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A BLIND PANIC FLIGHT FROM FELA’S AFRIKA SHRINE

– Written by Tayo Faloye. Going back memory lane, I remember a day at Ikeja bus stop, by Under Bridge, in the wee hours of the morning we were returning from the Afrika Shrine, Pebble Street, after one of Fela’s electrifying Friday performances. Don’t let your imagination run wild yet. …

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ETHNIC STEREOTYPING & ITS OBTUSE HYPOCRISY

Written by Tayo Faloye. My landlady is a wonderful and kindhearted woman. She and her husband, Yorubas, are based abroad and ‘loaded’ but lead a very simple lifestyle. They have been abroad since the 70’s and into joint venture as a couple. Real estate is one of their investment chains …

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Husband Material: HOW TO COOK OWU STEW

I decided to be the chef by once again displaying my culinary skills to cook what I termed “Owu Stew” for the home this weekend against madam’s wishes, who didn’t want me to mess up her kitchen. In our local pidgin parlance, Owu means to be broke or without money. …

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BIG BOOT: The Awo Sculpture

  Following the furor over the Obafemi Awolowo sculpture with a big boot at Ikeja, personally and honestly, I don’t see what the fuss is about with this piece of work. To me, the boots are symbolic. It could be the sculptor’s way of expressing that Awo left a shoe …

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THE OZUBULU CHURCH MASSACRE AND THE WRITING ON THE WALL

By Tayo Faloye When CACOL cried out that the church was already neck-deep in corruption and vanity, we turned a deaf ear. When Obasanjo accused men of God of venerating those whose sources of wealth are questionable and accepting gifts without asking questions, he was insulted. When pastors make outrageous …

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