Featured Notes Wole Olaoye

Yorubaland: Sectarianism Doomed

Reading Time: 6 minutes Image Credits: Superstock. WHEN BASHORUN JK RANDLE (scion of the illustrious Randle family of Lagos) handed over the property of his late aunt, Alhaja Munirat Muhammed, at 14A Bashorun Street, Ikoyi, to the Muslim community through the Lagos Central Mosque, many people who did not understand the symbiotic relationship between Christians and Muslims in Nigeria’s Read More…

Featured Notes Wole Olaoye

The god-trepreneurs

Reading Time: 5 minutes Image Credits: Gerd Altmann/Pixabay. Woe unto thee O land whose destiny is ruled by superstitions instead of production, thou shall continue to be vassals of the diligent, hewers of water and fetchers of firewood for the household of your former enslavers. Granted that the history of the black man has been tempestuous, but contemporary happenings Read More…

Featured Notes Wole Olaoye

Aluta Stopay!

Reading Time: 6 minutes Image Credits: Adekunle Ajayi/NurPhoto/Getty Images. A LUTA CONTINUA! VITÓRIA É CERTA! (The struggle continues! Victory is certain!) That was our singsong in those heady student union days when our blood boiled with patriotic fervour as we challenged the excesses or inadequacies of our unelected military fiefs. That battle cry is so central to the raison Read More…

Featured Notes Wole Olaoye

How To Organise, Not Afghanise

Reading Time: 5 minutes Image Credits: Shutterstock. CONTEMPORARY AFRICA COMPRISES countries cobbled together by colonialists for their own interest. In the case of Nigeria, British colonialism was, as playwright Ola Rotimi would put it, in the service of their ‘female king’. The two hitherto distinct halves of Nigeria (Northern and Southern Protectorates) have managed to stay together as one Read More…