Tag: chinua achebe

Our Journey Is JoySeptember 21, 2019

Stewards of ideas whose time has come

by Oluseun Onigbide This powerful paragraph from Autobiography of Martin Luther King, one of my favourite books creates leaps of joy ...

EditorOctober 18, 2017

Anakle just retold a deeply important Chinua Achebe story. But do we pay attention?

There was a lot happening in three minutes. I wondered if I was hallucinating this reality – was this Things Fall ...

ToluDecember 28, 2016

Opinion: Mr. President, Nigerians are no longer at ease

by Ayodele Adio   Shortly after reading through Audu Maikori’s narration of the tragedy befalling the beautiful people of southern ...

Op-ed EditorDecember 9, 2016

Opinion: The demystification of Professor Soyinka?

by Simon Utsu Soyinka finally unveiled himself as a disrespectful hypocrite when he said a few days back that the ...

Op-ed EditorNovember 17, 2016

Opinion: If Chinua Achebe were alive today

by James Eze Chinua Achebe would have been 86 yesterday. I remember him in a very special way in the ...

Op-ed EditorOctober 15, 2016

Charly Boy: I spoke with my dad about corruption – our legal tender

by Charly Boy A couple of nights ago, I had a seance (talking with the dead) with my two Virgins. ...

Adebayo EmuleomoAugust 22, 2016

Opinion: My response to Onyeka Nwelue’s criticism of ‘Things Fall Apart’

by Simon Utsu In response to the attack on the standout literature in Achebe’s legendary body of work viz Things ...

Ada IgboanugoJune 20, 2015

How Pete Edochie got the “Things Fall Apart” part

Veteran Nollywood icon, Pete Edochie played the lead role of Okonkwo in the NTA adaptation of Chinua Achebe’s best selling ...

Emmanuel ChidiogoApril 7, 2015

Opinion: How I lost respect for Kunle Afolayan

by Kelechi Udensi The time for us to be serious is now. We can never succeed in this war against ...

Emmanuel ChidiogoMarch 22, 2015

Opinion: Remembering Chinua Achebe, 2 years after

by Chinedu Rylan Be that as it may, it is not the exclusive preserve of the government to promote its ...

Emmanuel ChidiogoFebruary 20, 2015

Opinion: There may be another country if things continue like this

by Nnaemeka Oruh …whoever claims to be fighting for the good of our nation would always stop and ask; “Will ...

Op-Ed EditorNovember 25, 2014

@DemolaRewaju: Men fight but only sometimes (Y! Superblogger)

by Demola Rewaju We as menfolk are descended from a long line of ancestors who associated masculinity with violence – ...

Kolapo OlapojuOctober 10, 2014

Album Review: Brymo’s ‘Merchants, Dealers and Slaves’ is the best album you never heard

by Obi Ejiogu A common complaint that often pops up in conversations about contemporary Nigerian music is the sense of ...

July 2, 2014

Okey Ndibe: Towards an ethnicity of values

by Okey Ndibe When we see Nigeria’s parade of PhDs act and speak as if each issue is defined by ...

June 28, 2014

Why Goodluck Jonathan is the president we deserve (YNaija Long Read)

by Wole Olabanji If you happen to see a woman leaving the Federal Secretariat (Phase I) in Abuja with a ...

March 22, 2014

Ngozi Achebe: Remembering Achebe’s transition and half a century of Arrow of God

by Ngozi Achebe I said something similar, or at least thought it, a year ago. Nigeria had lost one of ...

March 10, 2014

Uduak Oduok: No Ma’am, Chimamanda Adichie’s use of “F__k you” on TV is NOT free speech

by Uduak Oduok Let’s separate the two issues. The choice of language is not the issue. The appropriate forum for ...

February 5, 2014

Opinion: If Nigeria was China or Saudi Arabia, would the western world interfere?

by Azuka Onwuka Yet, the US sees no evil, hears no evil, keeps its mouth shut and continues to do ...

January 14, 2014

SNAPSHOT: Chinua Achebe shows off his works in 1958

by Oge Okonkwo One of the greatest writers to have come out of Africa, late Chinua Achebe just had his ...

Kolapo OlapojuJanuary 12, 2014

That thing around its neck: Is ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ the biggest flop of 2013? (YNaija Long Read)

by Wilfred Okiche One of the surest things on the planet at the moment? Come Thursday next week, when all ...

January 8, 2014

Okey Ikechukwu: Those who call 1914 a mistake are mixing things up badly

by Okey Ikechukwu No one cried foul over Awo’s politics in the South West before he engineered Zik’s ouster using ...

December 25, 2013

Nelson Mandela, Margaret Thatcher, Chinua Achebe & other deaths that shook the world in 2013

by Rachel Ogbu We wonder what Christmas in heaven will be like this year. On earth, while we celebrate the ...

December 19, 2013

Opinion: The hard knocks of death

by Somefun OluwasegunWhen Angel Death brings its hard knocks down on man, it is all a matter of how well ...

December 18, 2013

Okey Ndibe: Somebody should shoo Obasanjo off the stage

by Okey Ndibe Somebody ought to shoo Mr. Obasanjo off the stage. He must leave us in peace to focus ...

December 14, 2013

Opinion: Let me die just like Mandela

by Moses Adebayo Alao   Can a man imprisoned for 27 years become president and clamour for peace and reconciliation ...

December 11, 2013

Opinion: The Harold Smith Nigeria census lies

by Dr. Peregrino Brimah  Perhaps young Harold heard something. Perhaps he saw massive land and imagined something—the north landscape is more ...

November 23, 2013

Opinion: Nigerian artistes are noisemakers and should be seen as such

by Tobe Osigwe They try to rub it into the eye of the society that scorned them at the beginning ...

October 23, 2013

Okey Ndibe: The curse of foreign rulers

by Okey Ndibe Nigerian governors and presidents, mediocrities though they are, bask in extravagant praise. They call themselves, and cause ...

October 13, 2013

Ayokunle Odekunle: Femi Fani-Kayode should stop haranguing us with witless theories

by Ayokunle Odekunle I have nothing against Mr. Fani-Kayode but he insults our senses by coming to town with some ...

October 12, 2013

Hauwa Gambo: On the madness of Femi Fani-Kayode (Y! FrontPage)

by Hauwa Gambo His is tainted with malice, with evil, with the basest of human sentiments ­ support of tyrants and dictators, ...

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