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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Poetry | The Stray Dog



The lamentations began in earnest
Of her widowhood, and constraints and plights;
Which but closed with sharp bargains here and there;.
She speaks more of him in whitewash aside
And confidently boasted of his good manners;

Monday, August 14, 2017

How to Quit Your Odd Jobs, Chase Your Dream and Become Who You Really Should Be.


Hey, now don't get me wrong!

Menial or odd job, so to say, isn't something that I totally dislike.

But making a career out of it consciously or unconsciously is.

Come to think of it, we all someday hope to put up our dream dwellings and these are the guys who will turn the mortar, move the bricks and assist the masons.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Opinion | In Defence of Under Attack 9ice's Song the 'Living Thing'.



Okay, I'm sure you've listened to 9ice's 'living thing' from the album ID CABASSA many times over.

You must have dissected the lyrical content too word for word, sentence for sentence and verse for verse with view to appreciating its thematic direction among others.

Poetry | The Wizard of Milnae


  A popular apocryphal chronicles him
  A rank junior consistent,
  In those distant nights of terror, quietly savouring
  The martial song that boom at dawn,
  Then raves a seasoned scholar
  Among the graduate corps of coup d’états.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Opinion | What Is Johnson Bassey Doing On Top Sports On Top Radio?


Trust me; nothing that I say here is personal.

Deservedly so, it's of essence my honest and unreserved opinion of him based on my observation as an ardent listener of top sports on top radio, a daily sports show anchored by the ace journalist, Godwin Enakhena.

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Poetry | Crescent Clerics and the Sage


An Introduction:

Precisely in 2015, Nigeria achieved a historic feat politically when the first opposition party took the rein of power from the grasp of the sitting government and their was jubilation across the length and breadth of the country.

Opinion | Understanding Why Nobody Can Be Greater Than The Event That Made Him

A Yoruba proverb says 'no matter how long the moustache of a labourer is the one who contracted him remains the master.'

Oh yes, it's another way of saying 'he who pays the piper calls the tune'.

Without much ado, the above proverbs clearly and perfectly set the tone for this discuss which centred on whether a man can be greater than event so to say that produces him?

Now let's bring the talk sharply into sporting context.

Thursday, August 03, 2017

Poetry | IF

If only poetry like some primitive people once thought
Could make a sick body whole again,
Stirs alive a faint heart,

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Poetry | The Old Man of Hou.



In our next poem, titled the ‘The Old Man of Hou”, In a manner of speaking,

I’m just having a high spirited fun at the expense of one our numerous blundering major sovereigns.

Ordinarily, his extraction should be of little or no concern of yours.

Well, the tone might be critical but it’s nothing to be taking seriously.

Like I do writing the poem, please have fun reading it.

Talk soon.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

So you want to be a writer? A Complete Guide for Newbies.

Whetting your appetite!

If you're here, I want to believe you find the post's title kind of engaging.

Its probable too that you're indeed hoping one day to be a writer like title rhetorically posed.

Whichever way, I can assure you that you're in the right place and at the right time too.

To make myself clear, I want to state categorically that I design this tutorial primarily for the next generation of writers in mind.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Opinion: After Judicial Resolution of PDP's In-house Fighting, Any Implication for the Polity and the APC's Federal Government in Particular?


For over two years now, the nation's former ruling party, the people's Democratic Party (PDP) was enmeshed in a serious in-fighting as to who should take over its affairs post general elections’ defeat to the All Progressive Congress (APC) in 2015.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Tutorial: How to Grasp the Meaning of Printed Page: Presenting a Memorized Selection before the Audience (8)



So you want to present a memorized selection before the audience?

Great, if yes!

You should anyways, I must add, because situations will demand for it.

Unavoidably, we're often called upon to re-narrate stuff like details of a newspaper article or a story we've read.

Here, certainly, the synopsis is what is demanded.

But like the rest of the tutorials, you need to know the road map which of course is the crux of this post, the final leg.

Sunday, July 09, 2017

Features: A Memorable Night on 'Mount Israel'




Scene 1: Gas Station

It all began on a wet chilly Wednesday morning few days ago, as I walk briskly along, (bet you, to nowhere in particular) of course, but very mindful of the dirt littering the roads, the splash of stained water made by rushing automobiles and the rowdy crowd of buyers and sellers who had converged by the side-walks of the popular Ile-Epo market, Alimosho, Lagos.

Saturday, July 08, 2017

Poetry: Rupture Ecstasy


An introductory note:

In our next poem, I commemorate a love I thought I’d under control but which slipped away like eel into the sea.

Friday, July 07, 2017

Tutorial: How to grasp the Meaning of Printed Page: Build a Background by a Study of the Author (7


In almost all cases, every work of your favourite author in a way represents part of his autobiography.

The works of a poet for instance reveal his personality and milestones in his professional trajectory.

Monday, July 03, 2017

Poetry: The Rout

Before the Rout,

He was the son of a man
Of considerable wealth and connections;
A child of good blood and ancestry;

Tutorial: How to grasp the Meaning of Printed Page: Using the Imagination to Fill In the Gaps (6)


In grasping the meaning of printed page, another approach that works is the effective use of the reader's imagination.