Tag: New Voices

Op-ed EditorMay 11, 2017

Damilola Afam Ade-Odiachi: The many meetings of 20somethings in Lagos [NEW VOICES]

by Damilola Afam Ade-Odiachi Sometimes at a house party, a gathering of mutual friends, sometimes in a bar where the ...

Op-ed EditorMay 9, 2017

Bolade Ogunfuye: Live. Shine. Rot. Repeat [NEW VOICES]

by Bolade Ogunfuye When I was young, I learnt something about myself. I learnt that if I was speaking with ...

Op-ed EditorMay 4, 2017

Temitope Ben-Ajepe: Cards on the table- What are one’s chances when they fall sick? [NEW VOICES]

by Temitope Ben-Ajepe All through that night, his body burned. The raging fever that had taken residence in his usually ...

Op-ed EditorMay 2, 2017

Oreoluwa Fakorede: Are you ready for your marathon? [NEW VOICES]

by Oreoluwa Fakorede I’ve been feeling stuck lately, trapped in the torturous repetition of commuting, working and getting whatever joyless ...

Op-ed EditorMarch 27, 2017

Adeboro Odunlami: (Not) born with a silver knife [NEW VOICES]

by Adeboro Odunlami I’m sitting at the corner of my bed in the school hostel typing away on my laptop ...

Op-ed EditorMarch 15, 2017

Edwin Okolo: Living in fear of the Tiger [NEW VOICES]

by Edwin Okolo   St Vincent’s Year of The Tiger, best explains the phase of my life right now. ‘Italian ...

Op-ed EditorMarch 13, 2017

Bolade Ogunfuye: To me, aged twenty-three

by Bolade Ogunfuye This year I will be thirty-three years old. These days, I feel every single one of those ...

Op-ed EditorMarch 11, 2017

Temitope Ben-Ajepe: Dear Nigerians, please keep off the non-prescribed Antibiotics while the rest of the world Innovates [NEW VOICES]

By Temitope Ben-Ajepe A few weeks ago, I participated in a global health certificate course organised by the AB Global ...

Op-ed EditorMarch 8, 2017

Adeboro Odunlami: I was used [NEW VOICES]

by Adeboro Odunlami My younger brother’s excitement was infectious as he handed over the printout from DealDey. It was a ...

Op-ed EditorMarch 7, 2017

Oreoluwa Fakorede: The talking phase [NEW VOICES]

by Oreoluwa Fakorede You move too slowly and interest is lost, too slowly and it burns out. You finally took ...

Op-ed EditorMarch 6, 2017

Arit Okpo: What Zamfara taught me [NEW VOICES]

by Arit Okpo I did my National Youth Service in Zamfara right around the time that Sharia started in the ...

Op-ed EditorFebruary 27, 2017

Arit Okpo: Supporting Africa’s urban poor [NEW VOICES]

by Arit Okpo I had the opportunity to attend the TED Lagos event that held in Lagos (obviously) a few ...

Op-ed EditorFebruary 24, 2017

Ayodotun Rotimi-Akinfenwa: Hey, what are you reading? [NEW VOICES]

by Ayodotun Rotimi-Akinfenwa   I recently came back to frequent reading in the past year after about a decade. Don’t ...

Op-ed EditorFebruary 22, 2017

Edwin Okolo: Mereba [NEW VOICES]

by Edwin Okolo Two weeks ago, my mother became the matriarch of her extended family, the way fifty-seven-year olds suddenly ...

Op-ed EditorFebruary 20, 2017

Bolade Ogunfuye: Pulling the prank of a lifetime [NEW VOICES]

by Bolade Ogunfuye During my secondary school years, I was what you could call a “closet rebel”. I considered myself ...

Op-ed EditorFebruary 18, 2017

Temitope Ben-Ajepe: The gag on unique expression in Nigerian education [NEW VOICES]

by Temitope Ben-Ajepe I remember vividly albeit cringing, last summer at this very cool ICT parastatal where I interned, after ...

Op-ed EditorFebruary 16, 2017

Afam Ade-Odiachi: What do you do when your shrink is also a herbalist? Go with the flow [NEW VOICES]

by Afam Ade-Odiachi It started with a text from my mum whose feelings about me swing violently from pillar to ...

Op-ed EditorFebruary 15, 2017

Adeboro Odunlami: If you say you love [NEW VOICES]

by Adeboro Odunlami It’s the day after the day when Cupid went about doing good… or bad. And no matter ...

Op-ed EditorFebruary 14, 2017

Ore Fakorede: I Told My Mother About You [NEW VOICES]

by Ore Fakorede   I met someone. She has kind eyes and a soft heart, an easy smile and a ...

Op-ed EditorFebruary 13, 2017

Arit Okpo: Creating real change [NEW VOICES]

by Arit Okpo Can I confess that I sometimes get overwhelmed by Nigeria’s issues? Today there’s a video of soldiers ...

Op-ed EditorFebruary 7, 2017

Edwin Okolo: Day trip [NEW VOICES]

When we leave home, it is without a clear idea of where we’re supposed to go. We only have one ...

Op-ed EditorFebruary 6, 2017

Bolade Ogunfuye: “So selfish, so what?” Making the case for living for YOU [NEW VOICES]

by Bolade Ogunfuye Take a minute to think about it and you’ll come to the same conclusion that I have; ...

Op-ed EditorFebruary 5, 2017

Ayodotun Rotimi-Akinfenwa: Blessed with the stress [NEW VOICES]

by Ayodotun Rotimi-Akinfenwa It’s February already! And I imagine our New Year goals and the attendant excitement have morphed into New ...

Op-ed EditorFebruary 2, 2017

Afam Ade-Odiachi: Too much Lagos will kill you everytime [NEW VOICES]

by Afam Ade-Odiachi I have always thought Lagos to be remarkable. When most people say remarkable they mean that it’s ...

Op-ed EditorFebruary 1, 2017

Adeboro Odunlami: Surety, you’re joking [NEW VOICES]

It was really a laughable matter but neither of us was laughing. I was staring at the slightly irritated face ...

Op-ed EditorJanuary 31, 2017

Oreoluwa Fakorede: When Fathers fail [NEW VOICES]

by Oreoluwa Fakorede When your natural example is a disaster, how long before your feet find their way off the ...

Op-ed EditorJanuary 30, 2017

Arit Okpo: A woman’s place [NEW VOICES]

by Arit Okpo At an event recently, a University Vice Chancellor was invited to give a talk, her colleague, introduced ...

Op-ed EditorJanuary 27, 2017

Wilfred Okiche: On Buchi Emecheta and the joys of motherhood [NEW VOICES]

by Wilfred Okiche My first encounter with Buchi Emecheta’s work was as a secondary school student growing up in Lagos, ...

Op-ed EditorJanuary 24, 2017

Edwin Okolo: Musings [NEW VOICES]

by Edwin Okolo In 2014 I started writing a manuscript. It took me a year and three months from the ...

Op-ed EditorJanuary 23, 2017

Bolade Ogunfuye: Sometimes violence is the answer [NEW VOICES]

by Bolade Ogunfuye They say: “Violence is never the answer”; I think this is untrue unless you have a very ...

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