Tagged ‘Mayowa Idowu’

Mayowa Idowu: For Nkosi Johnson

Mayowa Idowu: For Nkosi Johnson

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

It was a year into the new millennium and my father had picked up the Guardian (As always). Unusually for me, I was able to take in the contents of the cover. Normally, my first port of call would have…

Movie Review:  Mandela, The Long Walk to Freedom

Movie Review: Mandela, The Long Walk to Freedom

Monday, December 9th, 2013

The idea of Idris Elba polarises. To women, he’s a sex symbol. Handsome, tall, bearded and blessed with a pleasing to the ear British accent. To men he’s another of those figures we are somewhat envious of. To compensate for…

Mayowa Idowu: Would the 21st Century Man Please Stand Up?

Mayowa Idowu: Would the 21st Century Man Please Stand Up?

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

A friend of mine confided in me a while back. She informed how she had been told by a guy that she had a strong feminist streak and was always intent on having her way. To him, it was unattractive.…

How I Fell Out of Love With Nigeria

How I Fell Out of Love With Nigeria

Monday, July 15th, 2013

I believe in dreams in that I see them as a way of motivating myself to go the extra mile in order to bring them to fruition. They help steer one away from stagnancy. I have had many dreams, some…

We’re All Just Naked Prey on the Internet Web

We’re All Just Naked Prey on the Internet Web

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

“Hey boo! How was your day?”
“Bleh! I had an awful day.”
“Ahan! What happened?”
“On the way to work, my tyre burst. It was on the express so I had to take an okada to the nearest Vulcanizer’s and…

Are You The “Michelle” To His “Barack”?

Are You The “Michelle” To His “Barack”?

Monday, November 12th, 2012

A smart man is smarter and greater when he marries a smart woman” -Funso Adegbola
Recently, my friend said  “I don’t like all girls, these days. They’re all funny. They complain about how boys want women …

Breaking Down the Barriers of Stereotypes

Breaking Down the Barriers of Stereotypes

Monday, September 24th, 2012

“The single story creates stereotypes, and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story.” -Chimamanda Adichie…
Chimamanda Adichie is a beautiful soul. Her writing, representative