After going through its two hundred and eighty-three pages, one could say that the author, Achalugo Chioma Ezekobe, set out to tell a story about animism in Igbo mythology in the novel titled – Mmirinzo: The ones who are rain.
Olivia, a lawyer in Lagos has been chosen from her lineage to bear the power of controlling rain. The story takes us through the troubles she faces until she accepts this responsibility.
Continue reading Book review: Mmirinzo – The choice not made
Is it possible to make a shoe that will make you run faster? Nike thinks it is. So in 2016, they released the Nike Vaporfly 4%.
This is what they look like.
Continue reading Sneakers series: EP 1 – Nike ZOOMX Vaporfly NEXT%
On my way to work,
I have to stop at Allen Avenue, to wait out the rain.
Two children walk past, wearing Sterling Bank raincoats,
More prepared than I will ever be for the day’s task.
I have always been fascinated by rain.
Continue reading Waiting out the rain
When I stand up on a rooftop at night,
And watch the lights go out,
One after the other / I ask myself,
Are we really going to sleep?
Is this why we have nightmares?
Continue reading Is this why we have nightmares?
I heard Wana Udobang perform ‘The Banquet’ at the Ake Arts and Book Festival of 2015, using the preparation of a feast as metaphor for the many lessons life teaches us, she kept the audience spellbound. I watched as she swiveled on stage, pouring her soul into the performance, her husky voice washing over the audience.
Wana is perhaps the only poet I know who sheds real tears while performing her own poems. She believes in immersing oneself in art, whether you are consuming or producing. With her, it is go deep or go home.
By the time of the release of her album ‘In Memory of Forgetting’, I already knew most of the poems in it, as I had heard her perform them on several stages, including the Lagos International Poetry Festival in 2016 and could recite many of the lines by heart. Still, I was close to tears when I listened to the second poem titled ‘Untitled’.
Continue reading Wana Udobang keeps hope alive in her new album