaking, but also for his prowess in the other room…” … More How to be a powerful Nigerian lawmaker
In Nigeria my country of origin, our leaders are natural disasters. Every day, they descend to new levels of absurdity in their fuckery of our collective will such that it takes a lot to actually shock us. Thus, when scandals occur, we pay little or no attention to them. Gates, on the other hand, are a different matter entirely given their ability to rouse our spirits and transcend the ethnoreligious divides within the country. In other words, If it is not a Gate, then it is not worthy of our time and attention as Nigerians as we cannot be bothered to waste our outrage on a non-issue. … More The 1001 gates of Nigerian democracy
Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about privileges. Privilege as a spur to dream, privilege as a spur to dare, privilege as a spur to achieve. A lot of us see success but do not acknowledge the privilege that made it happen. Case in point Mark Zuckerberg and his creation of Facebook. It’s an urban … More Rant: Of Writing and Its Privileges