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Essays | Beautiful Nubia is My Favorite Musician of the Decade

One: Nubia, Mimesis and the Philosophy of Preferences I do remember, quite vividly, dancing to ‘Segun Akinlolu’s jagbalajugbu when I was in junior secondary school in my parent’s backyard, say age eleven, twelve. This was in the early 2000s. My back, slightly bent.  Arms formed a V-shape. I made my legs take turn to split apart Read More

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Photo Essay: Mount Rainier, A Day in the Summer

Over the summer, I visited Seattle in Washington State to present the progress of one of my doctorate research projects at the 14th Annual Conference of the Metabolomics Society. After the conference, with the great help of two adventurous friends, we dropped by the famous Mount Rainier. The Journey Begins…   It was my first-time Read More

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“I was a Rapper”: My Lost, Unreleased Mixtapes.

Life is nonlinear  –  My unreleased, lost mixtapes –  A Nigerian Rap Superstar. One thing has always intrigued me, about life, growing up. It is the unpredictability inherent in it. Friends, life is non-linear, and the nature of it despise concrete and rigid planning. I rarely write about myself on the blog, as I prefer Read More

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BAUDELAIRE'S ‘L'Albatros’ AND THE RESOURCE CURSE

Ses ailes de géant l’empêchent de marcher – Wole Soyinka, and the fumes of Nigeria petroleum –  The best way to waste your time (assuming you want to) I am not a poem-person (most likely to my disadvantage), but I somehow stumbled on the 1861 Charles Baudelaire’s ‘L’Albatros’ several years ago. I can’t remember understanding Read More

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BAUDELAIRE’S ‘L’Albatros’ AND THE RESOURCE CURSE

Ses ailes de géant l’empêchent de marcher – Wole Soyinka, and the fumes of Nigeria petroleum –  The best way to waste your time (assuming you want to) I am not a poem-person (most likely to my disadvantage), but I somehow stumbled on the 1861 Charles Baudelaire’s ‘L’Albatros’ several years ago. I can’t remember understanding Read More