Tag: Femke van Zeijl

Op-ed EditorJuly 18, 2017

Femke van Zeijl: ‘Oyibo’ is not a compliment

by Femke van Zeijl The opening commercials were running on the big screen but the lights were still on as ...

February 28, 2013

Femke becomes Funke: Underwhelming scamming talent

by Femke van Zeijl The biggest scam you [Nigerians] have managed to pull is leading the world to believe that ...

November 26, 2012

Femke van Zeijl: There was a Country: An outsider’s review

by Femke van Zeijl Most striking are the parts of There Was a Country where history meets Achebe’s personal experience. ...

September 4, 2012

Femke becomes Funke: My Lagos househunt – 11 lessons I’ve learnt

I’ve come to mistrust landlords who ask for only a year’s rent. There is usually something very, very wrong with ...

August 22, 2012

Femke becomes Funke: An oyinbo’s guide to mastering Lagos traffic

Do not try to grasp the system behind driving in Lagos. There is none. This has to be done. You may ...

August 13, 2012

Femke becomes Funke: The expat’s universe

A local lawyer friend told me there are only two reasons expats come to Nigeria: love and money. ‘You know ...

August 6, 2012

Femke becomes Funke: Not Island material

              I am not Island material. My allergy for hot air makes me unfit ...

July 30, 2012

Femke becomes Funke: Behind a desk catching up on your sleep?

Expecting the worst has become a survival strategy to many Nigerians. If the worst is always expected, it becomes a ...

May 28, 2012

Femke becomes Funke: The word I hate most in any language

It is the first time, I sense how much she will miss me. I know she does not want me ...

May 14, 2012

Femke becomes Funke: As good as your gadget

  The editing room of the Lagos based TV station was as loud as Ojuelegba under the bridge on a ...

March 25, 2012

Femke becomes Funke: Golden opportunity!

It gets better! YNaija introduces you to Dutch writer and journalist, Femke van Zeijl who has been traveling across sub-Saharan ...

March 24, 2012

Femke becomes Funke: “A terrifying dream”

It gets better! YNaija introduces you to Dutch writer and journalist, Femke van Zeijl who has been traveling across sub-Saharan Africa for ...

January 19, 2012

“Wikipedia is not a source. NEVER.” – A short guide to responsible civic journalism

    By Femke van Zeijl I had felt the lecture coming on for a couple of weeks now, after following ...

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