Time to feel

May is the month of my birth and this year I turn 50. So, yes I reserve the right of introspection. We were the generation born during the Nigeria Biafra war. My mum says I was the alert that the bombers were arriving. Long before anyone could hear the planes, my tiny voice would scream […]

Of citizenship, protests and responsibility

It was May 1989. I think it must have been on the 24th of May or so. I remember it was a few days to my birthday. I was in my final year at the University of Benin. It was in the hey days of the Ibrahim BadamosiBabangida regime. The Structural Adjustment Programme had just […]

A time to return

“I haven’t had the time to plan returning to the scene because I haven’t left it” –Mike Jagger It is hard sometimes to begin again. To return to the starting blocks, and begin a journey afresh is no mean task, yet there is a pleasure to be derived from going back to yesterday’s dreams because […]