Lessons Learnt in Freelance Mode

Olaniran Osotuyi, one of my closest friends and colleagues, appeared before a court for the first time on Monday 27. Earlier, a few days earlier, another friend, Abimbola, had also made her first appearance. We were amongst a total of…

From colonial dependence to petro dependence: A video window into the colonial past

Three Roads to Tomorrow – a BP promotional film uses three students from the three different regions of Nigeria to depict the transition from the past to the modernity – from colonial dependence to petro dependence.      And the trains ran…

The Week on Sunday

Pambazuka – Fuel scarcity and renewable energy option for Nigeria’s South-South The Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, FRCN, announced on its 7:00am network news of 14 February 2012, perhaps, as a Valentine gift to the people of Rivers State, that…

The Week on Sunday

Uganda’s Homophobic Parliament vs Concerned Spiritual leaders | Return of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill A renowned spiritual leader and outspoken  proponent for fairness and justice, former Anglican Bishop Christopher Ssenyonjo of West Buganda  seems to think it is excluded. He said…

A history to remember: “Who says being queer is unAfrican?”

  In “The frightful development of this vice amongst the Natives”: Who says being queer is unAfrican?” Zackie Achmat traces the role of missionaries and the colonial state in the control and disciple of the African male body. He begins…