“Uche, Face your work oh” by Dr Uche Anyanwagu

I returned from Abuja that evening and was told by my enthusiastic cousin that we now have another doctor in the compound. He was obviously elated to have a resident doctor since myself and my uncle were far away… We have several roles played by different professions in medical practice. Just like the human body it serves, the diverse professionals in this field need to work together to achieve a common goal – good health. Though this unity is very important, some degrees of independence is needed and each profession…

Omawumi is a beautiful Itsekiri Bride! 

Congratulations are in order for beautiful Nigerian vocal powerhouse [Omawunmi] who got hitched yesterday in her native Warri; Delta. She looked quite beautiful in her native bridal gowns!  She married her long time partner who is a real estate broker/property developer. They already have a child together.  As expected, all of Omawunmi’s Celebrity friends were there to witness her marry her heartthrob, including Waje who couldn’t stop sharing beautiful pictures of the ceremony on her Instagram page.  By the way, Omawunmi is officially the first celebrity to get married this…

Doctors Are Patients by Dr Uche Anyanwagu

It had been a very tumultuous night shift in the newly relocated ever-busy Children’s Emergency Room (CHER) of a Teaching Hospital, east of the Niger. On this fateful night, I was not feeling too well but I had no choice than to man the almost 100-bedded emergency room with a Registrar whose main occupation that night was to man the 6-spring bed in the doctors’ call room.  As expected, it turned to be a very busy call for me, even as my “village people” were busier blowing white powder in…

Word of Advice to every upcoming Fashion Designer/Entrepreneur by Mazeli Mbanefo

Brand value and recognition takes years of hardwork, consistency, patience and exceeding customer’s expectations over and over again to achieve… That’s why I can’t seem to understand alot of  Oloriburukupreneurs I’ve met in Lagos; You have no brand name what so ever other than some half baked slogan of a name which anyone with half a brain could easily come up with, yet you want to sell me your product for an exorbitant amount of money, with an attitude to add.   Few months back,  someone tried to sell a tie&dye …

Open Letter to his excellency Atiku Abubakar: Let’s Have a Townhall by Gerald Konwea

 As 2019 draws near, what remains clearer than his Excellency Atiku Abubakar‘s bid to run for President is the uncertainty of the future of Nigeria. I wouldn’t normally do this but because we are closer to our first private sector leadership, i’d like to have your attention for a sec. I also hope his Excellency will take the time to read through and to digest this letter as it is more for him than it is for others. A few days before 2017 ran out, I was in the company of…

The helplessness of Chance by Akinlabi Omo-Oso

CeCe woke up that morning on a wave of positive feelings―residual joy from the meeting with her adviser the day before. Recalling now the tenor of their conversation, but even more particularly, the part she had dreamt of and replayed in her mind ever since: “If you continue with this steam for the next three semesters CeCe, you will graduate top of your class, hell, maybe the entire university!” said Professor Douglas in his characteristic irreverent style, the only one of her lecturers who didn’t call her Cecilia―the name she…

‘Stroking’ our Lives away by Dr Uche Anyanwagu

I turned and faced the elderly lady (let’s say she’s Mrs Wright) and asked about her past medical history. Just as most whites are wont, she was ready, loaded with an arsenal of all the sicknesses she had and still has. She was very quick to say the following words that left my mouth agape, no matter how hard I tried that Wednesday morning to act professionally and hide my surprise and shock- “Yes!…” she said, with her voice dismissing it as a normal every day experience. “I’ve had two…

Tiwa Savage’s scary Airport Moment 

Imagine flying for several hours (or less), anxious to get to your destination. And just as the plane finally touches the tarmac and taxies down the runway to a halt, a thief comes in,  opens the cargo hold and steals all of your luggages and those of other passengers!  Now that sounds like a good plot twist for a really good film; take note, Nollywood. Unfortunately, the scenario above isn’t fiction. Instead, it is what happened recently in Lagos to two of Nigeria’s greatest singers- Tiwa Savage and Wizkid.  Rumour had…

Warning: Stop Telling Rita Dominic to Go Get Married! 

Nigerian A-list actress Rita Dominic has never minced words when telling Nigerians that she is comfortable being unmarried. According to her, she will marry when she wants to, not because society demands that of her. Unfortunately, despite reiterating this many times, many people still feel the need to remind her that her biological clock is ticking away. A fan of hers had the nerve to literately tell her to get married already, and her response to him was savage, to say the least.  It all went down on Instagram after…

Travel Alert: Ethiopian Airlines by Fisayo Soyombo

Dear friends, This may be useful for you or for someone you know ‘who knows someone who knows someone’ planning to travel this Yuletide. PLEASE STEER CLEAR OF ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES, unless you or your loved one will not check any luggage in.  Whenever you board an Ethiopian Airlines flight, your check-in luggage isn’t safe. This advisory is to save you the heartbreak of long travels to your loved ones without the Yuletide gifts and other belongings you spent long hours and valuable cash purchasing.  An expected observation is, but Ethiopian…