Month: February 2017

The Soul Mates

Nnanna was a good disciple of Ras Bingy and his greeting was always “peace and love”. He condemned the extreme materialism which like darkness had blinded the entire society. He wanted nothing to do with pay employment despite his having a university degree. Even as a child Nnanna had sensed that human beings were essentially …

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Necessity Is Bisexual

In the words of Friedrich Nietzsche, “all idealism is falsehood in the face of necessity”, so one needs a self reliant means of livelihod that will enable him to provide the resources that will enable him to meet his basic needs like food, clothing and shelter as well as the education that will enable him …

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A Tree Without Roots

Igbos derailed at the cross roads where modernity met under development and mortgaged their soul as a people for extreme materialism. There are conflicting historical accounts of the origin of the Igbos and according to Marcus Garvey, “a people without knowledge of their past history or culture is like a tree without roots”. Igbos have …

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Broken Inside

  Hey take your digger Dig your own grave Wanna get bigger Make me your slave Gold digging all my life Gotta feed my kids and wife Good God it glitters But my inside’s broken is splinters   It glitters but it ain’t gold Scared, doing what I’m told. One Zulu, his blood down under …

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Modern Cave Men

African critics who lack universal awareness and who have no understanding of the universal culture advocate the limiting of African creative minds to the African “problem”.  Where and when did that peculiar problem arise?  Wasn’t it the superposition of Western values and modernity owing to colonization which led to the erosion of positive African values …

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After Apatheid What Next ?

The present generation of Nigerians is a miserable failure.  They made one grave error when they sort “freedom” from the British.  -They looked towards the future without looking into or beyond that future.  Nigeria and black Africa, even to the present lack serious thinkers, not to talk of intellects of the first order. History has …

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Freedom Verses

Capitalist Minded Socialists They say no matter how long you bathe a pig A pig gonna always be a pig This, they’ve used as a myth for so long We’re fed up and were gonna prove them wrong.3   I took a trip to Ratnapura Sri Lanka Saw a man weeping for his estate He …

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Sheep Without a Shepherd

Great Igbo leaders of the past did not groom successors and success without a successor is failure. They were giant trees that saw themselves respectively, as lone trees that could make a forest. They over shadowed the trees around them which became stunted as shrubs. Now that those giant trees have either fallen or been …

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