Poem: Nigeria! Yes Nigeria

Nigeria Nigeria! Yes Nigeria My motherland A land of diverse laughter Different tribes, different languages And great delicacies Nigeria! Yes Nigeria My motherland Built to scatter Built with confused souls Going on a merry go round leadership Dissecting and forgetting The true warriors to save thy neck Nigeria, my motherland Filled with the world’ best... Continue Reading →

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The Damage Tribalism Has Done To Nigeria

As a child, I knew nothing of tribalism in Nigeria. Well, not until I heard someone say they couldn't marry someone who wasn't a tribesman. My parents are from two different states, having two different cultures, speaking two different languages. The story was that they fell in love and got married. I never knew that... Continue Reading →

Poem: Our Country, Our Tower of Babel.

Like the tower of babel, We are a people of diverse tongues, A confused nation, a menace society ‎Imitators with lack of understanding We are a nation of thieves A nation of corrupt governance A nation of injustice Settled in a vast and prosperous land A land we make no use of We are displaced... Continue Reading →

Nigeria’s history problem needs the light from Half of a Yellow Sun. By Chibundu Onuzo

Half of a Yellow Sun, Biyi Bandele's new film adaption of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's novel, explores the effect of the Nigerian civil war on the lives of four characters. It is a subtle movie of a large war, intimate and revealing of the personal tragedies that took place from July 1967 to January 1970. As I watched those four... Continue Reading →

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