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Atoke’s Monday Morning Banter: Guest Or Nicely Dressed Help

Atoke’s Monday Morning Banter: Guest Or Nicely Dressed Help

Monday, April 21st, 2014

Holidays bring bliss, relaxation and delicious food. For others, it is the time to try and get in as many visits as possible; or even a time to clear out your wardrobe or clean out your store. For some, it…

Atoke’s Monday Morning Banter: Nobody Likes A Snitch

Atoke’s Monday Morning Banter: Nobody Likes A Snitch

Monday, April 14th, 2014

As the youngest child, I’d constantly give my parents the scoop on things that went on around the house when their backs were turned. It wasn’t long before I learned that I suffered more from telling than from keeping my…

Atoke’s Monday Morning Banter: Tales By EHarmony

Atoke’s Monday Morning Banter: Tales By EHarmony

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Every time I think about the fact that my EHarmony subscription is just a waste of money, I remember that it a rich source of material for my writing. Last year, I had gone back and forth on the site…

Atoke’s Monday Morning Banter: Measure of Seriousness

Atoke’s Monday Morning Banter: Measure of Seriousness

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Do you know that feeling of stark loneliness that hits you when you’ve been away and you come back to an empty house? I’m currently struggling with a bout of something like that. It doesn’t help that I had an…

Atoke’s Monday Morning Banter: If You Were President…

Atoke’s Monday Morning Banter: If You Were President…

Monday, March 24th, 2014

Happiness is a choice. This is something I tell myself all the time; it is the one thing that keeps me going. When something overwhelmingly difficult threatens to shake the roots of my being, I remember that it is a…

Atoke’s Monday Morning Banter: I’d Like to Spend a Night in An Igloo

Atoke’s Monday Morning Banter: I’d Like to Spend a Night in An Igloo

Monday, March 17th, 2014

It’s been a little over a week since the Malaysian Airlines MH370 went off course and off the radar. I have been following the story with a lot of curiousity, because it has just been so freaking weird. Authorities have…

Atoke’s Monday Morning Banter: Food Experiments

Atoke’s Monday Morning Banter: Food Experiments

Monday, March 10th, 2014

They say you never know what you’ve got till it’s gone. One minute you’re soaking up as many episodes of House of Cards as you can, and the next, you’re already thinking ‘What do I have planned for the second…

Atoke’s Monday Morning Banter: A Touch of Blue

Atoke’s Monday Morning Banter: A Touch of Blue

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

I’m one of those people who has not been blessed with the ability to stay awake to watch American awards. It doesn’t help that they have them on Sundays and staying up to watch TV on a ‘school night’ just…

Atoke’s Monday Morning Banter: Operation Delta

Atoke’s Monday Morning Banter: Operation Delta

Monday, February 24th, 2014

Some people say that one of things they find cute about some couples is the fact that “they’re so in love that they even start to look alike”.  This line of reasoning has always given me cause to pause and…

Atoke’s Monday Morning Banter:  Three Orange Men

Atoke’s Monday Morning Banter: Three Orange Men

Monday, February 17th, 2014

On Valentine’s day, I took my lonesome self to the cinema – for two reasons. The first reason was that I really needed to go for a run. The second reason was because Monuments Men… was opening that night in

Atoke’s Monday Morning Banter: The Thin Line Between Sentiment & Hoarding

Atoke’s Monday Morning Banter: The Thin Line Between Sentiment & Hoarding

Monday, February 10th, 2014

I am one of those people who get weirdly animated when I’ve finished reading a good book. Last week, I told as many people as possible that they need to read Ngugi Wa Thiong’O’s Wizard of The Crow…. It

Atoke’s Monday Morning Banter: Death By Dropping By

Atoke’s Monday Morning Banter: Death By Dropping By

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

Weekends were made in China… because they never last…“. One minute you’re basking in the deliriousness of the anticipation of the weekend and next thing you know, it’s all over. When we were younger, weekends were simply blissful.

Atoke’s Monday Morning Banter: I Can Never Shop At Primark

Atoke’s Monday Morning Banter: I Can Never Shop At Primark

Monday, January 27th, 2014

One of the most fundamental lessons you learn ‘Coping With Winter 101′ is ‘The Art of Layering’. Thermal underwear, then your t-shirt, followed by a jumper – or two, depending on the intensity of the cold and your threshold of…

Atoke’s Monday Morning Banter: Love Don’t Live Here No More

Atoke’s Monday Morning Banter: Love Don’t Live Here No More

Monday, January 20th, 2014

The movie Titanic is one that is capable of making me cry, irrespective of how many times I watch it. Apart from the fact that it tells the story of everything that could go wrong when there’s too much self-aggrandizement,…

Atoke’s Monday Morning Banter: A Tale of The Ex & The Boo

Atoke’s Monday Morning Banter: A Tale of The Ex & The Boo

Monday, January 13th, 2014

Do you know that feeling where after you finish exams, you don’t know if you should sleep for 18 hours at a stretch; or just drink a lot of wine and collapse from excess consumption? Everyone who has been to…

Atoke’s Monday Morning Banter: Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire

Atoke’s Monday Morning Banter: Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire

Monday, January 6th, 2014

If you are regular on this column, by now you are aware that I’m currently battling with an addiction. No, not coffee. No, not The Sims either. It is the addiction to a game called Candy Crush! Well, seeing as…

Atoke’s Monday Morning Banter: That’s What Friends Are For

Atoke’s Monday Morning Banter: That’s What Friends Are For

Monday, December 30th, 2013

This time last year, I  was completely consumed by thoughts of Cancer. My 34 year old friend was dying and there was nothing I could do about it. On days when he did speak, I’d spend as long as I…

Atoke’s Monday Morning Banter: In Your Christmas Hamper

Atoke’s Monday Morning Banter: In Your Christmas Hamper

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

At this time of the year, my brain starts shutting down from the 15th. There’s something that takes me on a downward spiral from that date. There’s zero zest for work and even very little desire to write. From that…

Atoke’s Monday Morning Banter: Mish Mash Moments

Atoke’s Monday Morning Banter: Mish Mash Moments

Monday, December 16th, 2013

Immediately the news of the South African interpreter broke out, I was convinced I had my banter topic on lock down. Thamsanqa Jantjie had provided something I was going to spin into something on Monday morning. {If for some reason…

Atoke’s Monday Morning Banter: Ordinary Person, Extraordinary Life

Atoke’s Monday Morning Banter: Ordinary Person, Extraordinary Life

Monday, December 9th, 2013

Usually when someone dies, we find ourselves in a reflective mood. We laud their achievements and mourn their loss with a certain intensity which slowly fades away as other things happen. Life goes on. Those who have died have gone;…

Atoke’s Monday Morning Banter: Value those Passport Pages

Atoke’s Monday Morning Banter: Value those Passport Pages

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

As the year draws to a close, you find people taking a stock of what they’ve gone through and overcome in the course of the year. Plans begin for what I believe is the most commercialized season in the year. …

Atoke’s Monday Morning Banter: My Godchild is Cooler than Yours

Atoke’s Monday Morning Banter: My Godchild is Cooler than Yours

Monday, November 25th, 2013

A few weeks ago, I took a leisurely ‘scroll’ down the streets of InstagramVille. It was a regular day on Instagram – photos of partying with Nigerian celebrities; food and the accompanying work out by members of #FitFam; and selfies…

Atoke’s Monday Morning Banter: First Things First

Atoke’s Monday Morning Banter: First Things First

Monday, November 18th, 2013

The first time I tasted the delightfully sweet and savoury goodness called ‘GizDodo’ I knew I was hooked for life. That perfect blend of the sweetness of fried plantain, with the sensory crunchiness of peppered gizzard – absolutely mind blowing.…

Atoke’s Monday Morning Banter: For the Love of Mr. Darcy

Atoke’s Monday Morning Banter: For the Love of Mr. Darcy

Monday, November 11th, 2013

If you spent your weekend watching the modern day adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Predjudice like I did, you’re probably going to feel as I felt all of Saturday. Mushy, and uncontrollably loving the idea of love and money…

Atoke’s Monday Morning Banter: The Child ‘Rearer’

Atoke’s Monday Morning Banter: The Child ‘Rearer’

Monday, November 4th, 2013

In the first quarter of this year, I decided to put together a list of the funniest videos on YouTube in 2013 for the BN audience. Every time I looked at the list, I thought… “I’ll work on this later,…