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| PSA – Much Ado About Being Cultured In Nigeria|

In law school, during the mandatory dinner organized for us, we were expected to eat in a cultured manner. Food that was meant to be enjoyed became a burden. I saw friends and colleagues struggle with dinning etiquettes. Fork and knife mandate became a Beethoven rehearsal. I am very good with fork and knife (I love it) but how does that make me more cultured than someone who dines with a spoon?
In Nigeria, if I speak English with Igbo influence, my people say I have Igbo tongue, but when a foreigner speaks with native influence, we call it accent. C’mon fellow Nigerians, that is ridiculous. A lady went for a conference in Greece and after delivering her lectures on International Law was ushered to a wine tasting event to pass the time. Of course she could not decipher one wine from the other. All she knew was the wine was sweet. The foreigners near her gave her that unwanted stare – “uncultured person”.

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| A Poem To My Mother |

Nothing can replace our mothers or our mother’s love. This poem is nothing compared to all the love and appreciation they should hear everyday….

| The Art Of Introspection |

From elections to wars we find ourselves trapped in cycles we cannot escape. We constantly entertain mass murderers who promise us revolution…