The Baobab Tree Analogy

I recently published an article on Child Trafficking: Child Ping-Pong where i shared the experience of a long-lost friend which sparked up conversations with my readers. In a similar light, a reader decided to share her experience which I found intriguing. It’s my first time reading about workplace abuse. We go through life everyday thinking we […]

Memoirs of a Madman 3

Part 3 Episode 2: Power Vs. Influence We had a breakfast of oatmeal, honey and poached eggs. Zara left for a humanitarian meeting and I looked over the content of the war folder. The main suspect behind the rebel movement was a man named Zain Sadiqi and he looks just like King Lenny’s description of […]

Memoirs of a Madman 2

Part 2 Episode 2: The Merchant of Death 2 Quite the short entry but full of pride and power, I can see how the fear of the British changed into the pride of a crowned prince. Zara must never find out how the Sokoto kingdom came to be our allies and as such, I destroyed […]

Memoirs of a Madman 2

Part 2 Episode 1: The Merchant of Death Zara was angry with me and was becoming more irritable due to the fact I had spent all my waking moments with the journal. I tried to explain that to stop the war in Mozambique and Botswana, I needed to understand what my grandfather did during his […]

Memoirs of a Madman

Part 1 Episode 2: Choosing sides Journal Entry 16th February 1943 The royal contingent and I finally met with the Emir of Kano after two days of waiting. We were treated to a feast of northern delicacy. The northerners do not drink wine due to the fact that they are Muslims and wine wasn’t served […]

Memoirs of a Madman

Part 1 Episode 1: Down Memory Lane Its 1990, the 40th year of the formation of the Benin Kingdom, the Oba (now called the King) has just passed away at 83 years. King Lenny Opobo was a truly great King, he united the other monarchs such as the Emir of Kano, Sultan of Sokoto, Ooni […]

That Dreaded Zone

It’s one of the darkest, coldest and loneliest places on the earth. People in that zone have been placed there either by others or entered there unwillingly, and others in the zone have been there without even knowing they are deep in the unescapable regions of the zone. The zone is not some dark evil […]

Lost in Translation

Movies have often romanticized the notion of being lost in a strange place where you can neither speak the local dialect nor possess their local currency and have no clue of  your next point of action. You meet a stranger who is nice to you and helps you deal with your dilemma and that ends well; […]

The Madman, The Sensate & The Genius

We live in a world of “survival of the fittest” thanks to our ecosystem. Therefore, to survive living things process external stimulus through different senses while human beings process information through their five senses. Some senses are consciously at work while others work on a subconscious level.

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