What’s on your mind today? Back on the 13th last month, Mountain Dew released a new commercial (for their Rise drink) that featured NBA megastar LeBron James. At first, I really liked the ad; upon further thought, I began to feel some kinda way. Woke much? First of all, let me say that I am...Continue reading
This happened in the early 2000s. I was chopping it up with friends, and lamenting (as usual) the sorry state of Africa – – francophone Africa in particular. I recall decrying that, “The former France and Belgium colonies are really in such a deplorable state!” I was preaching to the choir. But then I piled...
Over the past few years, the usage term “rape culture” has become commonplace and as popular as a buzzword. To be honest, I hadn’t pay that much attention to all the debates about rape. Like many people, I thought of myself beyond reproach because I have never used coercion to have sex.
Outside the field of play, professional football relies on a meticulously planned schedule that only permits the slightiest of deviations. Over the past decade, we’ve come to expect the same consistency in the football awards, such as the Ballon d’Or that has been under a Cristiano-Lionel duopoly save for a short Luka Modríc interruption. Due...Continue reading
A recent Cornell University study revealed that marriage rates in the United States were at their lowest in 150 years, and added that learned women were the main victims of this phenomenon. With fewer men being “economically attractive”, they were less and less inclined to tie the knot.
Last fall, on a layover in Washington DC, I decided to while away time on Twitter and came across some Nicki Minaj tweets. She was dishing out advice to her Barbies. It was pretty much common sense and I was in agreement… Until she asserted that when you love, you don’t cheat. I wanted to...Continue reading
Over the past decade, Nigeria’s dominance in the arts has been on a steady rise. Today, Nigeria’s influence is simply undeniable. Look around you: more and more people are talking or trying to talk pidgin.
There are not enough words, in my humble opinoion, to describe my love for American Hip-Hop. The likes of Snoop Dogg, 2Pac, The Notorious B.I.G,. and Ma$e spurred me to start writing verses. And even if I don’t listen as much as I used, American Hip-Hop will always have a special place in my heart....Continue reading
My previous post where I was encouraging women to take the lead in courtship elicited strong responses. I was able to observe three types of reactions: Those who agreed with me; Those who disagreed; and, Those who wanted to know how to go about it
These days, the news cycle is dominated by story lines that are particularly depressing. Almost every evening, I have to brace myself and already anticipate hearing about death tolls. On TV, scores of analysts and experts do their best to lay out context, but I still can’t understand what drives men to commit such heinous...Continue reading