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If there is one thing I hope I am not, it is ignorant. It helps to know what is going on around you and the world you live in. While I do not claim to know it all, I do my best to be as informed as possible while learning everyday. I have learnt that […]


Welcome To Lagos finally came to an end and so has the drama that came with it. Well for now, until the BBC decides to go back in 10 years time. I wonder what the areas they featured would have evolved into and of course, the people?. Where would the likes of Slender, Joseph, Esther […]


The last televised debate between the 3 leading political parties in the UK, was a lot of things, including boring. At some point, I got tired of the rhetoric and all three men throwing punches and missing the point. They all came across as childish and short-of-what to say at different points during the debate. […]


If at the next election, we end up with a hung parliament, which two sides of the devil’s camp do you think should form a coalition government or marry the other? Labour Party + Conservative would mean political hell, fights, ‘hulabulala’ and never ending power struggle. Labour  Party + Liberal Democrats, its pretty clear who […]


The BNP is very good at generating its own publicity and playing on the fears many people have. I have stopped trying to figure out how they won a seat at the council level of government and another at the Greater London Authority (GLA.) As if that was not enough to make wonder what the […]


Julius Malema, president of the ANC Youth league in South Africa, first caught my attention when he vowed that he would take up arms for the cause of Jacob Zuma. I believe he made this comment when the battle for the leadership for the ANC was raging between Thabo Mbeki and Zuma faithful camps. “We […]


Dear Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, Allow me some level of honesty. I am not a fan. I have never been and will never be. To be honest, I do not like you. I know that sounds very personal but believe me, you have enough enemies to last you a lifetime, I will not give you the […]


This past week has been very interesting and the situations I have experienced once again, reiterate that in every circumstance, there is a lesson to be learnt. A very promising week and it was well worth it because I got that buzz of journalism all over again by working closely with my editor at the […]


Last year, my father told me he would have no problem if I married a man from Pakistan. He is all game and it would be cool. Back then, I laughed at his desperation to see his 30-year-old daughter and first child get married. Lately, I have revisited his words and concluded, it is easier […]


“A Nation Exists When All The People Share The Profit of The Land” & “You Give Respect, You Don’t Take It” – Keme Tobodo from the BBC Series Blood and Oil. When I started watching this two-part series yesterday evening, I was at first put off by the stereotypes that instantly hit me. The silly […]


Let me start by saying, I am not an American. I have nothing to gain or lose from the Healthcare Bill that was passed sunday night in the US House of Representatives. However, as an individual who has had to deal with a medical condition, I know for a fact that if I was based […]


I listened to this and thought it was best people decide for themselves. As far as I am concerned, every life counts regardless of race, gender, sexuality, social or cultural background.  I understand that sometimes, as women we have to make painful decisions whether or not to keep our babies. But for those sisters of […]


It seems like years ago now…goes to show how time flies and why it is dangerous to stay in one place for longer than need be. It was one of the best features I had written…but I have since gone on to write features that are in a class of their own and I intend […]


Its been two days since the documentary, Zimbabwe’s Forgotten Children by Xoliswa Sithole, the South African filmmaker, aired on BBC4. In that time frame, I have watched it twice. Both times, it has been a painful experience. I have smiled at actions of affection, though small and can easily be overlooked because the suffering overshadows […]


As a journalist, you come across different kinds of people and experience different situations. When I decided to make Africa one of my focus areas in journalism, it was because I realised there are too many negative stories about Africa out there. The bad press has done us no good because it forever reinforces the […]


Dear Nigeria, Now that you’re 50 years old, I wish you would wake up and get your act together. It is appalling that you have taken a backseat in the affairs of your life. I would like to know, what do you have to show for half a century but a convulsed existence laced with […]


  A few years ago, I wrote a poem titled, ‘So, What I’m Black!’ Reading it again, these words jumped at me. “So, what I’m BLACK? My BLACK is power. My BLACK is strength. My BLACK is beauty. My BLACK is survival. Yes I’m BLACK but I’m much more than my colour.” However, it is […]


The question of who should take responsibility for these heinous crimes in my opinion is straight forward. The very same people who committed the crimes should pay for their actions. They must realise that actions and decisions have consequences and when you do wrong, you don’t get a way with it. Listening to both interviews […]