Ayo Odebisi a.k.a. Paramole was one of the three persons [cum mentors] who never ever stopped loving me as the human being I am, despite my apparent unusual and often disconcerting approach to life, perhaps because he was a far more unusual fellow with an even more disconcerting approach to life. Death has changed this dynamic, taking me totally unawares. Read the rest of this entry »

“We are bigger than U.S. Steel” many members of UCGFs (University Campus Grown Fraternities) in Nigeria will tell you, vaingloriously about their “brotherhood”. Do not take such folly seriously, it is evidence the ‘mask of sanity’ fraternities has fallen of the cliff that once held them so high. Read the rest of this entry »

To be in a UCGF (University Campus Grown Fraternity) as a member in 2017 under the terms and conditions they are currently operated is to voluntarily be a slave unless you are a “Slave Master” or his favoured client. The fight to be a slave master is the goal of many an unwitting ambitious UCGF member but where does it get them? (See: Climbing the “Fraternity Ladder”: Ambitions, Wickedness and Nothingness http://wp.me/p1bOKH-zC).

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Whether university campus grown fraternities (UCGF) have done either good or evil to societies in their countries of origin (e.g. the USA) is debatable. American-style, without idealisation, their “honour codes” are both formidable and strictly adhered; “honour” among brothers matter inestimably. Interestingly, their Nigerian imitators as ‘free-for-all fraternities’ are observably oblivious to very meaning of honour and devoid of working honour codes. This may be the reason UCGFs in Nigeria are more like “street gangs” than collectives of educated men. Read the rest of this entry »

One of the most challenging experiences a Nigerian [or other African nationals] in Diaspora will ever face is encountered within the paradox of deciding either remaining in a foreign land permanently or going back home for good. Read the rest of this entry »