TAKE THE KNEE

I am a football fan. An Arsenal fan. In the world cup I support England and Nigeria and, in both teams, it almost always ends in heartbreak because we cheer with our hearts knowing that our boys may not make it… in England’s case we have been waiting since 1966 and although I was not…

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SPRING | A REBIRTH

Spring. A season of rebirth and hope and harvest. It gives us a reason to look forward to the days ahead. Nothing is more hopeful that this particular season of harvest. We make plans but with caution, coming out of this pandemic has left us all, all of us with an indelible scar. We are…

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WHAT’S HAPPENING… IN TIGRAY

In 2020, whilst the events in the US rode roughshod over everything else, political or otherwise, around the globe, there was a conflict brewing in the East of Africa, the horn of the continent, in Ethiopia, between the Tigray tribe and its federal government. So what is happening in Tigray? Let’s take a short walk…

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HOME | THE DISHWASHER

If there is one thing the pandemic has taught, me its that the dishwasher is one of the most, if not the most pointless home appliances to be created and installed in a home. I understand that for industrial kitchens and what not and maybe a large family but on the real, it is more…

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RANDY PAUSCH | TIGGER OR EEYORE

I think about Randy Pausch a lot, specifically his last lecture. More specifically, his Eeyore, Tigger analysis. You can watch it here Randy Pausch was a father of three boys who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, a disease he fought time and again until the doctors found that there is nothing more they could do…

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MEGHAN, HARRY & THE PRESS

In 2007 we witnessed, the entire world witnessed, the breakdown of Britney Spears. So public and so undone, we witnessed this young woman whose career was on course to make her a bonafide legend in the industry, come apart before our eyes. The press ran its stories with searing and jeering headlines, putting it all…

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CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER…

They don’t make them like this anymore. There is a plaque in my apartment that I handmade, fashioned from IKEA shelves, painted white and on it are the notes of Edelweiss, from Rodgers and Hammerstein, the best score ever, in my opinion. The Sound of Music was of my generation even though it was decades…

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THAT’S NOT MY NAME

I have never seen an episode of Love Island, I doubt I ever will, but having followed the recent story of the dispute between Yewande Biala and Lucie Donlan on social media, it’s safe to say I want to fight on Yewande’s behalf. As a child of Nigerian ex-pats, because immigrants is so last year,…

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46. NOT JUST ANOTHER WEDNESDAY

I didn’t think we’d make it to today without further incident. Three Wednesdays before this, the world witnessed an insurrection incited by the president of the United States. The Wednesday after that, said president was being impeached in a most bi-partisan effort and this Wednesday, a new president has been successfully inaugurated as the next…

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