Who Eats Who: The Sweetness of Nigeria? That Nigeria is gripped by unrelenting mass poverty, despair, and desperation is not in doubt. Yet, the most common claim made by Nigerians about their country is that it is “Sweet.” We look at what makes Nigeria so sweet despite the biting hardships.
Author: Grimot Nane Zine
In Search of the Mufugbens
In Search of the Mufugbens The search for the meaning of the Mufugbens takes an unlikely turn. No longer content with their meaning, the linguistic origins of the words are investigated.
Nigeria – A Society of Extremes
Nigeria – A Society of Extremes Nigeria is living proof that in the absence of enforceable institutions and the rule of law, extreme social behaviour becomes permissible and commonplace especially impunity bought through the rule of money.
The Eighth Rudder Blade
“Accept Your Loss and Move On” – The Eighth Rudder Blade Expellers and the expelled from groups or organisations often delude themselves one cannot survive without them. This article seeks to debunk such false illusions.
AHOY Has Arisen!
AHOY Has Arisen! The National Association of Seadogs have inadvertently begotten a parallel fraternity known as AHOY [Boys]. There is sufficient space for both of them.
The Lure of Collecting Jazz Albums
The Lure of Collecting Jazz Albums I am often asked by newer jazz fans for advice on collecting good or classic jazz records. My answer; “only you can decide what a classic is“ and “it depends on the path of collection you choose to adopt.” A jazz collection without the Miles’ Kind of Blue, Coltrane‘s Giant Steps, Hancock‘s…
What Is Academic Jazz, Does It matter?
What Is Academic Jazz, Does It matter? “Academic jazz” is a phrase that startles me. What does it mean? Today, jazz music, jazz dance and jazz poetry are mainstream academic subjects. Libraries of books on jazz theory, performance, improvisation, history, analyses, events, styles, and personalities abound. Many believe jazz, particularly in its bebop and Avant-Garde…
Ayo Odebisi’s Embrace: Words of Henry Miller
Ayo Odebisi’s Embrace: Words of Henry Miller Ayo Odebisi, also known as Paramole, would have turned sixty-five on Wednesday, 28th of April. He was not a man you could forget. The aura he projected on those around him and his immediate environment contributed to the weight of words and ways. I met no one as…
Where is Nigeria’s Great Middle-Class in 2021?
Where is Nigeria’s Thriving Middle-Class in 2021? The Youth Want to Know. A truism of economies is they thrive when they have a large stable middle-class. In the mid-2010s, one of the most aggressive facts promoted about the Nigerian economy was that it had created a large and thriving middle-class. Many observers were skeptical but…