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My Letter Of Appreciation To General Muhammadu Buhari By Michael Afenfia

My letter of appreciation to General Muhammadu Buhari by Michael Afenfia

Dear Major General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), I trust that this letter meets you well. Sorry I have to get across to you in this manner. I don’t know of any other channel to reach you, so please don’t take offence. Last year, I did try, through one of your media aides, Femi Adesina. He may have been too busy to pass on the message of a lowly citizen from the percentage of the country that didn’t vote for you in…

My 2015 Prison Break

My 2015 Prison Break

This week, I decided to share a personal story, one about my visit to Okaka prison, Yenagoa, in 2015. It was a visit that opened my eyes to what it means to be truly free. It made me appreciate afresh what it means to go and come as one pleases and how a simple visit to someone locked away, from a person on the outside, even from a complete stranger, could mean so much to an abandoned inmate and uplift…

First, They Tell You What Not To Wear – By Michael Afenfia

First, They Tell You What Not To Wear – by Michael Afenfia

As an undergraduate studying law in the university back then, I hated attending classes. Now, I didn’t say I hated school or that I hated lectures. Far from it, in fact I was the kind of student of whom they say: ‘he came, he saw and he conquered – the library.’ Not the whole school, just the library and a bit of the refectory area. So it wasn’t the learning I hated, it was the rules about what I could…

And The Oscar Goes To…Dino Melaye! By Michael Afenfia

And the Oscar goes to…Dino Melaye! By Michael Afenfia

If you are a Nigerian actor above 40, you should be very afraid right now. I’m talking Ramsey Noah, Segun Arinze, Fred Amata, Femi Branch, Jim Iyke, or even Richard Mofe-Damijo. Your position as leading men in Nollywood is seriously under threat, and the principal contender is not AY the comedian-turned-actor and movie producer. Though relatively new to the acting scene in the country and not previously identified as an entertainer but an activist, this newcomer, from what we glean…

Dapchi: The Abduction We Saw Coming

Dapchi: The Abduction We Saw Coming

When former President, Dr. Olusegun Obasanjo said at a church service he attended in Otuoke, hometown of another former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, as the two fellowshipped together in the latter’s home church on Sunday 18th February 2018, that the reason it appears as if history repeats itself is because people repeat past mistakes and learn nothing from them, little did we know that his remarks were ominous. Just one day after the octogenarian gave his admonition about learning from the…

Thieving Snakes And Magic Maggi Cubes By Michael Afenfia

Thieving Snakes and Magic Maggi Cubes by Michael Afenfia

If, like me, you grew up watching Tales by Moonlight – that NTA children’s programme very popular in the 80s and 90s, then you would be familiar with the myth of talking animals and spirit beings that shuttle between the land of the living and the dead. However, if Tales by Moonlight isn’t your childhood reality or point of reference for animals doing the impossible then perhaps you were born in a different era or you belong to another social class. That class…