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How did I not die in 2016?

How did I not die in 2016? Pretty sure that some smart-ass somewhere will say, “it’s not too late to die in 2016”. You are mad, and I’m here to tell you. Now that we know I’m not alright, let’s do this. *** Have you ever met someone who made you want to be better? You suddenly feel like...

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Is beating your child abuse or discipline?

Seeing all the tweets about how our parents raised us and while some are outrightly funny, others are thought-provoking and sad (A few at the bottom of the page). The question remains, is beating your child abuse, or is it discipline? Do these beatings have lasting effects? Are they necessary? Are there better ways to train the child that do...

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Hello sir, sit your patriarchal ass down

So, someone started the never-ending “is it solely the wife’s responsibility to cook” argument today. And he was furious with his tweets. The angry chap went rambling about how our mothers used to do all the cooking while our fathers did the providing, hence his wife must comply. See rants: Na who vex this bros! pic.twitter.com/nJQFHlnh9W — Sub Delivery...

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Open Letter To Gov. Ambode – On The Ban of Hawkers

Dear Governor Ambode, My name is Chidi Okereke. It appears I am writing you this letter, knowing fully well that there’s only a very slim chance it will get to you. But I will write anyway, because, even though I campaigned vigorously for Jimi Agbaje in the 2015 elections, you won me over when you got to work changing...

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The Boyfriend Snatcher, The Snatchee, and The Snatched

So, a certain Tayo is trending on Twitter because he is dating his ex girlfriend’s friend. Apparently, they were already sleeping with each other before he broke up with his ex, but that’s not my business. Even though the Tayo and his new bae Laila have been dating for a while, the gist only made it to Twitter because...

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I am Sorry, Queens College Girls

I am sorry. I am listening to that Justin Bieber ‘Sorry’ song as I write this, but that is not the reason I am sorry. I am sorry for a whole lot of things, and I implore the reader to please accept my apologies. I am sorry I’m a Nigerian born to unrich people. I mean, if my parents...

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Twitter Analytics – My Social Media Week Masterclass Presentation

On Thursday, at the just concluded Lagos Social Media Week, I was privileged to give a Masterclass lecture on “Understanding Analytics with Twitter”. I’d never been to a Masterclass before, not even as a student, so I felt a little nervous. I mean, what if I messed up the presentation? What if I started stammering? What if someone I owed...

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Nigeria, and the Parable of the Crumbling House

Once upon a time, a man saw a big building and fell in love with it. He was going to convert it to a profitable hotel so he started making plans to own it. He met the custodian of the building and was told it was going to be auctioned in a few weeks. He went on to inspect...

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For Editi Effiong – Because #EditiInspires

Remember when Facebook was the ultimate Social Media platform? Some time in 2009… ehn? Yes, that was when I first saw the name Editi Effiong. He was my cousin Kelechi’s good friend; Facebook suggested him and I added. We became Facebook friends, but never had any form of communication after that. Fastforward 5 years, I was a Corper in...

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Chidi Okereke – 27 Years of Grace

LOL. I remember when I was 16 and all I wanted in life was to be a Rapper. I thought I’d be a multi-millionaire before I turned 25 too. I had my life all planned out: send a demo to Kennis Music, get signed to the number one Record Label in Nigeria before I turned 18, become the next...