Nigerian playwright derides Welcome to Lagos, shot in teeming slums, as colonialist and patronising A BBC documentary series set in slum areas of Lagos has been branded “condescending” and “colonialist” by Wole Soyinka, the Nobel laureate and one of Nigeria’s most famous living writers. Speaking to the Guardian, Professor Soyinka said that Welcome to Lagos, […]
The BBC documentary ‘Welcome to Lagos’ has become relatively controversial. Some see it as a positive depiction of the poor but ingenious in Nigeria’s teeming commercial center, Lagos. Others see it as a negative and derogatory attempt by a foreign media outlet to once again insult Lagos and Nigerians. While the program was available to […]
My group of Nigerian friends who sat together with melancholy glued to their countenances on that cold winter morning at the popular Nigerian Restaurant in Canning Town, East London, probably underestimated the depth of social decadence and violence sweeping through our nation.
Of what essence is to be in a marriage or relationship if all you get is heartache, distrust, infidelity, pain, anger, frustration, molestation, humiliation, intimidation, marginalization, oppression, assault and battery, stress, nightmares and shame?
This is a rejoinder to Mr. Okachikwu Dibiaâ€™s article entitled â€œIkwerre-Igbo Relationship As Seen By Ohaneze Ndâ€™Igboâ€ published on www.gamji.com wherein he attacked a comment reportedly made by the President of Ohanaeze Ndâ€™Igbo, Chief Ralph Uwechue, that the Ikwerres are Igbos who now deny their true ethnic identity.
Please do not get me wrong, this documentary is a public relation(s) disaster for Nigeria , Nigerians and every thing Nigeria stands for. But I tend to have a different view about this documentary. My opinion is that, British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC 2) deserves special award and commendations for finding time, resources and manpower that […]
I pretend to understand how much hatred President Obama and his administration have towards Nigeria. During his several visits to Africa before and after his inauguration, President Obama has willingly and steadfastly boycotted a visit or stopover at Nigeria, Africaâ€™s number 1 trading partner to USA. I understand that President Obama does not owe Nigeria […]
I have been following with keen interest the decision by the former military ruler, General Ibrahim Babangida to contest the 2011 Presidential election. Personally, I donâ€™t think he (Babangida) will go far.
Itâ€™s quite amazing to see how hard times and austerity can strike up the real beast in humans both in those that claim to be most civilized and their counterparts that are regarded to be less civilized.
Across the globe, Africa is presented as â€˜no goodâ€™ a continent. It is violence, hunger, disease, corruption, poverty and ignorance.