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History

Orompoto – The First Female/Transgender Alaafin Of Oyo

The story of Orompoto stands out in history because of the patriarchal nature of the Nigerian society. It is generally believed that the seat of a king belong to the male folks. It is often unusual to hear of female rulers in Nigeria especially in a state like Oyo. There are traditional laws that bar […]

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History

Luwoo Gbagida – First And Only Female Ooni Of Ife

History isn’t entirely kind to Luwoo Gbagida and this is primarily because of the lack of written evidence. However, oral tradition attests to the reign of Luwoo Gbagida as the 21st Ooni of Ife. There are various accounts of the reign of Luwoo as Ooni of Ife. Some regarded her as brave and just while […]

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Reviews

Movie Review: Citation

Hello there! Just before you go ahead and read this review. I’ll like to establish that these thoughts are solely mine. They do not in any way reflect the intention of the makers of the movie. I must also mention that Kunle Afolayan is an amazing director and Tunde Babalola wrote a masterpiece. The storyline […]

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Personal Experiences

To Oladele Olubunmi – I still think of you.

Today, I remember you again. You know, for a very long time after your departure, I blamed myself for your death. I would spend time after time, re-examining everything you told me a few days before your death. I won’t even lie, your death messed with my head. Maybe, I should have done better. Maybe, […]

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Emotional Intelligence

SELF AWARENESS AND MANAGEMENT COURSE

Over time, I have seen people complain about not achieving set out goals or objectives. I prepared this course with the intention of helping you maximize your being. Self Awareness is the linchpin of Emotional Intelligence. The awareness of self accompanies the need to manage yourself appropriately. Your financial investment in this course doesn’t equate […]

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Article

#JusticeForUwa

Written by: Emeka Anukwe #JusticeForUwa “There is no relationship that coexists between being smart or wise; none. “ ” E never happen to you, no mean say e no fit happen to you” When you try to analyze something, a topic, theme, title, header- anything, first, it is only right you check up the meaning […]

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Prose

IRREDEEMABLE CYCLE

You were 6 years old when you first heard the phrase, “men don’t cry”. Your mum had told you this when Bilikisu; your neighbor’s daughter beat the hell out of you in a street fight. You burst out in tears and ran to your mother. She welcomed you with two thunderous slaps. “Are you insane? […]

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Prose

Saved by the Hit

The cut on my head must have been deeper than I thought. My white blouse was already drenched in blood. I put a hand to the wound as I made my way to the car I parked down the road. Thankfully, I remember where I parked the car. That would serve as one of the […]

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Prose

OBSESSED

written by Divine’s ink “I couldn’t hold back anymore! I had to do it”. I said as I spoke to the Officer before me. I didn’t even care about hiding the truth. In fact, was glad I did what I did. The detective looked at me inquiring more. Apparently, he was used to people pleading […]

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Poetry

To my one true love:

written by Divine’s ink My day begins when we lock our hands in prayers and ends with you, planting a kiss on my forehead. My sunshine You cause me to glow even in the darkest storm. And when it rains? You are constantly by my side, shielding me from the harshness of the weather. I […]