An introductory view of White privilege as it happens in the corridors of power in Abuja, Nigeria and elsewhere in the country with regards to doing business. This is rendered in comparison to Black denial hurled at Nigerians in the same places.
Creed Taylor and the Origins of Smooth Jazz There few people who popularised and brought money into jazz like producer, Creed Taylor, did. Beginning with creating the international Bossa Nova phenomenon of the 1960s, he went on to pioneer smooth jazz in definitive terms.
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.
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 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.
“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! 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 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? “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…