“That which became a mountain, like play like play, began as an ordinary leave.” – Robert Mugabe, 2059 You see ehn, it all started when our daddy; Bubu the incorruptible, just like any other agile leader on the face of the earth, who has the weight of an entire nation resting on his shoulders decided … More The Return of Baba
In the first month of the third year of the reign of Daddy Bubu; King over all of Nigeria, two years after the recession, the word of the Lord came to Innocent the son of Idibia, keeper of musical instruments saying… “My son, I have watched with great sadness and utter derision from my throne … More The Gospel according to Innocent, the son of Idibia.
For Peju, Seyi, Ayodele, Leo, Caleb, Dunsin… Always in my corner, always pushing me to do more cause well… They have this unerring belief that I can do more… For Blessing who showed me that introspection is good for the soul, and who unwittingly inspired this piece. Tabula Rasa: Latin for ‘Blank Slate’, an opportunity … More New year New resolutions: The “Tabula Rasa” Effect.
By its nature, the national anthem of a nation is a reflection of its history and traditions. Its eulogy is such that it evokes in the hearts of its citizenry a feeling of self-worth, pride and assurance. The National Anthem of Nigeria “Arise, O Compatriots” was composed in 1978 to evoke the above mentioned feelings … More Arise, O Compatriots?
In the silence of sounds they came to parapo Kiriji… Of legends born and foes united, a fight for independence. Kiriji the great acclaim of warriors. Shooting their shot for freedom, brothers of a rebellious cause bound by the bonds of oppression. Muddied and bloodied, at the fields of igbajo; unwilling though they came to … More ‘Kiriji’
“The sun goes down and heroes eventually die. But at the end of it all, we’ll all converge to sing a hallelujah chorus to celebrate our triumph…” – Unknown In the midst of our peers there we raved about tomorrow with the light of rebellion in our eyes ablaze. But of tomorrow; it never came. … More Change…
*to be accompanied by the tune of Tekno’s Pana playing in the background. ________________________________________ Last Saturday, the 5th of November 2016 to be precise, the Internet (by Internet, I mean twitter) was abuzz with chatter about a penguin. Apparently, the National Geographic Channel had via its account, tweeted a video (see video here) detailing a … More A Penguin named Folake.