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POETRY: STAY IN YOUR HOUSE

In Lagos you don't talk to strangers You do not answer when Someone calls 'Sister!' or 'Brother' By the roadside, in a park, in a market Lest you become something strange- Something else Don't help that old woman pick her money from the floor Or else you'll turn into a yam tuber If you help that man pass his bus fare He will make you disappear Like magic Don't give alms to beggars They will surely transfer their infirmities to you Because they are that powerful The lame will walk home rejoicing, while  You are left to wonder what suddenly happened To your legs If someone stops in their metal-on-tyres To ask for directions You'd better not answer them! Next thing you have been TAKEN And Liam Neeson won't come for you In fact, if you like yourself Just stay in your house Don't answer any visitors Don't come out

SONG OF THE WEEK

"Just Give Me a Reason"-Pink ft Nate Ruess Artiste: P !nk ft Nate Ruess Year: 20 12 Album: The Truth About Love Genre: Pop Awards: Grammy won     P!nk is an American singer-songwriter, dancer and actress. She started out in 1995 with an Rnb girl group called 'Choice', which disbanded three years later. She released her solo debut album, Can't Take Me Home in 2000. Some of her other best-selling albums include; Mizzundaztood(2001), Funhouse(2008) and The Truth About Love(2012). She has sold over 60 million albums worldwide, and has won three Grammy awards. Nate Ruess is an Americ an singer and songwriter, and the lea d singer of the band FUN. He is also a solo musician. I think the collaboration of these two pop/rock artistes was a genius idea Download "Just Give Me a Reason" Lyrics   Right from the start You were a thief You stole my heart And I your willing victim I let you see the parts of me That weren&

FICTION: A FAMILY AFFAIR

Photo Credit: Vi Truong It came out of nowhere- like a sudden sharp blow. No one suspected that anything of the sort could happen. We were, to many, a model family, well-to-do and happy and beautiful. My mother, Bola Chibuzor was a very good-looking woman, her looks betraying her 45 years. She was born in Ibadan as the last of four children and the only girl, to Pastor Adewale and his wife Funlola, a businesswoman. She was very light-skinned, and sometimes got mistaken for an Igbo woman. She was a disciplined and religious woman, and this discipline, with pure talent, had helped her build her fashion design company from scratch.  My Father was a businessman involved in three businesses- Oil, Shipping and a restaurant chain. Daddy actually started out as a cook. He still boasts that his excellent cooking had been too much of a temptation for our mother, who was a regular at his mother’s restaurant during her Youth Service in Imo state. Four years later they were

Movie review: QUEEN OF KATWE

Year : 2016 Director : Mira Nair Producer : John B. Carls Screenwriter : William Wheeler Cast : Lupita Nyong’o, Madina Nalwanga, David Oyelowo Genre : Biographical, Drama, Sports Based on the ESPN article and book by Tim Crothers Phiona Mutesi, a young girl from the slums of Katwe, Uganda, discovers chess, and with the help of her coach, Robert Katende, becomes a prodigy, overcoming numerous obstacles. Rating: 4/5 Phiona Mutesi(Nalwanga) lives with her mother(Nyong’o) and siblings in a hovel in katwe. Life is tough and they barely scrape by. One day, she discovers a group of children playing chess, tutored by Robert Katende(Oyelowo). This discovery leads Phiona into a realm of greater possibilities, as she masters the game, despite not being able to read. Katende sees the potential in her, and takes her under his wing, training her for greater aspirations, like representing the whole country internationally. This was the first movie I ever we

Poetry: HOME

  Photo cred: Howng.com     You are dramatic You are loud You are exciting, full of life You are formidable Tight columns of machines Fender to bumper, stand-still Water Badagry, Ologe and Elegbeta You are abundant You are beautiful Tomato reds, Danfo-yellow Night lights You thrive Thick market crowds Like a giant colony of busy ants You are high maintenance Classy lady sipping a Cocktail By the pool in the 5-star hotel You are savage A wild horse Dangerous But you are home

SONG OF WEEK

"I'm yours"- Jason Mraz Artiste: Jason Mraz Year: 2008 ( whaaaat!) Album: We sing, We Dance, We Steal Things   Genre: Pop Awards: Grammy nominated (twice) Jason Mraz is an American singer and songwriter who released his debut studio album, Waiting for My Rocket to Come in 2002. He released his second album, Mr. A-Z in 2005. Mraz has won two Grammy awards. We sing, We dance, We steal things is his third studio album released in 2008. He released Love is a Four-Letter Word in 2012, and Yes! in 2014. Though this song is eight years old already, I can't quit getting psyched about it! Download "I'm Yours" Lyrics Well, you done done me and you bet I felt it I tried to be chill, but you're so hot that I melted I fell right through the cracks Now I'm trying to get back Before the cool done run out I'll be giving it my bestest And nothing's gonna stop me but divine intervention. I reckon, it's