Dear ‘feminist’, why so angry? Viola Okolie

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Dear Facebook Feminists, Why are you all so angry? What exactly are all these issues you have with men and women and children and yourselves and marriage and etc and etc? Who spat in your akamu? I get that we are Nigerians and there is this burning desire to complicate the stupid out of issues or else, we find it difficult to relate, but then surely it gets to a point where too much is more than enough? Are you at that point yet? Or do we have to suffer…

Flying Nigerians and BBCs? I stand with the sacked BA Girl – Viola Okolie

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Being Nigerian in this world is no mean feat. I ruminated over this silently as I watched the extremely slim Turkish girl with the super atrocious grammar, bend my passport into all sorts of incriminating positions, all in a bid to discover a fault line somewhere that would  (perhaps?) justify her conviction that I was Nigerian ergo, travelling on a fake passport. I breathed a silent word of prayer to the non existent Nigerian god of patience as the girl, having molested my passport in every way possible, began to…

Press Statement | Anambra Guber: Chidoka Not Suspended In UPP

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Our attention has been drawn to reports circulating in a section of the media that frontline contender in the November 18, 2017 Anambra governorship election, Chief Osita Chidoka has been suspended from our great party, the United Progressive Party (UPP). This is totally misleading and aimed at destabilizing our great party ahead of our governorship election primaries scheduled for August 19, 2017. For the avoidance of doubt and to set the record straight, Chief Osita Chidoka has not been suspended from the party and he is not facing any disciplinary…

Not too young to run, just too foolish to be taken seriously! – Viola Okolie

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I was ecstatic in the wake of the passage of the #NotTooYoungToRun bill by the Senate. Feeling that the house would easily give a two thirds majority assent and Buhari would be able to sit up long enough to nod, I felt like “this was it”. For long, we had consistently yabbed ourselves about the propensity to prefer otimkpu positions for little crumbs that would fall off the table of power. We wailed about how we were not being allowed a shot at administering this country by those who had…

Dear Nigerian women: Men also Cry – Viola Okolie

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Last week, a video attempted to go viral on social media. A woman was seen in it, wailing and lamenting about something and at first, she almost had me. Dressed all in black, she complained bitterly about someone who had “abducted” her children. Not someone, policemen. Her story, policemen had come to her house in a van and had forcefully removed her children. She did not know who they were or why they took her children, but they had put her “confused and scared children” into the van and driven…

ChampTeen Academy (The New TakeOver for Summer)

What will your teens be up to this summer? Would it be a summer spent watching cartoons and hanging out with friends or would you like to sneak in a few fun yet educational activities for them? Life skills, what are they? Do your teens have them? Are your teens ready for a future that demands as much responsibility from each of the sexes and a collective and collaborative effort towards a better future? Join our champteens academy summer program for teens and set them firmly on the path to…

Nollywood Bad Boy Sambasa Nzeribe: Bae or Nay? 

I don’t know what trips me more about the deliciously decadent Sambasa Nzeribe. The talent that is packed in one human being, or the interpretation of his make up artist? One minute you are gazing at this on screen bad boy and wishing you could press a button and switch him off (hello, it’s television, you can switch him off d’uhhhh); and the next minute, you are with the real life Sambasa Nzeribe. Cherub faced, butter wouldn’t melt demeanor, looks like he wouldn’t know which way to swat a fly…

Dear Slay queens and kings, abeg slay with sense – Viola Okolie

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In case you missed it, something awesome flitted by and set social media on flame this week. It was a total “blink and you miss it” moment, I happened to catch it just by chance and believe me, it was awesome to behold. In a nutshell, South African slay king Shaun Stylist and his slay queen girlfriend Lebo, had been on this #RelationshipGoals thing for a long while. The sum total of their relationship in case you were wondering, would be: matching shoes, matching wristwatches, matching face makeup and a…

Young Nigerian men, I pity una – Viola Okolie

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Dear Young Men,   I never knew the day would come when I would actually write these words but: I pity you all, sometimes. I totally and honestly do and this is not satire or sarcasm or something. There are no hidden meanings or nuances behind the feeling of pure pity I feel when I see what the world and its female dog (otherwise known as Naija Facebook feminism), is trying to turn you all into. I remember when we were active in the dating game back in the days.…