Monday, May 20, 2019

Yanga baby

YANGA BABY   I buy am jeans, buy am ring Come even buy am G-string; All to show say I love am. She come talk say me na fool Say my cup sef don full!   She want man wey im pocket full Wey get house with swimming...
A DIRGE FOR A DEAR ONE A fervent servant in the Vineyard of the Lord, Deacon Chris Agoni tended souls And assuaged the agony of many people While still having time to tend plants As his terrestrial calling required of him.   Deacon Christopher Agoni helped...

Original Naija

  ORIGINAL NAIJA Dem born me for Naija I come do yanga Like tolotolo Go Obodo Oyinbo Where I bin wan kolo.   For there: Weather no good No better food People no kind Women …….. Hmmm, make I leave dat.   I love Naija !   Inside Naija: My pikin na your pikin Your house na my...
THINK AGAIN MY BROTHERS We know we're from different mothers But why should that matter? Our fathers fought for your fathers When strangers became their masters. From far they sowed their seeds And watered the tree of freedom.   When camouflaged locusts Swooped on your youths With munitions meant for men And painted red the streets of...

Calm will come

CALM WILL COME Grumble not when you stumble Only struggle not to tumble: That you complain in a plane Will not stop the turbulence; With just a little resilience You’ll soon see a difference.   Don’t be tight like rope Better relax and hope For, sure as dawn, Without your...
Do you have a Kindle Reading App? Do you know that you can read Kindle books on your computer, tablet, or mobile phone with the Kindle reading app? I guess you do. It's like carrying your library with you...
Part 3 of the Special Election Edition of Editorial Conference begins with the grammatical errors in the exercise on Part 2.     Let’s keep that information between you and I. (Top secret) Error: Wrong pronoun. Conventionally, and in informal usage, between...
We promised at the end of Part 1 to bring you a second part of this special edition of Editorial Conference. Part 2 begins with the contributions of 2 senior media professionals.     The two major candidates are running...
The 2019 general election threw up a few surprises. It also left some grammatical landmarks that are likely to lead unsuspecting users of the English Language astray. This special edition of Editorial Conference examines some wrong expressions that were...
NewsPlus Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, Tony Ekata, has released his first published book, OLD SCHOOL: Recollections of a 70s Student.   ABOUT THE BOOK In OLD SCHOOL: Recollections of a 70s Student, Tony Ekata deploys his story telling prowess and effortless sense of...