Tag: tolu ogunlesi

June 13, 2012

The cemetery, by Tolu Ogunlesi

Note: Extract from an untitled novel This city where death stalked the streets without bothering to disguise itself; where not ...

June 4, 2012

Tolu Ogunlesi: We’ve been here before #pain #anger #tears (YNaija FrontPage)

Today, the dead and the living have chosen to mourn each other. ]This poem was written in 2005, for the victims ...

May 28, 2012

Tolu Ogunlesi: The honeymoon is over – An anniversary letter to President Jonathan (YNaija FrontPage)

As the weeks have rolled into months, it has become clear that one needs a lot more than an inspiring ...

May 14, 2012

“Go drink battery water!”- When Arsenal fans got mad at Tolu Ogunlesi…

Never p**s off a football fan, especially one of a team who’s been deprived of any silverware for several years ...

April 9, 2012

Tolu Ogunlesi: Kabiyesi and other African stories (YNaija Frontpage)

Lords and Emperors all, forgetting that power never lasts forever, and that the evil that men do lives after them, ...

April 2, 2012

Tolu Ogunlesi: “Angels need not apply” – Lessons I have learnt (YNaija Frontpage)

Government matters: Much of Nigeria’s private sector success has taken place in spite of the government. Her success stories, e.g. ...

March 30, 2012

Have government critics outlived their usefulness?

by Gabriel Ola For there to be change in Nigeria, there must be a revolution. If we won’t have a ...

March 26, 2012

Tolu Ogunlesi: “Okonjo-Iweala for President” (YNaija Frontpage)

What are you up to this time? I’ve seen you making frantic phone calls and generally appearing busy Oh boy, ...

March 24, 2012

Get Ready! Youth Marketing Conference to hold in Lagos on 27 & 28 March with Wikipedia Founder Jimmy Wales, Governor Babatunde Fashola, Tolu Ogunlesi and other speakers

by Chi Ibe Now  in its second edition, the Youth Marketer Converge Conference (YMC 2.0) is scheduled to take place in ...

March 19, 2012

Tolu Ogunlesi: Government – to go in or to stay out? II [YNaija Frontpage]

Last week I wrote about the “Stay-outers” versus “Engagers” conundrum: the questions that many well-meaning (emphasis on that) young Nigerians ...

March 12, 2012

Tolu Ogunlesi: Government – to go in or to stay out? (YNaija Frontpage)

All too often we have seen ‘good’ men and women go into government and come out unrecognisable. It’s becoming a ...

March 5, 2012

Tolu Ogunlesi: “This ‘Youth’ of a thing!” (YNaija Frontpage)

I suspect it’s high time we cured ourselves of a certain blind optimism in the power of the ‘youth’. Julius ...

February 28, 2012

#ThePowerList: Tolu Ogunlesi, Japheth Omojuwa, Linda Ikeji… who else? Check out our list of the Top 10 powerful young people in Nigeria’s new media space!

Introducing The Annual YNaija Power List! We present the most influential young Nigerians under 35 in Business, Fashion, Media, Entertainment, ...

February 20, 2012

Who is an Afropolitan? With the help of Tolu Ogunlesi and others, CNN tackles the question

  By Chi Ibe The word Afropolitan first appeared in a 2005 magazine article by Nigerian/Ghanaian writer Taiye Selasi. Selasi ...

January 18, 2012

Tolu Ogunlesi: Why Nigerians are no longer content with ‘suffering and smiling’

    By Tolu Ogunlesi, Special to CNN   If North Korea is the crying capital of the world, Nigeria ...

OluwapelumiNovember 21, 2011

You Tweet! "An angry girlfriend will make me close down my Twitter account," says @eaboyeji

by ‘Ifreke Inyang Iyinoluwa Aboyeji is the Director of Research and Development, Empowerment Squared and the co-founder of Bookneto (www.bookneto.com). What ...

OluwapelumiNovember 16, 2011

And the Winner of the September/October You Tweet! Series is…

by ‘Ifreke Inyang The You Tweet! series has produced yet another winner. In the months of September and October, we ...

OluwapelumiSeptember 9, 2011

You Tweet! “Now, Facebook is like the village mansion that remains locked most of the time,” saysTolu Ogunlesi

  by Ifreke Inyang [@Ifreke]   There’s hardly any Nigerian tweeter that doesn’t know Tolu Ogunlesi. Full of amazing wit ...

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