The Return of Baba

“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

The Gospel according to Innocent, the son of Idibia.

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.

New year New resolutions: The “Tabula Rasa” Effect.

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.

Arise, O Compatriots?

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?

‘Kiriji’

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’

Change…

“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…

A Penguin named Folake.

*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.