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Dumb Blonde

I am the equivalent of a dumb blonde…at least the African version. Not statuesque by any means, but fair skinned, startlingly beautiful and really decorative to look at. This works both for and against me, when you consider my field of specialty: I am a professor of molecular chemistry. I have got to the point where I shrug off people’s …

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Eko for show

When the wearing of helmets was enacted by the Lagos state government it was laudable, and still remains so. Now it’s the norm to see okada (commercial motor-cycle) riders wearing helmets. The few that do not are an oddity. Passengers must also comply with the new law and wear theirs too. This has made safety the watch word and not …

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Life, or what have you

I wake up at the same hour every single day. Day in, day out. I use cold water for my daily ablutions. Let me modify that, when it’s not too cold and I can brave the chill. When I’m not that adventurous, I go into default mode and heat the water. My daily ablutions have been peculiarly tainted with furiously …

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Augmentation

We love to enhance. We embellish and try to improve on what nature has provided. Other times we create what she did not and pat ourselves on the back for it. The gospels of Vogue, Cosmo, Marie Claire et al tell us what’s in and what’s not. We take the dictates of what to wear, how to wear and its …

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King of Pop

Hate him or love him Michael Jackson was a great man. A musical genius. A colossus. Icon. A man of many parts. We have all been affected (one way or the other) by MJ. Primarily through his music or watching him over the decades. To think that Michael died at the age of fifty. It seemed only yesterday when the …

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